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chellflower
Tyler, TX
(Zone 8b)

November 9, 2012
6:28 PM

Post #9329317

Will trade plants or pay postage for empty bottles from wine, liquor, soda, (labels still intact preferred). Please post pics if possible.
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

November 9, 2012
7:38 PM

Post #9329358

Hi Chell, How soon do you need them? If you aren't in a rush I'll start saving for you and will ask friends and neighbors to do the same. Are you looking for clear glass, colored glass, or is either acceptable?

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

November 13, 2012
9:37 AM

Post #9332072

Hubby has several gallon bottles of wild turkey 101, don't know what he is saving them for. I will ask if he wants to get rid of a few. They are clear.
chellflower
Tyler, TX
(Zone 8b)

November 14, 2012
5:33 AM

Post #9332773

Fruity, no major rush... just hoping to do some crafts ith the kids.



Tater, Gallon sized would be awesome! Please find out if Hubby will part with some.

TY ;)

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

November 15, 2012
5:09 AM

Post #9333646

Hubby says you can have some of the gallon bottles, they still have labels. Let me go to the store and find a box for you. Do you want them sent in a flat rate box? I think I can fit two in a large box, or I can find a plain box. Don't know how much postage will be for the plain box? Flat rate will be about $15.00.

What re you doing with them?
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

November 15, 2012
4:09 PM

Post #9334156

LK, just a thought that one of those large size "C" Regional Rate Boxes will hold more volume than a regular Large Flat Rate box, and it would also be more economical to ship since you're both in TX.

I found two empty Blenheim Ginger Ale bottles and have set them aside for you until I have enough to fill a box, Chell. These are 12 ounce bottles and the Blenheim logo is a decal instead of a paper label. Interested?

http://www.blenheimgingerale.com/




taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

November 15, 2012
4:14 PM

Post #9334166

I will have to ask about the regional box Fruity, never hear of it.
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

November 15, 2012
4:43 PM

Post #9334198

Go to USPS.com and check them out, LK. Regional boxes come in sizes A, B and C for small, medium and large. Large is very nice.

chellflower
Tyler, TX
(Zone 8b)

November 15, 2012
5:54 PM

Post #9334245

Taters, the plain box would probably be fine...whichever way costs less.
Not sure quite yet what we'll do with them, getting a bottle cutter soon and we'll use our imaginations depending on the shape of the bottles, LOL.

Just let me know how much postage will be or if you'd like plants in trade.

Tell Hubby I said 'Thanx'
Chell
chellflower
Tyler, TX
(Zone 8b)

November 15, 2012
5:57 PM

Post #9334247

Fruity,

Those look pretty cool...yes we're interested! Just let me know before you send them if you would like postage or plants in return.

Thank you, Chell

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

November 15, 2012
6:04 PM

Post #9334259

I would love to have a canna or two, maybe the red spider lily, ginger, and or elephant ear if you still have any of these. Thanks!
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

November 15, 2012
7:18 PM

Post #9334325

You and the boys are going to have fun! I'll hold onto the Blenheim bottles for you and will continue to add to the box. No point mailing only two bottles :) Thanks for the plants offer but it's getting a bit late in the year here to receive them.

chellflower
Tyler, TX
(Zone 8b)

November 16, 2012
9:51 PM

Post #9335214

Okay Taters, plants it is... I'll start puttng a box of them together for you, probably won't be able to mail it till after T'giving though.

Fruity... remember, I have a greenhouse. I can put some goodies back with yur name on them until Spring... I have some Red Shrimp plants rooting right now, (you know its tempting, LOL) ...let me know if you want anything I have.

Thanks ladies!
C

This message was edited Nov 17, 2012 12:53 AM

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

November 17, 2012
7:07 PM

Post #9335887

No hurry on shipping.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 11, 2013
6:32 AM

Post #9479769

Hey Chell, I have a box of bottles ready to go to the post office today, you should have them early next week if not sooner!
chellflower
Tyler, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 12, 2013
7:09 PM

Post #9481969

Awesome! I'll start getting your box of plants together...I'll let you know before I mail it.

Thanks! Chell

AliKat32

AliKat32
Greenfield, NH
(Zone 5b)

April 14, 2013
5:49 PM

Post #9484036

Chell

Do you need more bottles -- we drink alot of wine around here so let me know!

