Friday, July 15, 2011

A Memory in a Jar

I saw the cutest idea in a Pottery Barn catalog. (Imagine that!) They suggested taking collected items (such as shells, etc.) from family vacations and grouping them together on a bookshelf as a "Memory Shelf." I read this tip as we were en route to Tybee Island and Savannah for a weekend trip.
So, of course, I was sure to fill a giant bag with sand and shells we collected from Tybee, and this time, I WOULD MAKE SURE they became decoration in our home. So, a year passed, and the shells and sand were still in the bag. When I recently got a great deal on some old mason jars, I knew it was time to make something out of it.

I filled the jar with the "treasures" I collected, and cut a piece of burlap to fit the top. I tied it on with a piece of twine and attached a label that read "Tybee Island," and it's now sitting on the old chippy shelf in my kitchen. From now on, every beach we go to, I plan to have a new memory jar on our shelf.

This project reminded me of how much fun we had and was a nice way to relive it. A bit more from Savannah.....

See the little head at the bottom of the picture below? Yeah, that's me. Clearly my husband thought the Pirates House was more interesting than me. :)


  1. I love your photos and the memory in a jar! We have jars all over the house and it's a really fun way to create keepsakes of happy memories along the shore. Glad to have found your blog - come over and say hello sometime.

    Marie & Liz

  2. Thanks!!!! Went over to your blog....and I am your newest follower! :) Love it!