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Souvenirs! What have you done with them?

RoryGentry

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Burgos to Santiago, Sept. 16-Oct. 3, 2013

Santiago to Finisterre to Muxia to Santiago, April 2014
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I walked the Camino in 2013 and 2014 and picked up several souvenirs along the way. I mailed a few big items home so that I did not have to carry them, and I tried to keep the rest as small as possible. I have finally gotten around to doing something with the smaller items.

I found this shadow box at Hobby Lobby about a year ago. (Note- the glass front has been removed so that I can insert my items.) After gathering some of my favorite items, I arranged and re-arranged them several times until I came up with a grouping that I was satisfied with. I have now started gluing them in place.

Included are some figurines and a coin from Burgos (where I started my Camino), a couple of rocks I collected along the way, the shell from my backpack, some small wooden necklaces, a patch that we made and handed out to friends we met, some small tiles, shells and ocean water we collected in Muxia, a Lego "mini-me", a wine cork, Capirote figures, a rosary, and some small tin postcards. I also included the hiker medal that I bought (https://www.hikermedals.com/) for me and my friends as a Christmas gift.

I used small hooks to hang several items (Camino shell, necklaces, medal, tin shell, etc), and to give the shadow box a little bit of depth. Behind the Lego and Capirote figures is a sticker of the famous Camino graffiti. The tin postcards are also glued to the back of the box.

Overall layout (front glass has not been re-installed yet):
Camino shadow box 01.JPG

Pics of the 4 quarters of the box:
Camino shadow box 02.JPG Camino shadow box 03.JPG Camino shadow box 04.JPG Camino shadow box 05.JPG

Water from the beach at Muxia. The vial has a shell from the beach glued to it, and I used a clear label that wouldn't cover the whole bottle:
Camino shadow box 06.JPG

Hooks used for hanging items in the shadow box:
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I also considered using some of my favorite photos for background images, but I couldn't settle on just 5 that would fit the spaces available.

Oh! Naturally, I had my Compostela framed. I decided to have some fun with it- this started as a joke between me and my friends when we visited the Prado. We were being a bit too giggly for the stuffy crowd in the Prado, and at one point I asked my friends, "do you think these fancy frames are available at Hobby Lobby?" When I came home, I had my Compostela placed in a golden frame with a deep burgundy colored velvety matte:
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I hope this will give some of you an idea of something that you can do with your souvenirs. Have you done something creative? How about showing off what you have done with yours?
 

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#2
Great display. And I love your Compostela frame!! Classy. I'm still collecting souvenirs, but I'll remember your ideas when the time comes.
 

RoryGentry

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Santiago to Finisterre to Muxia to Santiago, April 2014
#4
Great display. And I love your Compostela frame!! Classy. I'm still collecting souvenirs, but I'll remember your ideas when the time comes.
That Compostela frame needs a velvet rope in front of it, don't you think? LOL It doesn't match anything else that I own, and it sticks out like a sore thumb... which is why I like it. It's absurd. LOL
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2017)
Camino Portuguese (2018)
#6
Jealous of your mini-me! I resisted most of the souvenir calls but do have a tile in my main living space showing me the way and a small ceramic pilgrim which is a member of my Christmas nativity scene. Buen Camino - enjoy looking at yours.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2005,2008,2010,2015.camino Portuguese 2007 .primativo2012.camino Norte 2009.sjpdp to finisterre and muxia 2007. Le Puy to jpdp 2006. Via francigena vercelli to Lucca 2014. Lucca to Rome 2016.
#7
Oh, this is great
Made my day

And I thought that I was bad!!
I even framed the passport with all the lovely stamps!

Mine are everywhere..Hall, kitchen,bathroom outside the front door ,garden, car

When I saw the framed compostella I thought OMG.....
But then I thought ...why not......you walked it.....you deserved it and you should be proud of your achievement
So well done

Re the posh rope..maybe..
How about a light with soft focus ...just to really show it off!

I have ...in some post in the past showed some photos of the souvenirs
Might just get out that camera again
I'll probably be collecting more from the San Salvador in June
Best wishes
Annette
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2017); Finisterre (2018)
#8
I made an end table in my living room by using a birdbath with a glass table top. My grandmothers rock collection, old family watches, Christmas ornaments- and now my Camino pins, rosaries and the prayer I had in my pocket the whole way - all are in the collection. And I return to the Camino on April 1 and will add more to my end table.
 

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RoryGentry

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Burgos to Santiago, Sept. 16-Oct. 3, 2013

Santiago to Finisterre to Muxia to Santiago, April 2014
#9
I made an end table in my living room by using a birdbath with a glass table top.
Oh, wow- that's a brilliant use of the bird bath! Great idea!!!
 

Yoyo

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SJPP – SdC (2017)
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#11
Just saying hi, mini-me to mini-you. :)

Lovely display, by the way. I especially like the little tiles.
 

RoryGentry

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Santiago to Finisterre to Muxia to Santiago, April 2014
#12
I especially like the little tiles.
Those tiles were magnets that I found in Santiago. They are about 1.5" square.

It seems that Lego hikers are getting more popular! It's a little bit scary how much mine actually does resemble me.
 

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