Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A Little Farmhouse Charm

I was talking to my co-worker friend yesterday about how some people could decorate their homes with every day items such as old rustic doors and mason jars and it would look like something out of "Better Homes and Gardens".  My comment was that I love those things, but couldn't really pull them off in a decorating scheme.

Evidently this got the wheels in her head turning because this is what she brought me after lunch!   She only lives a block away from work so she can go home for lunch every day. She remembered these were in her attic and went up there and got them.

Bail wire or swing top Ball brand "Mason Jars".  Perfect for a little country charm in our farmhouse! 

There are 2 quart size ones, a pint size one and a 1/2 pint one.

I love the rust on the wire on this one.

My plan is to fill some of them with items that represent whatever season we are in.  For Spring and Easter I could fill one with Easter eggs, a birds nest with an egg in it, or other Spring type items.  Summer time would be seashells, flowers, etc.  In Fall, there could be acorns, candy corn, Fall leaves, etc.  At Christmas, the options are endless.


Maybe I can pick up some items from the dollar store to put one of these together later this week and show you here.


Debby said...

What a lovely treat!! I just love old jars

Terri said...

I love the look of old mason jars! Sounds like a good plan.

Pen Pen said...

How sweet! You will enjoy those sooo much. I've also seen them filled with different kinds of dry beans... can't wait to see your ideas.

Meggie said...

What a thoughtful co-worker friend! I use large canning jars to hold items for decorating...I'm not lucky enough to have any with rusty wire on them.

Auntie M said...

I have several. Mine are filled with rice, beans, pastas and sit on my kitchen counter. You may remember!

You have a thoughtful co-worker!
Have a great day.

Sharon Sayre said...

Been following you for quite some time....love your posts! Canning jars are great for storage and votive or tea candles. I also like to use them to display seashells! Enjoy your day. Blessings`

thea said...

love the old mason jars. I have several and am always on the lookout for more.

Susannah said...

well, that was very nice of your friend! There are so many wonderful things to be done with mason jars. I use them alot. They can be fun to work with!


Denise said...

I have lots of old jars in my house and many of them have things I use in my kitchen and throughout the house. I love to decorate with old things, especially when they are useful AND decorative.

Teresa said...

What a sweet gift from your friend! I love bail wire jars. I have lots of them in my kitchen. I have herbal tea packets, rice, oatmeal, pasta, etc. filled in mine.