Monday, November 1, 2010

Calling All Hoarders

So simple.  So pretty.
I'm collecting glass containers.  Jars, bottles, whatever.  My plan is to hoard whatever I find that might look pretty if it had a single flower, or a small bouquet of flowers in it.  So far, without buying anything out of the ordinary, I have a dozen glass containers that will one day be apart of my centerpieces.  My idea is to have very long tables, two of them to be exact, with ivory table cloths and burlap runners (it's a backyard, casual wedding), and a slew of these small glass containers filled with seasonal (mostly purple) flowers.  Dahlias are in season in October, and since dahlias are my favorite flower, I plan on incorporating as many as my budget can allow.  Pomegranates are also in season, so I'd love to have seasonal fruit, along with nuts and chocolates and candles running down the tables.  I'll save my table setting ideas for another day.
My favorite piece, so far.  An old maple syrup jar from Trader Joe's
So, since I tend to collect the same glass containers from eating the same foods, I'd like to send a call to all hoarders, recyclers and helpful enthusiasts in the Los Angeles area.  If you finish a jar or a bottle of something, and you think 'wow, this is a really cool _____, but I don't want it', then give it to me.  I'm specifically looking for interestingly shaped containers and colored containers.  Blues, greens, yellows and golds would tickle my fancy.
~ the green/green bride


  1. I think I'm going to the PCC flea market this weekend, if I see cool ones, I'll cop some for you.

  2. Tay: Needless to say, I have a lot of glass jars that you are welcome to. I even have some nice big,vintage, kind of round ones that would be perfect for the dessert table(s). Good luck to the.freshmaker at PCC; it is one of my favorite hunting grounds. It is a good source for what they used to call Potassium Glass--purple glass! I have a couple of pieces that you are more than welcome to.

  3. Oh thanks for that "Aunt D"! I'll look out for those!