I want you to be on the lookout for beautiful "vases" everywhere. I found this gorgeous jar of Crabtree and Evelyn blueberry preserves (yum!) at a discount shop called Homegoods.
It seemed as if they had just received a whole shipment of products from England. I bought some wonderful boxes of shortbread and tea for hostessing and one gorgeous jar of preserves!
Once the jar was empty, I brushed the label with a layer of Mod Podge. This protects the label from water splashes and will keep it perfect for years to come.
Remember, look for containers that are beautiful and interesting. Inspiration is everywhere!