Thursday, February 9, 2012

French Farmhouse Milk Bottles

I used to display these vintage-ish milk bottles on our kitchen cabinets, but since the kitchen redo, they've been quietly sitting in our basement.  I stumbled across them yesterday and thought bottles this wonderful should not be banished to the basement.
Since I'm a little pressed for time this week, I gave them a quick French makeover using Avery clear label paper.  One image I printed from the Graphics Fairy - it's one of my favorites!  I've used it on glassine bags, pillows - you name it!  The other is one I purchased off of Etsy.
Working with the Avery clear paper is a bit challenging because of the air bubbles.  I still have to flatten some of them out.  What's nice is, though, you can peel the label off and start over as many times as you need to.  It also gives the glass a somewhat frosted look where the label is.
I finished up with some blue rhinestones to match the white and blue theme we have going in the kitchen now.  I was going to tie some tea-stained seam binding on each one, but opted for twine.  Glad I did.  I think the twine gives them more a farmhouse look, don't you?

Jeanine

7 comments:

JunqueMagnet said...

These look terrific. I love when they have attached stoppers like that. Enjoy.

Stefani said...

Cute! I like them!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

They look very cool with those labels! I like that frosted look. It's so great the products they have come out with ~ clear labels, amazing.

Mantha said...

I really love these Jeanine, i have some old bottles that had bubble bath in that look like those, i think i will have to give them a little re-do..thank you for the inspo :)
Have a great day
Mantha xx

Nancy said...

Love these! Living in Florida this is the first year I am really into Natural accents as I change over our decor. So the twine for the Kitchen is what I would do too. I bet they look fantastic in your Kitchen, I know they would in mine :)

Huggs, Nancy

Alexandra Eitel said...

Your blog is very lovely

A Cottage Muse said...

These are pretty...I'll have to try that paper!