while i was with my dad over the weekend, we stayed at his cousin joyce’s house. on saturday morning, she was showing us around her house which included a tour of her basement. and i was in complete heaven…it was like a treasure trove of vintage goodness.
anyway, she opened the door to her pantry and inside i was greeted by shelf after shelf of vintage vintage mason jars. including the coveted blue ball jars.
i guess from the look on my face, joyce could see that i had a soft spot for anything that could be photographed holding a flower.
or that i was totally nuts. which depending on the day…
well so once i finally got home, i couldn’t wait to make a fun still life with my new treasure.
the most awesome thing is the wonderful memory that comes along with this treasure making it even more special.
thanks for letting me share it with you.
How wonderful Joyce’s home sounds and a real treat to find the coveted jar….which I’m sure will be well loved and used 🙂
Barbara Hurst says
Nice to have family places like that to go to and to find such lovely pieces, love the crop.
Nice photo~I LoVe all things Vintage! Sounds like you had a nice visit!
OHHH I love the Blue!!! 🙂
That’s one beauty!
Donna Milburn says
Very pretty… love the colour of the jar!
Oh my gosh, beautiful capture and processing!
How sweet of your cousin to give you a blue jar! Lovely image!!
Terri Porter says
Yes, I’m a little nuts about those Ball jars too! How lovely to have one given to you by a relative — all the more special! Yours looks to have the same writing style on it as mine, something that changed over the years and which can help you date your jar. The ones where the word Ball does not have an underline under it are from 1923-1933. So glad you had a great time on your trip!
Cathy H. says
Beautiful! How exciting to have a blue jar with family connections…makes them extra special!
How lovely of her to gift you the jar ! Love the processing and the crop :))
Gail O says
There is something about those old blue canning jars that makes every photo look great:)
Loved your post about traveling with your father and learning more about your family. Wish I talked more to my dad about his childhood when I had the chance.
Carola Bartz says
I love those blue ball jars as well, but so far I haven’t taken a single picture of them (well, I only have one…). Your photo is beautiful!