Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A-Mason' Centerpieces

Did you like my little pun in the title? If you haven't already figured this out, I am beyond obsessed with mason jars in general and blue ball mason jars in specific. I've already found enough to serve as flower holders for the centerpieces at my wedding, so I thought I'd do a little research and find some inspiration for the flowers and settings of these beautiful jars. Here we go:

There's just something about the combination of blue and yellow that slays me every time. I like both of these flower arrangements, even though they're very different.

Apparently, I am not the only one who likes this color combination. I'd say the majority of blue mason jar centerpieces I found involve yellow flowers. Excellent!

I love the easy, wildflower feel of these flowers. The mason jars look so pretty against the yellow and green linens.

Now we move on to clear mason jars in this picture, whose flowers I'm totally digging. I love how full this arrangement looks.

You can't go wrong with peonies. Ever.

I believe (and please, correct me if I'm wrong, Mom) the white flowers here are dahlias. Love love love 'em! I'm also appreciating the ribbon tied around the jar.

I want to do something similar to this one, tying (yellow?) rustic ribbon around each vase. I love the flowers in this arrangement too.

My conclusions based on these pictures and the rest of my research is that the flower arrangements need to be big and lush in order for my wedding to feel country-chic and not country-cheap. Although I still want to keep things feeling organic and hand-picked, I need to tell the florist to keep the flower heads big and fill in all the empty spaces with smaller buds. All this inspiration has got me pretty pumped for my own centerpieces, so I ask you all, have you caught the mason jar bug too? Or are you going for a more polished look with your centerpieces?

PS- A brilliant idea for what to do with all the left-over mason jars AFTER the wedding :) Hello, christmas presents next year?


  1. so pretty! It's hard not to fall in love with the mason jars as vases! Especially if you grew up in my house - we used them as cups! And yes, the pun made me smile!

  2. I'm using mason jars as well, though not blue. But I love the rustic feel of them. I have to say that I love a full floral centerpiece as much as the next girl, but I don't necessarily feel that they HAVE to be that full and lush to create the rustic feel. I've seen tons that had only a few flowers and they looked incredible! Just something to think about :) Love the pics!

  3. I love the rustic feel of mason jars. My mom used to use them to make canned applesauce when I was a kid. I wish I could find some blue ones here! Where did you find yours?

  4. Your inspiration pics are so pretty! I love mason jars too, I just wish they made them in purple!

  5. I didn't know all the things one could do with mason jars until I started planning my wedding. I absolutely am in love with them. I actually even used them on some of my centerpieces.

  6. Thank ya, all! Miss Ferret, I got the mason jars all from flea markets (one lot of 17 for a really good price and then the rest have been picked up 2 or 3 at a time.)