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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Demijohns and wine bottles for Summer mantel.Question

I have not posted in so long, I just about forgot how to. 

I have a real good excuse for my absence that will be posted later. 

I know you all missed me ... well, maybe two of you did ... 
and maybe not.

Anyway, I am taking time to do a quick post because I need some advise ... and what better place to get it than from bloggers. 
Right !!!

I was inspired by and her part two of One Room, Three Ways, and her beautiful Demijohn bottle collection on her mantel.

I only have a few green wine bottles, maybe two or three, but not real big, beautiful, fat Demijohns.

Some have wicker and two are painted. 
 I knew I needed more bottles for my collection to display for a fresh Summer mantel ... so I went to the Thrift and bought the one I had been looking at for two weeks.  
This is the one ... big, fat, old and green or blue-green. 

Now here is where I need help ... It is encased in it's original wicker basket and I want to remove it to display the bottle ... but will I ruin the value of it by doing so?  Do I care about the value or do I want to see and enjoy that beautiful green bottle? 

Wicker is in good condition ... only dry and bottle is dirty.
If it was Fall, wicker would be nice ... but for Summer, a pretty green bottle would be fresh. 

What would you do  ... 

display it as is 


remove the wicker and enjoy a beautiful bottle?

Thanks or your visit ...

I appreciate your comment and suggestions.

Audrey Z. 

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  1. Hi Audrey! Welcome back. My 2c worth - as lovely as the glass is, the wicker is very unique! I'd soak the thing to clean it, and call it good. It's really great-looking - one of the nicest I've seen.

  2. Good to hear from you i hope all is well. I would like to see the bottle and I know you would make it something special...

  3. Hi Audrey...
    I personally like the wicker and can see how great it looks already in your home. I agree with Revi-- soak it to clean it and display as is...
    but what do I know.
    I usually ere on the side of caution.
    did you google find the value? that wouldn't hurt. Then you can make an informed decision.

    Hope all is well where you are.
    hot as blazes here! (I bet it there where you are too!)


  4. I wouldn't worry too much about the value...just use it as YOU would like.
    Personally, I would never take the wicker off any bottle...I am, however, more partial to the wicker than the bottle. :)
    Those on the floor...for a change, you could gather them all together for your mantel. You have more demijohns than you realize, lady.:)

    I've been wondering what's going on with you....hope all is well on the home front. :)

  5. I do check your blog quite often! I have not idea what I would do as guess I am not too creative! Good luck! Nancy

  6. I totally remember my mom's green bottles. I think Hurricane Andrew destroyed them. This is such an awesome post. I would love it if you would share this post at our WIW linky party. Hope you can join us!


  7. Keep the wicker - love its texture more so than the glass. So happy you are posting again.

  8. As always your collection looks great!

  9. Love your demijohns and I would cut the wicker off (I did to one of mine) and enjoy the bottle! Glad to be an inspiration to a beautiful mantel - cheers Audrey!


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