I just love apothecary jars.
The shiny glass, unique shapes… they are pretty enough even when empty. When decorating with these, opportunities are endless!
Here’s more of that lush green:
Many people have decorative (real or fake) fruit bowls on their tables. Ever helped yourself to a delicious looking apple, only to bite into plastic?! It’s no fun. Here’s the solution:
So you’re not a beach dweller and the coastal theme just doesn’t work in your home? You have plenty of other options. Just throw some random objects in a pretty jar. You’d be surprised what works.
This is cute and unexpected:
Buttons, old door knobs, old jewelry, rocks, sand, candles, potpourri, old silverware, you name it, I bet it works. You’d be surprised. Design is all about surrounding yourself with what you love. These jars help you do just that in an organized fashion. Unless you prefer to pile your old buttons on the floor (please don’t do that).
Bring nature indoors with a terrarium, or two, or six:
How sweet does this candy buffet look? Almost too good to eat! Nah…
Not only decorative, these jars can be used in various rooms of the house, combining function with beauty.
Can a laundry room get any better than this? This one is Martha Stewart’s, of course. Laundry detergent and clothes pins are stored in shapely jars. Another plus: you can tell exactly when you are running out of detergent. No more “Surprise! Just enough left for one more load.” I hate when that happens.
Also useful in the bathroom:
Apothecary jars are especially fun to decorate with on holidays.
This all started on Easter with these hand painted speckled eggs and moss. You can buy speckled eggs for a pretty penny. I paid about a dollar for these and painted them myself. A toothpick works wonders when adding the speckles.
Shrunken heads and glittered skulls on Halloween:
Versatile little things, aren’t they? So, what’s in your jars?