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Thursday, February 4, 2010

I can't help myself . . .

I absolutely love jars!! A simple thing really. You toss them in the trash all the time but I'm always looking at them and thinking..."what could go inside of you and be even more beautiful?"
Emily has been saving Clara's baby food jars for me. I love them!!! Tiny, adorable just like my little grandbebe....but what to do with the them.....what to do???

Well, a quick Google search and this is what I found:

A gorgeous chandelier....found here ~




A little organization....found here ~



A few little gifties.....found here ~



A few lanterns....I don't know where I found these (I'm so sorry :)




Another chandy....found here ~


And a lot of these ideas can be used for other sized jars too.
Now....I need to decide which one I love most ~ maybe all of them!



A sweet giveaway for you:

Stefanie of Rose Petals and Rust is offering this precious necklace.....
don't you love it?
~Just click HERE to comment ~






Today I picked up the latest issue of Where Women Create ~
I can't wait to look at it!!!!
Jo let me know that they will be here
to shoot my studio sometime in March. YIKES!!!
I'd better get this dump cleaned up....
I try and try but it just. doesn't. last.






Something totally weird and off-the-wall....
this is my favorite lotion right now!!!
And I'm really not being paid for this at all ~ it's wonderful!



I hope your Thursday is absolutely amazing!!!!
hugs and love,
Dawn

42 comments:

Angela Harris said...

I've used this lotion on my babies since they were born and the smell for me now is so comforting and nestalgic :)
I have to go see more pretty photos on your blog!

Florence said...

Great finds you found and I am excited for your photo shoot of Where Women Create. That is so awesome. Florence

Free Pretty Things For You said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE JARS!!
i have a collection of about 200 old Ball mason jar clear and aqua.. they are all packed away :( saving them for my wedding day(renewal of vows)! ;)cant wait!
thank you for sharing!

Dorthe said...

Love the jar chandelier, and the last one shown too, that is what I would choose, if I had that tiny sweet jars....
Thank`s for showing, dear friend.

Love and hugs to you, dear Dawn.

Dorthe

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

How creative to use baby jars that way. Love the top one especially! I might have to try that lotion, my skin is very dry this year for some reason. I feel like I could sit in a tub of baby oil and just soak it all in!

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

There is nothing wrong with being a jar lady... the fact that they reflect the light, protect what is held within and make a perfect little haven for your tiny nesting creations...
I'll look forward to seeing your place of creativity in the upcoming publication.
I'm curious to see if a person that shares a birthday also shares an obsession with stuff. Wink!
Susan x

Scrap for Joy said...

The jar ideas are great...now I just have to find a mother of a small child to save them for me. As for the Where Women Create selection...what took them so long?! It will be great to see your space in the pages of one of my favorite magazines!
Joyce

Leann said...

Thursday is off to a good start. I have my cuppa Joe and I'm visiting sweet friends like you.

I hope you enjoy your day too!
Leann

Lori said...

i love jars too...the organization ones are really cute...wish i had room in the kitchen for a set of those...

Sandi said...

Love all those jar ideas Dawn. Thanks for sharing them because I throw away way too many jars!!
Hugs~

Sharon@crafty*nesty*thrifty said...

You inspire me so, now to find the jar's

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Dawn, These are really great ideas! I especially love the chandelier. Isn't recycling just wonderful?
Hugs,
Julia

Charlene said...

I have always loved baby jars for storing little bits of this & that. But, we've run out of babies here. They grow up so fast! Thanks for all the ideas on the jars. And the lotion... I hadn't tried it. But, with winter itch I should. Can't wait to see your studio in the magazine. Know it will be magical. And what an honor to have Jo at your nest. Hugs! Charlene

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Dawn,
YIPEE!!! How exciting to have Jo & crew come to your little 'nest' & photograph it for one of my favorite mags! I am thrilled for you & us because now we get to see where all these wonderful creations come from.
Love & hugs, Lisa
PS Love the lighting & thanks for the heads up on giveaways.

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Dawn ~
Ohhhh girl ! I didn't know that they are going to be shooting your studio soon ~ I am so excited !
xoxo
Lori

Life is good! said...

i love jars also and all of your jar ideas. thanks!

Diane said...

Dawn, another use for baby food jars:

A friend of my mother's, years ago, used to make many different flavors of homemade jams & jellies. She would fill baby food jars with them, put little fabric "caps" on them and insert 4 into a strawberry basket then top off the center with a bunch of dried flowers that matched the fabric's colors!

These little jelly jar baskets were adorable!
And her different jellies incorporating different berries and nuts were delicious! They were like nothing you could buy already canned.

Her name was "Nibby" and she's not been with us for many years now but she was a creative inspiration to me, was my first "mentor" into the world of antiques and collecting.

I'm like you...I dislike throwing away jars, especially if they are shaped prettily!

Hugs!
Diane

Miss Sandy said...

This issue of WWC is fantastic! I gobbled mine up from cover to cover.

I vote for the first jar idea, love that and would consider using it in an outdoor space.

Hope your day is filled with wonderful delights!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello sweet Dawn! Oh, you come up with the greatest ideas! How is that sweet grand baby?

Debbie xo

Deb said...

YEAH!!!! How exciting Dawn!! Can't wait to see pics of one of my favourite artists & her "feathered nest" in Where Women Create ♥ Congratulations xo

Vee said...

You've gathered lots of ideas for those baby jars...all great ones, too! Thanks for the information. It's that time of year when lotion is a necessity.

