Monday, January 10, 2011

a jar for the seasons

Happy New Year!  I hope you had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, it's hard to believe it's already January 10!

Last year I found this great apothecary(ish) jar from my favorite furniture store, White House Antiques.  You can only imagine how happy I was when i found out the jar would only set me back $10.  Are you kidding me?  These things run for $50+ at Pottery Barn.  I had initially planned on putting sand and sea shells in the jar, but that never came to fruition, so my sad and empty jar sat on this bench for the better half of the year.  Once Christmas rolled around, I found that I had ornaments in excess.  I was able to put an assortment of silver, blue, and pink ornaments in the jar.  I love the muted colors I was able to find.

Since the colors I selected weren't too Christmasy I thought the ornaments could carry me through January, but I knew by February I would have to come up with something new.  I was presented with a brilliant idea this weekend.  I went to my first Mardi Gras ball over the weekend and collected my fair share of beads.  Here's a picture of me and Marjorie all dolled up.

I digress, once I got home I didn't know what to do with all my beads.  I couldn't just toss them, I had earned these beads!  And then it hit me, I would put the beads in the jar.  I was a long way from filling the jar, so I had to rummage through some of mama bear's decorations (thanks mama!).  I'm still short but I imagine I'll be getting more from parades and such.  Nonetheless, my jar will be good to go through early March!

Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!