Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I don't have a problem with Wine but...

I do have a problem with wine bottles!
I LOVE THEM!

Friends, family, even the manager of a local restaurant (thank you Isidro) have been saving bottles for me.

Here's the story... last year I started making collages on various bottles (wine, tequila). I have quite a few vintage photo's and thought I might make something with them. Throughout the years I have hung onto bits and pieces of memorabilia and have added to the collection via Antique stores and most recently Etsy.

Working on "my projects" is my kind of relaxation. My days are filled with work (thank you God) and spending time with my youngest son. He lives 45 minutes away so there is quite a lot of "road time".
Driving back home one day was when the "wine bottle" idea came rolling into my mind. I have repurposed for years-hehe.

I started making the collages for family and friends. I have been fortunate to have some orders come in so I thought I would put a few on Etsy (their temporary house).

If you have a chance, please check them out. I value your opinion.

20 comments:

Judy said...

What a great idea. I may have to start saving all my wine bottles and trying something like that. Yours are beautiful

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Barb, what great wine bottles. And you did a great job on them. I like the blue one of course ! Ha !

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

I`m asking to all the Bloggers to support our dear FRIEND Mandy!
Please do come over, and DO LEAVE A COMMENT!

Kisses
Debbie Moss

Thanks so much for your SUPPORT!

Lorrie said...

They are beautifully done, Barb. I do the same thing - except I've never used wine bottles. These narrow-necked bottles are perfect for a single stem of a flower.

Lorrie

Brenda Kula said...

They're beautiful! How charming. I should try this. My husband likes wine.
Brenda

Charli and me said...

Oh how I love those wine bottles! I am going to try it. I think they make great gift ideas. I hope you will enter Tommy in the Halloween Costrume Contest at Dogs On Thursday. Charli wants to see him in his costrume:>)

Charli and me said...

Barb, Thank you so much for asking about my hubby. He is doing much better.

TattingChic said...

How creative. How cool that you have an etsy shop. I didn't know this!

CIELO said...

Great job, Barb! I had to laugh when I read your comment on my blog about your husband not understanding why you love tarnished silver... hehehe, mine is just the same! He could not believe I was bringing home such deteriorated "things"... :)

Have a lovely day, sweet lady.

cielo

Alex said...

Barb, I just LOVE your idea!! :) I put a link to your Etsy shop on my page. I hope you have a GREAT day!! :)

*hugs*

Kim's Treasures said...

Your bottles are beautiful!

Thanks so much for the well wishes! Today is a better day! :)

Have a great day!
Kim

Marie Antionette said...

I love the wine bottles.You did an outstanding job on them.I love the Crown Royal bottles.They would make a really kool vintage bottle.Ask your friends to save one of these for you.Thanks for checking on me,from one grandma to the other grandma.LOL XOXO Marie Antionette

Elizabethd said...

A very interesting idea, most unusual.

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

Very cute blottles on you etsy(:)Barb~~
Thanks on my mannequin (:) Frenchy is tres chic -I Love it..
I hope you have a wonderful trip Antiqing too~!!
hugs Patty

Angie said...

Ohh Barb..

What a fabulous way to reuse and recycle..all while creating beautiful works of art...my gosh, you continually amaze me with all that you do...such an inspiration...

~Angie

The Vintage Kitten said...

Hello, Thankyou so much for your support. I appreciate the time you took to pop over to my friends blog to leave a message. Mandy X
P.S I like your bottles very much

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

Your bottles look beautiful! You are very artistic. Please pray for me. I'm going to be coming off the chemo. I take it for my arthritis, but the side effects are so bad that I am just going to go without it. I appreciate your prayers.

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

What a great idea! They are beautiful!!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Barb, those bottles are great! What a wonderful idea.
Penny

Pat said...

Hi Barb!

I've been away on vacation and I've been having some posting problems with blogger since I got back...seems a few others are having problems too :-(

I love the look of this wine bottle and I'll go and look at your Etsy store bottles too! Great idea!
Hugs, Pat

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