Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Vintage Glass Bottles & Angel Vine






The garden focus has moved indoors for now, what with the extreme temperatures and drought we're having here. I'm just trying to pay more attention to my potted plants these days. I love the look, so I'm giving another go at trying to keep ferns alive, and learning their needs. I love angel vine, but haven't had much luck in the past. The tag says bright light and lots of moisture. I've been appreciating the virtues of a good misting too, so we'll see how it goes..




A bright window is also a good place to admire a few vintage glass soda bottles. I liked these because they all had white lettering when I found them together for practically nothing at all.




A new wire flower frog joins my collection, and a new vintage enamel pitcher is handy for the watering. It looks good enough to leave full of water right where it is! 






I feel lucky when I find one of these. I only have two so far.









The flower frog suggests a little crown to me so a few crowned prints join the scene. . . .

















We've had a few monsoon clouds appear in the recent afternoons to cool things off, but nothing more than a few drops of rain so far. My little window display keeps things looking cool inside anyway. . . .

Wishing you perfect holiday weather!

Jacqueline





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32 comments:

Karen Frost said...

Very lovely vignette! I love the idea of the crowned bird prints together with the 'crown' of the flower holder. The enamelware pitcher is wonderful, as are the soda bottles. Very pretty all together. xo

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Gorgeous treasures you found!

I adore angel vine too!

Those prints are marvelous.

Hope you get rain soon, raining every day here it seems.

Hugs.

Pamela Gordon said...

I like the diffused light coming through the window and the pop bottles and enamel pitcher. I have the same flower frog and you inspired me to get it out of the cupboard to fill a spot in the china cupboard shelf. Your photos and decor are always so inspiring. Stay Cool! We've got a hot spell coming too along with high humidity. Enjoy your holiday on Thursday! Blessings, Pamela

Sarah said...

Lovely vignettes! I think angel vine is such a pretty, delicate plant for potted topiaries, but I've managed to kill everyone I've had. Thanks for sharing the beauty of this one.

Art and Sand said...

You find the most beautiful things or maybe it is that your sweet vignettes turn the mundane into beautiful.

We spent a week ( on 2 different occasions) in New Mexico and loved the wonderful last afternoon rain and amazing clouds.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I love your vintage soda bottles! They are lovely! I've never seen any like them.

Rosemary and Thyme said...

You always manage to make the simplest subjects magical.. Great photography. Such beautiful treasures.

Janet

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Jacqueline. Your window vignette does look cool indeed. Always love the different shaped flower frogs and the bottles are so simple and charming. I have 2 large enamelware pitchers, 2 enamelware coffee pots and one small enamelware pitcher high on a shelf in the laundry room gathering dust! Yours looks so pretty that I should get mine down for a better display and a proper dusting..Happy Tuesday..Judy

Bella said...

Hi J,
Lovin' your new frog, I snatch them up if (that's a big if) I can find them, the wire it ultra cool! I have never seen an angel vine, very pretty & delicate. I used to try like crazy to keep maidenhair ferns alive in the house, and have never learned the secret, so if you do please share:-) Fab pitcher too!
Stay Cool!!!
Hugs,
B

Debra Oliver said...

those bird prints with crowns are just wonderful! love the flower frog, too, so unique!

Liz said...

You are right - the glass and enamel look very cool. Bottles are lovely.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Your photos look so cool and inviting, not a hint of those extreme temperatures. Really beautiful!
Happy 4th, Mary

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! said...

Helloooo Jacqueline!*!*!
Just AwEsoMe ChiPPy Enamel Pitcher ~ among other WHITE adornments!!!
Jeanine Burkhardt

Christine Graves said...

What a pretty vignette...and I can appreciate trying to grow plants indoors...I can grow them outside like no ones business but indoors I am a serial plant killer. I just remembered the other day that G'Ma always used to use old water that she boiled pasta out of it after it cooled off (if it didn't have too much salt in it)...Maybe it will help...lol

Recycled Rita said...

Where did you get the birds w/ crowns prints? I love them!
thanks! karen....

