My town had our town-wide yard sale this past Saturday. There were 49 “registered” yard sales and who knows how many “unregistered”. Woohoo! I loooove town-wide yard sale day!
I didn’t make out as well as I had two years ago (they didn’t have it last year but I was told that they had so many phone calls that they will be having it every year going forward! Woot!)
Awhile back, I had seen an idea in a magazine where you take old glass bottles, a dowel and black and white photo copied pictures. Wrap the picture around the dowel and drop it into the bottle, then release and – voila! You have a “photo frame”!!!
Well, I had looked at several antique shops and they all want $12/$15/$18 for these bottles. Now, this was to be an experiment and I didn’t want just one bottle so I wasn’t really willing to pay that kind of money. Well, I approached one yard sale and what did I find but an entire box of different shaped bottles, so I went over and picked a couple up. The homeowner came over and must have seen the “I wonder how much they want for these?” look on my face because she volunteerd, “25 cents per bottle”. Yes, you read that right. TWENTY-FIVE-CENTS-PER-BOTTLE!!!!
I was explaining to her what I wanted to do with them and wondered aloud if they were going to be too “dark” to see the photos through. “No”, she thought, “if you’re using black and white, I’ll bet they’ll be just fine!” Then, I stopped and reminded myself what she had said – TWENTY-FIVE-CENTS-PER-BOTTLE!!!! How could I possible go wrong??? Look at these beauties again, will ya?!?!?!
All she had were blue bottles but I am in love with these. I haven’t had the chance to put the photos in yet (there’s got to be some sort of dowel-ish thing around my house somewhere) but even without them, these bottles look awesome!
Yeah, I’m a little excited, could ya tell???