Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Shabby Chic Summer Treats


Aloha Sprinklerinos,

Give me a wooden dresser and I'll sand and distress it, give me a pretty glass plate and I'll fill it with candles, drop me off at a craft fair and I'm in heaven. I am a through and through shabby chic addict. 

I adore 'prettying' things up and just taking ordinary objects and making them quaint. You might call it twee, but it floats my boat and lights my fire. Oh yeah. 


I thought I would share a cute little idea with you that I have been doing a lot lately. Also, it's free- what more could you want?

On summer patio evenings, rather than drinking out of regular glasses, I have been saving little glass jars from jams and sauces, thoroughly washing them, adding cute straws (I bought mine HERE), fruity cocktail sticks, ice and voila!

It's not a big deal, but it's fun, free and makes us smile. These are also great if you have little ones coming over as they seem to think it very novel indeed to have a drink out of a jam jar. I'm totally with them on that one, haha.

Does this little idea tickle your pickle?

Toodlepip!

xx

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83 comments:

  1. I was thinking about doing this, they always look so pretty! xx

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  2. Such a cute little idea, and so simple too!

    Love, Elise xx

    http://love-elise.com

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  3. That's so cute ! Lovely idea <3


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  4. sooo cute. sorry for asking but which shop is better NARS and M.A.C? please reply thnx xxx

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  5. I love this idea, so cute!
    Daniella x

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  6. we have a bar in my town who only serve their cocktails in jam jars, although yours looks far nicer than theirs! :) x

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  7. Fun and cute idea Louise! I would absolutely do this if I was having a summer party/bbq or out door dinner party!

    A Bite of Glamour

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  8. Well done, Louise! My favorite little bar in my city serves their drinks in jars like that. They also fill them with little snacks like nuts and crackers. It's really cute!

    abundanceoferica.blogspot.com

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  9. Love this idea! It all looks so cute especially with those adorable straws!
    I've been doing this (sans cute straws sadly) because I am addicted to juicing my fruit and veg and it's easy to just pack it and take it in my car rather than bring a mug and spill carrot juice all over myself.

    Please keep doing these ideas as they really brighten up a rainy day with how easy they are to do! xx

    crepechiffon.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. I do this already! Haha. Awesome idea. Great minds think alike ;)
    LOVE your blog!!

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  11. I love the idea of using mason jars for cocktails or summery drinks!! Very shabby chic indeed!!

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  12. Super cute! Can I just ask, do the straws go soggy? I would like to get some for my sisters baby shower xx

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  13. This is so cute! I only have one question, how do you remove the stickers properly without that leftover sticky residue?

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  14. I bought a rake head from etsy to hang necklaces on, and a distressed wooden shelf with drawer handles for my scarves. I can't make the stuff, but I love the concept !

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  15. Awesome idea! There's a restaurant in Australia that serves drinks in jars like these, it's so cute!

    http://alexandcindy.blogspot.com.au

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  16. Great idea, pretty pretty pretty :-) xo

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  17. Such a cute idea - so pretty and they look amazing@ x

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  18. oh it's soooo cute. i love the idea of drinking from a mason jar. it just makes it more fun.

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  19. So cute :) I have started to use old jars as vases and it looks really pretty!

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  20. These look great! That is a really good idea, and they look so cute and pretty :) Thanks Louise xx

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  21. Yes it totally tickles my pickle! haha x

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  22. Such a cute idea, may do this for a upcoming girly afternoon I'm having :)

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  23. This is a great idea! I have tons of pretty little mason jars and jam jars (I can't stop collecting them!), so i'm definitely going to do this! :D Thanks for the inspiration!

    www.ciderwithrosiebee.blogspot.com

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  24. That's so cute, would be great for summer bbqs!

    Aimée
    xx

    petticoatsandpansies.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. Jars as glasses is so in and chic at the moment - I hadn't thought of saving up jam jars though, I'd been eyeing up the fancy ones with actual handles. Nice work, lady!

    Sx

    http://imcountingufoz.com

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  26. With you completely on this one hun-I don't have any normal glasses any more in my house, only jars to drink out of! Some of my friends think I'm a little weird but I really like it :) XX

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  27. Louise what a fab & simple idea. I'll be moving out this time next year & trying to build up a little collection of bits & bobs so the house isn't completely empty. I have now added empty jam jars to my long list of things to take with me :)

    Thank you xx

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  28. Haha that's so much fun :) My Dad got overly excited at the fact he got a free Pimms jar from a bar the other afternoon - the little things please us all!

    www.somethingspecialtosay.blogspot.co.uk
    xox

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  29. I've seen people use jars as glasses quite a lot online and think it looks so cute, when I get my own place I don't think I'll even bother buying glasses haha x

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  30. Looks amazing! Will definitely doing this soon. I'll charge at my Mum before she throws them in the recycling bin haha!x

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  31. I've been to a few bars where they do this lately and it really is very cute and fun!

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    x

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  32. aww thats such a cute little idea!!

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  33. thats so pretty xx

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  34. What a sweet, inexpensive idea! Perfect for Summer!

    Sophie x

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  35. This is adorable! And those strawberries look delish!

