I went browsing the nearest antique centre a few weeks ago looking for old jars which I might use as vases. The cheapest were $15...waaaay too expensive. Then I wandered down the road to check out the local oppie...and found three old Fowler's No.27 canning jars for the grand price of $1 each. They are an absolute perfect size for filling with blowsy blooms.
Thankyou, thrifting gods.