Friday, June 22, 2012

Altered Antique Ink Bottles


Howdy do!  As I shared in my last posts, I was working playing with some old Victorian ads and ink bottles a few weeks back.  It was a really fun project and quite easy, too.  I had bits of old lace, an old paper tape measure, some brown and creamy white hem tape, a few scrabble tiles and old buttons to use along with the old ads.


From the beginning…

P1010006g1P1010023a1P1010042a1 the end results.


Just add some fresh flowers to the bottles to make them into small flower vases or use them to hold pencils, Q-tips, toothbrushes – or leave as is for a sweet display.

My favorite one is this bottle that says “write” and has a typewriter image on the side that is not visible.  I thought it to be appropriate for an ink bottle.

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My second favorite is this one with the old National Typewriter ad.  Oh, there is the typewriter on the back side of the “write” one.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Till next time…..

PS:  I am so excited to share that the antique store that I sell at has a blog now!  If you have a chance, stop by

It is still be worked on, but at least it is up and running.


Kris said...

Hi there! I am here to catch up! Love what I see!! Will check out the blog!!!

Brenda Pruitt said...

These are absolutely adorable!

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Hi Becky!!

Great altered ink bottles!! I remember using those in school! Of course whenever I filled my ink pen, I got more ink on me, LOL

I scored TWO Underwood typewriters last weekend and I scored something FABULOUS today! I posted it on my blog! You won't believe it!!

I'm off to checkout the blog! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!


Kathleen Grace said...

These turned out so cute! What a great melding of old items into something new and fun!

Susan said...

Your altered bottles are lovely!!

marie said...

I visited the! I wish it was closer. I saw some great treasures in the first few photos!!

We had a pretty nice antique mall nearby, but it closed a couple months ago. I miss it a bunch. But I did get some good bargains when it closed.

Your altered ink bottles are so favorite is the one that says "this ink". Are you taking them to your spot in the mall? I bet they'll sale quickly.

Vee said...

Okay, I'll be off to check it out momentarily. The bottles turned out very cute. Love the use of all the embellishments and old graphics.

Debby said...

I am liking those bottles. Signed up to follo the new blog from the antique store.

Pondside said...

Very clever!
I'll have to take a look at the blog.

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello Becky!

these are just lovely!! Love Love them. Great job!! Very cool papers also! I love stuff like that! Have agreat weekend!


Buttercup said...

These are charming. I will check out the antique store. Just my kind of sweet things!

Elsie said...

Becky you so darn creative!!! Those are so cute! You always
have the best ideas. Thanks
for showing me what I can do
with my ink bottle. Now if I
can talk myself into cutting
up one of my paper tapes and
one of my very old magazines.
Becky you know how hard that
is for a collector to cut up
vintage things....:O) Oh but
those are so dadgum cute.

Perfectly Printed said...

Oh, what great project!! They turned out so well!!

I will visit your shop's blog!!


Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

They are darling grouped all together with the daisies peeking out!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Becky,
Way to Cute!!!!!I love them all...
I am going to keep my eyes open for ink bottles now, I love them as little vase..
Big, Big hugs,

Mimos da Claralú! said...

Backy Wow! They were beautiful your glasses!
That's cool, you gave me a great idea to decorate my house on the farm ... loved it!
Backy, I would like you to be quick on my blog to know me, yesterday I posted two photos with my family and I will remove it soon, because I do not like posting personal photos on the blog. Just so you know who is Luciana. Ok?
Have a blessed weekend.

Home Is Where The Heart Is said...

Oh Becky, those bottles are just darling! xoxo

Unknown said...

Oh My goodness! Those are so cute!
I don't think that I have ever seen any in the shops around here.

How fun!

Mimi Sue said...

Sooo cute! The daisies are the perfect touch. Mimi

Linda Leyble said...

What a lovely project - genious to put those two things together!

Found your blog just perusing around the web.

I will pop over to the antique store where you sell - the new blog. I am insearch of a place as well to show off some of the furniture and things that I do!!

I am a new follower...hopefully you will stop by my blog and see some of my work/posts.

Have a great day!


Linda said...

Very Cool!

Chenille Cottage said...

Hi Becky!
As always you have been busy creating something special! Your little ink bottles are as cute as can be!
I hope you are having a wonderful summer, sweet friend!
Carolynn xo

Amber Lyon Ferguson said...

I love, love, love your ink bottles! I hope you'll stop by my blog and check out my embellished bottles post. I am just getting into altered bottles and embellishing and its so addictive! Its been a while since I've stopped by. I will be sure to come back more often! This is off the subject of ink bottles, but I had forgotten that you also have black and wheaten scotties. Our Brindle black is suffering horribly with allergies. Do your scotties have allergies too?