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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Vintage Apothecary Bottles



Yesterday I came across three vintage apothecary bottles and I just had to buy them. I could just picture them in my kitchen with fun, old-fashioned looking labels.


The smaller bottle, made with the greenish glass, actually had a date scratched into the glass; 12-14-1939. The other two I have really no idea of their age. I made the labels using clip art I got from The Graphics Fairy.  Instead of apothecary labels, I picked out colorful fancy ones. For one of them I used a label for vanilla extract and I tied an old-fashioned key trinket on it just for fun.

This label is in French and appears to be some kind of prepared tonic or syrup for "chronic maladies" of the chest for children, I believe. My French is terrible, but I think that's what it says.

This one is for balsamic vinegar for the "toilette". I just printed these on heavy paper and used double-sided tape to stick them on the bottles. I thought I would also print other labels, maybe with a more medicinal or  even a Halloween motif and stick them on the other side of each of the bottles and then I can just turn them around to whichever side I want to face out when I want a change.


                          For now, they add a nice touch to the vignette on top of my kitchen cabinets!

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5 comments:

Bella said...

Hi Katie,
Love the new bottles!! They all have great stoppers! The labels are perfect and I think the reversable idea is sooo clever!! The key is the perfect touch:-)
Have a great weekend!
Hugs,
Bella

FABBY'S LIVING said...

The vintage bottles with labels are just great, I love them! The reversable idea is perfect, nice! I like how you did a vignette with them together! Have a nice and safe weekend. FABBY

Richard Cottrell said...

The labels were a great and fun ideal. Thanks for sharing. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Katie,
They look fantastic!! Great job!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

Very cute! You're so clever, putting the "new" labels on the old bottles. It really dresses them up!

-Pam