Sunday, 8 July 2012

Petals and Buttons

My apothecary rose seems to like the damp weather we've been having and has been flowering its little heart out, so when I saw this post at Mrs Thomasina Tittlemouse I knew I had to have a go.
Here is my litre of rose petals (in my lovely retro roosterware jug)
And here is the finished Rose Petal Jam. It smells just like Turkish Delight, which, I suppose, is exactly what it is, only runnier. I'm going to have to bake some scones now to go with it. It's a hard life ;D
I can't show any stitching at the moment as everything is for exchanges or gifts, but I have been playing with vintage buttons again (I blame Pinterest!), and this time I've made a couple of tiny bouquets using old crystal salt cellars as vases. 
Linking this up to Think Pink Sunday at Flamingo Toes
The salt cellars already have holes in the lid like little baby rose bowls so all you need to do is stack the buttons into pleasing piles, thread a length of jewellery wire up through one side of each pile and down through the other and twist tight to make a "flower", then thread a flower through each hole in the salt cellar lid, twist all the stalks together underneath and pop the lid back on the jar, (I filled the larger cellar with more buttons but the other was too teeny tiny to fit any though the neck). Ta Da! A sweet little showcase for some of my buttons, much better than keeping them hidden away in an old Quality Street tin.
Who am I kidding, I couldn't fit my button collection in just one Quality Street tin... 

11 comments:

Julie said...

Look I love Turkish delight, get those scones baked,I'll be found for tea lol

Kate said...

Julie I'll pick you up on the way! That jam sounds lovely. Great little bouquets.

Linda said...

You will have to get busy on those scones because the Rose Petal Jam will be perfect for them.
Love your button bouquets in the salt cellars - here in the states we would call them salt shakers. It is altogether much better than keeping the buttons hidden in a tin.

DUSTY said...

Those Roses are lovely. I have never had rose petal jam but it sounds good. I love the button bouquets. You are just so clever !!

Lindsay said...

I'm not a cook but I'm tempted to have a go at making some jam now!

DebbieSFL said...

I love the button flowers! My collection is also in a tin, but I think I want to have some of these flowers growing on my desk!! Thanks for the inspiration and the details.

Clare - Aimetu said...

Kate can you call for me on the way to Julie's - I love Turkish Delight and who can resist a good scone.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Christine you're one of the most creative people I know!

Heidi Kuijer said...

Ooohhh...rose petal jam sounds so summer and delightful. Love your bouquets of vintage buttons!

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Carin said...

That jam looks wonderful !!

Thomasina Tittlemouse said...

so pleased you liked the rose petal jam post! Love your pics - those jars with flowers or fruit moulded in the sides are just delightful and perfect for rosy contents! I also love your button jars - beautiful and what a good way to display a range of buttons as in a box one is always hunting seemingly for a needle in a haystack.
E x