March 19, 2012

Ball/Mason Jar Palooza and an Unintentional Copy That

O.K., how cool is this?  Karen from The Graphics Fairy strikes once again and shares a fabulous blue, {blue, people!} Mason/Ball Jar.  I love these things so much that I have my own Pinterest page dedicated to them.  And the possibilities are endless in the craft/home decor department.  Today I'd like to share with you my most recent Ball/Mason Jar home decor creation.

A while back I blogged about a great flea market find, my vintage canning tub, here.

I knew when I found it that there would be more than a few uses for it, even if I didn't know exactly what those uses would be at the time. Besides using the tub itself as a home decor element, the inside held a more exciting possibility.




For starters, you need 6 jars to fill all the slots.  So I patiently waited, all the while collecting Atlas/ Mason (spaghetti sauce) jars.  It's a good thing we love pasta in my house.  Just sayin'.  Once the jars were assembled (sans labels and lids of course) this is what I ended up with. (Only 6 months after my first post about this lol.)






The metal tray is just the right amount of rusty.  And as much as I loved the look of the empty jars as is, I decided they needed a bit of spring.  Enter Dollar General.

I bought some hydrangeas, (what I'll call ) fuzzy green cattails, and some white flower thingys that I thought worked well with the mix. Can you tell I'm quite the gardener?





And then I got to arranging.  Boy, was I happy with what I got!





So here I sat all proud of myself for my barn sale/dollar store creation.  And I had to smile when I got the Home Decorators Collection catalog in the mail today.  



Page 63.   Iron Baskets with Roses and Hydrangeas.  $64.00  


Maybe I'll add some pinks and blues to my arrangement for Easter.  Then again, maybe I'll just leave well enough alone.




Hope you all have a great week.  Spring Break and Easter's on it's way!  Enjoy!


xoxo



19 comments:

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I like yours better, Kathleen.

Leaping Frog Design's said...

Oh I love yours!!!

Design is... All in the Detail said...

Beautiful - such inspiration and creativity. Thanks so much for sharing this fun find and the application you used! PERFECT!!! Enjoy your Tuesday - Jalon

Glenda/MidSouth said...

How does that saying go "great minds"? :D I also like yours better.

Betsy said...

You did good girl, and I like yours even better!

Peg Meckling said...

Absolutely! Leave well enough alone! Yours looks fabulous and I much prefer your flower colors.

Rachael said...

I prefer yours to the other one. I need to get me one of those metal things to hold some of my jars.

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

OH that is too funny. Let's face it, you are a trend setter, what can I say???

blhitchcock901 said...

I love the wire baskets. I love them for putting candles in the jar and using when grilling out on the deck. Fun!

savvycityfarmer said...

where ARE you finding this many ball jars???


thanks for linking

La Vie Quotidienne said...

How pretty! Cleaver you.

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

$64 that's crazy! I love what you did with yours :) I'll see you next time.

momto8 said...

perfect!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I too love Mason jars. Thanks for sharing!

Lorrie said...

Beautiful display! I'm now a follower

Denise Marie said...

How fun!

At Home in English Valley said...

Hi Kathy, I love how you filled the jars. A canning jar filled with flowers is SPRING! Love,
Penny

Sherry said...

I never thought about using a canning rack! Great idea! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Candy said...

Love it....makes such a statement. I just bought a box full of turquoise Ball jars. Now, I just need the vintage canner basket to make one of these beautiful arrangements.
Im now following you from PICKINandPAINTIN.blogspot.com. Please come visit me and maybe you'll follow back. THANKS 8-)

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