many years ago I was at my boyfriend's house and saw very old blue canning jars. he said a friend had given them to him when they were clearing out their grandmother's estate. boy did I want those jars, but he was not going to give them to me. I offered to buy them. no, he wouldn't part with them. two years later it was my birthday, in a box I found 3 of the blue jars. my boyfriend had a big smile and said that he had felt guilty not sharing them with me. so the boyfriend is long gone, but I still have those blue jars. when I saw that Ball was coming out with new blue canning jars, I had to have some. I hope I can buy a few more. they are really pretty. I hope they come out with larger jars like the ones my boyfriend gave me 20 years ago.