Just use what you have.

We have 4 awesome blog parties all rolled into one today.

The party Hostesses are:

Tam at "The Gypsy's Corner" for Three or More Tuesday

Barb at "Grits and Glamour" for Tabletop Tuesday

Mary at "Work of a Poet" for Ruby Tuesday

Diane at "A Picture is worth a 1,000 Words" for 2nd time Around Tuesday

Keeping with the whole "Thrifty Valentine Decorations" and using what you have to decorate with, I wanted a small simple vignette for the oval lamp table we have. So, I rummaged through my jars and found 3 I liked together. Now, the first thing I thought of filling them with was Valentine candy. It would have looked so cute. However, I didn't have any candy, we don't need any candy and I didn't want to spend any money on candy. So, no candy.

Then I saw the cool idea from another blogger with layering red and white beans in a jar. That looked awesome. But, I didn't have quite enough beans to do all 3 jars. So, no beans.

After several other ideas, I just decided to keep it super simple and just use the red and white shredded paper I had and a ribbon in 2 of them.

All 3 of these jars were bought 2nd hand for between .25 - .50 cents at thrift stores or yard sales.

Just simple, thrifty and fun.

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  1. Very pretty and very festive. I would have never thought about using the paper. Thanks for sharing a great ideal.

  2. What a great idea to use shredded paper in your glass jars! They are so cute and really say Happy Valentines!

    Happy Tuesday!

    Miss Bloomers

  3. I agree with the other comments, I would not have thought to use the shredded paper but it looks great! See Thriftyness makes us creative!

  4. Very pretty and sweet, Diann! It just shows that we do not need to spend a lot of money to decorate nicely. Love the heart of roses.....Christine

  5. Great use of items on hand! You have created a lovely vignette. Good deal on your glass jars too! I love that heart shape with the pink roses on it - gives me an idea that I could make something like that...thanks!


  6. Beautiful and festive Valentine's Day jars!

  7. Diann, Good advice, I am afraid some people don't post because they think they don't have the right stuff. I think if I like it, it is mine, so here it is.

    Thanks for saying it and your vignette is great.

  8. Ahhh, these are great.I never thought of shredded paper but this looks really nice.
    Good job, lady.
    xo bj

  9. Just letting you know I am taking your cute button home...come over and get mine! :O)

  10. Being cliché here...with your Valentine Theme and all....I LOVE everything.

    My R T is what I'd like to think as the rose from Phantom of the Opera. HERE

  11. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I love your apothecary jars. I have quite a few myself.

  12. I too love your apothecary jars. I just started collecting mine last year and now I search for them in every store..Shredded paper !- wow- now thats thinking creatively..
    Brightest Blessings

  13. Love all these beautifully decorated jars!! Very sweet! Puts me right in the Valentine's Day spirit! ~tina

  14. Pretty valentine vignette, Diann!

  15. Such a nice arrangement for Valentine's Day.

  16. You can come up with the most creative ideas when you're determined enough to keep poking around the house to see what you already have. They look great!
    Cindy at Lakewood

  17. HI Diann! This looks so pretty! Paper? I had to look really closely to see that! You're the most creative one. Love your jars too.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  18. I loooove your jars, and that's such a great idea to use the shredded paper! I filled a couple of mine with that cheap metallic garland. I wanted to do candy, but it would be too expensive, because I know that I would eat it and have to keep buying more to refill them!
    Have a great day!

  19. Neato ideas here! I love them all! Please come and join me Friday for my first meme party! I am really enjoying my blogging ventures!!~

  20. Very inspiring and super charming! What a lovely post! Great photos..

  21. Hello Diann! I really like your thrifty vignette! Never even knew what a vignette was till I started blogging LOL! I like the fact that you used what you had on hand, too! Pretty!

  22. wow that is really lovely! and such a great way to make lovely decors such as that! great job!

    u may view mine here

  23. Not bad - lots of red and whites there!

  24. Just goes to show you don't have to spend a lot of money to make an impact. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog. Have a blessed week!

  25. Very nice display thanks for sharing.
    Have a Blessed Wednesday,

  26. Hello Diann, now that's what I call thinking out of the jar. (box) A great idea and you are right,who needs candy and WHO has red and white dried beans. Not me either. Pretty and festive.

    Hugs, Jeanne

  27. way to free-cycle some candy canes.


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