Saturday, September 21, 2013

Doing some fall-ifying up in here!

As you may know...

I've had a little trouble getting my holiday mojo back since the kids left home.

Yes, I have an attic full of stuff that I can use....
And yes, I have a great house that is begging for me to fun-ify it.

But *sigh*....What's a mom to do when she really isn't a mom anymore?

I'll tell you what she does: she yanks her pants up, untucks her shirt, throws on an apron and gets to work!

About 5 years ago, I bought these great Mason jars from the etsy shop Midwest Finds.  (This was before I started focusing on DIY. 
Now, I have lots of friends who do this sort of thing.)

I hang two of these from my ladder/pot rack, and I put different things in them, depending on the season.

Except, since my daughter (not her real name) left for the big city, they've been empty.

Well, the pity party is over, and I am filling these suckers!  This weekend, it's fresh rosemary from my garden, and it is smelling like a little bit of heaven!  I'm hooking it up to Mason Jar Crafts Love (my good friend Linda), and I'll bet that before too long, these will be available in her shop as well!

Stay tuned for more decorating mojo.


Hanging out here
I've done my homework!

25 comments:

stoneleafandcompany.com said...

Love! I always find that a good mason jar is stabilizing to have in your decorating corner. It somehow makes the world seem right. Or, something like that.

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Love, love, love! Thanks my friend!

:) Linda

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Don't call me daughter....I need to make me some of them thar chains and hang up some rosemary in my house! Cute.

NanaDiana said...

Very, very cute idea, Kirby. LOL at Karen- xo Diana

Art and Sand said...

As I sit here blogging, my daughter is reading me excerpts from the Vanity Fair October 2013 Special Anniversary issue. The articles read chronologically backwards beginning with the 2000s to 1910s.

I thought of you as she shared bits and pieces with me.

You continually entertain me.

Andrea said...

For the past couple of years I have started to weed out some of the cutesy decor for the holidays and decorate with more things that appeal to me. I know I will miss having all of the kids' school crap mixed in with the loveliness someday. Hooray for you finding joy in a mason jar!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love those jars!!! and i can understand losing the mojo after the kids leave.... i know that i get into it because i know my kids love it. so without them here, i don't know....

LittleMyoo said...

Oh honey...when your son parks his POS car in front of your house because the rusted exhaust severed the brake line and he needs you to fix it, that's when you realize you're ALWAYS going to be a mom...they never really leave. (Is that good or bad?!)

I'm looking forward to doing more seasonal decorating next year. And I'm missing my fresh rosemary. I didn't plant any this year. Next year!!!

-andi

Good Time Charlie said...

There are four of us now left in North America that wear aprons!! My sisters, myself, and now you! I always wear apron! I love the smell of fresh rosemary. I often have a cutting on my windowsill. It looks very lovely in your jar arrrangement too :)

1914house said...

I can't believe I've never cut rosemary to just have in the house! I always sneak it into food or fondle it when I'm outside so that I can smell it on my hands for a while. I should just put some in a vase!

Janis@All Things Beautiful said...

I say, you are the mistress of "fun-ifying"!!! Cute cute, and I love the smell of rosemary! And you are quite the trendsetter, just sayin! ! xoxo

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Five! I love my aprons and the smell of rosemary....it's my favorite herb. Love your jars, Kirb.

Suzy Handgraaf said...

Love these, Kirby!

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

These are so pretty! It'll be fun to change them up with the seasons.

Feral Turtle said...

Once a mom, always a mom! Sometimes it's a blessing and other times not so much....lol Love your mason jar hangers. Excellent idea!!

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

Love the idea of rosemary in the blue jars! I was about to put mine away for fall, but now I think I'll let them stick around!
xo heidi

Laura @ Top This Top That said...

sure glad the pity party is over. I am sure the lavender smells devine.

Danni Baird said...

Lovely Kirby! I love that you use those jars year round. We just put moonshine in ours here in the Ozarks! Can Rosemary live in moonshine instead of water?

Leslie Sciandra said...

I like this a lot! And I am with you in the loss of interest in seasonal decorations once kids are gone.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I have a ton of these jars....well, not the pretty blues one....and what a great idea to add the chain and hang them! Thanks for the idea!

fiona anderson said...

I haven't got any as we just don't have them over here, but I love them. I went to check out the etsy shop, which is great, they've even got melted ones !
I like the understated autumn d├ęcor and I bet your house smells nice.

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

So Pretty, I have never thought about using rosemary on it's own but mine is in flower at the moment. It's looking quite pretty, I do love the smell of it, I always break some off as I am leaving and rub it into my hands.

Karen Traversy said...

I like it! I pinned it!

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Love Rosemary too! The mason jars are great. Love blue ones! The best part of collecting is showcasing them!

Andrea said...

FYI for the DIY...Target has the screw on frog type tops for mason jars in the dollar spot this week!!!

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