Livingston Street Decor said...

I love jars and bottles too...not quite sure why, but I do! I have an endless supply of them. This post gave me some great new projects to try. Love the upcycled garden chandelier. Thanks for the inspiration.

Martha, Vintage Trifles said...

Hey Sweetie! Love the little jar ideas. So glad to hear from you. Hope the paint color works. It looks kinda gray in the can, but works on the wall! Hugs and good care to you, M.

Dani said...

love the jar ideas....we find so many and I've collected a few unusual ones.....was trying to think of what to do with them.....we also find some glass containers, no lids..square ones, odd shapes....

Andy's Attic said...

Jars? I'm not the only one?? Good to know others share the "jar" thing. Congratulations on the upcoming shoot and thanks for the lotion info...always looking for one to try.
Annette

stefanie said...

wow, how exciting for you, can't wait to see your studio in the magazine..to fun!!! thanks for posting about my giveaway...to sweet!!!

sjmcdowell said...

Hi Dawn!! Oh I love glass/jars too!!
I saved the real tall glasses the "Pom" juice use to come in (now they have it in plastic bottles)...anyway I put my colored pencils in a couple my paint brushes in a couple....paint pens, etc. I love the fancy pickle jars in which I store my botton collection in. I saved "one" baby food jar so far...I have a long way to go!! Ha Ha!! Hugs from Susan in Georgia....P.S. Dawn, check out my blog site I finally have a Banner now and "stuff" Lol...Bye for now!

reimaginedtreasures.blogspot.com said...

I love jars too. I found this great cast iron chandalier at a thrift shop last summer for some of my little ones, and finally was hanging it, but one of the side pieces broke off. no glues have worked. Anyone know how to fix cast iron, or do I have to go find a welder??!!

Ellie said...

I, also want to join, "I love jars, club"! The chandelier is amazing! (I went to school, with a girl whose name was Chandra Lear).

Wow, March, I can't wait; it will be beautiful and so you! This is why they chose you! I have a hard time finding this mag in my back yard. I have found it at Lowe's. If not, then I'm off to VA; I am near the border.
Thanks for sharing, I loved all the ideas..so versatile~

Hopemore Studio said...

I have the same love of jars, can't bear to throw any out. I'm so glad you have a source for baby food jars once again.

I have several pictures saved for inspiration for when I eventually make outdoor lanterns with small mason jars. I really want to make some using stencils and glass etching paste too.
Angie

Jodie LeJeune said...

Hi Dawn!!!
Great tips on the jars!!!

That is AWESOME news that Jo is going to your studio!!! oh my gosh...if I were close, I'd go help you clean (yeah right like it needs it) your room!!! I can't wait to see it in print and I hope they catch every little nook and crannie filled with goodies!!!! I'm so happy for you.

And as for that lotion...I AGREE!

xoxo~
everything vintage

Pretty Things said...

I LOVE jars and collect all sorts of vintage ones and some new ones (new ones if the shape is cool). Right now I have yarn in some, acorns in others.... I love them all!

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Thank you for the tips on the baby jars, I keep all my jars and would love to run onto some baby jars. I am so happy you and your studio are going to be in print. That is so exciting!! You deserve it, your art is so delicious! I will also check out the lotion. Me skin looks like a snake skin that has been shed.LOL
Hope you are having a good Thursday!
Hugs, Pat

sepiadreams said...

Congrats Dawn on the magazine!!! You truly deserve it and I can't wait to see it..LOve Tiina...

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Dawn! I'm so excited for you to be in the magazine. Will your article be in the May/June/July issue??? That's the issue mine will be in and it would be wonderful to share the issue with a blogging friend. Can't wait to see it!!! Have a great weekend.

Karen
My Desert Cottage

June said...

Hi Dawn dear,
I hate tossing jars too. They can be turned into wonderful little vessels for beautiful little things.
I am so excited to see the issue that will have your creative space in it. I picked up this latest issue and had a great time perusing through it. Thank you for the heads up on the lotion, I feel like I'm cracking here from all the dry and cold.
hugs

Marie Astrid said...

I don't speak english very welle.I find your blog very interresting et I finelly found how to write here .I made yesterday a photography from one of my old book .The image is from the book "Paul and Virginie" .
Can I send you the picture?
Friendly
Marie

angela said...

Hey Dawn, I would love to come help you clean your studio, please, please let me!! haha. seriously I would love to just let me know when to be there!
love,
angela

BellaRosa said...

Dawn amor, I LOVE all these ideas for the jars, especially the bebe jars and the chandeliers...hmmm I wonder if I can steal some from my girlfriend :) I think her lil bebe will quickly replenish her stash :) I can't wait to find my own copy of the new "Where Woman Create" and I especially can't wait to see you featured in it, I know it will along with the one featuring our beautiful friend Rebecca be one of my favorites :) I will have to try that lotion on my dry self lol I love the one that has the lavender in it, I use that all the time...Can't wait to see what new lovelies you have found for your new space! Besos, Rose

Sharon said...

I am so glad there is more than just me with a thing for glass jars. My family was thinking at one point about a intervention!!! LOL Sharon

Marilyn said...

This may be a weird question since the charm necklace is not one you made. Do you know where to find the bead chain like on that necklace? Thanks! I love visiting you, love your free pictures, but don't always leave a comment.

Faye Jones said...

Hi, Dawn
I love this magazine. Try to buy as they come out. One of these days I am going to visit your friend's store.
Hugs,
Faye

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