enjoys long walks on the beach

I know I promised a while ago, but here’s some shots of my (not so) recent project. I picked up an old letterpress tray at a flea market a few months back, and decided to use it to display all the little sand samples I’ve been collecting. I try to remember to bring sand back from the various beachy places we go, but don’t always remember a suitable container, and as a result have been known to shove loose handfuls of it into my pockets when necessary. Thankfully Greg tends to have random extra dog poop bags in his pockets. I got the apothecary bottles from American Science & Surplus, which is the most addicting online shop for weird little fun supplies.

letterpress display case

letterpress display case

letterpress display case

letterpress display case

I do want to ask everyone’s opinion though. I actually had made a little shadowbox kind of display for the collection a while back, but I was looking for something to do with the letterpress tray and wanted to try this. What do you guys think? Which do you prefer?

shadowbox sand display

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2 thoughts on “enjoys long walks on the beach

  1. leann says:

    i like the letter press tray better. super cute!

  2. Casey says:

    1. I love the title of this post. 2. I’m leaning towards the letterpress tray purely because it’s SUCH an inventive way to use one of those things! I especially love the super-graphic result achieved through the painted squares – they pair well with the wall, and help to highlight the sand vials. 3. You have great handwriting.

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