Monday, February 25, 2013

The Story Behind the Mason Jar Chandelier



Hello!
It's been awhile since I posted on my blog.....
Today I thought I would share a few images of a mason jar chandelier we recently hung in our home and a little history behind the mason jar chandelier.
I bought it last January when Yasmine closed her physical shop, Maison Reve in Mill Valley.....
It only took us a little over a year to get it hung....
It is something I wanted to purchase from Maison Reve a little over 3 1/2 years ago when I first saw it in the shop.... I couldn't resist last January when they were marked half off and there were only two left....




Back in 2009 my Mom and I went to a Rachel Ashwell book signing at Maison Reve....
(It was a special day spent with my Mom that I will never forget.)
Yasmine had these mason jar chandeliers hung in her shop, and my Mom and I fell in love with them.
I see this wedding pinned all over pinterest all the time.  

I love that the chandelier has a story behind it even though it isn't considered vintage yet : ).....
One of the many reasons I love vintage items is I always wonder what the history is behind each particular piece....



You can see my post about Maison Reve here......
Yasmine no longer has a physical shop however you can still shop her beautiful shop online.....

On another note.....
I haven't had much time to post on my blog the past couple of months.....
However I have been posting on instagram.....
It's an easy way to share what is going on in my life by snapping a cell phone picture and sharing 
on instagram.... You can find me under dreamywhites or you can view my feed online here....
I have lots I want to share on my blog now I just need to make time to write a few posts....

Hope you all have a great week!
Take Care,
Maria 


41 comments:

tinajo said...

Beautiful inspiration! :-)

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

Maria, I'm so happy to see this. When my daughter and I were planning her wedding in 2011 we came across photos of the very wedding you're talking about. I'm pretty sure this was my first experience of finding Pinterest!I decided to make one myself for the wedding, but plans changed and we couldn't use it. I still have it, but don't have a good place for it in my home right now. It just made me happy today to see how pretty it looks in your space! Thanks for sharing this.

Jeanette @ Creating a Life

Ashley @ The Houston House said...

Love mason jars in general! These are beautiful pictures.

melody-mae said...

I can see why you love this mason jar chandelier! I follow you on instagram already and am so glad I do...I love all your photos.

have a lovely week,
Melody

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love your blog too. Always the prettiest photos!

Alabaster Rose Lifestyle said...

I have so missed your posts Maria! I love the way the mason jar chandie looks over your table, it really adds a rustic look to your lovely home.
I always enjoy seeing your photos and style.
Hope you have a wonderful week.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Mary said...

you know i love this! :)
xo

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Perfectly hung, awesome for your world, so glad you were able to grab that, how divine!

Glad you will be blogging again, I am a huge fan, as is everyone else too!

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Maria,
I love your mason jar chandelier. I have one that is similar that I had in my dining room but moved it into my laundry room. I am loving it. Yours is so pretty and vintage looking.
Kris

tina said...

so perfect! amazing photos

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous photos as always! Maria, you really need to watermark your photos! Your photos are all over Pinterest, and you should get the credit for them. It's easy to do on Picmonkey.

rosina palesado said...

AMAZING BLOGG :)

LOVE IT!

XX http://rorolovesbeauty.blogspot.com/

Eleanor said...

It must have been such a beautiful shop! It makes me sad when brick and mortar stores go away - they are such a feast for the eyes!

sarah (findingabundance) said...

My goodness, I just want to climb right inside your photos! Your home is so lovely. And this latest item fits in perfectly. :)

Rachel said...

oh, i just love everything about your home... it is such an inspiration!

sandy @ french laundry 132 said...

OMGosh that room is to die for! I love the chandelier too!

Petra said...

wunderschön ♥♥
LG petra

Jeane M. said...

Love to have this over the dining table too. It would be truly wonderful to see them lit in candles or small bulbs of light.
Got my eye on your next posts.

Kellie said...

Glad to "see" you back!

Please share the source for the tablecloth. It would be perfect in our homeschool home!

Minerva Black the shoppe keeping cat said...

We love living in Engalnd but do so miss the light you have in California. The mason jat chandelier looks wonderful in your room with the pastel shades and love the story behind it!
Minerva ~

Art and Sand said...

I love the chandelier and I loved Maison Reve - disappointed when it closed although I didn't go much since I live in southern California.

What I love most is your wonderful tablecloth. I love things with n!umbers or letters. I have been painting pillows and table runners lately. I think I will make a tablecloth like yours next.

Thanks for the inspiration

Anonymous said...

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multanka said...

Great idea for my wedding anniversary party outside !

Burlap Luxe said...

It's a perfect fit for your home Maria.

Thank you for sharing how the mason jar chandelier came about, and how long you have loved it. It's pieces like these that inspire a creative heart, it really adds to the right kind of rightness you passionately create all around you.

Beautiful week ahead of you, and a month of March inspiration that will feed our souls.

Xx
Doré

Carreco said...

Superbe table et ambiance reposante.
J'adore. Co

linens & apples said...

Beautiful I love it Maria and I love that it has a story behind it makes it even more special.

Herzstück said...

Beautiful pictures. I Love your blog :-)
Best regards,
Angela

MyRoseinItaly said...

Beautiful photos, beautiful home!
Manuela

debi rosin said...

I love the chandelier ! I saw one similar on Pinterest, after studying it for awhile I decided I wanted to make one for my outdoor space. So I did. I added small twinkle lights to my jars tho so I didn't have to light candles all the time. I get so many compliments on it, its such a simple idea with a ton of impact. . . I like it inside too. . .hmmm. . . another idea is brewing. . . thanks for sharing. . love your blog and beautiful photos.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

It looks so lovely! Have a fab weekend! :)

Andrea said...

Very nice. What I really want to know is where you get your crystal chandeliers. I have crystal chandeliers but they are either all glass or crystal and brass. I'm looking for one my similar to the ones you have.

Dreams Come True said...

lovely pictures, especially like your long table with the old metal chairs.

Anna Drai said...

I like your blog!!! I love the colors+pictures+inspirations :)

vitadrömmarobusigabarn said...

Lovely pictures
and a beautiful blog!
Tina!

Sophia Home said...

Stunning chandelier! I shall check out your pictures on Instagram too!

Sophia

freckled laundry said...

Just beautiful and how lovely that you have something to remind you of that sweet day with your mom. It's nice that it was marked half off too. I would love to make one for my home. I will have to find you on Instagram. I always love getting your fb updates in my feed. Makes it a lil' prettier. ;)

Broderick said...

Your blog is gorgeous. It was great meeting you this evening!

Brittney Rodriguez said...

Wonderful posting Maria, love the chandelier...Hope all is well with you, we miss you terribly! Best thoughts to you and yours!

Irene b said...

Maria, just a short ciao from Italy. I hope that all is well!
Un bacio
Irene

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

It was so great to go on my reading list and find your newest post. As always, inspirational and beautiful eye candy.

Sherry at The Rusty Pearl said...

so happy for your feature in the magazine.. YOUR home is beautiful and YOU have the most beautiful garden I have ever seen. .. Love your blog and this post have a blessed weekend my friend .. HUGS