Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A Box of Chocolates to a Shadow Box

That title makes absolutely no sense, yet.
Just wait.

First, I have to explain a little. Greg has worked at Bayer for over 30 years and when a good friend of ours dad (who, also, worked at Bayer and was a friend of Greg's) died last year, Nick passed all of his Bayer memorabilia on to Greg.

They went through a lot of name changes before they finally acquired the Bayer name. Greg and Nick's dad had been there through all the changes.

This is just a few of the many items he had. It meant the world to Greg that Nick was giving him these things and he didn't want them stuck away in a drawer somewhere.

That's where I come in.

We received a box of chocolates for Christmas and they came in a little wooden crate. You all know me, I couldn't throw it out.

I took what would fit, and glued the back of the boxes into the crate. Because this was going in Greg's man cave, I left the rough wood look.

Now it's proudly displayed in the man cave, which, by the way, has terrible lighting!

Oh, and I received no compensation from Bayer for this post, although, I do sleep with one of their employees. ;)

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Cranberry Morning said...

I knew exactly what you meant by that title. :-) It was so nice that he wanted to give Greg those things and that you thought of using the chocolate box to display them. I have a beautiful box from Seroogy's chocolates in Green Bay. Maybe it wouldn't be beautiful to anyone else, but I've never been able to throw it out. Great recycling there, Terri, and I laughed at your cute last line.

Jusmom1 said...

Great idea! My husband also works for a pharmaceutical company and we have a lot of their logo items around our house! I may just do this some day!

Debby said...

What a great way to display the items. I have a friend that has worked for Bayer forever as an engineer. He just retired.

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