I’ll be the first to admit that THIS project…is not really a project.
Scrolling through Pinterest one day, I saw that someone had pinned a Pottery Barn condiment set photo. I liked it right off the bat- a cute wooden drawer filled with cute glass jars, perfect for parties or events.
It also occurred to me immediately- as it probably has done to a few other folks- that this set isn’t something you buy. Rather, it’s something that you recreate with what you already have! OR go junkin’ for the parts you need. AND pay less than retail! This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.
Well, I’d been meaning to purchase a vintage card catalog drawer (or sewing table drawer) for a while now- I mean, who doesn’t love those?? So I found the perfect one and waited impatiently for it to arrive in the mail.
Once I had the drawer, I had to decide what to fill it with.
Mason jars would have been an obvious- and popular- idea. And I love me a mason jar…but I wanted to think a little outside the box…or drawer, as the case may be.
Carnival glass? Silverplate goblets? Pretty colored sherbet bowls? Let’s face it, the vintage options are endless.
In the spirit of the last days of winter, I decided that classic milk glass would be lovely. Courtesy of Olde Faithful’s Antique Mall, I ended up with two sugar/creamer sets- I loved the different patterns and heights.
Also in the spirit of winter’s final moments, I decided that instead of using my condiment set for BBQ sauces (a la Pottery Barn’s pretty picture), I would play around with hot chocolate bar stir-ins and toppings. So I filled up my milk glass pieces with sweet deliciousness…and you know what, I’m pretty darn pleased with it!
Here’s a little side-by-side comparison…and please ignore the fact that Pottery Barn has a far better photo!! Focus on the fact that my version is genuinely vintage, not recently made in China, and didn’t cost $49.95.
My first official hack…I love it!…but back to real projects next time, I promise!