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 11×14 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.

55 thoughts on “Vintage Apothecary Jars”

  1. 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 romantic!! Thanks for your lovely comment Its always so encouraging to hear from you. A very Happy Easter to you and your family!!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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,

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. 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

  10. 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.


  11. 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.

  12. 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!


  13. 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

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

  15. 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!


  16. 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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