Monday, March 14, 2011

Soft Aquas

The sun is shining here today and it put me in the mood to
create a springy vignette.  I love collecting things to sell because
it gives me so many lovely things to play with I could not
otherwise justify buying.
Today I'm in a pastel aqua mood and decided to show you the
lovely aqua bottles I've been collecting.
This one makes a statement by itself with a lone seashell ~ makes
me wish I was at the ocean.

Here I've paired a few of them with a couple frames I painted and added
pictures of vintage wall paper from The Graphics Fairy.

Please keep in mind in all these pictures that I used faux flowers.
Sorry about that ~  but nothing is blooming here yet.

I love the texture on these frames.

These pretty frames will be for sale at my Open House and I hope
that someone will love the use of wallpaper prints for the content 
and not just buy them for the frames.  The fleur de lis prints I 
posted about several weeks ago were bought from my Etsy shop,
but were purchased simply for the frames.  I think these are really 
sweet and different than the average picture, but we all have our
 own tastes.

The rag placemat was a thrift store purchase and I bought it to use
for display purposes.  I fell in love with its worn look and pastel colors.
Now I need to ask you what you think of this young lady?

I just painted her ornate metal frame black and was going to put
another picture in the frame, but ~ I'm starting to like her.
I realize I'm not showing you her frame right now, but do you think I
should repaint her frame white and keep her as the content?
Also, while I'm asking for advice ~ does anyone know how to get the
inside of old bottles clean when you can't get down inside to wipe them out?
Linking with
A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday
The Graphics Fairy for Brag Monday
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday


Stitchfork said...

Love the aqua colored bottles and they go perfecrly with Karen's Graphics!

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

What great colors!!
I love that wallpaper print.
I want something like that to put inside my drawers.

I just became a follower! Nice to meet you!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how pretty. I love your bottles and your beautiful vignette. Such soft and wonderful colors. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Boho Farm and Home said...

Loving this aqua is so soft and spring like...beautiful! xo Caroline

Anonymous said...

I love these colors. Beautiful post Cindy!

Ginny said...

Love your Spring. And, if you have not tried it yet. Drop a denture cleaner tablet or two in the bottle add some water and let it soak, it's worked for me.

Victorian1885 said...

Beautiful glass bottles..they make wonderful vases!

La said...

Hi Cindy!

I like the girl. She is very classic especially with the oval frame. I love the bottles.

Enjoy the warmer weather and the SUNSHINE! La

Pamela said...

Very pretty post!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

I looove the painting of the girl, keep her for sure!!!

Michele Chastain said...

So much beauty!! My favorite color is sea blue/green!! :) I'm a new follower and so glad I found your blog -- so much awesome-ness to look at! :)

Debbie @ said...

Very very pretty. I like the colors you used and the white frames...very perfect.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I just found a couple of sea colored bottles and can't wait to do something with them. They're not near as pretty as yours though! Just lovely!

blessedmom's simple home said...

These are some of the colors in my home. I love those frames with the pretty wallpaper prints. I would definitely display them this way :-)

Miss Char said...

Oh I'm in love with the muted spring colors that you used in your vignette. Perfection.

Audrey Pettit said...

How pretty! Love those aqua bottles! Love the sweet frames with the vintage wallpapers, too. They all look so wistful and serene together! Just lovely!
visiting from the Graphics Fairy. TFS!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Oh my goodness how beautiful. So delicate and soft. I love aqua bottles too and have quite a few. I am so torn between aqua and the cobalt blues in my home. The wallpaper graphics in the frame is perfect. I cannot imagine someone not wanting it left in the frame. I have done like Ginny and use the denture tablets and I have also put dry rice with a little water and then shake the bottle to remove a lot of the grime from the inside. I love your blog and so glad I have found you. I am following you now too!!! ~~Sherry~~

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Cindy....Really pretty vignette! I love aqua for decorating! It does remind me of the ocean and a peaceful feeling. Your frames with the wall paper is a great idea too!~Hugs, Patti

The Hopeless Romantic said...

Hi, im ur latest follower. I love old bottles and jars. The vignette uve created with them is really pretty, love the flowers. I think everyone has spring fever. Try pouring alittle "Lime Away" into the bottle. Swish it around for a few min, u can leterally watch the white fild disappear. Stop by if ya get a chance............Bonnie

Nora said...

For cleaning those bottles that you can't get a brush inside, I use efferdent tablets. Fill the bottle, drop some tablets inside (if the neck is small, it's okay to break them up to drop in) & let them sit for a little while. Rinse, & turn upside down on a drying rack. EASY PEASY!

I'm having the same dilemma with a little girl that I found in a frame...right now I've set her aside till I can figure it out. Good luck!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

very pretty! i love the bedskirt I saw on Mary's blog that you made, so terrific! I do custom work too!

sissie said...

Very pretty. I love the soft color of aqua. The wallpaper prints are wonderful.


shamanaccount said...

Love the soft and spring-y feeling of the bottles. Roughness in the details of textures on frames makes it even more pretty. Lovely treasures to hunt.

Robynne's Nest said...

Hi Cindy, thanks for visiting my blog and your lovely comments. Lovely post...the aqua bottles are beautiful! Robx

Georgianna said...

Somehow this color scheme is so soothing and appealing, Cindy. I do think the young lady adds a lot to this vignette and would be wonderful with it. As far as cleaning old bottles, I got some different sized baby bottle brushes, some bristles and some foam and they work really well to get in the nooks and crannies. Soaking overnight with a drop of bleach in the water is good, too. Thanks for sharing!

pretty ´n pink said...

I *l*o*v*e* the light colours!

Liebe Grüße
von Anja

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