Vintage Ball Perfect Mason Jar, Garden Bouquet, & “Photobombed”

A few weeks ago I picked up this vintage Ball Perfect Mason jar at the thrift store.  I was thrilled that they had one and that it was only $3.00 : )

I’d ordered the anniversary blue jars at the beginning of the summer but I was going to use them for canning for the most part, and not as vases.  And there is just no comparison between them and this old beauty with the tin / metal ? lid. I “Googled” this and they are described as zinc lids.

VIntage Ball Perfect Mason Jar

Well, the other day, while our temperatures had been in the high 80’s with extreme humidity, severe storms with high winds were predicted, and later in the week it was going to cool off. I went out to cut some flowers thinking that this might be my last garden bouquet of the season. I decided to use the jar as my vase and take some pictures.

Flowers in Jar Kitchen in Background

And then what happened was…as a fellow blogger-friend calls it : I was photo-bombed :)

Cat photobombed


The silver gravy boat ( or thing …would you really put gravy in that? : ) was a thrift store purchase as well. I think that I’d picked it up last year…I only have two pieces of silver in this house and they are both from the thrift store. I paired it with the mason jar so that I could put the lid into it, and that way I’d not forget where I put the lid once the flowers died off.  Truthfully…all over this house there are things put away that I don’t know where they are :) At least I know where the lid is.

Am I the only one like this..


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Hydrangea, Bavarian China Dishes & Royal Wettina Vase

I was cutting some Russian Sage and Hydrangea the other day and thought that they would compliment a post about the Bavarian china that I had picked up a few months ago at a thrift store. It is not a full china set ….I just fell in love with it because of the simplicity of the delicate pattern, and I knew that it was old. I mostly wanted it for the tureen. There was a tureen, a serving dish, and 8 plates.

The markings on the bottom say Pavl Muller Selb / Bavaria.  In some of the pictures that follow I paired the flowers and china with a vase that I inherited from my grandmother. It is a Royal Wettina vase, made in Austria.

China Collage


Vase flowers and china


China vase and flowers collage 3


flowers and china collage 2

I enjoyed pairing these together to show you the china…but afterwards, the china and tablecloth were put away, the vase went back to its usual position ( high up and away from children ) and the flowers went into a mason jar :)


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