Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Perfume Bottles

I don't think I have to tell anyone where I got these little glitter filled perfume bottles from. But just in case I got them from Marilyn. I didn't want them for the glitter as much as I wanted them for the bottles. I've been collecting perfume bottles since I was a kid. I was always being taken to antique shows and fairs when I was little and my mom, aunt and grandmother would start me on collections so I could get involved in the hunt as well. When I received these from Marilyn I was even more excited that this one still has a label on it!Here is a glimpse at some of my collection. I have them in a wall cabinet in my bathroom so the lighting was a little rough. Most of these here are from my husband. He seemed to have always found the oldest and best ones. "Evening in Paris" and "Spellbound".I remember finding this one on a table at a show and being in love with the velvet ribbon. I'm not sure what the "W" stands for.

I love this little bottle and the little paper tassel. What's so funny about it is that in 1st grade a boy gave it to me. Believe it or not I had two boys that liked me and would each keep bringing me gifts. It all stopped when one of the boys started bringing me his mother's jewelry. The bottle was full until I came home from school and spilled it on the ottoman in the living room.

I have this little German candy box in there as well...just because it's so pretty (and falling apart).


Okay...On to other things. I finally got my Junque box out to Maria yesterday. As usual I'm very last minute with everything but here is a peak.

Now I need to get back to working on my son's birthday party for Friday. The big "5". I always make my kids cakes. This year he wants dinosaurs with a gate (?) and a volcano. At first he wanted a King Kong cake. The dinosaurs are little easier but a gate and volcano? I 'll have to see what I can come up with.

17 comments:

Monica said...

Oh love all the pretty dainty bottles, thats a fun collection!
I am sure Maria will love her swap stuff, the box looks so pretty, cant weait to see it!
Good luck with the VOLCANO!

LiLi M. said...

I love these collections that you keep on showing us. Those little bottles are gorgeous, all of them!
You are not the only one who has sent the 'trunk' only yesterday. Some girls just need a deadline and why make a deadline when everybody is mailing 10 days before? There have to be a few people who make a deadline really a deadline!

I do hope we can see pictures of that cake too!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Oh, such cute little pretties for the swap!! And you have the best collections. Love the bottles.

thanks for offering to make a card for my aunt's 100th birthday!

meleen dupré said...

jennifer,

i love all your bottles, and your sweet memories of collecting them!! we started our boys with a cane/walking stick collection when they were little. they loved hunting for them at yard sales, shows, and auctions...now, i can't even begin to count how many we have. some are plain, but others have carvings and inlaid designs. each one is a treasure!

meleen

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Rose Garden Romantic said...

What a pretty bottle collection! The Junque box looks so wonderful! Can't wait to see what is inside of that box!
Michelle

Rose Garden Romantic said...

What a pretty bottle collection! The Junque box looks so wonderful! Can't wait to see what is inside of that box!
Michelle

Miss Sandy said...

What is it about perfume bottle that fascinate us so? The form and function are both beautiful. Your bottles are fabulous and I love the story about your first grade admirer, so sweet!

My mother was an avid perfume collector and I remember her beautiful bottles filled with amber colored liquid with their variety of smells sitting on a mirrored dressing tray in the middle of her dresser. She had one of those tufted vanity chairs with gold fringe around the seat that swiveled. I used to sit there twisting back a forth while sniffing her perfumes. Thank you for sharing your collection as well as bringing back a sweet memory.

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Happy Birthday to you and your son! =) I'm sure I'll make it to TT soon, even if I have to go by myself! lol
xo

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

PS I LOVE all your perfume bottles!!!

Connie said...

What a lovely collection.

Sarah said...

oh fun! I have this thing too...making my kids cakes. I took a cake decorating class a couple of years ago to improve my cake making. So worth it! Love your perfume bottle collection. Yes...that one with the velvet ribbon is so pretty!
Sarah
http://vintagelily.typepad.com/my_weblog/

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Great perfume bottles and what a sweet story about the boys bringing you lovelies! Happy B-day to your son...Enjoy!

Charmingdesigns said...

Your bottles...oh my...just beautiful!! Lauries

Charmingdesigns said...

Your bottles...oh my...just beautiful!! Laurie

Daisys Little Cottage said...

The parfume bottles and the story about the boy in school are both wonderful!
Darly

pheromones attract women said...

Those perfume bottles are unique its perfect collection because its seems that its also antique. Anyway,thank you for bringing up this so beautiful.

cletsey