Thursday, April 17, 2008

Took me long enough!

Ive been collecting sand from places that I have been that I wanted to remember since college. Its been on my to do list to label them all these years and today I did it and loved how it turned out. I'm sure my Mom never believe me that I was really going to do it since she and her label maker have had their eyes on these for a while!
The green bottle on the right is one of my favorite things we own. John and I found this bottle on a little day cruise were on in the Virgin Islands and it took several dives for him to get it because it was really deep but we finally got it, kicked out the residents, and brought it home with us. They were selling bottles like these in the gift shops but they were way to expensive and plus ours is so much better because it was a real bottle found by us at sea on our honeymoon!

9 comments:

Grandma Caroline said...

They look way cute! So glad you did it and did it your way. You are so creative. Me, on the other hand, just wants to preserve things for posterity, no matter how they look.

Mae said...

I love that idea!!! So creative. It's not some trashy tourist souvenir. And it looks really cute, too! I just may start to copy it!

I need you and Kate to come decorate my house when I actually get some money, time, and desire to decorate. For now, the bed still remains up on cinder blocks!

Henderson Family said...

I would love to decorate for you Mae! It has become a new passion for me! Im rearragning things all the time here!
I am not really a nic nac type person because I feel guilty about taking them down so I try to collect either the sand, an ornament or nativity, or a cookbook from the places we visit and I love those things and dont have to feel guilty about not having them up all of the time!

Sara said...

That turned out so great! I want to go to all those places too!

SLO Rober said...

I love the beads!

Mark and/or Lisa said...

Those do look cool. It is a great idea too of marking your travels.

SoCal Rogers said...

WOW- Those look awesome. You are so creative. What a great way to remember where you have been.

Mark and/or Lisa said...

so cute! hmmmm...those would match quite well with my bathroom decor...better keep your eyes on 'em next time I'm up for a visit.:) ~lis

Charis said...

What a unique decorating idea and it looks fabulous and what a fun way to always remember those memories. You are so creative.