Giveaway: Tiny Tree Canner Print by Johanna Wright

tiny tree canner

If you’ve been reading this site for any length of time, you’ll know I don’t limit my use of jars just to canning. I store dry goods and leftovers in them, keep pens and scissors stashed inside those with chipped rims and have even dedicated a giant jar to corralling my husband’s LEGO collection. In addition to pressing jars into service wherever possible, I also happen to be something of a fool for depictions of jars and the act of canning.

tiny tree canner

So, when author (she has written two beautiful books for children) and artist Johanna Wright got in touch back in the summer and asked if I’d like “Tiny Tree Canner,” one of her canning-related prints, I said yes immediately. I am entirely charmed by this image of a woman doing her canning in the center of a cozy tree. What’s more, I am tickled by how it visually evokes the idea of “squirreling away.” I know that I’m not the only one who sometimes refers to her preserving in that manner.

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Johanna Wright grew up in Eugene, Oregon and currently lives in Portland. Though she’s not a canner herself, she grew up around it. She initially painted this image as a gift for her mom and when her sisters spotted it, they wanted it as well. So prints were made and happily, they’re now available for the rest of us too!

In addition to this image, she also has two different prints in her shop of floating jars (one is done on an orange background and the other is done on a turquoise background that I think is the exact same color as my stove). I am tempted.

thank you!

I realize that none of us are quite prepared to start talking seriously about the holidays yet (though Macy’s seems entirely ready, they were setting up the holiday tableware when I walked through two weeks ago), but should you be shopping for a jar lover or avid canner this holiday season, you might want to consider one of Joanna’s prints! At $25, they’re quite affordable. A basic frame from a Ikea and you have a lovely gift.

Joanna has given me a second “Tiny Tree Canner” print to give away to one of my readers. If you want to throw your hat in the ring for a chance at it, here’s what you do.

  1. Leave a comment on this post. Tell me about the best gift you ever gave or received.
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm east coast time on Friday, October 12, 2012. Winner will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog over the weekend.
  3. Giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents.
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left via the comment form on the blog, I cannot accept submissions via email.
Disclosure: Joanna Wright gave me the print you see pictured here, along with an additional one for this giveaway. I was not compensated for running this post and my opinions remain my own. 

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365 Responses to Giveaway: Tiny Tree Canner Print by Johanna Wright

  1. 351

    I am disturbingly practical, even when receiving gifts. Fortunately my husband understands this, and most of the gifts he gives me are useful. My most recent favorite was a swing-top trash can for my laundry room. I had been griping about having to carry big handfuls of dryer lint to the kitchen to throw away, and he surprised me with a trash can dedicated solely to the laundry. It proves he listens, and I use it every day.

    Of course, my all-time favorite gift is my engagement ring, but that goes without saying…

  2. 352
    Karla says:

    My favourite gift that I have given was a hand woven blanket that I gave to a family member for their wedding. The colours were beautiful and I love giving handmade gifts. I also love receiving them as well.

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    bonnie says:

    I LOVE IT!!!
    Pick me! Pick me!
    I’m pretty thrilled with the pressure canner I got for Christmas last year. It’s hard to pick, because I am lucky to be the recipient of many, many heartfelt gifts over the years!

  4. 354
    melissa says:

    I think the best gift I ever gave was a sweater I knitted for my hard- to- please 9- year- old daughter. She wore it all the time until she outgrew it. It made me realize she would prefer something hand made over just about anything (except perhaps a horse!) How lucky!

  5. 355
    samW says:

    probably my all time favorite gift was my saddle when I was 12 years old….I still use it & I’m almost 40!

  6. 356
    Stephanie says:

    The best gift I have received was from one of my employees at work. What made it best was that it was entirely unexpected. The employee knew I collected pigs and found a wind chime with little pigs that hit the chimes.

  7. 357
    Ksenia says:

    The best gift I had ever received was for my last birthday. Turning 26, I was a little scared and disheartened. The night of my birthday, my partner placed a poem that he had written on our notice board. That poem was a riddle, a part of a four-piece treasure hunt that sent me scurrying throughout my apartment building for the better part of an hour. At the end of it, I was in tears, my arms cradling the gifts I had always wanted: a miniature ship in a bottle, a vintage typewriter and a little stuffed editor monkey (the monkey was more of a joke, but it was nonetheless welcome). The thoughtfulness and love behind this invention overwhelmed me and made this the most memorable gift experience of my life.

  8. 358
    Mary Beth says:

    I admit that I am very lucky to have an incredibly generous family, but one of my favorite gifts came this summer from a friend. I was studying for an enormous test and feeling cranky and discouraged when there was a knock on my door. This friend lives an hour away drove down just to drop off 4 bags of my favorite ginger snaps to encourage me, before driving back again.

  9. 359
    David says:

    When I snuck away with my niece on her second birthday and gave her ice cream (soft serve) for the first time in her life. I’ll never forget that look on her face…

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    Robert B says:

    This isn’t touching or anything…but one Christmas I received a toy Robot from “Lost in Space.” It was my favorite show. The Robot glided along and warned “Danger Will Robinson” as one would expect! 😉

  11. 361
    Susan Patty says:

    The tree canner is delightful. Whimsical.
    the best gift I was ever given was the gift my mother gave me. She spent time in the kitchen preserving her garden produce. While her garden fed us for much of the winter, the trip to our cold room (basement) was a fun responsibility, because not only did we get to scurry by the monster (gas furnace which would roar at about any time you didn’t expect it), but also we got to sniff out the best selection of fruit or vegetables to grace the meat and potatoes she was cooking upstairs. My most favorite preserved vegetable to choose was the pickled beets in pint jars, with the color resembling some necklaces of rich ladies, and the worst was the saurkraut. (sorry…it was just too long to get it prepared, and the whole house reeked of pickled cabbage. eeeew!) Sometimes I got to choose the kind of jam or jelly for breakfast. In the basement, our cold room had a special metal closet where we stored the sweet things we preserved. Choke cherry, crab apple and mint, currant, gooseberry, strawberry, peach jellies and jams. I felt honored to be the one who chose the toast toppers for the week. Can you guess what my favorite one to choose was? Rhubarb and strawberry. Second came the raspberry because my dad liked it so much.

    That kind of memory, treat or gift as it was, will last me a lifetime of cold winter nights. I love to follow in her footsteps, and have replaced my love for big batches to smaller ones (especially the pear and vanilla bean I made earlier this summer) and teach others in my area how to stuff their pantries with things that are good for you, while teaching them to be safe with the canners. Thanks for reminding me about her gift to me, and your great idea to preserve in smaller batches. Susan

  12. 362
    Lynne May says:

    The most appreciated gifts I ever gave away were in canning jars!

  13. 363
    Vicki Cook says:

    The best gift I ever received was a spinning wheel from my husband. He wasn’t good at hiding things like that, but there it was christmas morning. It was the best thing he gave me (other than my son).

  14. 364
    Debbie in Tampa says:

    The best gift I ever got was for Mother’s Day when my kids were young and went to a ceramic painting store. My daughter painted me a plaque that said “Mom’s Office” that I still have hanging above my computer and my son painted a matching switch plate cover. Both have flowers and bees painted them.

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