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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. šŸ™‚

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  1. says:

    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! šŸ™‚ Love it!


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