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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

In a Jam

What's It Wednesday #97

First I was in a pickle...then I was in a jam. Let me start from the beginning. Being a Victoriana (Collector of things from the Victorian period 1837-1901), I have a long list of things I am always on the hunt for. Finding the perfect pickle castor was top priority. 

I love the silver frames (silver is a weakness of mine). The frames are usually quite ornate with lacy filigree, scrolls, shells, flowers, tassels, birds, etc. On the side of the frame is a little hook for the tongs to rest. The glass jar insert is equally as ornate and add a lovely elegance to any tablescape.

Once I placed the pickle castor on the table I realized I was in a jam. I did not actually want to put pickles in my pickle castor. We were having croissants, fresh fruit and sparkling apple cider for breakfast.  Then it hit me. Jam!!!! So I placed orange marmalade in the beautiful glass. It completed the fall colors of the table. 



Once breakfast was over I put fall candy in the pickle castor for the kids. In an instant I was no longer in a pickle but enjoyed being in a jam. This Victorian pickle castor, from the mid 1800s with orange marmalade or fall candy, is now my favorite fall accent.

What is your favorite fall accent this year?

xoxoxo
Paula


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78 comments:

June said...

It's a beauty no matter what you fill it with Paula! You set a gorgeous table!
hugs...

Robyn said...

Wow, I love being transported to another time with each visit here. Thank you for so many beautiful images!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What a beautiful piece, Paula! Your fall table looks great! Thanks so much for hosting!

Barbara F. said...

That is an unusual piece, and I am now wanting a croissant with some marmalade! Love your features, and thanks for hosting. Happy to be able to join you. xo

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

You and I love the same things. I've been obsessed with these castors for some time, but don't have one of my own. I keep seeing them in antique shops around here and was trying to imagine what I would use it for - because I love actually using my pretty things. Now you've solved the problem and I need to grab the next one I see for my jams!
Excellent and beautiful!

Jill Harrison said...

oh beautiful! I make jam and marmalade and I just love this Victorian container. Gorgeous.
We really don't seem to do "fall" decorating here like you do in America - maybe because Australian trees don't turn autumn colours and drop like yours do.
Have a wonderful week. and thank you for the invite.

Karen said...

The Victorian era never ceases to amaze me. There was something beautiful for every thing. That is a gorgeous piece. It looks beautiful on your table. Thanks for hosting.

Jann Olson said...

Good solution for a sticky situation. lol! Love it filled with jam! Thanks for hosting.
hugs,
Jann

Doreen@househoneys said...

The Victorians really knew how to do things right. Everything was so beautiful and even the most 'ordinary' items were elevated to bring pleasure and civility to everyday living.

Thank you again for hosting this lovely link party ladies! It's always a pleasure!!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Your pickle castor looks good, no matter what you put in it. Thanks for hosting.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

I have never even heard of a pickle castor but it sure is BEAUTIFUL! I love it with the jam in it. My favorite fall accent this year is 2 new throw pillows I found for a STEAL!!!! Thanks for hosting each week.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

I just love to visit... Always, always find beauty here.
blessings,
Penny

Shannon said...

Wow, I've never seen one of those. Really neat. Thanks for hosting!

Maureen Wyatt said...

How many people's kids get to eat candy from a Victorian pickle castor? Priceless!

Revi said...

Sweet! Lovely post, and thanks for the feature. :)
-Revi

Aimee at Refresh-Renew... said...

Love the features this week! And I love your pickle turn Jam jar--so sophisticated. I had never heard about this item before. Thank you for the info! -aimee

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Wow, what a gorgeous piece! Thanks for the party! Hugs and Spring greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Our photos said...

Beautiful of your pickle turn photos!
Have a nice day, RW & SK

NanaDiana said...

Paula, That is a great piece. I love it and can't believe how ornate and beautiful it is! xo Diana

Patti@OldThingsNew said...

Beautiful pickle castor Paula. I think I have one but it doesn't have a place for a spoon on the side. My mother always called it a cookie jar but it looks very similar to your beautiful piece! Thanks for another wonderful party. Blessings to both of you lovely ladies, Patti

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Paula, thanks for hosting. I have a pickle castor very similar to yours. I think they are so pretty. I love the jam in it..Happy Tuesday..Judy

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

That's a great piece, Paula. You've got an amazing collection of antique silver items.
Thank you for hosting the party! I've entered my Halloween assemblage.

