Ideas for Christmas gifts and festive home decor:
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
On a recent trip, I found tons of these wonderful antique bottles! My mind went wild with ideas for their use. First I thought they would be perfect for little sprigs of flowers. And as you can see they are! They have two nice flat sides so they would be easy to repurpose. A vintage decal or perfume bottle label, some sparkle and some Mod Podge ~ then old pieces of jewelry and ribbon and it's a gorgeous vanity bottle! I also thought they would make great favors and/or name plates at a tea or shower. There are tons of pretty stickers available at places like Michaels. Just write in the guests name, add a wild flower stem and wait for the Wows!
Of course I had to know the history. I purchased an entire box of these from sweet couple that were bottle dealers. They said they picked them up from a museum action in Indiana. Apparently boxes of these were donated, but the museum only had room for so many, so the rest went to auction. The dealers believe these date from the late 1800's to the early 1900's and were probably perfume bottles. The museum did not provide them with any information and they are basing this on their years of expertise in the antique bottle business. While I love background information on my finds, I'm not sure it entirely matters as they are WONDERFUL just loaded with cozy cottage charm!!
I'm keeping some and selling the rest at The Pink Rose Cottage. They are available singly or in a group of three. My personal favorite is groups of three. I have three on my kitchen windowsill right now and I'm looking forward to more summer blossoms so I can change them often!
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
I'm showcasing two gorgeous vintage tablecloths from The Pink Rose Cottage!
First is a gorgeous, unused, and in the original box Wilendur! The pattern is called "Painted Daisy". Got to love it because it's pink!
And the second vintage tablecloth is another stunner! A fantastic Southern Belle with scenes from her day.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Added some wonderfully shabby chic vintage tablecloths to The Pink Rose Cottage today.
These tablecloths are "no worry" cloths. They aren't perfect, but nice to use and will set a gorgeous table.
There are a few cutters in the group as well. Perfect if you make pillows, window treatments, and more!
You can find these bargain beauties and more in the Vintage Printed Tablecloths category.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes:
Increased thirst and frequent urination
Sweet smelling breath