Friday, January 28, 2011

Silvered Bottle Give Away!


Paula and Jennifer of the blog Lulu's Designs and the
 Etsy shop Southern Shop Girl
  are offering a Give Away to 52 FLEA readers!

 They are going to give away to two lucky winners
 a mercury type...silvered bottle!


photo from their Etsy shop


Paula and Jennifer found these bottles at 
Round Top in Texas and purchased them for their shop
 from John Norton of Industrial Age Antiques.



These silvered bottles, looking much like mercury glass, are from the 1920's and came out of a now defunct textile mill in the south.
Each one is different...some very shiny and silvery and some with darker and more mottled pewtery tones.



I bought my own silvered bottle
the August before last from John
 at the Madison Bouckville Antique Show in New York


  The above photo of these wonderful silvery bottles was taken
 at Renninger's Extravaganza in Florida a few weeks ago.

photo from Etsy shop

This silvered bottle is one of several that is for sale at
  Paula and Jennifer's brand new

These two lovely ladies are a very talented mother/daughter team who have recently opened up their shop
 and are filling it with their vintage finds and creative projects.

Jennifer is a designer and Paula is a retired music teacher who has bought and sold antiques for years.

Isn't it so sweet of these two gals to offer a Give Away to
you

 my friends here at 52 Flea?


photo taken at the Madison Bouckville show 2009

Wouldn't you like to win one of these
 silvered bottles?

To have a chance to be one of the two winners...
all you have to do is leave a comment on this post
 before Friday, February 4th


photo taken at Madison Bouckville 2009

Be sure to pop over to Southern Shop Girl 
 and check out their other creations and treasures!


And if you can't wait to see if you are one of the two winners...
they have more silvered bottles listed for sale here!

Tell me what you think!
... and good luck! :)


P.S. :  OK, OK....if you post a link on your sidebar or blog about this you get a 2nd chance to win a super silvery bottle!

306 comments:

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Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Ok, I posted it in my blog. Click here to check it out. :)

Josh said...

Unbelievable! These bottles are absolutely amazing. I recently started following this blog and when I saw these, I had an episode! They are everything I want and more:

Glass? Yep!

Silvered? Of course!

Mercury glass? Heck yeah!

Vintage? Even better!

Just seeing these is fantastic, but to give one away is beyond amazing! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Carol R said...

Wonderful bottles - I'm not sure if I'm eligible to enter as I live in the UK but if I am please pop my name into the draw!

michelle said...

Love the bottles. I think they're so beautful in the crates also.
Michelle

bijjen said...

Wow they are beautiful, maybe one will go to Germany to our home.

-xxx-
Jennifer

nils.mueller2@ewetel.net

Anonymous said...

I would absolutely love one of these.....
crossing my fingers.....
rhondalou72@yahoo.com

Pam Kessler said...

I have never seen that type of bottle before. I would love to win one.

CWhite said...

Gorgeous! I would so love a chance to win one of these bottles. It would be absolutely my favorite thing to use in our house and maybe display outdoors when the weather gets better. What a great blog you have, and thanks for the opportunity to win one of these!

Leanne said...

Love those silver bottles! And would love to win one!

Heather said...

I have the perfect spot for a bottle with some lavender in it. They are very cool!

Shannon Jenkins said...

I think I died and went to heaven. I would love to win one of those, they are fantastic.
http://shabbytochicqueencreek.blogspot.com/

aimee said...

those bottles are so neat and pretty! it is very sweet of them to host a giveaway! thank you :)
blessings,
aimee

Bohemian said...

Oh those are just beautiful!!! What a generous giveaway... count me in! I'm positively swooning over the crateloads of them... what a motherlode of silvered glass bottles!!!

Dawn... The Bohemian

Kim said...

I would love to win one of those bottles....so cool!! Thank you for the chance!!

last minute lynn said...

What gorgeous bottles! I love the vintage silver. The bottle would reflect the other lovelies next to it. Thanks for the chance to win!

Brooks Interiors said...

Love, Love the bottles. I'm wanting to start collecting the mercury bottles. This blog gave me new inspiration!

Petie said...

Some people have all the luck. What a great giveaway. Found you through Home-biba blog.

Petie said...

I put a link to your giveaway on my sidebar. Looking forward to shopping at Southern Girl Shop.

Carmen Sutton said...

Very cool find! I would love a chance to win. I will be putting a link on my website.
Carmen

COTTAG3 said...

Oh I've seen some of these and would love to have one. They're beautiful. Thanks for the chance!

Ceci Reyes Blanco said...

I'd waddle for that bottle... G O T T A have it!

The Rustic Victorian said...

