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!


  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.

  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

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

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

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

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

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

  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.
    Carolynn xo

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

  10. Felt fortune cookies! That's Genius.

  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)

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

  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!


  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!

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

    Susan and Bentley

  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.

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

  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!

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

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


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