Vintage Ball Jar Centerpiece


Group vintage ball jars and a few glass insulators on an old bread board to make a centerpiece for your table.

Happy Wednesday!  Can I tell you what a pleasure it is to be on summer vacation?  I’ve been busy running errands, picking paint samples, weeding, and spreading mulch.  I so much enjoy being home and having time to get things accomplished around the house.  Flag Day and the Fourth of July will soon arrive meaning it is time for patriotic decorating.  I’m starting my patriotic decorating with my kitchen table where I put together a vintage Ball jar centerpiece.


Vintage Ball jars and glass insulators displayed on an antique bread board make a festive display with an easy to make DIY patriotic table runner.

My Ball jars belonged to both of my grandmothers and were used for years and years.  I used an antique bread board that my mom gave me for the base of my centerpiece and added four glass insulators as accents.



Vintage blue Ball jars and glass insulators used to make a table centerpiece

The Ball jar in the front center is the newest, it has a special logo commemorating the 1976 bicentennial.


Antique Ball jars used in a patriotic centerpiece.The jars and insulators really catch the morning sunlight and look so pretty.  My plan is to add flowers to the center three jars, I just haven’t done it yet.  What I would like to use is Queen Anne’s Lace.  I’ll have to go for a ride to find some on a country road.


Vintage Ball Jars Used in a Centerpiece

I’m lucky that my family saved theses jars.  Think of the garden grown produce that was saved year after year using these jars.


Patriotic Flour Sack Towels from Walmart - Use these to make an easy DIY table runner.

My patriotic table runner is a quick DIY made with two flour sack towels purchased from Walmart.


Easy Patriotic Table Runner Made using Flour Sack Towels with a Vintage Mason Jar Centerpiece.To make the table runner, the towels were ironed, then pinned together, and finally two parallel straight seams joined them together.  This was quick and easy!


I’m looking forward to doing more patriotic decorating later this week and this weekend.

Patriotic table runner made from two Walmart flour sack towels. Iron, sew together, and you're done!


In case you missed it earlier this week, I announced that we are in the process of building a house at the lake and I shared my latest jewelry from Rocksbox.

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  1. As soon as I saw your pretty table I recognized the table runner. It was hanging next to the flour sack towels I got at Walmart (in a similar pattern) to make new café curtains for my kitchen! I posted about it on my blog. I may have to make a complimentary runner for my island. Your centerpiece is very creative….I love it!!

  2. You had me at the turquoise ball jars-but I LOVE your patriotic table runner too!!!

    • Sweet Pea says:

      Thank you! I have so much fun creating seasonal displays, especially if I can use vintage items.


  3. I LOVE these Ball Jars! They are so beautiful! What a good idea to put them together as a table centerpiece. Plus, I love the idea of using those clothes as a table runner!
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  4. How pretty! I have one vintage Ball jar and I just love it. Yours look so pretty with the light shining through.

    • Sweet Pea says:

      I am lucky that I come from a family that doesn’t like to throw things away, Stacey. My mom just found a few more blue jars in some boxes in her basement. I hope she’ll pass them my way!


  5. I love your jars, especially the little ones. I haven’t seen those before. I will have to keep my eyes out for them.
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  6. These ball jars have such a clean and quiet quality. And they are beautiful. Like!

  7. So pretty and simple … I absolutely love the colors! Feels like summer.
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