Saturday, August 7, 2010

Blue Green Ink Bottles



For many years a collection of old blue green ink bottles has sat on a little shelf on the wall in the dining area here at the lake.



I spent a lot of the day today in this room and the adjoining kitchen...
...as fresh mountain air and a lot of outdoor activity keeps my family and friends hungry!



Anyway... I happened to glance up at the shelf as the sunlight was hitting the little bottles and all the different blues and greens looked so pretty...



I keep found bird feathers in the little bottles...
...and everything was looking a bit dusty...
...so I took them all down and rinsed them off ...
...then took them outside to photograph.



Wouldn't they would look sweet with a single blossom in each?



...but time is short before the next meal needs to be fixed...
...so my feathers will have to do!



It's funny how something that tickled my fancy ten years ago ...
...still has the ability to make me smile...



We couldn't have asked for a prettier weekend...
...the sun shone and there was no humidity.
Everyone was out enjoying the lake in the boats, canoe and kayaks.

Badminton, horseshoes, biking and sunning...
...it was a perfect August day.



I love to be surrounded by my family and friends...
...to hear the teenage girls giggle and the young adults debating current events...



I will sleep well tonight...

...I better...
...tomorrow morning will be here soon ...

...and they will all wake up hungry for blueberry pancakes again!

:)

40 comments:

Angela said...

beautiful bottles!!

Knicky Knacks said...

As I shiver in our winter daylight, I dream of the warm summer glow and spending time outdoors. Not long to go for us down under. Love the bottles - very rustic and beautiful. I bet they come with a great story!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Gorgeous bottles Laura
I think they would look lovely with a single flower..

I love ink pots... I don't have any .. but I love them.. hahah.. Have a fabulous weekend with your family... xxx Julie

Linda said...

Sounds like such a fun weekend! Your little bottles are charming!

KarenB said...

Sounds perfect in every way!

"Een sneller kloppend hart ♥" said...

It's like finding a treasure while seeing it almost every day!
The bottles look wonderful, it would be great with blossom or roses or whatever flower...feathers look good too though :)

Wonderful to read about such a happy day!
Blueberry pancakes sounds really good, I always bake them in the morning with bacon, cheese and maplesyrup :)
Enjoy!

Veronique

misselaineous said...

Oooo Laura....Chippy, funky...bubbles & ripples...all the fine things a glass collection must have! They're beautiful and I like the feathers...single blooms for special occasions. Have a great Sunday *e*

It's me said...

Sounds good!! nice blue bottles i like them !!! happy sunday..........love Ria....

kristine said...

the ice blue color of those bottles is very very nice. It's give us à little wind o fresh in those hot days.
Have à good day.
kristine

Diane said...

These are getting harder and harder to find, Laura. Nice little treasures, and especially the color. I used to have 2 clear ones but have no idea what happened to them in one of our moves....yes, yesterday was beautiful up here in the north!
Hugs, Diane

Olive Cooper said...

Great little bottles that are difficult to find now. hugs♥olive

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

You have a beautiful collection of ink bottles and I love the color. I have had some in cobalt blue. Wonderful that you have had a great weekend with family. Continue to enjoy!!! ~~Sherry~~

Sussi / Sussinghurst said...

I too love your ink bottles, and I'm sure that I would love the blueberry pancakes aswell.

cityfarmer said...

your joie de vivre thrills me!

Annemary said...

miammmmm les crèpes aux bleuets waouhhhhhhhhh
j'aiiime trop tes récits du LAC !!!!!dans ma ville il y a une boutique qui se nomme Maison du Lac....je pense à toi chaques fois que je la vois en passant!!!!!!!!!big kiss

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Sounds like such a wonderful weekend at the Lake House. Isn't it nice when you can stop from cooking up a storm to enjoy an old collection, even if briefly...

from me to thee......... said...

simply beautiful.........

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hi Laura,
I love old ink bottles but this color is my favorite. Yours are beautiful both empty and with something in them. Yes I could picture a little flower in them all lined up on a window sill in the sun with little asters or other little flowers in them. Beautiful. Have a fun Sunday at your lake...Maura :)

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Really pretty...I love the color of them! They would look fantastic with some flower blooms in them! ~Patti

La Petite Gallery said...

A very interesting collection. A real eye catcher. They must be rare, as I haven't seen any in a long time.. yvonne

Theresa said...

Sounds perfect! Love all of the bottles! Have a blessed Sunday!

bj said...

O, I love those old blue green bottles...

Anne Marie said...

Hi Laura...good to stop by!! I love your collection of ink bottles...what a wonderful way to display the feathers too...charming!!!

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Laura what a perfect family weekend. Blueberry pancakes would be just the treat for happy people! I adore your collection, so unique and so pretty. Have a great week ahead x

gail said...

Sounds like you have yourself a bed and breakfast!

Mélanie A. said...

the color is beautiful

Trouvais said...

Hi Laura. Such lovely little things...seem perfect for a summer at the lake...the way light glints off them. Absolutely charming, as usual. XOXO Trish

Dar said...

Your collection is wonderful. I will be watching for some of these. My windowsill in my kitchen has the same blues displayed with sunlight through the blue insulators. Thanks for sharing your ice blue ink bottles. Ya gotta loveum almost as much as the family playing outside.
BlessYourHeart

Danielle Combs said...

What a lovely collection. :)

The American Homemaker said...

Those are so great!

The Garden Bell said...

Something so simple but so sweet. You love to line things up just like me. Nothing like a line of yummie color on a piece of draft wood.

Kate -- The Garden Bell

French-Kissed said...

Such a delightful collection...I can see why they still bring a smile to your face. And the addition of the feathers...well that is just the perfect finishing touch. So happy to hear you are enjoying summer fun the in the great company of your family. Now that must be sheer delight!

~jermaine~

Michelle Palmer said...

LOVE your sweet blues...
I have a small collection of them~ single blossoms look so beautiful in the sunlight :)
Every season there is a new "little something" to add to them...
Right now~ mine have feathers and white sea stars!
Hope your week is beautiful!
Michelle

Sue Young said...

These are really really gorgeous! I love anything that looks like seaglass!Hey,if you ever want to part with one or two of these,I'd LOVE to add them to my teeny collection of them.Seriously.Sue Salut15@aolcom

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

I'm loving the bird feathers. Never thought of that, but now I'm thinking of all kinds of uses! Thanks for the suggestion! I'll be picking up every lost birdy feather I see now. LOL Glad y'all have had such a fun time together. Does the heart good to be with family and friends. -- As long as everyone is getting along. ;-)

Beach House Living said...

Yep, little blossoms are perfect for ink wells.

I wish I could get mine clean though.

Sarah said...

Laura, I can easily see how these would still be favorites. It's a wonderful collection and would make sweet vases for individual blooms. Glad you are enjoying your time at the lake. ~ Sarah

Gert said...

Oh what a beautiful collection of bottles as well as a lovely weekend. How blessed you are:)

Blessings.....
xoxo Gert

Elizabeth Maxson said...

What great little bottles....When light hits them, they are always changing. Thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth :-)

Neida said...

I love your blog!
The bottles in this post are fabulous!
I collect sea glass, and on one of my sea glass hunts with my husband, he picked up an antique medicinal bottle from the edge of one of the shores in NJ. The bottle was wonderfully frosted and intact. Sparked an interest in me for bottles!

Happy Blogging!
Neida
@Fari Blog