Isn't it funny that sometimes it is the little things that bring back the best memories? This little piece of ceramic, just over an inch high, brings back some lovely summer memories for me. I keep it on my kitchen shelf so that I can see it every day.
It reminds me of a happy summer day with my husband and grandsons. Walking along the beach, looking for "treasure" and paddling in the salty water. Building sandcastles and making channels for the sea water to make a moat. Having a picnic with those two happy, excited little boys - and finding this among the rocks on the beach. Such a wonderful day. I didn't take any photographs, but I don't need them - I have this tiny piece of ceramic "treasure" which brings it all back to me. Such a wonderful day.
I think it is probably a fragment of a Holloway's Ointment jar. I found an advertisement for Holloway's ointment in an old newspaper. Sounds like wonderful stuff, doesn't it! Thomas Holloway was a really interesting man and you can read a great article about him at Chertsey Museum's website here.
Hope you have some little bits and pieces that bring back happy memories for you too.