|Photo via @fittwotravel on Instagram.|
One of my favorite things about Painted by the Shore is seeing photos of our pieces after they leave the studio. When they reach their destination with our customers & are put to use- glasses filled with wine in front of the fireplace, salt & pepper shakers on the table, totes at the farmer's market & (in this case) sand keepsake bottles on the beach.
Our sand keepsake bottles started as a request from a retailer in Cape Cod (one of our favorite vacation spots!). Their shop was looking for a souvenir that their customer could use to take a bit of the beach home with them.
That first order inspired a half dozen nautical designs. Which in turn led me to start making bottles for events in our own lives- a place to store the sand I'd been saving from our wedding day & honeymoon (coincidentally in Cape Cod, are you noticing a trend?) & now one for our baby's first vacation coming up this summer.
Filling our own bottles was so much fun, & having them on display at home brings back sweet memories every time I walk by that bookshelf. I can't wait to fill Cooper's on his first trip once the weather warms up!
Thanks for stopping by & I'd love to hear your go to vacation spot with baby (bonus points if it's on the East Coast near us!).