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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

What Do You Do with Treasures You Can't Scrapbook?

Every year when we go on vacation, I collect stuff (Aaron helps) to put in our scrapbook along with all of our vacation photos. I collect things like ticket stubs, postcards and tourist brochures. Those things are generally flat and fairly easy to store. Eventually they get sorted out and glued onto scrapbook pages.

(She really isn't cross-eyed!)

Generally, I am thrilled when my kids follow my example, but when it comes to collecting treasures, their stuff dampens my joy just a bit. It is usually the stuff that you find at the bottom of beach buckets: sand, rocks, and shells, and stuff you find along the trail: sticks and pine cones. The mere suggestion that these valuables be thrown away leads to pint-sized revolution. So, I had to come up with a way to display (read "contain") these mementos.

These glass canisters did the trick!


~ Tandis ~ said...

Great idea! They would look great and be highly education on shelves lining your school room!!!
I may have to steal this idea some day.
You're funny, "pint-sized revolution". Haha!

Aaron said...

Promise Me you won't move firewood.