I hope everyone had a safe and memorable Memorial Day weekend, full of special memories and a time for reflecting on the brave servicemen and women who have sacrificed so much for us.
There are just certain things that appeal to me more than others, and I have to say these sweet little Mason jars and wood crates really top that list. It seems like the more we move into the future the more we want to embrace the past, and decorating your home with vintage finds certainly fits in this category.
I remember all those canning jars laid out on the kitchen counter of my grandparent's
home and filled with all sorts of farm fresh fruits and veggies ready for the root cellar. I've always loved these jars and after seeing them all over blog land for quite some time, I knew I needed to get busy and create a little display of my own.
I love wood crates of all sizes, but I knew with my limited space that I needed something small that would hold a few quart size jars. I found this small crate at a craft store and stained it with some minwax in chestnut. I love all the rustic crates and boxes that are out there, but being thrifty minded I got the look that I wanted for so much less.
I don't have a garden yet, that's on my list along with so many other things, and since I was in a rush I went to the florist and found some stock flowers. I wanted lilac or lavender, but the stock was a nice replacement and I tried to fill in my jars with some baby's breath. Next time I'll have a few more flowers to fill in the jars a little better. I love the combination though. I added them to my table to get an idea of how I wanted to display them.
I love the clear jars and I'm looking for a few more, maybe vintage light green, as well as the glass lids that come with some of the vintage jars as well.
The pink stock looked like a lavender color at the florist when I first saw them. I love pink as well though. I'll have to keep these in mind again because they have a spicy sweet scent that even my hubby liked. I also liked the ruffled look of the petals.
I'm just displaying it here to show how it looks. The sun just wouldn't stay out for me. The crate will probably go on my kitchen counter. It isn't that large, but it really fills up our tiny dining table!
Of course I had to put my jars on the windowsill and try and catch a few rays.
I'll be using this little crate a lot and changing it with the seasons. Maybe I'm sharing too many pics of these jars here. How many times can you show flowers in your Mason jars I wonder? There is no limit with all the creative bloggers out there.
If you have some Mason jars that are your favorites I hope you'll share your ideas. I just wanted to share a little sweet something that I enjoy. Thanks for visiting!
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