Before I married him, NQW bought a house in Vermont. It is an 1806 Federal that...needed a lot of work. After touring the house for the first time, one friend commented that there wasn't "one square inch of house that didn't need at least two things done to it". Eight years later, the house has running water and the green asphalt shingles have been removed. There is heat and appliances and most of the (larger) indigenous wildlife has moved out. When he bought it, there was something approaching one hundred glass canning jars of all ages, shapes and sizes in the basement. Many had well preserved fruit or vegetables still inside. I have a thing for Ball jars and NQW has a thing for things he found in the basement of the house. We cleaned them all out and decided to use them in our wedding.
In keeping with the theme, Big and I made candles of assorted colors in small jars and labeled them for table cards and favors for our guests.