Mini Gardening in Vintage Spring Jars

Mini Gardening in Vintage Spring Jars

Several years ago, before I even started my blog, I created some Spring Jars with little garden and Easter scenes. I just thought they were the cutest things ever- y’all know I love miniature ANYTHING! And when I reposted the old photo on my Facebook page, the positive response was overwhelming- so, here we are, with a long overdue project post.Read more ›

Éire Go Bragh: Ireland in a Jar

Éire Go Bragh: Ireland in a Jar

Back in July 2001, I celebrated my quarter-life achievement by taking myself to Ireland. I saved my pennies, researched and planned, and enjoyed a wondrous week abroad, visiting Dublin, Galway, and the Ring of Kerry.

One of my very favorite moments, though, was driving through the Burren- a rolling landscape of green and stone, dotted with farmhouses, churches, and livestock. The patches of green are seemingly stitched in place by lines of dry stone wall- for a girl from the Chicago suburbs, this was exotic in its pastoral simplicity.Read more ›

Mason Jar Lid Wreath Ornaments

Mason Jar Lid Wreath Ornaments

This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

When the Ball Company reissued their Spring Green mason jars earlier this year, I bought a pack of six to use as drinking glasses. That, of course, meant that the six lids were fair game for crafts!

Mason Jar lid rings to be repurposed into Christmas ornaments wreath / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Ready to be repurposed…

I had seen this idea on Chipping with Charm and just loved it. It was perfect for my spare lids!Read more ›

Wonderful Waterless Snowglobes

Wonderful Waterless Snowglobes

Two, maybe three years ago, I made a series of waterless snowglobes. A trendy retailer had advertised their version for an uppity price, prompting me to try and recreate them myself.

And let me tell you, an obsession was born! I, of course, came armed with vintage supplies- old jars, vintage bottle brush trees, and couple of mid-century figurines. The results? 100% charming.Read more ›

Summer in a Jar- Vintage Coastal / Beach Decor

Summer in a Jar- Vintage Coastal / Beach Decor

Even though I’m enjoying every colorful, breezy moment this spring, I can’t help but plan ahead for summer décor. I don’t do much decorating for summer- but I do tend to bring a little of the coast inside. Some seaglass here, some driftwood there- you get the idea.Read more ›

I’ve Bean Hiding Things…

I’ve Bean Hiding Things…

Seeing as I don’t have children (other than our cats, Wrigley and Cottonball), I don’t do many crafts that would be considered “Kid Crafts”. And not that this project is completely kid-friendly (there’s a box cutter involved), but the idea of it might appeal to the kiddos. OR, if you’re like me and enjoying have secret hiding places (I blame Harriet the Spy), then this is the project for you! This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.Read more ›