Wednesday, December 23, 2009

getting there...

It all started with sweet little jars from Ikea. (Sassy, that's where I got the little ones you saw yesterday!) I picked up ten little jars thinking that filled with candy, they'd be nice little gifts for Rich's brothers.

Then I bought the candy online. Too much candy. 30 lbs of candy! So I expanded the list of folks getting jars of candy.

I didn't want to go back to Ikea to get more jars (it's next to a very busy discount shopping mall and it's a zoo anywhere within a 10 mile radius of that place). And when I was in the Container Store the other day, I thought the prices on like jars were too high. I wish I'd just bought them then because this turned into a bit of a wild goose chase trying to find jars about the same size and style as the ones from Ikea.
I didn't find them. Instead I found $5 canister style jars at Target that I'll give to couples. The smaller jars will go to singles.
The larger jars are filled with these colorful ball candies. They are so jolly and fun, aren't they?
Some of the smaller jars have apple candy...

And the others have pink taffy.

By the way, 30 lbs is a lot of candy.

Shall we look at today's matchbox, made by Kelli Flitton...
And look at the tiny magic wand inside...
Doesn't it look sweet in Santa's hand?
And today's door...
We're so close I can taste it...and we are all so excited we can hardly stand it. I don't know who is more excited, me or Alfredo.

13 comments:

Back At Ya Babe said...

I love the candy idea...darling. I also recognize the little boy with the tree!

Daisy's Mercantile said...

I am sure you are both equally excited. I can only imagine how cute that sweet little voice is when he starts talking about Santa...

sassy studio said...

thanks so very much for the ikea jar tip-love those baby jars! did you see my post about rudolph noses-not quite as classy as your sweetness jars but fun for my little guy who wears his red blinking rose and antlers every day! check them out for next year (let me know if you want the template-I can personalize it for you and lil a!)
warm wishes from frosty canada!

Anonymous said...

I can't imagine getting 30 lbs of candy delivered in the mail. Don't for get the gnome matchbox for me. He he
Jessica

Dawn said...

I hope your day is extra special!
Capture the sweet memories in your heart.
xo

twinkleshabbystar said...

Darling Amy! Your decorative candy containers are just so fun & festive! I Love your Christmasy blog design with the stockings. Too cute! Merry Christmas to you and your family! Hope Alfredo has a magical day! XO,Jenn

Bryanna Lenan said...

Merry Christmas... to you and yours!! And OMG 30 lbs of candy... WOW!!! xo Bryanna

Alicia P. said...

Aw, merry Christmas you guys! xoxox

Patty said...

My kids would have been beside themselves if I had 30lbs of candy in my house !!! LOL

Leah said...

Hi! How did you make the cute label "Life is sweet-Eat more candy"??? Is that a stamp or did you make a sticker on the computer?

Thanks! I really love the idea!

Leah

Elyse said...

seasons greetings, amy,

what a sweet post. love the jars and especially the labels.

fun to read that there are others out there smitten with creating with matchboxes. i can't seem to stop.

happy holidays
xo
elyse

Autumn T Newell said...

This is such a good idea for the classroom. Thank you!!!

Kate Landers Events, LLC said...

These candy jars are darling--and I love your personalized tags just as much as the candy and containers! They are absolutely exquisite! I am so thrilled to have discovered you through a blogging book my mom got me for Christmas. Your style is unbelievable, and your photos--oh my gosh, drool-worthy. Thank you for such a cheerful candy post! I am in the middle of creating a candy buffet for a 4-year old girls' birthday party, your designs are inspirational! You may enjoy taking a quick look at my blog, www.katelandersevents.blogspot.com (I am SO new to this!) and my website, www.katelandersevents.com. I hope to one day have an old fashioned candy shoppe with jars lining wooden shelves full of beautiful candy labeled with tags like yours!

Happiest and Best to you!
Kate