Canning Jars as Glasses: Shabby Chique or Just Shabby?

Canning Jars as Glasses: Shabby Chique or Just Shabby?

Emma Christensen
Aug 5, 2010

We've used pint and quart plain canning jars as drinking glasses for years, and we get a kick out of their utilitarian look and feel every time we use them. But we've recently started to wonder if we've grown out of this phase. Maybe it's time to upgrade. What do you think?

Canning jars have a lot going for them as drinking glasses. Mainly, they're cheap and sturdy. We're really not worried about dropping these glasses on the floor.

We also just like the way they look and feel in our hands. It's a comforting feeling. And they're fun to have for backyard parties and picnics. Nothing like ice-cold lemonade in a canning jar!

But there are times when canning jars aren't so desirable. Like when we're throwing a dinner party and feel a little sheepish setting canning jars on the table along with wine glasses and nice dinner plates.

What's your opinion?

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