Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Simple Pleasures ~ Old Glass Containers

Are you noticing the simple things lately? I started the Simple Pleasures series to remind me to slow down and do just that. Thanks to all of  you who have linked up here at one time or another. It's always a joy seeing what you bring to the party. If you're new, I hope you will join us. The link is active at 8:00 PM (CST) on Wednesday evenings, and runs until 9 PM on Friday. Please visit the Simple Pleasures page for complete guidelines. The main thing is to 1) stay on topic, 2) enter your permalink (email me if unsure what that means), 3) don't link up until your post is active, and 4) include a link back to the party (or include a Simple Pleasures button in your post, if that's easier). That's pretty much it. If you discover that your link has been deleted, please read over the guidelines again, and contact me with any questions. (My email address is on my Profile page.) I may sound prejudiced, but I think we have the nicest, friendliest party-goers in blogland. I always look forward to visiting with each of you. One more thing: I'm using a different linky tool today. I've used it before, but if you have issues, please let me know.

 

Sitting on my dining room table, just waiting for an opportunity to be used, is a small collection of simple glass containers. I picked them up at various times, from various antique shops, and not only do they bring me much pleasure, just by sitting there, looking pretty, they're also quite useful as bud vases, or, in the case of the Ball Mason jar, for larger bouquets of fresh flowers.


This one may be my favorite. You can't see it very clearly, but it is marked, "Biedenharn Candy Co., Vicksburg, Mississippi." Vicksburg just happens to be one of my favorite childhood places to live. I started school in Vicksburg, and established friendships from church that last to this day.


I walk through my dining room dozens of times every day, and the sight of these old glass containers are always a simple pleasure to behold.


What's your simple pleasure today? Do share!

34 comments:

  1. Hello Dayle,
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and welcoming me
    I love your home and I just added you to my friends and I will stop by again.
    Enjoy your evening!!!
    Suzann

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  2. Dayle...
    I want to thank you for allowing us this time each week to reflect on our blessings, our joys, on what really matters or brings us smiles! I love you beautiful bottles, they make me smile too! How special that you were able to find a bottle with a meaningful town marking! God bless... Dee Dee

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  3. Oh Dayle, I LIKE! Have you memories tied to each of those jars' "adoptions"?
    Maybe it's just me but I've a hotpodge of coffee mugs ... I can tie each one to special (or just silly) occasions.

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  4. oh, glass jars are one of my favs!! i can't get enough of them!

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  5. I'm looking for glass jars, too, for my "beach" room. There is just something about them that elicits feelings of carefree beach-roaming days, salt in my hair, and breathing in ocean air!

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  6. Another great pleasure! I think it's great that you can enjoy this week's pleasure over and over, everyday. That is extra special.

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  7. Hi Dayle - love the glass containers. I have one of those old Mason jars withthe blue tint myself. I'm not sure how old it is, it belonged to my mother.

    Blessings,
    Joan

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  8. Hi Dayle, I love glass container, especially old bottles and I adore yours.
    Blessings,
    Sue

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  9. Hi Dayle,
    Back in the day I used to like to find and collect old bottles, too. Your collection looks really good on your dining room table...I wouldn't have thought of that! Nice!


    ~Jean

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  10. I'm a glass jar sort of gal too, Dayle. In this day of everything plastic, I like to use quart mason jars for storage of all kinds of pantry items...chocolate chips, baking soda, brown sugar, etc. Besides the fact that glass is healthier than plastic, they just look nicer.

    Blessings,
    Patti

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  11. Oh, I love glass, too..Olden, new..I like it all.
    Thanks so much for hosting.

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  12. Hello Dayle, your containers are lovely. To have such a sentimentally relevant one is a great bonus! The tinted shapes of the glass compliment your jug beautifully. I also love the the dresser with the tins on top - a very pretty room! Tins and glass. It's so good to find satisfaction in simple things isn't it?!Thank you Dayle, for hosting this wonderful event - I'm so enjoying meeting the precious ladies who join in each week :-)
    blessings..Trish

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  13. Your bottles are so charming! And I love the contrast of them against the silver pitcher vase! Just beautiful!!!... Donna

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  14. There's something about old glass that I love too, and the blue tinted ones are always my favorites. I think the fact that your jar is marked with a favorite place of your childhood makes it extra special.

