It's no secret that I adore vintage pop bottles, I've proclaimed my love for them before. So it should be no suprise that they are the next installment of my blog series, Collection/Obsessions. Showing them off in a few spots in our home this Summertime.
I think my crush on them is something sentimental. My Grandparents owned & operated a little gas & grocery store, I was able to grow up, play, visit, shop almost every singe day & when I was older I eventually got to work at the store. I remember the glass bottles, the old vending machine in the store that you had to put quarters into to get a bottle of ice cold pop. I remember my cousins & I discovery how yummy it was to pour a pack of salted peanuts into a bottle of Coke. Drink all the pop & then crunch the peanuts at the end. I remember helping customers unload, from their cars, the empty crates of pop bottles to turn in for a refund. Lots of memories associated with these vintage things. Reminds me of a simpler time & happy memories of my childhood.
My obsession started several years ago & continues still today, in fact I received two new/old cool bottles for my birthday on Saturday. My collection still is growing!!
I found some fun ways to show them off around the house this month. Adding some pops of summer color around here. Come inside & take a peek.
The mantel all decked out for the Summer. I have so many fond memories of drinking a bottle of pop on a hot summer day, sitting under the shade of a tree, riding in the tractor or truck, while watching a baseball game or just with my friends on a nice Summer night. So it seems appropriate that they should be up & out on display for all to see. I've had a few people walk over, point to one & say, "I remember those," or "Where did you get that? That was my favorite drink" Fun conversation starter for sure.
|-Love all the color & uniqueness of each bottle. These have been collected from all across the country. It's been a fun to collection to put together.-|
|-The other side, more splashes of color & cool graphics!-|
A few of my favorites! The Beehive Beverages one, well it's a favorite because I love everything about it. The POPland I thought was super cool because I found it, at an antique store, in Arizona while on a family trip. Loved the cactus & the great memories associated with that fun trip. Love when I find sentimental souveniors to bring home.
I like this unique way to show off my bottles in our kitchen. I place them in my wooden chicken feeder & have them out on the kitchen island. Seems to show off their graphics & labels perfectly. I've put flowers in them before too, it makes a great centerpiece on the island.