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November 16, 2011

blue ball jar

I've wanted a blue ball jar for the longest time so when I saw this one in an antique store I was thrilled.  After a moments debate at spending $7.00 for an old jar, I quickly snatched it up.


I can already imagine it filled with fresh flowers from the garden in the spring or vintage Christmas balls in the winter.  It's amazing how such a little thing can brighten my day.



Between the jar, my thrift store oil painting and my hobby lobby birdhouse, I can't help but smile every time I pass this little corner.



Considering you can't even buy a fast food lunch for what I paid for it, I would say it was definitely worth every penny!

30 comments:

  1. I love the jar!! It looks so good with your gorgeous painting.

    Kathy

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  2. I love the blue ball jars. They are just such a pretty shade of blue. Your arrangement looks so nice. It makes us smile too :)

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  3. The colors together are beautiful. I like your November daily thanks list there on the side bar. We're grateful for much of the same things. Take care.

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  4. I love mason jars.....I am now using them for sweet tea also.....There are so many things that you can use them for.....

    Love your finds!

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  5. I agree. Enjoy it. I'd fill it with daisies.

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  6. I have a few of these and I just adore them. I have some 'plain' ones dating back to 1930's...My husband keeps asking me when I bring another one home. 'dont you have enough?'..NOPE..One day I was able to pick up an ENTIRE box for 2 dollars at a yard sale..I'm amazed at the prices I'm able to get here in Ontario Canada....some have even gave them to me for free..Yahoooooooo....lol

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  7. I love the way you put such simple things together and make beautiful collections to look at!

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  8. Love your aqua jar. I have quite a few of them myself that I've picked up here and there at thrift stores and garage sales. I use them year round too. I even scored a whole box of smaller aqua jars with glass lids and that flip over wire thing... FOR TWO DOLLARS! I used some of them last year as gifts with a paper white bulb and rocks for forcing.

    ~Chris

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  9. Love it!

    I would have paid that amount for it too.

    I have one sitting on a shelf above my sink and I did the cutest thing with it!! I'll have to e-mail you a picture.

    Have a great day :)

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  10. I love it! I recently saw a program where the used 7 of them and made a fabulous chandelier.

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  11. The jar is neat!! I like the color of it!! I'm sure it will look good with everything you mentioned in it. You have some creative ideas : )

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  12. It sure was Patty! The cheapest I see them that size is about 10 to 12 dollars and up! Love my blue jars!!

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  13. First of all, that painting is calling my name! I know it's yours, I won't take it, I promise.

    I,too, bought some blue jars this year. I really love the simple look of them and they make wonderful vases.

    xo
    Claudia

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  14. Patty I love your jar and have several like it. You are going to find many many uses for it. Thank you for your wonderful comment on my blog post today and sharing your own situation. I and my young granddaughters (11 and 8) have thrived due to our new living arrangement. None of us would change it for anything. ♥

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  15. So pretty Patty, I love those mason jars all year long.

    Warmly,

    Debbie

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  16. I love to take these, fill them with coffee beans, and stick a taper candle in the middle. Smells fantastic too!
    Brenda

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  17. Patty I sent you an email. Just in case it should go into junk mail, wanted to let you know.

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  18. You always put together the best vignettes. Love the blue jar with the blue frame.

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  19. It looks great where you have it. I have a collection of blue Ball jars and so enjoy filling them with fresh flowers, or sand and shells or tealight candles. So many uses. It will bring you smiles for years to come.

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  20. I love your blue jar, and that little corner with the painting and the birdhouse too is so pretty!
    Helen x

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  21. I'm smiling too! It's a sweet vignette you've created.
    I've had my blue jars for many years, but I noticed they are $7.
    here too now.
    I love that painting too!

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  22. These all look so pretty together! I love that painting. I have loads of the blue mason jars and I use them all over, for candles, vases and storage:>)

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  23. They are so pretty, I have two of them..and I love that painting!!! ;D

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  24. Patty,

    I just wanted to thank you for your wonderful and heartfelt comment on my blog. I really do appreciate your friendship!! I showed my mom what you wrote, and she thought that was so very nice of you (she teared up over your comment and she thought what you wrote was so nice) Thanks for being such a great encouragement and godly inpiration to me!!

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  25. Very sweet find. I love it combined with your painting and birdhouse.
    Laura

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  26. The blue jars are beautiful. My sister sent me a trio of old ball jars for my birthday, for my button collection. They're such fun! Enjoy yours! :)

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  27. Patty, love the jar and the color. You will have tons of fun decorating with this.

    Barb ♥

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  28. The Jar is lovely, I really like the way you put the colors together.I got happy when I saw your corner too.

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  29. I love it! Makes your vignette perfect! :)

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  30. Love that little corner too!!

    Hugs!

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