I saw it when I walked into the antique/junk shop. Snatching it up quickly as if someone else would see it and grab it before I did. I was the only customer in the store at the time, but that didn’t matter, someone could’ve walked in. With it in my safely in my hands I saw the price, $8 bucks!
I’ll take it!
just so ya know I would’ve paid more,
because I was in love with this big aqua glass Atlas mason jar!
I turned to show Mr. Rustique my prize, grinning from ear to ear, I was radiant.
The shop proprietor wrapped it carefully in lots of newspaper and bagged it up in a plastic grocery bag. Who needs perfumed tissue and huge roomy vellum shopping bags. I was in vintage heaven, I even had a plan as to where I would display it in my home.
Once home it sat there for a few days before I could get it washed and shined. There were several other vintage treasures to clean up from my last haul so I plugged up the sink and filled with warm sudsy water.
Got my big aqua mason jar all cleaned up and began to rinse, filled it with water to rinse the inside and it fell over in my sink….and it broke 😦
and so did my heart.
I think I cried.
I know I was sick.
I just couldn’t give it up…so I figured what did I have to loose? I’ll glue it back together.
I bought four different types of glue. I settled on the clear craft cement, it dried fast and clear. It wasn’t so easy, there was a lot of damage. The whole top rim broke completely off and I think some pieces went down the drain.
You probably think I’m nuts. But I just couldn’t give it up.
What would you have done?
Well to my eyes it is.
Right about the time that I completed my attempt to reconstruct a glass jar, I received a wonderful surprise in the mail. One of my readers sent me some dried hydrangeas. I had asked my facebook fans if they knew where I could find some dried hydrangeas because the ones in the stores just didn’t cut the muster in my book. Well before I knew it, I was blessed with a shipment of dried hydrangeas.
And guess what I put them in?
Yup…my big not so perfect aqua mason jar.
To hide the scars and keep myself from getting cut on a sharp edge,
I cut a ribbon of burlap and tied it on.
Nope only the lovely hydrangeas and the added texture of the burlap ribbon.
A very happy ending.