If you were to ask me, “What do you like to shop for when you go thrifting?” I would have to say, “Blue or green bottles and jars.” There is something about the colors, the shapes, the tones and their vintage stories that intrigue my thrifty style.
I know that might sound a little different, but I can see a vision for a home decor style in each bottle or jar.
Whether I fill the vessels with fresh greenery…
and place them in a vintage French crate, the vintage bottles add a new life to our home. The color, the curves, the galvanized clasps and worn edges add personality to what would otherwise be a pretty dull area.
The fun thing about My Thrifty Style is that I can use vintage, thrifted bottles all year long.
During the Spring when the cherry blossoms have bloomed, I head outside with my clippers and cut as many branches as would fill my arms.
I then gather the blue and green bottles to use as vases. Tying a few with scraps of old lace and hankies, dresses them up and adds to My Thrifty Style home.
When fresh flowers aren’t available, I fill my vessels with faux peonies. I think they add a fresh life and color to our office, don’t you?
Another simple, easy and effective way to use the blue and green bottles is to fill them with sticks. Again, I went outside and cut some branches off our trees.
Last year when we visited an apple grove, there were LOTS of apple tree sticks lying on the ground. The red colors and twisted branches were exactly what I was looking for. Well, besides the crisp, fresh apples.
Once I got home I could not wait to fill the bottle and jars with my apple grove finds. Yet again, another inexpensive, creative way for My Thrifty Style.
Before I forget, did I mention that I never spend more than a dollar on each one? NEVER. I guess that is another reason I hunt for the green or blue bottles and jars.
Thanks for joining me and letting me share one of my hobbies with you. It is always a treat to have you here.
Today is my very first day on THE Thrifty Style Team. I am excited and honored to be a part of this talented group of bloggers.
While you are here, be sure to visit my friends, their thrifty style and creative ideas. They definitely some thrifty style ideas on the cheap.
I can see why your eye is drawn to them all……. they look beautiful!!!! Welcome to Thrifty Style.
Great bottles. I am really in love with your telephone though :)
I have a love affair with jars and bottles too. You stlye yours so beautifully. Really?? Only a dollar each? Those were some good finds!
Kristi Dominguez says
I love the neat ideas you gave for decorating and filling your jars, Meegan! They are all lovely!! Such beautiful finds! I’m so happy to be teamed up with you on this thrifty team!
You found some amazing bottles! I love how creatively you filled and displayed them in your home!
I simply love your blue jars collections. I have a few myself, but do not come close to yours. Thank you for sharing.
laura janning says
$1.00!!! next time you are hunting for bottles, hunt some for me too, okay.
These are all so beautiful and you have it styled to perfection! It makes me want to run out and find all the blue/green bottles I can find!
I would love to come to your house and just take a tour all by myself just to study everything you create. Does that sound odd? I hope not!! lol
So pretty Meegan and great finds for $!. Love decorating with green and blue jars.
Jenna at Wife in Progress says
Bottles are one of my newest obsessions but can never find any nice ones. I love all of yours and you styled them beautifully!
Mary Beth says
I know exactly what you mean! I don’t have a collection of blue and green glass decor yet but I am always drawn to it when I see it. For me, the colors are so calming and tranquil. You have created truly beautiful displays with yours.
So HAPPY to be a part of the Thrifty Style Team with you. xo
The bottles look fabulous in your decor! I’m drawn to those colors too. Your room looks fantastic with all the lovely vintage touches!