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Selling your preserves
Mon 17-Dec-12
1:40 pm
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mauramac
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I have been trying to find the time to dress up some of my jams and preserves to make them more attractive as gifts.

Thought I would share my latest effort and see what others do (if anything) to make the jars look more appealing.

I'm 50-50 on this as I'm not naturally artistic and struggle to be inventive and to be honest wonder if it is all worth it anyway.

However......just to see if it made any difference or not I gave it a go.

 

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Mon 17-Dec-12
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And here are some without the dressing up ponder

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Mon 17-Dec-12
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Hi Maura I think both look good but I am sure anyone receiving the gussied up version would be delighted with the effort you have made to make them look extra special. They look lovely & I am sure taste great too. Well done ! wave  magic

 

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Mon 17-Dec-12
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OH always goes with the covers if they are going to be given away- she no longer does this with the marmalade she makes for Church funds, as the regular buyers are happy with just the lid as presentation.

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Mon 17-Dec-12
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Presentation is everything smile

Would  Thornton chocolates sell if they came in a brown paper bag big_laugh

Your dressed up jars look fantastic.

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Mon 17-Dec-12
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They look great Maura, however..I would suggest slightly smaller covers, I know they are obviously doileys and therefore they come in set sizes, but they cover too much of the jars in my opinion. However as we've discussed, keep an eye out for pretty cupcake cases in supermarkets, they work out pretty cheap, usually less than a penny each.

I think it's wonderful that you do it all for charity too.

Tue 18-Dec-12
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Thanks everyone for your compliments - much appreciated smile

I did think they were a tad too big Jan so I'll look out for the muffin cases and try those although Ebay definitely do have doilies in all sizes so I'll check those out again. From memory the only problem with the doilies is the pattern around the edge. If it is too holey then they rip when you try to put an elastic band around the jar to hold them in place frown

I love being retired but quickly realised that I needed to do something constructive with my time because after having such a busy job it's not easy to just do nothing. So I picked up the knitting needles again and also started making Jams etc - just for fun to start with. Then when it all started to fill up the pantry (even after giving it away to friends & family) I thought I would do the odd table sale and thats how it all began really. My son does the London to Brighton Bike ride every year and raises money through work sponsorship for Great Ormond Street Hospital because his little boy has been getting such great treatment there ever since he was 2 years old - he is now 13 eeek and not so little! So that's how we became involved with GOSH and then we adopted our little raggamuffin terrier from a dog rescue back in June and they need money so it just seemed a good way to help out.

Gives me something to do and even a little bit of money goes a long way in the smaller charities so everyone gets something out of it.

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