I am taking part in the something old, something new challenge hosted by Karen at Quilty Creations.
To take part you must write a blog post about one of three things:
- Items made from vintage fabric.
- Something from your re-purposed for the sewing room/space.
- Something transformed and given a new lease of life.
For me I am blogging about the hexagon holding Mason Jars that currently live on the window sill in my sewing room.
|The jar on the left is blue tinted, middle is a good housekeepers jar (which I adore), and left is slightly blue/green tinted.|
When you first look at them they appear to just be vintage mason jars, each one holding a different color of paper pieced hexagons – which is exactly what they are. But to me they are more than that, they are the jars passed down from my mother to me that held the center pieces on the tables at my wedding.
My mother collects vintage glass jars and has been saving them for years. She uses many of them to hold her spices, flour, sugar, etc but there are many more living in a cabinet in her kitchen. When it came time for my husband Jesse and I to plan our wedding I asked if we could use the Jars on the tables and she said yes without hesitation.
|The top of the Presto Jar (yellow/orange) has a glass top that matches the jar. The right jar has an elephant.|
Just to use them was wonderful, but after the wedding she called me one day and asked if I would like to have some of them. Now these jars sit in my sewing room on the window sill. Each jar is different and each jar holds a different color of English paper pieced hexagons. I love when the window glows and lets the light through the jars illuminating them and the contents inside. It reminds me of the day I married my best friend, and what more could a girl ask for.
To me they are special and a great way to turn some old beautiful jars into something useful for my sewing room!
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