The More Things Change…

by Stefani on 18-October-2009


Candles in jelly jars, to me at least, mean young love. 

Candles In Jelly Jars

My husband and I, before we were married, used to have dinner picnics on the floor of his apartment. I took very seriously, you see, that old adage about finding your way to a man's heart through his stomach. I'd spend half the day cooking at my parent's house and then I'd carry it all over to his place in a basket. 

We'd spread a blanket on the floor and eat by the light of candles in jelly jars. I always wished that the moment wouldn't end… that I could stay, instead of having to go home. 

These days jelly jars still mean young love… of a different sort. And they still find me wishing that a moment will never end… 

Makeshift Jack-o-LanternsDelighted

Mary Smith October 18, 2009 at 10:21 pm

Young love is the best. I was just admiring a young couple while we were leaving the library today. Those are the sweetest lanterns!

Amber Carrillo October 18, 2009 at 10:47 pm

oh – so sweet!! I can’t thank you enough for posting about Sonlight – we absolutely love it!

Mad Woman October 19, 2009 at 12:54 am

Oh I like those…I think we might have to try those!!

BOATBABY October 19, 2009 at 4:23 am

That is so sweet! What a lovely memory and a fun way to keep it going with your little ones.

Diane October 19, 2009 at 4:30 am

Awww, so sweet : )

Crystal October 19, 2009 at 4:42 am

Very sweet! I have some empty jelly jars I think I will get out today. 🙂

Lia October 19, 2009 at 5:08 am

So sweet and so cute. And easy. I especially love that part.

Mrs. Happy Housewife October 19, 2009 at 5:37 am

Thanks for the idea! I have some jelly jars saved.

Molly Irwin October 19, 2009 at 6:18 am

Love them Stefani. Do you put a little water in the jar first to get out the melty wax?

Jill October 19, 2009 at 6:37 am

Yes, nice idea!!

Stefani October 19, 2009 at 6:50 am

Yes yes yes!!… when I’m using votives. In this case though, I just used tea lights. I had some pumpkin spice ones in my stash, and that seemed just right 🙂

SouleMama October 19, 2009 at 7:16 am

So so sweet.

Jessica October 19, 2009 at 9:23 am

I love this! I think we’ll make a display today!

Visty Lindgren October 19, 2009 at 9:31 am

Need orange paper!!!

This is really sweet.

Karen October 19, 2009 at 11:07 am

What a beautiful and sweet, sweet post. 🙂

amanda October 19, 2009 at 11:40 am

we are so so going to do this!!! Thank you!

greta October 19, 2009 at 12:49 pm

Great story. I had the exact same experience with my hubby! And I never wanted to go home either. (But man would I have been in big trouble if I had stayed!)
And those lanterns!!! Love em. Can’t wait to make some of those tonight with my boys. Thanks!

Julie October 19, 2009 at 1:22 pm

Awww! How sweet! I love what you did with these. How fun!

Ansley October 19, 2009 at 1:25 pm

lovelovelove this idea!

texasholly @ June Cleaver Nirvana October 19, 2009 at 6:44 pm

This is so super sweet. I love it. The more things change…

Dee October 19, 2009 at 8:35 pm

wow, these look brilliant! it’s not really pumpkin season down this side of the world (New Zealand) so this is a sweet alternative 🙂
oh and the – I always wished that the moment wouldn’t end… that I could stay, instead of having to go home – I totally remember that feeling. Not having to say goodbye was one of my fave things about getting married~

Dawn Suzette October 19, 2009 at 9:42 pm

That last pic is just too adorable for words!!
Very sweet Stefani! Love those connections!

Lucia October 20, 2009 at 6:45 am

A glowing little post! Happy Halloween to you and your loves. And thank you for the inspiration…we’ll be making some of these soon.

Grace October 21, 2009 at 2:11 pm

Gorgeous, Stefani! Really, really gorgeous.

Michele H. October 26, 2009 at 8:02 pm

found my way from Molly’s blog. these are absolutely adorable! my lil’ one would love this 🙂

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