A dear couple we know, were downsizing. They learned, via the grapevine, that I have a
thing for old canning jars. They asked me if I would like them? The jars were her mother's
and held special memories for her. I was thrilled! I too, have treasured memories of my
early childhood years, spending hours of time at my grandma's home, while my mother
and my grandmother canned food from the garden, in the old farmhouse cold cellar.
My Uncle and I spent time playing in the yard back then, while my grandma and mother
filled the canning jars with fruits and vegetables. 1956 was a long time ago, making
some of these jars, antiques:)
Yesterday, I was excited when I pulled each clean jar out of the box, discovering different
colors, brands, designs and sizes.
I lined some of them down the center of my kitchen table, added tea light candles, and
now have a soft glowing, winter centerpiece.
to use the remaining jars, along with some I already had, to decorate the shelves.
I had two old coffee jars, milk jars, salt shakers, and glass vases. I cleaned them all,
and placed them on the lit shelves.
I added a few touches of red and some tiny lights.
The counter top underneath the cabinet, holds a vignette of some special treasures
color, and I especially like how they look in the old jar. The vintage Valentine card was
from my daughter last year.
After all, with the snow we are getting, and the cancellations that are taking place,
cleaning and organizing is on my agenda.
This little guy is not the least bit concerned with the snow we are receiving.
Hope you all stay warm and dry, although we are not getting the huge
blizzard that those north of us are.
Thank you for stopping by.