Candi

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 15, 2013
11:17 AM

Post #9484999

chellflower, I shipped your bottles fedex, and the delivery confirmation number says they were delivered Saturday. Hope they arrived safely!
chellflower
Tyler, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 22, 2013
1:29 PM

Post #9493378

Hi Taters,

I got the bottles...thanks!
I mailed your box today priority so it should arrive about Wednesday. Conf # 9505 5107 6636 3112 5223 79
Thanks for the trade.
Chell/Chellflower

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 22, 2013
1:37 PM

Post #9493388

Thanks for the info, I will let you know when they arrive! Hope you can find a good use for them? We will be waiting for pictures!
chellflower
Tyler, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 23, 2013
7:25 AM

Post #9494266

I'm sure finding a use for the bottles won't be a problem...cutting them may be. I hope this glass cutter works well...wish me luck!

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 23, 2013
9:51 AM

Post #9494399

Lots of luck!

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 24, 2013
12:04 PM

Post #9495762

Chell, I got the plants today, thanks so much! One was marked elephant ear, the others are not marked. I think they are cann's? One I don't know, maybe the spider lily?
chellflower
Tyler, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 27, 2013
9:17 AM

Post #9498953

Linda,

sorry, I was in a rush to box/mail before work. I used pieces of mini blind for labels and placed them in the bags. The only bag that didn't get a label was canna Corsica. Here's what I sent you...

EE mammoth bulb
red spider lily
cannas: red leaf, Wyoming, Corsica

...I think that was all I got in the box. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask.
Thanks for trading!

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 28, 2013
9:19 AM

Post #9499836

Thanks, that helps a lot!

Cajun2

Cajun2
(Carole) Cleveland, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 30, 2013
8:53 AM

Post #9580007

Chell, i may have some for you... labels still on them. i told a girl at work about wanting to make a bottle tree. even showed her pictures (you know, blue, green, red.. pretty colors). she brought me her bottles... 5 brown and 1 white. ummmm ok "thank you." sigh. not what i had in mind.

i'm not in a rush for plants b/c everything is baking out there right now, but if you could keep me in mind this fall i'd be happy to box these up for you. i'll take a picture for you too. some are unique too--i like them, just not what i was hoping for.

also... i read about a super neat & easy way to cut bottles. you soak dental floss (not waxed) in acetone (like from Sally's). then you wind it around the bottle at the place you want it "cut" and let it dry. supposedly it will just snap at that place. i've never tried it, but i think you could probably do a bing search for any other details i might have left out. i would do that before i tried cutting glass with anything.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 30, 2013
11:05 AM

Post #9580185

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=sFXngPx3w3M&feature=fvwp

This YouTube video will show you all the different ways to cut bottles, those that work, and those that do not work! All you need us a glass cutter, boiling water and cold water.

Cajun2

Cajun2
(Carole) Cleveland, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 30, 2013
5:45 PM

Post #9580693

i like that one, Linda. i may end up getting one of those cutters.
that's actually amazing.

this is the method i had heard about. kinda scary with the flames and the fumes.
one i had watched was outside (which sounds smarter) but it was the first time the girl had ever done it, so it was kinda scary!
http://youtu.be/yHWYjMlYH50

i vote for the first method with the scoring & then slowly adding boiling water.

(i learned something today!!)
chellflower
Tyler, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 13, 2013
1:46 PM

Post #9597701

We got the Ephram's bottle cutter and used the hot/cold water method. It takes a bit of trial & error (practice, practice!) ...not to mention bottles, LOL but we got the hang of it for the most part. I used to work at a stained glass window shop so am already familiar at working with glass.
The most important part is to be sure to oil the cutting blade (3 in 1 oil will work), as the oil prevents the score line from 'healing' itself. The glass should be heated evenly or will get heat cracks and break away from the score line.
I have an electric glass grinder (from my stained glass days) that I use to smooth the cut edges.

Get lots of practice on junk bottles before trying to cut the special ones. ;)
plantsforpeg
Ventress, LA
(Zone 8b)

October 20, 2013
6:33 PM

Post #9690718

I would love to do this.

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