One of the best parts about marrying my husband was marrying into his big Italian family. Don't get me wrong, I have an equally wonderful Italian family, but we are more...how do you say...Italian American. Unfortunately a lot of my families traditions from Sicily are just a memory now. Vince's family stays true to their heritage and traditions. Just a couple weeks ago we made around 200 mason jars of tomato sauce (I think we used over 20 bushels of fresh tomatoes). Your probably thinking...what could one possibly do with all that sauce?? Trust me we use it! We only had 11 jars from last year left!
One of my favorite things to do with empty mason jars is to fill them with flowers! It helps when your mother in law has a beautiful garden of garden roses, hydrangea, etc, etc. I'm pretty in love with everything that Leif does, that's where the lovely pics above are from. I am constantly stalking their blog for inspiration. Their beautiful arrangements would be perfect for an outdoor affair, bridal shower, or even rehearsal dinner. Sigh...I love their creations!!