Wednesday, 6 August 2008

J is for Jars

I adore glass, thick aqua old glass with clear white sunlight glowing through it, and if you don't have curious little fingers picking up your pretty things -then make room for jars and jugs....



I love this vintage style bottle from Cox & Cox

........this is simple perfection from my favourite artist Christopher Gallego
I think this Jar of olives would make a fantastic kitchen print from Here
In Britain the Kilner jar reigns supreme for traditional preserving but I have started to fall in love with the much more stylish Mason Jar.......




sfgirlbybay
I'm suck a sucker for monochrome images, aren't I? but you have to love the Sea fan in this picture.......

I hate a bathroom full of products- but it can't always be avoided (men!) can it though? This en suite bathroom would have to be for me only.........


cox & cox
.......this is a funky bedside water jug, though I'm not sure what's in this one, sherry maybe?




.............Here's a lovely new photographer Janne Peters
these are just a tiny example of her beautiful and inspiring work.......

.............known as the artist's artist for amazing still life's of jars and bottles, Giorgio Morandi's paintings are so peaceful and calming


a neolithic pot
which i hope to paint..
if i ever find time


blossom hill cottons
if only my buttons were so neat....

robzerill
.........pretty but not for my windswept garden.........
......I love this page of floral classification, so go outside pick a weed and get a jar jam out from under the sink this is truely cheap chic.............

ps. laziness and children have hijacked me and the paintings and photo's ideas I started are buried under socks and lollipops in my head- so I may return to to this post later-when the grey clouds are gone and the babysitter returns!


19 comments:

mondo cherry said...

J - for jars - where would be without them! You have shown us a great range of different ones. I especially love your first photo. I have been know to go outside and pick anything green to put in a jam jar - glad it is chic thing to do!
Clare

Villa Anna said...

My favourite kind are Apothecary jars. I am building a collection of them in my bathroom. I love filling them with soaps and cotton balls etc.

Lovely selection of images.

Anna :)

Cemaya said...

Love the bathroom with the wallpaper from Cote de Texas. So pretty!

Thank you for the comment. :)

Willow Decor: said...

Love sunlight shining through the glass jars. We fill old coke bottles with sea glass. Great photos!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Wow! You just turned jars into pure romance! Twyla

Millie said...

So beautifully styled as always! Blue glass is my favourite, just a couple of pieces are all that's needed to make my heart sing!
Millie ^_^

Primrose Hill said...

Jam Jars, just the best thing ever!
Fab post.

L x

An Enchanted Cottage said...

Oh, these jars are all so beautiful! I think my favorite has to be the windchime jars! But not on a windy day!!...Donna

Cowboys and Custard said...

Another beautiful pictorial stroll through some sublime photographs...
My mother made a beautiful lamp from an old glass cider flagon filled with shells and frosted glass years ago.. your J is for Jars has awoken this memory...

Michele xx

{this is glamorous} said...

Such a lovely collection of jars -- the Christopher Gallego painting is beautiful, as is the one of the olives. Great post.

Marja Kristiina said...

What fabulous pics again! Thank you so much for all the inspiration and beauty; not to mention your kind comments in my blog :-)

Take care!

Jenny said...

I love jars. In Australia (and I'm sure world wide) there were 'poison jars and bottles' They were made in the most vivid bright colours and were embossed with highly risen up patterns and writing so that it was incredibly hard...even in the dark to pick up the wrong bottle and administer a lethal dose! That being said...empty and years on these jars are now my favourite jars and bottles ever. A thrill for the senses! Jen

Lorna said...

I'm looking forward now to what the letter K will bring!

Willow Decor: said...

Great pictures - so pretty! I have a crazy obsession with Aqua!

traci said...

I am just checking on you. The jars are beautiful. Just seeing if you are there!

Meander said...

fabulous post! the photos are amazing examples of storage ideas. love your blog!
hope you're having a gorgeous weekend!

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

I just came across your blog and the images are lovely.

Lisa
Knitty, Vintage and Rosy

Sunflower said...

your blog is so beautiful! we used to live by the beach when we were raising our sons; in fact, when I was a very little girl, we lived by the beach, too and there is something so special about the ocean.....it's spirit and voice! your blog brought back so many wonderful memories! Thank you! I hope you'll visit my blog sometime, too.
Debbie

Lorna said...

Do give us your K photos soon! Hope all is well, Lorna