Last week’s weakness

My weakness is shopping. Actually, not just shopping. My weakness is shopping, thrifting, collecting….I can’t drive past a car boot sale without dropping in, I can’t visit a new town without thrifting through the charity shops, I can’t ignore a sign saying “Garage Sale” be honest I can’t even drive past a skip without meer-catting my neck up to see if there’s any bounty inside.

So maybe I should share with you my fact here is last week’s weakness.

Collection alert! It appears I have started yet another collection. How many do you have to have of one thing before it becomes a collection?

Well, a few months back I bought an empty milk bottle with Colgate advertising on the front and back. Companies, especially breakfast cereals and tea/coffee paid for their brands to be on milk bottles back in the 80s. It was a great revenue stream for the milk companies who were struggling. This continued into the early 90s until really the demise of milk bottles and the trusty milk man.

So it has just sat on a shelf since then, all lonely amongst the Kilner jars. Until last Sunday when I brought 2 friends home for it.

I bought a Kelloggs cornflakes bottle and a Weetabix bottle from a local car boot.  They had a few more but they weren’t as nice….maybe that means it’s not a collection as I managed to resist buying more!


They will eventually just sit on a shelf in our new kitchen. They will be lovely with simple flowers in, sitting on the breakfast table….next to the supermarket plastic milk bottle!

It is a shame the milk man went out of business, but with increased prices, it is just another thing that couldn’t compete with the large retailers. Can you imagine this picture now?



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  1. 15 January 2012 / 12:37 pm

    I love the idea of those bottles displayed with pretty flowers. 🙂

  2. 15 January 2012 / 12:41 pm

    yes, just need spring to produce some (oh and a kitchen that isnt a bomb site) x

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