Bless You Jars

I’ve seen Bless You Jars at craft shows and on Pinterest and I’ve had them on my to do list for awhile. I finally got around to attempting to make them and they turned out great – so great I gave most of them away.

To make a Bless You jar – you will need a one quart mason jar the ring but not the lid, a small piece of felt, some vinyl letters, chalk paint, spray paint or any acrylic paint that will adhere to glass and metal, mod podge and some twine or raffia, if you decide to add a little embellishment.  I used my Cricut die cutting machine and designed the “Bless You” and scroll using images from my Cricut Design Space program.

For a few of the jars I painted them using chalk paint in various colors, and although not shown in the picture above I did paint the rings black. I would have preferred to spray paint them as it would have been quicker but the evening I decided to start the jars the weather wasn’t cooperating to allow me to spray paint them outside and of course I wanted to do them right away and not wait…lol apparently I have no patience. The black one pictured at the beginning I did spray paint  (in half the time it took me to hand paint the others ~sigh).

Each jar required three coats of paint and one coat of mod podge before adhering the vinyl letters.

I cut rounds of felt and cut an X in each piece in the middle before gluing to the inside of the metal ring. This enables the tissue to pull through one piece at a time. I was a little confused at first on how to fold the tissue to make it come out the top of the jar but after I did it once it clicked and was pretty easy to do for the rest of the jars. Here is a quick tutorial https://youtu.be/ZHgs0phpdqk On how to fold the tissue to fit in the jar, if you don’t figure it out on your own.

I kept the white one for myself and it just so happens it was my favorite one…lol

Which one is your favorite? What other colors do you think would make a wandaful bless you jar?

Bless you jars are A Wandaful Thing.

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Vintage and Thrift Hunting- Post #12

Welcome back to Vintage and Thrift Hunting this is Post #12. I’m not sure where the time goes, it’s obviously been a while since my last post.  I am happy to report that I managed to keep my boot cast on 5 out of 6 weeks and my foot has healed and I’m back to doing all the things I love to do, including vintage hunting and thrifting.

I’m excited to share with you my latest thrifty and vintage finds and to let you know about some of the items that sold from my Vintage Booth.

It seems old hard sided suitcases are still quite popular.  I had a nesting set of three, a small square makeup case and a medium size square one at my booth, all of them sold since my last post.  I sold the nesting set for $40.00, the makeup case for $30.00 and the square one for $20.00 

I sold the green one before I managed to get an individual picture of it, but you can see it here amongst my other booth items.

I love when you go to a garage sale and the person selling says everything is for sale…I literally talked the guy off of this stool.  He said everything was for sale and I asked if it included the stool he was sitting on.  Continue reading Vintage and Thrift Hunting- Post #12

Vintage and Thrift Hunting- Post #11

Welcome back to Vintage and Thrift Hunting this is Post #11. I am pretty sure the universe is telling me to slow down, three weeks ago while doing a simple task I stepped the wrong way and broke my foot. It slowed me down for a wee bit but not much, not even a broken foot can stop me from sniffing out a vintage bargain.

I’m excited to share with you my latest thrifty, vintage and auction finds.

For any vintage and antique sellers out there, do you see or experience trends in the items that sell from your site or booth?

On a few occasions I have had the opportunity to purchase vintage wooden ironing boards. The first two I purchased I had grave difficulty selling but the last two I purchased (both at auction) sold almost immediately.

The same goes for vintage washboards.  I’ve only purchased and sold three in the last two years but when I found this one at an estate sale last week, I had a feeling it would sell quickly and once I scrubbed the dust off, it looked wonderful.  Sold within an hour of posting. I almost wish I had kept this one 🙂

Vintage rusty horse shoes, need I say more.  I simply couldn’t resist them. I was on my way back from the grocery store and I saw a big handmade wooden sign that said Yard/Estate Sale.  I thought why not, can’t hurt to stop for a minute eh? This sale was one of my favorite kind, tons of stuff strewn all over the yard, barns, sheds and garages all full of a lifetime of collecting. No prices, just “make an offer” or make a pile and they would give you a price. Now which one do you think I chose?

