Saturday, April 26, 2008

Pretty enough for company

Much as I love my airtight Lock & Lock storage containers (read about my love affair with Lock & Lock here), they're a little too utilitarian for the dining table.

Airtight is a must in our old house and in the Philippines' extremely humid climate. For the coffee, sugar and creamer which we always leave on the sideboard, I found these old-fashioned wire bail jars (also known as French Kilner jars). The rubber ring on the lid helps make the jar truly airtight and to make sure that it doesn't turn brittle, I rub a little olive oil on it after washing. I love the lids' colors—though I wish I found a third color for the sugar. Pink or purple would have been nice.

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