Saturday, 18 January 2014

Jar Jar Binks

2012 was the year that I first discovered the versatility of The Jar. It was the year I first went to Meat Liquor and was delighted with the novelty of drinking from a jam jar. It was also the year I went to DonnoWhat2Cook's first supper club where we drank from - you guessed it - glass jars. Feeling inspired, I picked up some jars of my own from Hobby Craft. Fast forward to Christmas 2013 I received two of these amazing Laura Ashley Marina jar lamps:


The jars are in fact usable so you can unclasp and voilĂ ... another - very neat - storage option. When the lamps arrived, I was stunned to discover that the jars were a lot bigger than what I expected. I'd planned to display a few sweets or a flower or something but with pumpkin-like capacity, I am left wondering what on earth I can store. Because with jars this big, I could probably store a small dog (not that I would). Pinterest to the rescue. After browsing Pinterest for the last year or so, I decided I should probably sign up with my own account already. You can find me here. Or click my little Pinterest bottle icon on the right hand side of my blog. My boards are still very much a work in progress, but I have found some lovely ideas of what to fill my jars with:


There are also some wonderful ideas on the Laura Ashley blog which I have also pinned:




Any other ideas of what I could pop in my jars?

9 comments:

  1. I feel your love for jars. It always pleases me when a mojito comes in a jam jar instead of a regular glass! I love the idea of individually wrapped colourful boiled sweets. Or you could do some inception style decorating and stick another light within your lamp (battery powered obv)!

    Jade | JadeFungBlog

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    1. Great minds think alike! I've actually been looking at battery powered lights as I'm seen some lovely pics of jars filled with greenery and pine cones with a light in the middle - very wintery! x x

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  2. I love jars! A bit of a weird thing really, I dunno what it is that makes them so great. I love the look of flowers in them, I think they'd look cool in your lamp! xxx

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    1. I've been drawn to flowers too! Am trying to find somewhere that sells realistic looking fake flowers.... My local Hobby Craft doesn't really do flowers any more. Silk ones would be lovely x x

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  3. very good loved the blog post!

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  4. Thats awesome!!!

    www.mexalex.com

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  5. omgosh OBSESSED w/ this!! i love jars too i want to have a collection on mason jars just to drink from, and bake desserts in and do a plethera of other things. but OMGGG JAR LAMPS!!! what the eff this is AMAZEEE! especially loveeee the water w/ the cherry blossoms suspended that is gorgeous! i hope you'll post pictures when you finally decide what to do with them :)!!

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    1. Will do Lisa! :) Oooo I love the idea of dessert in jar... maybe something layered so you can see all the gloriousness side on? x x

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