Monday, February 28, 2011

Spring In a Bottle

I am so ready for Spring, but I've told you that already, haven't I?

Little bits of spring decor here and there are helping me to get that warm fuzzy spring is almost here feeling.

If you have never been to a Goodwill Outlet, then you have missed out on a very unique experience.
You have to be able to dig and grab with the best of them…and I mean the best because these people buy this stuff by the cartfuls, I assume to resale.
There are big bins FULL of anything you can imagine.  I have only been twice and both times left with a few pretty cool things.
This trip,  I found these three beauties!
bottles 1
Can you tell that these are wine bottles?
Can you believe it?
bottles 2
I had no idea that wine came packaged so pretty.
I mean this is my favorite color, you know.
bottle 3
I went outside before the torrential rain started this morning and brought in a few pretty branches with little buds beginning to form.
branches 2
I love the way they look in these bottles.
bottles 4
Can you see why I call them my spring in a bottle?
bottles 5

I am partying over at Jennifer Rizzo's for a spring party she is hosting.
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36 comments:

Diane Costanza said...

It's amazing how the simplest things sometimes are the prettiest.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Wow! They are so pretty! I never would have guessed they held wine. I have been looking for a round blueish glass bottle, but so far have not found one that is a shape that is pleasing to me.

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

Hi Amy! Well, those are like spring in a bottle, aren't they? Wish it was time for some budding trees around here...soon, I hope. Your bottles look great :)

Anne Marie... said...

beautiful Amy!! I haven't ever been to an outlet of theirs - just their shops -

great look with the branches - mine are still covered in ice - ugh -

xo+blessings,
Anne Marie

A Vintage Vine said...

Who knew wine bottles could look so good!!! Great find!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Could you "bottle" some of that and send it on over? These are so wonderful!
xoxo,
Debra

NanaDiana said...

So...what you are telling us is that you did NOT drink all that wine yourself? And you really truly expect us to believe that? lol okay...

We once had a pastor who would have come to our house and told us that was a No-No. That church prohibited drinking and having those bottles would have been the "appearance of evil". God bless him..he was one of the best, and kindest men, I ever knew in spite of his strict beliefs.

So...we'll just pretend we don't know they are wine bottles! LOL...I LOVE them and the color is beautiful. It is beginning to look like Spring there! Hugs- Diana

Sarah at myyellowhouse said...

I love the bin goodwill! I have found so many good things there but you're right...you can't be shy when you go! and wear gloves. :)

LOVE the bottles- just because they're so simple and the color is gorgeous. good job! I just might go tomorrow ~

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures/Treasured Moments said...

Those bottles look really neat on that bench. I love your photography too. Are you changing the look of your blog?

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

I really do like those bottles and the way you have them displayed. And the bench you have them displayed on is wonderful!!! I love old benchs. I do not think there are any goodwill outlets in our area. I will have to check that out. I wish the trees in our area were budding. I love bringing in branches and see them spring to life. Blessings, ~~Sherry~~

One Shabby Old House said...

Girl with a Goodwill like that you don't need a Relics...lol I just picked a couple of bottles and did the same thing. My aren't we kindred spirits. I love your bench too! Swooning over that old wood!
Hugs
Becky

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Oh yeah, I've seen those at the store and always think that it must be some cheap wine. Well, I'm about to buy me some cheap wine now. 3 of them!!

They look great, Amy. I love their simplicity with the branches. The chippy bench they're sitting on is not too shabby either.

Okie Chic said...

I'm in love looks so sweet on your bench!

Restoration House said...

These are such a great find Amy,and so pretty with those branches. We will not have any buds for at least a few weeks, it's so nice to see a bit of spring begin to sprout!
Kim:)

Channah said...

I love it too,..

sissie said...

Hi Amy,
Your vingette of spring vines and bottles looks wonderful on the shabby bench!!! Love it.

I didn't know that wine came in such pretty bottles either.

hugs
Sissie

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I love the last picture. I can't believe how pretty the old wine bottles look. Of all the pretty vignettes you do I really think this is my most favorite.

Debbie said...

That last picture is my absolute FAVORITE! I think it could be printed as the cover of a greeting card.

I've never heard of a Goodwill Outlet. I guess that means that the prices are even better than a regular GW? Awesome. I want to visit one.

(Because I'm cheap, ya know...)

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

beautiful! Great eye.

Granny said...

Your display of the bottles is simple yet beautiful. Love the bench they're sitting on. I find these bottles at our local recycling center.

Mandy @ Creekside Creations said...

Beautiful bottles. That bench is what really caught my eye - did you buy that or build it?

Creative Ambitions said...

Beautiful Amy... love the branches! So when you say outlet... it's different from the regular store?

White and Rust said...

Those bottles are very Pretty! I have never heard of a goodwill outlet. I wonder if we have one around here?! Sounds fun..

Heidi

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

These bottles are so pretty! I love the way you have them arranged. And I'd love to go to a GW outlet. Didn't even know one existed. Just found your lovely blog via Melissa. I was lucky to be featured too! I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back.
Have a wonderful day!
Tammy

MommaHen said...

Wow, they look really pretty! Makes me SO ready for Spring!

michelle said...

Great finds Amy! I love them, you made them look like something straight out of Pottery Barn! So pretty! I hope you are well, I am a bit behind this week! :)

Kelly said...

Wow, these are gorgeous! I have never been to an outlet...I feel so left out!


Kelly

Jill said...

I love your "spring in a bottle"! I need to get myself some!

EFT Therapy said...

Those bottled plants are so beautiful!

Designs on 47th Street said...

Hi Amy, loved seeing your find. Lucky you to find three matching! I could be called the Queen of Thrifting. My husband loves to tease me about it now.

Love how you used the bottles.
Donna

Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

Very nice Amy, I love the spring in a bottle! :) I had no idea there was a Goodwill outlet!!

{northern cottage} said...

look at you! what wonderful - light - welcoming images these are. The bottles are prefect with just the hint of spring branches showing through and on THAT great bench...all put together for a great package. well done!

www.northerncottage.blogspot.com

InMyOwnStyle said...

Hi Amy-

I love to see nature indoors. I think your Goodwill finds look perfect with the branches - makes me want to go out and do the same.
My best-Diane

mary beth said...

oh yeah! I just snagged one of those bottles from the recycle place where I take all the cans and papers! I was getting some others for a bottle tree I'm making outside my window and spied that big fat one all by itself! Love how you are using yours!

Jennifer Rizzo said...

Those are great finds! I never find anything like that! They look perfect with the branches! Thank you for joining in on the party!

New Every Morning said...

I love this! So fun and refreshing!