Thursday, April 21, 2011

Vintage Apothecary Jars


Some of you know I have a love for "vintage" but you may not know about my special attraction to old bottles and jars.   There is just something about hand blown glass, with all the flaws, that appeal to me.
  I am especially drawn to apothecary jars. 

A couple of weeks ago I was strolling around a local antique mall and I spotted two bottles.  It was love at first sight!  Not only do they have the bubbles and imperfections in the glass,  they are also beautifully hand painted.




You can see how large they are when you compare them next to the 11x14 frame holding our wedding picture.  I purchased these from a dealer that was going out of business and everything was marked 70% off.   Yipee!

Most of my apothecary bottles are packed up. Here are a few bottles that escaped
the "all your  crap stuff  must be packed up to sell your home" philosophy.

These two were purchased at the Ballard outlet many years ago.  They now sit in the master bath and hold bubble bath and bath powder. I made the shell ribbon and added it to the bottles.


The tall apothecary bottle you have seen in previous post but I couldn't leave the bottle out as it is one of my favorites.


I was the recent winner of Rhonda's @ Blue Creek Home  giveaway. She sent me these darling hanging Easter eggs and the cute little rabbit. I added jelly beans to the eggs but somebody ate them all before I got a picture!  Also in the package was a doily and clay cross that Rhonda made.  I have added these to my display in one of my cheap trophies Thank you so much Rhonda! 



Thank you to everyone that has visited and those that have participated in  the Open House party this week. There is still time to link up.

 
I'll be partying at:
Romantic Home

xo,
Sherry

55 comments:

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Sherry, what beautiful apothecary jars! I've got such a weakness for them!

Always love seeing the wedding pic of you and hubby, too!

Happy Easter!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Susan said...

I love the apothecary jars!! That little turquoise bunny is cute!

Olive Cooper said...

They are large, in charge, and extremely pretty Sherry. ♥O

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Those jars are beautiful, Sherry! I would never have thought they were that big if you didn't use your wedding photo as a measure. There is something about old bottles; I know sometimes it is the shape or color that catches my eye.

Poppy said...

Hi Sherry, love love love this post!!! I'm drawn to apothecary jars as well, and your collection is just awesome!!!the Ballard ones look so pretty especially with those starfish ribbon detail, loved it..and I adore the ones with the vintage touch,next to your gold framed wedding picture..so romantic!! Thanks for your lovely comment Its always so encouraging to hear from you. A very Happy Easter to you and your family!!

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The Auction Queen said...

I love all the apothecary jars and your easter dispay!! So cute!!

Karen said...

They are all so beautiful.

Miss Char said...

Sherry, your glass is beautiful. Thanks for the stare and compare with your wedding picture, I would never have guessed the jars were that large without the picture for reference. I love your shell ribbons also, so pretty and delicate. Thanks so much for sharing and Happy Easter.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sherry, what great bottles. I would have snatched those up, too.

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Love these! Really love the ones with the shells!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Yes, I have a thing for old jars and bottles too. Yours are lovely! Thanks for sharing your collection. Take care, Laura

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Sherry, I love those jars, I think you should bring them to Orlando when you move and give them to me!!!

Carol

Rose H (UK) said...

So pretty Sherry! Your wedding photo is beautiful - obviously a happy couple :o)

Blue Creek Home said...

I love all of your pretty bottles. There was a set of three very similar bottles like your painted ones that I wanted so badly at an antique mall when we lived in MS. The price was way too steep for me so I just stopped and touched them every time I went in!!!
BTW, you were a gorgeous bride!
You made sense of all the little things you won in my giveaway. It looks cute - Thanks.
Rhonda

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sherry,
Lucky gal!!! Those bottles are HUGE and soooo pretty and 70% off...happy that you found these beauties! Hope you have a blessed Easter.

Blessings,
Linda

High Street Cottage said...

The bottles are beautiful, Sherry, they remind me of water or wine decanters. The water kind you sit on your bedside table. Love the hand painted details.

Pamela said...

I have never seen apothecary jars with gold before! These are gorgeous. Glad you didn't pass them up!!

Pamela xo

Ann-Marie ~ Brambly said...

Beautiful apothecary jars! Gorgeous and functional.

Ann-Marie

Richard Cottrell said...

Your new jars are divine. Congratulations on finding them.Happy Easter,Richard at My Old Historic House

lvroftiques said...

Ooohhhh girl I am loving those apothecary jars! And at 70% off? SCORE!! Vanna

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

They are fabulous Sherry!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Your bottles are so charming Sherry! I love them and what a great price!! Have a wonderful weekend~ thanks for sharing at my party! :) Hugs, Courtney

Kathy said...

Sherry these are wonderful jars - I can see why you couldn't pass them up! Love the others - their shape is very attractive - hopefully things will settle for you soon and you can bring out all your favorite bottles again
Hope you have a blessed Easter,
Kathy

Babs said...

