Thursday, February 11, 2010

Vintage Valentine Perfume Bottles


My friend Diana let me come over and "play" with her perfume bottles. As an antique dealer, she specializes in colored glass and has a particular love for perfume bottles. She has over 250 in her collection!

We had fun creating a vintage Valentine vignette with her red perfume bottles. The ones above are Czechoslovakian.


A close up of the pair. Notice the red tray they sit on. Wouldn't they make a wonderful Valentine gift?

If I were a handsome prince, I would give my love a perfume bottle! Hint hint....

Oh my, I love this one! This etched glass bottle is Bohemian.

I love these two Art Deco bottles from the 20's.

Besides perfume bottles, Diana has a collection of vintage Valentine cards. I particularly like this one!

A little trio. The one in the middle made my heart skip a beat!

Here is a little art glass bottle with a gold stopper.

Diana has many bottles with the floral spray on top like this one. It is Venetian Glass.

A peek at Diana's collection. This is only one shelf! I plan to feature more in the future of her extensive collection of colored glass, perfume bottles and vintage costume jewelry.

Another precious vintage Valentine card.

And finally, a HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY to you!

Thank you Diana for letting me play with your wonderful collections!

I'm joining Laurie's Valentine Party at Bargain Hunting With Laurie. It should be quite a "love fest" so come by and have a look at all the participants.

I'm also joining Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday. I have a feeling there will be lots of Valentine Show and Tell, so check it out.

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40 comments:

Stine in Ontario said...

What a wonderful collection! Happy Valentines Day to you too!

kim said...

What a great collection she has. They are all so unique...Kim

Kathysue said...

Gorgeous, I really look forward to seeing more the venetian glass was my favorite,Kathysue

Carrie said...

Wow!! Those are beautiful.

Sonia said...

Oh my goodness, what a beautiful collection of perfume bottles. So original and gorgeous! I would have a hard time picking out one...would need several! The valentines cards are so sweet!

What a lovely post!!

Miss Bloomers/Sonia

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh MY Gosh! Two beautiful posts! Your friend has a gorgeous collection! Those perfume bottles are exquisite, and several of them had me coveting-especially that Boehmian bottle. What a treat to get to see all of these beauties. I also enjoyed her V'tine card collection. Another great post for the V'tine party. Thank you so much, and thank you to Diana for this beautiful addition to the party. laurie

Cathy said...

I want to play with the bottles too;)!

These are gorgeous! I think I want them all! I am so drawn to these beauties...I think I need to start my own collection!

Thanks for sharing!

Happy Valentine's Day!
XOXO
Cathy

Lori E said...

Wow, if you are going to have a collection of something these are a stunning group to have. The just say so much about the times they are from.

Debbie said...

Love the colors!

shirley said...

I love the perfume bottles. My loving hubby has given me two in our time but he knows my passion is in my vintage Valentine collection. How lucky we are to have such beautiful things to collect.

Linda said...

Beautiful perfume bottles. What a great collection!

podso said...

I love the old valentine postcards mixed in with the beautiful perfume bottles.

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Those bottles are so beautiful. What a wonderful collection your friend has!

Sarah said...

What a beautiful post! Your friend has a lovely collection, but you did a fantastic job of spotlighting these little gems with your vintage cards and vignettes.

The American Homemaker said...

So beautiful! I love them all :)

Melissa Miller said...

They are really gorgeous and unique. You have a lovely home and blog.

~Happy Valentines Day! ~Melissa :)

Carrie said...

What a delightful post...thanks for sharing this beautiful collection! My sister collects perfume bottles so I'll tell her about your post.

Heidi said...

Hi there,
Those are really gorgeous. We have the same taste, I love the same ones you do. I would love to have a collection like that, but where would I put it?
The vintage cards are really special too. Thanks for putting this post together, it put me in the mood for the big V-Day!
I'm at the same parties as you, too!
XO
Heidi - Heart and Home

Heidi said...

Hi , it's me again, I forgot to say Yes, I made the little heart. One year I made a whole bunch of them and gave them out as Valentines. I gave the purple one to my Mom. When she died 3 years ago I brought it home with me, it hangs in my dressing room and reminds me of her!
The flower cart was at the county fair, pretty neat I thought!
XO
Heidi

Joy said...

