11.18.2010

Decorating With The Ordinary

I love decorating with items that are not typically considered "decor", like glass bottles for example. They can add a vintage, old-world kind of look to any space!

I especially love this look...the robin's egg blue, the brass, old books and bottles...it is just perfect!
























41 comments:

Bursts of Bubbles said...

These glass bottles are amazing, I always imagine having some on my kitchen window :D

Everlasting Blooms said...

Very beautiful photos! There is something about decorating with old treasures that I love too! These old glass bottles are perfect :)

Amanda said...

i love the look of pretty glass bottles. i found a few at hobby lobby that i really liked. :)

Diana Mieczan said...

I also love decorating my place with different bottles and jars:) Those photos are so beautiful
Kisses, my dear

Bela said...

Indeed, Poppy Girl!! I do like to show different itens while decorating my spaces! I have just bought a desk and it looks like antique and I put a tea can I received from an England friend! SO cute!!

Love your images!! Thanks for all dedication you always have!!! Love!! Bela.

Dawn said...

Oh WOW! This brightened up my day. I Love Love Love the blue bottles with the pink flowers...my 2 most favorite colors.
I think I need to find some for all my window sills!!!
Thanks for the eye-candy:))

Valerie said...

I love the idea of using old jars as vases. So pretty and unique looking!

xo
Valerie

Marcie said...

Beautiful! These old bottles are so pretty! I just love the soft colors and using them for vases is so smart. Great and pretty post!

M

Annie said...

Glass bottles are absolutely one of my favorite decorations. Love all of these images so much! xo

Flotsam Friends said...

Yep, the simple things in life... Really love the shelves in shots #1 and #2. Love the bluey/green colour and the worn white... The bottles are simple yet stunning aren't they. Pruxxx

marian said...

You could call it 'decorating with things from the lab' and you know what, I love it!!! Those bottles in different shapes, instead of containing colourful potions, now filled with flowers!
Have a great weekend!!!
Marian

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i love old bottles too!

Kai.Mercado. said...

Ilove this...I literally have 17 shelves already built into my room and i have NO idea what to put in all of them!!!

this free bird said...

I'm a huge fan of these pictures...and the simple elegance and unexpectedness of the glass bottles. They come in so many shapes, sizes, colors and always leave me with a delightfully airy feel!

xoxo,
Carrie

Gloria said...

Oh my! I love all of these! I have always had a soft spot in my heart for old bottles. That love started with me when my grandma introduced her drawer of old bottles to me as a young girl (allowing me to pick out a bottle from it when we visited her each Summer). Great memories!
I hope you have a beautiful evening...:)
xoxo Gloria

MarchMusings said...

Its the everydayness of these that make them look so good

A Plum By Any Other Name said...

I am such a sucker for old bottles. I try not to buy them unless I can think of a purpose for them right then and there. Turns out, I have a lot of "vases" now. :)

Kelly said...

oooo I love this idea!

Tee, Passports and Postcards said...

I love this! I've been saving a few cool looking bottles and I'm thinking about putting peacock feathers in them.

Rosie said...

Hey there dear one,
I am back in the land of the living...FINALLY!!!! Thank you my sweet friend for your concern...I am just too busy to be under the weather.

Oh, I am a firm believer in the "WOW" factor...this is what we call it when you through the unexpected into the mix...your collection of "soft" vignettes is WONDERfilled!

Ordered my tree for Monday dear heart...YIPPEEEEEEE! My one splurge is a flocked tree, and I always cut off the bottom 2 ft of boughs for vignettes around the house...I will put the tea on, come and help me...Oh, if only...thank you for your fine visit...happy WISHES...~R~

Indigo said...

I love the first photo. The egg shell blue looks amazing framing the white ornaments.

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Marie said...

I think the robin's egg blue, white, and cream combination is so lovely that it will always work!

***** Marie *****
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Andrea said...

I agree with you, decorating with old bottles gives such a lovely shabby chic look. Great post!

Andrea said...

I agree with you, decorating with old bottles gives such a lovely shabby chic look. Great post!

Stacey said...

They definitely add character and a touch of whimsy to a space!

Fashion Meets Food said...

What a cute way to decorate. I am thinking this would look gorgeous come February when I am sick of looking at the snow lol.

xo

Taj Acosta said...

So pretty! I loved pouring over each delicate picture! Have a wonderful weekend dear! xo

Steph said...

I love this look too, so pretty :)

georgia~gigi said...

Happy Friday Poppie Girl!
Oh, I just love your style! I would love to go shopping with you! I do hope someday, wouldn't that be so fun!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend friend!
Love ya lots!
gi gi

Life love, clutter and other beautiful things. said...

me too! so pretty!!! hope you are having a lovely weekend xox

francis said...

Visiting your wonderful blog so beautiful and inspiring made me very happy .
I'm a little grumpy and everything is not how I like it .... I cannot seem to find any peace of mind .
Reading the words :
THE-ROBIN'S-EGG-BLUE touched me .
I do love beautiful words , how they sound and what they mean .
It's so beautiful to think of your blue as robin's egg blue .
I am going to get myself together and make something amazing of this day ! Thanx

Martina said...

So lovely these pix - ike spring in november! Have a great weekend!

Signe said...

Just stunning! Will keep my eyes open for some pretty old bottles when I go to the marked :)
And a happy weekend to you!

Nell said...

I love glass jars with flowers in. It's how we decorated the tables at our wedding and i'm always saving nice jars to put flowers in around our flat! xx

Krystal said...

glass bottles are totally great decorating thing!

Kai.Mercado. said...

Love this idea and LOVE your blog. That is why I just gave you a stylish blogger award! Go check it out on my newest post! xoxo

Cornflake said...

Oh I love these images. I agree they do add a touch of the 'old-worldy'. x

Rhiannon Nicole said...

DEF one of my fave looks :) So glad you feel the same way too gorgeous! xo

Champagne Macarons said...

Lovely post. The simplest items can make the beautiful statements. Wishing you a lovely week.
xoxo, B

Rosie said...

Oh dear one, I do love this post in all it's "blue glass goodness".
How are you my dear...hoping this note finds you well and healthy again...missing you my dear...
Have a happy week full of much laughter and joy...xoxox...Rosie

~Caro~ said...

I don't know why, but I can only see the first picture...but this alone is very beautiful! I like the vintage items combined with white! Pretty

~Caro~
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