Monday, October 25, 2010

Vintage Perfume Bottle

 Thank you for all your sweet comments on yesterday's post.
I truly appreciate you taking the time to let me know you dropped by and I love knowing that you have precious jewels and memories of your own.

 This pretty crystal perfume bottle sat on my Mom's dresser all the while I was growing up.
Now it sits on my sister's dresser.
(Yes, Lynn...I borrowed it for the afternoon).
 Still so pretty and asking for a little photo shoot in the Florida sunshine today.

We don't know much about it or where it came from. Perhaps you recognize the bottle?
The bottom is tinted yellow.

 A neighbor brought this beautiful red hibiscus blossom over this morning....what an amazing flower!

I looked it up to find out a little more information about this gorgeous showy flower.
It seems the red hibiscus flower is traditionally worn 
by Tahitian women.
A single flower is tucked behind the ear.
It is used to indicate the wearer's availability for marriage.

I will make sure not to tuck this flower behind my ear.
Mr. Flea just called to say he misses me.

This is my very first apple martini.

 I miss you too, Mr. Flea!

I'm having a good time with Mom and Dad!
Have a happy Tuesday!


Chrissie said...

I love old perfume bottles. This is a very beautiful one, and so much the nicer since its special!

High Street Cottage said...

Suddenly, I am thirsty ;) Beautiful bottle, what's more it's now a family treasure.

north pal said...

i too,have a perfume bottle that was my mother's. it is clear glass with a clear glass star stopper. it is pressed glass. she had it since she was a teenager and in january she will turn 92 years young. God bless our mother's Bestest,Denise

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for sharing your Mother's pretty bottle. I have a couple that I have no info on and don't think the tops are original, but love them anyway. Enjoy your Appletini. :-D

Jamie said...

The light reflecting through the perfume bottle is beautiful!

Carole said...

Lovely perfume bottle ...really unusual shape.
Hibiscus must just thrive down there but people here love them too.
Happy drinking...haha

Suz said...

That is a gorgeous bottle! The shape is very unusual. I was going to write and tell you more about Black Hills gold and silver. I will get to it.
P.S. There is a very nice joint jewelry swap done by myself and Robin Thomas (A Nest with a View). We would love to have you come and sign up.

NessaKnits said...

Great perfume bottle!

FairyFiligree said...

What an impressive bottle. I have had a small collection of vintage perfume bottles, mostly sample sizes and some are really pretty. Am actually clearing up the box and giving away these bottles to anybody who can give them a good home. Any volunteers? All I'm asking is for whoever wants them to pay for postage costs.....

manon 21 said...

c'est beau l'amour!!!



Hannekie(Sisterly) said...

hi laura

lovely bottle. never seen it before. it looks very special with that great stopper( is this teh right word :-) )
love the flower. maybe you can wear it when mister flea comes home
hugs hannie

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hey Laura
Now that's my problem.. no hibiscus!!!

Well that perfume bottle is so sweet!!! I wish I had still had those belonging to my mum... one in particular... I've looked everywhere to find something similar but no luck yet..

Hope you are having a wonderful week down there in sunny Florida!! ciao xxx Julie

Mayflower said...

Hello dear Laura, what a lovely perfume-bottle and what have you make beautiful photo's of it, wonderful.
I wish you a happy day.
Warm wishes, Mea

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

So glad you're having a wonderful time in Florida, dear Laura. p.s. that apple martini looks good :)

Jem said...

What a stunning find and you've captured it so beautifully!

Jem xXx

Sarsaparilla said...

Glad you're having a good time with your parents! Can I borrow your hibiscis flower? Maybe that will do the trick. :-)

Karen in VA (was CT) said...

... FAB 3rd picture, I LOVE IT ... love your blog too ... have a good time.

Les Cotrions said...

This bottle is wonderful Laura, but unfortunately I cannot recognize it!
I'm happy you're having such a nice time with your parents and how sweet is Rob...send him a big hug from me!
Enjoy your holidays!

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Lovely...lovely perfume bottle.... so glam and romantic.

Unknown said...

Oooo I love appletini's! And your perfume bottles are so beautiful!!! My MIL collects perfume bottles and has a beautiful case she displays them in...I always pick her up vintage ones at the flea market when I come across a pretty one that is reasonably priced!

Hugs ~

:) T

Jill said...

I just bought two similar perfume bottles at an auction on Sun. Very pretty. I'm enjoying your stories, your precious jewels are precious indeed! Have a wonderful trip Laura!

It's me said...

Hi Laura !! they are so nice.....enjoy you time with your mom Ria......

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear Laura,
I love it when you visit your always seems to involve alcohol....that's my kind of visit !!
I love vintage perfume bottles and, although modern ones can be quite ornate, they are not the same somehow...... and, I'm sure that Mr. Flea has no competition from and hibiscus flower !! XXXX

Rachel Noelle Pallas said...

~*~*Beautiful perfume bottle! And Im sure your apple martini was awesome!! ;) Hugs, Rachel~*~