Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Aqua Crown Jars


Thank you for all your wonderful comments and ideas yesterday!
Wouldn't you love a pair of pen nib earrings!
 I sure would!

If you liked those clear Crown Canadian canning jars

you will LOVE these that are tinted the palest aqua blue.



They came from the same friendly Canadian couple at Renningers.
 I was told that this one in the foreground is older
 because it doesn't have the dots around the crown.
 Perhaps all our Canadian friends know more about that!


In any case, I love them...
I love the crowns and the pale blue color!
I love filling them with pretties!

I love that they are simple, utilitarian pieces
 that were used to hold fruits and vegetables...
...and I remember my grandmother and Mom canning
 all those peaches, tomatoes and lima beans
 from the farm when I was a girl.
Although...I didn't like lima beans then and even now... I am not a fan!


As I am in sunny Florida caring for Mom...
I don't have my stash of vintage goodies and various collections on hand to display with my pretty jars.

 I am not looking for sympathy..
as I know so many of you in the north are buried in snow...


But, I do have access to beautiful seashells and I thought you wouldn't mind dreaming of the beach right about now...


Perhaps, later on this week
 I can post a few pictures of the sea and sand for you.


 Mom has had some visitors recently
 who have brought the most beautiful roses!

She and Dad are getting a kick out of watching me
 and my impromptu photo shoots with these old jars.
We're having fun together and we are grateful 
for the sunshine and this time together.

Are you ready for the weekend?
Any exciting plans?

:)

55 comments:

Karen said...

Beautiful photos, those jars are gorgeous.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Aqua fruit jars and seashells just go together, don't they?!? Beautiful photography!
Sherry

alwaysrobinseggblue said...

Good Morning Laura:

I loved your simple and precious post on the beautiful blue CC canning jars. Enjoy those wonderful times spent with your parents.

Afraid to say it but, Chicago is in pretty good shape snow wise....no more snow so far. So glad we don't live in Boston!! (tho I love it there in the Spring and Summer)

Lilybets said...

I would like to buy some things for decorating a bracket candlestick that I bought last week.I would like to make it very romantic !!!.I hope to find what I have in my mind !.Have a nice week end !.

Rose Garden Romantic said...

I love them!!! I adore the crowns and the gorgeous blue color!
Michelle

gail said...

Hi Laura-yes, those seashells look great right about now-there's snow on our beach!
I love the jars and can only imagine what you will do with them. Glad you are with your mom and it sounds like you are having fun!
gail

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Yes, I'm getting ready for weekend too, we'll be trying a new Wine Country restaurant that's just opened and there's an estate sale for me to attend. Thought Alameda Flea was this wkend, but I jumped the boat, it's next.. ;)

Love these jars too, but the clear ones are my fav.

Have fun w/your parents and all your photos.

Curtains in My Tree said...

That hurts, Really hurts to see those jars and I can't have them.

I just love them and WANT some just like them.

Never have seen them before just fabulous

Janice

Bonjade said...

I am so jealous on these lovely jars of you....
They are so beautiful!!!
Wow!!
Hugs

The Flying Bee said...

I love them! They are so beautiful! I love the seashells, too. Great photos!

xo,
Adrienne

FourSistersInACottage said...

SOOOO PRETTY!!!
Hubby has plans to take me junkin because ALL MY GIRLS (cept Maddi who is still at home) are finally leaving the next. 2 are already gone but my Alli girl leaves for the US Army on Saturday and Kristi goes back to Florida tomorrow.
It will be bittersweet...but mostly sad for me...still fighting back the tears...WHERE DID THE TIME GO???
Hugs to you, Amy (YOUR STUFF IS AMAZING!!!!)

Jamie said...

What gorgeous bottles (and photos!)

Fishtail Cottage said...

...the bottles themselves are gorgeous, but those crowns sure give them extra character...really pretty! xoox

Ashley said...

I adore those jars!!!! My plans for this weekend....hopefully taking a short car ride to Sutter Creek (here in Cali) and old mining town, filled with sweet little antique shops and delish goodies...hopefully! Xoxoxo

Zita said...

Beautiful photos, Laura. As far as I know, the aqua ones are pretty rare - lucky you! Sounds like you're providing a lot of entertainment for your parents during your visit. Keep on having fun...

Carol R said...

Hi Laura

I am a frequent visitor who doesn't always leave a comment but when I saw these gorgeous pictures not only of some very pretty jars but shells too. I just had to leave a comment. We always spend our vacations in Florida (Sarasota) and adore the beach so I would love to see pictures of sea and sand!

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies said...

Your jars are lovely and the color is beautiful, have a great week with your parents! Hugs Marilou

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I'm really enjoying your impromtu photo shoot too! Such beautiful and artistic pictures!

kathrin said...

realy nice ideas, I like to see that, big hugh Kathrin

Amy Kinser said...

I love these aqua jars. I have similar ones that I use to old my almonds, pecans, raisins, etc. They are beautiful.

Enjoy the sunshine.

Laeriss said...

Ces bocaux ornés de couronnes sont sublimes... une belle trouvaille !!! Bises de Provence.

Odd Chick said...

mmmm..these are exquisitely beautiful especially with your skilled photography- you made them art and made me want them..

AntiqueChase said...

Those jars are GORGEOUS... I have never seen the crown ones!

Maleviks Rosenträdgård said...

Wonderful Things :)
Specially the ROSES :)
Hugs from Håkan ( The Roseman)

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

I love them in blue. The tops of them are great too. I just got done shoveling out another 12 inches of snow. Yipppppeeee. I think I am going crazy;) Hello to your Mom. Hope she is getting better every day. Oh and hello to your Dad too:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Sandi said...

