As we packed the jars, it was obvious that the touching of the elements that had been sent held a magical charm and charge. Tears flowed as some of the items were placed. Who knew that rocks, bark, shells, etc could create such emotion.
|l-r Australia on top of NM rocks, then Canada, then Arkansas.|
We tied each jar up with raffia, or jute cord, or twill tape and included some special something to dangle down from the lid. Each jar is now filled and secured on the tree. And the larger pieces of bark and lightening tree are in this basket. And two rather large chunk are on the upper shelf. Our plan is to use the Arkansas license plate for the roof of the top birdhouse that we will put on the Gratefulness after the holidays. We are going to use it to feed the birds this winter and into spring.
We had to take down the tree topper star because the wind started to mess with it, but I will figure something out to keep it safe, never you fear.
So here are the 13 jars of love and wonderfulness for your viewing pleasure and ours. Every day the sun catches something and it sparkles, every night the crazy Edison lights illuminate something else to look at. This truly was a work of the heart.
But wait.....there is still more to come............ Oma Linda
ps. did you happen to see the lizard pointing the way to the quartz point? Or the lovely dried flower and grasses tied to one of the jars? or the blue bird feathers adding their amazing color and pattern?