Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A New {Vintage} Beverage Rack

"Soda" or "Pop"?

Always a debate which to call it, depending on where you're from apparently.
"people in the South have a tendency to refer to all forms of soda pop as "Coke," 
people in the Midwest call it "pop", says Pop vs. Soda.  

What about the folks in the East and West?!

Funny enough, I used to call it "pop" (am from the Midwest) growing up, but now call it "soda", and to make matters even more wack-a-doodle, I predominately drink Coke when it comes to carbonated beverages, 
so I often just say, "Coke".  

Why all this soda vs. pop nonsense?  Enter, my new vintage beverage rack...

 {photo taken pre Halloween, hence the pumpkins...and they are still sitting there now}

It got me thinking about pop soda, and how there is 
no pop, or soda, or Coke on this rack of mine, only books. 


 I don't think I've ever had a proper book shelf...I often end up using oddities that I feel make a good home for books, like the vintage beverage rack and this ladder...


One can only fit so many books on a ladder, so I'm happy to have found this new piece, which incidentally came my way via my gal pals, Susan and Mary.


It's a little wonky, very rusty, and seems to have permanent water stains (?) on it, 
but I just love it...it's charm outshines all of that!

So what's the verdict..."Soda", "Pop", or "Coke"?

XO,
Stacey

39 comments:

Jerusalem Greer said...

I am from the South and I do refer to all sorts of fizzy beverages as "coke."
Guilty as charged.
Love your find! Too cute!

cynthia lee designs said...

I'm from the midwest and I call it "Pop".
Love your new vintage beverage rack. Love the ladder too. What great ways to display your books.
~Cindy

Susan said...

Used to call it coke but now call it soda. :) it looks perfect in its new home!

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

In MN we call it pop! The bookshelf is very cool!

A Ruffled Nest said...

Pop! But whatever you call it, it will look adorable on your new beverage rack! I also love the books on the ladder, so cute.

Sherrie

Sheila R - Blessed and Distressed said...

I have called it pop... the first time I heard it called soda was my college roommate from St Louis. I love your rack... too cute!

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Stacey,
Love the new ladder book rack and that great soda rack!!!! Awesome.
Let's get together for lunch soon.
Kris

Jen @ Bungalov said...

LOVe it! I'm a "pop" girl myself!

Sarah said...

Soda!! Grew up in California saying soda. We now live in Oregon where most people say pop. It's not uncommon for me to be saying "it's soda, not pop!" :-) I LOVE the rack. Super cute.

Auntie Bliss said...

Everything is Coke!! Including my favorite, Diet Pepsi :) haha...crazy I know :)
LOVE your rack and how you styled it and the ladder too.

Restyled Vintage said...

Love the rack Stacey!

Down here we call it fizzy drink :)

xx Karen

Art and Sand said...

What a great little rack.

I'm from the west coast and I call it coke, but I like the sound of "pop".

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

It's all about "pop" or as my dad used to call it sodie pop in MN. I love your vintage rack used as a book shelf! Ditto on the ladder.

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Dawn said...

Love the new rack, I would love to find something similar to display quilts on. Love yours with all the books.

❀ JoAnne said...

We call it pop, here in Ohio. Your beverage rack is wonderful and I love that you use the words 'wack-a-doodle' and 'wonky' : ) ~ I noticed that you have a book by Mary Emerling ~ I've always loved her!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Great choices in repurposing!! I think it adds character to a home. I love the words on your cart. so cute.

I grew up in WA state and called it pop but my step dad who also grew up in WA state called it sodie pop. Might be a generational thing- from the days of soda fountains. ♥

chateau chic said...

Hi Stacey, I LOVE your soda rack. Yes, we say soda here in the East. We were introduced to "pop" when we lived in Wheaton, IL, but it didn't stick with us when we moved back East. Anyway, your fabulous rack is perfect for books and all kinds of fun stuff.
Mary Alice

Bronwyn said...

It's "pop" in Canada. Love the new rack - so many books to peruse, too. Can I come back for a quick read??

