I have a sick obsession with mason jars. I honestly don’t even know what it is about them. I just think they’re so cute (don’t worry my husband doesn’t understand it either). Come to think of it, I like jars and containers of any kind–especially when they’ve got a bit of a vintage edge.
If you open up one of the cabinets in my kitchen, you will find an insane amount of mason jars. What do I use them for, you ask? Well, putting flowers in and… um… collecting dust?
I have plenty of wonderful ideas of what to do with them: I could use them at a fabulous dinner party as glasses with cute little striped straws. I could put candles in them. I could make a DIY terrarium using them–the possibilities are endless!
Right now I’m madly in love with Pottery Barn’s mason jar chandelier. My friends Aimee and Kevin have it in their dining room and it’s even cuter in person. Sadly, with a new baby and attempting to work entirely from home, it’s not exactly in my budget. But a girl can still lust over it, no?
For now I’ll just have to settle with attempting simpler DIY projects with my little mason jars (soap dispenser, anyone?) and plotting to smuggle Aimee and Kevin’s out of their house while no one is watching.
If you know me, you know I’m a little obsessed with the color green. I’m particularly crazy about the shade you see here.
Mint green is calming and serene. It conjures up the salty smell of the ocean and the cool breeze blowing through your hair.
It makes me think of mermaids rising up out of seafoam. Of steaming mugs of mint tea on a cold morning. Of Peppermint Patties melted all over my daughter’s little fingers.
Somehow, it even makes me think of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (something about enchanted forests and fairies screams this color to me. Any time I think of that play, the images in my head are washed in a mint green glow).
I even painted my bedroom this color, in hopes of making it a nice, calming little oasis.
That’s what I’m hoping I created for you here: a calm little corner of minty goodness in the midst of your hectic day.
Mint fashion? Yes please. Which of these pieces is your favorite? Do you lean towards laid back, casual mint fashion or is it a color that screams glamour and romance for you? I love it all!
The sun is shining, the breeze is refreshing and the humidity is incredibly low. The weather in NY today couldn’t be any more perfect. With heat and humidity in the forecast by mid week, it’s an ideal day for a picnic…
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