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Vintage and Thrift Hunting- Post #10

Welcome back to Vintage and Thrift Hunting this is Post #10. I know its been awhile since my last post but life took a twist and you have to go with it when these things happen. Everything got put on hold, including my addiction for hunting for thrift items…eeek!

Happy to say, I’m back at it and can’t wait to share with you my latest thrifty and auction finds.

The first item I want to show you includes a before and after – I had this cute little jewelry box for quite some time, put it up for sale a couple of times but no interest.  Then I get a message from a friend who had an idea for her work space and was wondering if I had a jewelry box – I sent pictures, she loved it and the rest was all her.

Before

After – in her office – it holds paperclips and binder clips – oh so clever and what a difference some paint can make. Continue reading Vintage and Thrift Hunting- Post #10

Vintage and Thrift Hunting- Post #9

Welcome back to Vintage and Thrift Hunting this is Post #9. I am so happy you’re here and can’t wait to share with you my latest thrifty and auction finds.

Today, I am going to just jump right in and show you what I found this week.

It brought back memories when I found these Noxzema jars.  My mother and grandmother used Noxzema and there were always jars like this in the house. Who knew they would become a collectible item.  I bought six but decided to keep three – just in case I find a use for them…someday.  Selling on my site for $3.00 each or all three of them for $8.00. If anyone has a great idea for re-purposing them, I would love to know what it is.

 

Next up is this neat little lined white wicker hamper.  White wicker is always popular and I hope to sell this beauty for $12.00 – maybe I’ll put this at my booth. It is lined with a pretty rose pattern cotton material. I am impressed with the condition of the wicker, there are a few small pieces of wicker broken but nothing that affects its use.These butter pat dishes were at the bottom of a “lot” box of goodies I recently acquired at auction.  It took me a bit to figure out what they were, oh the joy of the internet.  All are marked Ironstone Powell Bishop, England on the bottom. 8 for $3.00 – now that’s a steal!

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Vintage and Thrift Hunting- Post #8 Plus A New Venture

Welcome back to Vintage and Thrift Hunting this is Post #8. I am so happy you’re here and can’t wait to share with you my latest thrifty and auction finds as well as to tell you about my latest venture.

I’ve been busy garage “saleing” and auctioning and found some good items to sell on my Facebook site and in my booth at the local photography studio.

YES that is my latest venture.  I decided to rent a booth at a local photo studio to show off and sell some of my vintage items. It was a big step for me and I know I have lots to learn but I’m excited I took this step. This is my first time renting and selling in a retail environment. Here is a picture of the setup – I welcome any feedback and/or suggestions my readers might have. The space is 5×5 and the only wall I have access to is the one with the mirrors.

Ok so that’s my booth, now onto some treasures I found last week. I couldn’t resist this Tulip cutout magazine rack and the handmade wooden stool. I put them both in my booth for $25.00 each.
This beautiful antique Singer sewing cabinet with drawers sold off my site as soon as I posted it….the lady that bought it said she was going to use the bottom and make a table. I love it as is but I know it will also make a great table.

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Vintage and Thrift Hunting- Post #7

Welcome back to Vintage and Thrift Hunting this is Post #7. I am so happy you’re here and can’t wait to share with you my latest thrifty and auction finds!

Another of my favorite bloggers is Carlene from Organized Clutter.   Be sure to go check out her blog and I just know if you are a vintage lover you’ll be swooning over the ideas and things she makes with vintage and thrift store purchases.  I am always looking for ideas for odd things, especially some of the items you can find at farm auctions.  I look to Carlene for inspiration.

I hit another auction or two since my last post and want to show you a few of the neat things I bought.  Some I’ll sell, others probably not, lol and I wonder why I feel cramped sometimes.

I swooned over this little elephant teapot when I saw it. I’m not an elephant collector, I think it was that cute little trunk. I saw the exact one on Amazon for $34.95 . I sold this guy for $12.00 Continue reading Vintage and Thrift Hunting- Post #7