October 10, 2007

A Collection

I think I must have a collectors heart, which greatly conflicts with my desire for things to be uncluttered. That must be why I'm drawn to things that aren't just pretty but serve a purpose as well. I recently came across this large blue Ball jar at a thrift store for $1 and it was love at first sight. It doesn't hurt that I'm currently obsessed with the color blue. I found the 2nd one at an antique store for $2. I now have the beginnings of a new obsession, I mean collection. You know you have a problem when you start asking people to get you blue jars for Christmas.
Then while exploring Teresa Sheeley's blog French Poppy, I discovered this original print for sale in her Etsy shop. I just had to own it as a celebration of my newest collection. I can't wait to hang it in my studio. What an inspiring thing to look at while I'm working and playing.

29 comments:

  1. Oooo!

    I just LOVE that print!

    Hope you are doing well :)

    I pop in to check on you all the time, but I'm rarely signed in, so I don't comment much.

    Love your blog!

    xoxo,
    Martha from Elizabeth Hill

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  2. Those are pretty, Jen. I found a set of 3 of those blue jars earlier this summer at a yardsale & sold them in my little shop. Mine had the glass lids too. You would have loved them!

    Rhoda

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  3. Love the blue jars - very pretty!

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  4. I love the idea of blue jars--what a fun thing to collect and the print is a beautiful addition to your collection.

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  5. I've had some of those ball jars. May still have, tucked away, back there in storage. The ones without glass lids are great with those old zinc lids. I used to have a bunch of those, too. I think J gave them to a friend when we moved.

    The print is wonderful!

    Pat

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  6. I have never seen blue jars before. So pretty!

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  7. Love the blue jar and love the print!

    Your blog is great!

    Annie

    Fireflyhilldesigns.blogspot.com

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  8. The print is great!! I love it.
    You know as soon as you have 3 of something it is a collection.
    Rosemary

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  9. I love the blue jars - I can just imagine them lined up on a window sill in the kitchen with the sun shining through...beautiful.

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  10. I like the print it is different.
    I always enjoy looking at your site.
    Bristol

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  11. I love ball jars especially the ones with zinc tops. I have a small collection in my kitchen. Right now they have candy corn and trail mix in them. And love your print! ~ Lynn

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  12. Oooh, something else for me to look for. I have 3 glass insulators in that color.

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  13. Never seen them, but sure love them. The print is wonderful.

    Hugs!
    Kat

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  14. It's always fun to start a new collection, and I love that print...very fitting! How could you leave it?? I think you are on to a good thing!

    Linda

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  15. Cute blog story - love the print!

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  16. The print is perfect for the collection. Love it.

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  17. I agree with you...if something is not pretty AND useful, it doesn't come into my house. love the collage.

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  18. Love that print! What a perfect find!

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  19. It's the same thing here - my love for collections conflicts with my need for organization. I love blue ball jars for the very reason that they're so useful in so many ways. I fell in love with them a few years back and have quite a few. Look out...that blue glass is addictive. I started collecting blue/green glass medicine bottles too! :)

    That's a great print!

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  20. Hi Jen, I can completely understand your obsession both with blue and the blue "ball" jars. I also managed to find one here in Australia at a swap meet. It has a cream painted zinc lid that goes very nicely with the blue. I'm never sure what to do with it so it spends its time travelling around the house being a part of one arrangement then the next.
    I love the print and think it was such a lucky and appropriate find.
    You have a very lovely blog indeed and I think you have been on my blog list almost since the start of it. Sorry that I have taken so long to leave a comment but please be assured that I have been enjoying your blog for ages...thankyou for sharing.

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  21. What a stroke of luck to catch that image of the blue jar. Now, you know that your new items to seek are good things--they have been validated by fate.

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  22. Hi Jen - that is just perfect with your new collection - I love the colors and composition - enjoy!

    Off to England on Monday - will check back with you later.
    Have a super weekend.

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  23. OH!! What a lovely print!! Oh, you are so lucky to be the next owner, love the colours and it fits ferfectly with your new old blue jar :) I would have been so happy
    I wish you a lovely weekend Jen,
    Kisses from Aina in Holland (",)

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  24. What a lovely post! I've just been introduced to your blog and am loving reading it!!

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  25. Jen..I got a couple of blue jars...from a yard sale a few months back...If you send me your address I would love to send them to you. I Love them but I think you would appreciate them more!

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  26. I collect antique canning jars too and must see if I can find a print like that as well. I do hope you enjoy my book, The Prairie Girl's Guide to Life!, which has a great bread-and-butter pickle recipe in it for you to put those jars to good use.

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  27. I LOVE blue Ball jars too! I have a few myself, and recently spotted one in a local antique shop for $10!!! I'm holding onto mine... ;)

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