Tuesday, May 19, 2009

purple iris

Hi there friends! I just wanted to share this lovely vintage jar that my sweet sweet friend, Tara, sent to me over the weekend. She has got to be one of the sweetest gals I know. Last week, she gave me a little heads up about keeping my eyes peeled for something in the post. A box from San Clemente arrived late Saturday and when I opened...I discovered the most wonderful jar under the sweetest hand written card. (im very big fan of handwritten cards and notes)

I was delighted.

So, while out today...I stopped by the market for a couple of things and walked out with 2 bunches of purple iris and nothing else that was on my list. I think that I lost all thought when I spotted them and I knew exactly where they would be going! Into my vintage jar. I wish that you could see the blueish green color that the jar has without the water in it. It's so pretty.

(the lid is my favorite part...it has such a wonderful patina on it)

I filled the jar up with water, stuffed my iris in it and then wrapped some burlap string around the neck and dangled a little crystal drop off of the end.

Now really, how sweet is this little arrangement?

Almost as sweet as the girl who sent it!!

Thank you again, Tara!

I love my vintage gift.

She fits in perfectly in my home.


ps...isn't this world of blogging the most wonderful way to meet and befriend other women?

I spend more time here than in my kitchen.

shhh...don't tell mr c!!


  1. Oh my gosh, they the iris look so pretty in the jar! And the crystal hanging from the twine is just devine! :)

  2. Squeeling...your flowers look gorgeous in the jar!! Yeah!! I love how you arranged them, so perfect!! Rebecca, as you know, I have loved getting to know you, you are one of a kind and I am happy to be a part of your sisterhood!! Enjoy your arrangement..!! XO~

  3. what a sweetheart!!
    i love the jar.

  4. Oh, Tara is such a sweetie! They look lovely.

  5. Who doesn't LOVE Tara!

    That is a beauty :)

    Iris's are the best too.

    I am going to do a new batch of jams and would love to send one to you in AZ.



  6. isn't that just the sweetest thing? looks so pretty!

  7. It really is the cutest little arrangement. What agreat idea!

  8. ok friend, i LOVE that idea...the burlap with the crystal...i'm so copying you. is that ok?
    you rock