Why hello there Cottage Fix friends! Today I’m talking bottle collections and garden blooms. Nothing takes me to my happy place like a garden full of Spring color and the scent of a freshly cut lawn. And bottles and blooms together are pure eye candy I’d say. I started my bottle collection over this past winter, kicking it off with a variety of recycled soda bottles and jam jars. They look so sweet in a grouping on there own or with freshly cut flowers. They’re really nothing special, just rinsed out recyclables that were headed for the can. But I thought they were the perfect way to get me going on a bottle collection of sorts.So then, on our way home from our little Spring Break get–away to the Virginia Mountains (images on my IG page too) we stopped off at a couple of antique shops for a little looksie lu and to stretch our legs. Believe it or not, a four hour car ride is ever so long for our family after all! I found these sea glass colored vintage bottles to add to my somewhat generic collection — stepping it up a notch or two guys! The tall one has no markings, but the short squatty one was a Davis baking powder container.I guess all in all they’re not that different from the soda bottles and jam jars I rinse and save, just older and prettier.I trimmed a few branches from the garden to show them off. The lighter pink is dogwood and the very hot pink (almost red) is azalea.
I’m off to catch up on the never ending laundry pile. It’s unbelievable how backed up things get around here from just a few days out of town. You’d think we each wear like five outfits a day or something! And then it’s off to the market and the bakery later on this morning. We’re on a bagel kick at the moment, especially with strawberry cream cheese. And they’re heavenly with a hot cup of coffee and cream at sunrise. Dreaming about bagels, strawberries, and a hot cup makes it just a bit easier to lug myself out from under the covers first thing.
See you soon!