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    martinique vintage milk bottles make the cutest vases… #styletip

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    Posted on April 01, 2014 by MARTINIQUE ISLAND STYLE | 6 Comments

    loving vintage milk bottles right now...

    there's that old world charm attached to that shabby, glass milk bottle (or any old glass bottle for that matter) which i love, & hold dear to my heart reminiscent of days gone by. happy days

    childhood memories stir, when as a youngster at school, these 'mini' milk bottles were a significant part of our daily school ritual. i remember them still

    i remember that i loved them even then. i remember their simple shape & form. they were chunky, with a rolled lip at the top. even then, i enjoyed their proportion

    crate upon crate they were stacked up high, each crate filled to the brim with these milk bottles themselves filled with milk

    at the same time every school day, the school bell sounded. it was recess. these crates were then carried out into the playground by the weekly 'milk monitors'. and yes, we all wanted our turn at being a 'milk monitor'

    whether we liked it or not we were made to have at least one of these bottles of milk, & were told to drink up every last drop

    if the milk had been chilled for long enough, it was a welcome relief, but if the milk was warm, it was not

    much has changed since those carefree days back in the schoolyard. one of which is my use & application of these & other glass bottles from back in the day

    it is with great enthusiasm that i now source these & other vintage glass bottles for my own purpose & pleasure, and am overjoyed when i am successful, & can add to my collection

    with a small aperture, these milk bottles make the most adorable vases holding a limited number of stems only. maybe one or two stems with flowers & possibly a stem or two of leaves… but needless to say, they are held ever so beautifully. i smile every time i walk past one of these simple arrangements scattered throughout my home

    i favour the kitchen sink, given i am there so frequently, i always keep a fresh arrangement by the tap. this arrangement is easy to keep up to date with fresh blooms as i see it often. the bedside table is also a good spot. anywhere, everywhere… it's a perfect addition making a house a home, & easily

    cheap & cheerful, particularly as you only need to snip one or maybe two small stems of flowers or leaves from yours or even your neighbours garden, to fill your milk bottle to perfection, it's easy to manage. even if you do head to your local florist & have to pay, you need not buy many blooms. as i said, it's cheap & cheerful

    1. get the look… check out martinique island style's vintage milk bottles as well as our gorgeous vintage french preserve bottles & jars

    1. here are just a few photographs taken of some adorable glass bottles & jars used as vases… all very cute
     

    Posted in #styletip, 'vintage treasures', blog, cheap & cheerful, get the look, loving right now, vintage milk bottles


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    6 Responses

    Jane
    Jane

    June 23, 2014

    this is just like my childhood in the country but our school milk was always quite warm, but I guess it was never far from the source in my case as the dairy was just down the road ;) love your stories. more please.

    Ruby
    Ruby

    April 30, 2014

    Absolutely love the photos you take and the style you have truly an inspiration to a lovely home and a gorgeous lifestyle!! Will definitely stay posted!

    Sue
    Sue

    April 30, 2014

    Have just stumbled across your blog, full of gorgeous pics and amazing words, its a blog I will be definitely following. Well done and congratulations. Now I can go shopping and be inspired all in the one place. LOVE IT…

    emma
    emma

    April 30, 2014

    your blog is beautiful… loving the photographs too. am looking forward to the next good idea. thanks.

    belle
    belle

    April 30, 2014

    so simple & very beautiful at the same time. also affordable which is important these days. loving this idea. thank you!

    Carolyn
    Carolyn

    April 29, 2014

    Love this idea and have forwarded your blog to a friend planning for her wedding … this will be exactly her style. Beautiful idea – thanks!

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