We all have sentimental items….things that you’ve gotten from family members, items you’ve accumulated while traveling or possessions passed down to you from those who have passed. While these items have a lot of meaning to us, it’s common to find them buried in a box in the basement or attic. I challenge you to make a choice. If something is REALLY meaningful to you, honor it. Take it out of those boxes and put it where you can see it. Here i give you some options on various ways to do just that.
The first item I want to show you is a glass display box. I bought this one from Pottery Barn (I think!) for about $10. I put two of my grandmother’s rings inside of it as well as as a hand warmer that belonged to my grandfather. What I love about this case is that I can see the items every day. If I want to wear one of the rings, the case opens easily.
This frame is by Umbra and it comes with the adorable twine and mini clothespins. Simply open the back of the frame and remove the clothes pins. Add just about anything you want to the frame. It’s deep enough to accommodate thicker items, like the hankies you see here. This is also a great way to display those treasures created by your little ones!
Do you have a lot of sports tee shirts or race tees? I did. I had them in a tote and I had no idea what to do with them. Even as an organizer, I knew I didn’t want to get rid of them. However, I was stumped as to how to honor and display these items. I found Project Repat. They take your old tee shirts and turn them into a quilt! I was doubtful, but the result was amazing! Blankets are available in four sizes and lots of different colors (the backing). All you have to do to prepare your shirts is to cut the fronts off. Squares can be made from the fronts or backs of shirts. This is an amazing gift for a loved one in your life and an even better to give yourself.
The quilt shows all my tees off! I love that I can put it on the couch and show off all the races I’ve done, think back to my favorites and cuddle with it at the same time!