Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tuesdays Treasures

I love marbles !
They are just so , you know , so shiny !
I've been collecting mine for a long time now
and found the sugar jar perfect to display them in .
When I started collecting them I made myself a rule
that if I wanted to gather them I must find them or be given them .
I cannot buy them .
It always makes my day when I find a marble as 
most days I feel like I'm losing mine.

Add your link and play along !

22 comments:

Janice said...

Marbles are so cheerful. Your old jar shows them off beautifully. I have a jar of them from my childhood on show in an old jar on our bookshelves too.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Gee I use to love playing marbles...love your little treasures Clare..

mandapanda said...

Oh wow! I used to have a big box of marbles when I was young....I wonder where they went...?
The fact that you've either found (cool!) or been given these makes them all the more special! Next marble I come across that I find (wether out and about or in a cupboard somewhere in teh house) I'll keep aside for you!!

Sarah Craig said...

What a neat treasure! Do you find many marbles these days?

Createology said...

Ooh maybe I collect marbles because I am losing mine. :o)
Your marbles in the jar are super fun. Does it count if I only buy unique ones that I find in specialty stores? LOL Happy collecting...

Robyn said...

Ah birds of a feather here...
I also love Marbles!!

Yours are so pretty and shiny :p

Allie said...

So THAT'S where my marbles went....you've been hoarding them....*G* That's a nice collection, girl!

Liz said...

what a blast from the past. remember drawing the ring(in the dirt)and playing against my bros. what a lovely memory .thanks again Clare

toni said...

I have a big jar of marbles too! I love them to death :o) toni xxx

BubzRugz said...

Marbles are so tactile aren't they - can just put your hand in the jar and have a massage?? Plus they are pretty to look at.

Thanks once again for hosting this fun activity..... Hugz

marina said...

I used to love marbles when I was a young girl, especially beating the boys!

Rebecca Dippel Designs said...

I think some of my marbles could be in there. Im loosing mine all the time. Great idea isnt it amazing what you can find.

teresa said...

What a brilliant idea and they look spectacular in the jar. I love that you haven't bought any. I will think of you every time I see marbles now!!

Vintage from the Village said...

Love the marbles, my Grandparents lived in a bungalow with a sort of concrete gutter along the path all the way around it, my sisters and I used to think it was great for playing marbles in !

Kayly said...

Ah, memories of the marble games in the dirt under the big tree at primary school! I still have my bag of marbles to.

Liz said...

Finally got around to getting my act together. !!!!

Claire@AreWeNearlyThereYet said...

You would have a field day at our house! They're everywhere!!! Maybe if I had the same idea as you and treated them as treasure and in a lovely jar they wouldn't be scattered around waiting to be trodden on or worse still knelt on! Ouch! Ha ha!
I'm off to check this Tuesdays Treasures Thingy out. X

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

Since half my life is packed up in boxes at the moment and I have no idea where the other half of my stuff actually is because it's hidden by the boxes...I really hope you keep this going so that if at some point the boxes get unpacked and I can see the rest of my things I can play along!

Love your marbles.

nicole said...

oh my what a great idea!
i've got a few floating around the house, generally annoying the crap out of me when i find them with my feet in the dark.
think i might be going thrifting for a nice little jar tomorrow...

Aunty said...

I used to love playing marbles. We always wanted to have the multicoloured ones.
Thanks for having Tuesday Treasures, it makes everyone rember the special people and things in our lives.

Cute as Buttons said...

That's a lot of finding cause the jar is very big! Thanks for the game, Clare. It is a pleasure to play. Lisa x

Shiree said...

a jar of marbles, now that brings back some childhood memories! Where on earth did you find these? What a big jar..