Saturday

Gift Pantry: More Gifts in Jars...

herbed sugar

pie in a jar

rosemary bread...baked in a jar

cupcake paper liners to embellish homemade jam in jars

cocoa mixes in jars

pretty pastel gumdrops in simple recycled jars

rose petal and sea salt bath scrub...in jars



Perhaps this is an obsession...I just can't seem to get jars off my mind these days! Here are some great uses for those jars we can't seem to give up. What are some of the ways use use your recycled and/or thrifted jars?



Sending love and good thoughts to all.


Warmly,


Tracey and Family x0x



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26 comments:

La Table De Nana said...

Thank you for the ideas!

Lorrie said...

Fun ideas, Tracey. That rose petal and sea salt bath scrub looks so pretty.

I love using jars for storage for just about everything - from food to ribbons to seashells and rocks.

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

I agree Lorrie...I love the simple idea of mixing sea salt and dried rose petals from the garden! I'm also lovin' the concept of using jars for baking token food gifts...like the tiny little pies and the Rosemary bread!

Love,
Tracey
xox

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Thank you so much Monique!
Love,
Tracey
xox

Storybook Woods said...

Ohh wonderful list, I love using canning jars. Hey make sure you come by tomarrow and see my post. I made the most amazing thing with canning jars. Think chocolate and raspberries !!!
xoxox Love you Clarice

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I think everything looks cuter in a jar LOL! Just like everthing looks cuter with pom pom fringe.

Thanks for stopping by my new blog the other day. It was so nice to see a comment from you. Hope you're doing well.

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Being a fellow jar~a~phile...I knew you'd like these ideas Clarice! Can't wait to see what you come up with tomorrow. :)
Love,
Tracey
x0x

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

I really loved the look of your new blog Manuela...but then...I loved the old one too!!! I think, perhaps, it's your lovely ideas that are the true draw. ;)))

Love,
Tracey
x0x

P.S. I agree completely regarding your jar philosophy, by the way. :)

poindextr said...

wonderful ideas - I'm especially drawn to the sugared gumdrops - they look so pretty, just like little jewels.

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Hi Diane! Yes...I too am a lover of that simple gift of pretty candies in clear glass jars!!! Such a simple way to give a token gift.
Love,
Tracey
x0x
P.S. I LOVE your framed mosaic project...absolutely gorgeous...looks wonderful in your hall...paper is magical!

InHisGrip said...

Hi, Tracey...
I just wanted to say that I don't blog, but I do follow some blogs, I just found yours through Manuela. I have followed her lovely blog for a while now. I ordered your book Frugal Luxuries, and wasn't sure about it, (since it had no pictures), but gave it a try anyway. I am amazed, so much useful information. I'm 3/4 through it now, and it's a GREAT book. I love your outlook on life, and I love the tips you give for creating a wonderful and warm home for your family. I can't wait to get home tonight and read more!

InHisGrip said...

p.s. Oops, meant to say "Frugal Luxuries by the Seasons". That's the one I'm reading...

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

IHG...thank you so very much for your generous words regarding my work. You don't know how much it means to me to know that it's being enjoyed by others. What a HUGE compliment. Thank you again!
Love,
Tracey
x0x

Forest-Dweller said...

Great ideas!
I love the pie in the jar. Its just the right amount of sumthin'-sumthin' that takes care of the sweet tooth.
I also like the cupcake liners to top the jars with.

With All That I Am

Carrie "Forrest-Dweller" Duvall
The Handmade Homemaker

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Hi Carrie!

Yes...I think the pie is definitely in my top favorites as it's sooo cute...and as you say just the right size for quenching that sweet tooth...that 's one pie I wouldn't mind admitting that I actually ate the entire thing! ;)

Love,
Tracey
x0x

Nana said...

Hi Tracy;
Am still looking thru your blog, it is amazing! Have both of your books and have gotten sooo much enjoyment from them. Keep up the good work.
Love, Nana

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Awww...Nana...you are so kind!!! I hope you're having as much fun exploring the blog as I did finding and trying all the fun ideas!
Love,Tracey
x0x

Children of Eve said...

I was eyeballing all those jars in my garage to get rid of...then I saw this post. Can you REALLY bake in them?

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Hi C.O. Eve! Well, it's probably not part of the recommended uses by their manufacturers! LOL That being said, I've only baked in canning jars (such as Mason and Ball jars) at no higher than 350 degrees but, in my experience, they've held up quite well. This is probably because they've been designed to hold up to the high heat of water processing. :)
Love,
Tracey
x0x
P.S. I loved your post on your daughter learning to sew a dolly wardrobe!

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

I'm a little late due to umm... circumstances beyond my control. ;)

However, I wanted to tell you I'm going to make vanilla sugar for gifts (I have a gazillion cute jelly jars saved).

I found I can order vanilla beans through Amazon that are better than those in grocery stores and so much cheaper.

Hope to make vanilla extract for Holiday gifts.

Always get great ideas from you my friend. (((HUGS)))

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Oh Brenda...what an ordeal/adventure you have been going through! Sooo happy it wasn't worse than it was...and you all are in our prayers for a seamless recovery back to normal.

Okay, I have to tell you, we really are kindred spirits...I too ordered the vanilla beans from Amazon to make vanilla extract! Truth be told, I actually bought them last October and never used them (they're still in their sealed bag ;). I was doing a lot of baking and using a lot of vanilla and thought it'd be so easy to make my own and then some extras for gift baskets etc. Well...I never got around to buying the vodka and then I started dieting and the baking went to the wayside...yada yada yada! ;))) Now you have inspired me to action my sweet friend! I cannot let my pound of vanilla beans languish in the pantry any longer. :)
Love,
Tracey
x0x

Gail said...

First time visitor and just loving everything. Beauty has nothing to do with pocketbook size; your blog is proof. I'm just going all around your blog and "oohing and aahing".
Have a lovely day, as lovely as you are.

Gail said...

I try to buy 2 or 3 of the same mason or storage jars at GW. For party favors, gifts to teachers, etc., I put bird seed or mix, one of each kind per jar, and attach pretty label and ribbon. Everyone likes to feed birds.

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Gail...you are so kind...thank you for the words of appreciation. They've made my day! Yes, you are so right, it's as you say, beauty has absolutely nothing to do with pocketbook size! Thanks again for taking the time to comment...hope to see you again soon! :)))
Warmly,
Tracey
x0x

Nana said...

Hi Tracy;
What a delightful way to use jars. I am busy drying mint, rose petals and rosemary for winter gift giving. Your ideas are so very creative, thanks and have a wonderful day!! Love, Nana

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Hi Nana!
Such good ideas...you've reminded me that I need to start drying rose petals as well! I plan to make the rose petal sea salt scrub as part of Frugal Luxuries Spa Baskets this year!
Thanks so much for the nice note and nudge.
Love,
Tracey
x0x

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