Thursday, June 23, 2011

bottles...

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I have a little 'thing' for bottles and glassware lately. I have collected far more cloches than I need and antique apothecary bottles seem to call my name. anyone else sharing this obsession...? 

21 comments:

Jimmy The Undercover Designer said...

I collect them too. Old mostly glad someone shares this fascination that people think is strange

Dena @iNSIDE_iDEAS said...

I love the ease & simplicity of your blog. Keep up the good work!

Becky D @ Kings Down Road said...

It's a fun thing to collect! There are some lovely lavender colored ones at my junk store.a

under spanish moss said...

We have been noticing apothecary bottles more and more lately. Cloches have been our obession for a while as well. These images are great examples of how beautifully apothecary bottles can be displayed.

Karena said...

Donna I love these collections. Would you believe I do not have a Cloche yet! I mean who doesn't have a cloche!

I have to admit I am editing out at my home!

Xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

3 Peanuts said...

I love them too. I have a friend that has found many, many antique apothecary bottles in these swampy bogs (n FLA I think). They are incredible. He used to go looking for them...not sure how/why they were dumped there but he has the most amazing collection of beautifully aged ones and gorgeous colors (blues, greens and browns)

Blue Muse said...

I am obsessed myself - cloches cover many a treasure here in museville and bottles are each liitle works of art -- from their plethora of embedded seed bubbles, the mesmerizing waves in the hand blown glass to the variegated patinas that time and the elements have beautifully dressed them in... Le sigh. Told you I was obsessed :)
Most end up as lovely vessels for my cross and sea life bottles, but there are always those bottles that I fall in love with as is and they mysteriously leave the studio and grace my windows, mantle, bookcases and counters at home!
xo isa

house of earnest* said...

umm yes... I have an obsession with apothecary jars and have so many that don't have a place and for some reason, I keep buying them...

elisa rathje said...

absolutely only i don't have an upper limit!! x

allumer * decor said...

yes! I have a collection of little shells in a few on my bookselves in my living room... bath salts in a few in my bathroom and even powdered laundry soap in one in my laundry room...love them!
great post *

Natural Beauty said...

So pretty! I have not caught this bug yet... but I can feel it starting to set in thanks to these photos. These are so pretty http://www.restorationhardware.com/catalog/product/product.jsp?productId=prod1618003&categoryId=cat780015 but I have enough self control to resist them. If I ran into some at an antique store? I'd totally fall off the wagon.

niartist said...

Hi Donna! Have you seen my bottles?? You'll have to email me and I'll send you pics! :) Loving your header - hope you're well! I took pics of my pergola all dressed up this afternoon (with the 2 hour lull in the rain), and I hope you'll stop by and take a peak! :)
xo,
A

La Maison Boheme said...

Such cool collections. You always showcase the most beautiful objects.

paula said...

yes, I have quite a few... in my garage. I know awful. Just havent been able to find a good way to display them in my home. boo.

for the love of a house said...

I will join you at a meeting;) Yes, I have a bit of a "thing" too! I have several sets of dishes (but not a dishaholic- I'm a white plate girl at heart), but glasses- oy! I am obsessed. I've been finding some antique pieces lately that I just can not leave behind;) Also love the large glass bottles of all shapes and sizes!

xxjoan

Kathysue said...

Actually I do!! I love bottles, the shape the colors, they fascinate me. Kathysue

Jamie Herzlinger said...

Love the post! It would be interesting to think of the psychology behind the collecting!
Have a great weekend!
Jamie Herzlinger

Anonymous said...

YES! I have many old bottles. Also I have a bottle tree. And cloches are wonderful... an object takes on a whole different aura when placed under a cloche, n'est-ce pas?

Suzanne said...

I love 'em too. I can't keep them in stock in the shoppe-soon as I bring them in, they're flying out the door.

Suzanne

red ticking said...

ummmm. can you say over 100 nuts?

Barbara@HausDesign said...

I absolutely love them. I did a post a while ago about ideas on how to use them in design if you want to take a look! these aren't antique but I still love the look...also have some vintage ones from our great flea market here in Munich, so yes, I'm definitely hooked!
http://bjdhausdesign.blogspot.com/2011/01/apothecary-jars.html