December 15, 2011

Vintage Bottle Labels


I'm in love with vintage bottles...Along with wedding dresses, fabric, lace, buttons, etc. etc.


I picked up a box of bottles at auction


And added water slide decals on these seltzer bottles with graphics from Graphics Fairy


While the water slide decal was still wet I rubbed it to take some of the writing off, I love the translucent effect I get from the water slide decals


I'm thinking these look 100 years old...OK, Maybe 20 years old


I kept one to put in my linen cupboard





and put the other two in my booth at Orange Tree 


So, what's your weakness?? fabric,lace,bottles,buttons.........

Happy Creating!
Carol
Linking with:
Graphics Fairy
My Romantic Home

60 comments:

Betsy said...

They're gorgeous! I still have it on my "to do" list to try the water slide decals. What's my weakness? Everything: buttons, lace, chippy paint, etc, etc. I need to focus!!

stefanie said...

love them.....I have tons!!!! of weaknesses!!!!

Katie said...

My Mom would love those...she's into collecting vintage bottles..your following her on her blog noah makes memories:)

Polkadot-pretties said...

i love fabric.......

but i have to say after seeing your blog posts, i love using vintage printables on my projects ....

thank you for the continued inspiration...

Claire xox

Gina said...

I love them! Is there no end to your creative ideas? How do you come up with them?

I have way too many weaknesses to mention!

Betty Sneeringer said...

My weakness? All the above plus a whole lot more. I am all time saving the Graphic Fairy's pictures and have put them on iron-on paper. Where do you get the slide ons? You do a great job.
Betty

Carrie@comfortablycarriedaway said...

I still haven't tried the waterslide decals. Every time I see a project you've used them on I add it to my "to do" list. What is my weakness? It depends on what day it is. I have always had a love of things with bird or tree images on them. You are so talented! Keep inspiring us.

Carrie

Terra said...

The waterslide decals are new to me, and they turned out fabulous on your bottles. I collect plants!

Diann said...

Oh Carol, these bottles are so pretty. I have never used water slide decals before. I will have to look into them. My weakness, definitely fabric! Back in my younger years I worked as a manager for several JoAnn stores and that weakness ended up with me spending most of my paycheck right back to the store!LOL

Lorraine Young Pottery said...

The bottles look great!
Love the vintage seltzer bottles too.

:) pop over and say hi if you get a sec.

Happy holiday blessing to you and yours.
Lorraine

Karen said...

They are so beautiful, I love that they're translucent. I have to try those water slide decals, love the look.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Love the bottles...what is my weakness...oh mercy, too many! I love lace, my wedding gown was all lace...I love bling...but I also love primative...I am all over the place!

Marydon said...

What a fabulous idea, they are wonderful!
Merry Christmas
TTFN ~
Marydon

Ruby Jean said...

Oh Auntie Carol there is my FAVORITE cabinet.. Remember I have my name on that one... :) Those bottles are GORGEOUS!!!! So keep them in there so that way when I inherit the cabinet I get all the goodies inside as well .. :) I really need to learn this water slide thing..

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

What fun...really need to do this!!! I have many weaknesses including bottles and jars.

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

I love those too Carol! You just never stop, and you say I have a lot of energy. Must be those spinning classes of yours, you are thinking of ideas while pedaling!

Kasia said...

Oh Im in love with everything I see here!!! Gorgeously done my dear, stunning!
I have a slight obsession with all the things you mentioned! HOW could anyone choose just one? :)

Hugs,

Nancy said...

Those are very neat! I love how you do those decals. I'm thinking you price things very fairly at your booth and I sure wish I lived closer!

Have a good evening!

Nancy

Anonymous said...

Chippy white paint with rust showing through makes me go weak at the knees...I love bottles, too. I must try the water slide decals. I love your tutorial...XO Anita

sissie said...

Hi Carol,
My weakness is all of the above plus a gazillion others!!!

Love the bottles with the vintage labels....so pretty.

hugs
Sissie

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Carol,

Love these new/old bottles...and the smudged look too!
Me, do I have to write it down? Okay, here it goes...fabric, vintage, antiques, any type of needlework and colour mixing it all with fabrics, sewing...
Have a great weekend!
All the Best,
Christine

camp and cottage living said...

Carol
Those waterslide decals are amazing. I wish you had been able to sell them.
The bottles do look old and authenic with the rubbing you did. You have such great ideas!
Kimberly

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

CHOCOLATE is my first weakness!!! Then all the one you have!
One of these days I must try the water slide transfer! Your bottles look very OLD!
I hear it's in the 70's there! Nice!!!
Warmest Christmas wishes,
deb

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Carol!

WOW! Your vintage bottles look fantastic!

Dee

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Carol, Love your blog ! I love your water slides ideals, so unique .I found a big bunch of satin hangers,38 to be exact. I have been doing them like you did in your tutorial. They are so pretty ! Thanks for the ideal.All my hangers were $10.00 and they are like new !

I am following you !

HeartVintageDesign said...

Love, love, love! Is there anything you do I don't absolutly love? I think not XD

laurie said...

oooo, I like those!

Theresa said...

These are so pretty! I still haven't tried water slide decals but ooooooh you make me NEED to! t.xoxooxox

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Carol,
I so need to try some of these bottles. They are just stunning!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Melodee said...

these turned out great! I need to try the water slide decals..I know you posted about them before and I am writing them down on my "to-do crafting list" They are gorgeous Carol!!!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh beautiful! I saw them on facebook!!!!