Very kewl...I'm in!

noodle and lou said...

oooh how delightful! i'm so happy i stumbled upon your blog today! thanks for the chance to win and for introducing me to their etsy shop! xox...jenn

Anonymous said...

Love, Love, Love it! First time commenting so we'll see how this goes. Just stumbled upon your blogsite and am totally addicted except that I go from one to another and get so lost!! I'm sure I'll learn soon - just had no idea about all the bloggers. Maybe I'll try it myself.

Anonymous said...

Oops - bet you couldn't tell that I'm the anonymous blogger who left their first comment. I will have to investigate how to do a profile but for now my e-mail is Gia2366@yahoo.com.

Ellen said...

that's pretty neat!!! love the little flower decorations as well...

Rosemary said...

Hi Laura,
These bottles are amazing. I have never seen these before.
Great!
XO,
Rosemary

Barbie said...

I would love to have the chance at winning! Thank you so much for the possibility!
B

Kelly said...

I just found your blog and followed....it's so lovely! I can't wait to check back.

What a wonderful giveaway....sign me up!

The Crafty Side Of Life said...

LOVE those silver jars!! Would love to win!!!!

Please come on over and enter
my giveaway!!
-Amy

Josephine said...

What a great giveaway - The bottles have a beautiful silvery shimmer! So pretty!

FRANNIE-STEVENS-MESHORER said...

What a lovely blog .. i have book-marked it and will return often. And i think i 'linked' it to my "OH SILLY ME" blogsite. I would adore being entered into the drawing to possibly win one of these lovelies. What a dear thing for you to do.

These beautiful silvery bottles remind me of a little poem I wrote many years ago when my grand-daughter was a small child. (She is now grown with a child of her own). We had many, many tea parties .. often celebrating birthdays of friends and other memorable celebrations in their lives.

We lived in a cottage tucked into the woods along a river. There are fairies who dwell there ... still!

The name of our home was 'CROOKED TREE HOLLOW'.

The closing moments of every tea party always had this ritual:

The girls would gather in a circle, hold hands and close their eyes. I would tell them that the fairies always watch and listen to them when they come to a Tea Party. I would point out the big olde 'CROOKED TREE' in a HOLLOW at the edge of the woods where the fairies lived. After each tea party, they would fly back to their 'tree-home' .. and excitedly tell each other of the days events ... of friendships formed ... of laughter ... and of kindnesses they observed.

I would then tell the little girls that many years later they may be sitting with their moms or a friend who had come to the party so many years ago .. or they might even be telling their own children this very story ... and SUDDENLY ... they may catch a glimpse of a silvery light and if they look quickly, they will see a tiny fairie swinging from a thread of their hair. or feel a teeeeeeny tickle or whisper of the wind in their ear .. and they would .. remember! For THIS was the 'memory keeper fairies' returning to remind them of such a happy day of their childhood.

I would then open a beautiful antique glass vial filled with 'silver-dust' gathered from the wings of these very fairies .. and ask them to bow their heads and close their eyes ... and i would sprinkle it gently over their heads as i told them this little poem:

"STAR-DUST OF SILVER ...
MOON-BEAMS OF GOLD ...
SPUN BY THE FAIRIE-FOLK ...
FROM STORIES OFTEN TOLD.

THEY LIVE IN THE 'HOLLOW' ...
OF AN OLDE 'CROOKED TREE ...
FOR THE 'STAR-DUST' OF MEMORIES ...
IS MAGIC . YOU SEE!"

xoxo, frannie

frannie-stevens-meshorer.blogspot.com

today .. that tradition continues with four new small grandchildren:

http://szollosikidz.blogspot.com/

Preppy Mama said...

So beautiful! I am obsessed with mercury and silvered glass! I would seriously die to win one of those gorgeous bottles!! Thanks for a chance!

Unknown said...

Love the bottles. Love your blog!

AN said...

Fantastic find! Will look awesome with my new black and silver look!

Suzanne said...

I'd sure love to win one of these silvery jars. They are just beautiful!

Fete et Fleur said...

Hello my dear,

I've spent some time catching up here in your beautiful space, from antique letters, pen nibs, silver bottles, and you caring for your mother. I do hope she is better now and that you are all enjoying this extra time together in joy and much laughter.

Do be safe as you travel home.

Hugs!
Nancy

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Nita Stacy said...

I would so love to win one of these silvered bottles. It would be a great addition to my mercury glass collection.

Rachel said...

What a beautiful silver mercury bottle. Never see something like that in this part of the world - Malaysia.

Thanks for the sharing and I too look forward to be one of the blessed winner. Cheers ^_~

Erica said...

What a fabulous giveaway...I would just LOVE one of these bottles!!!!
Erica

Unknown said...

Just love these bottles! Thank you for being so generous...
**Tami

Unknown said...

