Isn't this watering can a fabulous retro color?!
And it has such fun lines to it, making a chore a pleasure!
Here are some fabulous vintage jars that would make perfect presents filled with my homemade concoctions! The Year Round Preserving book would have great recipes and shows how canning was a part of everyone's summer experience in the past! Want to make some cherry pie or jam? The pitter will make the job go much faster with vintage flair!
I have canned a couple times and am not an expert by any stretch of the imagination so, for good information on the technical side of canning you can check out the National Center for Home Food Preservation. And, if you don't have a garden you can go to your local farmers market and pick up fresh items to preserve. If you know a number of friends with gardens have a canning party, where each person brings something different and work together to can a variety of things to trade! Now is the time to start working on homemade gifts to give on the holidays!
Wouldn't you look cute carrying this basket to the farmers market?!
Herbal infused oils/vinegar
Watch out Mint, it is now Canning Season!
What have you canned before, are you an expert? What are you going to can? Do you have a garden and have you visited your local farmers market this summer! What ideas do you have for incorporating vintage items, food and gifts? I am excited to hear everyone's ideas!