Wednesday, March 25, 2009

~Inspiration In A Jar~

Everyone gets inspiration from somewhere.
Whether it be color, fabric, paper, linens or other people, we all get inspired by something.

I get inspired by:

Jars that are full of my favorite things.

As you all know, I love a beautiful cloche.
However, these jars have lids.
This jar is full of vintage printing press stamps.
My sweet, sweet dad had them and let me borrow them.
Who is he kidding...he's never getting these bad girls back!!!
When they were brought to me they were in a tray.
In a jar, they looks so cool!!

This is a jar I picked up at the flea market.
It was already stuffed with great Easter stuff.
Hard to turn down something that you have to do NOTHING to to love it!
(wow that was a cooky sentence)

This is that jar I bought at Goodwill the other day.
I just love it.
This may have to stay out all year.
Hey...who decided that eggs were only for Easter???

This of course is my jar that I got at Target on clearance for under $3.00.
I filled it with white buttons (thank you Kasey.)

This is just a bit of what inspires me.

What inspires you??


Kasey said...

are you kidding me...what inspires me?
*white buttons
*little people
*my back yard being completely "spring cleaned" today!
*vintage paper....
and the list goes on and on...
oh, and a girls trip to Washington!!

the wild raspberry said...

your jars look already know my love for buttons in jars....
i also am inspired by chipped paint furniture, toile, vintage white fabrics, sparkles, old photos....oh, the list could go on. but i'll stop there.
great one maisy.

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

i LOVE your jars....seriously - I can see them at one of your kids wedding's one day - serving up different candies to guests as they departed! YUMMMMM!!!

I am inspired by:
~ flowers
~ confidence
~ family
~ parties
~ friends
~ invitations
~ magazines
~ but most of all: Reading blogs! (yours included!!)

Katie said...

Lets see... toile, the color red, cameras, easy craft ideas, good blogs, Italy, vacation, vintage coats, Target... the list goes on and on. I love those stamp presses!

Backyard Candle Co. said...

I am inspired lately by color. Specifically robins egg blue, and red. Anything chippy. Old and new mixed. A good candle scent of course. The list could seriously go on and on!

~~Deby said...

yard sales
God's creation
lovely fabric
my husband
my Bible
paper..all kinds

....and I love living in Washington...the green of the Puget Sound....

Sheila R said...

Love all your inspiration jars!

What inspires me
- cream buttons with the floss still in
- old papers
- vintage lace and trims
- old photographs
- blogs

Thanks for sharing

LillySue said...

I have a serious thing for jars too! So many things inspire me...
Magazines and Books
Old stuff
Baby dolls and vintage toys
Glittery stuff
Scrapbook supplies
Pretty aprons
Good movies
Etc.......And your Blog!!
Blessings- LillySue

The Kramer Angle said...

White zinfandel inspires me to do lots of crazy things! But besides that - I find inspiration at flea markets and by reading blogs!

Jill -Forever and Ever House said...

I love jars.

What inspires me?
-blogs (like yours!)
-sewing pattern books
-my mom
-my daughter
-fabric stores
-craft shows

Xazmin said...

Wow - I love all your jars! They just scream "inspiration!"

I am inspired by spring flowers, creative bloggers, my beautiful children and anything happy!


Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Love your collection of jars, and your colelctions in the jars!

Tara said...

Love the first jar with the stamps in it, just perfect, well they are all perfect!! Great inspirations~

Jeanneoli said...

Great minds think a stamps are just like that in my livingroom and my buttons are in jars in my workspace. Very pretty. Too many things inspire me to write them all here, but my sweet husband always encourages and that makes me know I can do anything and I can't look at my children and not want to be the best mom I can.

Different Dog said...

Maisy, got the link to work finally on that cute blog. try it again!
Ooh, I'm going to have to make an inspiration list. Although, I have to say everything on my blog is what inspires me...I think.

Honey Bend Vintage said...

Don't you love those printing press stamps. I have so many from my great grandad. He built a little printing press shop on his farm. Love the buttons.

Infarrantly Creative said...

I love the shape of that last one.