Friday, April 3, 2009

Quote Jars!

Today, I'm happy to introduce the latest Lettered Cottage creation, the "Quote Jar".
Like our "Good Jars", each Quote Jar is filled with 365 of my favorite quotes of all time.
I'm talkin', read-one-and-it-will-change-your-day-kinda-quotes. :-)
The slips are nestled inside of a glass, wire-bale jar, that is simply divine on its own.
I keep one in my Guest Room, for visitors to enjoy.
I also keep one on the window sill, near my bed, so that I can start each day in a more inspired way.
Each time I loosen the wire clasp, and draw a slip from my jar, I make a very conscious effort to remember that this is a new day, and I feel so blessed within this moment. Don't forget to find some stillness, and create moments for yourself filled with value and meaning. They're so important!
For me, these special "twinklings" create clarity, which in turn, creates the opportunity for new and wonderful ways for me to express the joy that lives within me.
And today, that joy is expressed through my Quote Jar.

Here are some examples of what you'll find inside:

"A good laugh is like sunshine in the house" - William Makepeace Thackeray

"Happiness: To be dissolved into something complete & great" - Willa Cather

"Work is love made visible" - Kahlil Gilbran

"Rise above the storm and you will find sunshine" - Mario Fernandez

"Believe in yourself, and the rest will fall into place" - Brad Henry

"Minds are like parachutes. They only function when open" - Thomas Dewar

"A smile is a curve that sets everything straight" - Phyllis Diller

"A problem divided by you equals change" - Kevin Lee Palmer (my hubby!)

Each jar measures 4.5" tall.
Cost is $15.99, plus shipping and handling, and y
ou will receive your jar within 2-3 weeks.

*Edited 12/20/2009 - Due to our demanding design consulation and renovation schedule, we are no longer able to make and sell our Quote Jars.


AnNicole@Our Suburban Cottage said...

Boy...the anticipation was killing me :). I love this! It's so darn cute. And I love that you you're selling them.

Cathy said...

That is a WONDERFUL idea! Leave it up to have wonderful ideas.

{{Big Hugs}}


Dusty Devoe said...

Great idea! I love quotes. I post one every Sunday on my blog!

Lynn Kellan said...

Our quote is:
"We love Layla at The Lettered Cottage."

lyndafitz said...

layla- I just bought one! Can't wait to include it in my guest room re do (photos to follow I swear) thanks again for your help with it!!! Lynda

Montee said...

These would make great graduation gifts. A little encouragment for the college freshman or a college grad going out into the world.

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Layla, you are adorable. Just adorable. Thanks for EVERYTHING you do.


Rachael said...

Hi Layla,
I have lurking for some time and always come by each day to read your post but usually don't leave a comment as for some reason the comments page always take forever to load...maybe cause there is always so many comments - like with your husband's kitchen redo!
Today it loaded super fast so I'm taking the opportunity to say your quote jars are gorgeous! Lovely to create a product that has the potential of brightening someone's it!and your kitchen is gorgeous, and so is your blog, thanks for sharing all your inspiration and ideas, even to those of us on the other side of this great big planet!
XX Rachael

KM said...

LOVE IT! Just bought one, Layla. Thanks so much. I don't even have anyone specific I am getting this for, but I know whoever is the lucky recipient will LOVE it. I can't wait until you open the Lettered Olive -- I will def. be a huge supporter!!

Southern Savvy said...

So cute! I think that I'll have to stop back by before Christmas!

Victoria Hayden said...

Love, love..did I say "love" this!! What a great idea! So cute and fun!

Hugs to you,

Daryl at Vermont Cottage said...

Great idea Layla! What a darling gift this would be.

Bonita said...

Love this idea! I'm a quote collector too.

Amy said...

Layla, I wanted to tell you that I bought a hand held steamer (iron alternative) from bed bath and beyond for 14.99 and you can iron drapes or clothes without taking it down. I thought I'd mention it cause you brought up that you still needed to iron your curtains. I cringed for you, cause I hate to iron. This steamer is one of the best purchases I've made (with the exception of my p-touch labeler which I love so much I could lick it. haha) Any way. Hope it helps.

Amy from Scribble Ink Cafe

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I love quotes and these jars are adorable! I write down quotes and keep them in a journal. I enjoy reading your blog. Have a wonderful weekend. Love & blessings from NC!

Jean Martha said...

Please let me know if you have a 50x50 banner button. I'd like to add it as a link from my front page. Thanks!


Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Your quote jars Rock, Layla! You better get busy with that Lettered Olive store girlfriend! I bet you have a head full of fabulous ideas.

janet said...

love your blog, and i absolutely love your quote jar, what a fantastic idea.

Jeanne Oliver said...

So cute! What a great idea.

Michelle said...

What a wonderful idea! Love the idea of having one in the guest room, too.

Marcie said...

How can I buy two jars at once? My email is if you want to send me an invoice. These will be great for mothers day!

Teresa said...

Love your little jars- do you offer gift certificates? I would love to use that jar as a give away on my blog-

Lettered Cottage said...

Hi Teresa!

Email me at and we'll go from there!



Sofia Striffler said...

Nice jar simple and great in a guest room. Love the painter's canvas panels also. I have made many different treatments with them

Unknown said...

Love the "Quote Jars!" I am a quote fanatic. What a great idea!

The Knight Family said...

Love the quote jars.....what a cute idea. I just bought one for my guest bedroom.

Claire said...

Very cool idea! I always like to find a new & inspiring quote each day =)

The Jeweled Postcard said...

I LOVE your Quote Jars! I worked at an area high school for 21 yrs. and decided to retire and the high school girls bought these 3 darling jars matching in 3 different sizes and each one of them put their thoughts of me in them! I was instructed to draw just one out each day to read ;) So your sweet jars made me think of this♥ I saw someone else comment how do you buy 2 jars at once, because I believe I'd like to order 2? Beautiful blog!!!