Collecting rocks….

Collecting rocks via lilblueboo.comI love collecting…. buttons, stamps, vintage paper, fabric, ribbons, charms, trinkets, orphaned photos…. anything and everything, the older the better.

I started collecting various stones, rocks and shells a few years ago to mark each place I visited. I write the name and date on the object and place them in a display cabinet. I can’t wait until Sienna is old enough to understand and we can search together for the perfect pebble on each trip we take.
I love my little growing pile of memories….and they are eye candy on an otherwise boring glass armoire shelf.
This post is dedicated to Finley….a very skilled rock, stick, leaf and gourd collector.



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Living a simple, creative life in #smalltownusa Bryson City, NC. Renovating a 1960s ranch house and an old train depot. Thank you for reading! Read more in my about section. 


  1. 1

    Love the labelling idea! Are you just using a sharpie? This is brilliant for my little rock and gourd collector finley. :)

  2. 2

    Yep! Just using a Sharpie…seems to be holding up pretty well. I was thinking about Finley when I wrote this post! I loved how excited she was showing me her lavender sparkle dinosaur rock the other day at Costco….

  3. 3
    Elle's Mom says:

    What an adorable idea :-)

  4. 4

    That’s cool! I usually collect junk–as in I never throw anything away! =)

  5. 5

    I love this idea. My little girls love collecting rocks too…we almost named one Sienna too. :D

    ~ Wendy

  6. 6

    Aww, love the dedication to my little monkey :) she would be very proud. Today at the living desert we brought home 2 more sticks and 1 rock. need to label them :)


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