Thursday, September 20, 2018

OOO, What To Do.....

I could sooo easily become a full fledged
To up, stock up on, put aside, put by, lay by, lay up, set aside.

I find way too many cute things that other folks toss in the trash
that I want to hang onto.

For instance.....

 Brightly colored CHECKED lids on Smuckers jars
REFUSE to let me throw the jars away....

 I hang on to them for dear life
and have NO clue what to put in them...
other than flowers...

 ...any ideas of what to fill these cutie pies with...?
pretty buttons..
vintage wooden thread spools...
pecan pieces...
tiny marshmallows....
M & M CANDIES....***

 and cute glass bottles...

 how in the world can you throw away a bottle
with JOHNNY APPLESEED on it...???

 I just go outside, clip a few runners off the hedges around here
and plop them in a cute bottle and
fall in LUV..... 

and you would be surprised how long these stay pretty..several days...
then go get some more !  😍 

...after filling the bottles with cuteness,
you start playing with them....
you move them all around....
add a pumpkin to the mix...
 ♥ ♥ ♥

add a drop dead gorgeous tea towel...😆😆

and pretty soon, those little sassy bottles
start posing for you...

They all start looking so dang cute
you can't wait to drink something from another pretty bottle so you can add it to your hoardness. stash.....

They even make my vintage gum ball machine look happy !

My girl brought me 2 more of those delicious peaches...
they are there on the end of the basket of oranges...

remember that I made some of the best preserves and then
 peach syrup from the peelings of ONE peach.....♥ ♥

...I just may make some more with one of these beauties...
and one I will cut up, lightly sprinkle with sugar
and add to my breakfast cereal...
YUM..sounds sooo good.

“Sunrise paints the sky with pinks and the sunset with peaches. ..."

 Most of the time it's
that make our hearts sing.... 

like pretty bottles...
cute jars with checked li ds... 
and big ripe peaches !!!  


  1. I love your bottle collection. You're not alone...I keep all Smuckers Blueberry Syrup bottles and green glass olive oil bottles....I just can't throw them away.

    1. Thanks so much for coming by...this is the only way I can tell you thanks...I hope you come back by to read this.

  2. My mom could be nominated for that show hoarders, though she'd probably wouldn't be picked. Still when she has empty space, she has to fill it with something.

  3. Oh win first prize for such beautiful creativity...I adore this's marvelous and so are YOU! Warm hugs from me to you!

  4. I keep jars, too! Have you seen the Bonne Maman jam jars? They have red checked lids! I keep sewing things, like small spools, in them. Buttons, lace, seashells, etc. They are so cute!

  5. I keep them, too, for as long as I can stand it, then they all go into the recycle bin. Oh, one has been welcomed to the china cabinet as a permanent resident—a brown glass, pumpkin soda bottle. You do have a lovely assortment of bottles. Inexpensive pleasure! Oh, and thank you for the song... 🙃

  6. You can also re-use those jars when you make your own jam or jelly, use them for leftovers in the fridge, and store leftover coffee from the morning to have a cold iced coffee in the afternoon. My mother does those things all the times and she loves a pretty jar, too. Also, she cuts stems for placing in bottles in the I know that's a thing!

  7. Me too... I couldn't pass up those jars either! SO cute, anything you do is cute and certainly doesn't look like hoarding:) Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

  8. Hello!
    What beautiful things you have there!
    Looks perfect!

  9. Before I started making my own jam I was always saving those Smuckers jars. I have many filled with buttons on the selves in the Art Barn :)

  10. I love cute jars. You can reuse them for many things. Im a sucker for keeping jars and bottles too.

  11. I often think the same thing and they are stashed all around my kitchen! I've started putting my raisins, cranberries, and things like that in jars. They are cute in the pantry. :)

  12. Very somehow managed to make even the most ordinary things look great.

  13. Peach syrup sounds amazing and fun to eat. Yes, jars. Before I decluttered, cute little jammy jars were tough for me to get rid of as well. Now, I better and mostly keep the Masons that I have and the peanut butter glass jars (also checkered lid). I use the peanut butter ones for paint and non-food wood working stuff.

  14. I am slowly trying to control my hoarding tendencies. Not really doing that well when it comes to yarn or fabric.

    Love the way you take something as simple as a bottle and make it beautiful.

    God bless.

  15. This past June I entered my third year of cleaning up what my husband left behind. In the going, I have been getting rid of a lot of my things as well. But this doesn’t mean that I don’t succumb to cuteness every now and then. I totally get your love of a cute bottle. I spend more time in the liquor aisle at the grocery store then I probably should, just looking at all the shapes, colors, sizes, and labels of the bottles there. I cannot resist cuteness. Just can’t. I love your tea towel, the darling display, and your gumball machine! Iused to have one of those and have no idea what happened to it, but it looks great here. Perfect in fact.

  16. I have to say this was just a swell post. Love your outlook on things.

  17. I think you hoard beautifully bj. Love the Smuckers jars. That is a big part of history to hang on too. You could fill them with homemade jam or jelly also you could put in cute candies and give them out as little gifts. I love jars for new uses too. I have seen peeps cut wine and booze bottles down and fill them with candles. Have a great weekend.

  18. Everything bottles, jars, tea towel, plants, and gum ball machine all look great. Your photos are outstanding. Have a blessed evening. Madeline

  19. B.J., i think you can take almost anything and make IT LOOK FANTASTIC!! Jars, bowls, whatever! LOL Those little jelly jars are so cute aren't they? How are you doing your way and does it feel anything like Fall there yet!!??

  20. Oh I too love the cute smuckers jars. Yes there are all kinds of things you could put into the jars. Like buttons, m&ms, jams, candy kisses and so on. :)

  21. OMG- We are a pair, bj! I have the hardest time getting rid of bottles. I got on this Starbucks glass bottle kick at work and wouldn't let anyone throw them away. They remind me of the oldtimey milk bottles we used to get as a kid-with a paper cap on it...remember those?

    I have the hardest time finding good peaches here. They are hard and then don't ripen properly and I do NOT like canned peaches at all--too slimy for me. sigh....think I need to drive to Georgia to get a good peach.

    Hope you have a wonderful week- xoDiana

  22. If you call this hoarding . . .
    I vote for it.
    I like those Smuckers jars too, for flowers, BUT. . .
    I really like the colorful checkerboard tops the best . . .
    And they don’t show when using the jars for flowers . . .
    Button jars may be a good idea . . .

  23. I’m right there with you! I use a lot of mine for bud vases! Since we drink wine, I saved bottles for a long time and turned them upside down and used them as a garden border. Louis Dean says I was trying to grow more wine! I love redeeming things! So do you!


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xo bj