Aren’t the simplest things always the best?
It started with an impulse purchase of three vintage dairy jars near the checkout of an estate sale.
They weren’t the kind of thing I would usually buy, but I loved the look and feel of them. They seemed like a connection to the days of a milkman delivering dairy items (salad cream!) in glass containers at your doorstep.
Despite all that, I hadn’t done anything with them. They’d been in the back of a cabinet for the last year or so. Truth is, I had long ago put them in the should have just admired them and not bought them category.
But last Friday, Tom and I were headed to Lawrence to take Lindsey out for a Valentine’s Day breakfast. I was looking for something to put her Costco flowers in to take to her and these little jars came to mind.
The mix of red, white and pink carnations in a vintage dairy jar looked just right for a daughter on Valentine’s Day. And because the jar was thick, it transported well. It even fit right in the cup holder of the car.
I was in too much of a hurry to snap a picture that morning, but yesterday I got a do-over.
I was scheduled to take dinner to a friend who recently had surgery and her family, and I picked up some Trader Joe’s tulips to put into another one of the jars for her.
Not a big, showy deal. Just something a little extra with dinner.
I posted this picture of the tulip bunches at Trader Joe’s on Instagram yesterday.
I’m starting to experiment with Instagram. Are you there? Let’s connect!