there was a sale of sorts down at a shop called 15 steps in the commons carrying lots of artwork by ithacan artists. i’m on the mailing list so i got a 20% off coupon that expired today and used it on the sand globe and on the mug. my birthday present to myself :) especially since i’ve started research again and am earning a non-negligible amount. they are so pretty!!! :D I really like the sand globe. it’s like the opposite of a snow globe and the display always changes depending on which seashells surface from the sand each time you shake it.