Saturday, October 29, 2011

Apothecary Jars - simple easy modern decor

The apothecary of the ancient world was a purveyor of spices, wine and other luxury items. It was not until the 16th century that the apothecary began to resemble a modern pharmacist. The opaque or translucent glass jars that lined these 16th century apothecaries had already been in use by people.  There could be as many as three main types of storage that the vintage apothecary jar was used for in a single shop: to store medication in the form of pills, creams or elixirs: to store herbs and other basic ingredients needed for making medication; or for botany. Shapes and sizes varied, but most authentic antique apothecary jars are made of glass and still retain the original label.
Available in all different shapes and sizes and perfect for any room in the house, the purpose of these beautiful glass jars remain basically unchanged.  Here our list of fresh inspiring items that would work great in your collection of delicate apothecary jars:
  • bath salts
  • shells
  • sand
  • river rock
  • twigs
  • moss
  • acorns
  • coarse salt and pepper
  • herbs and spices
  • nuts and seeds
  • dried fruit
  • candies
  • after dinner mints
Have fun with it and change the content with every season... use your imagination! 

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