Monday, July 18, 2016

Time to Can Tea

Time to Can Tea: The Charm of Home
This week for tea I am getting ready to can.  Do any of you can?  I have a lot of strawberries and blackberries.  I have already made strawberry jam so, as you can see, the blackberries are ripe and it's time to make something with them.

Time to Can Tea: The Charm of Home
I am participating in Ball's Can-It-Forward this Friday, July 22, 2016.  Now in it's 6th year, Can-It Forward was born from a desire to share the joy and benefits of canning.
For more information about International Can-It Forward Day or Ball brand home canning visit,

How you can participate in the Can-It Forward activities:
  • Sign up and pledge to join the event and receive $5 off of Ball's online store: Pledge Page.
  • Tune in to watch live canning demonstrations on Ball's Facebook page on July 22, 10 AM-3:30 ET.  Each hour viewers will get the chance to win a giveaway prize!
  • You can ask Jarden Home Brands canning experts any preserving or home canning questions via Twitterwith the hashtag #canitforward from 10AM – 5PM ET on July 22nd.  
  • You can also share their own #canitforward creations with the brand on Pinterest and Instagram.
  • If you engage in any of the Facebook Live recipe videos, a donation will be made to charity. 
Time to Can Tea: The Charm of Home
Tea is in this Royal Albert cup today.  The pattern is Petit Point.  I won that teacup from a dear blogging friend Sandi, at Rose Chintz Cottage.  Thank you Sandi, I am still enjoying it! 

Time to Can Tea: The Charm of Home
I have my vintage apron with chicken scratch embroidery out today. Canning reminds me of my Grandmother and farm living.  The tea cake is Blackberry Bread.

Blue glass mason jars and The All New Ball Book of Canning and Preserving provided by Ball Canning.  Join me Friday and I will share a recipe out of this cookbook with my blackberries.


I will link this to:
There Is No Place Like Home at Rose Chintz Cottage 
Home & Garden Thursdayat A Delightsome Life
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups 
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
The Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings- The Heart of  Your Home
Vintage Charm at Charm Bracelet Diva
The Homemaking Party at Classical Homemaking
Thoughts of Home at Decor to Adore
Rooted in Thyme Simple and Sweet Friday
Share Your Cup Thursday at Have a Daily Cupof Mrs. Olsen
What To Do Weekends at Shoestring Elegance
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Rose Garden Malevik Saturday Showoff
The Scoop at Stonegable
Best of the Weekend with Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


Deborah Montgomery said...

I was intrigued by your post title. I thought you were going to can tea!!
What a pretty teacup, and your bread looks delicious! I used to can a little, mostly jam. So delicious. Have fun, Sherry!

janice15 said...

Lovely photos, I wish someone would teach me to can. My mama did back when with her childhood friend many laughing stories, Dorothy her driend had ten busy kids and mama said it was akways simething but they manage to get canning in there. I remember mamas pickles the best... I love your tea cup, I own two and really want the matxhing teapot. I enjoyed my visit dearest have a lovely evening and new week. With love Janice

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

A lovely tea time, Sherry! Your teacup looks right at home there. Yes, I do can, or jar. I just made strawberry jam yesterday and rhubarb jam a month ago. I plan to make mustard pickles in a few weeks too. There's nothing like home made. Thank you for sharing and linking up with me. Hope you have a lovely week, my friend.


Martha's Favorites said...

Lovely tea party today. It is always a pleasure to visit you. You have such beautiful taste! Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

living from glory to glory said...

Hi Sherry, I wish I had started canning some jelly myself, now you have inspired me to get busy! I did freeze a lot of blueberries! Your tea cup is really a lovely gift from Sandi... You both have great taste!
Have a great summer and enjoy all its fruits.

Margie said...

What a lovely teacup! I've always admired RA Petit Point pattern.

Bernideen said...

Dear Sherry:
I was originally going to can this summer but haven't done it yet. I have everything I saved from the 1970's when I was in my 30's and canned. Maybe next year. This was a lovely post and I thank you for sharing and linking.

Annas Nadelbuch said...

What a pretty Teacup you won ! I do love Petit Point very much, it looks so charming on this tea cup . Yes , I'm canning, but only currant jam . From my garden.
Thank you for the party,Sherry . Like to be here .
Blessings, Carmen

Jean | said...

Just over from Bernideen's. Couldn't resist a post that featured tea and canning! I had intended to do some canning this summer, but haven't managed to do it yet. Still time, I suppose ...

Anne's Attic - Design said...

I think it should always be time for tea. Thank you for sharing at SYC! xx Jo

Pat said...

I never learned to can, dear friend!
My MoMa was a 'working lady'!
Instead of canning, we did freezing of our Garden's bounty!
My Mother~in~law (farmer's wife) canned!
Instead of teaching me, she gifted me with the Garden's bounty from her labours. In exchange, I cooked and delivered she and my Father~in~law's meals during canning Season!
YuMMy cake served with your exquisite Royal Albert Tea Cup!
The vignette is gorgeous!

Laura said...

I used to put things up to freeze with my Daisy Seal a Meal.
One year my father and I did it as a project.
Thank you for joining us at Thoughts of Home.
Hope to see you next week too.

White Spray Paint

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Hi Sherry, I do still can and enjoy it very much. I haven't done any yet this season. Wonderful to have your own berries! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Our Hopeful Home said...

I love Royal Albert and Ball jars! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen

Terri said...

Ooooh, that is a lovely needlepoint pattern tea cup! And your dessert is so delicious looking I would be happy to have some too : )