Sunday, May 17, 2009

The new atmospheric ribbon jar

Ah ...... coming back home to Melbourne is always such a joy.

Nothing beats seeing My One True Love again after a few days in absentia - absence really does make the heart grow fonder.

And I'm always overjoyed to see the furry babies too; I miss their furry faces when I'm away. There's something very special about the welcoming smooch from a puss that hasn't seen you for a little while.

Along with all the other loot I brought home from Sydney, I also carried this beautiful glass jar, all wrapped up safely in six metres of cream polar fleece which I took onto the plane with me as carry-on (don't ask, even the flight attendants thought I was peculiar, and one exceptional wit [well, certainly a "-wit" of some kind] asked if I had brought my own parachute. I say: no one who works for Qantas is really in a position to joke about things like that since the oxygen-bottle-blowing-a-hole-in-the-side-of-their-plane incident last year).

But I digress. Mountaingirl gave me this gorgeous apothecary jar as a present for my birthday last month, and I think it's wonderful.

Doesn't it look absolutely spectacular all filled up with my orange ribbons? It's sitting on an orange patterned silk scarf that I use as a tablecloth for one of my side tables in the sitting room.

I keep all my ribbons colour-coded and in separate ziplock bags so they're easy to find. Mountaingirl though is slowly weaning me off the awful plastic and onto these divine glass jars, which look like the sort of thing you'd find in a fantastical lollyshop, or a dusty old chemist.

I love them, and my ribbons look SO much better when displayed properly. Thank you Mountaingirl!


amity ville boronia said...

Well, I love apothecary style. And pretty much all things in the jar/canister family. I've been looking for something like this to store my little collection of matchbooks. I want a MASSIVE one though. How big is this? :)

CurlyPops said...

I can just imagine you on the plane, nursing your apocethary jar!

Sandra @ Pepperberry and Co. said...

Ooh, I'm so jealous! Where doe one find jars so delightful? I dream of having a craft room that looks like an old, vintage chemist- you know, with jars labeled 'rabbit's ears' and 'frog's eyes' for my scraps. Love it! Thanks for sharing :-)

Christy said...

Yes, it's gorgeous. And how pretty would it be to have different jars for all your different colored ribbons? I would love to see a photo of that!

My Black Cardigan said...

"colour-coded and in separate ziplock bags".... now you're talking my language!