Monday, April 6, 2015

French canning jar and baby's breath...

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Do you remember me mentioning that my husband handed me a little fun money
 to go antiquing on a recent trip to the coast?
At the same antique mall, one booth had some antique french canning jars
 made of lovely blue green glass.
The price tag was $125 each!

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When I got home, I found the same kind of antique french canning on this etsy shop,
for $19.50!
The shop owner got the jars from an old farmhouse in Le Mans, France.
I told her which one I wanted and she shipped it to me and I received it in only a couple of days.
It's about 10 1/2 inches tall, big enough to hold a good sized bouquet.
I get more pleasure out of using this jar that some french farmer's wife used to can her fruits and vegetables in
 to hold my flowers, than the fanciest and most expensive vase.

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I grouped the antique jar with a couple of new edition green glass Ball canning jars,
and filled them all up with just one $4 bunch of baby's breath.
It makes me smile.

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33 comments:

  1. Very pretty! I love Baby's Breath. It adds so much for a little. I just shared a post of splitting up a bouquet of daisies to many smaller vases. Such a simple and fresh way to decorate. Have a great week! Diane

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    1. Thank you so much for your encouraging comment, Diane!

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  2. I love Baby's Breath! They have a delicateness about them and make really great accents for the other flowers. I've never seen them used as a bouquet on their own.

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    1. My daughter is actually using baby's breath wrapped in satin ribbon for her bridesmaids' bouquets at her wedding!

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  3. I can certainly see why this set-up.....the lovely new jar and baby's breath would make you smile. Wonderful images!!

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  4. Beautiful, romantic photos.
    Please come share at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/04/bluebird-breakfast.html

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    1. Thanks for the invite, Sue! I did it!

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  5. So gorgeous, I feel the same. Antiques or things with stories are much more interesting than a new fancy vase.

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  6. Totally awesome jars and even more awesome images. Love the white with just a hint of green and blue.

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  7. How beautiful! I love the jar and immediately went to that Etsy shop. Like you, I prefer those jars over any vase. It's so simple and that makes it so beautiful. The baby breath is the perfect match for the jars. I also like how you grouped them in the crate.

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    1. Carola, did you get something from the etsy shop? You won't be disappointed. She's a great vendor!

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  8. So beautiful. I love this style and so glad you got a better deal.

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  9. Beautiful ! Baby's Breath is such a pretty flower and it looks wonderful in your lovely canning jar. Well done on finding such a good deal !

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  10. Wonderful photos. I like the shape of that French canning jar and babies breath-so light and airy.

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  11. Very nicely done. Your new French canning jar is a beautiful vase.

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    1. Thank you for your encouragement, Earl!

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  12. I'd forgotten how much I adore Baby's Breath. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful photos.

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  13. Love what you did with a simple jar and the baby's breath. I think I like the close up with the open lid the best.

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    1. Thanks so much, Lisa. The close ups of the lid and hinge are my favs, too.

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  14. You always find such wonderful things! Your new canning jar is wonderful and I love how you put it all together with baby's breath. You're such an inspiration to me, dear friend.
    ~Adrienne~

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  15. Baby's breathe are my absolute favorite flower. No need for fancy bouquets...ever! Beautiful photos.

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    1. Kelly, my daughter is using baby's breath wrapped in satin ribbon as her bridesmaids' bouquets in her upcoming wedding.

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  16. What a delicate and gorgeous combination these make!

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  17. So lovely, that is one reason I miss Europe so terribly... the hunting of goodies like these, and they were affordable there. I'm telling you friend go visit Europe with empty suitcases.

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