Monday, January 31, 2011

Okra and a Vintage Mason Jar

As I've said before, nothing stays put too long at my house.  I'm constantly re-decorating/moving/re-doing what's already here.  It seems that it never takes long for inspiration to strike at a slightly different angle and cause me to tweak my decore.  Over and over again. 

I wasn't loving the look of the little antique-white occassional table in the corner (of course, I forgot a  before photo).  I decided to try my luck again with searching my cabinets and drawers (and the trunk of my car....) to see what "new" decore I could come up with.

The result was this:

At the end of last season when visiting my cousin's garden in Georgia, I picked some okra that had been left growing too long.  It has a very interesting and unique look, and it's hard, making it very craft-able.

I knew that they would be useful someday!

I put them into a large vintage mason jar....


Added a fantastic label from the graphics fairy, and tied on a little raffia....

So simple.  So cottage!

P.S. I'm linking this to Sunday Showcase, Tutorial Tuesday, Take a Look Tuesday, KISS, Making Monday Marvelous, Making the World Cuter, Motivate Me Monday, Inspire Me Mondays, Craft-O-Maniac, Polly Want a Crafter,Trash to Treasure Tuesday, Brag Monday, All Thingz Related, Creative Share Wednesday, We Did It Wednesday, Winter Blues Wednesday, Making it with Allie, HOH, Feathered Nest Friday, Inspiration Friday, Saturday Spotlight, Saturday Soiree, and Sunday Showcase. See their buttons on my Blog Parties tab!


  1. Sweet are very creative. Love it!

  2. Love how your table display turned out! So very cottagy, indeed! Love the label on your jar, and I've seen some really fun things done with dried okra, including painted up as Santas and used as tree ornaments. :)

  3. This looks great, Kelly! I love how the jar turned out, and the organic quality of the okra...

  4. That is so clever! I'm posting today about cleverness. This little jar of okra definitely fits the bill.

  5. Love that jar Kelly, I need to borrow this idea;)

  6. Hey Kelly! Thanks for the well wishes for my 1 yr bloggiversary..I can't believe it's been a whole year! (but in some aspects, it feels like I've known some of my bloggy friends for years! funny huh?) :)
    Your jar/okra is SO cute! I love the little label! I too am always decorating and re-decorating! :)
    Have a great day!

  7. Hi Kelly! Just wanted to say thanks for coming by and supporting our newest blog! Congrats on hitting #100 over here! :-) I love your mason jar and okra and it is always amazing to me how there can be so much elegance in simplicity...just lovely! I also wanted to let you know that the Inspiration Friday will be moving over to At the Picket Fence so we hope we will see you there on Friday!

  8. Thanks so much for stopping by and linking up your mason jar and okra. So elegant. Don't forget to add my button and link back. The more the merrier at the party.

  9. What a good idea, your bottle turned out really nice. I love that has such good texture :)

  10. That is so cute! Thanks for the link to the label site. I'm afraid Okra would never get that far in our house, it's eaten too fast! LOL!

  11. looks beautiful! Made something similar the other day and I included the labels to download.
    keep up the good work:-)

  12. Be sure to visit my blog! I have left a little something for you! :)

  13. I love this! The okra has such interesting texture and color, I agree great for crafting! It turned out nicely.

  14. Love this Mason Jar and wonderful vintage label. I would have never thought of the dried okra, but it really works. Great colors! Thanks for linking up with VIF!

  15. Very cute!!!!! Who would'ave thought that okra could be so adorable?? :) Love the vintage jar with the label, too! Happy FNF!

    xoxo laurie

  16. I love this idea! I am very nature-oriented, so this is right up my alley. You clever girl!

  17. Very cottage! I like it!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!


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