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Monday, October 17, 2011

A little magic in a bottle ~

I've had this wonderful, old bottle for awhile now
(just like most of my stash, you know I love to keep stuff around me for a tiny bit!)
and finally decided to do something with it.
I found a neat old cabinet knob that would work perfectly for the top too ~

First, it was filled with neat old buttons, vintage pearls, lace and goodies.
Then I placed one simple word inside too ~

The word?

This is the back ~
Plus for the first time, I soldered the knob on!
I've made soldered charms before so I used the same method
and layered the solder on and aged it.

I know everyone's made these, but it was really neat to be able to
attach the knob to the glass!

And you know I had to work in a watch face!

This bottle looks huge in these photos but it's a mere 4 1/2" tall!
I've just added the new little treasure to my Etsy store ~

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I've been enthralled with angel wings lately...
aren't these gorgeous???
They can be found HERE!!!

Miss Minnie Louise is slowly but surely coming around.
The sweet girl has had a huge transition and it's just going to take a little time.
I've been treating her like a queen!

Sometimes when she gets a little playful,
she'll stop and remember she's supposed to be mad!
She sure loves her new mouse toy :)

Wishing you a wonderful Monday precious friends!
hugs and love,


blackenpot said...

What a beautiful bottle, and your pictures are lovely.
Thans for sharing, enjoy your new week.

Nelly said...

Have I said how amazing you are? I have? Well am saying it again! and those wings are wonderful where did you find them?

Angela said...

I love your bottle and the lace around the neck is absolutely gorgeous.
I hope your sweet cat feels better soon.

Wendy @HerBallistic Garden said...

Your bottle is charming! When you soldered the knob on, did you just put the soldering between the knob and the cap like glue, or all around the edges of it? Didn't quite get that and have never tried it...but have a few ideas! (I'm a knob buyer myself...eek)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your bottle is beautiful, Dawn! I love that it looks so good from every angle, not just the front.

Theresa said...

Beautiful dear Dawn! I also love the angel wings and your sweet Miss Minnie Louise is too precious! Have a blessed Monday! HUGS!

Vee said...

Miss Minnie is too sweet. Is she the little cat who was going to fly to meet you? She didn't use those angel wings, did she? Those are wonderful and I love your dear little bottle with the word "cherish," which I am going to look at very carefully to see how to properly apply smudged ink.

Tina Eudora said...

I tried to post s comment a minute ago and Blogger went caplooy so I am trying again! :)
I love, love, love the bottle! It is so beautiful and precious.
The photos of Minnie are so adorable, she looks like a real handful! Take care and have a great day!
Tina xo

Shirley Hatfield said...

I am always so grateful when I start my day with your posts. The kind and sisterly spirit I feel from you makes me want to be a better person. Those angel wings should be your symbol. Maybe I sound sappy, but these days we should seek out those things are are virtuous, lovely, and paraphrase scripture. Thank you.

Lorraine@creativedaily said...

Congrats on the new addition to your family Dawn. Miss Minnie looks to be settling in. Haven't been to visit for some time - looks as if you are keeping busy creatively with some lovely creations.

Gwendolyn said...

What a chic and beautiful bottle! Those wings are divine.

Thespoena McLaughlin said...

An absolutely beautiful bottle. Love it! Hugs!

Dorthe said...

Dawn dear,Your bottle is so lovely and beautiful, I love the added watch face, and the message inside.
The wings are gorgeous sweetie-
and your little miss Minnie ,-how sweet she starts feeling at home- whom wouldn`t do that in your beautiful home, and with you loving them!
Hugs and love,Dorthe

Kathryn Ross said...

Ah! So THAT'S what I should do with all my nifty little bottles. Trouble is - I don't know how to solder! Great job! Pin It! A lovely decorator accessory! Thanks for the inspiration!

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Love the bottle! The little kitten is precious.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

that bottle is divine dawn...divine! and oh my....those angel wings..just heavenly! swoon...:).

Karen said...

The bottle is amazing Dawn, so beautiful and those Angel wings are too. Little Minnie Louise is precious.

Brown Bee Studio said...

Isn't it the funniest thing ever when the kitties do that?! :D Minnie Louise is just precious, and so are YOU! xo

Vicki said...

The bottle came out gorgeous, Dawn. I love it. The angel wings are divine! Love that Minnie is getting settled but doesn't want to admit it just yet. lol

Rebecca said...

Hi Sweetie
How have you been?
Love this little bottle and those angel wings are fabulous!
New little kitty is precious
Just popped in to wish you a good week

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Your botttle is so sweet..your wings so lovely, your cat so is good.


Romeo said...

Miss Louise - why is mew so mad? Are you still mad about the new house? If so, you musn't be mad at all - it's a new adventure and a fun new playground! Or is it something else???? What have I missed???

Miss Dawn - "she" loves your bottle! Cute idea to add the word inside and especially to solder the knob to the glass :)

Have a grand week!

Romeo and "her"

A Cottage Muse said...

Loving those angel wings as well as the bottle ~ it looks beautiful! said...

Miss Minnie reminds me of being a foster parent. They were always angry for a little while until they figured out they could really trust you. She's just like any other new foster/adopt baby. Nobody can tell me that cats don't act just like humans! Lol!

Get some really good cat treats, and she'll start coming around.

Gloria Westerman said...

Oh I love your bottle....

Jan Ely said...

Your bottle is GOR-GEE-US!! Hope your kitty is better soon!

mslizz said...

I love your bottle I would love to make one wonderful Idea. Lovely blog.

dom said...

hi! i love the angel wings, where did you find them?? thanks!!

Maison White said...

I just found our Angel Wings on your blog! In case any one wants to know where to get them, you can visit hope you don't mind me proving the link!

Best Wishes
Maison White


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