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To Have + To Hold: Pretty Glass Apothecary Jars for Herbal Safekeeping

There are few things as precious and delicate as a perfect rosebud picked on a dewey morning, a bunch of fresh chamomile gathered and hung to dry, or sweet honeysuckle flowers collected at the peak of their beauty and vitality. Naturally the freshness and purity of herbs and flowers need to be preserved properly and in containers that are worthy of their beauty, not plastic bags or tupperware. Well preserved herbs stored in glass amber or blue jars and kept in shaded, cool areas can then be transformed into high quality healing teas, tinctures, hydrasols, and herbal oils. I have seen some beautiful herbal pantries that are filled with unusual jars, hand painted, etched, engraved, embellished, and labeled with handmade labels to house the owner’s beloved herbs. You can find unique pieces online or at yard sales and antique shops, here are some jars that inspire me:

Russell Johnson Imports

via Mademoiselle Chipotte at Etsy

via M.E. Beck Designs

via We ♥ It

via Allie’s Adornments on Flickr

via Polka Dot Rose on Etsy

via One Kings Lane

via Franz66 at Etsy

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Beloved Trend: Fortune Teller Jewelry

Then I knew in the crystalline knowledge of you
Drove me through the mountains
Through the crystal like clear water fountain
Drove me like a magnet to the sea…

-Stevie Nicks, Crystal

via MANIAMANIA

MANIAMANIA via Vogue Australia

Handpiece via Free People

Headpiece via Free People

Billy Bride aura ring via Tumblr

via A New Hope by Heather on Etsy

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ImageAny true Tolkien fan would appreciate this welcome mat outside the front door! One of my favorite quotes from The Fellowship of the Ring, it’s a nod to the dreamer, seeker, traveler, inside each of us. Handpainted and designed by the Baltimorean artisan of Damn Good Doormats. They’ll even customize a doormat to your liking, just like they did for a Tolkien fan on this one.

Any true Tolkie…

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