Friday, October 26, 2007

A New Candy Jar

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I bought this beautiful candy jar at Marshalls. It was only $14.99! I put some lemons in it for now because I didn't have any candy. I plan to group it together with some other jars I have and fill them with different Christmas candies during the holidays. I got this idea from Debbie (remember Debbie....who sent me the beautiful lined basket and heart awhile ago.)
Debbie sent me pictures of her beautiful jars filled with candy. I'll post her pictures tomorrow. Once you see them you will be out buying candy jars too! Thank you for the great idea Debbie!

Updated to add: Since 3 people asked how I get the blurred edges around my photos I thought I would put this information here. I use Adobe Photoshop. If you have Adobe Photoshop follow these instructions....I use the elliptical marquee tool to make an oval around the photograph, then I go up to "filter" then choose "blur" then select "lens blur" and make sure you click the "invert" box so the outside is blurred and not the center. That's all there is to it.

If you don't have Photoshop and you don't want to pay to get it (it's expensive), I think there are some free photo software packages on the internet. I don't know what they are but I'm sure someone who reads my blog can leave a comment and let everyone else know.

34 comments:

Cottage Mommy said...

This is so pretty! My sister and Mom rave about Marshalls but I have never been there! Looks like a good place to find treasures! How do you get your pictures fuzzy on the edges? Is it software on your computer? I love the effect.

bj said...

I like your new candy jar. I remember your Lemon Jar with the ribbon...I have a little candy jar that I added the ribbon to, after seeing how sweet your's looked. I find myself adding ribbon to more and more things around my house. It's great that we can all get ideas from ea other....
bj

Angela (Cottage Magpie) said...

What a charming jar! And I love the soft focus on the photo edges. How do you do that? Enquiring minds want to know! ~A :-)

Lisa said...

I really like this jar. It is beautiful with the lemons, but can't wait to see it with candies too!

Abbie said...

I love coming here, you house is so what I want mine to look like when I'm done.
I was going to ask the same question cottage mommy asked, the fuzzy picture effect?

the feathered nest said...

Very pretty! Those jars are handy for lots things!

Manuela

joan said...

Love it! It's probably a good thing not to put candy in it, too much temptation, at least for me.LOL It looks good with lemons.

Sondra said...

Looks sweet! I like it filled with lemons. There are so many options for a beautiful jar like that. I have a fall centerpiece made up of those jars filled with pumpkins orange gummies and candy corn. I did a post on it a while back. I always pick the jars up at Estate Sales really cheap. Be sure to check out Michaels sometime for those apothecary jars, too. You can use your 40% coupon and they are taking Joanne coupons these days, as well. Fun!!!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Cindy, I found your blog....ummm...now I can't remember where I wandered over from...doesn't matter though. I loved reading your blog and I definitely need to find me some of those jars. Come see me ~ Lynn

Alison Gibbs said...

What a lovely jar. Can't wait to see a pic. of your jars filled with Christmas candy.
Alison

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Cindy, It's me again. I love my website and finding stuff for it. I went back and read some more of your blog. Yep...the little cherub's the same and I love him. I have a few more cherubs I haven't put on the website yet. We have great taste don't we? LOL...May I add your blog to my blog list?

Sue said...

Thankyou for sharing your special effects, I wondered the same too, but I have been trying to download Photoshop for a while, but it wont fit on my computer,my teenagers have overloaded it with music!
Love the jar, always love to read your blogs, I check everyday, so keep it up!
Sue @ Junk-it!

Anonymous said...

Cindy,

What a pretty jar. I have seen these with ball ornaments in them also. They look beautiful! I bet some in blue and silver would look awesome with your blue decor. Can't wait to see the candy in them.

Debbie

Robin~ Thrifty Miss Priss said...

Hi Cindy,
I love to come here and be inspired by all your unique ideas! I do have a photo editing tip also. www.picnik.com is a free website where you can do basic editing (like soft edges). You can pay a fee to upgrade but the basic editing is free!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Love the candy jar..I am really into tall glass jars...I love the sparkle...
Penny

Meg said...

very pretty, Cindy. Yet another treasure you have found, at a wondeful price too!

Cottage Contessa said...

Beautiful jar! I really must stop teasing myself looking at all these fabulous blogs, they're making me desire things I didn't even know I wanted! lol
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Sheryl at Friendship Cottage said...

I've been a way from blog world for a bit, but your site is one of the first I go back to. Always something new, fun and pretty to see! Thanks for sharing! Sheryl

Mary said...

I keep seeing those candy jars at Marshall's and Homegoods, and I love them! I can't wait to see all of them grouped together. They would probably look great with nuts or berries at my house!

I read about some software to help place bids on ebay at the last minute. It's at esnipe.com. The article was in the Nov. issue of House Beautiful.

Have a great weekend.
xoxo,
Mary

Laurie said...

picasa is a free program that will do some basic editing of photos. Still trying to get up the courage to paint my table white.

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hi Cindy,

What a great jar and it will look fantastic grouped with your others and filled with candies. I had to tell you - I just repainted my china hutch white and while it was a lot of work, it came out great! I kept thinking of your redos and how the efforts would pay off. Thank you so much for all of your creativity and inspiring ideas.

Hugs,
Dena

Kim said...

I love those old candy/apothecary jars! They are going on my "please bring me some Santa" list :)

Robyn said...

OH Cindy I think it is lovely and with the christmas holiday coming it will be stunning!

Cottage Mommy said...

Cindy,
Your blog is one of my favorites to visit! Do you mind if I add it to my favorites list on my blog?

Kari & Kijsa said...

One of the prettiest candy (or lemon!) jars we've seen! Lovely!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Cindy, those jars are so great & versatile, you can do so many things with them.

I use Picasa also to do some photo editing & it's free & easy to use.

Rhoda

Rosemary said...

I love the jar Cindy!!
I want one. I just got back from my daughter's wedding weekend. I'm so glad you got your Victoria.
Rosemary

Elzie said...

These candy jars are so lovely. Filled with Christmas candy they must be perfect.
Hope you're having a great day.
Love Elzie

Elzie said...

These candy jars are so lovely. Filled with Christmas candy they must be perfect.
Hope you're having a great day.
Love Elzie

BittersweetPunkin said...

Thanks for that wonderful TIP Cindy!! I love your new jar...looks like it has lots of possibilities!
Blessings,
Robin

The Decorated House said...

Very Pretty Cindy!
All these items were so much more expensive before we all got to shop at Marshall's and Home Goods for them.
Right now I have gourds in one of mine for Halloween/Autumn. They look great so many things in them.
Donna

Carrie said...

Love your covered glass jar. Its very delicate and graceful. Your blue and white plates also caught my eye since I collect blue and white. Do visit my blog at: http://oakrisecottage.blogspot.com

Lady N said...

I heart candy jars! This one is really delicate and cute. I like to have a row of filled candy jars on my counters like a candy store!

Susie Q said...

Oh so pretty...aren't these jars just such fun to play with!?
Your photos are always so pretty.
Have a wonderful week dear Cindy!
Hugs,
Sue