Tuesday, November 12, 2013

a keeper of pretty things

I love my
 big glass jars
today they are filled with
candles and napkins
little saucers........

these cupcake liners are always on my countertop

yet another black forest cake

pretty tapes

and strawberry wafers or other treats

I am thinking some
Christmas joys
fit perfectly into these lovely jars of mine

are you a keeper of pretty things in glass?
I encourage you to be


stay happy
enjoy pretty
be yourself


polkadotpeticoat said...

Jars of happiness! Heidi

Jacqueline said...

So beautiful! I would love to visit your home some day! It's filled with so much goodies and pretty things! <3
Have a beautiful mid-week and love to you!


Sherry said...

I love to keep pretty things in glass jars in my sewing room and a few in other places in the house. I love your pictures.

Dagmar said...

So beautifully styled and displayed..I have a nice collection of those large jars as well, they are so useful..your are lovely❤️

Libbie said...

All my pretty is tucked away before the boys shatter it...mostly Bo :) ...my curious one who will ALWAYS touch it...but he is growing up & I think soon I'll be able to decorate "pretty" again :) Don't want to wish Bo to grow up too fast just to decorate again though :) I like him little :) So for now I'll just sigh with a smile & admire yours :) Or go to my mom's & make her really nervous when he touches all her stuff...that's fun too ;)

Marilyn Miller said...

Love your jars so much and all the treasures that sit inside. Oh the cupcake liners are so special in the jar.

Blessed Serendipity said...

Things always look prettier under glass - even the most simple of things I think. I love to use glass jars in my craft room to keep my bits organized and easy to see what I've got. Your cake makes my mouth water. Oh my!!!

xo Danielle

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Thanks for such sweet inspiration!! Lovely photos and such cute things inside! Can't wait to see your sweet Christmas things!! Please do share!! :) xo Holly

GardenOfDaisies said...

I LOVE all the pretty things you have in the glass jars! Who knew that simple pink strawberry wafer cookies could look so darn cute? Beauty and function. Yes, I do use glass jars/canisters for a lot of things in my office/sewing space: Lace, ribbons, buttons, beads, spools of thread, tiny leftover bits of felt and folded origami cranes. And come December there will also be some seasonal decor displayed in jars and vases.
Hope you are having a great week!
And I almost forgot... oh my goodness!! That black forest cake is making me drool!

Vintage Home said...

Love all this pretty inspiration! So much fun to think of all the things we keep in our jars! I shall have to post about them too!
You BFCake is the BEST tho!
...what a wonderful idea!

Claudia said...

Dear Koralee,
those BIG Glasjars are wonderful!
Yes, Jars full of happiness :O)
Great idea!
happy week to you,
love and hugs

Teresa Kasner said...

Oh suck joyful pretties! We're in the mode of preparing for Thanksgiving.. although today we went in search of a new tree for xmas.. and found one that the lights either glow white or colored or blink back and forth! Yay! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh, I love your big blue jars! Lovely - beautiful eye candy and I love your blue stool. I love glass jars in my sewing room and pantry. But I think yours are just so pretty. xo Karen

leon 10 said...

lovely idea like the cupcakeforms in de glass jars its so colorfull leon10

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...


How I love each and every photo here...that BLACK FOREST CAKE? Those pink wafers? Simple yet brilliant ideas to make a heart happy, anywhere!

I love to keep sea shells in jars....I think I will use some of them this Christmas, but fill my jars with silver ornaments! Now you have me thinking...but now, I must run off to school! Thursday night are my conferences...have a lovely day my sweet one! Anita

Jane said...

Koralee, your jars are just lovely, especially the cupcake papers. I have just finished icing a batch for my husband to take to work tomorrow as a fundraiser. hope this week is going great for you! Jane x

Barbara said...

Those glass jars are HUGE! Clever ideas to fill them with, though. And always lovely, soft colors I've come to expect from you. Romantic and feminine.

The Blue Farmhouse said...

Hello Koralee,
Well my first thoughts were..I could scoop cake right out of that jar with my hand..but that wouldn't be polite...uh? But I love the pretty papers and what a wonderful way to display them and add color at the same time...and the wafers...I would just eat!


Angelsdoor * Penny said...

How pretty! And let me at that Black Forrest cake! Yummmmmm. I love your glass jars..

It was such a treat to see you had come for a visit Koralee...
I see you are busy in the kitchen.
Enjoy your week.

It's me said...

Wowwww love that jars......love you...always...x !

lesa said...

this is one of my favorite posts! :)

Curtains in My Tree said...

I love large glass jars also and have several however I have never seen the colored ones the blue ones in the first picture

sky-blu-pink said...

Those enormous glass jars are just amazing! What a fantastic way to display to display your treasures!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love to find unusual jars at the thrift store....most of mine have seashells in them. But I have 2 old coffee jars that were my grandmother's and they have cookie cutters. You always have the prettiest photos. I love that washi tape...I need some! Hugs!

Alessandra said...

I think I need some big glass jars too :-).


andrea creates said...

i save my empty glass jars and use them for my buttons, snaps and little things...
love your collections : )

Bohemian said...

Eye Candy for sure!!! Loving those Cupcake Paper Patterns!

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I love the pretty turquoise tint to those jars !

Unknown said...

I not but I think I will be now, everything looks gorgeous like a ray of sunshine so much beautiful colour warms you up on this cold day, dee xx

Crafted by Carly said...

As I scrolled down, each jar got better and better! Pink wafers??? Mmmmmmm!!! :-)
Have a wonderful weekend, my dear!

Sylvia said...

Your big glass jars are gorgeous, Koralee, such a nice idea to fill them with all those pretty things ... !
And Christmas joys would be perfect, I'm looking forward to see them ! :-)
Have a wonderful weekend,

fernandflora said...

Hello there! It's been too long since I've stopped over. Things are just as cheerful and pretty as always! I want to come hang out in your kitchen!

p.s. my sister and I were thrifting today and she happened across three pieces of vintage robin's egg pyrex. I thought of you and your collection immediately. :) xoxo

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Such a lovely idea Koralee!...I'd love to have some large festive jars on my shelves (it's now on my 'to do list'!)..they do look so pretty!
Happy Weekend,
Susan x

Unknown said...

Really amazing creativity, love the unique touch with all the jars, and yes yummy goodies incorporated! Thanks so much for sharing

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Helen Philipps said...

I nearly missed this gorgeous post! Such pretties you have photographed, dear Koralee! A joy to see!
Helen x

Palomasea said...

SO PRETTY, dear Koralee!!! And I spy some IKEA syrup? Have you tried the Elderflower one? So yummy....
Thank you for the inspiration!

House of Seasons said...

Ohhhhhh I love these-filled-with-beautiful-things-glass-jars!!!!!!!
Lia xx

Unknown said...

Oh I so love big jars too and I have a lot of jars in my craft room and on my counter. I'll be happy to have some of that cake! Where did you pick up the floral tape pictured?

Hugs, Lynnie