Thrifty Living: An Army of Ten Cent Jars

19 Jan

Little Big went quiet yesterday in solidarity of anti-SOPA legislation. I didn’t post any links simply because I ran out of time what with chasing a toddler and spending the majority of my time not chasing her with hacking up and sneezing various colors of fluids. Suffice it to say that this legislation could shut down my little ol’ blog just because I occasionally post something like this or this or even this. And that last one is especially important to me. When I was having my panic attacks it was your comments on this blog that really helped me feel normal. I will never, ever forget that. One comment in particular, from Anne G, has stuck with me and sustained me through some dark moments. It simply stated stated,

“I don’t believe that the person that wrote about Brian McPoopington will not be OK. Your positive energy will prevail.”

The fact that I have the freedom to share Brian McPoopington with you all helped me through a tough time. One of the toughest of my life. SOPA could end all that. Suck it, SOPA. Suck it slooooow.

I love fresh flowers in the home but I usually have to stick with flowers I grew in my yard or various plants Isobel and I find on our nature walks (which essentially boils down to “stroller time through the suburbs.”) I’ve collected a small army of ten cent jars and petite glasses while thrifting in the rare event that I have enough foliage to display.

Last summer my dear friends Jenn and Chris hosted a wedding reception that I was honored to be asked to photograph, and Jenn didn’t let me leave without taking home one of the stunning table bouquets her family put together. (It didn’t hurt that the flowers happened to be in my vintage mason jar.)

I enjoyed the blossoms in the jar as long as I could but once it started looking raggedy I tossed any rotting or dried-out blooms and stuck them in these thrifted jars instead. In true thrifty fashion  I always make my bouquets last as long as possible by whittling down the flowers, displaying on the freshest parts, for as long as possible in my thrifted jars.

They last even longer if your cats don’t chew on them. Not that I would know what that’s like.

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3 Responses to “Thrifty Living: An Army of Ten Cent Jars”

  1. Rosy January 19, 2012 at 3:47 am #

    Nice blog…..lovely photographs.

  2. Randy Butternubs (@TheBlackStar) January 19, 2012 at 11:19 am #

    I am glad that I wasn’t the only one (of our group anyways) that went off the grid yesterday! SOPA can go suck on some mad cow diseased cow’s anus.

  3. Sarah January 20, 2012 at 2:19 am #

    Ok, firstly – Brian McPoopington. There are no words. I showed it to my husband, who choked on his dinner and at first refused to believe it was a real doll that people would actually buy… it wins the creepiest item of all time award.

    I’m very confused by the SOPA/PIPA thing & how it would affect personal blogs, is it to do with companies getting annoyed that you’re dissing their creepy doll? Or is it more insidious than that? I have read about it on wikipedia but I find it all a bit obscure…

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