Tuesday, 14 August 2007

Putting a lid on it!

Remember all those little wedding favour jars of Strawberry Jam?
The Bride (in pink) and The Bridesmaid (in blue) spent a sunny afternoon adding fabric tops to the jars, and embellishing each one with a ribbon and a label.

Brown and gold and contrasting ribbon with an autumn theme.

They look gorgeous, even though I say so myself. I hope I get one!

Baby Robin Update: I haven't seen the baby robin since the previous post. His leg injury, and his boldness made him an easy target for predators, so I hope he found his mother.

20 comments:

Old Wom Tigley said...

I like those pots, a very nice touch as a gift.
Let's keep our fingers crossed for the robin. : )

tut-tut said...

I would be thrilled to receive one of those pots as a wedding guest. And I bet this is unique. You've given Martha Stewart a run for the money.

Vintage to Victorian said...

They look fantastic! How's the foot, and what about the outfit?
Sue x

Annie said...

Don't you just love strawberry jam! And don't you just love love.

rosemary said...

If I send my address can you snag one for me? Hope Robin made it home safely. sniff, sniff

Luke said...

this gives the jars a very nice touch, strawberry jam sound delicious ! nice shots!

Libbys Blog said...

Homemade strawberry jam, you can't beat it!! Mmmmmm!

lorenzothellama said...

Is it a Canadian custom to give little jars of jam out to wedding guests? How lovely. Maybe we should take a pot or two to Austria to have coffee and scones with Merisi!
You will certainly not do the washing up. Maalie and Craver will be doing that so they can settle their differences over a bowl of dirty washing up water!
Lorenzo.

Ex-Shammickite said...

REPLY ALL:
Thanks for your nice comments, yes, the little jars look good, I think everyone will be pleased with the gift. We're giving some out at a bridal shower on Sunday too... watch this blog for pics!
-LorenzoTL: it's the custom to give wedding guests a little prezzie, but not necessarily jam. We wanted to give everyone something home-made, something useful, something appealing.... and strawberry jam was IT! Locally grown strawberries, jam made by bride & groom, jars decorated in colours to match the autumn wedding theme.... and the nice family connection is that my dad (groom's granfer) grew strawberries for a living.
-Vintage: Foot is healing but it's still swollen and bigger than the other one. Will I ever wear shoes again????
-Tut: Don't tell Martha, she'll want to steal our idea!
-and Rosemary... if there's any left over after the wedding, I'll make sure you get one!

Gretchen said...

Very nice. Something different from the usual peanuts and mints everyone seems to have.

Ginnie said...

That is priceless, Ex-S! What a memory...and surely you will get one!!!

madretz said...

Really, i think that's one of the coolest party favors I've ever ever heard of!! I love that it was hand made by the bride and groom themselves and the family history of strawberries.
Yea...don't tell Martha!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Very nice those look yummy.
To answer your question about what they will put on our property, it will be a Oil Can Henry. Oil changing place. We are located right on the main Hwy so this makes it prime land.

Inihtar said...

Those are wedding give-aways? What a great idea! Such a lovely personal touch! I'd feel bad eating the jam though. . .

Raelha said...

What a wonderfully original and thoughtful idea, I'm sure everyone will love it.

We're growing our own soft fruit here, although we've only just started and haven't reached the stage where we have enough for our own jam - hopefully in a couple of years.

From what I saw John Mayall will be around for many more years to come - I was amazed at how youthful he was.

bigbikerbob said...

Hi Ex-S, were back home for a few days so came to visit.I do hope baby Robin is ok, your very lucky (although i know you don't think so) with your sparrows, here in the U K house sparrow numbers have declined horrendously over the last 20 years or so, although nobody appears to be sure about the reason for this. Glad to hear your foot's still improving and I'm sure it will continue to improve with time.See you in 2weeks Bob.

photowannabe said...

What a wonderful wedding gift. I'm so impressed with the amount of work involved to make the special pots.

Craver Vii said...

I would have to agree with Inihtar. I'd feel bad about eating the gift... at first. But then I would overcome it, realizing that it's the only way I could honestly tell you how good it was.

I almost regret being far away, because it might be fun for Maalie and I to wash some dishes... and share some of your strawberry jam.

CanadianSwiss said...

Mmmm. They look great. You may just get a few more requests to attend the wedding just to get one of those jars ;)

Ming_the_Merciless said...

What a brilliant idea! I always find practical and/or homemade gifts (esp. food items) to be better than pretty, useless things.

But then again, I'm a man and I don't like clutter. :-)

The best gifts I've ever received were mostly food items like a box of chocolate chip cookies from my brother when I first moved to NYC, a box of brownies from my aunt when her daughter came up to visit me.