I Spy Gravel Filled Mason Jars (Plus New Home News)

I left off a few weeks ago with the news that my son was arriving home from Dubai.  Well, we’ve been doing plenty of visiting family and friends, attending summer parties of all kinds and just hanging out in general… But, we also made a huge leap and put an offer down on a small house. Not much bigger than the townhouse we have now, but it includes a garage and a —> hobby shed. (Yippee!!)

So as the ink is drying on all the paperwork we’ve signed in the last few weeks, I’m going to run a fun little summer series that I’ll call “I Spy”.  


Decorate your next table setting with gravel filled mason jars

I’m going to start with these mason jars filled with fish tank gravel, that I spied at my brother-in-law’s 70th birthday party celebration.




My niece, Mary, is one one of the most creative and talented people I know. To decorate the outdoor tables, she filled a bunch of mason jars with fish tank gravel. This helped to weigh them down and add interest at the same time.

She also glued photos of her father to card stock and attached it all to bamboo sticks.  She filled the jars with water and fresh flowers, all from her own garden. Then adorned them with the photo collection.

The flowers and photos alone would have been gorgeous in the jars. But that extra touch of the fish tank gravel made the jars pop.

Mary had her own blog for a while, called Marytree, back before blogging was cool. She currently has her own photography business see on Facebook.

Thank you, Mary, for letting me share your creativity.

Simple decor idea using aquarium gravel. Use red and white for Valentines Day. You can also fill jars with sour cherries or red hots - Stow and TellU

Here’s a touch of red and white with aquarium gravel in these Valentine jars.

Fourth of July - gravel filled mason jar luminaries - StowAndTellU.com

I included red, white and blue gravel filled jars with these other Fourth of July outdoor decorating ideas.

More to come on the new home and the old home.

Thanks for stopping by xoxo



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5 Responses to I Spy Gravel Filled Mason Jars (Plus New Home News)

  1. chris aka monkey July 2, 2015 at 2:37 pm #

    wow they are really cool looking, what a great idea…. amy i have no problem sharing my still unfinished bathroom (back’s been out for two weeks ugh) but i have a dumb phone no internet on it so i have to get my crabby daughter to stand in the shower and take a few then transfer them to my email then i can email them lol i will i promise even if i don’t finish it yet i will show you mess and all xx

  2. Tuula @ The Thrifty Rebel July 5, 2015 at 9:28 pm #

    Those mason jars look so pretty. Big congrats on the new house!! A garage and a hobby shed?!! I’m so envious. That’s so awesome Amy!

  3. Doreen@househoneys July 5, 2015 at 10:45 pm #

    That’s wonderful news Amy! Having a dedicated place to work on your hobbies will be huge for you! Congrats!!


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