7.17.2009

Frugal Friday~

For today's Frugal Friday I present.......things in jars.

Don't laugh.
I can hear you.
I mean it.

Don't underestimate the power of like things displayed in great jars. Just look at these...
 










So go gather up those buttons/shells/rocks/clothespins/paperclips you have lying around and put them in a pretty jar. Big impact. Little Money.
Next Friday is another Frugal Friday Linky Party. Meet up here and share your Frugal Decorating Ideas. Those of us with Frugal OCD (Obsessively Consumed with Decorating) will appreciate it!!
Off to Brimfield with the Hubby...pictures to come on Monday...have a great weekend~

37 comments:

Kimberly said...

I love containers and your jars! Thank you for sharing those!

Jen - Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

I am not laughing one bit...LOVE JARS!!

Maya said...

I've always loved the shells in jars and under a cloche! The buttons are pretty neat too though.

Kim said...

I love jars. Right now my obsession is shells in jars. Go to my blog & you will see.

MamaBug said...

Love it! Thanks. :D

Damaris said...

jars are my BFFs in the kitchen. I even wrote a post about how much I love them. http://kitchencorners.blogspot.com/2008/10/marriage.html

Barb said...

Love jars full of treasures.
Great way to display your craft supplies too.

Love those button jars.

blessings,
Barbara Jean

Laura said...

I'm not laughing - I love jars! Have a wonderful time at Brimfield!

Christy said...

I just love those jars filled with the neutral buttons. Simply lovely.

Our really empty nest said...

The Buttons WOW love those! thanks for sharing! Sue

TheOldPostRoad said...

The buttons are amazing.

Jo said...

Great idea ~ I'm not laughing.

Jo

Sue said...

And here I thought I was the only one who was just too lazy to put my "goodies" in something other than my ball jars...LOL Evidently not! :-) Sue

thriftylittleblog said...

That is a great frugal decor tip! You can make an easy display that way without spending a thing.

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Love the buttons in a jar! Not only pretty, but practical too!

BTW, Love your blog !

paige said...

the most simplest of objects look so lovely when presented in a glass container!
i love the images you have

have a great time in brimfield with your sweetie
xo

Reese said...

Thanks so much. I am a little jar crazy too. I have jars filled with treasures from the yard. We have jars full of feathers,rocks,shells,etc,but they look wonderful in a jar on a pretty silver tray.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Have fun in Brimfield! :) I am loving all those buttons in jars, and the starfish/sea shells! :)

Rebekah said...

I LOVE those squatty little Ball jars!

Charlotte said...

jars are great aren't they!
i adore the buttons in jars photo...it caught my eye when i first came across it months ago...it's just a great photo.

LuLu said...

I'm gathering as I type! love it of course, have a great weekend,
LuLu

Darlene said...

No laughing here....I LOVE jars and things just seem so much prettier in them!!!

Melissa Miller said...

~Wonderful and creative ideas. No laughing here. HEHE! Ooops...;)

chickie said...

Jars are great for displaying things.Our home has quite a few jars I have to admit.I find many sweet things to put in them.I would love to be a part too of frugal friday. Fun Finds 2 U! Chickie.....

Aimee said...

My son has a rock collection that I put in a jar in his room and it looks really nice. We also have seashells that the kids picked up at the beach in a jar in the bathroom. I love jar displays!

cottagesweet said...

I love putting things in jars. They make the best and prettiest storage.

chickie said...

I justed wanted to let you know real quick I had fun putting a post on Frugal Friday.Have a great weekend! Fun Finds 2 U!! Chickie...

randomcathy.com said...

I only recently discovered your blog and am really enjoying it. Wonderful ideas!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Oh my, those buttons had me seriously swooning. I love decorating with jars, so inexpensive and easy to find! It's even a form of recycling! Can't wait to see your pictures from Brimfield, I'm just a little jealous...:) Have a great time.

Shannon said...

For some reason I cannot pass up glass containers and jars. I love storing things in them and displaying pretty things. :)

JobandBrittany said...

cute idea!

could you tell me how to make the section under each blog that says-
you might also like:

i can't seem to figure it out!

thanks, brittany

Tammy said...

Nothing at all to laugh at! Great inspiration, it reminded me that I have been wanting to create a button jar!

Best wishes,
Tammy

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Brittany....Just click on the little gray linkwithin widget below the three pictures, and it will take you to the linkwithin website where you can create your own.

Hope this helps!

Delightful Dwelling said...

I love displaying things in pretty jars. I have an old canning jar with seashells in my bathroom and it's one of my favorite things.

Jill said...

I've always been a sucker for buttons in jars- so is my mom - and anytime I see costume jewelry for sale in big jars at goodwill, I always stop and look, although rarely buy.

Heidi said...

Happy Birthday! I love your blog. As a budding blogger and full-time nester, it is very inspiring. Today I bought the best thing at Pier One - glass canisters with little chalk board rectangles on the front. Who knew jars could make me so happy? Now I'm plotting what to do with my current glass canisters. . . shells, buttons, dominos. . .

Ms. Tee said...

Oh, what a neat post! And I was so surprised to see the shells! Thank you for featuring them! :)