Friday, January 23, 2009

Good Jars...they're back!



Back by popular demand, a fresh batch of Good Jars!




Here's the story of the creation of the Good Jar.



Over about a months time, I sat in a quiet, pretty spot and wrote down a list of 365 things that would make my day a little brighter.


I've transferred my list onto 365 small, fortune-sized, slips of paper and made a home for them inside lidded, glass wire-bale jars.


Each one of these slips state short inspirational sentences, that suggest simple things you can do, or look at, or think about, to ensure that you have a good day.



- Place one bedside, and draw one slip daily upon awakening.



- Use one as an interactive accessory in a Guest Bedroom, to make your visitors smile.



- Normally used to hold food items, these little jars look right at home on the window sill in the Kitchen, too.


Here's an example of what's inside:


Whistle while you work


Notice the colors of the sunset


BE a breath of fresh air


Hide a note for someone to find


Make a sandwich and cut it diagonally


Smile at everyone


Make a wish upon a star


Each jar is handmade, by yours truly, with love.

The price of each jar is $15.99, plus shipping and handling.

Click the Buy Now button if you're interested in receiving a little jar of goodness, and you'll receive it within 2-3 weeks!

*Edited 12/20/2009 - Due to our demanding design consultation and renovation schedule, we are not longer making or selling our Good Jars.

17 comments:

Brandi Schaefer said...

Too cute :) When my husband & I were first dating, I remember doing somthing similar with a hear shaped bottle with all the things I loved about him inside...amore

DomesticDivasFancy said...

Can I post this on my blog for my viewers?

Blenda said...

What a sweet idea! Perfect complement to the cottage theme, which I too adore.

This Home Sweet Home said...

With that in mind, how about a Valentine's jar? How many romantic thoughts can you think of.

Layla said...

Hi "This Home Sweet Home"!

Funny you should mention that, I am actually in the midst of creating a few other jars right now!

:-)
Layla

Bella Casa said...

Very cute, Layla!

I never heard back from you on whether or not you do exterior home designs on computer? Let me know, thanks :)

I am having an Etsy Blog Party next week with 15 lovely Etsians having giveaways for the party! It's going to be a blast, so make sure to stop by :)

Have a great weekend!

PS: Get on twitter, gal...I've been following you for months, but you never sign in, lol ;)

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

I truly love your jars! What a fabulous idea. The jars themselves are just so pretty! Your label makes even prettier. Is your Lettered Olive ready to go yet?
~Misti

Demelza said...

Hi, Layla. What is the name of the Ikea entertainment center and birdge that you have? They look so good in all your photos.

VICKI IN AZ said...

Hi, I'm Vicki and I think your blog is so sweet and I put your Icon on my blog. I was wondering though, how to put it on there to link to your current home page if that makes any sense, like a button? Right? The way I did it takes me back to October 22, 2008. I'm sure I just don't know what I'm doing.

Casey said...

Layla....I'm so happy you decided to make more of your "Good Jars" available. I purchased mine yesterday and can't wait to get it!! I looking forward to seeing the other ideas you are working on for more jars. I'll be standing in line! Have a lovely weekend.

Sally

Layla said...

Hi Demelza!

The bookcases, TV stand and bridging shelf are called "Markor", from Ikea.

:-)
Layla

Maggie said...

I just picked my Good Jar up today from my post office...(I was lucky enough to be in the first batch of Good Jars) and love it... I cannot wait for the next 364 days!

LuLu said...

One of my favorites... love the jars!
LuLu

carolyn said...

My husband did this for me when we were 1st married. He was out of the country for 3 weeks and told me to check the medicine cabinet. It took me 4 days to realize that he had "doctored" a pill container to say- Take 1 a Day for Happiness. Inside were 21 slips of paper with some of our favorite memories. I still have it 10 years later- and always smile when I take them out to read.

I ordered a jar- what a great gift!

Sweet Romance said...

I'm going to have to get one soon....when I retired last June the high school girls in our Early Childhood class filled a sweet jar with notes to me and I was instructed to draw a new one out every day! How sweet♥ Do you know how hard it was not to draw more than one? lol

Glad I found your blog! candice

Laura said...

Do you ship to the UK ?

ashley said...

This is an amazing idea! I just became a follower of your idea. Are these still available? They are so cute.