Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A Light Bulb Moment

To me, lighting really sets the mood for a room. A 40 watt bulb in a cheap lamp is the same as a 40 watt bulb in an expensive one. ~Edward Walker

With the purchase of Seaborn, Hubby and I inherited several boxes of glass jars. While some were nothing more than old spaghetti and pickle jars, the boxes revealed a few antique Atlas, Mason and Ball canning jars.

A few weeks ago I was looking to be inspired for a kitchen light fixture when I came across the most interesting pendant light. It was made from an old preserving jar.

Image from What Possessed Me?

Intrigued by this idea, I found a couple places that sell mason jar pendant lights.
Napa Style and Reclaimed Lighting . But at $199 PER pendant, I didn't like them that much.

A little more research revealed a DIY version from the awesome blog Design Sponge. Finally, I thought, a use for those jars in my basement!

Well, I thought I knew what I wanted until I saw this picture of
Anthropologie's version on the Apartment Therapy website.

So until I gather that many jars, this goes in the idea file. Just wanted to share the inspiration with you!

Sincerely, Lisa


  1. Very creative idea! Of course you know that I like things that are different, so I'm looking forward to seeing what you eventually do with you jars.

  2. This is too coincidental! Debbie (on our blog) is putting these up tomorrow over her kitchen island only hers are twerked a bit. She's going to blog about it at the end of the week. Wait til you see how amazing they look!!!! And We'd be honored if you talked about our blog :) If we ever get more traffic to our blog we'll return the favor cuz it seems like we have the same type of style :)

  3. Wow, these are so cool! I have to replace a broken pendent in my basement kitchen, but have not found one in my $ range. Must check these out!... Dee Dee

  4. oooweee! I have jars like this and I LOVE THESE LIGHTS!!! Thanks, Lezlee

  5. Love that one from Anthropology! So cool!

  6. This is SO COOL (and highly clever!) I've never seen anything like it. Thanks for the inspiration!