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