1.15.2009

Catch a Falling Star~

Been switching stuff up a bit for the new year. My apothecary jars were empty after Christmas and they looked so lonely, I had to find something fun to go inside. Here is what I came up with...

I didn't have the heart to pack away my New Year's Fairy just yet, so I put her in with some faux snow and some pretty folded stars that I made using a pattern from this website and some wintery looking scrapbook paper.


Speaking of stars, I think seashells and starfish are perfect for the winter. Maybe it's their lovely shades of white, but they seem very fresh, crisp and clean to me, just like January.

Here they are in all their glory...I just pulled one of the snowflake ornaments off my snowflake tree, and put it in the little homemade cloche. It's a bit hard to see in this picture, but it looks lovely in person.


I loved the folded paper stars so much that I decided to make one for my birdcage. The birdcage has never had anything in it, but after I filled it with ornaments for Christmas, I decided that I like having a little visual surprise there. So I made another star, punched a hole in it, and taped it to the inside top of the cage. Can you see it there? No?


Here are a couple of close-ups...


And I added a little bling to the top with this pretty beaded monogram. I love me a little sparkle. Now if that captured wishing star will only grant me my heart's desire....hee hee!



Have a lovely Thursday~

25 comments:

mommy2gabby said...

Really pretty touches! Love the star is there a pattern somewhere to copy? I am sure I could find one on line.

:) Jody

Pretty Organizer said...

Wendy lady,
Great post! Love the stars. I could get my 10 year old cranking those babies out and make plenty of wishes!

Okay girl, the before pics of my kitchen are up. Man.. I feel like I just had a bare all session for blogland. I'm still not brave enough to post a few cherrished pics. I did decide to do a funny post about the naughty things my children have done to my house... I'll be painting for years to cover things up!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Great minds think alike! I too filled my jars with faux snow and simple treasures.
I adore your birdcage.

Laura said...

Great idea for this time of year! It's so hard once the Christmas decorations come down. And the shorter days don't help with the lack of light. What a beautiful way to bring in lightness & some sparkle! Love the birdcage!!!

Jenny@ L.O.T.s of Love said...

It looks great! My jars are still empty! So sad:(

Kelly said...

You have such great ideas! And I love those starfish

coco said...

Looks great...I was just thinking my jars need a little change too!

Laura said...

Oooh...ahhh... - did you see Heather Bullard's post today? LOVE the neutral Valentine's decorations! A few of those hearts would look fabulous on those branches next to the jars...

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Laura...I hope you read this...you read my mind...I was going to put hearts on my tree for Valentine's day! Are you still planning on "the big move"?

Laura said...

I have to admit that I still have my New Year's tabletop tree up! (an idea I got from Joy at Joys of Home)...so today I'm going to change it to a Valentine's Day tree. Now if I can only find some beads & pearls...
Yes, we are definitely planning on moving. Hopefully by next winter or so. So much to think about it makes my head hurt!

Julie said...

Wendy I love the jars they look so good! wow I loved your shelves in the kitchen they look great.
have a wonderful day
julie

Sandy Toes said...

So pretty! I love the star!
-sandy toe

Kasey said...

thank you Wendy for the lovely, lovely commets!
I am off to peruse thru your blog...

Kasey said...

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Thank you for always sharing!

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Congrats!!!

Darlene said...

Your apothecary jars look great. I still haven't tried to make a fairy yet...but I will eventually! Love those stars also...cute in the birdcage. Yep, too bad that captured wishing star can give you all you wish for....♥

The Bliss Journey said...

A nice,soft, dreamy, magical look. I love treasures under glass.
Kathleen

Jennifer said...

The stars, your jars, the seashells...all of it is so fabulous! Your family is very lucky to live in the home you create for them.

Chrissie Grace said...

Such a pretty, simple look...I have a things for bird cages and stars too!
Love your blog...
Chrissie Grace

Shannon said...

THose look great! I love the stars you made!

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Absolutely beautiful, as always. And very fitting. I just posted on my empty apothecary jars. I needed some new inspiration and you just gave me some.

Thanks ~ Amanda

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Such a cute use of the apothecary jars. I have not bought more of them because I haven't known what to do with them...you have great ideas, as usual! :)
Carrie

Holly said...

You have inspired me! (what else is new?:)I am going to have to actually start putting things into my birdcage.

I love the star too!! I also think you should keep the fairy year round,...it would feel like good luck :),...she could be a Valentines fairy, and a St. Patty's fairy, and then an Easter Fairy..............................

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

Beautiful! I love the wintery look!!

Ms. Tee said...

Such pretty touches! I love the snowflake under the cloche. You have a way of making everything look so elegant :)

Blondie's Journal said...

Hi Wendy!
Once again a wonderful post with creative ideas. I used to collect vintage birdcages and put plants in them but you have taken it to a whole new level. I love the apothacary jars...where do you find them? Seems everyone has them. The star is gorgeous as well.
Keep up the great fun :-D

xoxo
Janie