I thought we could talk about various things one could use for either apothecary jars, (which are ever so popular, but timeless and beautiful) or hurricane lanterns/candle holders. The possibilities are endless, really. I really want a set of beautiful apothecary jars, but the spaces in which I'd display them are limited. So I am thinking about what I could put in them and where they would go.....and contemplating starting a set. There used to be a good deal on them at Sam's but every time I go looking for it, they no longer have them. So if someone sees a good deal on them, please let me know. The other option is to buy them one at a time at Michael's, especially with one of the great 40% off coupons, but they never seem to have the shape jar I want when I go in there. So my personal hunt is still on. But I do have numerous Hurricane lanterns, which serve as much the same purpose, and I use those in lots of different ways, too. Since I have those, I feel a little bit guilty investing in the apothecary jars, but I love the look much better. So you see, my personal dilemna.....
Anyway, I came to talk about the decorating them, not the owning them or acquisition of them!
So what's in yours? I thought I'd show you a couple of ideas for your own inspiration, and these ideas could even be used in plain jars, for that matter. They don't have to be fancy. Since my pictures are mostly of SLaHOME products, that's what I'll be showing....for your inspiration. The apothecary jars are from my friend Holly, of Holly Mathis Interiors.....you can check out her gorgeous blog here ! So tell me what you like to put in your jars?
Holly uses vintage ornaments here. Oh, so pretty. She even blogged about them on her site if you choose to peruse her blog, which is very lovely and inspirational! One could put any collection really, like marbles, or buttons, or go "whimsical" by filling them with your favorite kinds of candy, as in the hurricane jars that look so festive with the candy canes and pretty bright colored jelly beans and such. Another idea for the kitchen is to layer dried beans and rice, such as lentils, split green peas, red beans, black beans, pasta, rice, etc., depending in the colors that strike your fancy. You can place a pillar candle in the mix or not......one can also use coffee beans, which smell so good! Or think of all the fantastic colors of candy such as skittles, m&m's, jelly beans or jordan almonds one could use, depending on the occasion! I even have a hurricane that is in my living room with unpopped popcorn, and three stalks of Indian Corn. So do tell, what's in YOURS????