Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Vintage Bottle With Industrial Swagger

I found a tall, vintage amber glass bottle at an antique shop last weekend.  While at the register paying, an elderly man behind me said, "I used to drink from those when I was a your age."  I said, "They are cool looking bottles but they charge extra for alcohol." (LOL)  I could just imagine this guy in his youth, holding this giant bottle with a bunch of his buddies back in the day, most likely sharing it among the group.  Little did he know there would be a day when folks like myself would be collecting his castaways.

The foot tall bottle makes a cool statement on its own accord but I couldn't help but embellish it a bit to give it some extra character.

A vintage, flat wrench with lots of wear, age and character looked like a super accompaniment.  I attached it with a piece of rusted, metal spring that I saved from some of my other projects.

Another piece of spring was added to the bottle's neck to "tie" the look together.

A neat combination of reclaimed materials.  Now I want to find another bottle like this.  I feel the need to adorn more of them in various ways!

Sharing this at:
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia - Tuesday's Treasures
Coastal Charm - Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
At Home With K: Terrific Under Ten Tuesday
Kammy's Korner - Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday
The Thrifty Home - Penny Pinching Party
Someday Crafts - Whatever Goes Wednesday
The Shabby Creek Cottage - Transformation Thursday


  1. Just visited Frugal Tree "Etsy". I'll be in the market for some of those coiled metal candle holders....very nice unique gift idea's :)

  2. rustic and manly! I'm a girl, but hey, I like rustic and manly too! :) Thanks for sharing on Kammy's Korner. And you've gotta be an all right guy - you wear cowboy boots. BONUS! haha


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