Friday, January 6, 2012

One of my New Year's resolutions is to clean out my studio and either use what I have or list it in my ETSY vintage shop. So I've been cleaning out drawers and going through my inventory and stumbled upon these....

A box full of old Avon Sachet Jars and English Jam Jars.

I remember finding them at a flea market last summer and thought they were too sweet to pass up.

While in the process of preparing more wire for my newest Inspiration Holders,  the thought came to me that I might transform these into petite photo holders too.


I call them "Sweet Scentiments" (A little play on words here)....

I think they would be a sweet way to present a small token to a special someone...

....or in a studio/work space to store small supplies along with an inspirational saying or picture....

....or maybe even to hold a petite tea light candle....

They would make the sweetest favors at a shower or luncheon....

The possibilities are endless!

Soon available in my ETSY shop!


  1. What a super cute idea!! I remember those Avon jars on my mother's dresser! How sweet.

    Good luck with your organization! I'm looking for more of your great projects this year! :-)


  2. MICHELLE you are tooo smart!!!
    These are so lovely.
    What a great use of color and would look great in any boudoir table with sweet photos.
    Perfect for Spring and an Easter table setting :)

  3. Oh how pretty. I love this idea. I remember a few of those AVON bottles.


  4. brilliant! what a fabulous idea! I'm cleaning out my studio too but as of yet to find anything as wonderful as your jars...

  5. Nice touch you have created. Great look as well too~~ I hope you are having a warm and creative day...Chickie

  6. They are wonderful Michelle - great idea.
    I need to do the 'use what you have in your studio' trick too this year.
    Have a wonderful day
    xo Tina

  7. What a wonderful posts, with great idea's. I
    I have old post telegrams ( I don't know the English word for it my English is so bad)
    The are from my parents weddingday.
    You make me see what I can do with them, thanks.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Love Annette

  8. so very cute cute cute! love them....xoox

  9. How cute! I have a whole bag full of old Avon jars like these - I may have to try that!

    Angie @ Knick of Time

  10. OH-OH-OH-OH-OH, I love these! I have collected these jars for years and I've always just put pins or safety pins in them! You are so smart and creative to think of this! what kind of wire did you use?? You just amaze me with the things you come up with! xoxo-cindy

  11. This is a very clever idea!
    I had to gasp when I saw the white buttons! :) My obsession with white buttons...and the demand for them in my designs is overwhelming!
    You have such incredible style....LOVE your designs.
    Happy New Year!

  12. Oh yes!
    I am trying to do the same here...use what I have...

    Your creations are lovely.

    Ciao Bella
    Creative Carmelina

  13. Wonderful way to transform the old sentimental into a useful old sentimental gift. Lovely. Blissful and Creative 2012...

  14. What a great idea - love them and the name is just right!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  15. What a cute idea. You seem to have a lot of those- quite the talented lady.

  16. So sweet!! I am following you on pinterst now - I am new there so trying to get started!!!

  17. Cute idea and your name is perfect for them!!!
    Hope you have a lovely weekend!

  18. Soooo sweet! What a fabulous idea! I'm sure they'll fly out your etsy doors! ;) I do hope you make it out this way sometime... I'd love to meet you! And I still have to go to Nesting on Main... our Concord-area daytrips are usually during spring vacation. Happy Weekend!

  19. Hello Michelle and Happy New Year! It's been way too long since I visited your beautiful blog. Those turned out absolutely gorgeous, you're so talented!!!

  20. Hello Michelle,
    First of all, a wish you a verry Happy New Year!

    The little photo holders are wonderful, love them!


  21. Very nice Michelle!! I love the idea of a tealight holder.
    I have been cleaning out my studio for the past several days out of necessity. We purchased a much larger computer desk {which is also in the studio} and I really had to re do a LOT! Moved almost everything into my dining room and had to start over. I can now say that the dining room is back to normal now and this room...almost. Still trying to figure out where to put it all because I had to take down a 6 foot table. :)

  22. Precious! I love them. So sweet. I am trying to get Xmas put away so that I can reclaim my studio and get busy again! lol Wish me luck.

  23. Oh, Michelle... the old flowers paintings on the lids are just gorgeous !
    Marta ;O)

  24. I am not sure if I have commented before, but, I want to now! I love your beautiful blog and I am sitting here with the new Somerset Life magazine! What a joy to see you there! I am new to blog land and I'm learning more and more about blog etiquette. I want to ask your permission to Pin your photos and use some of your photos at time on my blog, I must admin that I have pinned you before since I fell in love with your lovely work. Many blessings to you!

  25. Oh they look really charming ! Have a nice week ! Gail x

  26. these are just so very beautiful, as all of your creations are!

  27. Oh my girlfriend-- you may find some real treasure when you delve into your stashes!! If I dig deep enough- I might even find Jimmy Hoffa!!
    Resale in your etsy shop is a fabulous idea--- hmmmm- I need to think about that too!!

    ( got eggs? Lol!!)

  28. Everything is so sweet and feminine. You have a lovely collection of little jars.

    Hugs, Diane

  29. These are just so pretty Michelle...can't wait to see what you create next!!

  30. I love 'em! These are so sweet and ultra feminine.
    You must have truly enjoyed creating these!

  31. Brilliant Michelle!!! You never cease to amaze me with your way to turn something old into something cool again!!!


  32. Really really beautiful! Love the way you paired them with wire to become holders... the little jars are adorable.I haven't had the pleasure to see your article as of yet. Hope I receive my magazine soon :(((
    Monica x

  33. Wow!! What a pretty blog, a real feast for the eyes!! I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. Thank you.

  34. I certainly would not mind stumbleing across so many gorgeous treasures.
    Love this blog,


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