Friday, March 9, 2012

A Handmade Life 3

The hand is mine, but the hand-making is Ben's!He makes all the jam in our house, although Son 1 enjoys getting in on the act when he can (usually Ben makes jam at night - strange...)Last summer Ben noticed that his Le Parfait jars were getting chipped - daily opening and closing isn't what they're designed for, and shortens their life. He asked me if I could find him any serving pots for jam. Just the kind of thing we used to laugh at when his mum used them - and finally we see the point! Don't you love the little Canadian maple leaf pot I found in an Edinburgh charity shop?The second two pots were Christmas presents from my dad. He and I found them on my mum's shelves, and he certainly won't use them, so they made a really wonderful gift for the Son in Law Who Has Everything. This one above, in Bloomsbury style, must have really pleased my mum when she found it. I think it's possible she actually bought it NEW! Rare event...The appropriately Scottish one is actually from Brixton Pottery.Together they make a cheery sight on our breakfast tray, and they are certainly prolonging the lives of our Le Parfait jars. As you can see, we could do with one more - what a nice challenge for a future charity shopping trip!

10 comments:

marigold jam said...

I have a couple of jam containers along those lines - one blue and white china with a bamboo handle and the other cut glass - must admit I only use them when we have guests and these days we don't actually eat much jam at all but I wouldn't part with my jars!

Jane and Chris said...

I'm inspired to use my jam pot for jam! It's currently holding garlic as the garlic pot had an unfortunate cat related accident.
Jane x

A Trifle Rushed said...

What a great idea, I must look out for some jam pots for here and Brittany.

Betty said...

Very pretty jam pots, my jam is in the le parfait jars but could do with decanting into something smaller, might start a search.

Alix said...

I love jam pots - gives a sense of occasion!
x

selfsewn said...

Hi Floss
Thanks for still following me, even though I seem to have got swallowed up in patchworkland!

I dont own any jam pots!!
But I do make jam and have lots in store, I'm on the gooseberry at the minute.
Have a great weekend.
xx

polkadotpeticoat said...

Looks so pretty....I posted about you today...something I found that reminded me of you!

Kit said...

Oh how I love your jam containers. And I love the fact Ben makes jam. My hubby would have no idea how to start...LOL Kit

Frances said...

The jolly jam pot trio really do bring cheer to that breakfast tray. It's grand to have beautiful, useful items that also have memories attached.

I imagine that the jam is also wonderful!

Purrfect Haven said...

.. lovely post... birdie pot (WANT)... Helen x