Friday, December 17, 2010

Vintage Inspiration Friday #16 Altered Christmas Bottles

I can hardly believe that it will be Christmas next week.
But we still have time to share our Vintage Inspiration for the Holidays!

I had so much fun making the altered bottles for Halloween
that I did a bunch up for Christmas.

Most of them I took to my booth space at Spring Creek,
but I've also been giving them as "mini"presents this year.

Edited for December 20ll.
I made these with vintage bottles and cut out pieces of old book pages for the background, then used graphics from Dover Publishing or the Graphics Fairy, cut them out and Mod Podge over it all. Super Simple

Here they are at Spring Creek

And a few on my kitchen windowsill holding some holly sprigs.

I'm going to start sharing a few of the entries from the previous week
 to highlight some fun and inspiring vintage ideas.
There have been so many wonderful photos and inspiration,
but I just grabbed a few.

Linking to the Centsational Girl for Christmas Crafts, 2011

a very Happy Birthday
and joining in on her Birthday Party.

And joining in for Feathered Nest Friday

and Show and Tell Friday

Thank You, in advance for linking up with
Vintage Inspiration Friday!

Hope you'll grab the button and join in the fun.
Please be sure and link back to this blog within your blog post.
I know sometimes we're in a hurry, but it just takes a minute,
and it let's everyone else know how to join the party.

Love and Christmas Joy to you all,


  1. Wow, Debra I didn't realize how big that one bottle was until I saw it in your full buffet display! Gorgeous! I need to keep my eye out for more myself; I haven't had much luck at Goodwill since the two smaller sized ones I found filled with Bath salts.

  2. Debra, wishing you and family a very happy christmas time.

    Lots of beauty and charm since my last visit... long ago!!!
    muchos cariños
    maria cecilia

  3. Hello Debra... Happy Vintage Christmas Friday... will you check my link once again, there is a red x by it, hope I linked the right way!... I so love your altered bottles! They look so beautiful, and really pretty with the holly sprigs on your kitchen windowsill.. and how fun you have your new white kitchen to celebrate in... love to you... xoxo Julie Marie

  4. Such pretty images on your beautiful bottles! They're so fun to make and fun to get! I bet you're really good at enjoying the holidays! Hope so--JQ

  5. The bottles en mass look gorgeous Debra. I have next to nothing vinatge holiday so not linking. Love♥O

  6. Hi Debra, your bottles are absolutely beautiful! I just love the way they look all grouped together!!! I know they will sale out fast at your booth! Hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas!
    Blessings~~ Daphne

  7. ...Your bottles are sweet.....Thanks for sharing!

  8. ...Debra!
    First, let me say: ADORE your new header!!
    second: Oh! What a lovely home you have!! So very pretty:)
    and third:
    I was reading your post and when I scrolled down to the peace angel, I was thinking,
    Hey, why does that look so familiar?! LOL!!
    Thank you:)
    I sooo enjoy these V.I.F.'s ~ they truely push me to creatively post!!
    Happiest Holidays!!
    xo, Rosemary

  9. Lovely bottles, Debra! And I love the red toile underneath. Thanks for hosting another Friday to be inspired!
    - susan

  10. Well aren't you clever. The bottles are just wonderful. All of your decor is fabulous. Hugs, Marty

  11. Hi Debra,
    I love, love, love your bottles. A few sitting on your entry table makes for a lovely vingette and the grouping of the bottles in the shop makes me want them all!


  12. Thank's You for sharing the beautiful bottles. They are so pretty. And Thank's for hosting today....Julian

  13. Debra, loved your altered Christmas bottles. They are truly beautiful. Also all those who joined in the Vintage Christmas..the pics are so lovely.

    Merry CHristmas to you and yours! and Peace on earth to all.


  14. Hi Debra - I soooo love, love, love your altered vintage looking Christmas bottles! Work of art and perfection!

    Merry Christmas to you!

  15. Loved your post today! And the bottles are sweet. Today I emptied a beatuiful bottle that a friend had given me last year (it had oil & UGLY flowers in it) & have visions of all sorts fo things to do with it. After taking "a class" on altered bottles I can't wait to play after the holidays. Thanks for sharing this wonderful weekly event. Hope you'll stop by & see what Hubby got for Christmas (post DEC 12) HUGS!

  16. I LOVE your bottles Debra! Where do you get your graphics? I have really been slacking this year and didn't get much made for my booth. I guess I need to start earlier in the SUMMER! ha!!

  17. Hey Debra
    Love the new header! And your bottles are wonderful, they really look fun to do. I bet you sell those quickly.
    Blessings today! Thanks so much for the Birthday wishes, See you Saturday :)

  18. I love your bottles...they are amazing all grouped together! Thanks for the inspirational party!

  19. This is my favorite header yet! The bottles are all so beautiful...again I don't know where you get all your energy. That must be some powerful eggnog sold in your neck of the woods!
    I've linked today's post with VIF, but I forgot to do a link within my post. I'd go back and do it, but getting that one up almost did me in!

  20. Hello sweet friend! I love your blog header! Oh, and I am hooked on bottles too! Yours are just gorgeous, I am dying to get up to Springcreek...sigh maybe after Christmas!!! Thank you for hosting!

