Thursday, October 13, 2011

Got MILK?

I have the milk bottles!

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We had a ‘White Elephant’ sale in our community and I bought some bottles!

Just what I needed to put above the ‘fridge!

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I went right to the Thrift store to see if there were any little crates and I found three that I liked! Two of them were perfect for the milk bottles!

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(I’ll show you what I did with the third one soon!)

I’m joining....Vintage Thingie Thursday

and Time Travel Thursday

and Club G.W. No. 15

and Thrifty Things Friday!

and Treasure Hunt Thursday!

I’m linking to Honey’s Potpourri Party, too!

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Do you remember glass milk bottles and the milk man delivering milk to your door every morning?

We played games at birthday parties with the bottles, too!

Anyone remember what they were? heehee!

Enjoy your day! I’m off to buy groceries this morning!

What are your plans for the day?

39 comments:

laurie said...

spin the bottle if I'm correct, I bet you were smiling when you found these beauties, I love your header by the way,, very festive,

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I do remember the milk man and milk bottles by the back door. We also played "drop the clothespin in the milk bottle" at birthday parties when we were small. But I like Lauries idea of "spin the bottle" better - more fun!! hehe.....

Coloradolady said...

Great finds! I love the bottles and inside those little crates, they look great!! I guess today, I will clean house a bit....not that I want to mind you!!! have a great VTT!

Jemm said...

Very cool old bottles! I love the ones with the red lettering. Great find!

Betsy said...

Love those bottles and the crate you found to go with them. I remember the milk man. My mom would have to get out there as soon as they were delivered because the dog next door was always helping himself. He'd open the cover, chew off the tops and enjoy the first few inches of each quart.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I don't remember a milk man, but we didn't live in town. I do remember "spin the bottle" however.
You found some great bottles and I love the crate!

Joanne said...

Oh I love those bottles! You have got the best thrift store near you!
Blessings, Joanne

Kim K. said...

I love how you've displayed your bottles in your kitchen. The crates are the perfect addition.

LV said...

You are using your vintage milk bottles in just the right way.

Flora said...

At the family farm auction we bought a box of milk jars! I love the wooden box you had them in!

Cindy said...

We used to have the milk man come to our house! Love your milk jars and what a great find in the crate!
Perfect touch to your shelf!

KAT said...

We played spin the bottle (kissing game) at my 8th grade graduation party. My Mom did not know...Not too much actual kissing happened that I remember. I lived in England about 30 yrs ago and we had a milk man ,..and he called me "Love" and the birds would peck holes through the tinfoil lids if I didn't get the bottles inside right away . Love your milk bottles display perfection !!!

- KAT -

Susie said...

Your vintage milk bottles are yummy!

Happy@Home said...

Your milk bottles were a great find and you have displayed them so nicely.
I have fond memories of the milk man.

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

I remember picking up fresh milk with a milk bucket (with lid) at the local grocery store when I was a kid. Glad those days are over, haha.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Do I remember having milk delivered to our door?? Do I ever. One day I will blog about that experience! When I do, can I borrow your photo of the milk bottles? :) I promise to return them..
Also...wait until you see my new baby girl. She was a gift which took me totally off guard! You won't believe it, Diane. :) Probably will do it on Monday.
Hugs and love,
Mona

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Spin the bottle? Yes, of course. However, when it landed on a little boy and I was it...he would always LEAN WAY OVER TO THE SIDE and swear it was not on him. The little monster! Not that I cared. I learned very early that boys like that were less than desirable. :) Not a great experience for me.
Wait...that means that milk bottles are not a great thing in my life...doesn't it?

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

p.p.s. Still...I would love to have a pair of those like the ones iin the little crate. ADORABLE!!

Christina said...

How funny you ask if we remember the milk man? I am the only one in my family with RED hair and my dad use to say I was the milk mans baby. But I learned in my teens my dad use to drive a milk truck. How funny!
I was just blog hopping when I stopped in and wanted to let you know I was having a giveaway this month for a *PENDANT* I made and wanted to make sure you come by and sign up for the giveaway on at my blog. http://christinas-created-creations.blogspot.com/2011/10/giveaway-time-pendant-pink-in-honor-of.html It will end Oct. 28th at midnight. You have 4 chances to enter. You can also go over to my website to look at the things we have made and tell others of the site. http://christinas-creations.ecrater.com/
Thanks and God Bless.
Christina

Sheila said...

