Saturday, July 7, 2012

Blue Masons


Went to the local
flea market this morning
and paid the 
early bird entry fee
to avoid the extreme midday heat
we have been having.

it was just as hot at 8 am 
as it was at noon.

The heat must have kept
away a lot of 
the regular vendors this month. 
It was "slim pickings"
for sure today.
This early bird
found no worms.

But I did
get this old rusty 
Mason jar caddy.

Brought it home and filled it
with white hydrangeas
that are bravely managing the
scorching hot sun this week.

Hoping for a predicted
thunderstorm this evening!
Which reminds me...
take a look at the clouds
that passed over our house 
last week. 

Such odd formations.
Have never seen anything like
them, have you?
They were moving and swirling
like a bubbling cauldron.

They were surreal.

(These photos don't even do them justice.)

And can you believe it.... they didn't leave us a single raindrop! 

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Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

I like your mason jars and caddy. It is so hot here in SC too! I am hoping for some rain too, but so far no luck.

I never saw clouds like that before either, so amazing.

Have a great weekend.

Ceekay-Thinkin of Home/Doublewide Decor said...

What beautiful sky! and the flowers in the blue jars is so pretty!!

Mary said...

Absolutely beautiful blue and white center piece..Great gray clouds. Thanks.

NanaDiana said...

Well, I like the rusty old carrier that you found...sorry it was a crummy showing all the way around.

Those clouds are AMAZING! Does anyone else see the face in that first photo? Beautiful!!! xo Diana

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

I want this caddy! I think finding it just about made the trip worthwhile, don't you think? Our white hydrangeas (and pink ones for that matter) are doing so poorly! Yours look great. The clouds are indeed surreal....we saw some incredible ones at the beach on vacation all last week. Sigh. Back to reality!

Bliss said...

Love how the caddy looks with the flowers. They probably have a better chance of survival cut and in water in the house than outside in the heat.


Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I think that is a great find! Love it with the white hydrangeas. As for the clouds....I saw clouds like that all bubbly and bumpy before my home town got hit by a tornado. I have seen them several other times when tornadoes were about. They are the only kind of clouds that make me uneasy.

Sarah said...

Alison, those are awesome cloud photos. Love the aqua Mason jars. I have a few of these that I use on the sun porch for summer months. Love the cool refreshing color. ;-)
Sorry the pickings were slim. My stop at GW this afternoon was the same. Need to plan a visit to my favorite thrifts this next week. ~ Sarah

MarmePurl said...

I'm not sure which is prettier...the jars, the clouds or the hydrangeas?
The blue jars are getting harder to find...popular items for decorating.

andrea@townandprairie said...

I have my own set of jars and I love them, too! That caddy is unique... I've never seen one with that shape before. We've got thunder boomers rolling in just this morning, so we'll see what happens. I want a break from watering the garden everyday!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I love your caddy! Yes the clouds come and no rain too, here in S IL

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wow, scary looking clouds, Alison. We are supposed to get rain as well, which we desperately need. Our heatwave is supposed to break today so we will have more normal temps this week. I hope so. We had the same here ~ the morning felt just as hot so there was no benefit to try to do anything early to beat the heat.

Ron said...

Love your caddy & the blue jars! Sending our rain your way...

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love seeing cloud shots like that. I take them all the time when things look strange. Nice caddy.

Erin~Just*Grand said...

Those clouds are kind of sinister looking! And your photos are awesome. I confess, I am in competition with you for the blue jars in northern Illinois! I snatch them right up at flea markets whenever I see them at a good price. Now if I could only find some of the old zinc lids! Enjoy the cooler weather today!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Gorgeous shots of those clouds Alison, I love pics like that! Love those mason jars and caddy too! The white hydrangeas look beautiful. Have a great week and stay cool!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Your hydrangeas look beautiful in the mason jars. I had a caddy just like that one, but I sold it. Great shots of the clouds. Hope you get some rain.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Looks like tornado weather. Seriously! Your jar display is very pretty!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Your flowers look beautiful in the aqua mason jars. That was a great find!

