Weekend project: memory jar

All the little treasures we pick up on a holiday  ...

are much too precious to be stored a way in drawers and boxes. Give them a new life by arranging them in decorative kitchen jars. To give them "grounding" i've added a bit of blue sand. A little project i did for our magazine KidsLife.
Oh, and .... have you recognized the sweet drawing included in the big jar? It's a present from a sweet blog friend of mine, Anita, from "Castles, crwons and cottages", who also has an Etsy shop full of more pretties.
So, keep your eyes open this weekend, you never know, what you my find on a pretty summers day!

Photos: Martina Voigt-Schmid


  1. Oooh I love those...they are wonderful!! What a great idea for putting together all one's memories, my daughter would love to make these..will show her :)) I hope you have a wonderful weekend petal & the sun is shining for you!! xoxo

  2. So beautiful !! those jars...enjoy a happy sunny weekend darling......love love love Ria...xxx..

  3. Very creative, I must think about such a decoration for my weekend table!

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  4. such a cute idea! i could see having a bunch of these from various favorite places and events :)

  5. realy very nice to see. Have a nice weekend.

  6. What an interesting idea to preserve the treasures we collect in our travels! I love the painting by Anita too, the entire arrangement is very sweet! Loved it, Martina!

  7. Such a wonderful idea, Martina! And they are just beautiful, aren't they? I'd happily display them in my home :)

    Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo

  8. Oh Martina!!! This is a FABULOUS idea! I love it!!! And how sweet to include your gift from that lovely Anita. You've got me thinking...hmmm...what could I use in one of these jars. :)

    Happy weekend, friend!

  9. How fun!!! And I recognized Anita's drawing right away.

    I haven't had much time for creativity this past week, as I've had 3 little house guests, ages almost 2, 4, and 6.
    Our daughters children while she is in the hospital being watched for too-soon cobtractions.... baby #4 is not due for 6 more weeks.....

    So, they are watching a children's morning show while I browse a few blogs before the busy-ness of the day sets in. Yours, a delight to my senses as I stop by for a visit Maritna!

    ~ Violet

  10. So darling my friend....I also spy Anita's cute card hidden away in the photo. Sending you ooooodles of love dear one. xo

  11. Beautiful display of mementos and gifts.

  12. I have been away from your blog far too long, my artful friend!
    So glad you are having a lovely summer...and inspiring us with your beautiful creativity!
    What a wonderful idea...and with the charming touch of Anita's talent and whimsy...I love it!
    Enjoy your Sunday, sweet Martina...
    - Irina :)

  13. OH MY GOODNESS....I am so glad I peeked into my blog comments this morning! YOu know that I have had a beloved guest staying with us and I have not been able to blog at all, but she is getting ready to depart this morning and I had to come to visit.

    Martina, what a sweet surprise my dear friend! I love this idea but of course, I love that you put my drawing in it!!! teeeeheee....the little drawing of myself looks good in there!!!!!!! I know you are busy as well....WE HAVE HAD A BUSY SUMMER, haven't we? But oh so magical my friend, SO MAGICAL.

    I SEND YOU MY MOST SINCERE thanks and hugs for sharing my artwork with YOURS....how nice that we can combine our ideas together; it makes for a beautiful piece of expression of friendship.

    BISOUS and I will BE BACK! Anita

  14. Oooh, right here is our beautiful Anita!!
    Dearest Martina, thank you so much for visiting me... :)
    I agree with you, sometimes just a change of scenery is necessary...so many reasons for traveling...but hopefully one does not need to travel to get away from one's own life...
    Blessings, sweet friend!
    - Irina

  15. GOOD MORNING BEAUTIFUL ONE!!!!!!! I just had to come back to see you and tell you I am back on-line! HAPPY MONDAY! Anita

  16. This is such a cool idea! A great alternative to keeping the memories hidden. Thanks Martina!

  17. Memory jar , what a lovely idea Martina:)


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