Saturday, December 3, 2011

Jarscapes

Because sometimes you just don't know what to do with those cool wax lips . . .

or the remains of your kids' action figures from thirty-some years ago. . .
driftwood and river rock, broken bits and pieces you thought you'd mend someday . . .
marbles and wishbone and that odd little what-ever-it-is...

How many jarscapes to make a collection?

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19 comments:

Desiree said...

This is such a cool idea, to use an Americanism that I don't normally use :)

Ms. A said...

I like them all, but I especially like the driftwood and river rocks and the marbles and wishbone!

Martin said...

What a great way to preserve and observe the deserved.

Darla said...

What a fantastic idea! Beautiful 'preserves'...

Pat in east TN said...

I have just one of sea shells collected at the beach over the years.

Mama-Bug said...

I love this idea; I've got so many little bits and pieces I've saved and didn't know what to do with them. I think I'm gonna make one today!

Brian Miller said...

oo this is so much fun...my dad had some of the most amazing jars in the garage...the action figures made me smile...he has one of those...

Jean Baardsen said...

Where's your button jar? I have a huge one!

Barbara Rogers, Potter said...

Love this idea...making little visual worlds in a bottle!

Mel said...

Lovely! Your jars made me smile. I fill my jars with seashells and mardi gras beads, and I fill my brandy snifters with polished rocks and fossils. I periodically rearrange them like a kaleidoscope image, and often take pictures of them. It makes me happy to play with them. Thanks for sharing your jars and making me feel less odd about my collections!

Vicki Lane said...

I'm obviously a pack rat -- there are also so many pretty jars that I can't bring myself to part with. But I only thought of this late yesterday. Now I'm hooked -- IO need to go back and polish up those jars, some of which were a little dusty, and I already have thought of other candidates for jarscaping --that perfect ball of lint that formed in the dryer and has been sitting in a drawer for years -- I told you I'm a packrat -- and, as they say, many many more.

I have several receptacles full of buttons, Jean, but I think I'll make a jar. Good idea!

Novice Naturalist said...

I have a small collection of bottles and jars and lots and lots of little collections of things--yes, some strings and stones and broken buttons and bits of bone etc actually made the move with me from Barrow Alaska to Clayton Georgia--and just as soon as I disengage myself from the purring kitten and this warm laptop I am going to start combining the bottles and jars with the odds and ends. Thanks for the great idea and the lovely images.

Thérèse said...

So much true and so well preserved!

Kath said...

Uh Oh. Just when my husband convinced me I don't need all those old jars.
Well, obviously he was wrong. 😊

June said...

What a GREAT idea! This could make for some unique Christmas gifts as well.

R. Burnett Baker said...

Neat! I have a box of old Ball jars that were left here when I bought the house. some of them I've just sat on shelves and ledges in the garage...can't part with them, but maybe I can fillem up!

Southwest Arkie said...

Well that's a nifty idea! I like the river rocks- now to find a jar for mine.

NCmountainwoman said...

Four. You now officially have a jarscape collectioin.

Linda@VS said...

How clever, Vicki! I'm kicking myself for giving away 12 small glass jars with wire bales this past summer. I'd kept them for 15 years without figuring out what to do with them, so I finally took them to Goodwill. Now I wish I had them back.