Those clouds look very eerie!

michele said...

loving the look of those blue beauties in their new digs.

i also did a photo shoot of those clouds. i was just mesmerized and telling God how awesome he was. never seen anything like those before!

smiles to you, lovely blogger.


Terri ~the dressed up cottage said...

Wonderful use of those darling blue mason jars. I'm sure the hydrangeas loved it. We too are waiting with baited breath for a drop of rain. We've had sweltering heat for too long now. There is rain predicted for today, so sitting with fingers crossed.
Wow, what GREAT photos of those awesome clouds, I'm sure it was surreal in person. I have never seen anything quite like that before either. Thanks for sharing.

Babs said...

Alison, Awesome cloud formations...and a bit unsettling. Gorgeous photos. Bet the local tv weather person would love them, too.
LOL they always show weather photos on our stations. Your hydrangeas are holding up well. We've lost one hydrangea, which has been struggling for a couple of years, and one of our knock out roses is dying. Hope rain comes your way..and ours, with NO bad storms.

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

I love caddies- they are so useful for so many things. Your hydrangeas are gorgeous! We've had crazy clouds but with loads of rain. I'm a fan of photographing them, too. It's so hot and humid that we can't see out the windows, but I prefer it to the drought we had last year!

Pamela Gordon said...

I love your aqua mason jars in the holder. I have a holder too and jars. Hmmm.... Those clouds are really wierd. Great photos of them. I hope you get your rain! Blessings, Pamela

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

The heat is a killer there too....103 this afternoon...but feels hotter!...Glad you found that great caddy!...and those clouds...magnificent...yet, a tad frightening at the same time...cannot believe you did not get any rain from them!!....We are praying for some rain tonight...!
Love the beautiful arrangement in the caddy...the beauty of it takes your mind off the heat!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Oh my goodness, that cloud formation is very exceptionally interesting!!!
Love the jars filled with hydrangeas!

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

The cloud formations are really beautiful! No, I've never seen anything like them! I passed on our antique market this morning. I've got so much furniture to paint, I had better take care of all the goodies in my work room, before buying more!

SavannahGranny said...

Run, Run, Run! Get into the basement! Tornadoes don't always bring rain. Seriously, I know absolutely nothing about tornadeos. I would have still headed for the basement. So glad you are OK!
The mason jars and caddy are soooooo cool. Don't know what you had to pay to get in but I think it was worth it.
Have a great week, Ginger:)

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I sure would like a jar caddy! I didn't even know I wanted one till I saw your post, Alison!

Rose L said...

Those clouds remind me of tornado clouds! Very odd! Or maybe there were aliens up there!!!

Rose L said...

Those clouds remind me of tornado clouds! Very odd! Or maybe there were aliens up there!!!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Love the look of the hydrangea with the lovely! Your cloud photos are wonderful, Alison...I am SO glad the extreme heat has broken here finally!

Garden, Home and Party said...

The rusty caddy is great with the ever-lovely mason jars, and your hydrangea, I'm so jealous. :-)

The cloud image reminded me of an explosion you might see in a movie, but in black and white. Surprising there was no rain associated with it.

Anonymous said...

Hi Alison,
I love your blue mason jars filled with your gorgeous hydrangeas!!
And those clouds are amazingly beautiful!!!
When I lived in the South, I would see clouds like that every once in a while. I really miss all of those great thunderstorms.
Unfortunately, we don't see clouds like that here in So Cal.
Wishing you a lovely week!

Renae said...

Nope those clouds were definitely odd and ominous! Did they ever rain or storm, too? Your mason jars are turquoise!!! Did you see my post today about seeing turquoise everywhere I turn? hahaha. Beautiful with white hydrangeas (my most favorite flower).

Polly said...

HI! I have read your blog for a while and really like what I see! The caddy is an old canning basket that you filled with jars, put in boiling water and when ready, pulled it up to hook on the top of the canning pot.I absolute love this and your ideas! Wishing for rain in Indiana:)

Polly said...

HI! I have read your blog for a while and really like what I see! The caddy is an old canning basket that you filled with jars, put in boiling water and when ready, pulled it up to hook on the top of the canning pot.I absolute love this and your ideas! Wishing for rain in Indiana:)