This week I am featuring some of my vintage bottles on Thursday Thrifty Treasure. I loved vintage bottles before they became so collectible. As I mentioned before my late husband always brought me stuff that others might consider unusual gifts. Anytime he ran across old bottles while out land surveying he brought them home to me knowing I would squeal with delight. This was during the early years of our marriage but as with most careers his progressed and he became a Registered Land Surveyor. Then he moved into management without much time to spend in the field. So to my sorrow I lost my vintage picker, but I was so proud of his accomplishments.
The Milk of Magnesia bottle is one of the first vintage bottles he ever brought me. I think it was during the first year of our marriage. He also brought me a bunch of smaller brown and clear bottles over the years too. (not pictured)
Here the Milk of Magnesia bottle makes another appearance on the blog in my post about using houseplants to de-stress your home.
This pretty aqua bottle is another my husband brought home all those years ago. I used it last year in this simple Christmas vignette.
The green gallon jug was a gift from one of my daughter’s friends. When my daughter saw it in her friend’s barn she said “my Mom would love that jug”. Her friend sent it to me and it soon became part of my St. Patrick’s Day mantel last year. I added the jute to the top to tie in with the other pieces on the mantel.
The two aqua bottles came from the Treasure Hunt Antique Mall where I have a booth. One of the vendors was having a sale on vintage bottles and I could not pass up these two. As I’ve said before I think I am a better shopper than vendor at the Treasure Hunt.
The seltzer bottle came from Décor Steals a while ago. Even though it probably isn’t vintage I picked up the small double handled bottle in a little basket at a thrift store just because it was so cute.
This demijohn is the mother of all the vintage bottles in my collection. Read how I found it here and how it was from my husband, posthumously.
Stuffed with little white lights the demijohn made such a nice glow on the hearth last Christmas.
Even though the Nester’s October writing challenge begins next week I am going to keep TTT going and make it a part of my series. Wordless Wednesday continues independent of the challenge since it is wordless after all.
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