Blue Vintage Glass


I simply said it in passing. But something like that weighs more when the words are left lingering in the air. I told JD it didn’t feel like home. Like home home. I love our place, but I haven’t done a thing to make it our own. I blame work, my schedule, my commitment issues (choosing paint has been like choosing puppies), but the fact of the matter is simply I haven’t done it. My walls were white, and my windows were naked.

When I came home from the Cayman Islands last week, I walked into a new living room. Pewter walls, white wood shutters, and weathered furniture. JD just didn’t hear what I was saying, he listened. What’s more, he remembered my fondness of blue glass. JD visited a vintage store in Orange and handpicked a few details…and made my heart melt. We still have a long way to go, but home has never felt so good.

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  1. Hannie

    June 15th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    There’s nothing like old jars to make a house a home! 🙂

  2. Bhumi

    June 15th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    JD is the sweetest everrrr!

  3. JenP

    June 15th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    To me, I find that a man is successful if he is a good husband and father. JD is successful. What a blessed woman you are!

  4. Krissy

    June 15th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    you make me smile and this is so me and my hubby and our new house…

  5. Kalli

    June 15th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Um… I think I’m in love with JD.

  6. tamsen donker

    June 15th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    he really is the perfect hubby huh?! enjoy your "new" home 🙂

  7. Tira J

    June 15th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    Love it! And I love the sound of your new living room! We have white wood shutters throughout the house and they ROCK!! Worth every single penny!

  8. Linda Sherrill

    June 15th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    I just love it when our guys have original thoughts! Looks great!

  9. Berean Girl

    June 15th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    I love the honesty of this post… You and JD inspire me so much. You picked a keeper. =)

  10. Kirsten

    June 15th, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Love this. I hope he did a good job! My place is still naked after eight months but I have some trust issues leaving it up to my husband.

  11. Bianca Fiji Islands

    June 15th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Blue/sea green glass makes me all warm & fuzzy too 🙂
    creating a home is a never ending adventure – sometimes you just gotta go with the flow. get things that you will look at everyday & they will still…melt your heart.

  12. Ingrid

    June 15th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    You are blessed. What a great guy.

  13. Alicia Damron

    June 15th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    I love blue glass also, in fact I have that same jar sitting in my kitchen, lid and all!

  14. Juli L.

    June 15th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    That’s so wonderful! I can’t believe that he had enough thoughtfulness to do that, how nice! If I was closer I would love to help you pick paint colors and make your space more your own, but JD seems to have it handled…lol. 🙂 I use to be a commercial Interior Designer so that’s right up my alley. Enjoy your new digs!

  15. Kristen Lopes

    June 15th, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    Wow, you are one lucky lady. When they listen it is the best gift they can ever give. I hope you enjoy your newly decorated home and cherish each and every moment with your amazing husband =)

  16. Cherisse

    June 15th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    Lucky Lady! What a blessing you are to each other 🙂

  17. Cyndi

    June 15th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Okay, so seriously you have the most romantic marriage ever! Love it!

  18. michelle cunningham

    June 15th, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    SCORE! i love that JD took initiative and just went to town. where’s the picture of the rest of the living room? i wanna see!

  19. Trude

    June 15th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Wow that’s awesome! I think this calls for a song, sing it with me now (you know you want to): Whatta man, whatta man, whatta mighty good man… 🙂

  20. Mel

    June 15th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    Oh now I want blue glass! It is gorgeous!
    And we MUST see a photo at some point of this living room!
    What an amazingly blessed couple you are! God is so good!

  21. Micaela @ The Stationery Boutique

    June 16th, 2010 at 12:05 am

    How sweet! Looooove the vintage details!!

  22. michelle carrillo

    June 16th, 2010 at 12:07 am

    wow. just wow.

  23. Diane Phillips

    June 16th, 2010 at 12:11 am

    Check out My place to get Aqua Blue Vintage Ball Mason Jars! 🙂 They are so awesome.


    June 16th, 2010 at 12:16 am

    What a guy! He’s AWESOME! 🙂

  25. Brittney

    June 16th, 2010 at 12:17 am

    JD is amazing 🙂 Simply put.

