August 13, 2017

Art Is In The Eye of the Beholder

One day I finally decided to create this little ditty.

I had a dozen Ball canning jars and a tiered tray sitting in the corner of the kitchen dining area. They were waiting to be taken to the basement where I store my accessories. But I just kept walking by them. 

After a while, too long of a while, I decided to put my jars onto the tiers of my wire tray. 

I thought I could make a pretty centerpiece if I put a single fresh stem in each jar. 

I thought it would look like a nice sort of "farmhouse" flavor arrangement. 

I did not have any stems when I put together this little ditty, but I did have light streaming through our cut glass front door.  Hmmm, why don't I just play with photos. 

I then thought that maybe my "little tray ditty" was pretty just as it was/is. 

I love the light shining through the clean glass jars. I love the artistic look of my little ditty, with the sun shining through. 

They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so, why can't art be in the eye of the beholder? 

Everyone has an idea of art that appeals to them. It could be cows on a canvas. It could be an English landscape. It could be paint randomly splattered on a canvas. For me...the light streaming through my simple glass jars is art. 

There is beauty and art all around us...sometimes we just need to think outside of the box, or put glass jars in the sunlight. :-)

I do still plan to put some stems in my jars...after I go shopping for them. 

I shared a couple of these pics on Instagram and got some good suggestions as to what to do with a tiered tray of glass jars. 

One person suggested putting craft or art supplies in them. Someone else suggested putting different office supplies in each jar. 

If you had this what would you display in the jars?  Please share in a comment.

Until the next time...

My Kentucky Living
My Kentucky Living

Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.


  1. If you made raspberry and/or blackberry jelly and stored the jars in this rack it would be gorgeous in the sunshine!

  2. Shelia, being the tablescapers we are, my first thoughts go to storing things like flatware, napkins (rolled), straws, napkins know, all the things we use for our tables. They could be your seasonal selections. That caddy seemed to be perfectly sized for a dozen jars!

  3. Yes, great idea and pretty on its own..and I can see the jars filled with pretty flowers too!

  4. I would probably use flowers...however about half of the jars might hold fresh picked herbs from my garden ;^)
    Have a great weekend, and be blessed!

  5. I like it... practical and beautiful. :)


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