Sunday, July 17, 2011

The Lace Jar


While out sailing on the lake...
...er I mean sale~ing...  
 yard sale~ing with a friend...
I came across this gigantic old glass jar.
It stands 15 inches high and is 10 inches across its widest part.


It was marked $1.00
My kind of bargain.


 When I got it home, I filled it with lace.
All kinds of lace.
A lot of which I got from my friend Evi, the dollmaker.


You may remember, several years ago...
after a lovely luncheon she held...
she had been de-stashing and she shared her piles...
and I mean piles...of lace
 with Paula, Carole, Debbie and I.


Oh did we have fun!
What's left and other lace tid bits of my own
 are now housed in this old jar!


 While going through my laces I also found
 part of what must have been a lace sleeve...maybe.


I slipped it over my French green La Lorraine canning jar
 and it fit perfectly!


A late afternoon dalliance after a full day of painting!


My Dad and I have been working on the kitchen cabinets
 for a week now. I hope I don't wear him out...
I know I'm tired and he's 25 years older.


Anyway, another beautiful day has come to an end.
Tomorrow, the forecast is for rain.
Maybe I will get down to the booth at Schoolhouse Treasures
to add a few new things!

Meanwhile...there is still time to enter the
Click HERE for your chance to win some beautiful fabric 
from Cabbages and Roses
as well as a Christina Strutt book
Home-Made Vintage


Good Luck!
:)

37 comments:

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Wow Laura, what a fabulous jar and only a $1.00. It looks absolutely beautiful with all of your lace!
Hope your having a lovely weekend.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Fishtail Cottage said...

Such a pretty display! what a great find!!!! xoxo, tracie

Karen said...

That is a great find and a beautiful way to store and display your lace.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

a buck?? wow..what a bargain. it's so pretty filled with all that lovely lace! i like how you wrapped that jar with it for a flower vase. so lovely! sigh...

Evermore Organics said...

Super cute jar, made even better with the lace in it. Great idea! I love the lace around the smaller jar too. Lately I've been wrapping vellum around jars like that and putting sand and candles inside.

YONKS said...

Great idea for the jar - can't believe you bought it for a dollar! :-)
Dianne

Susan said...

Oh, that lace is yum, yum, YUM! And what a bargain on that great glass jar. The lace sleeve looks perfect on the other jar - you have such a way with vignettes Laura!
- Susan

poppilinnstudios said...

What a great find for a dollar! Looks pretty with the lace, nice idea.
-Lynn

Anonymous said...

Fabulous jar! And wonderful storage idea, thank you! I always have to dig out the ugly plastic lace bin...nope, never again. And my Mason jars def need lace "sleeves"---adorable. You have such a creative "eye"...

Enjoy every moment of your project with your dad! You'll have wonderful memories to cherish. (and a newly painted kitchen, lucky you.)

love

lizzy (robin) gone to the bech

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

Beautiful!! Love old lace.

Annette said...

What a great idea! That jar is lovely. You are so wonderfully creative!
Hugs,
Annette

Burlap Luxe said...

A treasured find, beautiful photos, peacefully inspiring :)

~Cheers to you and your $1.00 well spent.
Dore

Rhonda said...

This was all meant to be. Beautiful jar, sleeve that fits, gorgeous images.

Linda said...

Oh my...I love your 1.00 glass jar with the lace! It is lovely. I like lace too and have a lot of odds and ends. I may need to find a beautiful jar to put mine in too. Thanks for the inspiration.

Love, Linda

Barbara Jean said...

I love that big jar!! It is just divinely perfect for lace! all sparkly too.

blessings'
barbara jean

Sweet Young Journey said...

I love the lace sleeve on the french bottle... so pretty! What a lucky find over the weekend!
hugs, Cheryl

Tina @ TinyBear said...

Love that jar - and it´s so pretty with all that wonderful lace. Love lace too ;o)
What a great find

It's me said...

Love............xxx...

Jacqueline said...

Dear Laura,
I LOVE old lace. I used to collect it, years ago, and once bid at an auction for a bag of lace. It had lace collars, cumerbunds and lots of odd bits. I have some under a glass bell cloche that I found in a junk shop for £2. There's nothing so good as a bargain is there Laura?
Your glass jar is wonderful and looks perfect, filled with vintage lace.
I think that you and your Dad need some time with your feet up. We are having rain at the moment so, Summer seems to be avoiding both of us !! XXXX

Le bateau rouge said...

Your laces are so beautiful!!! I had the chance to find some new at yesterday's flea market and I love to display them in big jars, just as you do! ;) Despite the rain, have a good day! Alexandra

Darla said...

Score! I love the lace around the old jar too.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Dear Laura
Well another fabulous find/bargain by you!!! I love that jar... as I do most things you find.. and the lace collection is lovely also... I had a thing with ribbons for a while but had to offload a lot this year...

Well. have a great week.. and have a bit of down time too!! ciao xxx Julie

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

How beautiful Laura. The cuff allows the light to filter through its gossamer threads and the effect is lovely. In the evening a small tealight candle would tease the fireflies as the jar's gentle glow would tantalize their curiosity.
Susan x

Curtains In My Tree said...

There is just nothing more charming or prettier than old cotton lace love it.

I recently had a yard sale and somehow some of my old lace got in the sale I was sick when it left. I hated to disappoint the lady buying it

It looks so good in that jar

Magdalena said...

asolutely beautiful,aww...
magny

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Laura...popping in to catch up a bit with you. Your lake photos are so peaceful...glad you had fun saleing! Looking forward to seeing your kitchen when it is complete. I bet your Dad is totally enjoying spending all this quality painting time with you!

Katsui Jewelry said...

How lucky you are, Laura! That is a wonderful treat!
Hugs,
Suz

Egretta Wells blog said...

Laura, I just adore 52Flea!! The reason: you are so creative and artistic. Every thing you do is stunning; every photo you take is so special and creative! I love it! The lace bits in the grand jar is gorgeous. I could go on and on, but I am looking and enjoying some of your older posts today as well! Egretta

Vicki said...

Laura that jar is so pretty. I love it filled with your scraps.

Brambleberry Cottage said...

I have just got to get back up north to spend some time going to yard sales, before the season is over! You find the most terrific treasures on your hunts, Laura. The old jar is fabulous and looks so lovely filled with your laces. Lace - another of my many collections, as well. ;)

By the way, I would imagine that staying occupied is quite inportant to - and for - your dad now.

Blessings,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Just a note to let you know how much I appreciate your blog....

Sunday Sisters said...

Love the lace ideas. Beautiful.

Stephanie said...

The jar and lace are magical but your photographs are BeAuTiFuL!

When I think how perfect that lace would be for the doll clothes I am going to make over the summer holidays....

Fantastic blog; well done!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

I love what you did with your fabulous jars, Laura! All that lace is so beautiful. Take it easy on the painting, friend. I know as I've painted every house we've lived in with my father and it can be quite tiring. But...the results will be wonderful I'm sure.

Bunny from Grandmother's Buttons said...

Very nice! Love glassware of any kind, but I'm especially a sucker for a vase or jar. . .tried to contact you by e-mail, but don't have outlook and it appears that may be necessary. Can you contact me at grandmothersbutton@gmail.com - we'd love to send you a vintage necklace as a giveaway if you're at all interested. Thanks! Bunny

Ann Nordquist said...

I'm in love with 52 Flea!! A fantastic idea to dress up a jar with a beautiful bit of lace---I'm going to do that for a family gathering.

Gail said...

Fabulous way to display and store your pretty lace. Terrific price on jar.