fresh and renewed – blue ribbon coffee jar

May 14, 2013

I have a thing for old things; vintage or antique, they both work for me. Chipped, weathered and a bit rusty are ok with me, so is clean and pristine. So having a soft spot in my heart for old canning and packing jars is just part of the parcel. Doesn’t matter to me if they are Crown jars or Mason jars to me, I’ll buy them all just so I can fill them full of pretty flowers. Or turn them into mini terrariums.

With that being said I happen upon the coolest jar while meandering through my favourite thrift shop the other day – a Blue Ribbon Vacuum Packed Coffee Jar, from 1933! Which jumped right into my shopping basket and is the inspiration for today’s ‘Fresh and Renewed’ post.

 The Vase – Blue Ribbon Coffee Jar

The Flowers

  • 3 – David Austin Garden Rose ‘Kate’
  • 4 – Ranunculus ‘Cappuccino’
  • 2 – Cream Stock
  • 3 – Pink and White Waxflower
  • 1 – Pink Spray Rose
  • 2 – Bupleurum
  • 1 – Jasmine

The Design Process…

The Finished Floral Piece…

Do you collect old canning jars? I have been collecting them for a couple of years now and I now have very large collection of Crown jars that I cannot wait to fill with handpicked summer garden flowers. But in the meantime I will enjoy this colourful array of blooms in this old Blue Ribbon Coffee Jar. Unless someone wants to claim it for themselves!

Soft pastels with a bold pop of pink are perfection with renewed vintage pieces!