Archive for January, 2012

Looking for Bottles

January 9, 2012

Over the holidays I heard of a local hardware store that was closing. It had been open since the 1920’s.  I decided to go and glad I did.  They had been cleaning out the building and finding many items that had been forgotten. Among some of the items were; horse drawn plow parts, horse shoes and a few things I ended up bringing home were bottle related.  They had found a few old bottle cappers, used to apply the crown cap onto a soda or beer bottle. They were old, but still in the box, never used. I bought one of those.

I also found bottles. Through the years, people would stop by and buy a soft drink. The bottles were places all over the store in hard to find corners,etc. I found a few Coca-Cola bottles, Tab bottle and a Sprite bottle.  

 You just never know what you will find at places like this. They also had a lot of old advertising signs, etc.  The next time you hear of an old store closing, stop by, you never know what you might find.

2011 in Review

January 4, 2012

WordPress sent me a 2011 in Review of my blog. Here are some of the Stats. Amazing to me!

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 24,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 9 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Visitors from South America: Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador and Columbia

Visitors from Australia, New Zealand, Solomon Islands,  Northern Mariana Islands and Guam

Visitors from Africa: South Africa, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria and Algeria.

Visitors from Europe: England, Italy, Netherlands, France and Spain

Visitors from Asia: Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, India and Malaysia.

Visitors from North America: USA, Canada, Mexico,  Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic.

I want to say Thank you to all my bottle friends from around the world who visited my site in 2011.  I look forward to continuing the blog in 2012 and hope that everyone has a great year with lots of bottle finds.

Happy 2012

Doug