My Alpine Home

Friday, December 2, 2016

Two of My Favorite Things. . .Aqua Bottles and Shiny Brites

One of my favorite collections is that of my aqua bottles. 
 
 They're not expensive.  In fact, I've picked most of them up for $3 or less.
 
At Christmas time another favorite collection is that of my
shiny brite ornaments.
 
So, I decided to 'marry' the two.
 


I love the results! 
 
 Notice the ornament on the book with the ribbon tied to the top?  It was one of my sweet mother in laws. I leave it on so that I will remember it's one of hers. When I first did this display I had placed it, along with a second one of her ornaments on the bottles.  Hubby went into the garage and when he closed the door I heard a crash.  I went into the living room and one of her ornaments had fell to the ground and broken.  :( Learned my lesson!  I placed this one down low and my cute daughter, Kylee added stick-um candle adhesive inside the rim of the bottles so that the ornies stayed in place.
 




 
Oh how they make me swoon! :)
 
As do these cute deer purchased at Target last year.  Aren't they just the sweetest?

 
I added some bottles, ornies, deer, and bottle brush trees to the table in front of my window.  They help to carry the theme throughout the room.  I will show more of this display in another post.

 
The cameo hanging on the small shaker was my dear mothers.

 
I love displays that evoke memories and cost very little!
 
  My shiny brites have been picked up at thrift shops and
 estate sales over the years.
 
There you have it, two of my favorite things!
 
hugs,
 

24 comments:

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

What a pretty vignette...makes me want to get out my blue jars and vintage ornaments! Have a great week end.

Susie said...

Jann, That is so pretty. You sure have some wonderful old brites. Love to see them. I also like all those little deer. Blessings for a fun weekend,. xoxo, Susie

lynn cockrell said...

What a sweet arrangement,Jann! That must have been upsetting when the treasured ornament which belonged to your mother-in-law was broken. I accidently dropped a treasured Homer Laughlin serving bowl(white with red band and signature polka dots. It was just a bowl but I would always think of her when I touched or used it. Your daughter's idea is a great one to keep things in place! Wishing you and your family a blessed Christmas season!

Angélica D said...

Hi dear Jannn , qué bonito selección de botellas ,,,,,,,espero que tengas un bendecido fin de semana

Stacey said...

I remember Shiny Brites well from my childhood. I'd love to collect some but don't seem to see them often around here. I just love the fun colors. :)

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Jann, you nail quirky/whimsical/vintage/farmhouse down perfectly.

I think displaying those awesome vintage ornaments on your bottle collection like that is clever as all get-out.

Looking very Christmas-y over there, looking GREAT!

Have a blessed and wonderful Advent season! Sorry I have been away so long.

Hugs to my sweet friend. ♥♥♥

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Oh, what eye candy you've photographed for us Jann! The combination of blue glass bottles and shiny brites is just so fun! And how did I miss those sweet little deer at Target last year?

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So pretty! I love how the colors look. I'm afraid even with the stick em my cat would have a field day with the ornaments. I'm waiting to see how she does with the tree this year(her first with me). I love memories at Christmas and you have found a wonderful way to display them. Hugs!

Kim said...

I am envious of your shiny brites, Jann....just gorgeous. I too love aqua glass bottles. The addition of your gorgeous decorations on top of the bottles is so very cool and might I add, brilliant! Love those sweet little dears.

Connie said...

You have a way of putting vintage together that actually takes us back in time. Your display looks so 1940's . . . simply charming :)

Lynn Bean said...

What a great display! Love it!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Love this look! It combines so many wonderful pieces and colors!

Rose L said...

LOOKS SO LOVELY. I HAVE A FEW SHINY BRITES AND THEY SURE ARE FRAGILE.

Happyone said...

I too have a bottle collection with some of these color bottles too.
Good idea to decorate them with Christmas balls.

Deb from frugal little bungalow said...

Jann it is always fun to view your collections..you have so many / never a dull moment here :)

Lulu said...

Like you, Jann, I'm partial to bottles of this color, but then I never me a bottle I didn't like. How you'v arranged them is very clever and appealing.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Just gorgeous!! I saw your aqua bottles and ornaments on Instagram and immediately copied you! I have all my bottles lined up in my bathroom. Only problem is mine are so dirty inside and I can't get them clean....what is your secret to how clean they are? I absolutely love your 3 tiered dish with the deer and ornaments....I may have to copy you again :-)

Jeanie said...

This is so pretty and such a terrific way to display the Shiny Brites. They looks gorgeous. I have a few -- mostly smaller ones and some from our old family tree. They are my favorites!

Your collection is amazing! And in the bottles, even prettier!

Junkchiccottage said...

Love your shiny brites and your aqua bottles are fabulous too. Everything is beautiful Jann.
Happy New Week.
Kris

diane said...

I love how you've used your lovely bottles and ornaments together. They work well together.
Nicely done.
diane @ thoughts&shots

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

I think those colors are my favorites. I have a couple of those bottles, but never thought to use them with ornaments. Such a great idea that elevates both the bottles and the ornaments into something unique and personal.

xxz

BarberryLane Designs said...

Oh be careful, there is a substance sometimes in candle adhesive that will eat through finishes. I have marks on a beautiful silver bowl from anchoring only for a week with candle adhesive. I use florist gum---which is hard to find, but hasn't ruined anything over the years. Love your display though, very bold and unique. Sandi

The Charm of Home said...

Cute ideas Jann! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

Kathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home} said...

Oh Jann these are two of my favorites as well! I assumed those darling pink deer were vintage ntil you said they're from Target! Wish I had seen them to buy for myself! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xoKathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home}