Monday, September 19, 2011

Shabby Jar exchange ...

I participated in a shabby chic jar exchange last year ... and i have never posted about what i sent ... so here it is ... goodies i collected and sent my swap buddy Sue.

 I started with this empty jar i picked up at a thrift store ... I printed a vintage label from the Graphics Fairy ... distressed it a bit and then glued it to the jar

I added some pretty vintagey looking ribbon

and some vintage spools wrapped with seam binding and ribbon and bakers twine

added some little bags of goodies

painted and aged some little frames and filled little vintage shakers with glitter

added some metal embellishments that i aged and painted

some little stork scissors and jewelled trim

a little envelope with tea bags, tied up with a vintage spoon

I made a pretty little flower for the top of the jar

and voila!  what fun!

I'm linking up to Cindy Atkin's Oh-La-La link party ... come join in the fun!


Anonymous said...

OMGosh...what a treat!
you filled that with
some awesome goodness!
love love love it :D

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh--what a treat, indeed! and I'm SO happy that you shared all this loveliness with us on The Shabby Chic Girls' Club!!! I love all the special touches and that spoon--Ohh-la-la!!!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Loved seeing your gorgeous treasures...So beautiful!

Lynn Stevens said...

and you fit all that in the jar? Amazing!
I bet she was thrilled!!!!
I'll be sharing your sweet gift on my blog soon.

Theresa said...

That is so sweet! t. xoxo

Ames said...

That is nifty! I love all the stuff you put in the jar. I just love bowl fillers in general. I made rosettes from old hymnals pages and used those mixed with pine cones, seashells, foun feathers, wine corks, cool looking rocks and so on. ~Ames

Melinda Cornish said...

Oh my gosh Jo. this is stunning...lucky, lucky her.

Rae | Family Photographer said...

Wow are so creative! What gorgeous goodies!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

I am visiting from Cindy's beautiful party but I need to Follow you as I adore your style.
This jar, well to receive this in the mail would bring such joy to the recipient.

2amscrapper said...

Stopping by from Cindy's Oh La La Link Party. So many pretties to admire here!

Kathy said...

Simply gorgeous Jo! Love love love your beautiful little spools! What a treat!

Sue in Canada said...

I'm a lucky lucky girl. It sits in my new lit cupboard for all the world to see. I have used some pieces..but don;t want to empty the jar :-) LOVE IT!!