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Thursday, January 7, 2010

after all the jam is eaten


Bonne Maman confiture comes in lovely shaped jars with a checkered lid on.
After eating all the jam don't throw away the empty jars.
They are handy for storing buttons, beads, needles etc.....
And they look great too!

Bonne Maman confiture jars

Thank you MIL for eating lots of jam and saving the empty jars for me!


37 comments:

Anonymous said...

deze zijn leuk met dat paarse deksel.
Nee nooit weggooien al die leuke potjes , overal voor te gebruiken !!

MM

Corrie said...

Met een paars deksel heb ik ze nog nooit gezien en het model is ook anders dan het mij bekende. Ze zijn prachtig en de rode worden hier ook bewaard. Zul je zien dat ze binnenkort vanwege de recessie minder mooie jampotten gaan leveren. Snel heel veel jam kopen en eten!!

Metanoia said...

I use jam jars like this too. I have some very small ones that are really cute. I also have some that had a push on lid instead of a screw on. They were designed to be saved as drinking glasses. I didn't have to buy any cups when they were selling jam like that.

meri said...

I have some of these too! They look great but I've never tried a pyramid with them - so they look still better!
The little jars with food for babies are good as well - I've kept some when my grand daughters were babies.

nicolette said...

I always have the bigger jards with the red and white lids. They are great indeed for storage! It}s agood thing you don’t have to eat all that jam by yourself!

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

They are definitely too cute to toss. I love your arrangement and what you have in them. Gives them such notable character.
Brenda

Martha said...

LOVE those jars!! Our Bonne Maman jam jars are a different size. We save them to store leftovers and also use them as drinking glasses.

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

They are so lovely.
Teresa

Lee said...

Miss having those dual purpose jars like the Nutella or mustard that came in a jar that when empty became a drinking glass. My kids laugh still everytime they use one of them.

lindsey said...

My first visit to your blog and I have really enjoyed looking through it...beautiful dolls!

Nadine said...

Too Cute! I like to use old canning jars for buttons!

Blessings!
~Nadine

Jenni said...

What a fun picture!

Celestial Charms said...

Yes, these are so lovely Corry. Here in the States, I have not seen the shape or purple colored lids of Bonne Maman. Ours are imported Red and White, and have a wider shape. I use the empties for many things, once making hanging votive candleholders with them. I love the look of yours.
Maureen

Marianne@Songbird said...

Ja erg he ik koop ook altijd die jam alleen maar vanwege de verpakking! Jij hebt wel een ander maatje dan ik, die van jou zijn hoger. Ziet er leuk uit zo'n torentje!

lheurebleue said...

nee, weggooien kan natuurlijk niet! die paarse heb ik nog nooit gezien (of niet op gelet)

patchsprotte said...

a good idea, it looks like Zirkus Acrobatik, no no...I mean patchworkacrobatic ;-)

hugs
Silke

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

Neat! I eat that too...only ours comes in wider jars with red checked lids...

Paula Clare said...

Hi Corry!
I spy MUSHROOMS in the darling little jars! TOO CUTE! Great idea, although I think our lids are red and white...which is lovely as well!

Lots of gnome and mushroom goodness on my blog this month...jump on over!

lifeinredshoes said...

I must admit, I buy the jam just for the cute jars!

Tabiboo said...

A house of jam jars!! I love the pretty lids - ours always seem to be red checked.

take care,

Nina xxx

ps. sorry I haven't had chance to reply to your email before Christmas - I will try and organise something else. N xXx

Meertje said...

Leuke Foto!
Groetjes Miriam

Sandy said...

What a sweet, thoughtful Mother-in-Law!!

The Garden Bell said...

At first I worried all the jam was gone. Then I saw something new and special. What a great idea.

Christine said...

Lovely

cheers
Christine

Judy @ daily yarns said...

What a neat idea and pretty caps too.

Levin (and Emily) said...

i save them and refill them with even better homemade jam.....mmmmmm
i'm hoping to make some apricot jam soon (but not in this heat - i may have to wait until the cool change comes through).
love your storage solution though!
l
x

Jackie said...

What a great idea! Those jars are perfect and really cute too!

VeeV said...

What a lovely display....

too bad people can't "see" the potential... instead of buying PLASTIC 'pretty' bins and containers..

Wonderful to see!!!

xo
eva

lapai said...

I always keep jars from jams and other stuff that comes in jars :D they're great for storing things and also for home-made jams ;)

Willeke said...

GAAF!!
Deze kleur heb ik ook nog niet eerder gezien. Ik heb net nog gekeken hier in de supermarkt, maar helaas,alleen maar de standaard rood/witte. Waar kunnen we deze scoren?

Kimberly said...

Corry, you always inspire me. How lovely. It has been a long time since I bought Bonne Maman - I think it's time to start again. Thank you.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

I'm so glad to see I'm not the only one that does this!! LOL

Corrie said...

gorgeous! i save all mine but ours are a different shaped jar! yours are gorgeous and love the purple lids too, we don't get them here!

Corrie:)

Elly said...

Inderdaad heel handig. Net als de dames voor mij heb ik deze paarse ook nog nooit gezien, ken alleen de rood geruite. Leuke toren zo! Je schoonmoeder heeft goed haar best gedaan!

Redneck Junkers said...

Sweeter than jam ! These would look charming sitting on the shelf in my studio.
Darly of
the Redneck Junkers

Kaylovesvintage said...

so where can you find them with a purple top?

Doda said...

these are charmingly sweet!