It’s the first Friday of the month which means I’m joining my talented blogging friends for Floral Friday!
You’ll find their links for more floral inspiration and flower therapy at the bottom of this post.
If you’re new to my blog, welcome! As those of you who visit with me regularly are aware, I have a ‘thing’ for jars, so I was thrilled to have an excuse to pull some out vintage mason jars this week for Floral Friday!
Spring has finally arrived in North Carolina, so I picked some white garden blooms for some Ball Jar Bouquets. . . Bridal Wreath Spirea, Lenten Rose, Snowball Viburnum and Wild Cherry tree blooms.
Chinese Snowball Viburnum’s hydrangea-like blooms start out a soft spring green, changing over to cream and transitioning to white. . .
They’re the only kind of snowballs anyone wants to see in spring! You can see them in all their white snowball glory covering our shrub a few years ago, here.
I gathered some vintage mason jars along with some blue and white transferware for a spring vignette on the window shelf in the Potting Shed.
My Ball Perfect Mason Jar dates from 1910 – 1923 according to the Ball logo and chart below.
I picked up my vintage Ball jars at antique malls over the years, but you can find them at flea markets, online at Etsy, eBay and even garage sales if you’re lucky. For more fun facts and a collector’s guide to canning jars, feast your eyes on these beauties, here.
I’m fond of vintage jars that have slight imperfections with bubbles, flea bites and shoulder seams, adding to their charm for an imperfectly perfect vase for a just-picked garden bouquet!
A pair of vintage blooming sconces were an antique mall find last year that I hung on the louvers of my shutters.
Instead of a candle, I added a terra cotta pot to sit on the sconce, with the hole of pot resting on the candle nail.
Pieces of blue and white transferware were collected over time. . .a little shabby and time worn and in need of rescue. . .
Platters with crazing and chips. . .tureens and sugar bowls with missing lids.
But imperfectly perfect to serve up flowers!
Blue and white floral salad plates were found at Pottery Barn last spring. The crackle glaze and transferware-inspired floral motif had a vintage look without the price tag.
Visit my blogging friends to see their beautiful jars and floral inspiration this week:
Pam at Everyday Living
Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse
Shirley at Housepitality Designs
Hope you’re seeing signs of spring where you are!