Friends who have known me for more than half our lives have no doubt about my affinity for collecting “stuff.”
Chances are they have gone dumpster diving
Rare is the person who has not slammed on the brakes when I pointed out a yard sale sign.
Those are my people.
So when one of “my people” was helping his mother clean out “old stuff” from her basement he saw vintage Contac bottles.
Yes, before most of you were born, Contac (cold and allergy medicine) came in clear glass bottles. I really tried to get a picture but my web search came up empty. They are that old and most people thought unremarkable.
He set them aside for me intending to surprise me when he came to visit.
(I apologize. Once again the pics are not going where I place them.)
He did tell his mother he was saving them for me but failed to mention I would appreciate the label intact. She assumed I was going to put beads or crafting supplies inside and thought she would do me a favor and take off the labels.
They are still a thoughtful gift and will be useful in the craft room.
Before this the only bottles I associated with Wisconsin contained milk or beer.
Bears photo from http://www.pollsb.com/polls/p2035013-ever_dumpster_diving
http://thethriftygroove.blogspot.com/ (right click to open in new tab or window)
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground