Friday, May 27, 2011

Sea blue jars, and doilies

Hello everyone out there in blogland!
I just wanted to say....blogger is causing me fits!
I cannot leave comments unless I go back and forth with my google account and click off the "stay signed in" button....argh!!! and that doesn't always work for me...ARGH!!!'s post will be about the beautiful canning jars, and lovely linens I bought from my friend that shops in Florida for me. Debbie hits all the flea markets, and garage sales down there  during the winter season.
The picture above shows a gorgeous old table cloth with an unbelievable crocheted trim. I hung it on the back of the wicker settee.
 I LOVE handmade doilies. I've been wanting some for my window sills. This one I cut from a large piece. One end of the piece was I just cut it apart and ended up with three doilies!
I am so happy to have large sills to display old bottles, canning jars, and shells we collected from Sanibel Island.

 The jars are the color of the sea. I love the blue as the sun passes through the glass(as you can see in the left corner of the above pic). The color of the jars, and the pretty shells sitting in the sun remind me of Sanibel Island. Sitting on the beach with my sis, Laurie, from Heaven's Walk.

 The ruffles on this doilie remind me of the waves as they crash, and foam on the shore...revealing the shells just washed up on the sand as the waves recede.

I'm sorry about the quality of the next pic...but I wanted you to see the wonderful color of the glass.

 I like to mix up textures...adding the pretty crochet piece on top of the ticking, then adding the metal stand and cloche with the seashells made a nice statement.

I'm soooo glad the sun is finally shining here at the lakehouse! Today is my day off, so I plan on being outside for the rest of the day.
Oh...before I go...please check out this new blogger. Her name is Holly, and she is brand new to blogland. I work with Holly at the pharmacy. She's an awesome young woman! her site is
I hope you all have a joyful holiday weekend!
Hugs to all.


  1. Debbie, I love the shells on the lace! It does look like waves! Have a great weekend!!

  2. Your jars and shells make for a pretty beachy theme on your window sill. Yes, it's nice to have large ones {and no dog to knock things over!}. I love the blue canning jars and look for them up in Michigan all the time. I have one do far! lol! Love your crochet pieces too. They're beautiful! I hope you get another chance soon to go back to Sanibel sounds like so much fun!

    Enjoy your day off, Debbie! :-)


  3. Those are lovely jars! And how beautiful to have all that light shining in your window:)

    I know what you mean about blogger, now many of us have lost our follower widget! Strange but hey, it's free so no complaints about that part!

    Have a wonderful holiday weekend Debbie:)

  4. Your vignettes are wonderful! The tablecloth you have displayed over the back of your settee looks gorgeous! You are so lucky to be able to display such lovely items on your window sills. I can no longer do that because the cats I have now think all windowsills belong to them!

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    ~ Tracy

  5. Oh- I had so many of those doilies years ago...the big ruffly ones that stood up in "peaks". I lost a whole box of linen "goods" in one of our moves and did not realize they were gone until months later. MyHero's grandmother had made most of them. Sad.

    I love the way the light plays through those jars and it does remind me of the ocean...something I still miss after all this time.

    Did you see the instructions on Tete's blog today about the "fix" for blogging? It has worked for most of us, I think!

    Have a great night- I know you are working tomorrow and so am I- UGH!!!! Hugs- Diana

  6. Hi Debbie,
    There is nothing more beautiful than mixing the blue glass with the vintage lace. So pretty.


  7. (sniff..sniff)......ahhhhhh.....such sweet memories, Debbie! :) The sunshine, the crashing waves, the shells beneath our feet....It's almost like you created the beach right on your windowsill... ♥ LUV! Have a blessed holiday, sista!

    xoxo laurie

  8. love the jars. Hope you had a wonderful day of that you deserve!! Will check out your friends blog. Have a wonderful weekend!!

  9. Hi Debbie
    What gorgeous blue jars! We must be on the same wave length, as my last post included some of mine used to hold tea lights! I love your wire cloche, too, and all of your wonderful vintage linens! Blogger has been crazy, I lost all of my followers, phooey! Have a great weekend!!

  10. Beautiful blue jars and seashells. They go so well together! Happy Memorial Day Weekend. Hope you have a wonderful holiday.

  11. Love all your new pretties! You just made your own little beach line right there on your window sill- so cute.
    Glad you got some sunshine and were able to play outside for awhile. Hoping we have some of that here today. It's going to be humid for a bit, I'm sure, we got almost 3 inches of rain- but that should dry up in no time. Off to check out the new bloggie!
    Hugs- Tete

  12. I love the bottles with the shells alongside--gives one a nice feeling!

  13. I love your crochet pieces and the blue glass always looks so cool and calming. very pretty!
    PS I'm pretty fed up with blogger too lately...wish they would just get it together and stay that way!

  14. Love the blue jars!!! Everything looks so pretty!!