Friday, February 18, 2011

In My Own Backyard

A couple of weeks ago I got an excited call from my husband. He had uncovered something exciting in our backyard. He had been working in the backyard clearing out some trees that day when he saw a couple of brown bottles. His first thought was that someone had been back in the woods drinking. Upon a closer look, he saw more bottles and could feel them under foot. He started digging and undercovered even more bottles. The more he dug around, the more he found. What we discovered was the development we live in used to be an old farm back in the day and we happen to leave in the area where they would dump their trash. We found a huge pile of old bottles.

Lots of Clorox bottles and a variety of other bottles, some usable and some not so. The best finds have been the cobalt blue bottles which are a variety of Phillips Milk of Magnesia bottles and Bromo seltzer bottles in different shapes and shades of blue. There are still more bottles. We still haven't found them all and we're pretty sure that the deeper we dig, the older the bottles will be.

We found one green bottle which I think might have been an old vinegar bottle with a fern growing in it. I think I’ll keep it as a little terrarium (see below).

I can't wait to sit down and create more beautiful sea life bottles with some of these beauties! Be sure to check my blog and my Etsy shop often for new items!

Thanks for stopping by!


Little Black Scrap Cat said...

My father deals in antiques and these bottles are quite a find. I love what you do with them, too! Can't wait to see what you unearth next!

Love of the Sea said...

Of all things to find in your yard! This was meant to be. Can't wait to see what you do with them.

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

This is something, isn't it! All these great bottles for more of your projects right in your backyard!! A hint..., a sign, simply a gift??