These look just like my jars! Love them a lot and love your photography!!
Blessings~

Beth said...

I love love love the aqua jars! Beautiful photos for a winter day. Thanks for sharing them.

WhiteWhispers2u said...

I have some ball jars but these are even better with lil crowns on them.My grandmother is canadian.I am off to try to find some.~Cheers Kim

It's me said...

You never believe this ......i bought today three aquua mason's jars !!! i am so happy with those !!..i have them not in home yet .....but i am happy ....these are also verry beautiful !!! love love love Ria..thanks for visiting my blog today.....xxx...

Rummet för välbefinnande said...

Dear Laura, I simply love these jars with a crown on it. Saw the ones in clear glass that you showed us and they are just - WOW!

When I saw the "pencil-things" I just though maby you could do like a circle of "metal-thread" or something and then just hang them there - all in different length together with pearls and laces and small crystals maby?
Well, it´s not so easy to describe how I mean, but I tried it anyway :) ;)
If you don´t understand how I mean I can imagine that you had a good laugh.
Enjoy your time in sunny Florida and with your parents.
Here it´s cold, about -15 degrees Celsius. BRRRRR!!!!!
Wish you a nice weekend.
Hugs from Mia

Ange said...

Laura, these jars are so pretty. Transparently, delicately, gorgeously pretty. I love the idea that you are by the sea near your Mom.
Thinking of you as always and sending warm thoughts and prayers your way
A
xx

Bohemian said...

Oh, the Crown accent on these beautiful old Aqua Canning Jars makes them even more desirable and beautiful! And I love to collect Seashells, several of my old Canning Jars are full of shells and sand from the Beaches we have visited and wanted a souvenir from to stir memories. Here in Arizona we have a lot of sun and a lot of Beach with no Ocean! *wink*

Dawn... The Bohemian

sweetpea said...

Laura, I love the jars and I think this may be something you found at renningers that i missed! glad your parents are enjoying your creativity! This weekend is the official beginning of getting ready for texas.

hugs,

shelley

Vicki said...

Laura these jars with the crowns are gorgeous! So much fun to be had. Thanks for sharing. Prayers for your Mom.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Hi from Ontario, Canada. I also love mason jars, and have quite a few of the Aqua crown jars. Your photos are lovely. I'm off to see more of your blog now.

Roberta said...

I share in your joy Laura as I have found a few of these Crown jars too!!! I adore the zinc tops w/ glass. Your aqua ones are so pretty. xo

The French Bear said...

Laura, the jars are gorgeous...I saw some just like them the other day at the antique market....should have grabbed them for you!
I don't know anything about the crowns, but I can ask around.....
Do hope you have a lovely visit with your folks, and enjoy any nice weather you get.....did you see the storm in New York, yikes....I hope Evi's okay!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

texasdaisey said...

They are quite lovely. I enjoy using old canning jars of that color in some of my vignettes. Yours really look good with the seashells.
Debbie

Lynn Richards said...

Fabulous jars. Love them. And they are MUCH nicer with seashells in them rather than lima beans. Oh, yes!
xo
lynn

trash talk said...

Wouldn't it be lovely if we could "can" time in those pretty jars?
Debbie

Suz said...

Ah, your photo shoots. Just love them, Laura! You are doing so well with the BGC!
Hugs,
Suz

pamq said...

Oh, now you are really rubbing it in that I got rid of my Crown jar!

And if I remember correctly from my collecting days, yes, the dotless crown is older.

What am I doing this weekend?

Looking at snow, doing laundry and perhaps attempting my income tax.

Is that exciting enough for you?!?

Evie said...

You're a very accomplished photographer - you make everything look so inviting and special! Have a lovely weekend!

AshTreeCottage said...

I love those pale blue jars!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Carol said...

Laura,
I have old canning jars that color, but no crown. It's a wonderful color, isn't it?
I use mine for display, but also to keep rice and popping corn in, and to make sun tea in.
Have a great weekend!

la fourchette said...

These are lovely! I was given some antique french green glass jars...hmmmm...where's my camera?!

IM GIRL said...

Your photos make say "ahhh" with such Peace that follows. I am always dreaming of the beach and all her glorious treasures!

Country Livin' said...

Beautiful jars and beautiful photos!!
Trish xo

Tins and Treasures said...

Good Morning, Laura,
I just love the aqua blue jars too. I have a couple in my kitchen. And yes, it is snowing here in South Dakota this very minute>

Enjoy the time you are spending with your folks. Take care ~Natalie

Simply Bungalow said...

Beautiful photos and lovely jars. I too am drawn to the beauty of canning jars!
~Heidi

lauren@WESTFURNITUREREVIVAL said...

LOVE THE JARS. I ACTUALLY JUST FOUND SOME NICE MASON JARS WITH A STAR ON THEM I THOUGHT THEY WERE PRETTY COOL. I LOVE THE ONES WITH THE CROWNS. ILL HAVE TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT

SANDI said...

Those jars are beautiful...
Thanks for sharing.
sandraallen260@centurytel.net

Sorta Fairytale Girl said...

i have two clear crown jars and i had no idea they came in aqua! so so pretty...i'll have my eye out for some aqua ones now!

Marcia Wilwerding said...

Everything looks better in an aqua blue canning jar. Always makes me smile. :)

Brambleberry Cottage said...

My heart was warmed as I read how, even in those final months together, your mom was still joyfully watching you, her daughter, busy AT PLAY. ;)

Blessings,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/