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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Altered antique bottles

Hi guys! I wanted to share some antique bottles that I altered. These were dug bottles so there is a bit of grunge here and there. These first ones are apothecary style. I added strips of ledger paper from an antique ledger book. (It was on who had paid their road taxes in Clark County South Dakota I believe) I added numbers that I color copied off old church choir board numbers that I have (the black ones) and a vintage flash card. I love numbers! I found 3 vintage crystal stoppers in my stash that fit these perfectly. I added vintage black taffeta ribbon and either vintage lace or lengths of vintage cloth measuring tape ..more numbers!
I had some smaller bottles too. This one has a Graphics Fairy perfume label image ( I am linking this up to her Brag Monday (just follow the link)
A smaller apothecary bottle w/ a GF image. I added corks where I had them to fit.
A vintage aqua bottle with a GF bird. This had a larger mouth so I just wrapped it w/ vintage lace.
This was a tiny purple one. More GF images.
Cobalt blue w/ a GF perfume label.
This one has a copy of a fav antique stereograph card image that I have and a picture of a luna moth my daughter took last year.
These last 2 are 2 of my fav antique photos. This came from a pic of a brother and sister. The crown is stamped and the butterfly is a Dover image.
This is Max.
And this is Mabel. She is sitting on a mushroom image from an old postcard I have. I hope to have these listed in my handmade shop soon. Hope you have a great weekend! 'Til next time! Julia


Sweet Posy Dreams said...

The number ones are my faves. So creative!

hopeandjoyhome said...

Those are my favs too Carol..I do have a weakness for the old photo ones too..those faces are almost family at this point! :)

Scrollwork said...

I am so enchanted by blue bottles—that one's my favorite. Lovely work!