Today I went to the Paper Source to pick up a couple of things. I love the Paper Source. I can't keep myself away from all the prettiness. Any day now I'll pick up and move in. Anyway, they had this little ball jar of roses sitting by the register. It seems they had a wedding event the night before, had these roses left over, and stuck them in a ball jar they found in the basement. Lovely, yes, but wait! Let me tell you my plan!

Fred and I collect glass peanut butter jars. Strange, I know, but we go through a lot of peanut butter, and then we use the clean jars to store dry rice and beans and whatnot in our pantry. Now we're starting to use the glass jars for leftovers. They're the perfect size, the lids are interchangeable, and we've never broken one. It's part of our plan to move away from plastics. Well, one day I was scanning a few wedding blogs, looking for ideas for my sister's wedding, and I realized that my peanut butter jar collection would be perfect for the flower centerpieces at my own wedding someday. Maybe wrapped in linen or faux bois, like these? Because I'll be doing my own flowers, naturally. Oh, did I mention I plan to have the reception in a New England barn? Yep, in the fall. But don't hold your breath, it'll be a while! In the meantime, if you're looking for some fun wedding inspiration, look here. These are some of my favorite wedding pictures ever. Ever.



Anonymous said...

The peanut butter jars is a great idea! Do you mind if I steal it? It's rustic and elegant all at once. And yaaaay no plastics! I saw some pictures, I think it was a company on http://www.gatheringguide.com/ec/event_planners.html, who did a similar thing with fresh flowers and jam jars. It's so simple and beautiful, and you can use them afterward!

Kristen said...

Hi Mona,

Go for it, I'm glad you like the idea! Enjoy :)