Monday, August 9, 2010

A visit from the SeltzerMan...

I stumbled across a great discovery this weekend.... vintage seltzer bottles.  I was in Dania Beach (near Ft. Lauderdale) and stopped in a little antique vintage shop on my way home.  I admired these beautiful green and blue bottles on her shelf...I had never seen anything like them.  She filled me on what they were - and showed me how they come apart.  There was a wide variety of different shades of blues, greens and clears.  They were from the 1920's and were made in Czechoslovakia.  She had bought a man's entire inventory of around 600 bottles...so she had a lot!!  They were in amazing shape - I absolutely loved them and thought they would look great in my kitchen.  I didn't want to carry them around with me - so I told her I'd come back and pick up a few..... but when I returned she was gone.  


Being hooked on these bottles, I did a search on Ebay and found a seller who had just listed 7 blue bottles. What a coincidence.  Next thing you know - we were emailing back and forth - it so happened he lived in Miami (another coincidence) and he delivered them this morning.  They are in mint condition.  All cleaned up and shiny.  I wouldn't have even minded them a little smudgy and chipped - but these are just perfect.  So here is how they look in my kitchen.  I LOVE them.  







5 comments:

Donna said...

Oh my gosh! Your kitchen is amazing! I love the seltzer bottles, the color is perfect for your kitchen! And I really love your milk glass, too. I think it looks great with all of your blue and aqua accessories. I also adore your shelves! I love that look! And your stainless counter top! I guess it would've been easier if I had just said I love it ALL, because I do! Maybe you can show us the rest of this beautiful space sometime!

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Love that aqua color! Such a great set...they look fabulous!

Amy

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Those are so pretty! They look great up there on your fabulous open shelving. I love them mixed in with your milk glass. Your kitchen looks great.

Love of the Sea said...

Thank you!! As you can see, I do love the color blue!!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Lady, I can't stop cheking out your blog!!! Seriously, I have kids to attend to. :)

You have to let me know the place in Dania where you found these!! They're adorable.

Also, I love your kitchen! I would love to do a photo shoot of it (maybe the entire home!) for my blog. I'm free Monday mornings. What do you think?