I came across this vintage gem quite by accident in my “suggested shops” on Etsy a couple days ago and gasped. Jim, sitting on the couch next to me, peeks over and simply says 2 words: Get it.
So what item made me click through the PayPal checkout faster than a speeding bullet?
:: cue angel choir ::
You might be wondering: Jeez, Sash … I see these old crates all over the place – What’s the big deal?
A-Treat Bottling Company was founded in Allentown, PA in 1918 and it’s sodas are only available extremely locally. I grew up outside of Allentown and when my family hosted BBQs and picnics, it was bottles and cans of A-Treat, not Coke or Pepsi products, that filled our beverage cooler.
Since Jim also grew up in the area (though we didn’t know each other at the time), A-Treat is a drink that is near and dear to both our hearts. We are so happy to have brought this dilapidated old crate into our home – It will be well-loved.
Have you ever made an impulse buy because of a feeling of nostalgia?