Thursday, March 31, 2022

Mini Easter Brunch Tablescape and Vintage Decoupaged Bottles

Every once in a while the crafty bug bites me and I get the urge to create a little something fun, especially if it's for a  "holiday".  I really enjoy using decoupage with Mod Podge because it's such an easy method. Well, I say "easy" as a relative term, since it is a bit messy and imprecise. But since I love vintage goods, I've found using old bottles for decoupage to be a wonderful way create small gifts and holiday mementos.

My hubby has a stash of old bottles, so I asked if he could spare a few for my Easter bottle project. Only requirement other than size, is that it be flat or slightly curved on one side. I've made these before for Christmas, July 4th, Thanksgiving and Halloween and I thought they turned out super cute. I'd given a few away, sold some at one of my booth spaces, and kept a few for myself. Not sure where they are now after 2 moves but I may make a few again as repeats. 

I thought these little bottles could be filled with Jelly Beans or other small candies, but I wanted to use them to display small bits of greenery, ivy, and baby fern fronds. They look so sweet on a window sill when they are "rooting" ivies. But today I wanted to show how they might be used for a mini brunch tablescape for Easter and for individual place settings. 

You could even incorporate the name for a "place card" bottle
with a permanent marker or glitter pen.

I don't consider myself to be a tablescaper, but I do enjoy putting together coordinating dishware and china for a fun vintage look. I'm using a combination of vintage green transferware and French faience with a sweet little chick themed Easter tea towel for a napkin. The tea cup holds a bitsy fern for another guest gift.

I thought this would be cute and appropriate for a "children's table".
I know my girls loved Beatrix Potter illustrations 
and stories when they were small.

I made these Spring-y decoupaged bird themed bottles a few years ago.

(*this isn't a sponsored post, just sharing the fun)
I found the holiday vintage themed clip art from this item.
You can order this CD-Rom from Amazon here:

It's back to cooler rainy weather so it doesn't feel like Spring.
But I hope you're having a great week! 

we hope you'll come by on Monday evening
to join in on the Linky Party

joining in here:

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All About Home at Common Ground and Follow the Yellow Brick Home
Inspire Me Monday at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia 
 Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch 
  Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life   Wonderful Wednesday at LeCultivateur 
Turnabout Tuesday at My Wee Abode,  Centerpiece Wednesday at Karin's Kottage
Share Your Style at French Ethereal,  Vintage Charm at Our Hopeful Home,  
Thursday Favorite Things at Follow the Yellow Brick Home,  
Create, Bake, and Grow at Shabby Art BoutiqueFarmhouse Friday at  County Road 407
Friday with Friends at My Hubbard Home, Fabulous Friday at Vintage Home Design
Friendship Friday at Create with Joy  Funtastic Friday at 2 Chicks and a Mom


  1. Your bottles are so pretty -- what a sweet Easter gift for someone. And I really do love your cheery table. Very happy and Eastery indeed!

    1. thanks Jeanie, I love making little take-home gifts for the holidays! Hope you're having a great week.

  2. I just love those cute carrots! The whole things is so pretty! :) Here from TFT!


  3. Cute and clever ideas, Debra. I like to add a little personal touch and take home favor at each place setting. I'm not a crafter, and applaud your work here. Each theme is great! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hey Sarah, Your tablescaping is so creative and admire each one, so thanks for the sweet comment! Gives me validation for my small efforts, haha!

  4. Your table is so pretty and the bottles are the icing on the cake. So cute Debra. Happy Thursday. xoxo Kris

  5. The bottles are adorable! love the images you chose.

  6. These are so cute, Debra! Thanks for the source you found for the images.
    Lol, I had to laugh. Seeing these bottles reminds me I have two altered art bottles SOMEwhere in my stuff. Haven't seen those old friends since 2019. Your tablescape is darling. Don't sell yourself short - you ARE a tablescaper, or anything else you want to be.

  7. Debra,
    what a terrific idea for old or even new bottles or cans for that matter!! And such a sweet Brunch Tablescape!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!!!

  8. Popping in to say I'm featuring this tomorrow on Farmhouse Friday. Thanks for the support and linking up. You are the best! pinned

  9. I love these Debra and your table looks so pretty!

  10. Such a cute Spring idea, Debra!! Your table looks lovely all ready for Easter. Pinned!

  11. These are perfection! I love the idea of using old bottles and giving them new life, and your vintage photos are stunning! Love this one.

  12. I love them Debra.
    However, you have no clue about an ad that popped up while I was admiring your ideas.

    1. So sorry about the ad. I have about zero control over what ads you see. I have an ad setting, but no control. I'm on my blog tons and I've never seen an add that was questionable. If you'd like to let me know I can speak to the company, but I have to know what the content.


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