Thursday, February 4, 2010

Cigar boxes and Bottles

I've been collecting cigar boxes for awhile. I like the wooden ones to store little treasures. You are also seeing the unfinished craft room...yes that is the ceiling...that isn't!!! One of these days I will have a lovely craft room!!! Hubby says If/when I get a JOB...the craft room could be finished...
Just a cute little vintage dog pull toy. His little legs move when he is pulled.

Small old and maybe not so old bottles. Hubby and I gravitate to smaller treasures...

Vintage perfume, cosmetic bottles

More little bottles....I have more just not sure where they are....

Here is the story behind this old jar....It was bought at my first auction. I LOVE IT and the old label on it is priceless to me. I've had it for 13 years...maybe longer...(the mind is first to go!)
Sunday we will be going to a friends home for the Super Bowl...and we have been doing that for many years. I pick the underdog to's a time to eat and watch those great commercials. I am not a football person...
Didn't go to lunch today...another time. Next week is my sister's 50Th birthday and I am making a collage for her. I wish I had more photos to use...I'll take a picture when it's done.
Have a great weekend...this month is flying by....that means spring is around the corner!!!
Deb :)


My Vintage Studio said...

Hi Deb.

Your bottle collection is nice.

Wishing you a wonderful Friday!

Hugs, Sharon

Lisa said...

Oh you have great stuff! I actually need more cigar boxes!!! Your jar with the sewing items is just amazing! Cute label! I would treasure that one too!
Hugs, Lisa

Theresa said...

Hi Deb, Tell Hubby there is NO time to work:) I love the peanut jar with sweet memories. Also the pull along puppy is too cute. I hope you enjoy your weekend and the Super Bowl. I am a Manning fan so that is who I'll be pulling for:) Have a blessed evening my friend!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the big jar. I have one that was my grandmother's that came with coffee in it. I keep some cookie cutters inside. Love the pull toy, dog, too! Very cute! Isn't it fun to look for never know what you will find! You always find the best stuff! ♥

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love your collections Deb. Great Cigar boxes. I saw one today at the thrift store, but it was decorated. I really love your jar. Have a great weekend!


Richard @ The Bewildered Brit said...

I love cigar boxes! I adore the way they smell: that aged, seasoned scent of wood mixed with fresh tobacco (fresh tobacco actually smells pretty nice). :)

goldenbird said...

I like cigar boxes, too. Your bottles are so pretty. Hope you have fun on Sunday. I'm going to lunch and a pedi with a friend.

I'll be sending you my ATC tomorrow. Mine are not too fancy this month.

Protector of Vintage said...

Love your collections!

Now that the Vikings are out, I have lost a bit of interest in football. I'm looking forward to Spring and Twins baseball. Have a nice weekend.

Scrap for Joy said...

I love the things you collect Deb...I have a bunch of small bottles, too. I fill them with pearls or buttons and then decorate them. I made one for the swap we were both in, for Linda Smith. With the Steelers not playing, I'm with you on the underdog team. It would be nice for New Orleans to win. Have fun!!

Debra@Common Ground said...

I'm a bottle lover also, my husband got me started! He found some Paris perfume bottles for me once and that started it all. LOVE all those cigar boxes. They looked great stacked and they're practical too!
Have a really fun SB weekend!

Linda said...

That little VINTAGE dog is just sooooo stinkin CUTE!!!! Come by and check out my new party that I'm going to have...I will post about it next week...I think you will LUV it!


The Tattered Cottage said...

Hi Sweet Deb :)
OMG...I LOVE the cigar boxes!And your old jar with the label is great! definitely a keeper :) WOOHOO Superbowl Sunday!! Can't wait for all the great food and commercials (I'm not a football fan) LOL! Have a great weekend.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I like the wooden cigar boxes too! I have a couple. You have a nice collection of small bottles. That dog pull toy sure is cute. I love it when old jars have their original label even if it's peeling. I have a soft spot for the old Crystal syrup bottles. Have a nice weekend! Twyla

Andrea said...

Yes, spring is around the corner....I'm truly believing got another white (plush) carpet of snow last night. My Dad collects old cardboard cigar boxes and I'm always thrilled to find one at a rummage sale or thrift shop/antique store, but they are getting hard to find. Enjoyed your blogpost today. I'm looking forward to taking pix of my flower gardens one of these days and posting them. AND GARAGE SALES aren't far away!!!!

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

I love bottles and jars :) I have a hard time passing them up when I see them, lol! That little doggie is so cute! Have fun tomorrow!!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Deb! Your craft room is fabulous, even without a ceiling! Mine is a closet! LOL!

Great collection of bottles!

I did a post today, on my giveaway I received from you! Again, THANK YOU! I just loved everything you sent! And I was able to create a cute Valentine Vignette from it all!

Love the altered shoe you received in the swap, below! That is a really cute idea! They could be made for all different seasons! The red is beautiful!

Enjoy the Super Bowl! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Shirl said...

Hi Deb, thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. I told you I loved your hankies on your mantel so I dug mine out and put the on my shelf. I hope you don't mind that I did that.
I love your cigar boxes, what a cute collection.
Love that old jar too! I was reading about your tag you did with Creative Blessings, that sounds like fun I might go see what that is all about.
Sounds like a fun Superbowl party you have planned. Have fun!
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Linda said...

Hi Deb- thanks for stopping by my blog! I've enjoyed reading yours, too! Love that folk art dog pull toy! Can't wait until we can get back out and garage sale again!

Anonymous said...

I love your collection....Kathy


Hi Deb. I had to get some packaging supplies before I could send your mosaic gift.

It will be leaving out as soon as I finish my husbands birthday celebration tomorrow.


rosechicfriends said...

Hi Sweet Deb!
You are just the most kindest person I know. Thanks from the bottom of my heart for your sweet card goodies. And for just being there for me during this past week. GOD has really blessed me with your friendship!


Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Deb, you have some great things there. I can tell you are a collector. Me too!!!!

Barb ♥

Dogwood said...

I love that little dog. So cute. And, I absolutely love old bottles.

I hope you get your craft room without having to go back to work!

Oh, yes and great wooden cigar boxes.

Have a nice evening...

Janiece said...

I couldn't wait...guess what...your sister Michelle won the giveaway on my blog!