Most of us keep our spices in the jars that they come in when we buy them at the market, leading to a spice cabinet filled with generic looking (if clearly-labeled) containers. I have a small collection of vintage spice jars that look a lot more visually appealing than the typical jars that spices come in these days, and adding a little of that flair to your spices can really spruce up your kitchen. These Chalkboard Spice Jars are a lovely way to bring a little retro feel into your kitchen in a practical way.
Now, the vintage jars I have are just for display and I don’t use them to store spices (both because they’re not airtight and some of the metal containers are in less-than-perfect condition), and one of the reasons that these these charming spice jars are so appealing is that they really can be used, not just enjoyed as a decorative item. The small stoneware jars have chalkboards painted on their sides, which you can write or doodle on to label them as you fill up the jars with your own mix of spices. The jars have plastic lids with rubber stoppers that will help to keep your spices fresh while they’re being stored. At 3.75×3-inches, they’re more than large enough to hold the contents of most spice jars, and they’re big enough to accommodate vanilla beans and cinnamon sticks, if you choose to hold bulkier items in them.
d.liff @ yelleBELLYbooFebruary 9, 2012
So adorable! They would be fantastic for homemade spice mixes (like my favorite taco seasoning http://yellebellyboo.blogspot.com/2011/08/homemade-taco-seasoning.html) but they may be a little to big for all mly spices. Similarly, my mom used to keep her spices in a bottom drawer and she’d use a silver sharpie to write what they were on top, since you couldn’t see the labels. Then she alphabetized them for easy finding!