Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Iron Architectural Element & Mason Jars


Remember this chippy, blue architectural element I saw at the Eastbrook Flea Market a while back? I remember that it was priced right around $200.

The other day I came across this one, online for $600:





It's available here: The Bella Cottage

Now I know it's not quite as big, or ornate, but does that mean the blue one is actually cheap? :-)
(I need a new dishwasher, I need a new dishwasher, I need a new dishwasher)


Have you been looking for decorative jars to display your office/craft items in? I found this while surfing the net for accessories for a client:



It's available here: ShabbyChic.com


I'm a huge fan of using jars, baskets and boxes in home offices and craft rooms. Check out this one:






She's only got one jar pictured in this photo, but she uses LOTS of them all over her 750 square foot apartment and I love it! I have several of the same pieces she does in my own home office. Gotta get some jars though.
(I need a dishwasher, I need a dishwasher, I need a dishwasher)


15 comments:

Tracie said...

hey Layla.. you need a dishwasher!! LOL just thought i'd help remind ya! hehe i love the jars too.. great way to recycle!

PJ said...

Hi Layla, Wal-mart has some very inexpensive Martha Stewart knock-off jars...they have a vintage look, but they're less expensive. Check it out. I'm a big fan of storing things in jars, bins, and boxes...the white boxes from the Container Store are all over my closets. You need a dishwasher, you need a dishwasher..... :)

laurelstreet said...

Great find on the ShabbyChic.com! Bookmarked!

AnNicole @ OurSuburbanCottage said...

Ok - I LOVE those mason jars! Great finds.

MyFrogs said...

Now I'm thinking that I need a dishwasher! Subliminal messages! haha! I love the jars too! I keep a small amount of coffee in one so I don't have to lug out the big container I buy!

Renovation Therapy said...

I love Crown jars, picked up a bunch last summer. You can get them at flea markets for $3-$8 each. They are from Canada (or so I'm told). There's also tons on Ebay. Hope that helps!!

Kat said...

Im using jars to hold staples on open shelving in my kitchen remodel. I love the simplicity and convenience. http://katswhimsy.blogspot.com/2009/01/break-time-is-over.html

martha said...

Yes, love my Crown jar. Even better - what you can't see in the photo is the top of the lid. Inside the metal ring mine has a glass disk, embossed with a crown.
I've heard that they're Canada's version of our "Ball" brand canning jars.

Allidink said...

Wow it looks like the one at the flea market is a deal. I love the jars, the whole idea is so cute!

All the best,
Allison

ShoozieShoes said...

What I wouldn't do for an organized craft space like that!

Jill -Forever and Ever House said...

You've got such fantastic style! ;o)\

I have found nice jars at the Good Will.

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Glass jars ARE so pretty! They make everything look better don't they?
~Misti

Jen said...

I just finished saving for and purchasing a new dishwasher, so I feel your pain. Now that it's done though, I'm so glad that I saved b/c it's fabulous! And now that the dishwasher's been crossed off my list, it's a free for all with any goodies I might find! Stay strong, you'll appreciate it when you get it!

Anonymous said...

Laughed at your "dishwasher" comments - so funny. I would never buy a glass jar from any vendor. I just wash out and save ones the ones I like. I guess I'm too cheap to give my hard earned money away for something I have already that I can re-use. Love your blog and your kitchen re-do.

Teacup Lady (Sandy)

Here at the cottage said...

Love the crown jar! I decided to swing in to a flea market that I had never had the time to check out.

I found a huge jar and a regular size jar both with crown on the front. They both also have glass centers in the lid with the crown.