Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Fireflies in a Jar

One of the biggest hits of the Fall Preview was the Mason Jar pendant lights that we created.  I've nicknamed them "Fireflies in a jar" because that's what they look like to me.  They were pretty spiffy on their own, but we jazzed them up even more by creating a "cord cover" of sorts from old industrial springs!  This made them very unique and completely our design.
Then, I took a few more jars and flipped them upside down as light covers on this large metal chandelier.  The result was a really cool blend of old and new.....it was definitely a hit! 

I love the old aqua Ball mason jars, or as they are called by Ball, "Ball Blue".  Did you know that the Blue jars were preferred in canning because they blocked light from the food which made for better preservation and taste?  Nothing to do with the lights, but I thought it was an interesting bit of trivia.  I just like them for the pretty color!

I will probably be offline for the remainder of the week as I have a little business to take care of.....it's First Monday weekend!  And, if that's not exciting enough......it's supposed to cool down during this show....60s at night!!  How "cool" is that?

Come see us!  We'll be here Thursday - Sunday, and we have a brand new shoppe for you to browse and enjoy!! 

Can you see me smiling from ear to ear?!











19 comments:

slommler said...

I love those ball jars!! And as lights...they are fabulous! I can see why there were a hit!
Enjoy your week
Hugs
SueAnn

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That is so pretty, LaurieAnna! They do look like fireflies!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

That is so cool Laurieanna. I love the way you added the springs to the cord..you are a decorating genious!
I sent Freckled Laundry over here yesterday to check out your window divider in your livingroom. she had a similar issue. we love your style!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

What a great look! Amazing what we can come up with something that has an entirely different use and be so decorative too!~Patti

White Rose Cottage said...

Such an inspiration Laurie Anna, you always are!

Picket Fences said...

Love love love it!

Flipit said...

We loved the new store so much we're coming back on Friday! Just can't get enough!

Kathy said...

Why can't I come up with these ideas....spectacular!

Elsie said...

Love your lights and yes they do
remind me of when we used to catch
fireflys (lightn' bugs) as we called them. Yes I did know why they were blue only because I'm
old enough to have seen them being
used by my grandmother. She used to store her canned goods in the
out side storage house on shelves
in the dark. That way they preserved the food longer. Guess they didn't have 115 degree weather. I love the chandy with the
ball jars, soooo ca-ute!!! I can't
wait until next month so I can eyeball all of this wonderful decor. BEAUTIFUL!!!":o)

Into Vintage said...

That chandelier is !so! clever. I love it - terrific idea.

Vintage Home said...

...Love the lights!

Creative Style said...

Just found your blog and became a follower!! Your shop is BEAUTIFUL!!!

Cheryl~

House by the Sea said...

Those lights are beautiful! I've always been a fan of the old blue mason jars!

Kristen White said...

This is such a clever idea..I love it! I only wish I lived closer so I could come to your store and SHOP!
Kristen

Ruby Grace's said...

Now I am the proud owner of 3 of the Fireflies in a Jar! Can't wait to hang them in one of my guest rooms. The new place is AMAZING! It was fun to spend time with you guys...and who knew that we used to work for the same company. Small World. Have a great weeekend and thank again.
Denis

Gracefully Vintage said...

Looks Amazing, i love it all, i wish i was near-so i could shoppe there as well, im still eyeing a few pieces i would love for my place, what did you do to that wall- looks like tissue paper crumbled.. Love it..
Karryann
LOOKS amazing..
You are the best

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

What a fun idea! Love it!

Kelly said...

{sigh} gorgeous gorgeous! I love the lights.

I've recently done a vintage modern house review here

http://beafunmum.com/2010/09/home-vintage-meets-modern-decorating/

Miller said...

What a great look! Amazing what we can come up with something that has an entirely different use and be so decorative too!~Patti