Was it just my grandparents, or did other people's grandparents never throw away a single container? Their garage and basement shelves were overflowing with coffee cans, mayonnaise jars, pretzel tins and anything else that could help organize the clutter (they never threw away anything, really). Nowadays we can recycle most of these items and do so without a second thought. But some jars are cool enough to merit a completely new and artful purpose.
Take a look at Charlie's room and you can tell Cate has a finely developed taste for display and arrangement. It is no surprise that she couldn't bear to part with her growing collection of empty baby food jars after they had served their original purpose. They were calling out to her for a new life, and she responded with the simple but very pleasing idea of using them as herb pots. They are a natural fit for a windowsill herb transplant garden, and can quickly turn into a thoughtful gift for a friend.
Find out how she did it on the blog The Charlotte.
(Images: Cate/The Charlotte)