My favourite souvenirs from travel seem to be drink-related. I have a bunch of corks that I’ve saved from vineyard tours; bottle caps from my favourite beer at a brewery tour; and paper pub coasters from places like Hofbräuhaus. They’re sentimental and touristy at the same time (not to mention cheap and easy to bring back home) — but right now they’re just packed away. I want a way to display them that’s tasteful or even useful, and I’m inspired by this quote from Suzanne and Tim over on Offbeat Bride:
We have a tradition at home that, when we open wine with friends, we write the date and the names of everyone present on the cork. I thought since the wedding was at a winery, using this as a guest book would be a great idea. We’ll display the corks at home in a shadowbox with one of the wedding photos.
That’s a great idea! In the spirit of displaying drinking mementos, I’ve rounded up some DIY inspiration. Cheers!
Homies, raise a glass and let me know: how do you display your drink-related collections?