Friday, February 22, 2013

A Favorite Thing: Ball Jar

For my favorite thing this week, I want to show you this sweet package I received in the mail the other day from Nancy of A Rural Journal.



I was a winner of the Valentine's Day Boost My Blog party. The package included a vintage Ball canning jar dated July 14, 1908 filled with felt fortune cookies, a bag of yummy chocolates and this gorgeous bird card. Thank you, Nancy.


It was such a colorful package I couldn't stop taking pictures of it.



The fortune cookies are so neat! They're better than the edible kind!


Then I remembered I have another Ball jar that was given to me by a student several years ago. Now I can say I have a collection of vintage Ball jars. 


I love the different lids and the bubbles in the glass. I really appreciate vintage things.



For more favorite things, visit Claudia of Mockingbird Hill Cottage
Thank you, Claudia, for hosting this fun party each week!

20 comments:

  1. Love Ball jars. They have so many uses.
    I made those fortune cookies to set a Valentine table when my husband and I first married. They are super fun.
    Enjoy and have a lovely weekend.
    XOXO's

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  2. Hello Patty so you were the lucky winner that Nancy is very special and full of creative ideas. I love your photos they capture the goodies well. I have a few of those jars myself and I am sitting here staring at them now wondering if I should be taking photos. MMMmmm that chocolate is making me hungry:) Have a nice weekend. B

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  3. What a fun prize! Congratulations! I love canning jars too. Have a great weekend!

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  4. Congratulations on winning! Those jars are great to hold all kinds of treasures.
    Enjoy your weekend.

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  5. What a nice gift! I love my antique Ball jars too!!!
    xo Kris

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  6. Fun and congrats!! Love vintage canning jars-

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  7. Congrats. And I love the aqua colored one - I have two and I love them!

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  8. Hi Patty!
    How I love the old vintage Ball canning jars. They are so pretty when they're filled with goodies. Your friend is very kind and I love the way she packaged each item.
    Have a wonderful weekend and thank you so much for your thoughtful comment.
    Blessings,
    Carolynn xo

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  9. I use these ball jars for everything! Just got out the button jar yesterday. Your jars are fabulous!

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  10. Felt fortune cookies! That's Genius.

    www.mothersniche.com

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  11. this is so creative, and I love that vintage jar. It's perfect. Who would have thought of felt fortune cookies?
    Leslie (Gwen Moss)

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  12. Great win! So many possibilities with Ball jars.

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  13. What a wonderful package to receive in the mail! Love the felt fortune cookies! I, too, love vintage Ball and Mason Jars. I have 3. I guess we both have a collection now!

    Thanks so much for joining in this week!

    xo
    Claudia

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  14. Canning jars are very charming-- what would our grandmothers think of us decorating with them??!! I have a few too-- they are fun! Nice storage also!

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  15. Congrats on your win! Wonderful vintage Ball jar. I love them too.

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  16. Ball jars are so versatile. They can be used in so many ways and are always wonderful sitting around the kitchen.
    I think your surprise package was wonderful.
    balisha

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  17. I have to agree, vintage canning jars are beautiful. What a nice gift you won.

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  18. I have one of the old blue jars just like yours. I love anything glass - my collection of old glass bottles sits on my bathroom shelf against the window. When it is sunny the bathroom lights up beautifully!

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  19. Great gift! I love and collect ball jars. Although the aqua ones are my favortie, your clamped win is awesome too!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  20. Such a great look! I love to recycle bottles and these look super in a basket.

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