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The In Box by Susan Martin

Mason jars have been the inspiration for many items for the home and garden this season – for dining, decorating and casual entertaining. These are some that caught our eye – and got us in the mood to put up pickles.

Illuminating idea: The Exeter five-jar pendant lighting fixture measures 10½ inches in diameter and 31½ inches high. Professional installation recommended. Priced $149 from the Pottery Barn website,

Clearly adorable: At just 3 inches high, these salt and pepper shakers are small in size but big on charm. Priced $5.99 for the pair at Bed Bath & Beyond.

Keep a lid on it: Marshalls, T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods offered a variety of mason jar-inspired drinkware, including this pattern priced less than $10 for the set.

Seasonal fragrance: Summer Wish, Summer Scoop and Mango Peach Salsa are part of the Yankee Candle Blue Ribbon collection of scented candles set in mason jars with metal lids. Priced $19.99 each at Bed Bath & Beyond,

Terry nice: A set of two kitchen towels are cute and colorful. Priced $4.99 for the pair at select Marshalls.

Beverage center: Molded glass drink dispenser holds 1½ gallons and features a metal spout and galvanized metal lid. Priced $69 at Pottery Barn,