Today's junk has a fun story behind it. Back in February a friend of mine told me she was in charge of finding props for the middle school's upcoming production of "Grease". The director had given her a whole list of props and furniture which included old Coke bottles for use in a few scenes. The director wanted the kids to be able to really drink from them, and she needed a bunch because of the number of kids in the play. My friend knows that I love to go antiquing and thrifting and wondered if I knew where she could find 1) the large number of bottles needed and 2) the large number of bottles needed for CHEAP!
I had recently bought one old Coke bottle at an antique store for $1, and the reason I bought it was because I never see them that cheap! I was doubtful that she was going to be able to find the many bottles she needed on a budget. She happened to look at Craigslist that night and found a listing for two dozen bottles and an old Coke crate for $55. I couldn't believe it--especially since the bottles had been listed for over a month. At antique stores in my area, painted wooden soda crates are usually priced around $20, so I figured $35 for 24 bottles was a pretty good deal.
She contacted the owner and he offered to let the school use the bottles, free of charge! He dropped them off on my friend's porch without even meeting her to find out if she was legit. I mentioned to my friend that I might be interested in buying the bottles so after the play was over, I went over to have a look at them.
I decided that I wanted them, so she sent a text to the owner asking how he'd like me to pay him. He responded back with his address, saying I could just send him a check--and he knocked $5 off the price! I don't think I would have been nearly so trusting as he was, even though I'm a pretty optimistic, trusting person. How refreshing it was to find someone on Craigslist who was so nice! I made sure to send him my check and a nice note the very next morning.
Now, I have no idea what I'm actually going to do with the bottles now that I have them. As is my usual M.O., I'll figure that part out later. :) But in the meantime, I couldn't resist having a little photo shoot with my pretty new bottles and crate!
I'm linking up with Apron Thrift Girl's Thrift Share Monday!