  21. Debra,
    Still lovin' the bottles! They are beautiful!
    God bless the move.

  22. Hi Debra,
    Love your altered bottles! Gorgeous shot with the holly on the windowsill:-))
    Thanks again for being our hostess:-)

  23. Hi Debra- love all your bottles! They are darling! All linked up!! Thanks for hosting!

  24. Hi Debra
    I love the Christmas bottles. All of your Christmas decorations are beautiful this year.

  25. Debra these bottles are really very pretty. Especially grouped together.
    HOpe your doing well and have a very Merry

  26. What gorgeous bottles! I always love your creations! I've linked up with you for Friday..thanks for hosting!
    Hope all goes well as you take care of your loved ones.
    Many blessings to you, dear Debra and have a very Merry Christmas!

  27. Merry Christmas, Debra! Love your vintage bottles! Thanks for VIF's!!! Love your picks from last week.
    ~ Julie

  28. Best wishes for a smooth transition for your MIL. Your decor is divine.

  29. Beautiful dear Debra, love the bottles and the tree made with vintage Christmas ornaments:) Have a blessed day and good luck with the move! HUGS!

  30. Debra, Beautiful as usual! I wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blog every day. You are such a joy! I love participating in your linky parties whenever I can.
    It's so funny, I feel like we are almost neighbors!
    Thank you so much for adding to the joy of blogging.

  31. Beautiful Post Debra, Your Bottles are Incredible.... Your Home is such a Masterpiece of Your Talents~ Thank you for Hosting such a Fun & Inspiring Party

  32. Happy Friday Debra, I was finally able to get my post together so that I could join in the fun. I really like the Christmas balls on the screen, I might have to try that next year. Hope you have an awesome weekend my friend!

  33. Well... it's like this. I saw your bottles last night - and went home and loaded a whole bunch in to a box to send to you for your special touch. Goodness GRACIOUS those are GORGEOUS!!! I love LOVE the one with the little girl in her parka and fur rimmed hood!!!!

    Have a great week-end! I hope the move goes WELL and EASY!!! And don't get packed up in any boxes - okay? Well... unless it's coming to Texas...

    ;-D xoxoxo

  34. Debra,
    I would enjoy making bottles like that as well. I specially like the ones on the windowsill with the light coming through.
    Happy Holidays to you and yours.

  35. You must have everybody and their dog collecting glass bottles for you!!! *grin* They are just lovely and grouped together, they make such a statement. Thanks for hosting another party.
    ~ Sue

  36. Hi Debra,
    Not sure how I have missed out on all the amazing Vintage Friday goodies, but I have enjoyed looking through this weeks!!! Love your altered bottles!
    Happy day!

  37. Hi Debra...the bottles are beautiful.

    Merry Christmas,

  38. Love your sweet petite works of art! I also love how you are showing a few favorites from last week too!!

    Good luck this weekend!

  39. The bottles are just beautiful. Your home looks so serene and pretty. Fun favorites, I really liked that framed chalkboard too. Have a sweet weekend!

  40. You inspired me to create some altered bottles this year Debra! I do love yours! I'll be listing several of mine in my etsy store soon!
    Hope you have a wonderful Holiday!
    Tammy :-)

  41. Debra,
    Those bottles are beautiful...I'm so happy that I came by:)


  42. Hi Debra, your altered bottles are so very beautiful! I came across a huge assortment of little bottles like yours a while back...and dare I say they've been in a cupboard patiently waiting for some "attention". You've inspired me to "get busy". Thanks for the inspiration and the party! Merry Christmas, Laurel@chippingwithcharm

  43. Hello Debra.....I LOVE WHAT YOU MAKE!!!.....and thanks again for hosting the once a week event during this busy time of the year.

    Hugs, MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!


  44. Thanks so much for the Bday wishes and sharing my day with me. You are so very precious.
    Many Blessings

  45. Dear Debra; Your Bottles are just Lovely! Thank you again for Sharing your Time at this Busy time of year to Host us again! You are so Very Kind!
    Many Blessings and a Merry Christmas to you and your Family!

  46. Debra,

    Your bottles are just darling! Makes me want to dig out some of mine and get cranking. Maybe AFTER Christmas! Too many irons in the fire...

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend,

  47. Debra, the bottles are gorgeous! Have you seen the big bottles with the twinkle lights stuffed inside of them? So pretty!
    Hugs, Diane

  48. Such wonderful bottles Debra and seeing them in the windows brings out even more of their beauty.
    Good luck with all the moving.
    Merry Christmas

  49. How refreshing to have the chance to catch up with you tonight! I've missed you so. I adore your vintage Christmas bottles! So pretty. (I donned your necklace at my Christmas party yesterday and received so many compliments, btw.) Have the Merriest Christmas, Debra! Off to see what else I've missed around here...


  50. ...and I love your features. Boxwood Cottage has a GORGEOUS mantel. Perfect.

  51. Oh Debra the bottles are just beautiful! also thank you for sharing a bit of blog inspiration! i enjoy finding new blogs.
    i hope that you have a very blessed christmas!
    p.s. i am having a little giveaway on my blog if you would like to stop by

  52. SO darn pretty! You are just amazing!

    m ^..^

  53. Debra...inspiration is what you give us, thank you!

    Your bottles are truly awesome.

    Merry Christmas dear friend.


  54. Debra I adore your altered bottles, the paperwhites are a favorite....oh and your header is divine!!

    Come and enter my Giveaway from My Sparrow, you will love it!

    Joyeaux Noel!

    Art by Karena


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