Hi everyone! I hope you had a great week-end. My sweet husband and I enjoyed some leaf peeping in Vermont on Saturday–a brilliant, blue-sky day. Of course, a bit of vintage shopping also took place along the way. You all know me by now, right? We ended the day with a wood-fired pizza and Greek salad in Manchester (VT). A perfect day. We both needed a little refreshment and being together, and outdoors, did it. Time in my work room often rejuvenates me as well, and I had the chance to be creative in that “special place,” too. One of the projects involved some old bottles and some new “old” labels.
When you “combine” two antique pieces to make one whole, as I have with the bottles and labels, that’s called “marrying” in the antique business.
Do you remember this box of old bottles I bought over the summer at an estate sale for a quarter each? Since that purchase, I’ve written a post about how to clean old bottles and another about identifying and dating the amber-colored bottles I rescued from the box. I’ve been working on cleaning the rest of them ever since. Oh, and yeah, at the World’s Largest Garage Sale (Warrensburg, NY) I picked up not one, not two, but three boxes of old bottles–all FREE(!). I’ve got a lot of bottle washing in my future…
But back to today’s post. Through a post at Itsy Bits and Pieces, I became reacquainted with a company that I knew about years ago: Don and Chris’ Old Stuff Wholesale Vintage and Antique Collectibles. Those you see here cost $1.00/set–for two each of the pretty ones and five each of the plainer, rectangular ones. They are new (never-been-used) old stock. Paper goods like these are often discovered in the storage rooms of old bottling and canning companies in perfect, unused condition. All those you see above date to the early 1900’s except the Lavender Water label, which dates to the 1910’s.
These outstanding soda labels also cost a dollar for the set of three. I have several aqua-colored soda bottles in my stash that will look perfect sporting them. They date to the 1910’s. Aren’t the moose wonderful?!
The Black Hawks ($1.00 each) date to the 1910’s, Lemon Soda (50¢ each) to the 1900’s, Twin Lights (25¢ each) to the 1920’s, and Moxie ($1.00 each) to the 1930’s.
I’m so pleased with how the labels, with their blue accents, “match” my aqua bottles.
The beautiful catsup labels, dating to the 1910’s, cost 50¢ each. The “Verhampshire” label intrigued me with [what I think is] it’s mashing of Vermont and New Hampshire, and on Saturday I found the perfect bottle to attach it to.
My new/old catsups will also be available at the Shaker craft fair. [Note the condiment bottle on the left has an amethyst tint. This indicates that the glass contains manganese dioxide and at some point it received exposure to sunlight, which turns this type of glass various shades of purple.]
I paid a premium for these early 1900 Buffalo Ammonia labels ($1.50 each), but I think they will look fabulous framed. Same goes for the barber shop “flyers,” which date to 1920’s.
These 1930-era Fresh Egg signs are my absolute favorite, and I can’t wait to frame them, as well. At a dollar a pop, I thought they were pretty amazing. I bought five and might glue one onto the end of a crate, which is likely how they were used originally.
I applied these beautiful Creme Gloria labels to a couple of recently cleaned antique bottles using a thin layer of Modge Podge, and they adhered perfectly. I plan to take them to the Shaker Heritage Society Craft Fair, where I peddle my crafts and DIYs every year. It runs from the end of October to a few days prior to Christmas.
Pop in later today and I’ll have photos
of the soda and catsup bottles for you.
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