Thursday, March 18, 2010

Art Pieces, Mini Boxes, and a New Display

Ps 139 Jar.

I've been out of these for awhile.
Hard to find just the right jars.
Ps. 139:17,18 is one of my favorite scriptures.
It's how much God thinks of us:
More than there are grains of sand.

I showed these little match boxes yesterday,
with my tea bag roses on top.

Today I dry brushed the edges with black,
and lined the bottom with felt.

This one has 4 little vintage buttons in it.
These buttons are only 1/4" wide!
That's how small the box is. =)

I added a little pearl to this one to finish it.
I'm so glad little miss frugal here,
has save all those little pieces of this and that.
Just enough for these little boxes.

And here is a sweet little vignette.
Can you imagine a little vintage treasure in that sweet box?

Here is a new nest in a wire container.
I lined it with burlap, and set the nest on top.
Then I ran some big jute through
the holes and tied a know it front.

I love the nest and burlap together, and will
be doing more of this combination.
Here is a closeup of the nest.
(seeing this pic has given me another idea!!)

And a closeup of the container with jute knot.

We've been changing the store around,
and moved the black and silver to the hall.
Picture is a little dark, but I think if
you click on the pic you can still take a look around.

My Victory of the week:
Done, finished, sent in!!
A deep sigh of relief, and ready to get on with life.

Blessings to all who visit here.
I so enjoy seeing you have come by.

Barbara jean

Oh, I'm joining in with all these lovely blogs.
Please go by for a visit.

Yes, I do sell the Ps 139 jars. Please email if interested.
Yes, I will do a tutorial if there is interest.
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Annesphamily said...

I love those Scripture jars! What a treasure!Do you have directions/instructions to make those or do you sell them? Thanks

Janee said...

Barbara Jean,
I love your little matchbox creations! They're just darling! :) (and congratulations on your taxes!)

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Love it ALL!! Especially the nest! So glad you are done with your taxes!!

Welcome Spring!

Lou Cinda :)

ClassyChassy said...

Great display, as always! Fun to look at how you arrange things!

Maureen said...

Everything looks great. Your store display is beautiful.

Felix y Raquel said...

Buen día
Todo lo que haces es tan hermoso!!!! que me quedo maravillada.
Besos y Bendiciones

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

You are so creative. I always love visiting to see what new thing you have come up with. Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me a comment. Have a nice weekend.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I love your little matchbox makeovers. Our tiny matchboxes here are so cheap and fragile. I do save any other kind of box that comes along and just need to start making them over. I also need to get a hot glue gun. Have never owned one ... can you imagine? Love your little decoupaged bottle too. So sweet with a lovely message. I might have to make that one for my friend Sheryll who runs Operation Hope (helping third country nationals in this country). Hope you are having a fabulous weekend. Tomorrow I craft! Many blessings, Tammy

Lululiz said...

The nest is so precious!

Vintage Remixed said...

Hi Barbara Jean. This is Crystal from the old Olive blog. I'm back. I hope you have been doing well. I love your photos. So romantic.

Anonymous said...

Your scripture jars are beautiful!!! and those matchbook boxes are so cute what a great idea. Sincerely,Jonny

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

Inspiration abounds! LOVE the Scripture Jars... of course a tutorial would be a generous gift! Your store display is gorgeous ~ even got the attention of my husband who was passing by as I had it enlarged to see all the goodies!

Congrats on getting the taxes done! What a relief!


Chronicles of Dolliedaydream said...

Hello lovely Barbara Jean! I am so excited to meet you, following your visit to Dolliedaydream and wishing you lots and lots of luck in my English Easter Giveaway. Your blog is a delight, so I am chuffed to bits to have found you. I am so inspired by the wonderful things you make. If only I lived closer I would love to have a rummage through your shop this weekend - have a happy weekend too xxx

Simply Debbie said...


Funky Junk Interiors said...

Oh the scripture jar is adorable! Neat idea. Your store looks so cool. What I'd do to be able to browse in there!

Thanks for linking up to SNS!
FJ Donna

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Your little decorative boxes are beautiful and I sooo love all your vingettes. I'm really lusting after all your silver, especially the footed compote with the lacy edges!

Thanks for the sweet comments about my little sparkly egg. I just got a new 'puter and it allows me to "spotlight" and soften the edges around pics and I had fun playing with that one!


Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

the old white house said...

Your scripture jars are such a wonderful idea and so pretty as are your matchboxes... Theresa

Janean said...

all of it very sweet....especially the nest!

wonderful psalm!

Colette George said...

Really nice, love the jars with scriptures. What great reminders. The idea of the teabag roses, love that too! That's so clever and so green :)
Enjoyed reading your blog.

Regina said...

Beautiful and very creative. Love it dear Barb.
Have a lovely day.

Anonymous said...

Barb, I just love the tiny boxes! So dainty! And your shop looks amazing!!!


Diane Mars said...

I sure do love your matchbox creation, I have not tried making one yet but it is on my list. Now off to snoop around your blog. Hugs, Diane

Janet said...

I absolutely love those scripture jars.

Anonymous said...

These pieces are brilliant! I'd suggest uploading them in an art community so other people can see it. I am a member of one myself (at and these pieces of yours would be perfect for it!

Grannys Attic said...

Hi Barbara Jean,

I love the Scripture jars. Please do a tutorial and email me back I want to purchase one! Blessings, Vicky