Yesterday "Alice and the Mock Turtle" did a blog on her beautiful apothecary jars. Run over and check her collection out and then come right back. Wasn't that cute - so festive for Easter. It reminded me of my favorite thing at my mom's house and I wanted to share it with you.
My parents live in Florida and years ago my mom started her Sea Shell collections. After a while she just had a big box of shells and she didn't really know what to do with them. She decided to sort them according to type and put each different shell in a different jar. It has turned into a beautiful display in a nook of her home.
Each jar has it's own story. Some are wrapped with decorative wire with beautiful beads on them.
Some are guarded by the ghosts of sea animals past.
Some jars used to scream"Pimientos" and "Minced Garlic" - and now, with the touch of a paint brush, they just whisper "Look at my beautiful gifts from God".
Some jars have old thrift store jewelry as a "necklace" around their openings, but all have their name tags proudly displayed for all to see.
Just as "Alice and the Mock Turtle" used thrift store containers to give her home some spice - My mom used these jars, usually thrown away without a second thought, to highlight her collection of shells.
Try looking at your trash a little differently today!