Mason Jar Madness

What’s old is new again—everywhere we turn, mason jars are making a major comeback.

  • Gingersnap Banana Pudding
    What: Gingersnap Banana Pudding
    Where: Muddy Waters

    We’ve been eating peanut butter out of the jar for years, so why not other desserts? The Mason jar sweets at Muddy Waters bring a whole new meaning to a spoonful of sugar. Grab a spoon and dig into a chocolate torte or gingersnap banana pudding. Muddy Waters, 2933 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls., 612-872-2232,
  • Dark Apple
    What: Dark Apple
    Where: Mason's

    For Mason’s Restaurant, located in the historic Masonic Building, choosing a name and glassware was a no-brainer. Pop in for happy hour and order one of the many cocktails that come in—what else?—a Mason jar. Mason’s Restaurant and Barre, 528 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls., 612-516-3344,
  • BNTO
    What: BNTO
    Where: Linden Hills Co-op

    Sometimes the foods that taste best together don’t travel well together. This divided jar by Cuppow allows you to put some space between your favorite delicious duos: salad and dressing, cheese and crackers, yogurt and granola, or milk and cookies. $12.99, from Linden Hills Co-Op, 3815 Sunnyside Ave., Mpls., 612-922-1159,
  • Pendant Lights
    What: Pendant Lights
    Where: BellaCor

    One way to shed light on the all-Mason-all-the-time trend is to install a group of canning jar pendant lights over your dining table for a homey vintage glow. $233, from Bellacor, 2425 Enterprises Dr., Ste. 900, Mendota Heights, 651-294-2500,
  • Redneck Wine Glasses
    What: Redneck Wine Glasses
    Where: Patina

    It’s not the chicest cup in town, but it certainly makes a statement. The original redneck wine glass even has a lid “so you don’t spill yer drink and to keep them flies out.” Always keepin’ it classy, Minnesota. $16.95, from Patina, several metro locations,
  • Handmade Soy Candle
    What: Handmade Soy Candle
    Where: Moss Envy

    Moss Envy’s locally crafted candles come in six scents, including Cassia Vanilla (right). But we like Butt Naked, which smells like a piña colada and provides an easy opening for tales of spring break, fruity cocktails, and that one time you lost your shirt ... $10.75, from Moss Envy, 3056 Excelsior Blvd., Mpls., 612-374-4581,