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I was motivated to start a blog by reading all the wonderful talented individual's who have blogs out there. So, I want to make this blog about everyone who reads it. My family and God always comes first in my life. I want to share my experiences and in turn, hope to get feedback and ideas from you. I love unique things, I adore anything that sparkles (not over the top though) I love decorating, cooking, gardening, photography and shopping. My number one passion is photography! To me it becomes more than a picture, it can become a piece of art, or a beautiful memory. Decorating, though I am not a professional, and don't claim to be, has been a part of my life since I was very young, and just love searching and shopping for new ideas and incorporate the old, such as Mid-Century Modern and Hollywood Regency with contemporary. Living close to the Gulf of Mexico in Florida, and being of Hispanic heritage, I love cooking Mexican food, and love to share my authentic recipes. Though I live in Florida, my heart is in the desert southwest, and hope that my family and I will return there very soon…keep your fingers crossed that my prayers are answered SOON!!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Decorating with Apothecary and other glass containers...

Photos taken from Bing and Google
Look in any style or home decorating magazine, or most clothing boutiques and you will see so many beautiful Apothecary or unique glass containers filled with fall decorations, Christmas glass bulbs, silk orchids, personal grooming items, lucky bamboo and even candy bars full of different colorful candy, such as pictured above. It's not just for the kids anymore, it's fun at any adult party, being a birthday, anniversary, wedding shower, New Years Eve or holiday party, and themed parties, just pick the color theme and have fun! They sparkle and add a touch of uniqueness to any decor. Prices vary, but for the most part they are a very inexpensive way to add your own personal touch to your home. I personally have them throughout my home, and love to change them up periodically. Though Christmas is when I display the majority of them. One of my favorite idea is to get a singular glass container with straight lines and add mercury glass Christmas trees or tree toppers, adds that extra sparkle, especially when all the Christmas lights reflect off of them. Though it is too early to talk about Christmas decorating (not for me), I will post pictures of those closer to the actual holiday - I always seem to get ahead of myself this time of year.
As a "huge" list maker and as a "way too early holiday planner" as my family calls me, I have picked out certain photos of my wonderful Grandparents and printed them in sepia, place those photos on card stock and will be incorporated into my Thanksgiving table scape this year. And right in the middle will be two glass Apothecary jars filled with the miniature pumpkins and fall leafs . Growing up in Ohio, each Thanksgiving was spent in at my Grandparents warm and wonderful home, with all my family, and there were at least 50 or more of us each year, these pictures and center pieces will be a great way to bring back all those wonderful childhood memories of those Thanksgivings long past. Let your imagine go wild and create something that is special for you and your family!


  1. this is a lovely collection of ideas. Beautifully presented. Hugs!

  2. So much "eye candy"! Love them all actually.

    I just did a post about Fall...and how it's still very much summer where I live. But I am dreaming of fall and fall decorating too.


  3. Thank you both so much for your comments, I really appreciate them. And Kat, trust me, I know how you feel. I'm on the Gulf Coast here, and it's hot and humid! But, we know the cool weather is coming - right?