10 August, 2007


So, if I am going to expand my nest display, how do we feel about using a variety of apothecary jars, as opposed to one uniform kind? The jars I have now come from Paxton Gate, an amazing store in San Francisco's Mission District.

I have them in three sizes, but I wish there was a little more of a range. Some of the smallest nests are only 2 inches in diameter and I think they would look nice in jars that are smaller and footed. But at the same time, I worry that jars that are too ornate or decorative will take away from the scientific look I'm going for. Any thoughts?

Here are some jars from Pottery Barn.

Here are some that are available on Ebay.


Anonymous said...

I wouldn't go too ornate, or maybe just stay away from the ones that have too much of a foot. You could also consider glass cloches, or bell jars that are less bell shaped. http://www.gardeners.com/on/demandware.static/Sites-Gardeners-Site/Sites-Gardeners/default/Products/36-160.jpg

deerseason87 said...

Thanks! I think I want to stay away from bell jars because the idea is to elevate the nests a little bit, but I agree that most of those jars are too ornate. Guess I'll keep looking!