Monday, June 27, 2011

The Beauty of Glass.

I decided to do a 'head count' of my apothecary jars (since buying another for a bargain at Target during a sale!), and was surprised to see I have 7. Is that too many? Definitely NOT! I actually have my eye on another smaller one that's in Provincial Home Living for $20...I'm tempted, but I might have to wait until some of my butterfly frames have sold :-)

So, here they all are!



I've been 'collecting' them for about 3 years. From left to right, this is where I purchased them from: Target, Provincial Home Living, Freedom, Target, Freedom, Bed Bath N Table, Target.



This is what I have in them currently, but I do swap them around from time to time, especially at Christmas! Lemons, corks (not all mine...I promise!), paper mache and ceramic decor balls, a DIY nest, lemongrass soap, small birds eggs, and rolled up vintage sheet music.









So which is my favourite? I honestly can't decide, but I love the look of the vintage sheet music in this one:



How many do you have, and what have you got in them?

11 comments:

Karla said...

I've got 6 I think all packed up in boxes while we wait for our house to finish being built and they're just waiting to be un-leashed in the new place!!

I have a few ideas as to how I want to display them but will have to wait and see if it all comes together.

Love 'em!

Shayne said...

I started "collecting" them while we were building our new house - which we moved into 4 weeks ago.

I havent actually unwrapped all of them yet but I have unearthed at least 4 so far..LOL. I got a gorgeous one from a friend as a housewarming gift which I love!

Jenny said...

Just did a quick count and also have 7! My collection is very similar, they are addictive and placed all over the house. Plus I now also stock them in my online shop (jittajack.com.au) which is even more tempting. I love your display of the many differing contents. Enjoy! ;-)

kexkez said...

Oh my goodness. I used to have one that we got as a wedding present 27 years ago. It sat in my cupboard for most of the 23 years I owned it. As we had no where to display it after we moved into our new house. Little did I realise they were about to become fashionable. I sold it for a ridiculously small amount when we moved here 5 years ago.

kexkez said...

oh and I have admit I've even considered buying some since seeing your ones from the first time on here. I just can't bring myself to do so knowing that I sold one only 5 years ago.

Miss Vintage said...

Wow - love what you did with them at Easter.

I have these all around my house (Now packed in boxes waiting to be let back out) I have one for corks like you, one for buttons because there is always spare buttons floating around and a very big one full of my nespresso pods! Opps... ok I have one full of mini soaps in the bathroom and maybe one in the kitchen full of little apples. Possibly a bit over the top but I cant seem to stop collecting things.

A-M said...

Oh they're gorgeous! 7 is not too many. I have one. In a box at the back of my shed. A-M xx

Robyn said...

Hi. Just found your sight via your comment on A-M's blog!
Am also your newest follower!

Stylish Settings said...

Just found your blog via A-M. I have a 13 year old Henley home here in Brisbane and I often joke that I am trying to take it from Henley to Heavenly. Yours is already heavenly. Following along now for more inspiration.
Cheers Kylie

Aaron and Erin said...

I love these! You're so clever! Love the corks :)

stormygirl said...

Welcome Robyn! I'm going to have fun reading your take on Australia through your blog!

Stylish Settings....if you look close enough at my Henley home, it's far from Heavenly! The plastering job is very average...