Monday, September 14, 2009

Pocket Treasures

If you have kids, boys in particular, you know how they can be collectors of all things junk. I have two scavengers here at home and their finds are usually rediscovered by me later in the bottom of my washer.

About a year ago, I decided to start keeping a collection of their finds. Prior to this, I always felt guilty throwing away all that was once stuffed in their pockets. They are proud of the things they pick up in parking lots, stores, playgrounds, school...anywhere one would come across random priceless goodies.

Hence, the Pocket Treasures Jar.

It's just an antique jar that I keep on a shelf in my laundry room. I wrote on a tag "pocket treasures" and tied it with boyish ribbon. This is the third jar I've used. It fills up quickly so I just replace it with a larger one. One day when they are older, I hope my guys will enjoy going through the jar and seeing what they thought to be "treasure".


  1. I think I need one of these for my hubby. :)

  2. I love this idea. :) Creative artist you are!

  3. What a beautiful blog....Can't sleep tonight so am blog hopping....
    Hope you will stop by and see my new Christmas blog...
    There is a GREAT giveaway going on now....and then my family blog is
    I love finding new blogs and make new blog friends.

  4. hi, i had to come by after i read your "miraculous" comment on melanie's blog. isn't God soooooo amazing. that story just blew my mind!!

    also...i love this idea of saving your boys' treasures. my son is 16 - i don't think i want to know what's in his pocket (ha)

  5. That's really so cute! I find coins, army guys and Star Wars figures in my boys pockets. Pockets are so handy aren't they.

  6. Hey! Candace here (Rebekahs sister), I just wanted to say that I think this is such a cute idea! And I love all your stuff!!!!