Style your Starches in Apothecary Jars

I have always loved beautiful Apothecary Jars. I don’t know what it is about them, but they are just so pretty. I never knew what to store in them until I watched an episode of Brothers & Sisters that featured Nora’s amazing kitchen and her beautiful display of Apothecary Jars by her window.

Since I found a purpose for them, I had been hunting for these jars everywhere and just recently I managed to find two beautiful glass Apothecary Jars.

I use one of the jars to store pasta and the smaller one store rice, and they both sit beautifully on my kitchen counter. The only problem is that I have to keep them fairly full to look pretty, but at least I’ll never run out of rice or pasta!


Image Credit: apartmenttherapy.com

These gorgeous jars can be used to store more than just pasta and rice. For example you could store sweets in them too – although this would not work well in my house, and they would most defintely look empty far too quickly! Not to mention, I’d need a whole new wardrobe, a size up!

If you have space in your bathroom, Apothecary Jars also make great containers to store your bathroom goodies such as; bath salts, cotton wool, even soaps. And for the makeup junkie, nail polishes, lipglosses and perfume samples would look beautiful in these.

I won’t lie, these Apothecary Jars are pretty hard to find locally, so if you see one, make sure you snap it up and get an extra one just in case! I found mine at Party Themes (Peter Road, Durban) and they look very similar to Nora’s ones, just smaller.