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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Bottle Collage


It seems like everybody has their own version of these, and this is mine.



Collage in any form is too much fun not to try. But teeny bottles have an appeal all their own.



I chose to use all vintage elements, and to keep each item intact. For instance, so far I have not used permanent glue or original images.



Everything can be removed and you still have a vintage bottle.



I've seen everything from crystals to shells used as a topper, but using a bulb is my own idea. Go ahead and use it too if you like it.



The variations are limitless as you have seen around the net.



I found the hardest thing about this whole process to be getting decent photos! I just don't have the equipment. You Etsy people out there have my sympathy. Turns out getting a good view of your craft is something of an art itself!



This vintage clip on pin is just that--clipped on!



I've also done themes. My "chatelaine" bottle has keys. My "postage" bottle has post cards, postage stamps and stickers, the "lady bottle has the jewelry, lace, and the lady image, etc.. That's just how my mind tends to run.



The dark background gives them a little more drama for their moment in the spotlight.










Thanks for stopping by to have a peek! Ciao! for now!

Jacqueline

I'm linking up with The Shabby Chic Cottage
My Romantic Home
Funky Junk Interiors
Between Naps on the Porch



33 comments:

Decorchick! said...

Those are so beautiful!! I've never seen them before. Lovely!

Tete said...

Enchanting! I want some! Great idea!
Thanks for the inspiration- Tete

Faded Charm said...

These turned out great. I love decorating bottles....there is so many different things you can do.

Take care,

Kathleen

A Vintage Chic said...

Good morning, Jacqueline! So happy to have found your lovely blog today...love your bottles, and I think you did a wonderful job with your photography! The "Lady" bottle is my favorite--just beautiful!

Hope you're having a wonderful day...

Julie

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Love the bottles, they are super cute. I've done that before too with the light bulb in the top. I like to use old TV tubes, they look really cute.

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

I used to love to do collages; with photographs and magazine clippings....I should try another type of collage medium, like this! They are so pretty. I love the idea of using a light bulb for the stopper.

Donna said...

I love your bottles! My very favorite is the one with the pretty pin and woman. I love creating collages, but have never made the bottles before. Sounds like you had a "light bulb moment"! Sorry couldn't resist! :)

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Oh, the artwork stands out so well against the black! These are just beautiful. I've got to put my thinking cap on and make some for myself. Got to find some bottles first. I love your idea of the light bulbs
Brenda

Marydon said...

Now that's a 'bright' idea ... chuckle! They are wonderful & unique.

Have a lovely weekend.
TTFN ~Marydon

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your bottles are absolutely gorgeous. I love that you used light bulbs. That is just way tooooooooo cute. Very creative. Hugs, Marty

Bella said...

Hi Jacqueline, I am gonna start calling you the energizer bunny!
Your collages are gorgeous, I love each has a very thought out theme. The lightbulb tops are very oringinal... and I can't help but say "a bright idea" yes corny but I couldn't resist:-)
Your photos are beautiful, magazine worthy, and showcased the bottles well:-)
Bella

Petite Michelle Louise said...

these bottles are simply lovely! i love them in that assemblage all together. what a beautiful photograph of them all. (love your banner you know! it makes me sigh...sigh):)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love them. You are very creative and I just may have to copy you some time. They say copying is the biggest form of flattery.

Cecily said...

Very pretty! And so is your craft studio!

Michelle @ between cottage and cabin said...

So pretty. Must be so much fun to play with creating them. Love the name of your store (and blog)...mine is very similar and when I saw the link I had to come by. I am so glad that I did, stop by if you get a chance.

Debra@Common Ground said...

Love them, JQ, you really had a "bright idea" to use the bulbs on top! Really, they're gorgeous. Love those graphics!
xo,
Debra

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Fabulous..very pretty. I am having a CSN Giveway on my blog My Dream Canvas and would love fo you to drop by.

Linda said...

How cool are these? Just love your bulb idea~ very creative!

Carolyn said...

Those are all beautiful!!!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Wow, I think these bottles are beauties! You are pretty creative to come up with that..I haven't seen light bulbs used,and they look really perfect. The ornamentation is lovely too.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

You've made them full of charm now! Gorgeous work.

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My Crafty Little Page said...

Fabulous bottles and genius stoppers! They are soo original. xoxo Nancy

Lacey said...

Beauty idea! Love it!

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Great stopper idea!!! How do you wrap the bottoms? So creative and different. Love them!!!

Tins and Treasures said...

Good Morning,
Your Bottle Collage is a very sweet creation. I really need to convince my husband that one should never throw anything away, because it can be turned into a beautiful creation!

Have a fabulous Friday. ~Natalie

Crystal said...

I think these are awesome!! I love the bulbs....very creative! I also loved them with the black background...very dramatic! I think I'm going to dig out some bottles...and use bulbs....thanks!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

They are fantastic. I am going to copy the light bulb idea...I just got a new bottle at a garage sale yesterday!!

oldgreymare said...

Jacqueline,

I made and sold some bottles last year but mine pale in comparison to these pretties. Love the light bulbs! That I had never seen before.

Thank you for your sweet comment about the WBC. I'm still a little amazed and shocked to be honest..

Suzan

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Your bottles are gorgeous and the light bulb stoppers are genius! I've been collecting vintage bottles just for this purpose and now I can use your stopper idea, thank you so much! You are such a creative woman!

Dream Mom said...

Those are just gorgeous! Love the key and the organza ribbon!

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Oh my goodness... I love it!
Thank you for sharing!
Have a good night!
Leticia
www.msbinglesvintagechristmas.com

freckled laundry said...

Breathtaking bottles and blog. The bottles immediately caught my eye on funky junk. Only took me about 10 seconds to click that follow button.

Have a great weekend,
Jami

mary beth said...

I just discovered your blog...what a treat for my tired old eyes! I cannot wait to get busy in my craft room now that you have inspired me to get busy with my plethora of bottles!

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