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.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
I would love to win this! I’ll be getting my first medal in September, and plan on filling it up quickly!
I need one of these! I think the chestnut or walnut finish would fit in well.
I’d love to win! I have a medal rack, but it’s about full. I’ll be getting another in November when I do my half and hopefully some more for age group placements in races. I think the Chestnut finish would match my room the best.
I would love to win- for some reason I can’t enter above- am I entered?
I’ll make sure you’re counted… did you go back up and click the enter button on the RaffleCopter giveaway after commenting?
OMG! It’s as if you knew that my medals were piling up and I really needed a display case!
They are all beautiful!! The Loved-It case best in black would work for me!
I have so many medals that don’t have a home, so this would be absolutely perfect to display my hard work in! I think I’d like the walnut case the best 🙂
I have been looking for a case for some time now. Love the black to match my furnishings !
Wow – this is a nice case. I don’t know if my medal collection is large enough to display in such a fine case, but perhaps that’s incentive to expand it 🙂
This is such a beautiful way to display the medals. I’d be proud to display them in my living room if they were in something so nice…instead of just hanging on a rod in my closet.
I’m collecting medals in my sock drawer – I’d love one of these!
I’d like the black lacquer “Liked It” case!
Great responses! My wife kept her medals in a basket on the dresser. What a waste; all that hard work hidden and not motivating for the next race or showing your kids accomplishments of hard work.
Love this! My medals are hanging on my door knob…super boring.
What an awesome looking medal case!
I like the Loved it case in Black!
That is exactly what I need! I need a couple of them. I have not found a nice way to display my medals, especially my marathon ones. I have been hanging all of them on a belt hook. Right now they are in a box because I can’t find a good place for the belt hook in the new house.
Oops…I forgot to answer the question. I think I want the black case and would want the “addicted” case.
this is a nice case! i actually like it better than those metal ones that have circulated the blogosphere.
that question is hidden 😉 i was wondering what everyone was talking about. i think i would do the Liked It in Ebony stain.
Count me in! I certainly needing one.
And I just tweeted about it:
Win a Medal Display Case from @jillwillrun https://jillwillrun.com/2012/07/31/inview-designs-medal-display-case/ (I should warn you, I’m gonna win, but you can still try)
The rafflecopter thingy is just not getting off the ground for me.
I’ll make certain your entries are counted!
I would love to win either the loved it or addicted case in black
I’d like to win one if I’m eligible!! I am tweeting about it as well!
You’re eligible! 🙂
These are great – hadn’t seen these before. Awesome way to display medals.
Yes! I want my medals to proudly display in all their awesome glory…
I would LOVE to display all my race bling in an awesome case like that!!!
yahoo!!! that is awesome, would love the opportunity to win and display my now hanging medals on a hanger in my closet! there so sad right now.
I would love to win the case!! I just started getting into training for my first half marathon!! 🙂
I was just thinbking yesterday that I want to get something like this!
Forgot to add that I would pick one of the “addicted” cases in black!
I would love to win the “addicted” case in black–I have all my medals hanging on hooks under a mirror now, but there are so many that it’s looking kind of ragged. This would be a great solution!
Can I just say “YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!”
This would be perfect for my daughter who is graduating from high school to place all her gymnastic medals. Chestnut is a great color!