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    Amy xxx

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  36. It tickels my pickle so much i have the urge to throw a random picnic party x

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  37. That is such a cute idea! The only problem is that my dad takes all the jars to put his handmade jam in before I can get my hands on them :') xx

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  38. I am loving this idea! It's pretty cool. And I love those straws!

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  39. That looks so gorgeous, what a brilliant idea!

    Lea x

    http://shebeginstosee.blogspot.com

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  40. Love this! Especially the strawberries and chocolate on the side! This SO floats my boat!!

    Kay x
    http://mummyburgess.blogspot.co.uk/

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  41. Love this idea. I reently posted a blog about organisation tips! Feel free to go have a read. Im only a beginner though :)
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    Laura xx

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  42. There's a retro bowling ally in London and they served cocktails in Jam Jars - I loved it. Never even occurred to me to make my own at home! :D

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  43. Fantastic idea, but I have to admit the chocolate strawberries in the picture tempt me just a liiittle bit more!

    Ali xx
    zombiesweareyeliner.blogspot.co.uk

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  44. A fantastic idea! It's great for a dinner party when you want to do something different

    Lauren,
    Fashionswirls.blogspot.com

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  45. JUst want to say I think that's an AMAZING idea and so cute!

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  46. great idea louise very imaginative and resourceful ! xx

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  47. I love this idea!

    Something along the lines of this, is using the baby jam jars you can get for putting condiments in at dinner parties etc. Its just so much cuter than having the huge branded bottle sat on the table, plus its less messy!

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  48. Such a great idea when I saw this on your Instagram I couldn't figure out what the glass was! Super supper idea and a great way of recycling the old jam jars!

    http://misstiffanydarling.blogspot.co.uk/

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  49. Ahhh such a good idea :D I'm gonna be doing this.

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  50. That's an amazing idea - I love the straws too, they remind me of drinking milk from those little bottles in primary school!

    Little White Rose
    x

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  51. Is it just me or do stripey straws make drinks taste better? x

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  52. Such a cute idea and I spy some cheeky chocolate strawberries on the left there too.. YUM! x

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  53. Thats a fab idea! I'd love to drink out of a jam jar. hahaha xxx

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  54. This looks so cute! Such a great idea, you're always so creative!!

    xx

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  55. what a cool idea! so simple and easy as well!!

    smilesetc.blogspot.co.uk

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  56. Super idea! I like to use old jars too! I use them to hold tea-light candles for summer garden parties. You can keep them as they are or you can get glass paint, gems and other bits & bobs from craft shops to decorate them. You can make them really cute! Its fun and easy to do too!

    http://lynn-babysteps.blogspot.co.uk/

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  57. Awh this is cute! I used old jars to store my rings, necklace and bracelets and a taller one to hold brushes and make up and stuff :D I love transforming old things into cute little nick nacks!

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  58. This definitely tickles my pickle Louise! That photo just makes me feel so summery, I will definitely give this one a go <3
    xoxo

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  59. Love this! I just bought a bunch of pretty paper straws too!

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  60. Totally trying this out!! Love the Idea. I know the children I babysit will go gaga over these :)

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  61. I totally do this too. It adds some nice touch to a setting - kinda rustic in a way.
    xx

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  62. I love this idea, so cute! Will be using this idea for a garden party at some point (: xoxo

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  63. I would totally do this too!! Its such a cute idea!! xx

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  64. that's a lovely idea, and those strawberries look yummmmmy x

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  65. Love this! We had a drinks rep come into a pub I used to work in to pitch to us about stocking their whiskey, they left all their jars behind with their cute logo on, I took them all and now I keep tealights in it! I do love jars!!x

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  66. I love this idea I may have to steal it for my nephews birthday which is soon, I think he would love it, not to mention my sister she's always looking for new little things to do and this one is free so I think it's a Fab idea. :-D

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    blogwalking here, mind to follow each others? let me know.

    xoxo
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  68. cute idea! i've seen some of the hong kong hippie cafes do something similar with their iced teas and coffees too, but your colorful drink and cute garnish definitely looks cuter and summery-er!! :)

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  69. Just by looking at that picture - I wish I could crawl into it and have zip of pink freshness and those strawberries look so deli....

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  70. Mmmmm those strawberries are looking delishh x
    Loving the whole idea behind drinking from a jar very quirky x

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  71. i LOVE this and you of corse and i just also wanted to say that your being happy video really helped and i will defenetly try this at home xxx

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  72. SO cute! it reminds me of this restaurant in america called Montanas, all of their drinks are served in mason jars and i love it!

    -Brit
    http://britmira.blogspot.ca/

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  74. Such a good idea, they look so cute! :) xx

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  75. I love this idea and I've always wanted to do this! Might just have a go when I move in to my new student house... Saves on broken glasses :)

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  76. This looks so pretty! I'm defiantly going to do this next time we run out of jam! Its the little things that count :-)

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  77. This is a great idea. fill with pink lemonade and head out on a picnic....summer plans have been set.

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  78. Super idea, would be perfect to sip in my shed my mums just decked out for me! xxxxxx

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  79. Its a great idea :) xxx

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