Wednesday, January 5, 2011

French Canning Jars


Several weeks ago as I was poking about my local Anthropologie
 I spotted these two old one litre French canning jars.


They each have an embossed image of a  thistle on the front
 as well as on the glass lid...


...and are marked La Lorraine


I love the wire bale attachment mechanism for the lids
 and the color of the glass...
...light green to aqua


Coincidently...
... and quite recently, my very kind, clever and patient friend,
 Julie of Being Ruby
helped me with a few technical changes on my blog.
  And in appreciation,
 I sent her two blue Ball mason jars with zinc lids ...
...which she has been wanting
 and has found hard to come by in Australia.


I guess these two French jars were waiting for me to find them
 ...to replace the Ball jars that left home!

Hope you have all been well since I have been absent
 here in the land of blogs...
My time has been well spent visiting and having fun with
 family members, who came from all over,
 to celebrate the holidays with my parents here in Florida.

Now that most have flown the coop...
I will try to do a bit of thrifting and plan to go to the 
flea market at Webster.
I also have an exciting visit planned next week
 with a special blogging friend.
 I will let you know more about that soon!

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my last few posts...
and although I have been focused on my family...
... I am always touched by and appreciate your prayers
 and well wishes for Mom.

Take care...:)

48 comments:

Ann said...

Those are great...what a find!

Polly said...

Those are super cool! Great find!!

amyd said...

these are lovely and so unique!

Rachel Noelle said...

Love those!!;) Rachel Noelle

French Farmhouse 425

High Street Cottage said...

What pretty jars. There is something about mason jars the vintage wire, and sort of cloudy glass. Reminds me of my Grandmother.

judi said...

ooh laura those are beauties! i had my first experience at anthropologie last weekend. it was awesome...such cool decorating ideas.
glad you found a replacement for your jars.

Amy Kinser said...

What a great find. I do not live near an Anthropologie and didn't realize they carried vintage items. I thought everything was new. I am now in the loop. :)

tales from an oc cottage said...

How cool are those! I will be on the hunt for some...they have my middle name right on the front!!!

m ^..^

Heaven's Walk - said...

THOSE are awesome jars, Laura! Very unique. I've never seen any like them before. :) Just beautiful!

xoxo laurie

Florence said...

Love those French canning jars, wish I could find them myself. Florence

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet Laura!!! The French canning jars are gorgeous!! And so perfect for you ~ I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wish you the best New Year....I'm sorry I've not visited you in awhile but always love coming here!!!! hugs and love, Dawn

Sarah said...

Beautiful jars! Glad they went home to live at your place.
~ Sarah

Linda said...

I love the thistle design...so pretty!

pamq said...

Wow.

Those are cool jars!

I used to collect fruit jars....had hundreds and hundreds of them.

Nothing like that, though!

I have never been to an Anthropologie shop, but it sure looks like someplace I would like!

Have fun thrifting!!!!!

Andi's English Attic said...

It's all in the detail. How lovely to have the thistles on the glass. Just a little touch like that makes something that extra bit special. xx

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Love 'em Laura. Have many in my potting shed, I think once you start collecting them, it's very hard to stop!

Happy week sweetheart!
xo

sweetpea said...

love those jars laura!

hugs,

shelley

White Ironstone Cottage said...

Love the colors of the jars very Laura
Blessings
Pam

Beatnheart said...

Two of my fave bloggers Julie and you. Jars are the bomb ...so cool.

'odd and old' Linda Dacey said...

these are divine wish i could find a few more delights like these here in france. lille seems to have been picked clean to the bone!...

English style said...

Wow Laura, what a lovely jars !!
I've never seen any like them before

greetings Yvon

Bohemian said...

Love your new jars and how generous of you to share your other jars with Julie in exchange for her Tech help. I'm sure she was thrilled. I'm glad you had such a wonderful Holiday with Family and Friends... and now... back to Treasure Hunting! *wink*

Dawn... The Bohemian

Serenata said...

Lovely jars with the most perfect name of course! ;-) I would love to find some like that.

Happy New Year.

Lorraine

It's me said...

Beautiful jars !!!....lovely day darling.......love Ria....

Vintage Gal said...

Beautiful jars! I LOVE old canning jars and I use them for everything.
Have a great day

Theresa said...

Lovely find:) Can't wait to hear about you visit with a blogger buddy! Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

Karen in CT said...

.. hummm ... lovely .. guess I better start visiting my local Anthropologie !!! Love your post, always. Happy New Year

bj said...

Amazing find. I love them

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Great jars!! I have been picking up the canning jars with the crown on the front. Have you seen them. I have never seen yours but will now have a new mission;) Welcome back. Glad you had fun with family and friends. That is so important:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Donna said...

Love these! Great find.

Trouvais said...

Love the thistle, and color! Happy New Year Laura. XO Trish

Carole said...

Julie must have just flipped when she got those. I know how much she loved them everytime you showed 'em.
Have fun with the folks!!!!
hey your missing some great cold weather up here!!ha

xo
C

found and sewn said...

They are just lovely

@nne said...

take good care of them! nice weekend, @nne

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

So glad to hear you are doing well and enjoying family time, Laura. Your jars are fabulous.

Angie @ Ranch Dressing said...

Sweeeet! Great find. I know you will enjoy having them in your collection.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hey Laura!!!
Carole is right!! I did flip!! hahaha.. My long held obsession with aqua Ball Jars... and finally.. a fix!! hehehehehe.. You are too sweet

Well I love your new jars too.. but my Ball jars will forever be my favourites!! Have fun dear Laura.. xxx Julie

Jem said...

I love them! Simply lovely!

Jem xXX

LizlovesVintage said...

French Fries, French crepes, French Canning jars. What's not to love about anything French:)
xx Liz

Tammy said...

Beautiful! I love old jars...these are Fab!!
Tammy :-)
JUNK WILD

Anonymous said...

Did you know that the thistle is the official symbol for the Lorraine region of France? Do you wonder how they ended up where you purchased them. Perhaps a momento carried here by an immigrant to remind them of home. Is Anthropologie an antique store chain? Are these reproductions? Whatever they may be--they are lovely and best kept in a window where the sun may sparkle through.

Bine Beldecor said...

Hello dear Laura,
wishing you and your family a wonderful 2011 with joy and lots of happiness. The old jars are gorgeous
Take care... Bine

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

What a beautiful find! I love jars like this.They can be used and displayed in so many ways.

time worn interiors said...

Those are amazing! Never seen French canning jars before, well if I did I didn't know what they were! I will be on the look new though!
theresa
aka:tot

fialka012 said...

Krásné...

vicki said...

Oh my - I simply adore those french canning jars - they most certainly were to be your gift of heart in return for your kindness to Julie.

The Webster flea market is killer! I love going there - used to make a tradition of going there every winter when I visited my parents in Florida during the winter! I have been in the summer as well - but it is always the best mid winter - havea great time - and be sure to show us what you buy!

Vicki

vignette design said...

Love your vintage french canning jars! My son just made mascarpone cheesecake in little jars. Check out the post if you get a chance! ~Delores

Ange said...

OOohh now these, and the nibs further up I share with you. I put jelly beans into my La Lorraine jars for the kids when they work extra hard. I just love them :)