I've always been a fan of all things rustic and when you add metal or leather, I'm all in. I was an instant fan the moment I saw these mason jar sconces on the Etsy shop, Get Weddy. Made from an old and weathered cedar picket fence, each sconce has a character all its own.
Based in Lake Jackson, Texas, engaged couple, PJ Brown and Holly Parker work together to create their lovely shop. For these sconces, the leather used was upcycled, which I love to hear, from a box of old leather belts that had been found at PJ's job. The leather belts had worn over time but maintained their high quality. As PJ explains, "Each belt had been used and used well, picking up stains and marks that really added to their character."
The cedar picket fencing was found tossed in a pile on a piece of property PJ's father recently purchased. Left to decay, the pieces of fencing still exuded durability and beauty so why let them go to waste? PJ adds, "I've always seen the potential in everyday things, even those that have been cast aside." PJ and Holly offer different versions of these cedar posts- some left as is or some that have a more polished look, as pictured above.
These rustic coasters would be great for a beach house or an outdoor porch. Also made of the once discarded cedar, these are highly resistant to rot. Having been worn and weathered over decades, they each have a distinct, relaxed style. Too fun... check out more of Getting Weddy's goods here.
Photos: Holly Parker Content: Sweet Peach