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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Mason Jars and Me

I have a little crush on mason jars, you see! 
So today, I thought I will share with you the many ways I have used them around my house over the years :)
Each time I see them, I simply fall in love with them all over again!
These jam jars look so adorable filled with flavored water:

A piece of burlap scrap and a sprig of fern adorn these cuties so prettily.

Wrapped in burlap, mason jar filled with red roses look beautiful as a centerpiece for a table.

I love these canning jars in all size and shape, but I have a special obsession with the blue ones. 
They look wonderful in a tea setting when used as a vase filled with pink summer cosmos and geraniums.

The blue of the jar contrasts so prettily with the white table runner draped across the chair and the pink flowers.

They look magical in my mid-summer garden when used as a lantern.

The mason jar overflowing with white shasta daisies adds a touch of elegance to my coffee table.

I love how the blue mason jar stands outs in a neutral vignette with a coastal theme.

Chilled summer drinks served in tall mason jars make summer entertaining so very festive and fun!

Mason jars lined with red and blue bandanas make wonderful flatware holder for each individual guest for a 4th of July barbecue party.

A row of mason jars with pumpkin scented votive candle deck my autumn porch so beautifully. 

They make pretty luminaries:

I love their ethereal beauty when they light up my evening porch. 

Blue mason jars contrast so charmingly with the white flatware when used in a Christmas buffet.

Mason jars are so versatile! They can be used in a multitude of ways and add charm, elegance, and simplicity in every setting, vignette, and tablescape. I  love playing with them! 
So, have you played with mason jars lately?
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed your stay here! Come back and visit me soon! I love hearing from you!
Enjoy your weekend!

~Hugs, Poppy~

Linking to:
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating: Flaunt it Friday 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Winter White Tea for Two

A Winter White Tea for Two:

"You can dance, every dance with the guy
Who gives you the eye, let him hold you tight

You can smile, every smile for the man
You held your hand neath the pale moon light

But don't forget who's takin' you home
And in whose arms you're gonna be

So darlin' save the last dance for me

Oh I know that the music's fine
Like sparklin' wine, go and have your fun

But don't forget who's takin' you home
And in whose arms you're gonna be
So darlin' save the last dance for me

You can dance, go and carry on
Till the night is gone

And it's time to go
If he asks if you're all alone
Can he walk you home, you must tell him no

'Cause don't forget who's taking you home
And in whose arms you're gonna be
Save the last dance for me"

I am a big fan of Michael Buble. So, I thought "Save the Last Dance for Me" would go perfectly with my warm and cozy winter tea....
Currently, I am in love with my burlap-doily pillow.

The doily is attached with fabric glue to the pillow front. I contemplated between a tassel fringe and pom pom fringe, but in the end I settled for the latter. The pom poms remind me of snowballs and seemed so perfect for the winter season. Don't you think so?
I like the contrast between the texture of the burlap and the delicate doily.

I love the romance in the color white.
A black velvet ribbon is wrapped around a white candle to jazz it up.

And nothing says romance more eloquently than red roses in silvery mercury glass.

A romantic vignette is never complete without candle light to set the mood.

Thanks for visiting me! 
The long, cold days of winter seem to be the perfect time to sit back and snuggle and enjoy a steaming cup of tea! The entire tea setting is set up on an old white shutter used as a tray.
I am so glad you stopped by!

Also, Thank you Kathy at A Delightsome Life for featuring my Christmas Buffet at the weekly party! 
Do pay Kathy a visit if you get a chance for a multitude of home decor projects, mouth-watering recipes,  lovely tea parties, and many helpful blogging tips and  ideas. 

~Hugs, Poppy~