With extended daylight hours and warming temperatures, summer provides the perfect backdrop for BBQs and garden parties. If you’re hosting you’ll most likely be out to impress with your spread and if you’re attending as a guest, bringing a contribution that will be appreciated is high on the agenda. That’s where we can help; our range of glass jars and bottles can be purposed into any impressive favour!
With our range of vintage mini-milk bottles, you can do away with traditional champagne flutes. Fill them with prosecco and add a handful of berries for a unique alternative to the traditional wine on arrival. Simple and effective, these bottles are sure to charm your guests and make a subtle and elegant change to the usual beverages. Couple with a paper straw or present them in our mini milk crate for a truly rustic look that will give your guests that summer party feeling.
It’s not only delicious drinks that can be delicately displayed in these mini-milk bottles. Thanks to our variety of sizes, you can use them for practical and pretty storage or as an ornamental feature at a party. Got children coming? Fill our 500ml mini-milk bottles with colourful candies and use them as place settings with a twist. Not only will the kids be excited at the prospect of sweets, they will also look chic and sophisticated on the table.
If you’ve got an event to attend and feel obliged to take a gift, our one litre milk bottles provide a stylish casing for some home-made goods. Whether you’ve been crafting your own cordial or working on some wine, a lovingly prepared batch is an ideal and thoughtful gift. What’s more if you’re planning on infusing some gin or mulling some wine this summer, you can do it in the bottle itself, saving on any would be mess-making in transferring. Simply fill with your flavourings, twist on one of our metal milk bottle lids and let nature get to work!
Give them an event to remember with our range of glass jars and bottles. Take a look at our website to see our full range or to order online.
After a warm and sunny Spring, Summer is underway, bringing with it some fruitful pickings. June marks the season of soft fruits of all kinds. Sweet and subtle flavours like strawberry or apricot and tart but tantalising rhubarb and gooseberries are all ripe for the picking and perfect for preserving at their optimum sweetness. Our range of glass jam jars are on hand for those recipes coming into fruition this summer.
Whether they’re picked on a fruit farm or you’re lucky enough to have them ripening in the garden, strawberries are a quintessentially British fruit. The only thing more representative of the island nation than the fruit itself is strawberry jam, be it smothered on crumpets or in a delicious Victoria sponge cake. Fill our hexagonal jars up with your favourite strawberry jam recipe and twist on a gingham lid for that rustic village fete feel. Available in a range of capacities from the mini 45ml to the 440ml you can create breakfast or tombola sized portions of the sweet sensation.
Don’t Act the Gooseberry
When it comes to gooseberries, it can be easy to shrug them off as too sour for any sort of jam recipe. When uncooked these small green fruits can get your face in a twist with bitterness. But don’t be left behind; when boiled with a little sugar, they can make the most delightful jelly or jam that can be used in all manner of recipes sweet and savoury for a little sharpness.Keep it fresh by pouring into one of our Orcio jars and display proudly in the pantry for months to come.
It was Queen Victoria’s favourite fruit for good reason and now it seems its popularity is on the rise again. Whether in a classic crumble or as an alcohol flavouring this delightfully pink fruit seems to be cropping up in all manner of recipes. June is prime picking time but ensure you don’t leave it on the plant for too long, as it will lose its soft texture and become woody. Don’t worry about using it all up because with a rapid regrowth you can expect another batch next month. With so much cropping up why not try your hand at a rhubarb puree? Perfect for summer Bellinis, over ice cream or in some warm custard. For pristine presentation, house it in one of our swing top bottles and stick it in the fridge.
Make the most of this year’s yield of fruit. With the help of our functional, elegant glass jars and bottles, it’s easy pickings. Take a look online or order today on 01664 474141.
Karen Taylor - also known by some of our customers as 'Jam Jar Karen'..