Hooked on Bottles

by leanneja on September 4, 2009 · 5 comments

in Antiques,Decorating

I started collecting bottles about a year ago. My daughter started it for me. She had been at her friend’s house, playing in her back field and found some old bottles buried in the ground. Apparently their back field used to be part of an old railroad line, so they’ve found a lot of bottles and other things buried back there. We cleaned the bottles out as best we could and now they’re here (at each end):

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There are more soda bottles, some spice bottles and a battery oil bottle also on the window sill.

I bought all these small bottles from an antique store a few towns away. They were all in a box with the outside marked $10. They’re a mix of medicine, perfume, spice, battery oil and ink well bottles and are spread throughout my house:

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These are bottles I got at an antique store in Cedar City. They’re going in the girls bathroom when it’s finished:

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These are from the Scottish Festivals we go to. They’re called Bison Brew and will refill them with rootbeer or cream soda for $1 when you bring them back, so I keep them. Plus I love the shape of them:

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Here are some other random bottles that I have around the house, because of their shape or color:

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Sorry about this picture I took it at night and had to use the flash, so it’s not very good. The bottles are hanging from a stucco post and you can lift off the bottom and put tealight candles in them:

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Bottles are fascinating to me. They can have such a history and come in so many shapes, sizes and colors that they’re never boring. Plus, they bring back memories. Here are some more I need to share:

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I’m linking to Hooked on Fridays at Hooked on Houses. I love seeing what everyone else is hooked on this week, so I’m going over to Julia’s Hooked on Houses. You should too.  

Have a beautiful weekend!

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

pk September 4, 2009 at 8:24 am

I like that first photo with the daisies. I also really like the purple bottles. Will be fun to see what you do with them.

Jamie September 4, 2009 at 10:12 am

Growing up my mother always had bottles all around the house, on shelves, windowsills, everywhere! I always loved the blue ones best. I got to pick a few of my favorite ones when I grew up and left home.
A few years ago my mothers house caught on fire, luckily no one was hurt, but she did lose most of her belongings. However most of the bottles where undamadged and are now in her new home!

Nicolette September 4, 2009 at 1:32 pm

There are a lot of things you can do with bottles, especially for your interior. Whether its with flowers or just the bottles themselves.

Nicolette
http://www.furnitureanddesignideas.com/

Wendy September 5, 2009 at 9:12 am

I love bottles, too! I dont have quite as many as you though. I have a couple soda bottles I found by a tree in the backyard, some that DH found clearing out a shed, and one old medicine bottle that I found washed up on the shore in the Gulf of Mexico.

I love those purple ones!

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