Using mason jars in every day decor
Hello…I’m Ann from the blog On Sutton Place and I’m so happy to be here visiting you all today. I have been a long-time reader of Jennifer Rizzo and to be here now, as a guest, is such an honor. A huge thank you to Jen for having me!
So today we’re talking mason jars. In my opinion they are all wonderful, but the vintage ones are my favorites. 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.
Of course, in my opinion, mason jars make the perfect vase. Anything looks better in a mason jar! I use them for flowers, greenery and herbs, all through the year.
Collect them in different sizes and then group them together.
One mason jar is fabulous but a grouping is totally amazing.
Crafters everywhere use mason jars for all sorts of things. After a recent family vacation, 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.
When I shared 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 sometimes lands in the entry and it fills the corner nicely. I add seasonal touches but most of the time this stand holds my rag balls, 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. I don’t pay attention to trends or what’s in the latest catalog. If you don’t completely adore it, it shouldn’t be in your home. I like to mix styles and it doesn’t bother me 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. Or as Jen would say, “making your home your own.”
So…what do you think? Are you a mason jar lover too?
For more on decorating your home visit:
Decorating with Flowers
10 Budget Decorating Tips
How to Layer a Room in 10 Easy Steps
DIY Budget Decorating with Pillows
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