For my birthday last year, my friend Marcella gave me two jars like the one below and a bottle of the same color glass with flowers (dahlias I think, anyone know the name of those above?) for my birthday.
After we picked out our venue and colors and I came home and saw one of these jars in my living room, I thought they might be nice to use at the wedding as vases for flowers. Actually I think the vase part may have been my mom's idea (do you remember, Mom?). Anyway, I was hoping to find a lot of them at the consignment store in Missouri that my friend Sally and I like to go to that has really good prices. Unfortunately, instead of a box of 20 for $2.00 or something, the cheapest one I found was $2.50 and they went right on up to $18 or $20!!! Yikes!
Once again, though, God cares about the little things in my life. We went to our friends Dave and Karen's house and when I showed one I'd bought to Karen, she said that she wished I hadn't bought them because she had a bunch in their barn! Well, I had only bought five of the cheaper ones and I could definitely still use some more so her sweet husband went searching through the boxes in the barn and came up with 17, the exact number I needed to have one per table! How cool is that?