Girlfriends, a road trip, and junkin’ for treasures. Sometimes you just need to take a road trip with good friends and go junk hunting. Vintage glass bottles were on the top of my list of things to “hunt” for.
I took a break from sorting and cleaning and painting to go with my friends Melissa and Jackie. This is Jackie wearing our cute “Junker” t-shirt. You can order yours HERE.
We dug thru rusty, dusty, chippy, aged trash to find our vintage treasures.
We filled up the back of Jackie’s vehicle. This photo doesn’t show ALL the stuff. It only shows only a few of the treasures that I found.
Along with some rusty hinges, an aluminum coffee pot and a red-topped syrup dispenser, I found a few old, wonderfully aged bottles and jars. Look at that sweet little bottle that has a wonderful aged purple color.
Years ago, there was a special lady in my life. She had a collection of those beautiful purple tinted bottles that sat on her window sill. She told me that when the clear glass contained manganese and was exposed to sunlight it changed color. If you want to know more about that little tidbit of information HERE is an interesting article.
I love the pearly, iridescence on vintage clear glass. Someone’s trash is now my treasure. Now what would you do with a collection of old bottles? How should they be displayed?
I already had the wire basket and white hydrangeas, just waiting. I was inspired, now. It was coming together.
The cream colored cone flowers were acquired during another girlfriend’s road trip in East Texas at Christmas. And that’s another story.
It is impossible for me to start a project without the help of Kitty No. Obviously, that’s how she got her name.
And here is what I came up with. I love the purple patina on the old glass. I am certainly not a floral designer but I thought this would be a cute way to show off my collection of vintage glass bottles.
This wonderful dresser scarf was also a treasure that was acquired on our road trip. It adds just the right touch, don’t you think so?.
I would love to see how you display your collection of old bottles.
’til next time,