Last year, I had so many plums that I canned about two dozen quart jars of them.
These really speak to me, especially the special note on the side of the box which reads:
One hundred years ago, this jar was a vessel. What went inside was a product of a season of hard work. What came out was a quality freshness that fed a family or nourished soldiers far away. Between 1913 and 1915 the Ball Brothers introduced the 'Perfect Mason', the 'Perfection' and the 'Improved." Even though these jars were discontinued in the years after World War 1, they never went out of use. That's why we're bringing them back as a celebration, these jars are a part of American history. This collector's series is meant to honor the spirit of building, craftsmanship and innovation of past generations, which built a foundation of values for the future. These jars represent the hard work, passion and perseverance that made this country great. They are tangible proof that while hard times may fall, a stronger America will always rise again. The American spirit remains preserved with the American Heritage Collection of jars from the makers of Ball brand jars. Because what was once made in America is still made in America.
I did a bit of Google searchin' and found that Kmart's online store has the best deal, $9.89 for a box of six pint jars. Free shipping for orders of $59 or more.
I'm not a paid spokesperson for Ball Jars (or Kmart), nor do they know who I am. I'm merely passin' on this great find for you in case you'd like to have some before they're all gone as they are a limited edition.
I can't wait to use them for blackberry jam this year. These will make my gifts at Christmas a bit more special. Me thinks a little crocheted doily on the lid would add an extra cuteness factor. Or, maybe I'll make a bunch of my crocheted Jam Jar Bonnets again.
This gurl has been in DIY wedding mode for the past coupla weeks and is on a deadline for August 10th.
There's been o' lot of craftin' goin' on from croshayed bouquets, makin' invites and floral tea lights, creating a backdrop and props for a photo booth and main stage to reserving a cotton candy machine and creatin' a s'mores bar.
Add in nannyin' of my grandson 3 days a week and I have a full plate!
I certainly didn't intend for this here blog to be overtaken by a baby, but I can't help myself.
I promise I'll share pics of the Cottage Wedding. The first and only wedding I'll ever be doin'!
And here's a little video of Landon to start your day.
''Ello. I'm Will, the Koi Fish of this established Royal pond.'
'Oye! There's two of ya. What's yer name polka dotted cutie pie?'
'Well, 'ello lit-tle white doog. My name is Kate.'
'Will & Kate! Nice to meetcha!
I'm Violet! I hail from the Highlands of Scotland!'
'Vi--ooo-let, would you like to take a lit-tle swim with us in the Royal pond?'
'By golly, indeedy I think I will!'
And then, Bubbles the Wonder Dog dived in and swam with Will and Kate, the Royal Koi fish of that there pond.
ps. It was a short paddle as Westies are not known for liking water, much less swimming in it.
Mud on the other hand... pss. Will & Kate were not hurt in the filming of Violet's dip in the pond and there are no pictures of her swim as I was busy rescuing her. psss. Violet did not eat Will & Kate. She gobbled up the fish food instead.