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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Show & Tell Friday: Vintage Bottles & Sea Shells

A few months back, we went to a wholesale gift show and found a woman selling these lovely antique bottles to which she had soldered various sea shells. I had never seen anything like it before and instantly wanted a few for myself.
I purchased the two small bottles pictured below.
Sometime later we went to an antiques flea market and found this fabulous antique bottle with the star fish....the seller said she made all the items in her booth and this was an old French bottle....one-of-a-kind.
I, of course had to make that purchase and here is how I'm displaying them at this time.
Please visit Cindy at My Romantic Home to see many more participants in Show and Tell Friday.
Have an enjoyable weekend......your comments are always appreciated.




This is the way I'm displaying them now.

24 comments:

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

Those are very unique...I've never seen anything like them. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Red's Nest said...

Very unique. I just had a party last month and used vintage bottles just like these at each place setting with ribbon and a single rose for each lady to take home as a favor. These are very pretty. Great idea.

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

As everyone else said....very unique!! Thanks for sharing them!!

Hootin' Anni said...

I have tons of apothecary jars filled with seashells that I've picked up on our local beaches....but this?!! THIS is one terrific way to display 'em. I like YOUR idea much better.


Mine's posted ---

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Cindy said...

Very different! So lovely.
cindy

Sheila said...

WOW!! Those vintage jars topped off with sea jewels.. What a beautiful idea.. Thanks for sharing..

Gee said...

You must love them very much. They are unique to me. Thanks for sharing.

Carla said...

How interesting!!! They look marvelous displayed together!! Where did you get your header??? I love it:)

Mary said...

There is something magical about seashells. I like the way you have them displayed. Thank you for sharing.

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Very interesting pieces! I must become a follower to see what else you have in store. Come check out my blog when you have the chance.

Chari said...

Hi Lenore...

Ohhh...what fabulous decorative bottles these are...I'm so glad that you shared them with us today for Show & Tell Friday...I've never seen anything like them!!! Well...it just doesn't get any better than this...I love interesting old bottles and I love shells!!! You know, your french bottle looks like its mercury glass...is it? Love how it's topped off with a pretty starfish and the lacy looking coral!!! Love the pretty shells on the other two bottles too!!! Sooo very pretty and unique!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

very vintagey bottles.. i love them all.. thanks for sharing.. have a great day..

The Watts Family said...

What a beautiful Collection. So pretty thanks for sharing Blessings Heather :D

Leann said...

Oh Lenore

What great vintage bottles. I love what the artists have done with them.

Enjoy
Leann

Susan B said...

A very pretty display! Thank you for sharing them.

Michele said...

I love sea shells and anything ocean related. These bottles are something I've not seen before either. How lucky for you to have found them in two different places and have them go perfectly together! I like how you have them displayed.

Michele R.(CA)
Luvkittysgiveaways at Gmail dot com
Butterfly Whispers

ALWAYS THE ABRAMYANS said...

These are very beautiful! I've never seen anything like this before. I'm going to be looking out for them now. I too love seashells. Thanks so much for sharing!

Chari said...

Hi Lenore...

Just read your sweet notes...so happy that you came by and thank you so much for all of your sweet compliments!!!

I wanted to leave you the link to Ed's Flikr toys...it's where I frame my photos. The photos in my header are framed with an effect called frosted glass from the framer option on that page! I also have Picasa and used it to put the header together...but I also use Ed's Flikr mosaic maker as well!

Here is the link...have lots of fun, my friend!!!

http://bighugelabs.com/

Warmest wishes,
Chari

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

What a beautiful display! I love old bottles!
Brenda

Lady Farmer said...

I have not seen anything like these before. They are quite interesting ~ I love the old bottles. Seems things of the sea are very popular now.
Blessings!

Sue said...

Hi

So unique---would love a few for myself.

Thanks for visiting my blog and your nice comment.


Sue

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Oh my gosh! I just love those! Thanks for joining in on Show and Tell!!!

sez said...

These are so creative. I love shells and things from the ocean :)

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Still trying to make the rounds of Show n Tell participants...your bottles are gorgeous! Love the seashell "toppers"!