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I have been trying to collect old mason jars for a while now – i can think of a ton of things to do with them – too many in fact!  So why i am just barely getting around to using them now?  Who knows!  But i have had this idea in the back of my little head for a while now and now that i refinished my coffee table (will be posting that soon) i thought it is as good as time as any to put them to use :)  And i love when an idea turns out just as i had imagined.

These are three of the blue mason jars that i have been able to find.  Two of them came from goodwill for .50 each and the middle one i just got a couple of days ago from a house that my dad and brother were cleaning out – they clean/gut out houses that have been foreclosed on, i get so much good junk, don’t be jealous :)

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Close up of my little blue beauty… :)

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Here is a larger collection of normal old mason jars.  I cant get enough of these – they are my new love :)  A few of them have the original old zinc lids – very cool.

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I bought three  blue trays from Home Again (a consignment shop here in Utah) a couple of years ago and use them at different spots in my house.  This is the perfect little resting place for my bottles along with a $10 bunch of flowers from Costco.  I am seriously loving it and am loving the little bit of color that it brings in to my otherwise very neutral house.  And for $10 worth of flowers of every couple of weeks it will be easy to keep up – i would pick flowers from my VERY LUSH, flower filled back yard but that’s another story/project for another day :)

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I didn’t dye the water just so you know, the flower must have done that…

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I will be linking up to these fun parties

 

**And i know that i promised to show you a couple of updates to the laundry room, but i kind of forgot!  I will get to that in just a couple of days**

30 replies
  1. Lily
    Lily says:

    I love flowers in an old mason jar. It makes me think of Grandma's house for some reason…and it always makes me smile.

    The pink-water flowers look like Queen Anne's lace, which is usually white. I suspect the flowers themselves were dyed by putting them in dyed water (before you got them), so that they could soak up the color, and now the reverse is happening.

    BTW, I LOVE your blog. :)

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  2. Pamela
    Pamela says:

    So pretty. I am wanting to find a mason jar soap dispenser but they all cost too much for my taste right now.

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  3. Kristine at The Painted Hive
    Kristine at The Painted Hive says:

    Really pretty Sausha. I just passed-up some mason jars on the weekend casue I wasn't sure what to do with them. I regret it already!
    Kristine

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  4. Beth@The Stories of A to Z
    Beth@The Stories of A to Z says:

    Gorgeous! I love your old mason jars and they make perfect vases for your Costco flowers.

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  5. Polly
    Polly says:

    I'm into old jars lately too! It's amazing how easy they are to find! I'm looking forward to our first summer party so I can line the walk with sand and candle filled blue jars!!

    Your photos are very pretty!

    Polly

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  6. trish
    trish says:

    Oh my. How can we not be jealous … smile! :o) I love your little blue box as well. :o)
    Please feel free to drop by today for my give a way.
    Sincerely ~ Tricia

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  7. Rachel
    Rachel says:

    You got some smokin' deals there. At antique stores the blue mason jars range from eight to ten dollars! Way to go.

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  8. shara
    shara says:

    beautiful.. i just wanted to let you know that we/i/my husband and i borrowed your idea for the laundry room/washer/dryer stand. i had to alter mine a little as i was restricted with height but they turned out awesome and i just wanted to say thank you for the awesome idea… i love it. oh, yeah and your blog, house and ideas ROCK! hope you are enjoying sometime with your honey too! happy tuesday~

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  9. Chris
    Chris says:

    So simple and pretty. Thanks for sharing such a fun idea. Now I just need to get my hands on some blue mason jars!

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  10. Sally Lee by the Sea
    Sally Lee by the Sea says:

    These are so charming and lovely…your pictures are fabulous.

    Just found you through Coastal Charm linky party – so happy I did :O)

    Have a great week.

    Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea
    "Celebrating the Coastal Lifestyle"

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  11. Anissa
    Anissa says:

    Just letting you know that I WILL be copying this multiple mason jar on a tray idea for staging my house (soon to be on the market). It's PERFECT for the center of my island in the kitchen. LOVE IT! Thanks!

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  12. Rachelle
    Rachelle says:

    That looks aweeeesome! Come to Michigan and we can spend a day searching for old jars, I love them too!

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  13. Amy Bowman
    Amy Bowman says:

    just wanted to let you know I featured this post today. thanks again for linking up to "AP tuesdays!"

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  14. Green Willow Pond
    Green Willow Pond says:

    Very pretty way to display your flowers. I love the pink water…in fact I think I will dye some on purpose when my peonies bloom and try it!

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  15. Krista@thegatheringplacedesign
    Krista@thegatheringplacedesign says:

    I love this! I did something similar with my Grandpa's old tool box. But I don't have old jars…I want some! :)

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  16. Heather's Haven
    Heather's Haven says:

    I was thinking, I never thought about throwing some dye in the clear vases with a color matching the flower, ingenius!
    Than, I read you didn't even plan it. I love when things work out like that.
    I love mason jars as well adn will be using your idea for my next get together.
    Thank you!

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  17. Diane
    Diane says:

    wonderful design with the jars, some of the flowers were most likely dipped to change the color and that is what has tinted the water, it is why I prefer spraying color instead of dipping when I do arrangements for my shop.

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  18. So Many Obsessions ~ Amanda
    So Many Obsessions ~ Amanda says:

    Life with toddlers…I've forgotten what it's like to have fresh flowers sitting out anywhere besides the breakfast bar. *sigh* how pretty!

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