Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Little Things



I'm a pretty simple girl with pretty simple needs. So when my sister gave me this little solar powered jar and a set of solar orbs for my front yard this past Christmas I was over the moon! She has had some of these little solar powered wonders for a few years and every time I saw hers,  I remarked about how much I loved them she apparently made a mental note until she could find some for me which was really sweet of her.

I find them to be simply beautiful in an odd kitschy sort of way. The two orbs out in my front flower bed serve as two tiny beacons that welcome us home after dark. We can even see them from very far away, almost the entire way down our private lane.



But this little unassuming jar sits on the windowsill in our kitchen. It soaks up the sunlight all day, and then when the sun starts to go down it puts on a spectacular light show. It packs quite a punch of color into it's small little body and bursts forth with flashes of purple, aqua, green,  and red. Then after a little while the colors become more faint until it finally goes to bed for the night ready to start the day all over again!




Each color is prettier than the last, but the aqua is my favorite




I love how it transforms itself and brings a smile to my face. It's the simple things in life that make me happy!




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23 comments:

  1. That is so cool. I must look for those!
    xoxo pattie

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  2. I have never seen one of those before. Very cool.

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  3. Well, I am with Kim, I havn't seen one of those before. It looks so cool. Hugs, Marty

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  4. That is so cute!!! Like everyone else///i've never seen one before:)

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  5. Hi Susan, I think my sister found it at Target. I'll ask her tomorrow and post where she found it.

    Kat :)

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  6. that is pretty cool, I love anything with a light in it, kind of obsessed with lights,Kathysue

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  7. oooh, what kind of a cool gadget is that? Looking forward to reading where it can be bought!

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  8. I've never heard of that and it's really neat.

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  9. I love when it's aqua also, reminds me of the beach. These jars are so pretty, the only ones I've seen before have a hinged lid that I don't care for. These are perfect!

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  10. Hi Kat! Very cool!!! I've never seen these inside ones before...

    Happy new week ~

    :) T

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  11. I've never seen one of those. I'd love to have one. I'll be searching!

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  12. Okay all I can look at is the canning jars with the starfish -- cute!! Oh your solar powered orbs are the bomb too!

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  13. I love that solar powered jar - but I neeeed to see what it looks like in purple and red as well (just kidding). It is such a lovely little accent for your perfect kitchen.

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  14. Thanks everyone! I just spoke to my sister, the one who gave me my cute little light up jar, and she said that it came from Target. She said they have had them the past couple of years closer to springtime, so hopefully they will have them again this year!

    Kat :)

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  15. These solar powered lights are awesome..., from Target! Great! I hope that they work outside too, I want to use them for the porch..., sun all day, then at night glowing fest. Wonderful.

    And I'm with you..., I'm a pretty simple girl with pretty simple needs also!

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  16. I didn't know these cute colorful solar lights existed!!! I love them.
    Goin' over to comment on that gorgeous throw.

    Rhonda

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  17. Such a pretty gift. I have never seen one of those but find your photos fascinating. Thanks for stopping by to see us! -- Jane F

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  18. What a fun little gadget! I have never seen one of those either!

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  19. These are so pretty and captivating. I have the same concept that are hummingbirds in my yard.
    It is so fun to see them in the snow all lit up.
    Yvonne

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  20. I love those little lights! How cute :) Please drop by my blog for a surprise!

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  21. I also love anything that gives off light-and I love jars! I will have to find these! I also have solar lights in my yard...now the whole street is getting them!
    Love your windowsill!
    ~Nancy

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