Sunday, August 30, 2009

Today's Thrifty Treasures and Met Monday

Happy Monday! Today I am joining Rhoda for "Today's Thrifty Treasures" @ Southern Hospitality
and Susan for "Metamorphosis Monday" @ Between Naps on the Porch

I didn't have a very successful thrifting weekend. I decided to visit some new thrift shops that are south of the city but didn't come away with much.

What I did buy were six bottles for 50 cents apiece. I initially intended on using them for some more snowmen but decided to dig through my supplies and alter the bottles with a vintage flair. I used some book pages, stickers, copies of vintage postcards from my collection, lace, keys, wire and old jewelry. A simple project with not much time or money invested.

Here's a before and some after pictures.

Happy Thrifting!!


  1. So precious! You're so clever to think of this.

  2. Those bottles sure got a great little makeover. Nice job!

  3. Very cute decorative bottles!

  4. The bottles turned out great! Although I do love your snowmen too. :-) I look forward to seeing your wall rack with the vintage stove knobs!

  5. Cute idea for the bottles. What a great way to "jazz" them up.

  6. What a great idea!!! I have some old bottles I could try and get creative with! thanks for stopping by!


  7. Jane,
    The bottles are lovely...they would be an asset in any room....

    Thank you for visiting with me and I do hope you'll drop by again...

    God bless...Betty

  8. Those look really nice.
    I hope you will come by for a visit.
    Its So Very Cheri

  9. NEAT project!!! :) I love the vintagey look with the cool scrapbook papers. Very creative. Thanks for the visit!

  10. Hi Jane,
    love your jars and bottles.

    thanks for coming by last week. i'm slow getting around but here i am. Love your blog and have signed up to follow so i can stay right on top of your lovely things.

    barbara jean

  11. You must have so much fun creating these great pieces. Can I come over and play?

  12. I love what you did with the bottles, they are beautiful. I see in an earlier post you got a wonderful birdcage too. I'm on the hunt for one but so far have had no luck!

  13. Wow....I love what you did with the bottles. I really enjoyed your blog and I've signed up to follow yours. Thanks for visiting mine and leaving such a nice comment.

  14. Love the bottles! I have tried decoupaging some bottle with vintage images and haven't had any luck. I think I will try stickers next.


  15. What a creative project, they look lovely! Thanks for stopping by yesterday.

  16. I LOVE LOVE LOVE these bottles, any chance you'll pop over to Normandy Life and give me a tutorial. This is something I would love to learn how to do.
    a bientot

  17. Love the little bottles, but REALLY love what you've done with them! The are perfect!!

  18. What a sweet and simple look! Loved them.

    I dont know if I have ever had the pleasure of you stopping by my blog... I would love you to stop by anytime.

    TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

  19. I just love how your bottles came out...wonderful!

  20. The bottles look great! Really pretty :)

  21. Hi Jane!
    Thanks for visiting. I think we may have been separated at birth! I collect bottles for collage work favorite one of yours is the one with the orange flowers...Sweet! Your blog is lovely.


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