Stampin D Amour said...

Carol - these are fantastic!! Love them! I love stuff like this!

My vintage weakness would have to be: Vintage Suitcases!!! My collection looks like the luggage cart display at Ellis Island.

-pamela :)

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Your 100 year old looking bottles are wonderful, Carol. Rubbing off some of the decal really did make them look old and well used. Your linen cabinet is really pretty. Shannon

Screaming Sardine said...

Gorgeous, Carol! I think they look way more than 20 years old.

I share your weaknesses: fabric, lace, buttons, bottles, glass jars...of course, there's chocolate, but I shouldn't go there - lol!

Cheers,
Tracy Screaming Sardine

lynn said...

just wonderful, carol! love these pretty bottles, esp. love that you rubbed some of the decals off! my weakness has to be anything with chippy white paint:)

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Yes, yes, yes, I love the translucent look. LUV IT!!!

Debbie said...

I'm going with 100 years old. They look wonderfully antique.

My weakness? I have a hard time resisting vintage and antique linens. I can't possibly use all the ones I have, and yet... I keep buying. Sigh.

Jennelise said...

They are so beautiful! I love how they look a little chippy and faded!
Jennelise

Jann Olson said...

Oh Carol, I have SO many weaknesses! I'll share a few. Vintage chippy architectural pieces, windows, doors, and old toys. I could go on all night but I'll stop. lol! I love these bottles. I'm thinking more like 150 years old. I have not tried labels like that. Not sure how they work, but I just love the look. Also like that you rubbed a bit off. I can't believe that you can find wonderful bottles like that.

KATHY said...

Wow,I love your bottles!! They look fabulous.

Kathy

Cottage Touch said...

Oooo I see we have the same addictions! Thank you for sharing this season of joy and pink!HPS!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Carol, Great idea rubbing some of the lettering off while still wet. The bottles look fabulous and I'm sure will be snapped up quickly. The countdown is on....with just 7 days 'til Christmas. I still have a day of shopping left to do this week. The boys won't be home this year but we will still have a big family gathering at my house. Really looking forward to it. So happy that your son is coming home for a special holiday with you. xoxo

Vicki said...

Carol, these goodies are fabulous. I love the seltzer bottles. My weakness is vintage paper and lace. Love it! Wishing you a joyful holiday season my friend! xoxo

WhyCuzICan said...

Always love your stuff Carol. I would become a Follower if I wasn't already! ;-)

Happy Holidays from me and mine to you and yours!
~Suzanne in NW Illinois
Visiting from Brag Monday, at GraphicsFairy
See you "next year" when Brag Monday's begin again here at GF!

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

These are gorgeous Carol, just like everything else you do!!! I've never seen this project done with clear labels before, what a fabulous look! You are a genius!

Erin said...

They look gorgeous! I have a weakness for scrapbook paper...I LOVE paper. :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These are so beautiful! I love old linens but I look at everything when I shop! You never know what you will find! ♥

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

Very pretty bottles! There are so many things I love...antiques, shabby, chippy, lace, ribbon, fabric....
My style is kinda farmhouse cottage if that gives you any ideas. :)
Keep up the good work. You have inspired me with many of your projects.

Robin and Pam said...

I wish I were closer because I would run to your booth and buy these! Gorgeous! Robin

Becky Green said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!! They DO look OLD!!! :)

WhyCuzICan said...

Revisiting from GraphicsFairy's BRAG MONDAY to say CONGRATS on being Featured This Week, Carol!

Very sweet indeed!
Your Follower and fellow GF Fan,
Suzanne at WhyCuzICan in NW Illinois

nancarts said...

Visiting from Karen's Graphics Fairy. I love the bottles! I am a collector of old bottles!
These are really beautiful and look very old.
I need to do some. Thanks for sharing lovely pictures.
Peace and Blessings,
Nancy

Melissa said...

Eeeeee! I love those bottles! I am waiting for a box of 24 old bottles to be delivered any day noe from ebay! Love this and I'm going to give it a go. Weakness, he he, we are soooo weak aren't we?! Chairs, velvet, bottles, linens, iron bed frames, I could go on and on!

Darlene said...

Saw your bottles via The Graphics Fairy. Love the look of the clear images! Thanks for sharing.

Weaknesses: Shabby Chic, vintage rose prints, vintage typography and on and on.

Rhissanna said...

I saw these on Brag Monday. They're just gorgeous! I love the transparent effect. Well done!

mcvick said...

these are really lovely. stuff like this distracts me. now i need to find water slide decals.

Ana Lopes said...

Hi Carol,

I'm without words.... WONDERFUL!!!
I'm also a roses's lover !!! I'm your new follower :)your blog makes me dream....

Hugs from Portugal

Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

jo prentice said...

Hi8 I love love love those bottles!! So Chic' You have some gorgeous things here* I love bottles and jugs* plus vintage things** Sigh* the list goes on and on **i'm going to be a new 'follower' '-D

Lola and Bea said...

You gave new life to those beautiful bottles. Thank you for inspiring me today.

JLee said...

I saw this on Pinterest this morning. I love them. I have some old milk bottles. I was going to tint them a pastel color. I think now I will add a label like you did.
http://jleebeholdallthingsnew.blogspot.com/