I remember the first time I saw vintage blue mason jars lined up on a shelf in someone’s kitchen. It was in a magazine but I don’t remember which one. From that moment, I was smitten. I hopped on eBay and found a “lot” of jars for hardly any money. In fact I think the shipping was more than the cost of the jars. There were 9 or 10 jars in the box…all wrapped up in newspaper. As I unwrapped each one, it was like Christmas. I have used them in my decor since the day they arrived on my door step. I’ve added a few more along the way but that original group of jars is still the heart of my collection.
The small space above the blue cabinets in my kitchen is the perfect spot for a row of mason jars. It’s not very high so most things don’t fit. If you have a small space that needs a little charm, mason jars are the budget-friendly answer.
Crafters everywhere use mason jars for all sorts of things. After our family vacation in March, I made a Ball Jar Beach Vacation Memento to remind me of the great time we had in Florida. It sits on a shelf in my living room and it really does bring a smile to my face when I see it. A lovely memory for sure.
Last year when I showed you How To Update a Bathroom, I used a small mason jar to store Q-tips. If you use the lid, they stay clean and are protected from the flying hairspray. Using these jars for storage is a no-brainer. Fun and function rolled into one pretty package.
This tiered stand moves around my house. It recently landed in the entry and it fills the corner nicely. I add seasonal touches but most of the time this stand holds my rag balls from Cottage at the Crossroads, vintage spools, mason jars and a vintage pitcher or two.
My whole philosophy when it comes to decorating a home is that it should be filled with things you love. Who cares what is trending or popular? If you don’t completely adore it, it doesn’t belong in your home. I like to mix styles and really don’t care if they clash a little. I mix my vintage/farmhouse accessories with my traditional furniture. It may not work for everyone, but it works for me. That is the whole idea of making a house…a home.
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