Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Jars and Twine

With our record setting 100+ degrees days this summer, we hardly had any yard sales going on.  I finally found one and bought 21 quart Ball jars w/lids (lids are in a box), wooden clothespins, and some nice smooth rocks... which my daughter took to look at and I haven't seen em since.  =]

The nice lady bundled it all up and quoted me $10.  Well I forgot that some kiddos had been in my wallet earlier and I only had $9.76 to give her, lol.  Thankfully, she took it.  I will use these mainly for craft supplies and for Christmas gifts.

I am fascinated with jars of all sizes, shapes, and colors!  Found these fun scrabble pieces at a yard sale for 25 cents.

I won a wonderful giveaway from my friend Linda at Parker's Paradise.  You all know sweet Linda... the giver of her heart to all people.  It seems like daily when I'm reading blogs she is blessing someone again with wonderful goodies!  She's been on a roll with her stitching and wanted to share.  Thankfully for me and some others, she did share!  I love everything about this piece!  She did such a great job picking out pieces for all the winners.

I also received this wonderful "Home Grown" towel.  It looks beautiful on my linen ladder that's in my Dining Room.  See the very pretty appliqued piece right under it... another precious piece from precious Linda at a different time.  I get SO many compliments on this piece Linda!

Thank you sweet Linda for your generosity.  You truly are one of a kind girl and we all love you so!!

If you haven't discovered Pinterest yet... DON'T!!  Lol, just kidding.  It can get very addicting once you get going and start using it.  If you're not sure what I'm talking about, check out the red box with a P on my sidebar.  Pinterest is a virtual bulletin board where you can pin almost anything you see on the internet.  Anyway, I came across this nifty idea for a twine holder and pinned it to a board.

One of my best friends is a Stampin' Up Demonstrator so I'm always ordering from her.  I recently bought their baker's twine and I love it! You get 25 yards for $2.95.

So of course, I had to have a nifty little holder for it once I had it tea dyed.  Dollar Tree has these awesome, heavy glass sugar shaker jars for one buck!  Perfect!

Cherry Cobbler...

Early Espresso...

I've been on a tag making kick for some reason.  Just listed a few more in my Etsy shop.  This baker's twine is gonna look great with some tags I'm in the process of making that are more prim.

If you are on Pinterest and I'm not following you yet, give me a shout... I would love to see what all you are pinning.  =]

Wishing you a grand week~


BumbleBeeLane said...

Love the string jar idea.Yes pinterest is addicting but I love going throuh my boards.Better than any magazine.I'll be out treasure hunting tomorrow.Hope I find some goodies.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

That towel does look good on your ladder! Cool!
I love jars, too. I put some Sweet Annie in one the other day and it looks pretty good. I store buttons, marbles, dice, game pieces, poker chips, potpourri, tons of stuff. My pantry is filled with pantry jars. My favorites there are old coffee jars. I came across a box of 11 at an auction and got them for a buck! Those are great days. Don't happen often enough!
Love your twine dispensers. Very clever!
Warmest blessings, my friend,

Angela said...

Hi Angie, Love all the jars. Wow, possibilities are endless with those jewels. Can't wait to see what you do with yours. Love the twine and the idea. Have visited pinterest, my daughter loves it. So many ideas there. Linda is such a sweetheart. Love the goodies she sent to you. Take care and am hoping you are having a great week

cynthia lee designs said...

Love the goodies that Linda sent you. I won some of her wonderful work too and will be posting about it later today.
Great idea for the string in the jar!
I love Pinterest. Need to go over there and check out some Fall decor.

frontporchprims said...

Pinterest is very addicting. I just joined 2 weeks ago and there are sooo many neat things on there. I am glad you won the stitchery from Linda. She is wonderful. Can't wait to see what you do with all those jars and clothes pins. -Steph-

Farmhouse prims said...

Hi Angie, can't wait to see what all you do with those jars, I know it will be something great! Congratulations on your winnings from Linda, love everything. Hugs, Lecia

michelle said...

Great buys girlie!I do love that twine idea and its gonna look great with some hang tags!Have a wonderful night!big hugs michelle

Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe said...

Love all your winnings Angie :) Your twine holders are super cute and such a great idea!

Have a great day!

Debbie Geiger said...

Hi Angie love the string idea. Love the great deal you got at the yard sale on the jars and things as well. The on the ladder was really cute.
Prim Blessings!

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Hi Angie,
AWESOME idea for the twine...I bought one in a shop and cost me $8.00!!!!! yes, overkill on the price...but this is going to be even better. Thanks for sharing.
I joined Pinterest but still don't know how to Pin and do the boards...been looking but can't figure it out! Wouldn't you think I'd know!!!


Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Oh I forgot....Congratulations on your winning from Linda Parker...the sweet Angel out there in blogland.

A Primitive Homestead said...

A good buy on the jars. Wonderful Helpful way to store twine. Thanks for sharing. Blessings!

Country Prims said...

Hi Angie-what an enjoyable post!

I love the little stitching and towel from Linda-displayed so beautifully and all your jars are just amazing!

What a great idea for the twine-might have to steal that one!lol!

Have a great day,

Willow Hollow Creations said...

I have to agree with the gang, I really love the string in the jar idea. I love it when something so easy to put together and inexpensive.
Thanks for sharing!

Gayle said...

I'm loving Pinterest too! I have several colors of bakers twine - love the way you've put yours into jars and might have to copy your idea. Did you wrap the twine around anything? Or just scrunch it all up in there?

Leann said...

Hi Angie

Love that you are thinking ahead to CHRISTMAS we're under 100days!

The sugar shaker idea is wonderful! I love Stampin Up!

Thanks for all your well wishes!

Karen ~ Life In A Primitive English Cottage said...

Love your gifts from Linda and the towel does indeed look great on your ladder!

Fab idea for the twine holder Angie, I am forever getting mine in knots!

Lillie Mae Acres said...

Pretty goodies won. And I love the twine idea.