May Day, May Day

I wish each and every one of my blog readers lived close enough that I could leave a pretty little May Day basket filled with flowers on your front doorknob or doorstep today. Thank you for all of your sweet comments. They are what keep me coming back to blog - although I'm falling rather short of being a good blog poster these days *sigh*. But on a much happier note -
Happy May Day! Visit here for some cute ideas for making May Day baskets.

It seems that so many jam jars nowadays are plastic. How I wish I lived a generation earlier when the details were so much prettier. However, when buying jam the last time, this sweet Smuckers jar jumped out at me. Not literally, silly. I recall these being plastic jars for a while with a plastic rimmed lid and metal inside - maybe because they were the giant Costco jars. Yuck. Anyway, I think I'm going to start collecting a few more of these while they're out there.
LOVE the red gingham metal lids. And those labels - they go so well with my kitchen colors. I thought I'd wash it up and use it to put doodads (or something) in. Then the thought occurred to me, "why not use these as vases?". Now, I know glass jars as a vase is nothing new, but with the label left on - it's even cuter! Can't you see a row of these on a summer picnic table filled with pretty white daisies? What a lovely picture! I didn't have any daisies handy otherwise I would've put some in for this photo. Only problem that I see is I wish the paper label were a little more durable. Gotta be careful when washing it to not get it too wet. Do you have any ideas of preserving the label better?

6 comments:

Rosanne said...

What a cute idea! I think I'll save a few fun jars for flowers too!Thanks for the inspiration!

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

I just washed out all my jelly jars last weekend to do the very same thing! They come in so many cute shapes I just thought it would be a shame to throw them away!

M

MargaretM said...

Paint over the label with clear nail varnish to protect it

Dawn said...

What about trying to put modge podge on there to protect it? It could work...maybe...

Shabby Addict said...

What a cute idea! Epitome of summer! Love it! As for the label, I would say modge podge. Good luck! Please post pics of end results!

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