Is there that one something, that thing whatever it is that catches your eye when ever your out and about. For me that something (among many things) is old bottles.
Every time I’m out whether it’s at a flea market, thrift store, antique shop, yard sale where ever old bottles catch my eye. I may not always buy them but I am always drawn to them.
Growing up my brother would spend days in parks on bottle hunts and come back with the coolest loot and someone elses trash and my brother’s treasures dug up from the earth.
I’ve had this green bottle for as long as I can remember. I love the color and the simple shape.
I love old bottles placed in windows to catch the light. What was once a cast off, is now a star on the windowsill.
When we moved I packed up all of the treasured bottles and packed them away in boxes and there they have stayed for about twelve years…until now.
I found and unpacked some of the bottles that I packed away so long ago and once again have given them a turn in the sun.
Sadly, one of my favorite blue bottles broke. I just love the color and the iridescent look it has ( you can’t tell from the pictures). Well, call me a hoarder but I could not bear to just throw it away.
So, my thought was to make it into a lovely little bud vase or vessel to hold things. And no, not hoarder things like short pieces of string or twist ties from bread wrappers. Just things.
I grabbed a glass cutter and scored around the part that was still “OK”. Thinking I’ll pop off the broken edges and that would be that.
Turns out old glass bottles are much tougher than the ones made today. Go figure.
Well anyway, my husband gave it a shot and used a diamond tip blade to cut off the broken pieces.
It’s not perfect but I’m ok with it, I’ll just add some flowers.
These were a gift from my husband, brought home from a job site. He really knows what this girl likes.
What catches your eye?