Saturday, October 23, 2010

Soda or Pop? Coke or Pepsi ~~~or RC Cola?

Coke or Pepsi? RC Cola perhaps? And what do you say: soda, cola or pop?

RC is what my husband's family would say. Of course, they owned an RC Cola bottling plant in Oregon for years. I was almost banned from the family the first time I drank a Diet Pepsi in front of them.

I tried to find some old photos of the plant and especially of my DH working there but alas, no luck! What I did find was a cool RC Cola bottle in a local antique store. It was Red and Yellow!  I knew I had THE perfect papers to embellish it with at home. I knew it would look fantastic sitting on my mantle with a few country flowers sticking out of it. I knew my husband would LOVE it. My in-laws would love it...SOLD!
So, even though it was a ridiculous price, I snapped it up. When I went to the purchase counter I learned it was 50% off! THRILLING!!! Such a wonderful surprise when that sort of thing happens...

I brought my little treasure home and whipped out my Cookbookin' Sweet Summertime Busy Bees    paper (red & yellow ~~~PERFECT) and made some of the fan fold flowers that I learned from the amazingly talented Helen Croft. I stacked a couple of them and glued them onto my bottle. Then I added some cute little polka dot ribbon and a couple Maya Road pins and voila!




LOVE it! 

Now if I could just find an old wooden RC Cola bottle crate...

Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Scrapping!

5 comments:

  1. OMG that is awesome, and so creative., I bet you did scroe points with the family! It looks beautiful on your mantle with the fall foliage.

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  2. Ohmygosh, that's fantastic! In my parts, it's called soda, or everything is Coke, even if it's not. LOL I prefer Pepsi. :-)

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  3. what a great story!
    your mantel decos are awesome...

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  4. Love it - what a great project and with family history, too!! We call it pop.

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  5. Do you love Coke or Pepsi?
    ANSWER THE POLL and you could get a prepaid VISA gift card!

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