Gorgeous! quirkfarms

Anonymous said...

Beautiful bottles! I would love a chance to win one! I am a dedicated lurker:) Michele

Jule aus 9B said...

I love silver things, and things with a history especially. Please count me in!
I will put the hint in the sidebar of my blog, too.

Bye,
Jule

My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

Love to win one!

Bisous,

Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio
http://myshabbystreamsidestudio.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

...what a beautiful bottle! i love them... and love your blog. congrats on being published in artful blogging. glad i found you! will be following.

Unknown said...

I would love the oppurtunity to win one of these amazing bottles!! Sooo pretty!
I have never seen bottles like this before and I absolutely love them!

Thanks,
Susannah

Pam said...

What a wonderful treasure, thanks for the chance to enter! I'm new in blogland and enjoying so many warm and inspirational sites! Now, where to place my new gem if I win:)

Susie Davis said...

Gracious goodness! What a lovely give away. I adore Round Top and Warrenton. And how fabulous about your feature in Artful Blogging. Yay for you!

Susan said...

What beautiful bottles - I would love to win one. I also love your purple bottles. like you I am a blue girl, but purple has its own please in the scheme of things.

Anonymous said...

These bottles are beautiful! I would love to win one!!

Anonymous said...

I would love to win one of these! They're beautiful!

FourSistersInACottage said...

WOW WEE!!! Please throw my name in the hat for a chance...THANK YOU for your generous offer!!!
Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters)

Anonymous said...

I heart bottles! These are just amazing!
Lovely give~away!...I'm off to take a peek at their shop! :)

Anonymous said...

I think the bottle is beautiful and would love to win one. Karen

LuLu said...

Howdy,
Thanks for sharing. I'm LuLu too - so I hope I win the bottle from LuLu's designs!

Meanwhile, I would love for you to stop by my blog when you have a moment or 2.

Peace,
LuLu
www.lulu-too-beaucoup.blogspot.com

Sherrie said...

Those bottles are gorgeous! I would love to be entered.

sadienstella said...

This shiny-brite looking bottle would look lovely in my sunroom which was recently redone in grays and creams. Thanks for the opportunity to be in the drawing.
Cheers!

Annette said...

These are REALLY COOL!

Kate said...

Our home this Christmas was filled with 'silvery things'...worn, aged, new & newly found at thrift shops and mixed with my old 'things' given new life and design with a little white paint and glass glitter...so it was 'fate', you see...:-) that led me through an unlikely path to your blogspot this evening and your lovely 'silvery things'...:-) Thank you so much... for sharing so much!

Kate

Laurie said...

I can just picture one of these beauties filled with white tulips sitting on my breakfast table!

Anonymous said...

I would love to add one of these to my collection! :) Thanks for the chance to win! Carmen csjudge@earthlink.net

Anonymous said...

These ae so beautiful!
Will I be so lucky? :)

Adkins Fam said...

REALLY love these bottles!! It would look beautiful on my kitchen breakfast bar with some fresh roses hanging over the side!!

pipigirl said...

oh my, how beautiful.ive never seen anything like it in my life. the girls at showplace ant. would love this...sure would look beautiful displayed with a pink rose. the purple are really kick too...welcome southern girls to etsy. look forward to seeing you. im sure ill get to know you. im really bad lol. good luck with all your endeavors.new to your blog. its really great.id like to learn this. maybe soon ill have enough material to do it.

Unknown said...

I'm wishing on a Mercury star, a shooting chance of landing some of it's gleam in the palm of my hand here! Pick me, PICK ME!!!
Yvonne

Jean said...

WOW - would love to have that bottle! Just started collecting mercury glass and those are fabulous!

Anonymous said...

it won't let me leave my profile......(I'm still a blogging "new be" ---- but I would love the bottle.


Cheryl McIntire cubbies1955@yahoo.com

marie said...

I can't wait to get my copy of the latest Artful Blogging! The cover looks so beautiful and I'm looking forward to reading your article.

Thank you for entering me into the silver bottle giveaway. They're so pretty. Thank you for letting us know about Paula and Jennifer too. I'm off to visit their blog and shop!

Mandy said...

ALREADY WENT SHOPPING at their Etsy store had to hold back on not getting one of these, ha! Maybe I will win one??? Please???? LOVE YOUR BLOG, I am a follower, of course, and CONGRATS on making the blogging mag...need to buy one of those too :)
Hugs,
Mandy

pipigirl said...

i also wanted to congratulate you on being featured in the magazine. im so new to this. can you tell me where i can find it at. id really like to see your article in it. again, congrats, and i so do love your site. its simply.....beautiful...you do a wonderful job. you certainly have the 'KNACK'. pipi

Weißer Vintagezauber said...