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Hi, I'm from Indiana and we usually just call it pop :) But I love your new find it looks perfect in your home! And love the books on it too! :) Have a happy day! xo Holly

My Vintage Mending said...

Beautiful. Love the colors, the graphics and the clean lines. Glad it came to live with you...smiles..Renee

Jane H said...

I love it! In the Northwest, we say "soda" or just call whatever it is by name.

Thank you for showing a cool way to use this rack - I bought one two years ago, and have not figured out how to use it in my home, but you made this look great!

TracyMB @ Crows Feet Chic said...

It's POP in Canada and I don't drink tea or coffee, so Diet Coke is my beverage of choice. Love your stand - the colour is perfect. I'm thinking now I need to start a pop related collection. ;) TFS!

Urban Farmgirl said...

It could not BE more perfect!! I knew you would give it a loving home. :o)

Mary

Leah C said...

Beautiful "bookshelf"...love it and all its sweet charm!! As for the {debate}, it will always be "soda" to me. Born back East, I never could adopt the midwestern "pop";)

Fran said...

I love your beverage cart!
I grew up in Connecticut and we always said "soda"; my husband is from Boston and they call it "tonic" in Boston...which sounds to me like some sort of barbershop hair product! :) --Fran

Robin said...

LOL. This "fight" comes up in our house all the time. I call it pop, hubby calls it soda. Were both from Wisconsin so you would think it would be the same.

Love your "pop" rack and love it even more that you are using it for books.

Beverly said...

Soda for me. I spent most of my life in south Florida, but now live in North Carolina.

My grandfather had a very similar rack in his store when I was young.

Love it.♥

Jann Olson said...

I am from Utah and it's pop for me. Although, I have been known to say all threee. Your new found rack is amazing. I love it! What charm is brings.
Hugs,
Jann

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

That rack is great! I love it!

suzieQ said...

New England girl has always called it soda, whatever flavor. The rack is fantastic...it is so funny what we will keep and reuse.

McMaster & Storm said...

I say soda most of the time! Although that rack is dandy regardless if you like soda or pop! Xi

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I love your beverage rack...the photos are wonderful! And being from MN, it's all pop to me...

Ann-Marie ~ Brambly said...

I am from California and I call it soda. What a terrific rack!

Vintage Country Girl said...

Here in Indiana...it's POP! I LOVE the rack, AND the polka dot pumpkins. I would totally use the rack for books too. They seem to be coming out of my ears around here. I'm envious of your piece of americana!

Elyse said...

super adorable!

i suppose i say soda! i am addicted to flavored seltzer (strawberry, blueberry, grapefruit -- mmmm) but love a crispy can of coke now and then and a&w rootbeer is a must with popcorn.

ramble ramble

love your style, cutie

xo
elyse

michele said...

omg omg. it's pop. it's always been pop. i feel alienated when i hear soda. i only know baking soda. we lived in st. louis for awhile but had to move away because of so much sodatalk. ok that's a lie. but it's bubbly. they pop. it's pop.

cute pop shelf.

michele

Amy said...

I grew up on the east coast and I said pop. Now I say Diet Dr. Pepper. Until the past few years I have grown a love for DDP. I only had it one time as a teenager at my friends house and I didn't like it. Can't get enough of it now. ~Amy ......great rack!

{northern cottage} said...

yeah I'm afraid it is pop around this cottage! did you have a pop shoppe where you grew up? They're no longer around but good memories!!

QueenFishTail said...

My husband told me the history of "pop": Corks would not stay in the first carbonated beverage bottles, so they created the Hutchinson bottle.It had a rubber washer that had a wire loop.After filling the bottle, they pulled the loop and the washer sealed the bottle and the carbonation kept it in place. When you got ready to drink it, you hit the wire loop to knock it down into the bottle and it "popped", hence the name. Eventually the came up with the bottle cap to make it more sanitary, so I am guessing the nickname faded then.
I also have a rack like this. Love how you used yours!