Monday, November 29, 2010

From Trash to Treasure

Almost every weekend, and usually Saturday morning unless the weather is bad, my wonderful husband and I usually start our morning by enjoying a bagel and coffee at Panera Bread. I love their hazelnut coffee! And just to tell you how much I love hazelnut coffee, I also carry with me a can of GFI hazelnut coffee that I add to it. Yummm. Yes, I love my hazelnut.

Anyway, after we've had our bagel and coffee, we head to the flea market(s) to look for anything beachy, vintage and of course old bottles. The dirtier they are, the more I like it. My husband would rather buy them already cleaned but half of the fun to me is cleaning them up and giving them a makeover! And so far I've been able to clean them all except one.

Here are a few we found this weekend. We found a lot of little bottles that will make cute little seashell bottle sets. I've already started on a set. I see aqua, I see blue :)



And I had to show you this bunch we found at another flea market. Look at that cute little white bottle. I love that one. It's one of my favorite. It's an old Scuffkote shoe polish bottle....white shoe polish. No need to clean that one out. I think it is beautiful white.



Here's the awesome bottle caddy my husband made one day while I was at work. He even organized them! He's a keeper don't you think? But now we have so many bottles, he has to make another caddy!


Here's another little treasure I found at the flea market this weekend. I found two little pink glass boats. I just loved these. Had to have them for my Etsy shop. One has already sold. Have one left.




And finally, here is my trash turned into treasure. All of these bottles are currently available in my Etsy shop.



Thanks for stopping by!

14 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Darling! I love old bottles too. I think we had one of those white scuff coat shoe polish bottles when I was a kid. Hugs-Diana

Kaybe said...

Very nice find. Your bottles are so pretty.

Love of the Sea said...

I love the bottles and also the little pink boat. So cute!!!

Little Black Scrap Cat said...

Love your flea market finds. Also like the dirty, in the rough bottles. I have a few of my own...

Maya said...

Nice tradition you two have!!! Great to get a "behind the scene" look!!

Maya said...

.... ops! I wasn't quite finished..., well, the boat is super cute!

Maya @ Completely Coastal

Debbie said...

I collect old bottles too! The aqua ones are favorites of mine. Just started collecting lavender ones as well. That caddy that your hubby made is great!
Those tops you made for the bottles are gorgeous!
Debbie@lakehouse
I'm your newest follower.

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Carol,
I found your blog through "Love of the Sea" and I have become a new follower..Lets hear it for hazelnut coffee!!!! I love that one too..
My bathroom theme is ocean inspired and I saw the cutest mermaid in your ETSY store..
I look forward to visiting often.
Have a sweet day,
Elizabeth

Shellbelle said...

What a great collection and a wonderful way to spend the day. I'm with you on the coffee, but I love vanilla caramel, yep, makes me want to do the happy dance.

Drawn to The Sea said...

Lovely creations. So... do you keep the best ones, your favorites? I certainly would ;-)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the jars and enjoyed looking at your Etsy shops! LOVE the jewelry! Happy holidays! ♥

classic • casual • home said...

You are so talented! I mixed an old bottle (with a leaded glass cross topper) in with all my crystal decanters and it sparkles and updates everything.
Thanks.
Mary Ann

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

What a pretty collection - you really made treasures out of the bottles with the seashells. The pink boat is the sweetest...

simpledaisy said...

Those bottle are gorgeous!!!