Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Christmas On My Mind

Two posts in one day.....trying to make up for my lack of posting perhaps.
Before I fell ill I was working on things for markets and most definitely gearing up towards Christmas.

I kept seeing all these cute "snow globes" made out of mason jars on Pinterest. Then I found a bunch of white bottle brush trees. I didn't want to use my supply of clear mason jars because we use those a LOT, so I broke into my stash of blue Ball jars.

A little glue, a little faux snow, some vintage silver tinsel, and voila!
The wreath behind it came from a stretch of silver tinsel I bought from a sweet elderly couple at a yard sale last weekend. I wound it around a wire wreath form and glued on some pink and aqua mercury glass balls.

It's probably safe to say I am going with pink, aqua, and silver this year!

A Diamond in the Stuff


  1. Oh I have a collection of blue jars too and can gain enough courage to use them in any project. I think the snow globe turned out nice in the blue jar !!!!!

  2. I'm itching for some Christmas crafting too! I have some mason jars put aside for some Anthropologie knock-offs with the bottle brush trees. I can't help myself but once I see holiday stuff in the stores, it puts me in the mood!


  3. Pink, aqua and silver are my favorite Christmas colors too. This year I am thinking of changing up the tree a bit and doing all white ornaments. We'll see how it goes but I am quite excited about what i thin the tree will look like. :)

  4. That looks so pretty! Hmmm just going with white here maybe with a little silver too and lots of sparkle!

  5. Yes it's the same here. Christmas is just a round the corner. As soon as the pumpkins go out comes all my decorations. Can't wait. I know I bought new decorations on sale last season.

  6. The blue jar and white Christmas tree looks great.
    Just the color made me think of Elvis and of course Blue Christmas.
    The wreath what a great idea.

  7. I do hope you're feeling better Nicki! Love the aqua jar and wreath. You have made them both into gorgeous treasures for a very cheery and festive Christmas! xo's Pam

  8. I love your color combo! I am also thinking about CHristmas, and I was even looking at a few Christmas magazines yesterday.

    I have decided to use (mostly) Red, pink, white and lime green this year!


  9. I never thought to use blue jars. I made some last year with the clear jars. One was with pastel colors and the other with the traditional Red and green. It depends what mood i'm in. Usually I decorate in pastel colors but last year it was cold and I was bored so I put up 3 trees, One is white, one in pink and one in green with traditional ornaments. I don't think I will be doing that this year. It was fun putting up but not putting away. take care, Darlene

  10. Very pretty! The blue jars are my favorite. The trees look great in them!

    Visiting from Coastal Charm.

    Have a great day.


  11. I think the white bottle brush tree in the blue jar is wonderful.

    I made a couple similiar to that last year durning the Christmas season and love them

    I love going to a yard sale of people with age since they do clean out some great vintage items

  12. So pretty! I really like the color combo you've selected. You should join my holiday countdown series. I'm going to be adding links to my posts that show what people are doing to get ready for the holidays and this is perfect. Let me know! http://satoridesignforliving.com/2012/10/holiday-countdown-series-recap-week-one/

  13. love the blue and white. I need to start, but think I will postpone another week before starting Christmas.

  14. So pretty, haven't thought about colors yet, better get cracking

  15. Both of those ideas are so simple and fantastic.
    They caught my eye on The Shabby Creek Cottage link party!

  16. Love your vintage inspired Christmas decorations.
    Mary Alice

  17. Love the little snow globe! Such a great idea! Cant wait to look around more!

  18. What beautiful ideas! I love the snow globe especially. Megan

  19. I just made a few of those snow globes myself last week. I love your blue jar though! I managed to find several bottle brush trees at the dollar store for my project. Love that place!

  20. I love snow globes and this is so sweet Nicki. Featuring you today at Shabbilicious Friday :)

  21. I LOVE vintage mason jars and I love your snowglobe. I am going to keep this in mind and may use it in this years design scheme. Now I just have to find white trees!


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