Victorian1885 said...

Those crowned bird prints are to die for!! Your posts always make me smile! Have a great July 4th celebration.

Cynthia said...

You always seem to find the best treasures! I love angel vine too, love the delicate leaves and the way it drapes! Have a great 4th!!

Cynthia

Sophie's mom said...

What a pretty vignette!
Pat

Ivy and Elephants said...

You are lucky! It looks amazing filled the angel vine. And the little flower frog, too. I can never find that style, so lovely!
Have a wonderful 4th of July!
Hugs,
Patti

Faye Rainbolt said...

Hi Jacqueline,
I came over from Timewashed.
I am now following you!!
I love your enamel ware. Love the vignette! Very nice!

Shabby soul said...

Love that vintage bottles and the marvelous light! I wasn't lucky with the angel vine too! The new one is in a full ligh but not sunny place and a lot of water. Hope will work!
Have a nice day darling
Silvia

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

Such a lovely post! So happy to be your newest fan!!
Beth

living from glory to glory said...

Hello, I so do not even know the vintage lingo, but I know talent when I see it! I have dropped in so many times and I feel so intimidated and I said Stop it Roxy right now. So I am gonna just say a big hello! I am a country girl living in Colorado praires. I love vintage and taking pictures, but not really sure how all my things blend. I drool over your pictures! I am kinda a funny gal, I love the Lord and my Blog is from my heart. I love to write and I love words. But I need some practice with my new camera, A Rebel T4, the Macro lens is amazing. Ok, I sorry better stop now. Have a wonderful day...
Blessings, Roxy

iris said...

hello
j'aime beaucoup les vignettes avec
les oiseaux
et ces petites bouteilles qui
peuvent servir de soliflore
les fougères sont parfaites pour
les intérieures
elles purifient l'air
bon dimanche
tendresse
edith (iris) France

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

What a lovely way, to remain cool, in the midst of heat... So lovely...

I'm so happy I happened to stop by to visit, in your beautiful blog.

Wishing I could send you some of the very frequent rains, we are getting *up here,* in the upper NE. I could send you a "box" of cooling rain... And you could send me a "box" of sunshine... :-)

Gentle hugs,
"Auntie"

June said...

Just beautiful Jacqueline! I wish I could find a lovely pitcher like that. I love them when they have the chips and dings.
Our temps have been extreme for this area too. It was so hot last week I just dreaded going out in it. I hope you get some relief soon
sending hugs...

Marlis said...

Good luck on your vine! I purchased 3 dainty ferns in the spring..and they are still alive!! I just give them a bit of water every 3 days. They actually look different if we have humidity!! LOL.. Your enamelware pitcher is wonderful. Love that it's a bit chippy. Hope you had a great fourth.. xo marlis

cindy@cindysaheartlikemine said...

Jacqueline,
As always, your blog is a breath of fresh air for me and so very, very calming! I have been reading, but not posting...or blogging. I have a question for you. I am REALLY trying to motivate myself to get going again with my blogging among other things. What "blogging system" for lack of a better term are you using now? At first I used typepad and then when I tried to start again, I was using the google one...at least I guess that is what it is. I need something SIMPLE and EASY for me right now....considering what my little brain has been through. Suggestions?? Blessings! Cindy

Cindy said...

So that's what it's called "Angel Vine"... I just bought one too. They're so airy and sweet, glad to know it needs to be kept moist. The vintage bottles look really bright and pretty in the light. I like the white lettering too, and i love that pitcher, it's perfect as a pretty watering pitcher. Sounds like it is really really hot and dry out there. It has not stopped raining here all spring... I wish i could send some your way...

Cindy

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

Great finds! I love that enamel pitcher! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Your vignette does look lovely and cool Jacqueline. The summer heat is rarely kind to our potted friends, but I think misting does help.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Haworth said...

What a knack you have for gathering things that just want to be together. The light through your windows makes it seem very cool and cozy, despite the blazing temperatures. Wishing you luck with that lovely angel vine!

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