Back on the bottle

Last November I went to Dead Horse Bay with a very respectable guide and regaled you with tales of our treasures. Well, now that spring has sprung, I've gone back and stocked up with even more scavenged new-old loot.

This time I was escorted by the awesome Amy Azzarito from Apartment Therapy. I forgot to take a single photo of the beach because I was too distracted A. looking for bottles and B. talking with this amazing girl. She is a bee keeper who wrote her grad thesis on counter culture architecture for god sakes! Geodesic domes!

Oh well. We will just have to go back again so I can take more pictures.

Last time I beefed up my milk glass collection and this time I looked for smaller clear glass bottles that I could use for flowers. Milk bottles and inks wells, etc...

The 15 or so bottles that I took home are now living tucked away in my picnic basket with the rest of my hoarded clear bottles. All 37,000 of them (I joke). I have too many to even display so I've been stashing them away, out of sight out of mind.

I can't wait to make little clusters of wildflower/weed bouquets come summer. And maybe even empty out that darn picnic basket so I can finally get some use out of it!

17 comments:

  1. Check out our pictures from our trip to Dead Horse Bay two weeks ago:

    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2074855&id=501979&l=c51cc6586e

    (you can view even if you are not a facebook member)

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  2. Oh my! Wow... I wish I lived close to you so I could borrow some of these perfectly lovely bottles!:)

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  3. I'm so jealous of this beach of treasures. That little milky jug in the first picture is just perfect.

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  4. I don't know what to think. It's amazing and confounding all at the same time.

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  5. can we go before the wedding? i have may 7, 11, and 16th off! i want to go sooo badly!

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  6. Yes, lets do it on either the 7th or the 11th. You pick!

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  7. Dear Amy,

    I was wondering, how do you get your dirty bottles so scrupulously clean?! I too, collect glass bottles from the beach and I'm having a hard time finding out a technique that works? Any tips?

    -Rachel

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  8. What a great idea. I always love the way old glass bottles look but I never end up buying any because I always think they're something I'll be able to pick up anytime.

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  9. !!! I have been meaning to go to Dead Horse Bay ever since I found out about it a year ago and this post has inspired me to get my act together and go this weekend!

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  10. lol, I just love taking photos of...lets call it...discarded objects! makes me wonder why anyways ever throws anything away!

    great blog btw

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  11. I love your blog, it's something that I sorta look forward to!

    -Luke.

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  12. Amy, those bottles are amazing...I can visualize how you are going to use them, how they will look lined up with wildflowers. Great finds!

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  13. Oh, I love glass bottles. I found a small one on a beach onze, been looking for more eversince:)

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  14. how lovely! I love those little glass bottles as well! last summer I carried a small green one all the way from Istambul and I found it on the street! All my friends thought I was crazy,of course. I miss putting wild flowers in old milk bottles...

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