|The new ones I'm making have the wording right on the paper, (via printer) verses what you see here, which is an applied label. I've also designed some bakery stickers too that I'll use for the top. Playing is such fun! Isn't it?!|
|This canning shelf unit was another project I worked on. Another
favorite thing in miniature for me is canned fruits, vegetables, and
herbs in oils etc. Again , it's something I love in real life too. This
shelf unit was inspired by my love of canning. I've been making jams
and honey's for my mini creations for a long time. But I've always want
one place to showcase them in a cottage. So I worked on this until it
felt complete. There's something very special about shelves filled with a
beautiful harvest and letting the sunlight highlight all their beauty.
I'll never forget a movie I saw years ago called Funny Valentines. It
was set in the deep south and one of the characters had a little cottage
shed in the back yard filled with all her canning and bottles of herbs.
It was such a magical scene when she spoke about her passion for what
she did , and the camera showed every jar filled with light and bounty.
It's stuck with me every since. I've tried to get the movie in DVD, but
it isn't yet available. It's an older movie (1999) so I'm not sure it
ever will, but I loved every part of the movie. Here's a link to my
inspiration from one of the scenes. (Ignore the first few moments of the
clip about a marriage gone wrong lol. Its after that scene when she
goes into her sisters barn that I love! Click HERE to view. I hope this link works, and forgive the quality, it seems to be the only clip anywhere! Boo-hoo! But I think you'll get the idea of how incredible it was to see on the big screen. :)|
|Putting together the collection was blissful....There's something very calming about the "putting up" of jars and jars of jams, honey's, and creating layers of fresh picked fruit and herbs.|
|Making them in different sizes and heights helps to add to the beauty of the shelves.|
|This one is almost 8 inches tall, so it's hard to photograph with detail and see it all at once...|
|This was such a passionate project for me. It makes me excited to get canning again this season in real life too!|
|And lastly, here's a little Vintage style Pie cupboard I put together this week for my Etsy shop. I adore the vintage chippy soft pink backdrop for the pies and vintage items, it's so nostalgic to me.... and I hope it's new owner loves it too :)|
|I had to add some homemade jelly and honey , of course :)|
I wish you all a beautiful week ahead! And again , Thank you to every one who pops into my little cottage of dreams! I love you all!