June 5 (or is June 6?) is #NationalMoonshineDay and Tennesseans are renown for drinking their corn from a jar long before it was legal.
We've got a few fun (and non-alcoholic) ways to celebrate the day in your home.
1. Moonshine Jars
A few years ago, an online estate auction yielded a bounty of treasures, including boxes of bottles and jars and jugs from the cellar. Whether you call these wine jugs, beer growlers or moonshine jars, they look great on a farmhouse table or entryway.
3. Old Crocks & Jugs
These heavy stoneware jugs another fun way to add a bit of moonshine lore to your decor.
If you have one that isn't cracked or chipped, count yourself fortunate and handle it with care. These heavy stoneware jugs were well-loved and well-used, and most of them bear the scars of a life of use. In good shape, they fetch a nice chunk of change. (Enough to buy you some moonshine, if you're so inclined.)
4. Moonshine Mountain Cookies
Our all-time favorite cookies, and it's not just because we happen to know the nice folks over in Knoxville who make them. These cookies have a hint of moon shine baked in (and the alcohol baked out) and come in an assortment of amazing flavors with fun names. We offer them at our Christmas open house each year, and we coordinate with them to let you pre-order them for delivery just in time for gift giving or setting out on a party tray.
You don't have to wait that long to try them - order some from Moonshine Mountain Cookies, and see why these have been voted a fan fave over and over.
5. Number 13 Mason Jars
Legend has it that moonshiners tossed out any Mason jars with 13 on the bottom because they brought bad luck. Whether that's true or not, you'll be lucky to find one. We've been on the hunt for a while and have yet to come across one in the wild. We'll continue to have fun pawing through boxes and totes of old jars looking for one to call our own.
(P.S., with our without the 13 on the bottom, Mason jars look and work great holding bouquets or candles on your table, cotton balls and Q-tips on your bathroom counter, or making your pantry look gorgeous and organized.)
What's your favorite way to add a little moonshine to your decor? Leave us a comment below and tell us!
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I'm Terry Lea, owner of Re-Invintage Home, a vintage home goods shop just south of Nashville in Murfreesboro, TN. A lifelong passion for vintage picking led me to open a shop with my picking pal, Sherri in 2017. Come see us!