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Classic Glass Apothecary Jars in the Kitchen

apothecary glass jars

apothecary glass jars

Classic glass apothecary jars are not just for the bathroom or to serve candies or cookies at a sweet table. See how Darleen of Darling Darleen uses them to keep citrus fruits in easy reach. It reminds everyone in the family to eat their daily portions of fruits. If you host a brunch, her idea would create an awesome centerpiece.

Or fill them with pasta if you are hosting an italian dinner. You can find similar apothecary glass jars at Pottery Barn.

PB classic glass apothecary jar used in a bathroom

+ Citrus in Jars from Darling Darleen
Classic Glass Jars for pasta storage – as seen on Apartment Therapy
+ PB Classic Glass Apothecary Jar $39-$69 USD at Pottery Barn


Beverage Dispensers for Summer Entertaining

Horchow is a store where I could always find unique, stylish and practical entertaining supplies. Any of these four beverage dispensers would be great for serving spa water, ice teas and homemade lemonade. The warm colors of the ceramic beverage dispensers would mix well with a cottage setting, a beach party or a casual garden party. The 2.75 gallon beverage server is made of ceramic with a glass lid and plastic spigot.

If you are looking for something more classic, I found a clear glass dispenser that could save space on your drink station. The Triple Beverage Server is made of three containers. Therefore, you stack none, one or two containers on top of the bottom container. The top and middle dispensers hold 96 ounces each while the bottom dispenser holds 128 ounces.

beverage servers for outdoor entertaining at horchow and costco

You can display fruits, flowers or sea shells at the bottom of the two-gallon glass Square Beverage Dispenser. A cheaper option that is very practical is the plastic beverage dispenser with a separate container for the ice. A girlfriend bought one earlier this summer at Costco in Montreal. It works well. Naturally, it costs a little less at Costco but I wasn’t able to find it online. I need to go to Costco this week. I would tell you if they still carry it since I want one.

+ Ceramic Beverage Dispensers $65 USD at Horchow
+ Triple Beverage Server – currently on sale at $99.90 USD
+ Square Beverage Dispenser – currently on sale at $84.90
+ Three-gallon plastic dispenser $35


Neat and Stylish Pantries for Small Spaces

shelfs for weck jars and mason jars by Schwartz and Architecture

shelfs for weck jars and mason jars by Schwartz and Architecture

Awe! I dream of a big pantry with an efficient storage system for easy access to dry food and big pans and pots. But I lack space. But if we would reclaimed odd spots, we could be closer to our goal. On the first picture, Schwartz and Architecture uses otherwise dead space to create a show-stopper pantry for conserves and dry food containers. And the Weck jars look so great that you want to showcase them in your kitchen.

small pantry :: reclaimed odd spots in your kitchen

Benita at Chez Larsson described herself as a neat freak, an organizing fanatic and someone who truly enjoys doing DIY projects. I juts discovered her site, and it is filled with resourceful tips and ideas.

+ photos: Tackling the Pantry on Houzz


Elevating the Plastic Bottles into an Easy-Pour Pitcher

gr lab aqua jar

Since the handle of a jug helps us when we pour liquid, the Spanish design studio GR Lab created a attachment that perfectly fits the universal coil of any plastic bottle. Plus it adds a touch of color to your table. I like the fact that it is a simple way to reuse the plastic bottles. When we think about it, we could reuse plastic bottles to serve fresh lemonade or ice tea.

I read on Inhabitat that the Aqua Jar for Balvi was launched at last month’s Valencia Design Week. It is not yet on the Web site of Balvi. The Web site of GR Lab is more than sparse on information. This is all the information I could find of this new product.

+ Via Inhabitat


Chalkboard Jars at Pier1 Imports

chalkboard jars glass canisters at pier 1 imports

I bought these jars for my husband’s birthday party. I needed them for setting the dessert table. They were, and still are, on clearance at Pier 1 Imports. The chalkboard band is very practical. I really like them. They are a good size. I can fit 1 kg of nuts in the medium sizes (I have three of those). If you are looking for glass canisters, check out if they are some left at a store near you.

+ Chalkboard Canisters $10 & $14 USD


Make your own Happy Pills Candy favor for a Mad Scientist Halloween party

Mad Scientist DIY party favor : happy pills

I have been obsessed about the Happy Pills Candy shop since this morning.

It gave me the idea of a DIY party favor to seal trendily my Mad Scientist party. It is trivial to give candy party favors at Halloween, so be original with the containers.

What do you need for this DIY project?

  • An assortment of pharmaceutical jars. The brown ones fit better into the Mad Scientist party theme. If you cannot get a hold on pharmaceutical jars, opt for the basic spice jars and attach a dark poisonous label to look more macabre.
  • A box of printable sticker labels at the office supply store.
  • A color printer and a program to design your labels. You can also go at the art & craft store. They should have on stock lots of patterned labels. Simply handwrite the text on the decorative labels with a large black pen.

Affix warning stickers with phrases like Can be dangerous for your waistline or Can increase your visits to the dentist. When you buy the jars, select the one with a wider opening. Try to bring a sample of your jars with you when you go to the candy store to make sure everything fits together.

Those should be a hit. I am sure your guests will remember your Halloween candy party favors for years to come.

What is the experience at the real Happy Pills shop?

You enter the narrow shop to be greeted by a long wall filled with gummy candies of all varieties. You pick what size prescription bottle you want and fill the bottle up to your liking. You seal the bottle with a tamper-proof cap and add the label that best suits your mood. The labels are in Spanish or in English.

A post by MoCo Loco from this summer supplied the insights for my shopping guide at Happy Pills shop. If you take a trip to Barcelona, you will find this small shop next to the Architecture College.

Buy online: Pharmaceutical Round Plastic Jars, Pet at
Buy online: Glass Spice Jars at
Via: BCN: Happy Pills on MoCo Loco