Welcome to Floral Friday,
when every first and third Friday of the month my friends and I present
some wonderful floral inspiration to you for your enjoyment.
Today, it is all about flowers in wonderful canning jars.
Do you remember my French Market Rolling Basket Story?
The story of how I trekked it from California to North Carolina?
Well, there is one thing that I did not mention.
When I purchased the market basket, I also purchased several other things.
At the time, I figured if I was going to ship this basket, I may as well fill it with goodies!
A few of them you will see today for Floral Friday. One more item remains for another day.
~ ~ ~ VINTAGE FRENCH CANNING JARS – FLORAL FRIDAY ~ ~ ~
I found these Vintage French Canning Jars in the same shop as the basket,
in Calistoga, California at the Lincoln Street Market.
They are vintage jars with vintage labels applied to them.
The labels caught my eye . . . especially this one:
And this one:
And this one:
At first, I thought I would just get the one jar,
but thought, it is so much better to have a trio and they would fit in the basket;
however, little did I know about the shipping dilemma to come.
But all’s well that ends well.
I also loved the sweet lids . . . the one above still had its metal clip.
It was hard taking photos of the glass lid on this next jar
after I created the arrangement …. but here it is “inside out”. (Le Parfait)
Both the Citron jars and the Ambassadeurs Pur Fruit are by Le Parfait.
When I went shopping for flowers,
I looked for specific colors that would coordinate with the labels.
Such as the shade of tulips that coordinate well
with the Sirop de Mandarine label.
Yellow lemons and Meyer lemons are perfect for the centerpiece/vignette on the table.
Lemon themed plates from Pottery Barn await lemon goodies to be placed upon them.
I saw a photo the other day of tulips popping up
through a blanket of snow. So I took the white stock flowers
and arranged them to a height below the tulips,
trying to get that popping up through the snow effect.
While we are on the subject of goodies . . .
Lemon Squares from Trader Joe’s placed on a plate
elevated by its matching condiment bowl turned upside down.
Yellow Hyacinths fill the Ambassadeurs jar as I wanted a flower
with lots of texture and fragrance.
Blues and yellows were my theme for this arrangement in the Citron jar
with pops of subtle pink in the tulips.
I used blue hydrangeas, tulips, white stock, and yellow alstroemerias.
What I love about using canning jars, whether new or vintage,
for floral arrangements, is that I find it easy to arrange flowers in these wide mouth jars.
You can create simple arrangements, using one type of flower or let your creativity
soar and make your masterpiece of nature.
Either way you chose . . . as far as flowers are concerned to place in these jars,
it is like the Little Black Dress . . .
you can dress it up or dress it down.
Place the arrangements on a table of fine china or everyday dishes.
For today, it is definitely casual dress with a hint of fancy.
When I received the sneak peeks from my wonderful friends of Floral Friday,
I was left breathless at the beauty and creativity of the arrangements and vignettes!
So move on down the road to each of these lovely ladies’ posts
and you will be sure to have a wonderful experience of amazing inspiration and “happy” !!!
The links are below each image.
So, are you incredibly inspired?!!!
I am so very fortunate to team up with these extremely talented ladies
for Floral Friday! They make my heart happy!
And speaking of happy hearts . . . I wish you all a most beautiful weekend
doing the things you love to make your heart happy!!!