Boxwood Cottage said...

The Victorians just knew how how to make something beautiful! It looks so stylish on on your pretty table setting and perfect for fall with orange jam or sweets in it. I bet the kids love to pick a "pickle" now :) Happy to play along again today with some more vintage inspired black & white Halloween decor.
Happy What's it Wednesday dear Paula and Pattie!
xoxo~ Carola

Sarah said...

Gorgeous piece! I love the way you repurpose it for your own needs. It's perfect for pickles, jam, candy, or anything your heart desires.

Diane said...

Your pickle castor is lovely. It looks like a work of art, so decorative. Thanks for the party!

Linda said...

Your pickle/jam/candy jar is super! And thanks for hosting the party! Linda@Wetcreek Museum and Wetcreek Blogs

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love the shape of your whatever-it's-in contenant! All the details are amazing and it definitely deserves to be used more often than when one needs pickles!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for the party every week!! Another beautiful post!! Thanks also for you visits!!

Hugs,
Debbie

genie said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my Buttons blog and commenting about the little owls I made for Debby's swap. It has been inactive for ages because of my focusing on my photography blog, but now that I have finally retired after 54 years of teaching, I have the time to start quilting, collecting, and crafting again...so I am reactivating the blog. Yours is wonderful. I have never seen a pickle container like that one. It is beautiful. All of your captures are so nice. Hope you are having a nice week, and I will visit again soon. genie

Tracey Steele@Breathing English Air said...

I didn't even know pickle castors existed! It is very pretty, the detail is just gorgeous.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Your pickle castor is so beautiful! I like what you have put in it too! I am feeling hungry as I am yet to have breakfast here in Jamaica!:) Thanks for hosting.

Curtains in My Tree said...

I have seen those for years and always admired them just one thing I have never purchased.Every time I see one now I will think of you
It is so cute with the candy in it repurpose era we live in LOL

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

How fun is your new pickle castor!!! Truly a special piece of interest in your beautiful table!! And I bet the kids love dipping in it for sweet treasures!!

Cathy said...

The pickle castor is beautiful filled with whatever you delight in... the features are great... thanks for hosting and have a wonderful day... Cathy

Lynn@FernAvenueBlog said...

What a fun piece. Love it used as a fall accent filled with beautiful fall colors!!

AshTreeCottage said...

Thank you so much for featuring my post from last week!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Susie said...

What a rare thing...I have never heard of this. But I do love it. Once again , you are teaching me something new. xoxo,Susie

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

That is a great piece- love the idea of using it for multi purpose functions!

Babs Richman said...

Love the marmalade in your pickle castor. Gosh, I haven't seen one in a long time. Lucky you to have this gorgeous one. Cute idea to use it for candies and to have the tongs, too. Thanks for hosting.

Okio B Designs said...

You certainly know how to dress a table! Can I come next time?! =) I never heard of a pickle castor before but I love it!

Jeanine

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Paula, your pickle castor is beautiful! What a unique piece it is. It looks so pretty filled with jam, almost like a magical lantern. Thanks for sharing and hosting.

Blessings,
Sandi

Rebecca said...

Patti your table is lovely and the jam sets off the canister beautifully. Wishing you a most wonderful day
Blessings
Rebecca

Teresa said...

Never thought I'd see someone in a jam and be gloriously pleased. Suits you to tee. One of those objects - had I spotted one - that would bring a "Oh, this is SO Paula's Alley!".
Whatever you put in it will still be an awesome piece. Lovely table... lots of details thrown in that are gorgeous - and yummy - and still it stands.

Now let me go as I need to check Christine's Home - WOW! You never throw interesting parties, Girls. So much beyond. Well done and Thank you!!!

Salmagundi said...

That is a beautiful castor with or without anything in it!! Sally

Jody and Stan said...

Paula, Love the beautiful piece! Thanks so much for hosting.

Hugs,
Jody

Diane Jordan said...

Hi lovely lady.
Thanks so much for having your linky party. Your table is gorgeous love your jam Victorian container.
XXOO Diane

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Such a spooktacular party! Thank you for hosting!

Julie Marie said...

LOVE your beautiful pickle castor Paula... it looks just beautiful with your orange marmalade in it, and also with the kiddies Halloween candy... xoxo Julie Marie

Joyce Olson said...

This is so darling and I love your creative style of writing too! I would love to join you at this table!
Sweet Fall Hugs,
Jemma

Jeannie and Linda said...

