Sunday, February 8, 2009

O True Apothecary!

"Thy drugs are quick. Thus, with a kiss I die!" Any takers on who said it? Let's see what we know... Edited to add: I know you were all waiting with "bated breath" to see who said it, so I'll let you know. It was Romeo. A lot of votes for Juliet, but she stabs herself. It's Romeo who drinks the deadly potion. Regardless, I'm impressed by my Shakespeare followers! I feel like such a nerd right now.

Okay. Apothecary jars. Perhaps because I use mine a LOT and because I change them up a LOT, it's the number one question I get from my readers. "What do I put in them?"

I don't claim to have the answer, but I do have some suggestions. I just changed mine out again.


I got some inspiration from Nester who uses tons of "natural elements"--another reason I'm a fan--and scrounged around the house for everything I have. A potpourri mix, some shells from vacation, pinecones, feathers, and a little nest, of course.
This change came on the heels of my "winter" apothecary arrangement. The pine needles were getting a little dry. Plus, it was 50 degrees here yesterday. That's a heat wave around here, people. Don't think I wasn't lookin' around for my bathing suit! :)

Of course, when it actually IS beach weather, I bring out the sand and shells.
Let's not forget those holidays!

My apothecary ideas are not the cure-all. Therefore, I shopped around the web for some more. Easter's coming up....what d'ya think I'm gonna do with mine then?

I didn't even get started on the bathroom apothecary ideas! I love this picture!

Mrs. Limestone had a yellow-themed party, and she used lemons in hers. I know we've seen the lemons and limes before, but HELLO! These are gorgeous!

And lastly, Holly Mathis used...well...anything and everything in hers. I love the chair.
Hopefully, this goes to show you that it doesn't matter what you fill them with! There's no rule...just fill 'em!

58 comments:

Small House said...

Your apothecary jars are beautiful. Thanks for all of your great ideas.
Have a good day.
Sandra

Audrey said...

I've been on a hunt for Apothecary Jars since I've seen how creative you are with yours and awesome they look! I'm hoping I can find some eventually that are in my price range {cheap,lol!} Thanks for a great post :-)

Kaitlyn said...

I love apothecary jars because they are so versatile. You make them look so wonderful!

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Oh sweet apothecary jars, how I LOVE thee! Thanks for the beautiful ideas and gorgeous eye candy. I am actually in mourning for my very favorite apothecary jar. My very "spirited" toddler broke mine the other day while I was crafting with my sister. Crafting is dangerous business, you know?

Jennifer said...

Anytime I hear the word "apothecary" I think of R&J too.

Your jars are cool!

Leah S. said...

Is the quote from Romeo and Juliet?

"Hello... It's Me Again..." said...

Romeo and Juliet!!!!!

I love the way you change up your jar decor!!!

Jamie
www.oktxok.blogspot.com

SILVIA said...

yes, you right!,it was fifty degrees here too, (windsor, ont) we were all so happy ..anyways i love your jars i have a few laying around so i might try your great ideas ,you dont mind i follow your blog right?,i think u r very funny....be back to visit again soon..silvia..ps/ hopefully the nice weather is staying for a while...

The Momma said...

Lovely, of course.

Isn't the weather AH-MAZING? Yeah, I know! Can you feel that? It's spring.. It's coming! :)

Nora said...

Such cute ideas. I need to get some jars, I've been wanting them for years. I think this is my inspiration :)

Sandy Toes said...

Love all the pictures. I really love lemons...they are fresh and clean!!

perfect.

-sandy toe

Willo said...

Ok, now I officially want some!

Erika said...

Juliette!! When I was in college I watched the DiCaprio/Danes version at least once a week... TMI, I know.

I really want some of these jars! I love seeing everyone's pictures of what they have in them.

Astrid said...

Beautiful! I still don't have any...I'm afraid I'd just break them. LOL!

Janene said...

What a great idea!
I love the colored egg display for easter!

Southern Gal said...

I'm late, but the quote is from Romeo and Juliet. Now I'll have to go rent the movie.

I love your decorating ideas.

Hillcrest Acres said...

Great post!!! I love apothecary jars. I have way to many and I keep adding to my collection. Thanks for sharing all the photos and giving me some more ideas of what to put in the jars.

Jennifer said...

I Love Romeo and Juliet it is the reason I became a Lit major in school. It is the death scene and it is Juliet speaking I believe! It has been a while I will have to read it again! I love the Jars, you are so crative with what you do with them! I have small ones in my bathroom i use for things and one in my Living Room! I like yours better! Thanks for the Great Ideas!

Betsy said...

Juliet? Love all of your ideas...makes me excited about apothecary jars.

ms. less is always more said...

R&J... which is only on the top of my mind because I have been SO into the Twilight series... love a good book!

The apothecary jars are SO cool... i love the modern take with the lemons and yellow candlesticks!

Phillips Phamily Mama said...

Romeo says that line. He takes the poison, and Juliet stabs herself.

Love all the options for the apothecary jars! I've got nuts in mine right now.

Kristin said...

