I don't know why, but I really enjoy collecting glass jars/bottles, and bits of pretty broken glass...
I love the different shapes and sizes that household glass jars come in, and when Mister Lovee brings home treats from the store held in glass, I get sort of excited (olive oil, seltzer water). Planning the soaking and washing in my mind (after we use the contents of course).
(I have been itching to get a hold of the cobalt blue sherry bottle for years, alas, the using up of the sherry is slow, or rather, non-existent)
I have jars I like to drink out of (jam & pasta sauce jars). And jars I like to use decoratively...
Every now and then, you find a real treasure...
I like to soak my jars in dish-washing soap and bleachy hot water.
I score the labels, and let the hot soapy water soak through, then I scrape and scrub...
There was a time about 10 years ago, where I found it easy to collect antique pieces, broken and beautiful. But, that becomes less and less.
I have little heaps in the garden here and there...
I keep a large treasure chest outside, full of bits of broken glass.
Is it junk?
Is it treasure?
To me, it's delightful.
Beached glass is delicious too. With its worn rounded edges.
Beached glass goes in jars in my house. Memories.
Every time I look at the green glass, it reminds me of Return to Oz the movie.
Do you live on the beach? (or should I say, near the beach/ocean)
Collecting beach treasures is one of my greatest loves.
Growing up, we lived by the ocean (Southern California) almost half of the year, every year.
We had this one beach house, where you would cross the street, and be on the ocean. I love that ocean air, and the perpetual collecting. Shells, glass......
I miss it sometimes.
Some of those big sauce jars are excellent for sipping ice cold drinks out of, on a sweltering hot day...
I so enjoy walking out back, and choosing a few bottles and jars to house some petals...
Flowers collected in the garden are beautiful all clustered together, however...
I find that splitting them up, lets me enjoy them even more...
Glasss bottles are excellent vases.
Do you have a stash of bottles and jars that you love to fill with green and petals?
Perfect stem holders...
With a pretty effect, of stained glass...
I can't wait for the next jar or bottle that makes its way home.
The square olive oil bottles are super lovely.
Have you found any ocean treasures lately? Out here in the desert, you can find some fun bits and bobs, metal, glass. All sorts of things begging to be made into something.
I love foraging for little pieces of junk.
Going for a stroll, never knowing what you might find.
A rusty old nail, a piece of purple glass.
Oooo, I feel an urge coming on!
I have to skedaddle for now, but I'll be back soon.
ps: I missed seeing all the lovely names on my blogs I heart list, in my right hand side bar, so I brought it back. It was always there, but you had to click on a link to access it. Mister Lovee always says, out of sight, out of mind. Which I totally agree with. So, my list is back in my right hand side bar. I am absolutely bursting with delightment, seeing all the names of so many of you. Now I have to go through this list, and see who is still blogging, and add so many of my new friends. It feels so so so so gooooood to see you there again. I knew something was missing ;) Love, V