Monday, August 2, 2010

Oh, apothecary!

Thursday i went to my favorite thrift store, and the place was pack jammed!  Not only with new goodies, but with people, too.  I'm not used to that...i felt all sorts of hyped up, like i had to find my goodies now now now!

I'm in the mood for fall (it's practically September) and i couldn't pass up this heavy pumpkin shaped jar.  no way, no how.  6 dollars.  More than i normally spend, but this guy is big and heavy, and holds all sorts of decorative possibilities.  However, if it wasn't for him, i would have hit the 6 dollar mark yet again.  i know.  weird.


Again with the planters.  This one reminds me of an artichoke or something.  $3.00, good size, perfect condition.  Already white.  check!


Yes, yes, i was that excited to arrange them in threes that i didn't take off the tags or the tape!  The one on the left i had, but the little guy was a quarter and the tall one was $3.00.

I'm not sure how i feel about this, what do you think?  i think without.


Temporary living quarters til they make their appearance stuffed with acorns and pinecones and leaves.  Can not wait!



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40 comments:

Decorchick! said...

Wow, great apothecary jars!! You did good!!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Great find! Love the apothecary jars. You can never have to many. I like to put small shells in them in the summer and I found some tiny pumpkins at Hobby Lobby for fall.

DogsMom said...

Your enthusiasm is contagious.
Love the pumpkin glass jar. you're right- so many possibilities.

Thanks for seeking me out.
Blogger has been giving me difficulty commenting for a couple weeks. Can't get rid of me that easily!

Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living said...

You got a great deal on your apothecary jars! We just bought one at Michaels 40% off and still paid $7.50!!!

susan said...

Crowds of shoppers seem to bring out the competitive side of me too :) You will be able to use your apothecary jars so many ways! Love the pumpkin!

Orange it Lovely said...

oh nice score GF! Pssst - you need to drink more wine lol
I love things in 3's.. maybe fill the others with seaglass, oh or black and white photo booth pics of you and your man? I love that...
~Tana

Melissa said...

i like things in threes....in fact i posted about my fab apothecary jar find! check it out
http://thearmstrongs-aregrowing.blogspot.com/2010/07/fab-find.html

Christy B said...

Wow, how awesome is that?!! They look really cool on those candlesticks...seriously cool.

Crazy Cat said...

Oh I'm so jealous, great finds. I loves a nice cheap apothecary jar!

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Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

I'm so jealous of your finds, especially because that is what I was looking for on my last trip to Goodwill. I didn't find any :(
Maybe next time!

Rene said...

Jars like that never go out of style. You will use them for years to come and a that price, wow.

-Rene

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love the apothecary jars and the price. You did really well!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Oh...I like them on the candle holders.

Sylvia said...

Mmmmm...apothecary jars...one of my fav. items to decorate with..they look great all over the house. Great finds!!!

Sylvia

Manang Kim said...

I've been wanting to have those huge apothecary at any thrifty stores but no luck yet. Yours are great find!

2nd find

Michelle@ A Full Cottage said...

Love the pumpkin and the jars. They are so neat you can fill them with so much. I like them on the pedistals too, maybe you could just use some tacky adhesive so it won't be permadent and then you can change them up. Visiting from NTT.

:) Michelle

Mandi said...

I am so jealous of your awesome finds! I love apothecary jars!! Thanks so much for your sweet comment too! I am so glad that we can be friends too!!

love your guts
mandi

Marianne@Songbird said...

Great finds. I love them with the glass bases, gives them such an elegant look, but makes them a bit more fragile too, I guess. Have fun decorating with them.

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

Love all the little jars! Very cute on the candle holders! But that planter is fantastic!

Atticmag said...

You found great stuff -- so nice to see them. Thanks for stopping by. Jane F.

Chic Creations said...

Love them. Great find. Thanks for sharing.

Live the Home Life said...

Love love LOVE the white piece!

Cara

Erin @ Where Beauty Meets Function said...

I love the apothecary jars! I really need to start keeping my eyes out for some too.

I, like you, LOVE fall and can't wait! I envision filling jars with wonderful fall-y items. :)

Patti said...

I vote for adhering them to the candlesticks...the items inside show off much better when they are raised. these have cute shapes to them - good find!!

kristin said...

I wish I could find jars at my goodwills, ive only ever found one! I also like them without the candle sticks.

Rachel said...

I just bought the exact same small apothecary jar from a resale/antique store for $3! I thought it was a pretty good price (considering on Etsy they are at least $10!)! Dang .25! What a steal! :D

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Nice buys! I like them grouped together,

Cindy said...

Great finds. I found a pumpkin jar just like yours a few months ago. Can't remember what I paid for it but I was just so excited about it, I knew I had to get it. Can't wait to see what you do with yours.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Such great deals on the apothecary jars...thanks for coming to my PARTY!

Blessings,
Linda

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

You made a great find on those apothecary jars. You were lucky that all those other people were not after the same thing. Love the grouping of them. They make more of a statement when they are grouped like that.

Debbie said...

Loves em....you can have so much fun with those come the holidays too...I fill mine with treats, ornaments, pine cones...just have fun you have a great new collection. Thanks for joining in on the party. Debbie

Lisa said...

Great finds! I love those containers you found and you're lucky to find a few that go together! They're going to be so cute to fill for different holidays and seasons.

Jennifer said...

you scored big time!!! I need some of those jars!

Sharon@Keeninspirations said...

I love apothecaries!!! I like the larger one on the pedestal and the smaller one off! :-) You have some great finds! I posted my thrify finds on my blog today as well. Please stop by when you have a minuteI'm doing a giveaway for a $45 CSn GC as well!
Sharon
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Amanda said...

They look good.

I also have a few jars like these and I change out the content for the season. Summer gets things beach like. Winter gets more pine stuff. Christmas time gets christmas tree ornaments because my cats destroy the tree every year.

I also like to use them in my craft area to hold odds and ends. Seems like they just look better in glass.

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

I always, always buy cute little jars when I see them. And I love that pumpkin. That just reminded me that I bought a pumpkin jar on my last thrifting trip. Where oh where did I put it? Haha.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love those jars! Great finds! I have to start looking for mine {I put some away over the Summer} because you're right, Fall is the time to fill these babies with acorns {or candy corn} and I know I have vase filler in bags somewhere, too. If I don't start looking now, I'll never find them!

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Great finds!