One of my favorite things to do while decorating a room is accessorizing. Even better, I love using items that have special meaning to my clients, putting items on display that have just been stored away. For instance, I found this bag in a box on a bookshelf in one of my re-do's.
Filled with pink sand and shells collected by the children from a recent beach trip, they were special enough to keep, but were just adding to the clutter on the bookshelves.
By placing them in an inexpensive jar, they become a feature amongst the books.