Sunday, September 18, 2011

Show Off Your Cottage Monday

Welcome to "SHOW OFF YOUR COTTAGE MONDAY", a blog party I host at the beginning of each week to celebrate the things we love about our homes and how we live.
The House in the Roses
I love old jars… the older looking the better in my opinion ;) Are you like that too? Decorating and filling old mason jars with flowers from my garden have being one of my favorite pastimes this summer! Yeap, I love the simple things… life can’t be any sweeter!
Flower vases, as simple as quart mason jars full of summer flowers imbue my heart with hope and beauty…
Here are some snapdragons from my garden sitting on the round table by the window, in our bedroom... simple jars filled with simple flowers... it just make me so happy! This past week I got inspired and decided to create my own treasure jar! So I made these... ;)
I hung an antique necklace around one of the jars to give it a sophisticated touch, filled them with some old lace ends I had around, and put them here, along with some other jars where I keep all sort of practical things; such as soaps (only white), cotton balls, swabs, etc…
I’m thinking I’ll use glass jars as candle holders for my next project! Glass jars work great with candles. If you're outside on a windy night, placing a candle in a glass jar will protect it from being blown out as you enjoy its glow. You can use your glass jar as storage, keep it in a craft room and use it to collect cloth scraps, buttons, marbles or beads, and of course, use it to keep your wild and witchy Halloween potions! I love how mine turned out!
And what are you celebrating, my friend? Take us there... but remember: You must link back to the House in the Roses! That's what the fun requires... ;) Thank YOU!


  1. Oh my goodness. All of the jars are unreal. I love all the roses, they are so pretty and the lace and buttons on the other ones are fabulous. Great vignettes. Hugs, Marty

  2. I keep a calendar posted near my kitchen table that I like to dream myself into, and I have a number of books that I dream into -- and I like to come to your blogs and dream into them.

  3. Hi Cielo! Missed you last week and hope you've had a great time. Love your pretty little jars!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. Such beutiful jars, so pretty and adorable! Thank you for hosting. Hugs, FABBY

  5. What a lot of fun you had! Your jars are so pretty all dressed up! I love them too!

  6. Beautiful jars, roses and photographs!!!
    Thanks for hosting! :)

  7. Your jars are ever so sweet! I have quite a few jars that I use for odds and ends. Just love bottles. I love flowers, but don't bring nearly enough of them indoors. Going to have to follow your lead. Thanks for sharing and hosting!

  8. Wonderful post! Lovely roses everywhere.

    Regards Janny

  9. So pretty...I, too, love jars for flowers or just about anything.
    Thanks so much for hosting.

  10. Hi Cielo,
    Another beautiful post-love the jars and the pretty flowers.

    Thank you for hosting,

  11. oh so romantic and so beautiful! I am getting some great ideas for some simple jars. I have a lot of vintage lace doilies that I could try the same thing! Lovely post!

    Your music is magical!

  12. What georgous jars...just lovely. Thank you for is always a joy to come here.(-:

  13. Your jars are absolutely lovely! I love the combination of textures. I have so many mason jars in our dirt cellar - they would make great decor this fall! Your roses and snapdragons are gorgeous - I have been so thankful for snapdragons this summer - they bloom, I prune and they bloom once again! They remind me of my childhood when I used to play with their blossoms! I hope you're having a most Delightsome week! Thank you for hosting!

  14. Hi Cielo - Your blog is so beautiful and calming. Always enjoy a visit here. I just linked up and I would love it if you would share a project at my 1st Linking Party.

  15. love, love, love...the mix of burlap and lace is gorgeous....great ideas...thanks sweetie!


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