Rum Runner

As the story goes, Rum Runners were invented in the late 1950’s at the Holiday Isle Tiki Bar in Islamorada, Florida. Supposedly, the bar had an excess of rum and certain liqueurs that needed to be moved before the arrival of more inventory. A very tasty concoction was developed using the excess alcohol and voila! The Rum Runner! They named the drink after the real “Rum Runners” that inhabited the Florida Keys in the early days. Please check out our Rum Runner Scented Drinking Jar Candle. The scent will have you making your own Rum Runner Cocktail. 

Here is Our Favorite Rum Runner Cocktail Recipe

  • Two cups ice

  • 1 oz pineapple juice

  • 1 oz orange juice

  • 1 oz blackberry liqueur

  • 1 oz banana liqueur

  • 1 oz light rum

  • 1 oz dark rum or aged rum

  • Splash grenadine

Recipe and story provided by the Florida Keys Guide.

Mason Jars ~ It's all about the cap!

It's all about the cap! The Mason Jar was first created in 1858 by John Landis Mason ~ threaded cap first ~ then the transparent glass jar. See some of the types of lids we offer here. Our Mason Jar lids fit most canning jars, are relatively inexpensive and allow you to put your own jar to good use. Make dispensers, coin banks, solar lights and more.

Mason Jars are primarily used for home canning but there are endless other uses for them. Using Mason Jars as hanging lights, chandeliers or lamps has become a beautiful way to create that rustic, country or primitive look. With the almost endless types of lids and adapters you can create gorgeous décor pieces through out your home. They make wonderful candle and potpourri jars and  can be used as vases and vine starters with flower frog lids. Vintage Jars are now highly sought after collectibles. They have been a staple for over 100 years!.

Barn Stars

Decorating with Barn Stars has become very popular since the Civil War. They can be seen in homes all over the country and can actually be traced to early America when they were used to help stabilize the house. These were the end pieces or "star washers" to a rod that ran through the house keeping it together. Now they are a decorative mainstay.

The color of your Barn Star has meaning too:

     

    Black for protection and what is hidden
    Red for emotional well being, hardiness and valour
    White for purity and innocence
    Blue for peace, signifies vigilance, perseverance and justice
    Green for growth and fertility
    Violet for anything sacred
    Yellow for mind and body heath 
    Orange for abundance and adventure
    Brown for friendship and strength

     

      Star Washers. Perfect to give as a gift. Great for a housewarming! Just $3.99.

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