Just another variation on a vase--this time with a vintage soda bottle carrier and using dried flowers instead of fresh. There is something nice about the aluminum combined with applied paint to the raised advertising Pepsi script.
Old advertising display pieces work great in a home decorating scheme. I look for them in yard sales, thrift shops, and antique stores. Even on line. There is something about the lettering that becomes pattern and texture first, words second, that works well with other furnishings and art. This is especially true with vintage advertising collectibles. The slightly worn and weathered surfaces give off a warm vibe and a nostalgic effect.
I don't drink soda pop any longer, but the beverage occupies a warm spot in my heart still, which harkens back to the days when I could consume an enormous amount of sugary, bubbly, sparkly liquid with no side effects nor extra inches. I STILL long for soda every time I have a hamburger, which isn't often anymore.
And root beer? The best! It became my soda of choice as I got older.