Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I Was Inspired By...

This week I was inspired by Alicia at Thrify and Chic!  Alicia shares many great tutorials and projects, all done on a budget.
Like this cute jewelry organizer
or a new twist on the dessert stand.
How about her creative idea to dress up a ceiling light?
Or her dining room chair "headbands"?
And who wouldn't want to do laundry in here? (Okay, I still wouldn't want to--I can't stand laundry, but I'd go in there and enjoy the room.)
This week I was inspired by her candle holders.  Wouldn't these be great on a porch?
My version:
porch candle holder http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2010/05/i-was-inspired-by.html
I expoxied a glass insulator and a porcelain door knob on top.  The Perfect Mason jars are always special to me too.  I had a son named Mason who died of a rare heart defect.  My friend brought me flowers in her grandmother's Perfect Mason jar and they always help me to remember that he is a Perfect Mason now in heaven with a perfect heart.
porch candle holder http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2010/05/i-was-inspired-by.html
Thanks Alicia for the inspiration!


  1. Becky, great inspiration photos! I love your *mason* jar candle holders! How sweet that you can always remember your sweet angel that way.
    I have made some also. I love mason jars and I love candles! :)
    great job,

  2. Becky,

    Love the "Mason" far candle holders. My grandson is named Mason and I never thought about a Mason Jar till I read your sweet post about your Perfect Sweet Angel "Mason". Thanks for sharing! Blessings and Happy Mothers Day,

  3. so beautiful, I too love that blog. and what a beautiful story about your son :)

  4. Love this! I plan to make some for my childre'ns bday to hand on a tree in the yard!

    Oh Becky I wish I could enter you CSN giveaway..

    But you can enter my giveaway worth $53! It's open to all! :)

  5. I'm am inspired right along with you. I'm particularly inspired by that laundry room.
    I love your candle holders with the Mason jars. I would love them regardless, but the connection makes them all the more lovely.

  6. I love the candle holders! You should put them out near the hot tub:).

  7. You are so sweet to include me as your inspiration :) You are an inspiration to me in many ways also, not just through decor but through a strong and kind heart. I love the story behind your mason jars, its so touching :)
    Happy Mothers Day!

  8. Love your take on the candle holders, adorable!!

  9. I like your idea of putting the glass insulators on the top of yours...

  10. I am always inspired by her! Love her stuff. Love your candles too!

  11. As I try to hold back the tears, what a wonderful little story. I ♥ the twist you put on your stands, to each his own :) thanks for hosting!

  12. Your blogs are terrific.....I share the beautiful state of Montana with you ! We have ALOT in common !

  13. Your blogs are terrific.....I share the beautiful state of Montana with you ! We have ALOT in common !


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