Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Guest Post from {Home-ology} modern vintage

Hello all! I hope you're not disappointed, but I failed miserably at hitting the Queen for my usual monthly feature. So this month there will be no feature. Sad, yes. And I am ever so sorry to have let you down. But, you see, I've been away and up to my elbows in a home remodel.

So, without a monthly feature, I thought I would instead round up some springtime ideas from the blogosphere and throw out a little creative inspiration. Today's post is all about the ever popular and oh so diverse
Who knew that mason jars would take on a world of their own? But over the past few years they have done just that, and the ideas keep coming! I bet our mothers never dreamt such a lowly & utilitarian item would have such a coveted spot in the home. And since many of these craft ideas can be done easily and quickly, they're always a fun and creative touch no matter the project or party.

This first one I saw on Hometalk and comes from Linda who blogs at It All Started With Paint. I love the idea of using mason jars for storage. With the clear glass, you can see exactly what's inside. But Linda took it  to the next level by adding chalkboard lids so that the contents could be easily marked and identified.  If you visit Linda's blog, you'll find many other ideas for mason jars. The girl loves her mason jars so much that she's made a gallery to feature all her creations!

And here are a few more beautifully simple ideas
via country style homes
As a hanging floral bouquet

via etsy
As a snow globe
via martha stewart
As a gift container {this one filled with a gardener's needs}
via photobucket
And as a chandelier
But my favorite has to be this
from panka with love
Doesn't it look like a jar of fireflies? It's actually made with glow in the dark spray paint. This would be such a fun project to make with the little ones.

For the how-to on each project, just click the link provided and happy spring!

This is a guest post from Sarah Krouse at {Home-ology} modern vintage. As well as being a dealer in our Alpharetta location, Sarah blogs over at homeologymodernvintage.com. If you enjoyed reading her post and would love to see more, we encourage you to stop by her blog. There you'll see many of her vintage finds in their raw stage, get a story of where they came from, and see transformations of the pieces she revives and repurposes prior to their display at the Queen.

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