The Candy Bar Re-Vamped

  • Wedding Wednesday

Have you ever heard that term used to describe items that have been slightly used. Well, today I am labeling these apothecary jars as “previously loved”. You may recognized this little collection of glass because it was formerly known as the 101010 Candy Bar (my favorite station at the reception!)  It was filled with teal m&m’s, yogurt covered raisens, chocolate caramel balls and vanilla mints.  It was beautiful.  However, like everything else from 101010, after the festivities ended they reclaimed their position in the basement of my parent’s house. Last weekend Michael and I went home to visit and I came back with a CAR LOAD of stuff!

(If you could see how tiny our little house is, you would understand how ridiculous it was that I keep bringing back MORE STUFF! We have no where to put it all!) ANYWAY, I decided to save these beautiful jars from their cardboard box home in the basement and find a way to use them for Christmas! This was easier than I thought. Without spending more than $4, I created a little winter tablescape for the kitchen.  I bought a bag of pine cones from walmart for $4 (they smell like Cinnamon!) and used unwanted Christmas ornaments to fill the rest! I love it. Now Michael may come home from work today and say “is all of that really staying on the kitchen table for the next month?!”…. and my answer will be yes, yes it is because it’s pretty! and it’s Christmas time! and you can have obnoxiously large displays at Christmas time and get away with it!! Right?  Anyway, if any of you past brides have any decor left over from your big day, be create and re-use some of your “previously loved” stuff! It’s fun and it’s a huge $$$ saver!  Happy Wednesday!


Ps. I tried taking these shots in the kitchen without showing too much of the walls because they aren’t DONE yet! I have like 32 frames to fill… once they are filled, I’ll feel a little better about showing the house:) It’s a work in progress!!

xoxo, Katelyn
17 Comments Wedding Wednesday
  1. Korie Lynn reply

    LOVE how you did the jars!! The single pine cone in the tiny jar is my fav :)

  2. AnnaFilly reply

    Looovee it! SO creative and cute!

  3. lauryn reply

    its gorgeous!

  4. Chelsea Patricia reply

    Oh wow, that is SOOO pretty! You seriously have a knack for decor. Have you thought about wedding planning? Or interior design? In addition to your killer photography, of course :)

  5. Heather Corporan reply

    GREAT use for them Katelyn, they look fabulous and fancy : ) We use our glass past candle bar stuff for candles and decorations too. Love this set up!

  6. Nicole Lawson reply

    Katelyn, I love it! Can I borrow some of your creative juices? haha :) I am getting sooo many ideas for my wedding (and with what to do with all the decorations afterward) and it’s so exciting! Can’t wait to see pictures of your house when it’s all finished! :)

  7. Brittany reply

    LOVE this idea! I’ve been wondering what I’m going to do with all the jars from ours!!!

  8. amanda reply

    this is such an awesome idea!! i love it!!

  9. Katie Jordan reply

    Adorable. I love apothecary jars. Such an easy way to change your decor throughout the year.

  10. Amy reply

    I love it! It looks elegant and beautiful! I also love how down to earth you are!!!

  11. Katie reply

    matt and i are moving into our house and with SPACE i understand :) have yourself a merry christmas!

  12. Resi reply

    This looks so pretty Katelyn! Have a lovely first Christmas season in your new home. I love glass jars in general and use them for many things… I have some in my own kitchen and put different things in them; ingredients I didn’t like the packing of like sugar and cereals, cuttlery, and spices that look too nice to no display… I should take photos some day and share. Greetings from Germany!

  13. Lilian reply

    I did the same thing with our candy jars! Great minds think alike I suppose :) P.S. I’m having a wonderful time looking at all 1733 pictures from our wedding :))

  14. Lydia reply

    Great idea! Can’t wait to see more pictures of your house!

  15. britney reply

    kk did u get a new camera lens? those macro shots look crazy clear… or u upgraded your photoshop!

  16. Steph Dunn reply

    looove it! all i can think of is bitty wearing that christmas tree thing on her head. aw I miss decorating the middle :(

  17. Shannon Lemp reply

    Love your designs for the holiday. I cruise estate sales for containers. I have put together something similar but did not consider the pine cones. Thank you! Shannon

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