That would be Romeo, right? Loving the apothecary jars. I have a few small ones that I used to hold craft supplies (buttons, etc.) I need to get some bigger ones...any suggestions on where to buy them? I've been looking at Goodwill but I'm having no luck.

Shannon said...

Love all those ideas!

tidymom said...

was is Twilight? Baaahhhh! no silly I know it was Romeo & Juliet. LOL

I am SO getting me some of those jars this spring!!

Thanks for all of the great ideas!

~TidyMom

jenjen said...

I love those jars! I have a couple big ones that I like to change out. Thanks for the inspiration!!!


Jen

Lisa said...

I will call it fate that I ran across this apothecary posting this week. I have been on a major hunt for cute apothecary jars. Where did you find yours?

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

I love my apothecary jars! Right now I have Valentine candy in my small ones.

~ Sarah

SHURTER'S :) said...

I'm so glad you did this post! (And all of your others) but I have lots of apothecary jars also! I LOVE them! But I've been having a hard time deciding what to put in them! I always do the shells, but I needed some more ideas! Thanks! I'm borrowing and stealing here! ha ha Thanks! :)

Valarie Lea said...

I need some of those jars! :(

Mimi Sue said...

Love all the ideas since my jars are sitting empty. I think it's Juliette, although I think I said it after about 20 hours of labor about 30 years ago. Mimi

MeganSloan said...

Is the quote from Romeo and Juliet? Love the apothecary jars!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

How fun! I love apothecary jars...I love to work on mine...but it can be a challenge every once in a while to have something new and interesting in them. Thanks for sharing!

writing4612 said...

Just beautiful!

Jenny said...

I love them! I have a small fireplace mantle and found some smaller jars. For Christmas, I put candy canes in one and gumdrops in the other. For Valentine's I have conversation hearts in them and it's so pretty and colorful!

Tausha said...

I must confess-I was not a apothecary jar girl until I copied all the fabulous women in the blogging world.
I am kind of a freak. I love to decorate for all hoildays, and the next one is the green one. What do you think? Besides limes, what else does your little brain come up with. I am so with you on the eggs, I love the little things that cute girl put in hers. The book-I love it!!!

Sonya said...

Interesting...I posted a picture of my jars as well. I have snacks, bars, and goodies on my counter. I also "dressed" them up with my uppercase living decals. I love your pictures.

Inspired Kara said...

I love the lemons idea! I am so using that for spring!!!!

April said...

love all those ideas, and wasn't it Juliet who said that?

Sweet Nothings said...

Those are great ideas for the apothecary jars! Thanks! I'm going to have to get some of those! I love them!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Thanks for the tips. I keep mine on the piano and put candy in them for the piano students that I teach, but I'm tired of looking like a candy shop. I love your inspiration.
-Laurel

Katie said...

I really don't know how I got to your site but i love it! Thanks for your great ideas. I don't have any apothecary jars but I do have the hurricane vases and I will definitely use your some of your decoration ideas!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Love all of them! Thanks for the ideas!

Loralee said...

I love this idea. Thank you so much.
Have a Great day.

Fullerton Family said...

Love.your.blog. Love, love, love it!! So much so that I spent waaayyy too much time today going through it, seeing all of your awesomely creative ideas and getting inspired for my own house! I hope you don't mind, but I grabbed your button for my blog!

LivingInspired said...

I love how often you change your apothecary jars. They change with the decor which makes them so versatile. Thanks for sharing your great ideas!

Megan @ Little Bella Bean said...

Gasp! I LOVE them! I was just telling Amanda at Imperfectly Beautiful that I want some now. And today The perfect place dawned on me!! GROAN. I want, I need!

When I find some, I am traveling back here to peek at your ideas again. =)

Blessings,
Megan

Kasey said...

i am so happy to have found you!
have a great day.
xo

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Oh so pretty. I have a few and always look for ways to change them up. You have some great ideas going on here! Love the beach one...oh and the nest one,smile! Hope you are feeling better~

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Ya know...I never loved apothecaries. But, honestly...you may have made me change my mind, girl!

and FWIW...I would have said Romeo (but 3rd son is reading it now for school...so I had a leetle leg up)

Our Complete Family said...

I had fun reading your last few posts to catch up on your blog hun! Hope your week is going GREAT!
Happy day wishes~ Les

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Gosh, I need to get me some of these babies...and when I do, I'm running back here for some design inspiration!

Kelly said...

Wonderful ideas! Now, where did I put those jars? ~Kelly

unDeniably Domestic

Jessica said...

do you need more?

sams wholesale had theirs marked down to 19.81 while i was there on sunday. i was so stocked. they come in a box of three, and i believe they were regularly 60.

if you have one near, you may want to run by!

Colleen said...

Really great ideas! I don't have any apothecary jars right now but I will be looking for some this weekend! I love the ones you made for Halloween!

Aunt Spicy said...

Hummm, I think I need to go shopping now! Glass jars, check! Lemons, check!

new every morning said...

These are amazing! And your previous post about organizing inspired me.

I'm adding you to my 'favorites' blogroll list.

UPrinting said...

Those are very nice jars... I love how they look so clear. It's like they're sparkling! :D
I love the one with the lemons inside.

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