Image from Pottery BarnI have seen these canning jar lights in Pottery Barn's catalog and I had every intention of making them. So I was so inspired the other night when it was about 45 minutes till dark and my son (5 yr. old) was playing in the yard. I walked over to this shrub we have that the 5 yr. old has severely pruned and it was ever so romantically dropping these fabulous smelling blossoms all over the ground. Thinking in my head, "Boy, tonight would be a great night to set a table up under that shrub.....with those Pottery Barn lights I have been planning on making..." "Honey, you keep playing and mommy will be right back I'm going to start a project."
So, make them I did by shopping the house. All of my jars were not the same size. But, I used what I had and it took a dispenser of galvanized wire, wire cutter, the jars, tea light candles, and some white ribbon. I didn't twist the wires. I just used a single wire.
This is how they turned out. You can see more of the lighting for my tablescape this Thursday.
Image from Pottery Barn
Okay, I also had been planning to copy this look from Pottery Barn. It worked out with this tablescape I set up.
My version is a lot different but, I thought somewhat achieved the look. What is this you ask?
This is a cigar mold. There is still tobacco in the mold. It's an antique from my Great-grandfather.
There is some writing on it, that I haven't even noticed until I had it in the natural light today.
This is how my lighting turned out with the cigar mold. When I got up the next day all the blossoms were off of the shrub. Time was of the essence. Check back Thursday to see the whole tablescape.
I am joining Kendall over a t Finesse Your Nest for Shop the House Sunday.
I will also join Diana at her site The Girl Creative for Just Something I whipped Up Monday.
I will also join Rhoda at her site Southern Hospitality for Today's Thrifty Treasures.