Monday, August 13, 2012

Jar String-Vase & Signs of Spring

There are signs here that spring is on it's way. Yippee!

With temperatures as low as 14 degrees (that's 57.2 F for all my US friends) here in Sydney over the weekend, that is a welcome thing. Last week we were having lovely sunny days where I finally got to dig out some T-shirts that had been banished while I was pregnant (they are just starting to fit again), so to have a sudden drop in temp over the weekend was a bit of a shock. All I can say is I am glad for the brave plants in the garden that already started flowering - they are a real promise of what is to come.

With that said, I just HAD to bring some inside to make the place just a little more cheery. I wanted a vase with straight sides, and since I don't have any, I grabbed another jar that we had just emptied, removed the label, washed it, and went to work.

I grabbed some string and lampshade glue and set about transforming an otherwise plain jar into something that I really like (too bad I didn't make the string more permanent! I think if I were to do this again, I would slather the jar with glue where I want the string to go).

Spring is my favourite season (with summer and Autumn being close runner-ups). I don't bring flowers indoors half enough - mostly because they don't last as long as they do outside, and I feel bad about spoiling them, but the flowering peach is smothered in sumptuous blossoms, so I thought it could spare a few.

Hope your week is off to a great start... I'm off to the dentist. (Boo!)


  1. Nice idea..the blossoms look great in your new vase too!

  2. I like the combination of the materials very much!
    Your blossoms are warming my heart on this cold night :)
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. such a lovely idea - roll on spring!

  4. Wow! Those flowers are gorgeous! Love the string on the vase, too. What a great way to dress up a glass vase. :)
    Kristina J.

  5. I love stems, such a waste when they are hidden in vases. The string looks great!!
    Have fun at the dentist, i love my dentist, so do the children, we're freaks!! I think it helps we have friendly dentists in my family, so we've never been scared, love Posie

  6. Hey lovely girl,

    Will you stop it with your gorgeous crafting ideas already!! You're making me feel all itchy-fingered!! I need to get out my crafty-mind again. It's been tucked away for far too long!


  7. Thank you for linking up to our Pretty Things Party. Hope to see you back next week!

  8. How pretty is that! Thank you for the visit and the sweet comment at The Dedicated House. It means the world. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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