...hello dear ones!
well, here it is!!
my vintage seltzer bottle that I shared with you last week:)
below, we have exhibit A:
the said seltzer bottle.
I loved the lines of this,
the shine from the silver,
the graceful pump,
the little windows...
I just wasn't feelin' the green glass below!
and as I am all about the complete visual,
I challenged myself to find a lovely resolve
so that wherever I place this bottle,
it could be appreciated.
I tried many materials before the "halo appeared"
I chose wispy gauze, because it is easily shaped.
and I still wanted to see
that there were windows beneath these new little "dresses" :)
using the complicated technique I learned in kindergarten
I simply wrapped the end of a pencil eraser with little ovals of gauze
and Elmer's glued them onto each little window
like you did with the little tissue paper squares as a child
for a mother's day flower project!
twisting and pulling the gauze randomly,
until I was happy with the visual result.
I let that dry overnight.
(glued gauze drying & me sleeping)
I now could live with the gauze covered , green glass windows!!
that wasn't enough,
it needed something...
something that evoked a little romance!!
and what better to evoke that, than a strand of vintage pearls??
I just love the patina on them that you simply can NOT get with new ones!!
and these were most especially appealing to my eye
because of the duo tones of matte and shine...
so with my skinny thin wire,
I started twisting them on,
in a chicken wire patterned fashion.
a pretty little pearl for each window!
~ LOVE IT!! ~
next came the neck adornment
as any self respecting,
french dressed bottle would require!!
I tied white sea silk ribbons around it,
and fashioned a focal piece out of a vintage sterling silver filigree buckle,
a vintage french medal, a large silver rhinestone,
a white feather, and a petite vintage rosebud sprig
put them all together and you get this:
so what do you think of this "vintage coutured" seltzer bottle now??
perhaps you'd care for a spritz????
oh yes, please!
I'll have what she's having....
and could you make that a double??!!
thanks for stopping by today:)
I am joining along with these lovely ladies blog parties!
Common Ground's Vintage Inspiration Friday
The French Cupboard's French Inspired Blog Party
French Country Nest's Feathered Nest Friday
My Romantic Home's Show and Tell Friday
here's to things I learned in kindergarten!!