My guess is that most of you have decorating staples that you turn to again and again. It might be statement artwork, pillows and throws, houseplants, or anything else you might love that’s always a mainstay in your décor. For me, and especially this time of year, it’s vintage amber bottles.
Today is Cozy Living Saturday for the month of October, which means I’m joining a few friends to share how we make our homes and lives cozy. Although we call it “cozy living,” we’re really talking about hygge – the Danish term for comfortable and cozy living.
During the autumn months I like to display my collection of vintage amber bottles in as many rooms as I can. I’ll even use them as a centerpiece for family dinners and gatherings. I love the way the bottles look with my amber glassware and natural linen tablecloth.
Displayed in a window, the sun casts an amber glow throughout the room when the light shines at just the right angle. I also love how the sunlight enhances the details of each bottle.
Vintage amber bottles are so versatile with fall colors. Baby boo pumpkins create a nice contrast and bittersweet is the perfect touch of orange against the umber.
The big brown bottle is my favorite. I found it at the flea market from someone selling houseplants. Most of my vintage amber bottles are from a flea market vendor who sells only bottles. He finds them in rivers, streams, woods – you name it. This guy has a nose for buried bottles and he has such great stories behind each one he finds.
I think they look best grouped together and I like to elevate them slightly to create more interest. Sometimes I use vintage books, preserved slices of trees, or even white ironstone platters.
Since bittersweet can be expensive, I sometimes mix it in with faux branches. I don’t think I’ll ever tire of the beautiful shade of my vintage amber bottles. And now that I’m writing this, I feel like I want to go visit my favorite flea market vendor this weekend and get a few more!
Hopefully I can find something unique like this little bottle with its own stopper – or one like the Hollywood Whiskey bottle.
Be sure to visit my Cozy Living friends below for more October warm fuzzies!