Say it with Glass

I have a weakness for containers – anything from cigar boxes to Chinese medicine cabinets (swoon!) to a vintage tin box – and I’m keen, oh so keen, on glass jars. They house many of my little treasures and are wonderful for making simple, pretty tokens of affection. Just fill one up with some dainty and cute things. Like you’re making a little poem inside a glass jar.
The one pictured here was a Mother’s Day token gift with a little Brooklyn blossom and a couple of gourmet tea-flower-balls inside.
Speaking of Mother’s Day, I have to share not 1, not 2, but 3 of my favorite posts by fellow bloggers for your reading pleasure.
[Judge not this not-food-centric interloping post, as the recipe for a yummy shomali (northern-Iranian) vegetarian fare (Fig & Quince’s very first guest-post written by darling Yvonne) is a bright star twinkling in the future of this ol’ blog.]

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Comments (12)

  • apuginthekitchen 7 years ago — Reply

    I too love containers, especially glass. They hang around gathering dust and I gently dust them and admire their beauty. What a lovely Mothers Day gift the blossom and tea flower balls are just beautiful.

    Fig & Quince 7 years ago — Reply

    thanks to the blooming Brooklyn trees!

  • Francesca 7 years ago — Reply

    We share the same weakness. Aren’t those little things precious? The jar pictured in the photo is simply lovely. What a great gift!

    Fig & Quince 7 years ago — Reply

    Hi Francesca – great minds (souls?) think alike – right? I found these jars in a store and then on Amazon and I’m a big fan. Here’s a link in case you’d like to stock up: http://www.amazon.com/Libbey-4-1-2-Ounce-Spice-Jar/dp/B000HDMKJY/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=1KYZY2NL4V52D&coliid=I234MMRCWWS5JT

    Francesca 7 years ago

    Right! 🙂 I have the feeling that time will show that we have more in common than we thought. Thank you for the tip.

    Fig & Quince 7 years ago

    🙂

  • johnnysenough hepburn 7 years ago — Reply

    Can totally understand this container thing. I used to be mad about wooden boxes of all shapes and sizes. These day it’s just boring ol’ food props 🙂

    Fig & Quince 7 years ago — Reply

    Oh food props are fun too. You have some nice ones!

  • lizzygoodthings 7 years ago — Reply

    Oh how very pretty xo

    Fig & Quince 7 years ago — Reply

    thank you lizzy! 🙂

  • Fae's Twist & Tango 7 years ago — Reply

    Oh, I did not get this post in my ‘Reader’… belated…hope you had a wonderful time with your Maman! 😀

    Fig & Quince 7 years ago — Reply

    no worries! & yes it was nice (& caloric!) hope yours was awesome too Fae joon

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