I am sure many of you out there in blogland don't remember, when many times candy was kept in jars at the local store. When someone wanted to buy some, they would just reach in take out the number of pieces they wanted (with a bare hand no less). Well, most of the time the pieces were wrapped, or the store clerk would use tissue paper, and were 2 for a penny. A nickle went a long way in those days. :) I remember the peanut butter logs in the jar and they were one of my favorites. You could get a little bag of lemon drops at the 5 and Dime store, that were so good - much better than those today. Probabley because they did not have all the preservatives and mystery ingredients in them. Now days, if you mention lemon drops, a lot think of the drink. :) Well - these are two of those candy jars. These came out of my Father's business. The marbles in the largest jar were from his stock also - with the exception of a few on top. Someone saw my jar of marbles one time and thought I collected them, so brought me some more. :) The smaller jar has a glass lid, and I use it for packs of crackers and such. I know - wallpaper still on my "to do list".
Remember when ginger jars were a hot item. Late 60's & early 70's, seemed like everyone had a ginger jar. This one was a gift, and started out with a top. Converted it to a lamp and kept the top for a long time, but it eventually got broke. That is ok, because I would have kept it as a lamp anyway. Years ago I was in a waiting room, glancing at a magazine and saw one just like mine - also made into a lamp. I don't remember the exact price, but it made me appreciate mine more.
Cloudy, but suppose to be in the lower 70's today - I am waiting!
Hope everyone has a great weekend.