Saturday, May 4, 2013

Thrifty Acres - Vintage Bottle As A Vase

Hello! Last November I attended a church rummage sale, where I paid a dollar for a vintage bottle. It had once held apple cider vinegar, but I thought it'd make a cute vase. 

And so it does:

Close-up of that vintage label:

I don't know how old this bottle is, but judging from the graphics on the label, I'd guess it could be around a hundred years old, give or take a decade or two. So in that case, it matches the age of our house. 

Vases are plentiful at thrift stores, usually very cheaply, but this bottle would have been classified as a vintage item and thus would have been priced accordingly. It likely would have cost more than one dollar at a thrift store.

The stem inside the "vase" is from the plant Epimedium versicolor 'Sulphureum'. I purchased it at a local nursery because, as the plant's care tag says, it is "...especially well suited to difficult areas beneath trees or on slopes....Tolerant of dry shade when well established." And this plant has lived up to that billing very well!

2 comments:

  1. You could even tie a cute bow through that loop handle!

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