Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Inspirational storage


When Mom and Janet were visiting last week, we went to Crete for a little antique shopping, garden shopping, and lunch at a lovely little tea room. We found lots of goodies (cut glass, pressed glass, brooches, pendants, a Swing-Away ice crusher) at the antique store, and then we went to the little garden shop.

Janet found an adorable distressed metal frog for her garden, and a beautiful lacy plant (I've already forgotten the name of it). In the shop we also saw several apothecary jars. We all came up with ideas for their use, and I, of course, thought of tatting thread. However, I was not willing to pay $85 for an apothecary jar! When we got home, Janet searched the Internet and found them for far less. Before I knew it, she had ordered one for my birthday!


It arrived today, and I am thrilled with it! The size is perfect for my table, and it holds quite a bit of my thread. How can I not be inspired with all those lovely colors right before my eyes? Thank you, Janet!

12 comments:

  1. I love how it fits all your thread. This way you'll alwas know what colors you have and they will not dust at all!!! Cool!!

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  2. Love the jar and it will certainly inspire you to Tat. I have my size #80 thread in a jar as well. But not at neat as yours.

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  3. I had never even thought of something like this for thread - it is GREATNESS! It's like a candy jar with those beautiful balls of thread.
    :) Ann

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  4. Silly Carol Ann...she's wrong - it's very cool!

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  5. What a beautiful jar full of eye candy!

    Jo :)

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  6. Great new use for the jar- it looks wonderful!

    Have to say, your new blog background is GORGEOUS!!!

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  7. How cute! I keep some of my size 80 thread in an apothecary jar, too! It's perfect, colorful and keeps it dust free!
    ~TattingChic ♥

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  8. Beautiful jar! It's perfect for your tread!

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  9. Isn't that lovely and pretty!!

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  10. Your glass jar is beautiful! What a fun way to keep all your threads together and display them at the same time! I love it!

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  11. What a lovely gift. Your thread looks so cheery too. Happy Birthday.

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  12. Oh! I love, love! that! It's so beautiful and functional!
    You can always leave it out and know just what you have and it doesn't look messy! Love it!

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