  26. harrison

    June 16th, 2010 at 12:35 am

    that’s wonderful looking, i love vintage glass jars and bottles. one of my favorite artists (barry mcghee) paints on all kinds of glass bottles and it’s made me love any kind of vintage glass container. i’m sure the blue glass is looking lovely at your home 🙂

  27. Anwar Torres

    June 16th, 2010 at 12:36 am

    I wish I was that nice and thoughtful… maybe I can.

  28. kelsy mccartney

    June 16th, 2010 at 12:51 am

    wow – that’s love!! 🙂 what a nice surprise! that jd, he’s a keeper!

  29. Kate Bentley

    June 16th, 2010 at 12:57 am

    I love the HUSBANDS when they listen. JD sounds like a great husband.

  30. Rose

    June 16th, 2010 at 1:08 am

    A girl (and guy) after my own heart! Sounds dreamy – I love vintage glass and blue bottles!

  31. Cathy Crawley

    June 16th, 2010 at 1:17 am

    I could just bottle up that JD! You definitely need to clone that one 😉

  32. gabriel.ryan.

    June 16th, 2010 at 1:29 am

    i feel like i continually learn the art of being a good husband from jd. i am inspired and will do my best to "listen" just a bit better today 🙂

  33. Ning

    June 16th, 2010 at 1:47 am

    Jasmine, you and JD are such a sweet and awesome couple!

    I would die of joy if my husband were to surprise me with a newly painted room!

  34. Megan (Best of Fates)

    June 16th, 2010 at 2:17 am

    JD’s love for you is beautiful.

  35. Jennie Baer

    June 16th, 2010 at 2:33 am

    That’s the most romantic thing I’ve heard all day. *Sigh* If only my husband would be so inclined to pick up a paint brush and **gasp** go shopping and find me pretty antiques!

    You have a one of a kind there, don’t ever let him go!

  36. kay*

    June 16th, 2010 at 2:56 am

    wow. that JD really is one of a kind! on another note, i have that same blue mason jar in clear glass – i’m developing a bad habit of collecting vintage glass…

  37. angel

    June 16th, 2010 at 3:01 am

    Holy moly…those are great. But if you ever plan on having littles you might not want to invest to much in the glass. 😉 And JD moved a notch even higher in my book. Lol!

  38. Andrea Dozier

    June 16th, 2010 at 3:24 am

    Haha… you sound like me! I loved the "choosing paint is like choosing puppies" line… so true! Sweet move JD 🙂

  39. Melissa Papaj Photography

    June 16th, 2010 at 3:28 am

    How sweet is that?! I would have to agree with Brittney. JD IS amazing…simply amazing!

  40. Lydia

    June 16th, 2010 at 4:35 am

    That is the sweetest thing ever! JD and blue glass rock!

  41. Romonia

    June 16th, 2010 at 4:46 am

    That is awesome! He is such a great husband! 🙂 I wish you two the absolute best.

  42. Lindsay

    June 16th, 2010 at 5:51 am

    does he have a brother?

  43. Nicole Benitez

    June 16th, 2010 at 7:19 am

    So sweet!! I love it.

  44. Tina

    June 16th, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    this makes me melt. incredible.

  45. LEOLAK

    June 16th, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    AWWWW…Can we clone JD? PLEASE!!!?!? =)

  46. Katelyn James

    June 16th, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    ohhhhhhh girl!! You can take some of our blue vintage class home from 101010 …. there will be plenty to spare:)

  47. Kisa

    June 16th, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    Maybe JD could start "how to be the best husband ever" workshops??

  48. ernst

    June 16th, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    My wife ain’t gonna read this blog!

  49. heidi at indy photography

    June 16th, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    one picture? ONE PICTURE?! come on, jas…that’s just not fair. when do we get to see THE WHOLE THING?????

    p.s. a very sweet hubby you have! you are so blessed!

  50. amanda thiessen

    June 16th, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    love it!

  51. victoria

    June 16th, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    so sweet.

