Decorative glass containers with lids can be used to hold groceries, craft items, or intricately arranged contents such as layers of colored sand. They’re a bit fragile – glass is easy to break, but is generally durable and resistant to water damage. Glass can be decorated in a number of ways, including designs poured into the substance, dyes added to create colors, frosting, etching, and painting.
Not all glass objects are created equal. Some contain coloring or chemicals that make them unsafe for food storage while others are simply in forms that do not encourage practical uses. That doesn’t stop glass containers from being beautiful. From simple clear glass kitchen glasses to frosted vases with soft shapes, glass containers are a beautiful addition to any room. Decorative glass is available in various brilliant colors which, together with light, can form a focal point for every room.
Storage of biscuits and bulk goods
Flour, sugar, salt and biscuits, as well as coffee and tea, are traditional things that can be kept in kitchen glasses. Clear glasses help the cook see what’s inside, which makes food preparation easier. Labels can be added – and advised, as some substances, like sugar and salt, look remarkably similar. Glass is impervious to moisture and is resistant to mice, cockroaches, and other creatures that can invade your home and ruin your food supply. This protective function of glass makes it a great choice for storing items like beans, dried peas and pasta as they are protected from being stolen. Clear glass is less useful for storing foods like olive oil or wine, as sunlight can cause chemical changes in the liquid.
Many glass canisters combine the properties of ornamentation and practicality. A common example is a set of glass canisters in graduated sizes with wooden lids or cork stoppers. Objects such as spaghetti, macaroni, rice or beans are often stored in these glasses. The colorful glasses with dried food add an interesting kitchen accent.
While glass is easy to break, it can be made into many different shapes. Some types of glass are strictly decorative, while other types can be used to store food and many other things. Glass can be formed by blowing or molding. It can be etched, frosted and even painted. This makes it an amazingly versatile substance with many uses.
Marsha Lidded 3-piece decorative glass set
The reflective blue mercury glass containers add style and interest to any shelf. Each glass has a unique flower etching. The three containers with graduated sizes together give a statement about the uniform completion. These decorative glass containers are not intended for food and are only used for decoration.
Round container made of pressed glass with a decorative pewter lid glass
This highly textured glass container is great for various types of storage. The deep texture in the glass is very tactile. This glass is a perfect accent for a side table, exhibition niche or public desk. It practically asks people to reach inside and try the wrapped goodies.
Etched square glass container
The etchings of flowers in this square glass container stand out in the light. The glass can hold many objects and thanks to its stable bottom it can be moved from one area to another. It creates an effective accent in an office or room with a floral touch. It is especially effective in rooms with traditional decor.
Decorative transparent glass container
This heavy piece of glass makes a great center piece for a head table or dining table. Fill it with water and live flowers, or aqua pearls and artificial flowers – it can handle anything. Its use as a food storage location is controversial as it is 23 inches tall and can be easily tipped over by someone who reaches for it.
Pressed glass biscuit tin with galvanized lid
This glass container is clearly designed to hold food as indicated by the word “biscuit” on the outside of the glass. The surface is structured in such a way that it can be easily held and not dropped. A screw-on lid makes it easier to open or close the jar. A glance is reminiscent of a family kitchen where people gather to enjoy snacks and good company.
Go Green Glasslock 21 container food storage set
This set of 21 storage jars with matching green lids is a great source for picnics or lunches. They are easy to organize and clean as they are dishwasher safe. Clamps hold the lids securely, keeping air out and sealing in freshness. An important note is that the mini glasses are not as strong as the large ones.
Cylindrical transparent glass container with wooden base and lid
A large jar with a wooden base and lid can be used for dry goods. The glass works well for LED lighting to show dark spots and light up food supplies. It can also be used outside of a sidewalk. It’s an engaging way to light an evening barbecue or an outdoor event for everyone.
Decorated with a penguin, this food-safe jar works well for any kitchen on the counter that everyone can see. The white ceramic lid also makes it easy for children to open without lifting or moving the jar to receive biscuits or similar items. This makes it a great option to be the family’s cooking glass.
3-container storage set for food
The handcrafted dark glass in this set follows an exquisite design and touch. It has a silver lid that sits firmly in the blown glasses. With the dark tones of the glass, these fit into any wood-colored kitchen and can accommodate food that can be spoiled by too much light.
Glass hexagon cookie jar
These hexagon cookie jars come in sets of 12 with a cork to close the jar. They show a social presence and a creative spirit. These glasses can also be used for decoration on a mantelpiece and sit securely with colored sand or pearls. This brings color and a fun taste to a space where people can relax.