Hi Paula, the table looks lovely, and so does the pickle castor. Thank you so much for hosting.
Jeannie

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Hi Paula, I continue to love your style and wonderful finds. You showcased your pickle server so beautifully as a useable piece of Victoriana. Thanks for hosting today.
Joy

Kelly said...

You are so funny! Love that jar and how creatively you used it. You always find the most unique things.

Jeannie Marie said...

Thanks so much for the email reminder...I'm so behind! Love coming here to see what you are up to this week! You're always so inspiring!

Alessandra said...

You always bring pleasure to me with your victorian items! This piece is gorgeous as your fall tablescape.
Kisses
Alessandra

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

What a beautiful tablesetting! I love your pickle castor and how it takes a center stage at your table:) Beautiful breakfast setting with the croissant,marmalade and fruits...fabulous! Thanks for hosting another wonderful party! hugs, Poppy

Laurie Ritchey said...

Oh, it is a beauty, and I love the way you've repurposed it. The Fall candy looks so pretty in it. It makes a beautiful decoration. laurie

must love junk said...

You always have the neatest, most unusual collections-love it!
Thanks for hosting :)
Susan

Createology said...

How BOO-tiful. I have always admired pickle castors however do not own one. Very clever of you to improvise. Creative Bliss...

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Beautiful pickle castors, Paula!

Great features again, and thanks for hosting!

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

I adore old silver pieces. These are so beautiful Patti. They create a bit of magic on the table, as if the Queen were having breakfast in her own quarters on a lovely sunny morning. The windows are open and the birds are singing a sweet song.

Blessings, Edie Marie

Susan Clayton said...

Fabulous Party as always. Thank you for being such wonderful hostesses. Adore the candy in the pickle castor. Have a great week!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

ohhhh.....I can not tell you how excited I am about this! I have one of those...a little bigger and has a bird perched on top of the lid....JAM! CANDY! I think I'll have to get this out of the bookcase and put it on the cupboard :) Thanks girls!! Have a wonderful weekend!!
Karla & Karrie

Candy S said...

What a beautiful pickle castor. I would never have known what this lovely silver frame with such a charming jar was before today, but I darn well sure would of known it was beautiful.... Thank you so much for hosting. I will have to come back and visit the some more of the posts at this party..... Candy

Ann Huffman said...

Great way to repurpose your pickle castor! Thank you for hosting the party! ~Ann
Tarnished Royalty

Joey said...

That's such an adorable container :)

Self Sagacity said...

I am harvesting all the fruits. I favorite deco right now are fish. :-)

Anne Lorys said...

I am SUPER honored that you chose one of the photos from my entry last week to feature this week! Thank you SO much!!!

Entering again!
XO,
Anne

being-bianca.com said...

Ok, Paula ... I just chuckled out loud at the start of your post. Thanks for giving me a good giggle this early :). Love the link party and all your beautiful decor. I'm so glad I found your page! xx, b being-bianca.com

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Patti,
I love this pickle castor. I've never even heard of a pickle castor. Now! I am on the hunt for one too. It is so gorgeous. And you can put any number of things inside. How wonderful. I also want to thank you for stopping by. I love to visit you also.
Happy Halloween,
Marie Antoinette

Ornate Splendor said...

Beautiful piece! Love the cleverly written post too. So fun! Catherine

lynn cockrell said...

I love your pickle/jam server, Paula. Leave it to you two girls to find a new use for anything. The marmalade is so colorful. Your table looks just great!!!

The Tablescaper said...

Such a cute post! Love the pickle jar!

- The Tablescaper

Michele said...

you have set another gorgeous table! xo

Tea Cottage Pretties said...

Love your pickle castor!!! Lovely with the jam and the Halloween candies. Hugs, Beverly

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,
Debbie

Terri~terrileeauthor said...

Perfect solution. You'll remember that I used be seen as terri~thedressedupcottage. But now I'm blogging under terrileeauthor, stop by and see me sometime. :)
I'm still here, just talking about different things now, mostly writing. But I still love to stop by and see what you've been up to.

Cowgirl Crafter said...

I'm so glad I found you from Elizabeth & Co. You are a girl after my own heart!!!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Your table is perfection...stunning sweet lady! I love that beautiful piece you just got, no matter what goes inside it takes on a new elegance. Beautiful! The features are lovely too. Thank you for hosting such a fabulous party each week. Have a happy Halloween.
FABBY

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