I recently purchased a couple more vintage blue mason jars. The vintage ones can have such character to them.
Here are some ways that I like to use and decorate with them:
A utensil holder. Very handy when serving buffet style meals.
A votive candle inside with a small grapevine wreath used as a candle ring.
In this picture, you can see small bubble-like marks on the jar...character!
This particular jar also has the vintage one piece lid. Inside are seashells that were collected from a beach vacation.
Inside this lantern is a vintage blue mason jar and some faux berries.
(Sorry...I tried taking this pictures at different angles, but kept getting a glare.)
I have a light kit made for mason jars. I like to mix up the shades:
Using a punched tin shade gives a country look.
I made this lamp shade with a toile print. It has a french country look to it.
Here is a vintage blue mason jar with a simple, cream colored, store bought lamp shade.