Carolina Delft Tobacco Jar – Floral Friday

Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina in the Morning . . .

A song that I learned when I was little.

A song that was sung in our many sing-a-longs in the car with my mom and dad

and all of us kids on our Sunday drives.

Today, what could be finer than flowers in a Carolina Delft Tobacco Jar for Floral Friday!

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While at my favorite consignment shop, Always Home in Durham, N.C.

I saw a Carolina Delft Tobacco Jar on the counter waiting to be placed on a table in the shop.

It was in perfect condition, but missing its lid. That’s OK, I can use it as a vase!

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I thought, hmmmm, I could put the state flower in the vase; however, it is the Dogwood

and they are not blooming now, and it is not likely that they would be a Trader Joe’s!

So in went some Hydrangeas and Tulips with a few sprigs of Eucalyptus.

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The Delft Tobacco Jar was placed on a Silver Tray,  in keeping with the tradition of

Southern decor.  I added the symbol of hospitality . . . pineapples.

A gold pineapple dish that was gifted to me by my friend Mary

and a small collection of pineapples.

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The Swarovski crystal pineapple holds a very  special meaning

as it was a gift from my mom over 25 years ago.

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 Back in the day, the tobacco jar was also used to store herbs, spices, and of course

tobacco leaves . . . The manufacturer of this jar is “Oud Delft” ~ ~ Holland.

This manufacturer dates back to the 17th Century and the decoration is applied by hand.

I am sure that after some research, I could find a replacement lid.

The lid was missing; yet there was a “Certificate of Authenticity” in the jar.

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Thanks for visiting me for Floral Friday!

There will be some great changes to Floral Friday . . . announcement coming soon!!!

Stay tuned!

Have a most beautiful weekend!!! Hope you all have some fun plans!

Oh . . . and if you have not entered the Beautiful Book Giveaway

there is still time to enter! Giveaway ends at Midnight (EST) on March 3rd, 2018.

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  1. Oh my goodness, Shirley. This is just beautiful! The jar is so pretty but when you add the flowers in it’s a work of art! Reminds me of something from Mark Sikes’ Beautiful book. 🙂
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  2. Just beautiful!! I love that jar. Happy Friday!
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  3. Beautiful, as always, Shirley. The vignette is too!
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  4. Stunning Shirley just stunning!
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  5. My husband grew up on a tobacco farm. He would love this. Beautiful. Great find, Shirley.

  6. Beautiful! Have a wonderful weekend Shirley!! XO
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  7. I love that jar and your arrangement is gorgeous! I also love all the pineapples you have collected. I am thoroughly enjoying Floral Friday and am anxious to see what will be happening! Have a great weekend. It is rainy, cold and yucky here and supposed to stay like this til Monday. Guess we got spoiled with our 2 70 degree days:)
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  8. So beautiful! I love your pineapples!

  9. The tobacco jar is beautiful with the flowers in it. Just perfect, I love placing arrangements on a great tray. You really have a great eye for for flower arranging

  10. I really enjoy Floral Friday and look forward to the “changes”. I would love a copy of “Beautiful”. Enjoy your weekend!

  11. Simply gorgeous Shirley, and I love your little pineapples!
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  12. What a beautiful vignette! I love the tobacco jar and your floral arranging talent is quite impressive. I think you might have done it before, but you could please repeat the process of how to successfully place flowers in a vase? Mine always look like I grabbed a bunch of flowers and plopped them in water! I’d really appreciate a tutorial! Have a wonderful weekend!
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  13. Beautiful!

  14. Shirley!! This is so, so gorgeous. Absolutely breathtaking, you are so adept at creating beautiful flower arrangements. And that jar, that is an amazing find, what a treasure. Wishing you a joy-filled weekend. xoxo Lidy

  15. The arrangement is stunning! I love blue and white, because is a calming color combination. Beautiful work!

  16. I have one just like it. It has a shiny brass lid. Mine was purchased at Williamsburg many years ago.

  17. Just beautiful!

  18. When you tire of the jar and can part with it please let me know I have been looking for one for sometime. I am a true Carolina girl! Love all you do??

  19. Alice Genzlinger says

    Shirley, you are killing me. I love the Carolina jar and would buy one if I saw it as I am a North Carolina native living in cold Colorado and would give my eye teeth to move back to North Carolina. I watch for your post every day and get my North Carolina fix from your post. Colorado was my hubbys dream retirement destination. It snows or freezes until May 15th here and looking at your post gets me itching to play in the garden. Oh well, can’t have everything. Just text my girlfriend that lives in NC and asked her about the consignment shop. She does’t know it but we will find it when I go back there in May. Thanks for the heads up.

  20. SHERRY MYERS says

    What a beautiful way to add to the gorgeous Carolina blue skies that I woke up to this morning! I wanted to reach through this IPad and pick up that lovely arrangement. (I would have put it back, I promise.?) I am happy for you! Such an outstanding find. The silver tray, the pineapples, just a perfect vignette. It was sweetened too, by the story of one being a gift from your mother. Thank you for bringing a little more joy to my day. I look forward to each post. Can’t wait to see what else you have in your floral design shop. ?

  21. I tell you, lady…you find the prettiest and most interesting pieces!!! I always look forward to seeing what little lovely you have to grace your already beautiful home. You’ve got the eye! Have a great weekend, my Southern sister!

  22. Shirley, this was a perfect find for you as you are now a Carolina girl! This is a very beautiful and welcoming arrangement.

  23. Just beautiful Shirley! I love your combination of beautiful florals in your Carolina Delft Tobacco Jar! I’m in desperate need of some flower therapy. I always think of you when I see pineapples and lately they seem to be popping up everywhere! Enjoy your weekend. ♥
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  24. Norma Rolader says

    Absolutely so gorgeous and the flowers just make this vase pop

  25. Shirley, what a stunning arrangement! The tobacco jar is a fabulous find and it is beautiful on the silver tray. I have seen so many pineapple objects over the past six months!
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  26. Beautiful arrangement, Shirley! The tobacco jar is a fabulous find !

    Have a wonderful day!
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  27. I adore your Carolina Tobacco Jar! I suddenly “need” one of these, like, right now! Lol! What a lucky find. I also have the same Swarovski pineapple. For some weird reason, my youngest son hates it! I mean, why would anybody develop an aversion to something so cute? So, I’ve told him that when I die, I’ll make sure that the pineapple goes to him so he can remember me. I’ve loved your post so much, that I’m signing up to follow you! I can’t wait to see what other treats you have in store!

  28. more content please

  29. Sharon Briley Whitehouse says

    You can take the girl out of Carolina but you can’t take the Carolina out of the girl! Where can I get the blue and white vase? It makes me homesick! So lovely! Raleigh Girl here!

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