Hello,
very nice lottery:o))))
Many greetings,
Elke.

Alicia said...

I LOVE these bottles! I have some beautiful colored glass bottles, but I've never come across any "silvered" bottles like these.. I'm moving to New Orleans in April and they would fit perfectly in my new apartment :)

Viola said...

I have been collecting purple glass for some time, but when I saw the silver and I thought about how amazing purple and silver look together...well, I have to confess, I found myself not quite content...for I wanted my purple bottles to have a new silver friend! Thanks for sharing something else to love in life!

Anonymous said...

I would love to win one of these bottles!!! They are fabulous and I have never one anything, so it would be very cool. Love your blog, too!!

Amy B

Jamie said...

These bottles are beautiful. I don't know that I've seen one before! It would be a wonderful addition to my bottle collection! Jamie V in MT
http://rem-nants.blogspot.com
amzanioli@yahoo.com

Anne said...

I LOVE those bottles...super unique!!! To think I was at the Round Top Antique Show this past fall and didn't even see them! Drat!

Anonymous said...

WOW,what a giveaway!! Thanks so much for a chance to win one of these lovelies!!
missy from the bayou

Trisha said...

Amazing bottles! Would love to win!!

~Trisha

Andrea said...

Wow. SO many design inspirations here! Starting with that silvered bottle:) Thanks!

Ladydy5 aka: Diane Yates said...

Nice blog and love those silver bottles. Enter me in the give-a-way please

Laura said...

your blog is fun to spend some time with
love the bottles
Laura

Anonymous said...

The bottle is wonderful.

Lynette

nancy lee said...

Just blogged my way into your world today. Loving your blog so far and I have to say I was pulled right into it by the photo of the silvered bottle. It is gorgeous!! Throwing my name into the fray and sayin' a little prayer. Whoever is picked will be very blessed. I'll be checking out your blog often.

Nancy

Unknown said...

first time I have ever entered anything! Love the bottles that much. I just came across your blogg and everything is so beautiful, I felt compelled to say so...

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Love these gorgeous old bottles!! I'll have to check out Southern Girl's Shop!

Unknown said...

love the bottles, count me in

Unknown said...

These bottles are gorgeous!!! Pick me, pick me!!! :-)

Phyllis said...

I really like the silver bottle and would be honored to have the opportunity to win one. Thank you.

Unknown said...

Love your blog! You INSPIRE me to live better. Thank you for sharing your treasures.

Jeana

Jenifer said...

I just found your blog! And I LOVE it! Definitely will be visiting often.
A place is already prepared for a GORGEOUS bottle :)
Hoping to recieve an email soon.
Thank You!!

smcthree@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! You and your friends do come across the most beautiful treasures!! Those bottles are simply beautiful!! I can't imagine owning one, but would love the chance to dream for a day. Thanks to them (and you) for the generous giveaway!!

Anonymous said...

I've always loved Mercury glass, and these silvered bottles are so pretty!

I wonder what they were originally intended for.

Bobbie

Tiedupmemories said...

Simply Gorgeous! Please enter me. Thank you!
~Tracy

Julie@beingRUBY said...

WOW Laura.. I told you I've been missing from blogging.. I nearly missed this fantastic giveaway!!! and mercury glass!!!! Absolutely fabulous.. crossing my fingers on this one!!

Thanks everyone for the chance.. will pop over and check out the shop!!! ciao xxx Julie

Nan said...

These bottles are beautiful! What a generous giveaway - thank you for hosting it!

Melva said...

I was totally unaware of such a beautiful bottle to brighten a space.

Anonymous said...

I love LOVE those bottles! I've got the PERFECT spot for one in my bookcase! LOVE!

- Nina English
ninarusch@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

hey, 52! congrats on the magazine article
isn't it so interesting how we each have such a definitive eye for photos? am sure the ones they picked were thrilling to them, as were all the ones they didn't pick were to you!
digging the silvered bottles, as well as the crates they are shown in!
...again with that very specific eye for what we like!
all best in the new year
Judy in Ft Worth
joodieg@charter.net

Vintage Bee Design said...

Love your blog and I LOVE silver bottles...it would be a great addition to my collection...thanks for your inspiring blog...Brenda

Anonymous said...

Hope I'm not too late! Thanks and congrats on the article!
Tamara

Debbi Beverage said...

I love these bottles and would love to have one! Your blog is so beautiful, congrats on the article and pics! I will look for it!
Debbi

R said...

Pick me, pick me!

manlycow@frontier.com

Brooks Interiors said...

would love to have a shiny silver bottle. Love your blog!

FRANNIE-STEVENS-MESHORER said...

who were the lucky winners?

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