Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. ~ Albert Camus
I didn’t can any of summer’s bountiful harvests. Instead I preserved some autumn!
I’ve seen this done as “vacation memory jars” on Martha Stewart’s site and decided to save my favorite season.
The contents of the large vintage canning jar includes: a tiny bird’s nest found under my honeysuckle tree and monarch butterfly wings — both discovered after Hurricane Irene. Pine cones, hickory nuts, hydrangea blooms, mini pumpkin, bird’s feather, colored leaves, miniature witch’s hat, broom (fashioned out of pine needles) and the face of a vintage pocket watch. I labeled the jar Autumn and tied it off with raffia and a tag.
I am displaying it alongside fall’s flowers, exquisite white gladiolus and a deep burgundy dahlia, in detailed vintage silver. An outdated day book is used as a table ‘cloth’.
May you capture your own treasured autumn moments.
“It’s Fall, Y’all” at The Lettered Cottage