Tuesday, January 14, 2014


What a sucker I am for old bottles
I love the way age and time affects glass
sometimes giving it the slightest glisten
or actually turning it colors
I'm especially fond of old perfume bottles

last weekend Mr. PV and I went to an estate auction in Dalhart
and there were several there

estate auctions or garage sales are the best place to find them
sometimes they can be quite pricey in an antique store

I had this old apothecary jar that I filled
with tiny old perfume bottles

a few were neat enough to not go into that jar

the two large bottles are from Pottery Barn I think
the small one...estate auction

I wear Paris
because it smells like soap
and I love the bottles
maybe someday my perfume bottles will be loved by someone who loves old bottles
can you see the tiny Paris perfume bottle that I put a cross on?

they look so pretty together..arranged by color

you can find them everywhere at 822

old cosmetic jars are lovely too

the blue collection

continues to grow

my dear mother wore Chanel..their tiny crystal bottles are so pretty

I could look at them all day

I bought this atomizer from my dear friend's granddaughter's garage sale

she was letting her have a little sale on the porch...
you know what they say
one man's trash is another man's treasure

it belonged to her mother...I've asked her numerous times if she'd like it back
are those sweet little jewels just not the best???

vintage and slightly tarnished silver trays make a lovely place to combine them

so romantic and nostalgic

I wonder what people will like at my estate sale?


Minha vida de campo said...

amei os vidros de perfume, ficou lindo na decoração. Uma bela coleção.
Bjos e tenha uma ótima semana.

Stacy Curran said...

LOVE love love!! !Love them so much under the cloches!

Revi said...

What a cool collection! And the way you display them makes a great statement. I love clean-smelling perfume, too, so I plan to check out "Paris." Thanks for joining the Thrifty Life Thursday gathering!

Bluebell Woods said...

I am returning your visit to my blog. I just love perfume bottles too and have a few myself. I love the cobalt blue and the green is just beautiful.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello Gina! I especially love your BLUE collection! I tell ya, I think people would have a field day of JOY at your estate sale! Thank you for coming by to comment my friend.

podso said...

Now that is something to consider that I have never thought of before--what will people want of my stuff? When the time comes to unclutter it's a shame not to have a daughter to pass down family heirlooms to. I like all your little perfume bottles -- a sweet collection and so interesting.

Art @ Home said...

Wow, your collection is so pretty. Did you share it with the ladies @ Ivy & Elephants? They would love to see it.

I'm drawn to perfume bottles, especially antique ones. I only have one, and my husband's grandmother gave it to me! I love how they're splayed under the cloches.

I love Paris, BTW…one of my favorite perfumes!

Ann said...

Your bottle collection is lovely
and they add so much charm in your home.


Fashion-isha said...

These are so so pretty!

Robin Johnson said...

You have such a wonderful collection of them and you adore the way you have displayed them. You may have just started a new collection obsession for me. I collect bottles but don't have a single perfume bottle in the mix. may have to change that. LOL.

Leslie said...

So pretty Gina! I love them too and your collection is amazing and I like how they are displayed.

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

Love the little bottles Gina especially under the cloches- and the blue collection! What memories each holds. People will have a field day at your sale- you have some of the most interesting things!!! Hope all is well

White Lace and Promises said...

These are all yours??? I don't think you've done a post on these since I've been following. I love! This may have to be a new collection for me.


Maureen Wyatt said...

They will snap up those bottles right away! I particularly like the oldest bottles, from a time when a tiny bottle of scent was a true luxury. Love how your artistic eye arranged the tiny bottles in an apothocary jar. I never would have thought of that. I'm pinning to pass the idea along.

Marissa said...

LOVE your collection!!!
They look fabulous displayed in that tray.
Oh, and how I remember Paris~

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

I love all your pretty bottles, Gina. It's always so fun to see what other people collect!

designchic said...

I love perfume bottles and have a collection myself. Love them under the cloche!!

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

Beautiful! I really should find a way of making our scent bottle collection look a little more attractive. Happy New Year Gina! X