Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Raspberry Jam


Happy Tuesday!  A few weeks ago, my sister Stephany, daughter Halena, and I went raspberry picking at a nearby farm.  As soon as we finished, we made a big batch of raspberry freezer jam.  It's really easy and now my freezer is stocked with jam that I can pull out as needed for us or for gift giving in the months ahead.




I thought I would do a quick post with just a few simple ways I like to dress up canning jars for gift giving...

stamped paper doilies
{use a small piece of two sided tape under the doily to hold it in place}...


I found these spools of green twine at the flea market a few years ago and just love the color...jute twine works great as well...


punched butterflies...


burlap, vintage seam binding, and a sprig of fresh rosemary...







My good friend Jeanne is coming into town this weekend and staying at my house...yay...so I won't be posting again until next week.  I hope to have some pics of the Na-Da Farm Sale to share with all of you when I return!

Have a great week!!!


Tracey

45 comments:

Betty Sneeringer said...

Very nice. I like the burlap and rosemary best.

Yvonne - Frl.Klein said...

Dear Tracey,
mmh, your jam looks so delicious! I love rasperry jam. And you decorated it so beautiful!
Wish you a wonderful week,
Hugs,
Yvonne

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Yum Raspberry jam!
Wish I could make it to Na Da Farm, have a great time! ♥

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

My favorite...and even more when photographed by you! Have fun at NaDa, Tracey! I look forward to your next post!
~Lynne
[w/L]

Sea Angels said...

Beautifully photographed and I bet it tastes lovely.
Lynn xx

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Jam has never looked so good....enjoy your weekend,I so wish I could go,give Anne Marie a big hug for me! x0x0

FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

Here in TX we have wild grapes. My Garndmother taught my mom to make homemade jelly with it, and I need to have her teach me! It is sooo good. I love how you dress up the jars for gifts. Now I am really inspired to make some of my own. Thanks for sharing!

Atelier de Campagne said...

Would love to have now a fresh baguette with some real butter and your wonderful raspberry jam. Jum- Jum.
Time to ask our mothers how to make all these wonderful jams.
Inspiring post and nice pictures
Thanks, Johan

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Tracey,
The jam looks delicious and you packaged it so lovely!!
Hope you have a beautiful day.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Jennifer Rizzo said...

I am coming over and expect some of that jam ;) The jars with the doilies are super cute.

Sheila R - Blessed and Distressed said...

Love your presentations on your yummy looking jam. So going to miss you and all the gals at NaDa this weekend. Leah and I are planning to come up for the May event. Can't wait to see and hear all about it!

Have a great time with Jeanne!

IMPRESSION "ein lebensgefühl-emotion of life said...

I love home made jam...Yummy Raspberry !!!!!!
Love,
Elvira
have a great day!!!

Stefy said...

The jars are so lovely. Raspberry jam is deliciuos.
Stefy

Ashley said...

I love how you "dressed" up these jam jars...absolutely perfect! Xoxoxo ~Ashley

Beach House Living said...

Looks delicious and the presentation is darling. You really know how to style for a photo shoot too!

Rachel Pallas said...

Yum!:) Hope you have a wonderful time with Jeanne!! xoxo

It's me said...

Have a wonderful time together darling !! enjoy !! love from me.......xxx

TheCrankyCrow said...

That jam looks heavenly - and loving the extra "touch of Tracey!" Have a great week and weekend! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Your toast and raspberry jam photo looks so delicious! Love your blog. Feel free to visit my log when you get a chance.

Sissy said...

I love the burlap and rosemary option. And again I can never get over the beauty of your photos.

Marge said...

Your blog is GREAT! So beautiful photos!!♥
I`m now your new reader:)
Greetings from Finland,
Marge

DustyLu said...

Hey T! Love the images, so much color and the jam looks so good! Hope you have tons of fun this weekend! Spoil us with a lot of photographs! Say hi to Anne Marie, Mrs. Rizzo and Mrs Thorson for me! Hugs lulu

Leah C said...

Looks delicious, Tracey! Really wish I could be at NaDa and visit with you & the other ladies... I'll be thinking about you this weekend:) Have fun with Jeanne and at the sale!!

Lorrie said...

Beautiful ways to dress up little things. I love the burlap and rosemary. So rustic yet fresh.

Jennelise said...

Raspberry jam is my favorite! We used to have a raspberry patch before we moved to our current house. I miss it. :)
Jennelise

Cindy said...

What in the world could be better than raspberry jam! And you make it all look so crazy pretty!

Cindy

songskatesang said...

Oh have a wonderful, wonderful time!

la Brocanteuse said...

You inspire and force me to go stamping!! thank you for sharing these beautifull images Tracy, love them all.
xo Col~ Afrique du Sud

Carol Spinski said...

Sooooo SWEET as usual Darlin Tracey! I used to stencil and stamp all the time and you have just inspired me to try again:)

Hugs,
Carol
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Lili said...

Digging out my burlap after swooning over your jam topper! I just love looking at all your amazing details. xoxo ~Lili

The Little Red Shop said...

Very sweet! I've been enjoying raspberries this week too. Have fun with your friends this weekend!

: )

Julie M.

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hi Tracy!

Wow, this jam looks absolutely delish!!! :)

XOXO's,
Jessie

NikAntik said...

Raspberry jam!! Looks delicious and tastes even more delicious... Have you ever tried the raw version (without cooking)? You have to eat it up very quickly as it will not be conserved, it will be good for a few days only, however, all vitamins will be preserved and the taste.. hmmmm...
Bon appetit, Nik

My Bleu Chine said...

So delicious, a great happiness of life ! Stéphanie

Rusty Hinge said...

Your pictures are always so amazing! Jam looks so delicious, I want to sample! Have a fun weekend!
Maria

Bring Pretty Back said...

The fresh jam is beautiful in itself... but the way you decorate the jars ... so sweet.
The punched butterfly is darling!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

What great tips and that jam looks so delicious!!

Gabriella said...

yummy! so many nice pictures..Hug♥

Rebekka Seale said...

Oh, how wonderful! And stamped doilies...perfect!!

FredaB said...

I love the doily idea plus the others are great also. I made some last year but didn't get a good buy on raspberries this year.

Hugs

FredaB

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

Your blog is simply stunning...
Your ideas, your photos...all just beautiful.
I love coming back to see what beauty lies ahead...never to be disappointed.
Have a wonderful week~
Lisa Moran
Bilancia Designs

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

The jam looks yummy and the presentation is just too darn sweet.... love it. :-)

Hugs,
Spencer

d e l i g h t said...

Raspberry jam is so wonderful! I also have a jar of lavender infused honey in my window from one of your previous posts! Thanks for sharing.

Candylei said...

Beautiful photographs. I could crawl right in and have toast ;-). Beautiful blog.

Cindy said...

Makes my mouth water...I love raspberries!