Apothecary jars and eggs

I forgot to remind you that if you are looking for eggs to decorate with (not specifically Easter) that Easter time is THE time to look.  You might still find some on clearance at this point.  I ALWAYS stock up on faux eggs while they are in stock before Easter.  Found these pretty combo packs of eggs at 40% off a few weeks ago at JoAnn’s.   They also had these same eggs with clear strings attached to use as ornaments.

Rummaged through my stash of glass jars and found these three matching apothecary jars; all bought at different places/times. If the price is right, I’ll always grab up and buy glass jars.  Pretty ones like this, and grubby glass bottles.  Even if I don’t have an immediate use for them.  Because when inspiration DOES strike, I want to have them on hand and ready to use!

What can you DO with all those eggs???  Fill jars with them, like I already showed you.  Put them under a glass cloche, like this.

Fill MORE glass apothecary jars with them!

And if they don’t happen to sell as quickly as you’d hoped; you can always EMPTY the jars and sell them empty; OR fill them with other things!  Like spools of thread, moss rocks, shells, glass vase fillers . . . just about ANYTHING!

I used this tall skinny cloche, the lid from a used jar candle and a little glass taper candle holder (instead of the wood base shown that I originally was going to use) to make this:

I spent a GOOD amount of time figuring out exactly which eggs to use to best fill the cloche.  And since it was such an ‘exact’ fit, I decided NOT to chance someone taking it apart; and GLUED (using e6000) the cloche to the base.

This was my other option for a base.  And NOW that I look at it again; I like this one BETTER!  Go figure?!?

Used up some of the smaller eggs in these bell jars, with moss nests.  The two jars in the back  are actually the SAME size.  I just added a small glass candle holder as a pedestal on one of them to make it a tad taller.

On display at Stars with some vintage ceramic bunnies.

And the bell jars at Stars.

Hallelujah!!! I can post pictures again!

Ended up having to download a different browser to fix the issues, but hey. . . it works now!  Here are the latest pictures of my space at Stars:

Just took in LOTS more of the handcrafted rosette ornaments.

And most of them are ‘packaged’;  perfect to give as a gift!


LOTS more pretty glitter birds (sold out of the first batch I stocked!) and OWLS with teeny tiny crowns!  And decorated gift boxes with ‘fluff;’ inside!



LOVE these tea stained shabby chic gift boxes!  will be sharing the ‘how to’ soon!


Several ‘ready to give’ little gift bags and mugs for when you need something QUICK!!


Holiday themed tea stained muslin ribbon

Pretty rosettes to use as package bows.

GIANT vintage jingle bells and pretty seed bead ornaments.

FUN vintage style pom pom trim!

Some handcrafted crowns.




Hand folded and hand cut vintage book paper shred.

Some new signs.



AND, tucked waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay in the back (so they don’t disappear too quickly!)  A basket full of little complimentary treat bags.  One per customer with any purchase from my booth.


New in my etsy shop

A few new listings in my etsy shop:

SO cute!!!  Vintage and very well LOVED, Beatrix Potter story book in FRENCH!!!

Anyone have a MAJOR sewing project coming up???  I’ve got a ‘lot of 26 zippers for sale!

A couple more sets of bowl fillers.  Several have sold already.  LOTS stocked in our spaces at Camas and Stars.  Working on MORE for the FJS show next month.   And will have more ‘year round kinds’  for etsy again soon.


Some of these red metal glittered love signs at both malls as well as my etsy shop.

Stream punk anyone???  Got lots of old watches to take apart and use for steam punk crafts!

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Now available in my etsy shop

Just listed the following ‘bowl fillers’ in my etsy shop:









This last set can also be custom ordered; in different colors and/or words.    As a wedding gift, have the bride and grooms names and wedding date.  As a baby gift, baby’s name and birthdate and ‘joy’ on the heart.  Or really ANY combination you can think of, I can make for you.

FOR SALE: Valentine bowl fillers with bowl

ONE OF A KIND HANDCRAFTED  ~  $19.95 grubby hearts and painted 6″ wood bowl  ~  1# shipping weight  ~  These hearts are individually hand cut (no pattern) from wool felt, blanket stitched, stuffed, tea stained.  Tea stained sayings are attached with safety pins and removable.  Painted and distressed wood bowl is for decorative use only.

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Items will be shipped within three business days of receipt of payment.  You will be notified via email when your item has been sent.