Monday, August 5, 2013

Baby Memory Jar

Oh, those sweet baby days!  They just don't last very long, do they?  No matter how old they are, we still enjoy the baby photos, don't we?  Here's how I've displayed the photos of my own little cuties...
Sweet little vintage baby shoes along with photos of my babies...

A little bling and crochet lace, ribbons and antique keys add to the nostalgic feeling...

Here is the whole vignette...
Pretty jars dressed up with labels from The Graphics Fairy, ribbons and jewels and feathers, oh my!

Sweet votives adorned with vintage crochet lace sit on top of old books from estate sales.  This little white bridal book is my favorite.

This black architectural piece came from a church.  I still haven't figured out what it says at the top...does anyone know?

 Wouldn't it be great if these shoes actually belonged to my own children?  Hahahahaha...alas, they do not!  My baby girl never wanted to wear shoes - she would ALWAYS take them off!  And I didn't think to keep my son's baby shoes.  So, these sweet vintage shoes were bought at estate sales and flea markets...oh well...if you kept your babies' shoes, your display will be even more sentimental!  I did keep my daughter's first ballet shoes - we hang those on the Christmas tree every year.  They are adorned with jewels, of course! : )

This coffee pot was $10 in an antique store - I snatched it up quickly!!

Love these pretty green books!

Labels from The Graphics Fairy

  How do you display your memories?
Here's what else I've been working on lately...
Pretty pillows!!

I embroidered these while watching my son's baseball tournament...tournaments are all weekend long...I need a little activity in with all that baseball watching.

Hmmm, deciding whether to make this a small pillow or a wall hanging...
Linking up with these parties:
Amaze Me Mondays at Dwellings
Brag Monday at The Graphics Fairy
Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
Made by you Monday at Skip To My Lou
Tuesdays Treasures at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
 Anything Blue Friday at The Dedicated House 
Show and Tell Friday
It's a Hodgepodge Friday
Frugalicious Friday
Simple and Sweet Fridays
Pearls and Lace Thursday at Faith Grace and Crafts
The Dedicated House for Make it Pretty Monday
Knick of Time Tuesday at Knick of Time Interiors
Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Transformed Tuesdays at PJH Designs One of a Kind
You're Gonna  Love It (Tuesday) at Kathe with an E
We did it Wednesday at Sew Much Ado
Blissful Whites Wednesday at Timewashed
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Strut your stuff Saturday at Six Sisters
Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper
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 Pink Saturday at How Sweet The Sound


  1. I love your baby display idea. I have items to put in one too! Great ideas here!

  2. What a sweet way to display something so precious! Love it!


  3. The Memory Jar is precious. What a sweet idea - and a great baby gift idea! -- Jan

  4. love your ideas so super cute and way to save treasures we want all to see
    come see us at

  5. I have all of my babies' items in a box. In the closet. I like your idea much better!! I am on the hunt for a pretty canister to hold them all now...what a super idea! :)

  6. I love how you displayed your little cuties. Thanks for the visit. I joined your site.xoxo

  7. What a unique and lovely idea for keeping our cutíes in sight and not stashed away in a drawer somewhere! I will copy you as soon as I find a glass memory jar as pretty as yours! Thanks for the follow, I too am your newest follower of 'your blogging adventure,' which is a delight to do when meeting people like you! Have a nice week.

  8. What a cute way to display all those treasures! I also have them in a box in my closet :( I got to take them out! Thanks for your sweet comments and follow, I'm happy to follow along :)

  9. Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog, dear Catherine! And welcome as my new follower! I certainly needed to visit you, too, to see what you are up to. And there is much to see, indeed! I love your display of baby shoes together with the photos. What a nice idea! And I am stunned by the embroidered pillows. I love the fabric-combination together with the embroidered letters! Such an inspiration! Thanks for sharing your ideas! I will come regularly, now!
    Greets, Manu

  10. Returning the visit you made earlier today at Shell's Vintage Charm. I love the Memory Jar!!!

  11. How sweet is your memory jar, they are so fun to make! I have one that I display my vintage baby items in, you should come check it out. I love the photos of your kids added.

  12. Just lovely...I especially like the little votive candles with lace :) Thanks for the visit and your sweet comment about my daughter's new bed! Have a great week! Laurel@chippingwithcharm

  13. Hello again....I just started following you and sure would like to know more about you! Your name to start with :) I could not find anything about you on your page...would love to follow you elsewhere ie: FB Hometalk FB Twitter?
    Hope you'll stop by to visit me and follow'll find me on those other popular sites, too!
    Best of luck to you!


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