I have a jar of happiness to share with you today. With my crazy busy life, I still try to delight in the simple things. This past weekend I found happiness in a jar, some wooden spools, and pretty twine.
I ordered this sample pack of baker’s twine from The Twinery. There are many, many twine sellers, but I liked the color selection at the Twinery and I loved that it is made in the USA. “Sample” probably isn’t the right name, because you get 15 yards of each color. That is a decent amount of twine. It comes very simply packaged with a paper wrapper. It was obvious to me this would not be useable very long without a big tangled mess.
My mom gave me some vintage wooden spools a while back. I wound the twine samples around each one to keep them tangle free. Unfortunately, I ran out of the larger size vintage spools. Mom didn’t have any more either, but she found some similar sized new wooden spools in her stash. I was able to use the new spools for the last 5 colors. My sister was over while I was wrapping the last few colors and she liked the twine so much she hopped online and ordered a sample pack for herself.
I happened upon this adorable jar at Home Goods for $6.99! It has a chunky cork lid, similar to some other thrifted cork top jars on my living room built-ins. The jar is made from recycled glass by the same company that made these big green beauties in my dining room. I thought the embossed “Authentic 100% recycled glass” stamp on the side was cute.
My recent baker’s twine purchase also prompted me to look for other uses. I started a Baker’s Twine board on Pinterest to capture some of my favorite baker’s twine projects.