Well, in the previous post
I told you about mine and Sue's
Trip to the
Antique Bottle Show in Salt Lake City
Now, I want to show you what I purchased at the show.
Remember, I am NOT a bottle collector!
I just like the colors and shapes
And I wonder about their story.
First of all
I love glass "insulators"
These are electrical insulators.
They were once pirched high upon
Electrical, telephone, telegraph lines. . .
This is a beehive insulator. . .It looks like a beehive.
Well, if you live in Utah (the Beehive State)
One must have a beehive insulator.
Cool. . .I think so anyway.
I learned so much from the bottle show.
I now know why some are aqua, some are violet
And some are brown.
These bottles were all buried deep within the ground
In Salt Lake City at an old old landfill. .
The soil also plays a part in their color.
This is an old whisky bottle.
It has one side that is concave.
That is so the bottle could fit in the
Back pocket of a mans trousers.
These are my brown bottles. .
For some reason, I am in love with
The three small ones are old Vaseline bottles.
This bottle says "Witches Oil"
What on this earth is that?
And what was Witch Oil used for?
Sue has one that says, "Embalming" on it!
The little Vaseline bottles looked like this in
The early 1900's.
I just love them, I also have some blue Vick's bottles.
I love these old bottles.
There is history within their imperfect shape, and colors.
Long hidden within the glass is a story.
I guess that is the way with life.
Hidden within the imperfections, is a history and a story.
That is why I love "old" things."
How about you? Do you love the "old".
I am linking with these great blogs.