My take on this will probably surprise most of you: I am pro-mason jar. I'm what you would call the mason jar hipster. I've been into them since way before they became a thing. I grew up with them all over the house because my mom has always loved them. I have a ton of them, mostly just to put stuff in (candy corn, ornaments), but I have a few 100 year old blue ones my mom gave me that I am in love with. I realize most people nowadays think mason jars have had their moment (TIFF), and I get that. Every wedding in the last 1-2 years has had centerpieces involving mason jars and burlap. I totally get that it's reaching a fever pitch, but I still love them.
ANYWAY. So I'm super late to this party since one out of every ten pins on Pinterest is about these Anthro knock-off mason jar snow globes. At first I thought they were weird, but I've grown to love them. So I bought some stuff to make them at my trusty Hobby Lobby.
I loaded up on bottlebrush trees, some extra jars, fake snow, and other little adornments. I set my basket on the counter, and the cashier pulled out the jars, made a disgusted face, and said (with a thick, undetermined accent), "TOO MANY PEOPLE BUY DEES. TOO MANY. ENOUGH!" I jerked my head back in shock and stifled a chuckle, because since when can employees complain about people buying things?
I tried to laugh it off, but then she looked me dead in the eye and said "really. Too many people buy dees. I don't understand. What you do with dees?!"
"Well....I, uh, put stuff in them? And I'm going to make snow globes with these."
Her eyes widened and she took a step back out of shock, as if I had just told her I'm her long lost daughter. "You make....snow globe?!? HOW YOU DO DIS."
I pulled everything out of the bag and explained how you make them. She nodded her head in disapproval. "I don't know. I don't see it. Why you do dis?? Too many people buy dees. It's no good." She continued to shake her head in disappointment. "I need to see picture."
I whipped out my cell phone and showed her a picture from Pinterest. "Hmmm.....you do dis before? Are you sure??? Why would you do dis? Do you give gift? What you do with it?"
"No, but I want to try it. I think I might give one to my mom?"
She shook her head again. "Uhh ohhh, I don't know. I don't understand. Too many people buy dees."
"I bet they do. They're really popular." It is not often I have to apologize for liking something popular. I felt weird and ashamed, like I had just admitted to owning a Justin Beiber album.
"So you never do dis before? Hmm....good luck." I thanked her, grabbed my bag, and walked away.
|the snow is wonky and it's driving me crazy|
I made a few for me and a few to give to my mom for Christmas. They're a little janky, but then again I've never been mistaken for Martha Stewart.