This is my latest obsession.
I have developed a bit of a 'thing' for old preserving jars upcycled into lights.
Add several metres of twisty flex for full effect, and I'm even happier.
I'm not the only one thinking along these lines, as this image from the latest issue of Inside Out goes to show.
A cluster of different old jars looks even better don't you agree?
So for several weeks now, I've been on a bit of a jar mission.
Stalking Trade Me, and sending my mother and godmother on op-shop missions.
On the weekend I casually mentioned to Brunnel that we needed to take a little drive together to collect one of my successful auction purchases.
Being blissfully unaware of my motives, he couldn't believe it when after an hours drive, I swapped $22.50 from his wallet for five old jars.
'Good luck with your preserving' said the lovely man who appeared at the car to hand over my big purchase.
'Oh, I'm not going to be preserving. I'm going to be making some lights', I said.
His face said it all really.
I was very happy with my jars.
Brunnel, who still faced another hours drive to get home, is, funnily enough, still unconvinced by my lightbulb moments.
But I'll show him. Wait and see.
(first image Debi Treloar from Recycled Home © Ryland Peters & Small Ltd/Recycled Home, second image Inside OutPin It