|Yellow Bitter bottles|
|Purple bitter bottle bottles|
|Blue bottles for ink and bitters|
|Green bitter bottles|
|Jenny Lind and Cape May red bitter bottles|
|Tree of Life Bitter Bottle|
|Orange chicken candy dish|
|Half of my window sill collection|
|The other half of my collection|
|I love the different shades of glass|
Some comments have been left asking me how I clean these small bottles. I soak them (w/ detergent) and rinse them, sometimes for days. Sometimes I use vinegar, and/or salt. A bottle brush can be used on some bottles. A baby store sometimes has baby bottle brushes, and there is a tiny brush for cleaning the rubber baby bottle nipples. (Ouch, I hate to say it here, but there is a baby nipple brush. That sounds bad.), Pipe cleaners might also work. You can also take a strip of cloth, or paper towel, push one end into the bottle, and twist more of the strip into the bottle. (Does that make sense to anyone besides me?) Eventually you have a wad of material pushing on the inside of the bottle with each twist. Be careful to untwist the material to remove it. Ending up with a wad of paper towel in a bottle is a pain, then you need tweezers to extract the paper towel... Cloth is easier in some ways, because it won't tear. However, if the bottle is acid etched (after a time, you will begin to know what that is), and or scratched, the above won't help as much.
OMG, it is so funny that I am writing in a post how to clean anything. Cleaning is really not a favorite task... But the results are worth it.
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I am linking to these parties:
Brambleberry Cottage: Time Travel Thur 54 (Entry 20 of 51).
Col Lady: Vintage Thingies Thur (Entry 8 of 29).
Bloggeritaville: Thrifty Thur 123, (Entry 20 of 83).
Shabby Chic: Transformation Thur, (Entry 130 of 358.)
Strut your Stuff (Entry 164 of 536.)
Charm of Home: Home Sweet Home 24 (Entry 2 of 74.)
French Inspiration (Entry 5 of 12).
Thrifty Grove: Thrifty Things Fri 17 (Entry 3 of 38).
French Country: Feather Nest Fri (Entry 1 of 216).
* Common Ground: Vint Inspiration 47 (Entry 5 of 126.)
* Romantic Home: Show and Tell (Entry 104 of 308.)
Chic: Flaunt it Friday 63 (Entry 160 of 254.)
Shabby Nest: Frugal Friday (Entry 106 of 437.)
Picket Fence: Inspiration Fri 24 (Entry 38 of 214.)
Tatertots: Weekend Wrap Up (Entry 449 of 738.)
Addicted to Decorating 15 (Entry 43 of 64.)
Pink Postcard: Transform and Treasure (Entry 44 of 47.)
I Heart Naptime: Sundae Scoop (Entry 55 of 439.)
Roses: Show off your Cottage Mon (2 d)
Boogie Board: Masterpiece Mon 30 (Entry 16 of 103.)
Dittle Dattle: Amaze Me Mon 34 (Entry 14 of 273.)
Running with Glitter Mon 19 (Entry 5 of 189.)
BNOTP: Metamorphis Monday (Entry 56 of 254.)
Making the World Cuter (Entry 173 of 312.)
* Stroll Life: Table Top Tues (Entry 31 of 93.)
* House of Grace: Twice Owned Tues (Entry 7 of 85.)
Saasy Sites: Trash to Treasure Tues (Entry 39 of 59.)
Diamond: Time to Shine Tues 28 (Entry 53 of 82.)
Family: Once Upon a Weekend 2 (Entry 26 of 29.)
Lines: Cure for Common Mon 1 (Entry 29 of 50.)
Type A: Anything Goes 27 (Entry 44 of 102.)
Ginger: Wow Me Wednesday 9 (Entry 249 of 252.)
Savvy Style: Wow Us Wed (Entry 79 of 247.)
Trendy Tree: Creative Share Wed (Entry 6 of 178.)
Beach Cottage: Good Life Wed (Entry 39 of 143.)
Very Merry Vint: Share the Love Wed (Entry 6 of 39.)