Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Almost Spring & The Time For New Things


The Bright Side


Admit it. You didn't know that baby food jars had a bright side, did you? Well, I'll be honest, I didn't either until I saw this project on 'from panka with love'.

So sweet. Paint dipped baby food jars to hold pretty blossoms. It makes me smile.



I always love all of her projects, but this one is just so darn easy and cute. Plus, the bouquets were screaming Spring so I had to share. I could use a little Spring right now, the time for new things, growth, regeneration.

My etsy friend Pamela Angus, just posted this fairy lights to her shop. Ditto on the sweet factor. I really can't wait to see the apple blossoms bloom, though it's going to be awhile here. These pretty flowers at least make me feel like there is hope.

French Roses Fairy lights - Cream and Pale Pink

What? Where are the lights? Right here.

French Roses Fairy lights - Cream and Pale Pink

Talking about Spring and growth, I'll be rolling out some new things on Mercantile Muse over the next couple of weeks. This is only possible thanks to the support of people like you. More on that later. Thanks for being here and keeping me company. That really brightens my day.

I hope you enjoyed this brief 'dreaming of Spring' interlude.

ciao for now,



18 comments:

  1. I've been thinking about a project with baby food jars. Trouble is, no babies around my house for many moons. Still, I think I'm going to get some -- jars, not babies!

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    1. LOL lynette! maybe you can get your hands on some from someone who 'does' still have babies in the house!!

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  2. Sweet spring projects! Never thought about painting baby food jars half way up like that. Too cute!

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    1. Tammy, these would look SO sweet on the next buffet you have to decorate!!! They'd be a great touch.

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  3. Love the springtime feel of this post. We are supposed to get a large snowstorm in Wisconsin today so I like your colors a lot! The baby food jar project would be great for any party. Thanks for sharing it.

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    1. oh no, poor sarah is going to be shoveling. not bad here today. probably almost 40. who can complain, it's february. the baby food jar project might be just what you need to put a little 'spring in your step'.

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  4. Lovely collection of photos and projects. I love the paint dipped baby food jars with those sweet little bouquets. Pamela, you have a wonderful blog!
    Valerie
    Everyday Inspired

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    1. isn't that a great, easy craft? panka has GREAT ideas!!! thanks so much for being here and thanks for the kind words Valerie!!

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  5. The flower lights are really pretty.

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    1. jeesh,i still have to send you a picture of that dish!!!

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  6. I have SO many baby food jars! can't wait to do this:)

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    1. traci, see lynette up top........she needs baby food jars. you guys anywhere near each other? LOL!!!

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  7. The baby jars are a great idea! They look perfect for party centerpieces.
    I feel like we're getting the last chill of winter here before spring comes...it knows I just want it here so badly!

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    1. K, bet you could even up the antee easy enough with small or large mason jars or leftover spaghetti sauce (or whatever) jars. If you can believe it, today of all days, we are finally getting an actual snow storm. have only had a few storms with no more than about 5 inches since the big halloween storm. craziest winter, and just when i was dreaming of spring!

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  8. I love those little glasses! What a great idea. I want to pass them onto my sister who is doing her own wedding center pieces, but I don't know if she'll get excited or go Bridezilla on me. She's been a little crazy lately.

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    1. crack me up court. maybe you should get her a little toy godzilla and hot glue a little lace veil on it. then again, she might not take it too well. i say, gather up the baby jars and the paint, and invite her for some sistertime and show her how cute. but then again, she's probably not near you right now???? if not, i'd still send her the link. it would be way too cute.

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  9. thank you Pam for featuring my fairy lights :) I LOVE the little jars - no baby jars in this house but you've got me thinking about others I could use - something to decorate the terrace with in the summer maybe:)

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    1. love the fairy lights pam, and i LOVE LOVE your new mini etched glass silouhette mirrors!!

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