Recently I got a medal display case from InView Designs. And it is BEE-YOO-TEE-FULL! Seriously, this case is so well made, yet it’s also really thoughtfully made.
The cases come in different finishes: walnut, chestnut, ebony and black. I chose to get black… I have a thing for black furnishings. I also chose to get the Loved It case, which holds 10-18 medals, but I can cram in extras because some races have smaller medals. Of course, some bigger medals are a little strange to fit in the case, I have one from the Napa to Sonoma half marathon with a wine cork as part of it, that one doesn’t fit as well as others! Plus I figure over time I may move medals in and out of the case, the really special ones will remain while some of the littler ones can be relegated to a less magnificent presentation!
The case is very easy to fill, simply follow the directions provided in video format by the company! Basically you just slide them in from the back and use a thumbtack to pin the medal ribbons to a strip of corkboard. The back panels slide out so you can easily clean the plexiglass display front if needed. (When I got mine, I took it apart and gave it a wipe down with a Swiffer cloth, that was really all it needed after shipping.)
The video also features instructions for hanging the case on the wall and, while I haven’t tried it yet because I’m still sorting out the arrangement of my office, it looks easy enough that my hubby and I should be able to do it!
The cases are made by Tad Cole, a retired Navy Seal and wannabe professional athlete! His wife introduced him to marathoning and that evolved into triathlons. He noticed that she just kept her race medals in a junk basket and he knew there had to be a better way to display them. Thus… the case and the business.
Want to win your own case?
Wait, let me answer that for you… yes, you do. This case is really amazing.
Tad has agreed to give one case to a lucky recipient. The winner gets to choose which case they want and which finish they want. This is a REALLY great prize, so get into the action to try securing your own!
– Leave a comment on the blog telling me what case & finish you would want and then come back to this Rafflecopter widget and click that you’ve done that.
– Once you’ve left a comment, you will then have the opportunity to earn a few more entries by being a fan of InView Designs and JillWillRun on Facebook or by tweeting about the giveaway.