  52. Drea

    June 16th, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Since you love vintage bottles you may like this etsy shop I recently shopped at. I purchased a blue recycled spoon rest this lady made.. its so pretty!!
    She has the cutest stuff. Oh and really nice natural bug spray! 🙂

    BTW I just read on the maternal lens you are a pastors kid 😉 was encouraged to see you tithe 2! My husbands a Pastor as well, so we’re currently raising 3 PKS.

  53. Kristie

    June 16th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    wow, that’s SO exciting! Totally reminds me of an episode of "Sooty" {the little dog puppets who share a bedroom… not even sure if you guys got it in America} where Sooty goes away and his little puppy room has been renovated by his buddies to sheer awesomeness. And im totally lovin the glass. 🙂

  54. Fizzah

    June 16th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    LOL @ Kalli! I heard the same thought in my mind haha!

  55. s h e r r y

    June 17th, 2010 at 12:33 am

    Omy, that’s amazing <3 JD is so sweet!

  56. Dee

    June 17th, 2010 at 2:52 am

    Your JD is awesome! Wow. Love all the vintage glass! 🙂

  57. Patrick Farrington

    June 17th, 2010 at 4:14 am

    I saw in the comments that someone asked if JD had a brother, I’m wondering if he has a sister 😉 When you get more of the house finished I hope you share some photos with us. I love blue glass too but I prefer mine a little more cobalt.

  58. Truc

    June 17th, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    What a wonderful surprise! JD did an awesome job listening.

  59. Alexandra

    June 17th, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Those are so beautiful 🙂 And JD sounds like the perfect husband!

  60. Shannon PD

    June 17th, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Does JD have any brothers!! IF not, he should travel giving "how to make women happy" seminars while you do the photography seminars!!

  61. valerie

    June 17th, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    that’s awesome!

  62. Paulina

    June 17th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    That’s awesome!!

  63. Michael

    June 17th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Beautifull pics, as always!

  64. brittani

    June 18th, 2010 at 2:00 am

    darling, you are a very lucky woman.

    keep him close, and love him more!!

  65. Kortnee Kate

    June 18th, 2010 at 4:33 am

    Cute antique glass pieces used to catch abient light in the darker areas of a room add subtle and natural brightness to our home. Sure wish I had that blue mason jar!

  66. life with kaishon

    June 18th, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    He is the best.
    Love, a girl with white walls herself!
    When we moved into our house they told us not to paint for 1 year because of nail pops. My husband thought they said 10. I am not even kidding. He wants to wait 10 years to paint…
    shoot me now!

  67. Apple

    June 19th, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    this is love!:)

  68. Dana Fiorito

    June 20th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    So, are we going to get to see pics of the pewter walls???? Way to go JD, another husband somewhere has to live up to your standard….hahaha!

  69. feuza

    June 21st, 2010 at 1:19 am

    how sweet! love it when men pay attention to little details and most importantly remember them 🙂

  70. Jenny

    June 21st, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    I LOVE these!! I’m actually using these in my decorations for my wedding with lace tied around them and with candles in some and flowers in others. 🙂

  71. Amanda Waltman

    June 23rd, 2010 at 6:41 am

    that is the sweetest thing ever! does jd want to make a trip to seattle and do my living room? 🙂

  72. Jenna D Williams

    June 26th, 2010 at 2:59 am

    Oh my goodness – that is super sweet! I LOVE the blue ball jar – I’ve not seen one before but it takes me back to the days of canning and making jam with my Grandmother when I was a child!

  73. rosealley

    July 9th, 2010 at 9:11 am

    OMG!that is the sweetest thing ever:)

  74. Brandy Frank

    July 12th, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    LOVE vintage blue glass. I totally hear you on "feeling like home" we’ve been neglecting our place forever, mostly because we’ve been so busy with work. We finally painted our walls and I’m planning an IKEA trip next week for some shelves and such. We love to pick up vintage cameras at antique stores. Now I want one of these blue ball jars. WOW. I’m in love.

  75. Tracy

    September 6th, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    What a sweet thing to do, I love it!

  76. dalton

    October 4th, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    Mason jars rock!