The glass jars are half empty

It’s not much, I know, but I wanted to show you the extent of my Christmas preparations as they stand so far. I went to the supermarket this morning too, but you can shoot me if I ever try to document that (no offence to the people who do).

It might not look like much but I find scraping the bits of glue and old label off jars to be one of the most tedious tasks of all time. Now it’s done though – well, for this batch, anyway – I can’t wait to get started.

How are your Christmas makings and bakings coming along? Any progress? Lots of inspiration can be found here.



  1. November 10, 2011 / 1:17 am

    I haven't started any type of baking or shopping. I always wait to the last minute. Good for you, every little bit helps.

  2. November 10, 2011 / 3:15 am

    I'm just about done, but I need to be so I can get stuck into projects for a 2 year old birthday party a few days before christmas.
    Whom ever invents some thing to clean jars easily will make millions…

  3. November 10, 2011 / 5:03 am

    I am always very easy with preparation.I make small baskets with fresh produce from my gardens..some jams and bake soem cookies.People love it.What are you gonna put in your jars?

  4. November 10, 2011 / 10:51 am

    what's going in them?!?!?… i've just purchased 12 mini Kilner jars and I think i'm going to do Karen from lavendar and lovage's pears with wine and christmas spices!… if I ever get off my fat arse!

  5. November 10, 2011 / 5:00 pm

    Ugggh – I have a bunch of jars with all the sticky bits still on and I just can't get the motivation to sort them. You have done the hard part!
    I have made two batches of chutney but I put them in bought jars and I am not going to allow myself to buy any more. I need to get scrubbing!
    Yours looks a lovely collection of jars – the square ones especially.

  6. November 10, 2011 / 8:23 pm

    Oh poo, I just hit submit and then remembered you live in NZ, so no Lakeland… check out ebay though, I'm sure you can get similar stuff there.

  7. November 11, 2011 / 2:08 pm

    Jammy bugger! look at your collection of glass jars, all eclectic and looking very chic! I'm under orders to recycle all our glass jars as we no longer have space to store them ;0(
    Happy Christmas prep though ;0)

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