through the seasons ~ green bottle collection

Green bottles

Up next on my {through the seasons} series I thought I’d share my collection of green bottles.  Right now they sit empty in the new year awaiting their first blooms.

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The collection lives on the kitchen table most of the time although they have been known to travel to other spots in the house.

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Most of the time they hold fresh blooms of the season or mood.  Some of my favorite blooms are hydrangeas from my garden, or bells of Ireland, or peonies when they are in season.  The list is endless really…

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I’ve acquired this collection through the years and they come from a variety of countries including USA, France and Uruguay that I know of with certainty.

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The lighter green bottles are all home grown in the good ‘ole US of A.

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The mid sized darker green bottle is a milk bottle from Uruguay, which is the least vintage of the collection.  I actually have 3 of these milk bottles from Uruguay, which were a gift from my cousin.    The fact that she schelpped these for me, on the plane, all that way, makes them even that more special to me; she fully gets me.

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The smallest dark green bottle is  from France and for the life of me I can’t remember it’s purpose, {grape seed oil maybe?} … if somebody knows please remind me.  i love it’s petite stature!

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Now when I see any interesting, vintage green bottles when I’m out and about I have to resist the urge to bring it home, since I have called my collection complete.  this shows huge restraint on my part, which if you know me is SO not
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The bottles have been empty on the kitchen table since christmas was put away and I’m itching to get some new blooms and brighten up the room.
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Although they still make a statement when they are empty because they are in mass.  that’s the whole point of a collection.  Right?

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That’s it for my collection, and I hope you enjoyed me sharing a little piece of the things that make me happy and smile.  I also hope all these blooms brighten up some of the winter blues hanging around.  This is the lull after the christmas & new year high, before we pick up again with pre spring and spring brightness.
Here are other {through the seasons} posts you might enjoy:
Thru the seasons-a wreaththrough the seasons ~ a wreath
Garden orbsgarden orbs
“Collect things you love, that are authentic to you, and your house becomes your story.”
~Erin Flett~


  1. Alice V says:

    This is a neat collection and it was interesting to hear that they all came from someplace specific all over the world and that some are vintage as well. Thank you for linking up with us at #OMHGWW and hope to see next week!

  2. Thanks Alice. Yes, fun to collect & decorate. Thnx for stopping by & yes I’ll be linking again for sure! co- MJ

  3. You’re too funny Mary Jo! I’m a collector too so I get it. What a great cousin you have:) Your favorite flowers are my favorite flowers, too. Love that seltzer bottle. My dream is to get one from France….thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

  4. Kippi says:

    I adore green bottles and your displays with your collected bottles are beautiful! Happy New Year, Kippi

  5. Thanks Kathleen. The seltzer bottle is actually from Uruguay too. Lol. Thanks for your sweet comments my friend. xo- maryjo

  6. Thanks Kippi. It’s super hard to not keep adding to the collection because I do have a weekness for them. Thnx for stopping by! xo- MJ

  7. Anita says:

    I love your “Through the Seasons” series!! Keep them up please!!

  8. Thank you so much Anita!! You totally made my day. I have a bunched more planned so stayed tuned. xo- mj

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