Saturday, February 5, 2011

Message in a Bottle Valentine Decor

 
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My den and dining room have a lot of Valentine decor. This is where my mantel and wreaths are.  It sort of looks like cupid exploded in those rooms.  My living room, however, does not.  I wanted to add a very subtle touch of Valentines in there.  I came up with this message in a bottle idea.  I love to collect vintage bottles and have various sizes, colors, and shapes.  I found three that were similar and decided to use them.  I found some amazing old handwritten letters and poems from The Graphic Fairy and printed them out.  I rolled them up using a pencil and pushed them down inside the bottles.  I tied on some red paper hearts with twine and I was done.  Very simple with just a touch of Valentines.  It was just what I wanted. 

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You could probably make some real valentines to give someone using this same idea.  Just write your message and roll it up and put it inside a bottle.  You could add a cork to the top ( I just didn’t have any) and tie it up with ribbons and a cute tag.   

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21 comments:

  1. Those are so adorable! I love the old bottles. So fun:)

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  2. such a cute idea! I also love old bottles!

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  3. The bottles are so cute. I am actually inspired to make them myself. Thanks :o)

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  4. I love old bottles! What a wonderful idea to display for Valentines. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Vicky

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  5. What a lovely idea, and I really like the red heart tied with twine. Very cute and I like the subtlety of them.

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  6. What a neat idea! I've got a heap of pretty wine bottles in our shed I'm keeping for .... oh maybe this will work for some of them!

    thanks for the inspiration!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  7. Visiting from me making do's party and these are soooo adorable, I have thought of posting message in bottles too, but with a summer theme, didn't even think of how romantic they could be. Love this!!

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  8. They are very, very cute! Great idea.

    I'm a new follower from Boogieboard Cottage's Masterpiece Monday. I hope you get a chance to come visit us at http://sallyleebythesea.com

    Have a great week :O)

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  9. Gosh, these are darling. I love the old time bottles. You don't see them very often in the States these days. I'll have to keep my eye open for some over here. And how cool that you can download old handwritten letters. People had such better writing back then. Old letters should be considered a work of art.

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  10. Your bottle message are so clever and cute! They are so sweet tied with the red hearts attached!

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  11. What a darling idea! Glass & twine - such a rustic combo!

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  12. Wow, I love it! Thank you for sharing at Masterpiece Monday. Have a nice week! Mary :O)

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  13. GREAT IDEA. THANK YOU FOR SHARING. I AM YOUR NEWEST FOLLOWER AND I WOULD BE HONORED IF YOU WOULD LINK YOUR SUPER CUTE BLOG UP ON MY BLOG STALKIN' PAGE.

    http://alaynahoward.blogspot.com/p/blog-stalkin.html

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  14. Adorable! Love the rustic simplicity to these!
    Just popped over from the Graphics Fairy. TFS!

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  15. Stopping by from Coastal Charm ~ love old bottles, combine them with twine and hearts ~ Wonderful

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  16. So sweet! I hope you'll stop by and share them at the Pretty Packages Party!
    http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2011/02/pretty-packages-party-6.html
    smiles!
    Jami

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  17. We are hosting a Valentine linkup party over at Sassy Sites! I would love to have you stop by and link up this Valentine post (and ANY other valentine post you have!) xoxo!!

    <3 Marni

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  18. what a lovely idea! i love the old bottles and how it looks perfect with the hearts and twine! Happy Valentine's day!

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  19. Thanks so much for linking up to the Pretty Packages Party! I hope to see you again next month!
    smiles!
    Jami

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