Friday, June 27, 2008

Vintage Bottle Makeover

Well... I got on a new kick this week.
I found a few old bottles at an estate sale earlier this spring. Even though I didn't know what I was going to do with them and since they were so pretty and weren't going to take up precious room in the garage, I bought 'em. I thought it would be fun to try and embellish the bottles like I've seen so many others do, so I bought a set of pretty vintage perfume and soap label reproductions from Heather's online boutique.
I've been trying to clear off my dining room table this week (ugh) and because my new bottles were just sitting there, I decided now was as good as anytime to create something new.
So here they are...

For this bottle, I used a wood topped cork that a friend of ours made a long time ago. It fit the bottle perfectly and I added the vintage rhinestone jewelry piece for sparkle. I love the old velvet millinery on this one especially.
This was one of the bottles I bought on our trip for 50 cents. I liked it because it had a cap.
This was another bottle I picked up in California. This particular label fit it perfectly.
I think this old bottle might have been an ink well. For this one, I glued an old earring to the top then attached vintage rhinestone buttons to wire and poked them through the earring to give the effect of flowers or old hat pins in a bottle.
I love rhinestones and vintage flocked forget-me-nots. Oh, and lace too...
So there you have it, my new obsession this week.
I still have a few more labels to use.
It's a good thing, cuz I found 4 more old bottles today for 25 cents a piece and they're screamin' to be embellished. hehe


Alison Gibbs said...

How lovely the bottles look. Oh so pretty

LiLi M. said...

I just love love love the bottles and your new banner too!! Enjoy yourself with your new 'obsession', but I prefer to call it a very usefull pasttime! Have a nice day gleuing and embellishing!

Connie said...

Just adorable! I see another thing I'm going to be doing now. Lovely post.

Cheryl said...

Hi Karoline..I know you must be glad to be home after a long trip, and to get back to doing the creative things you love to do! A very cute idea with the bottles! A friend of mine also likes to make the button flowers! Very pretty! :)

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Your bottles are beautiful. You have inspired me to get out my bottles!

Lisa Johnson said...

Your bottles turned out lovely. I have a box full of old bottles waiting to be embellished. Some day I need to sit down and do it like you did.


Linda said...

Your bottles are just gorgeous! I like them all so much....but I'm picking a favorite . I just love the last one, I did think they were hatpins. That is such a cool idea for flowers...buttons, who knew. Hugs, Linda

p.s Love the are so creative.

Paula said...

Wow! They turned out REALLY pretty. ;o)

Kathi said...

Karoline, Your new banner is impressive. Your bottles are so pretty. Oh, those are hat pins. I was trying to figure out what they were. They are pretty and special. Have a lovely day. Kathi

Marja Rijnsburger said...

The bottles have become beautiful with the vintage labels on it. Another idea on my to do list.
Greetings Marja

Maison Douce said...

Ohh, they look simply dreamy...!! And your banner is to die for!! I really enjoyed my visit! Thank you!

joyh82 said...

I love what you have done to these bottles! Very cute.