Beautiful jars. I especially like the two in your master bath and the ribbon and shells. So pretty.
Hope you have a lovely Easter,
Babs

dogsmom said...

I disagree when those home shows say get rid of all your personal items before an open house. I appreciated seeing that a house can be lived in and feels like home.

I hope you are able to unpack your treasures soon.

Nook & Cranny said...

Great find at the antique store.
Thanks for sharing.
Michele

At The Picket Fence said...

Gorgeous apothecary jars Sherry! I don't think I have ever seen any quite like them and I enjoyed seeing more of your collection too. :-) Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this week and we hope you have a blessed Easter!
Vanessa

Carol said...

Love your jars and your Easter decor!

Lori said...

I love jars too! But it is hard to find them at a good price...then I have to find stuff to fill them! LOL! Yours look great!

Privet and Holly said...

Love your bottles,
Sherry! What a find!
I have been chewing on
the idea of buying some
of the reproduction ones
at Anthropologie for my
bathroom; they would
elevate event he humblest
Q-tip!! I've been out of
town, so need to stroll
through your garden party : )
Happy Easter!
xx Suzanne

Peggy Braswell said...

Hi Sherry..great post. Happy Easter xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

Cindy said...

Wow, what great finds! They are so pretty and your wedding picture is beautiful!
Happy Easter!
Cindy

French-Kissed said...

You are such a great treasure hunter and your new bottles are so pretty...like you I am also drawn to old bottles and jars and the great thing about them is that they are also useful. Love you shell ribbons, too. Hope you have a wonderful Easter.

jermaine

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Your jars are amazing finds! Never in my wildest dreams would I never have thought that they were so large! Can't wait to see where they will end up in your new place.
Sweet bunny and love your silver cup set up...so clever.
xx
Alison

Julie said...

Lovely bottles! I adore the pair you have for the bathroom- the labels are delightful!

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous jars and a steal too!

Laurie Blaswich said...

Hi Sherry,
LOVE LOVE your new purchase!! Yippe for you!

Not sure if my comment went through, so I'm leaving another.

You look stunning in your wedding photo :-)

Have a super week!

Fondly,
Laurie

Janette - The2Seasons said...

Great bottles. You have such lovely things.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Sherry, those jars are so pretty, and at 70% off, I would have been running to the checkout with them too! Love your jars, holding bath products and the pretty shells you put on the ribbons ~ such a romantic look. Thank you for linking to Favorite Things. laurie

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Sherry, please pardon me while I go empty my drool pan. Those bottles are exquisite! Lucky you. Send the jou jou to me now. :)

laxsupermom said...

I have a weakness for apothecary jars too! Love your bottles. Congrats on the win. The whole vignette is so fun! Thanks for sharing.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Beautiful apothecary jars, I have a couple, but not as pretty, I love them! Lucky winner, congrats. I'm loving your vignette too. I'm at Marty's, TTT.
Hugs.
FABBY

Andrea said...

Sherry, great finds. I love all your bottles.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Sherry, your bottle collection is just beautiful. I too love old bottles & that old glass. Thanks for stopping by. Your Easter display looks lovely!

Picket said...

Hey girl....love those jars and those shell ribbons you made were just the cutest things! Hope you had a fantastic Easter weekend...Picket

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

I'm late! I'm late! Note sure how I missed your new Thursday party ... I've been looking for something new to do for Thursdays! I'll be in this week ... Love your jars ... and I've told you before, but the wedding picture is beautiful! Thanks for sharing ... see you Thursday!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Sherry, your jars are stunning. What a fabulous find. Love the basket with the demi-johns also. The silver cup with the nest is stunning. Such a beautiful vignette. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Pat said...

The jars are wonderful, Sherry! Your wedding picture is gorgeous!

Blondie's Journal said...

You have a great collection of jars, Sherry. The recent ones you found are just beautiful!!

Love seeing your wedding pictures, too. You make a wonderful looking couple!

XO,
Jane

Yvonne@StyleBurb said...

Hi Sherry, I love old glass- I like the imperfections and the thickness of it. You have a beautiful collection.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Ahhh...Sherry you just create the prettiest vignettes. Love the jars too!

Poppy said...

Hi Sherry, thanks for stopping by and following me! I'm so excited to know we share a common love for Blues and Santorini! This is the reason I like blogging.... I get to know so many people with common interests! I'm so glad you are going to visit that magical island! Do share some pictures from your trip. Have a nice day!~ Poppy

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Erin said...

Those jars are huge, and oh so pretty! I love the details on them...and I love your Ballard's too!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Sherry, thank you again for linking to Favorite Things. I just had a fun time shopping your Etsy. Great items! laurie

Kamini from Saffron Marigold said...

Fabulous bottles you have there. I used one of your pics in my latest post cos it was just so perfect. Thanks.