It is nearing the end of the week and before I forget, let me share with you a few of the totally rockin’ awesomeness that I came upon last weekend. Am I pleased? Welllll, can I have an AMEN!?
Some of my two favorite finds is this antique French Demijohn bottle and basket, but pardon the dirt for now till I wipe it off for its photo op.
Next to the the basket is a wonderful primitive twine holder. I am not sure if I will keep this or not, but I do like it. My motto is this: if I buy something and decide to keep it, I have to trade it out for something I already have. This little method helps to keep clutter down, but I also have to make money to pay those bills that come in each month. And am I feeling the sting of our health benefits going up again this year. They are more than our mortgage payment! Geesh!
Ok…back to fun stuff.
The Demijohn (the green bottle) is a hand blown bottle that is protected beautifully in the wicker basket. The details of the basket are gorgeous!
The old railroad shipping tag is still intact on the handle.
The bottle is protected with a wicker collar (that slips over the neck) that has lamb’s wool stitched around the edge. I have never seen one like this before. After doing some research on the bottle, I believe that it dates from 1833 t0 1870. It is definitely European, given the details in the bottle. For more on Demijohns, you can read about them HERE.
The Demijohn has beautiful bubbles in the glass, which is indicative in the fact that it was hand blown. The emerald green color of the glass is just beautiful. The bottle would be lovely displayed on its own, HOWEVER, I would be afraid it would get broken in my house with all of the ball tossing that goes on with the dogs.
I love the study handle! Quite thick and sturdy to carry a bottle filled with wine from the vineyard! What vineyard you ask? You know, the one in France! :)
This handsome piece will be going into the store, but I am still wondering if I should keep the twine. I set it a few places to see if it will work in the laundry room.
Below, I leaned it on the edge of the shelf…
….and then tried it out on top of the wire corner shelf. Hmmm…I kind of like it on the long wood shelf better. What do you think?
Besides, I like my vintage roller skate (from my friend Kathy) with the old trophy and six-inch rulers sitting on top of it.
Looks like another lovely day here, so I better boot-scoot along and get my tax papers in order. My neck has a kink in it from having my head down all day yesterday working on the books. If only I had a book-keeper!
Till next time, best wishes to y’all! Hope you have blessings in your day!
And prayers for those who are having difficult times in your life. God knows our hearts, our needs, and His plan is His plan. Just take each day as it comes and understand that there is nothing we can do to change the course that has been set in stone for us. Make the most of life as it comes and love the ones you’re with.