Sunday, October 17, 2010
...every year when all the stores start putting out their oh so beautiful, artfully designed, Apothecary jars, I begin to covet them. Mercy me, I just don't know what happens but I say to myself..."I must have one of those!"
Truthfully, one of 'those' are quite expensive, so my lust quickly turns to dust where it resides in my head until the next season rolls around.
This year, the year of frugal, thrifty, living, I have discovered that many, many people do not share my love of the Apothecary. This is, of course, to my advantage as I have found several of them to put away for holiday time.
This weekend I pulled them all out of my secret hiding place, got them all washed, rinsed and shiny, and began the search for something to fill them with. Mind you...this is a 'shop the house' project.
one holds a child's card game...memory, if I remember right! Another holds acorns. I have one with corks we've collected over the years and for people who don't drink that is not an easy collection! Then there is one with watch faces and another one with large skeleton keys.
But my most favorite of all, the one I would choose if I could have only one...is this one. I love the shape, sort of a round-square, and not very tall. Just tall enough to put my husbands grand-mother's tea spoons in. And I just love me a good cup of tea.
What would you put in an Apothecary?