OMG I have never seen such beautiful perfume
bottles you have quite a great collection there.
Love those vintage valentine day cards too.
Have a Happy Valentines Day!

Anonymous said...

Anytime...Our play day was lots of fun and it's so special to see the bottles that I love so much on your awesome blog. This is a nice V-Day for me...Thanks D. Love, Diana

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I just love this! What a beautiful post. I find out there are things I want and didn't even know it! hehe. Your table below is one of the most beautiful tables I have seen! It is the most romantic with the roses,candelight, those gorgeous plates! I love your home, it is just so gorgeous! Hugs, Cindy

Hootin' Anni said...

Guess what? I'd still be there!! What a beautiful display...and you say she has over 200 of them? Oh, be still my heart.

My Show N Tell is HERE if you find time to stop by for a visit.

Happy Valentine's Day Weekend!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my word, these bottles are just stunning. I havn't ever seen anything like them. So pretty. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Marty

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a beautiful collection - Thanks for sharing it with us.

~~Carol~~ said...

Wow, Diana has a wonderful collection of perfume bottles and valentines! And she's such a good friend to let you play around with them all!
Have a great Valentine's Day!
Carol

Lisa said...

This is one fabulous collection! Thanks for sharing it with us. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day.

Chari said...

Hi Delores...

I just had to come over after reading the sweet, sweet note that you left for me on my Beloved Valentine table, my friend...you made my day with your sweet comments!!! Thank you so much!

Well my dear lady...I just adore your friend Diane's fabulous perfume jar collection! What a treat! I think my favorite is the red Venetian glass bottle with the pretty golf floral spray on top! Ooooh!!! You're absolutely right...these would make a fabulous Valentine's Day gifts! Please extend my thank you's to Diane...so sweet of her to share her collection and sweet store with us! Ohhh...and I'd love to see her colored bottle collection!

I also visited your Valentine's Day table, my friend! Ohhhh my goodness!!! Darlin', it is one of my favorites!!! It's simply breathtaking...with the sweet glow of all that candlelight! Ohhh...and you know that I love all of that pretty mercury glass! Love how you arranged the votives down the center of the table..sooo very pretty! But, I must tell you...it was those pretty floral plates that stole my heart! Such a beautiful pattern and I love the cut out edges!!! Seriously...one of my favorite Valentine tablescapes, my friend! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!

Have a fabulous Valentine's Day...
Chari @Happy To Design

Manuela@TPOH said...

Oh my...the floral spray bottle is really stunning! What a truly gorgeous collection! Thank you to your friend for sharing her collection with us.
Manuela

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful collection of perfume bottles. I have a few myself and adore them!

Happy Valentine's Day! :-)

xoxo
Janie

Ms. Bake-it said...

Oh my, what an absolutely stunning collection of perfume bottles Diana has! Thank you both for sharing them with us.

~ Tracy

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Diana has a beautiful collection! The bejeweled one is my favorite! Isn't Show n Tell fun?

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a beautiful collection Diana has! I really love those pretty vintage Valentine's as well.

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

What a gorgeous collection! I've always admired perfume bottles, though I have very few. Perhaps I need to do something to change that! :) Thanks for sharing these beauties!

xinex said...

I have never seen perfume bottles as gorgeous as these, Delores. I am so glad you shared them with us. I am grateful to your friend also. And how exciting that you are having a grandchild soon too. They just bring us so much joy...Christine

Helen said...

How nice to meet someone new! This perfume bottle collection is awesome indeed .... I really loved the bottle with the spray of flowers on top! Have a wonderful weekend.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh my goodness such crystal loveliness.

What a sweet treat! Love truly lives in the details.

Happy hearts day!

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Great collection, each one is a piece of art! Love them and thanks for your kind words, I get like this about once a month...lol You would think I would figure it out, but I always get blindsided...

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Those are so beautiful! I almost bought one with a floral spray at the top last weekend! They are so pretty!

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

hahaha, who is it? Send me a link so I can follow... xoxoxoox

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