Your milk bottles look good in the crates. i have a box stored away now but they had lived above the kitchen cupboards with my old crocks and canning jars. You sure have fun shopping. I found 2 new paperbacks at the library and bought them for a total of 5o cents. I love bargains like that.

Cyndi said...

Love your milk bottles, Diane! Those old bottles always bring back lots of memories....and yes, at birthday parties, we would play "drop the clothespin" into the bottles. That was always so much fun!

XOXO,

Cyndi

xinex said...

I did not grow up here so I do not remember the milkman delivering milk glass bottles but we used to buy milk in those type of glasses. Thanks for signing up for the giveaway. Good luck!...Christine

Vintage Gal said...

Oh my gosh ~ you make me giggle ;-) I have milk bottles and YES ~ I remember the milk man coming to the house. Do you remember dropping clothes pins in the milk bottles ~ oh my goodness ~ you have just made me feel 7 again

Kathleen said...

Yep, I remember the milkman!
We used soda bottles to play spin the bottle though.
Did you ever play cho cho? :)

Betsy said...

We lived in Wisconsin when I was 5 and I do remember the milkman leaving milk at our door. I also collect milk bottles. I just recently snagged one with Elsie the Cow in it for a good price. Now if I could just find one of those carriers at a price I can afford! I love how you displayed yours.

Mary @ Redo 101 said...

I do remember the milk man leaving bottles of milk on the back porch in a metal crate! Thanks for bringing back that sweet memory. Thanks also for your very encouraging comment on my blog post about felt Christmas ornaments. Will look forward to seeing what *you* make!

Hugs,
Mary @ Redo 101

Lori said...

I'm right after you at the potpourri party. I remember playing at birthday parties, drop the clothespin in the milk bottle.

Pam said...

Yup, I'm old enough to remember the milk man leaving glass bottles at the door.
My Mother used the cream at the top of the milk in her coffee.

Vee said...

Love a good milk bottle!

Shelley said...

I love your milk bottles and the little crates...my guess as to the game would be trying to land clothespins in them :)
Blessings

Diann said...

Love all yur milk bottles and crates. I have the hardest time finding either one while thrifting. But, once in awhile I get lucky! Thank you for sharing with us at TTF and have a great weekend!

Tina said...

Love the bottles and the crates!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

CUTE! I could have bought some old milk bottles over the summer and I am so sorry I did not. You could do so many cute things with them. Have fun grocery shopping!

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

I sure do remember the milkman. Things were so different in those days. My mama gave the last milkman we had, a key in case she wasn't there so he could put the milk right in the refrigerator.

Today I would think twice before doing that.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your nice comment.

Hugs
Iris

Sarah said...

Very cute! Have a great weekend!

Sarah

Honey at 2805 said...

How lucky for you to find exactly what you were looking for! Cute milk bottles.

Thank you for linking to Potpourri Friday! Your participation helps to make the party better!

Tammy said...

We never had milk delivered, but Christina's comment about her red hair reminded me of a funny story. I once worked with a woman who's then grown son had bright red hair. She told us when he was little the family joke was always that he got his red hair from the milkman. When he was about 3 the two of them were at the grocery store when a sweet elderly couple stopped to talk to him. They asked him where he got his handsome red hair, to which he proudly replied, "From the milkman!". His mom was mortified! hehehe

Pamela said...

Those are fabulous treasures for sure!! It would be soo lovely to have simplier times when the milkman would come as well as the Mailman door too door. Thanx for coming to the party! Hope your week started off well!

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

I almost bought some of these bottles today! The crates are more than perfect! We had our milk delivered, too. With 5 kids he couldn't deliver it fast enough! Thanks for joining last week's Club G.W. This week's party should be up tonight. Hope to see you there!

xoxo
kathleen