These Two Jars

A couple of weeks ago, I went to the beach.

From that short, little trip, I brought home a ton of fresh inspiration, and these two jars.

They were sitting outside of a little ‘hidden treasure shop.’ That is my way of describing junk stores. 🙂

It was love at first sight, and the price was right! (Hah! That rhymed! The extent of my poetry skills.)

Aren’t they darling?

I had a couple of ideas about using them, but if nothing else, they would remind me of the beach.

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The small one sits on the coffee bar. Maybe it will be used for coffee beans, but it’s a little large for a pound of beans. I’m thinking cookies instead.

The large jar is sitting on the coffee table.

My big idea last week was to make it into a gratitude jar. Oh yes lovely. To write down something you’re grateful for everyday and drop it in the jar.


I even went all anal and cut out pretty pieces of paper to write on, but then I had this vision.

What if my neighbor came by for a visit?

She would notice this large jar with pieces of paper in it and I would refer to it as a gratitude jar.

If she stopped by a few months from now, the jar would probably be half full, or more. That would be impressive, right? Looking at it today with just a few pieces of paper laying on the bottom, I would feel led to tell her it is something new.

Implementing something new starts small.

Either scenario feels embarrassing for both of us.

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I’ll find an old shoe box to use instead and keep jotting something down each day. It will be interesting at the end of the year to go though the slips of paper and read what I was grateful for.

There is a better purpose for these two jars.


10 thoughts on “These Two Jars

    1. Isn’t that a cool idea? I’ve read about it but not tried the jar idea until this year. 😊

      After I posted this I found a shoebox to use instead but it’s not the same effect. You can’t see the strips of paper! Out of sight out of mind kinda thing and I’ll probably forget to do it if I can’t see it, so back to using a jar again. Maybe sit the jar in a less conspicuous space.

      Thank you for your comment. I’m a big fan of reading your blog and absolutely love your photographs! 💖

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  1. I especially love those covers! Perhaps beach sand, shells, stones, buttons, wine corks, board game pieces (these are all things that I store in large glass containers:) Not sure that you should give up on your gratitude jar idea, though.

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    1. Yes lovely. xx The lids are what grabbed my eye too!

      Those are all wonderful suggestions. Thank you. I’m going to keep writing on a slip of paper each day, but they will go in a box until the end of the year. 🙂

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