Monday, December 15, 2008
Just Add Salt
In my house we all like Bonne Maman strawberry preserves. Not only are they delicious and very much like homemade but they come in wonderful, sturdy little jars with red and white gingham lids. Being the mom of boys, I never throw away a good jar. You never know when a bug might need a home, right?
Bonne Maman jars can be found in almost every room of my house. A virtual I-Spy of glass and gingham. In the kitchen they hold sugars; in the playroom-googlie eyes and pom poms; in the girly office-craft odds and ends; just to name a few uses and places. I have even tinkered with some of them (shown below).
On Fridays I have office hours as a communications consultant and a sweet coworker brought in cupcakes for everyone (thank you, Isabel!). Probably the prettiest cupcakes I have ever seen. Each one was frosted pale blue and topped with red and white sprinkles, a snowman ring, and GASP a tiny plastic tree. I had to have a tree! (But did I really have to eat the enormous cupcake? File that under: Resolutions '09 post)
Back at home with my little tree, I set out to display it. A-ha! I will put it in an empty Bonne Maman jar (lid spray-painted pink) and add a little salt. A few saved elf cupcake toppers later and we have a whimsical vignette (and a lengthy post)!