Spring Garden Scenes inside Pickle Jars or Vintage Jars

Spring Garden Scenes inside Pickle Jars or Vintage Jars

Several years ago, before I even started my blog, I created some Spring home decor inside pickle jars / vintage jars with little Spring 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 ›

Irish Countryside in a Vintage Mason Jar for St. Patrick’s Day

Irish Countryside in a Vintage Mason Jar for St. Patrick’s Day

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 classic Irish countryside. 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 ›

DIY Beach Decor or Ocean Decor in Vintage Mason Jars

DIY Beach Decor or Ocean Decor in Vintage Mason Jars

Over the years, I’ve procured several vintage mason jars – particularly those with air bubbles inside the glass. I’m such a sucker for old aqua jars with their vibrant color and crusty zinc lids. So, I decided to upcycle a few of my own into DIY beach decor using treasures from past beach vacations.
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