Sunday, August 22, 2010

CALLING ALL FRAPPUCCINO AND VINTAGE BOTTLE LOVERS...

Hello Everyone!

Do these bottles look vintage to you?  Note the wavy glass and vintage milk bottle shape.

Do any of you drink Starbucks Frappuccino sold at your local grocery store?  You know... the ones that come in the glass bottles.  Did a light bulb just go on?

Yep... these are them.  I just peeled off the labels, washed them in the dishwasher, and used some Goof Off (found at your local hardware store) to get the gooey stickiness off the bottles... and viola!

It's a great way to recycle. ;o)


David Austin's Scepter'd Isle roses.






Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave your lovely comments!

Also, thanks to everyone who informed me that the metal motorcycle basket from my last post is actually a vintage milk bottle crate.  I love to know the history of my vintage pieces... so THANK YOU! :)

I hope you all have a wonderful week!

'Til next time...

Jo ~ :o)

37 comments:

  1. You're such a smartie! Just think I have been throwing these away all of these years;)! Not anymore!

    Enjoy!
    Cathy

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  2. Aren't you clever???!!!! So how is it going with the kids back in school? More time to do things? My house is extremely quiet. I'm gonna have to join some kind of group or something once things settle down at work. Hope you have a great week Jo! First day of school tomorrow for us here.
    Hugs~ Amanda

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  3. Aren't you smart. Great idea. I need some small bottles.

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  4. That is FAB.. I also noticed the bottles of salad dressing at Whole Foods looked vintage!

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  5. ~*~ Such a lovely idea..great way to be "green"too! I have had those frappuccinos like a million times and never thought of reusing them!lol..Beautiful roses too!~*~* Rachel

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  6. Love the bottles and the way they look holding your flowers. I also love the glass bottles that hold vanilla flavoring. They are small but hold a little four leaf clover or dandelion that my little one picks for me just perfectly.

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  7. Now why didn't I think of that? Great idea. This gives me a great reason to treat myself next time I go to the store.

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  8. Clever idea! I just may have to borrow this fabulous idea :)

    Jo

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  9. such pretty flowers! i wonder what they would look like if you painted the inside white, have you seen how people make fake milk glass? great recycling!

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  10. Now why can't I think of stuff like this??? I would've just tossed them and never had that type of vision. Thank goodness for blogworld:)

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  11. Great pictures....love the one with the trunk...I don't drink Starbucks (yes, I heard that sound of shock)...but if I did, that would be a great idea for the bottles.
    I saw your milk crate in the last post. Love the Borden's down the side...I have an old Borden milk bottle....I will have to find one of those crates!!

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  12. Hi there, I did this very recently with tiny Italian juice bottles. I use them all the time with flowers. So sweet! Love you roses!

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  13. Uh-oh.....I have a feeling that I'm going to be asking Diana at Nana Diana Takes a Break to start saving her frapp bottles! lol! Hear that, Diana? :)

    And boy oh boy, Jo...your roses are just beautiful!

    xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

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  14. I've saved these bottles before...they have a great shape. I can't seem to throw away any kind of bottle lately. My friends are even bringing their empties to me! Obsession...ya think? But there's so many way to use 'em...
    Have a wonderful week, and as always, your roses are lovely.
    Susie

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  15. Wow, thank you!
    This is just genius. :-)

    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs,
    Anne

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  16. Hi Jo
    Vintage is fairly new territory for me - but I think your bottles are. I like you very ... and the flowers :-) ... and please forgive my mistakes - I'm Swiss.
    Very best regards
    Ida

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  17. Hi Joe,

    They do look vintage... what a great idea! You are so talented.

    xo

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  18. Your bottles make wonderful vases! I've got a couple of those in my refrigerator, I better get drinking! I picked up a few old bottles that size this week-end. You wouldn't believe all the bottles this man had in his garage. I think he was brewing a lot of something out there!

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  19. Have a wonderful week too Jo.....beautiful that bottles!! ...........nice decorated!! hugs and love Ria.....

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  20. These look great Jo! Funny enough, I have been keeping all my glass jars here lately. I have yet to do anything with several of them, but a jar that held mushrooms, now holds homemade pickles, a smuckers jelly jar now holds shells. Got several ideas in mind for the other jars, but I love the shape of yours here, better go get some coffee!

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  21. What a fabulous idea! Why didn't I think of that???
    Thanks so much.

    xo
    Claudia

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  22. Love the bottles...they look beautiful without their labels!

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  23. The bottles have such a great shape - very good idea!

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  24. Those petite little bottles look sweet with your beautiful roses in them. Thanks for the great idea.
    Debbie@houseatthelake

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  25. Hello Jo! I'm so happy to have found your lovely blog! Your home is so beautiful! I love your style! I'm your newest follower!
    Michelle

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  26. Perfect! That is a really nice piece of tip for us Jo. Thanks for sharing it with us :)
    -marie

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  27. Pretty idea. Pretty darn smart! :)
    Happy week to you, Jo.
    ~ Zuzu

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  28. Great idea with the bottles, Jo. It's always a great feeling to find new uses for items; and they look lovely with the DA roses in them.

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  29. Jo, I love the wavy glass on those bottles. I would have thought they were old-very clever of you!

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  30. THEY look FABULOUS!!! I might try them with white paint poured in to see how that looks! ohhhh I can't wait, thanks for the inspiration! THanks for your sweeet comment on my blog too! ...I'm following now!

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  31. What a very smart idea! I can not tell you how many starbuck frappacino jars I have thrown away! And as alway's your roses are very pretty!

    I bet they smell really good too! :)

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  32. Great idea...I would not have thought about that - but they do like just like vintage milk bottles. Very cute...I will definitely be copying this.

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  33. Great idea and they look so pretty. I've got one of those baskets out in my garage, and I'd love to do the same thing. My husband uses it to store odds and ends. Umm, looks like I'm going to have to find another storage container for his stuff :-)
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  34. Stunning pictures Jo!!!
    Happy day!
    xojanis

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  35. Wow the bottles are perfect and your roses and photos are wonderful. Have a nice week Jo. Greetings Alexandra

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  36. Cute. I like how you turned bottled drinks you get at your local grocery store into art. It may not be considered art to you because it's just one of your flowers in a bottle but to me it's art because of the selection of the bottle with the addiction of the flower.

    -Zane of ontario honey

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