Thursday, July 16, 2009

My Daddy's Pickled Okra

My dad has been gone for several years now. And it's funny how we hold on to things that remind us of those we love. It may seem kind of silly, but one of those things for me is Daddy's pickled okra. He always knew how much I loved it, and for many years he made sure my pantry was well stocked! I only have a few jars of it left now...and I know that there won't be anymore coming. So I admit that hoard them. If you are ever a guest in my home, PLEASE don't ask for Daddy's pickled okra. It's much to hard to me to part with. LOL!


To make Daddy's jar of pickled okra pretty, I used the new JustRite Preserves Borders & Centers set with a 2-3/8" Wood Stamper . Using Onyx Black Versafine ink, I stamped on watercolor paper, then embossed with JudiKins Detail Clear embossing powder. The stamped image was colored with Tombow Markers and a damp paint brush. I added a Mini Rhinestone to the center of each flower for a little bling!

To stamp the word "Okra" on the front of the label I used my JustRite Times Roman Uppercase and Times Roman Lowercase font with my JustRite Rectangular Stamper .

Instead of wrapping the designer paper all the way around the jar I made a "label" using my Long Rectangle Nestabilities . You can see it better in the picture below.

The designer paper is from the Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday paper kit. The cardstock is Prismatics Nautical Blue medium and light.



I wish I had Daddy's recipe, but to my knowledge he never wrote it down. After doing an Internet search, I found this Pickled Okra Recipe that sounds like it has all the right ingredients. If you try it, be sure to let me know!

The Dream Team has been busy at work making projects for this week. And haven't they done an awesome job??? Applaud! Applaud! Please be sure to see what awesome creations they have for you! Here is the schedule for today and tomorrow:

Thursday - Amy , Denise , Laurie , Cammie and me

Friday - Cammie , Charmaine , Kimberly and me

Thanks for stopping by my blog day! I hope you will join us tomorrow for the last day of JustRite week! Until then...

9 comments:

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love how you dressed up his jar....and you totally should NOT part with them. I would hoard them too.

Tina Gilliland said...

Ok now that is one very pretty jar... but OKRA??? OMGosh... ok.. to each his own. LOL Your dad would love seeing this jar looking so pretty and "preserved" (or saved... forever... hee hee). I promise not to come visit and ask for any... dad's or not. LOL

Carolyn King said...

BEAUTIFUL jar---love the story behind it...your dad would be so proud to see his okra dressed up so nicely!!!

Amy Sheffer said...

Love this, Michelle - the project and the story behind it!

Silke Ledlow said...

Michelle - this is a yummy jar!!!Love how you dressed it up!!! What a sweet story - I promise I won't ask for Okra :)!!! Hugs ~S~

Gabriela said...

Ph my goodness what a heartwarming post. How lovely that your sweet Daddy pickled okra for you. Your scalloped labels are fabulous. But you need not worry that I would ever ask you to part with your pickled okra. Not a chance.

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Love how you used the nesties on this Michelle. And your colors are fab!! I'm sure you Daddy would love to see how you dressed up his okra.

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

What a wonderful way to decorate this jar and the story that goes with it is so special! (I have to admit though I had to google what okra was!!!)

Joan Ervin said...

What a sweet story, Michelle....I can see why you are holding onto the few jars you have left!! I love all the new Justrite stamps, too...your jar looks sooo pretty all dressed up!!!!