Saturday, July 10, 2010

Whimsy Jars........

Who doesn't love a little bit of whimsy coming their way? I got a big dose of it twice last week and it was wonderful! I played along in Jessica's Whimsy Jar swap and my two great partners sent me the cutest jars......
The first one I got was from Deb....http://garagesalegal.blogspot.com

Olivia and I were all excited to open the box and see what was inside....













and then inside the jar look at the goodies!














and a cute little altered matchbox with my favorite little trinket...A M' typewriter key.....













Deb sent me some chocolate candy from her home state too, but I can't show them... we ate them right away....Thank you Deb for putting such a beautiful jar together for me.....(and Olivia)

Then, a couple of days ago, I got a jar from Bridget who doesn't have a blog yet....I say yet, cause I think she needs one....I told her I like pink and black and look at this!









She made the jar top a pincushion....I love it and the colors! Inside it was filled with beads and buttons and treasures....Olivia laid her claim to the beads and sorted them out and squirreled them away. I can't show what I can't find but here is the stuff I guarded from her grubs.....
















My favorites in this jar are the vintage white handkerchief and the tiny little thread spools...they are doll size and I cant wait to use them for some kind of project....Right now both jars are my centerpiece on our kitchen table...They are so sweet I have to show them off.......
I hadn't done my jars yet, because I could'nt find any little ones....we went to an estate sale yesterday and I found two antique ball jars in the perfect size. I had so much fun last night making them up for the ladies..... I did Bridgets in pinks.....















The wire holder across the top of the jar works great for tying things too....
Then I did Deb's in blues and gold.....Her jar is two sided cause I tied some tags to the back too....














These are going to go in the mail Monday ladies....I wont show the insides, that way it is still a surprise....Thanks again Bridget and Deb for a really fun and whimsical jar swap!

17 comments:

Little Messy Missy said...

Great items... I love blogging!!!

Jenxo said...

aww great melinda, what a fantastic swap....love yours too, the tags are wonderful...

Jenny said...

Wow, what treasures. These are beautiful. I'm happy you got so much love-in-a-jar! You deserve every happiness.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

SO much fun in a little jar. SO glad you like the goodies :)
Thanks for the sneak peek of mine! Can't wait to get it! Looks super!
Deb :)

Laurie said...

How fun Melinda, and very creative and clever way of filling the jars! Wish we could see the secrets the 2 you made hold!

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

Oh, oh, oh!!
No words.
Just oh, oh, oh!!
;)
Whimsy jars make me so happy.

Maria said...

Oh How lucky were you. so many goodies. I am sure your ladies will love there jars too when they arrive.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You are in the neatest swaps. You got two lovely jars, but yours were equally lovely.

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

jars, jars everywhere.....i love those........i just noticed your beautiful blogger award, that's pretty and different.

Kristin said...

HOW adorable are those! It looks like so much fun (great bold colors all around) and your jars (and tags - love the little girl) are perfect, Kristin xo

gin said...

how nice to get all those treasures in a little jar. a great idea! sorry I missed that swap.

Trudy Callan said...

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Ragamuffin Gal said...

Melinda ~
I just love all the treasures and the jars! You are involved in so many artistic endeavors! What an inspiration you are to all us in blogland! XO ~ Katie

purplepaint said...

Oh how fun!!! And your jars are fabulous!!!!

Lorraine said...

great jars

Pam said...

Love the bottles. Such a wonderful idea for a swap.

What Comes Next? said...

what a great idea and what a fabulous selection of goodies!
I've posted about the hot potato giveaway today, but didn't want to leave a message on that post!