Thursday, November 6

Apothecary Jars

In my styling work and at home I love to use jars to display collections, keepsakes and colour, here a collection of hand blown duck eggs and enamel powders, sit happily with a jar of powder blue bath salts and a faded silk flower.

Image showing Powder Blue - Props, Styling, Location from the book Winter Living by Selina Lake ©Ryland Peters & Small Ltd/Debi Treloar

 More jars, here with cotton buds & cotton wool.
Styling Props Location Powder Blue © Photography Simon Whitmore
Apothecary Jars. All shapes and sizes...
I like to arrange in groups, of varying designs and sizes.
Endless possibilities...

Apothecary Jars
Jars from Powder Blue Store

Let me know what you would put in yours?


Jars available at Powder Blue.


  1. Love these jars and all the possibilities.
    Ingrid (BYW)

  2. SOLD! I LOVE these jars. I've seen them over the years and always mulled over whether or not to get some - but these images have convinced me - absolutely beautiful! x

  3. I like to fill glass vases as well. So far I've put shells I found on Sanibel Island in Florida. I also collect white lined black stones I find at the beach in Amagansett on Long Island in New York. They are always fun to look at!
    xo Suzanne

  4. love this...i think i would put spare buttons in mine...but bath salt would be wonderful as well.


    hope you stop by my blog and say hello.

  5. Visiting your lovely blog via BYW. Serene, restful colors and loved your intro.

  6. Debbie,

    I just stumbled upon your blog, and your images are gorgeous! This new book, Romantic Style looks like something I would read over and over again!
    I would love to do a feature about this book and your blog on my blog, and if you would like offer a giveaway for your new book.
    Let me know if you are interested.


  7. Thank you all stopping by and taking the time to leave your comments...
    I can't quite believe I have followers!!! My posting has been sparodic, but now I think I have sorted out the glitches and will try to be more frequent.
    I would love for you to send me pictures of what you have put in your jars and how and where you have arranged them...
    Bye for now

  8. I just read a post about your blog over at A la Parisienne. When I saw the pictures with the apothecary jars I just had to jump over and check your blog out. It is beautiful!

    I adore apothecary jars and it is always nice to find someone else who likes them too. I use mine for everything. I have some on my mantle, dinning room table, in my bedroom, on my vanity, and in my restroom. I'm addicted, I already have my eyes and heart set on four more. The newest use I have found for a jar, a rather tall and slim one, is as a tissue roll holder, it holds four and makes the tissue actually look nice. Apothecary jars are lovely to look at and can be used for just about anything even when they are holding nothing but air in them.

    You have a wonderful blog, I'll be stopping by again!


  9. Hello fellow apothecary jar fans.

    I agree, you can put almost anything into an apothecary jar and it will look good, even the mundane is elevated to the realms of a science exhibit.
    Collections of shells and eggs are beautiful and are among my favorite objects to display.

    I saw somewhere once - can't remember where, a collection of jars; all sizes and shapes displaying a collection of shells, leaves, twigs, etc. and each one had a little note/label attached - with the date and location the objects within were collected - Keepsakes and memories of a day out... How lovely

    As Natasha says, even fresh air looks good,...

    Thank you
    x x x


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