Monday, December 31, 2012

The "Blessings Jar"

  I recently saw a post about keeping a jar nearby to collect little notes about all the "Good" things that happen to you in the new year. You could call it 'The Blessings Jar".  At the end of 2013, on New Year's eve, you pour it out and look back at those moments, the blessings, the gifts, the life lessons learned and reflect on the good things... not the negative.  I am going to give it a try. The big jar is for the "Blessings" and the two smaller jars are full of little cut up pieces of paper to write on. One jar is for my husband and the other is for me. I hope at the end of 2013 the little jars will be empty and the big one will be overflowing!  Here's to a blessed New Year!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Repurposed Decor

I  love how this old coffee carafe displays my newly potted Amaryllis bulb!  It sits on two old Amish buggy warming  stones that are in great condition.   People don't use these carafes any more. I find them at local thrifts stores and have used mine for plants, collections of tiny items, and my reading glasses that seem to be found everywhere through out the house.  The warming stones have been photo props, cheese & cracker servers, weights for projects and many more functions . I have never heated the stones to warm my feet since I haven't been in a horse drawn buggy since I was a child on the farm.  But it's good to know that I have them in case the occasion would present itself.