    I'm another one who is so glad to be inspired to not only stop and enjoy the simple pleasures but to share them. To me, that makes them TWICE pleasurable, if that makes sense.

    Looking forward to the party!

    It seems that every week, I find a little sub theme or two running through. Have you noticed that? The treasure hunt for that thread has literally become another simple pleasure!

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  15. Thank you for stopping by and leaving sweet comments. Love, love your glass bottles! Your photos are so clear and crisp! Thanks for letting me join the party. Hugs, Tammy

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  16. your glass bottles - very cool. Funny how something so simple....can hold us in ways that make us feel good. ☺

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  17. Hi Dayle...I got a bit confused with this linky thing. It's different than it was before. I didn't put in my name but the name of the post. I hope that's okay.

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  18. You would love the many little, colorful, unique, bottles that line my mother's shelves and windowsills, Dayle :)

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  19. Oh I love glass jars and containers too...the more the better. What a good idea of where to display yours. Your right, the perfect simple pleasure. Have a wonderful week-end...BLESSINGS AND HUGS, Debbie

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  20. Thanks for hosting, Dayle. I love the old glass jars!

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  21. Hi Dayle, I'm finally linking back up here again. Love your glass bottles and jars. I save jars here and then take them to be filled with flowers. The folks here think I am crazy because they are used to doing such big and gawdy arrangements for the people in this country. I much prefer nice and simple. Love that doily on your table too. The simple things and those that are handmade are always the best treasures. And bring the most pleasure to give and to receive. Wishing you a wonderful rest of the day. :) Tammy

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  22. Great simple pleasure today Dayle. I love old bottles and jars too. I have quite a collection myself. I really love the little bit jars, they are perfect for just one little bloom. :)

    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  23. Love, Love, Love simple pleasures cant wait to read all the others !!!I love the old containers I noticed your crochted dollie I have several of these also and I love them !!

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  24. These jars are lovely. I have a couple of old jars and bottles I sometimes place on my kitchen windowsill. Something so nostalgic about them. I like how you displayed them.

    I'm so glad I joined in the fun. Can't wait to visit others too.

    Much love!

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  25. These are so pretty and I just love the idea of displaying them prominently so you can enjoying them every day. What a simple but wonderful pleasure!

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  26. What a wonderful blog party! I just discovered this when I visited another blog I follow. The post I did for today fitted perfectly, so I went back and added the button and link to the party - providence. :) I am so delighted to have discovered your blog. It's beautiful!

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  27. I forgot to add that I love your glass jars. I have a collection of old glass jars that once belonged to my grandmother. I absolutely love them.

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  28. Wonderful idea for a blog party and thank you for inviting me.
    I love your jars. How very special to have one with the name of a place that is special to you on it.
    I love your Ball jar with the lid too. Have always loved the color of those.
    Thanks for being such a gracious hostess of "Simple Pleasures.

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  29. Oh, I love old glass jars and bottles! I used to find them all the time in the corner of my backyard when I was a child -- buried in the earth, filled with dirt. I'd dig them out and carefully clean them, and it was just amazing each and every time to watch the dirt wash away and the simple beauty of these old, thick glass bottles emerge. My parents told me that back corner was probably the trash heap for precious owners, generations ago. However they got there, they were a marvelous treasure for this little girl. I still have many of those bottles today, nestled on various windowsills throughout our apartment.

    thank you so much for hosting this blog party each week -- it's such a joy to reflect on my own simple pleasures, and to read about those shared by other bloggers.

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  30. I love those mason jars. I've never seen them over here though. Great photos and thanks for hosting this event every week. It's great fun peeping into everyone's different worlds.

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  31. Dayle,
    I agree. I have the mason jars and the old bottles too, and I look at them every day with great pleasure.
    What a great and simple pleasure!

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  32. What a beautiful collection of jars you have. I like the idea of leaving them out as a reminder to stop and cut some flowers. I hope to be joining your quilt link party next weekend. What a wonderful idea! Blessings, Patty

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  33. Hi. Just found you, and this is my first 'simple pleasures' party. I have so many simple pleasures.
    Thanks for the opportunity.
    ~ Julie

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  34. Dayle

    Your home is so beautiful, warm and inviting. You are an inspiration! Thanks for the link-up!

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