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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Bottles! Bottles! Bottles!

I have an obsession with pretty bottles. Not the ones that are sold for decorative purposes, but the ones that contain certain drinks. The bottles are so pretty to me that, after I am finished with the drink, it is very hard for me to re-cycle. I recently was gifted a beautiful bottle of water by my wonderful friend Terri, that I am not sure I can ever open because of it's loveliness. I started thinking of the bottles I have loved in past years and thought,"I know this would make a great post!" I at least hope it does.

Now back to the bottles. I did a little searching on line about bottles and here is what I found.....

This is the bottle that Terri gave me. Isn't it gorgeous?! Apparently Evian has started to do a once a year desinger bottle and this one was designed by Christian Lacroix.

Amazing! Can you see why I don't think I will ever open it?

Evian teamed up with Baccarat and Gaultier

This fun and colorful bottle was designed by Paul Smith.

Evian  did this bottle in 2005. I think this would have been so cool for the Olympics, don't you?

These bottles are called Love Bottles and you can actually write on them.

This college has it's very own bottle, love it!!

Remember these cute little round fella's? Look at the embossed leaf on the top. One fresh flower in this is just darling. I remember using these for vases when we were camping on our picnic table and picking wildflowers every day on our walks. I know sounds a bit over the top, but we designer types are always decorating.

Look at the soft blue/green color of this bottle. I love these to drink and I save the bottles to use out on the patio for a little flower or two. A group lined up on a window sill also looks pretty darn cute.

Love the shape on this bottle and the bottom is embossed with texture so it is very interesting.

I will never forget the first time I spied one of these bottles at Cost Plus. I was hooked. They are the prettiest cobalt blue. This is a sparkling mineral water and it is a really good one if you like sparkling waters. I highly reccomend this one.

They also make a still water in red. You should see these on the table at Christmas time, it looks pretty special and if you like to Frigescape like I do, these look amazing in the Frige.

Dean and Daluca market. I am going to have to go to Napa and buy some bottles. These are all water, I never knew there were so many different kinds of bottled water. I realize it is just water, but I am after the bottle.

I love glass bottles in all shape and  colors. How about you? Do you have some fun bottles to share with me? I am always on the look-out for a new bottle. I even have my good friends looking out for me.

I will leave you with a few pictures of some artsy projects that you can do with your left over bottles.

These are all recyled plastic bottles, not going to waste. They are now art. I borrowed this picture from my friend Terri at La Dolfina blog. This is the Anthropologie store in Berkley, Calif on Fourth street. The same store where I just purchased my turqouise egg holder. Pretty amazing isn't it? It looks even more amazing in person. I think this would make a great art project for 5th or 6th graders.

"Enjoy the Process" Of: Looking for bottles



Allie and Pattie said...

I've never seen those Evian bottles! Fascinating! I keep the San Pellegrino ones too- just love 'em!
xoxo Pattie

Playing Sublimely said...

Nice to meet you!

Tricia said...

We have that 2005 Evian bottle (unopened). I have started quite a collection of bottles and even brought a few home from our trip to Italy last year (lemonade bottles that my daughter drank). I also like to keep jelly and spaghetti sauce jars to use as vases. I have quite a few nice vases (Simon Pearce, Nambe) and I find myself only using bottles and jars as vases these days.

Unknown said...

I have never seen the Evian bottles before...I love them! The Paul Smith one is my favorite! Love that Anthro. "chandalier" too!

Blondie's Journal said...

The evian bottles are awesome! Actually all of these are very cool. To this day I can't open a bottle of wine if it has a pretty label!!


ritad said...

I have always had a "thing" for bottles. Now I have a collection of bottles on my kitchen window sill, they serve has a curtain for the lower part of the window.

Sue said...

I've never seen the Evian bottles...aren't they amazing. One more thing to pay attention to. My brain is so full of things I see on blogs!

Cashon&Co said...

I JUST bought some of the San Pellagrino Lemon/Limon bottles yesterday! They are so yummy! I just fell in love w/ sparking water this year, so those are my favorites.

Tammy@InStitches said...

Darnit, now I'm gonna have a thing for bottles ! Maybe I don't have to worry because we don't have a Dean and Deluca...... ;)

Erin {House of Turquoise} said...

I have the same Christian Lacroix Evian bottle, and I can't imagine opening it either! It's so beautiful!

aneyefordetail said...

Here's a slightly different take on bottles: liquor bottles! I did this post just before Christmas: http://bit.ly/awtSiG
Yes, I save "memorable" bottles, and also,,, those plastic cups from different hotels (has to be upscale!).

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Kathysue, who knew there were SO many decorative bottles. Never thought about it, but you are so right. Those are all pretty and I can see many of them used as vases.

mrsben said...

What lovely bottles! My husband collects coca-cola bottles and at this point 'n time has quite an assortment, but none so as elegant as yours.

Myself years ago I wandered the neighbourhood (checking out blue boxes) seeking liquour bottles for their labels and acquired quite a collection of them. Never did do the intended project I initally planned on, but am now thinking they might make for interesting pieces of artwork once they are framed. -Brenda-

jacqm said...

hi-i wandered over from Between Naps on the Porch's post about bottle trees.
i too collect wine/liquor bottles but i make jewelry from them. I've never seen the evian designer bottles, or the tynant water ones-i LOVE the red!!
i'm experimenting with making windchimes and things as well this summer.
(gotta find that tynant water!!!!)