I have always loved Heath - where the lines of *vintage*, *vintage-inspired* and *modern* all just blur into one stunning collection of brilliant ceramic ware.
Their factory store recently began carrying homewares from other companies that share Heath's philosophies, and they've managed to merchandise everything dangerously well. I was doomed from the second I set foot in store.
I picked up a pound of my favorite Blue Bottle Coffee and some tea towels for the kitchen (both would make great hostess gifts). But the my greatest find was the incredible collection of Weck canning jars.
How did I not know these existed before? When the German company that makes them has been around for over 100 years and I've been canning for almost 1??
It's like someone read that excerpt from my diary when I wrote, Dear Diary, Why hasn't someone designed some fabulous looking jars for canning yet?"
Ranging in price from $2 - 4.15, these jars are more expensive than Ball or Mason. But if the jars stay in your house and are reused year after year, or if you jar some organic fruit from your garden, or your local farmers garden, and then gift it to someone special, it doesn't really seem like that much.
Needless to say, I bought a crap-load.