Antique bottles come in all shapes colors and styles and are a versatile and interesting decorating object. Antique bottles can also be worth a great deal of money. Some old drug or perfume bottles go for at least a five figure sum on eBay or at flea markets. Antique bottles can be found in your own life, or at flea markets or washed up on the beach. The most attractive old hand-made bottles have evidence of being hand-made. They have clusters of air bubbles, scratches and clouds in the glass.
You can decorate your place with antique bottles simply by setting them on your vanity,mantelepiece and shelves but there are other interesting things you can do with them. For instance you can take a small wicker basket, fill them with the bottles for an enchanting display. You can also use them as miniature flower vases or use them to store things like toothbrushes, cotton swabs or bath salts. Even just cute little twigs look nice in a small old drug store or pill bottle.
You can also try filling old jars and bottles with river rocks, sea shells or marbles. Colored sand looks nice in these old jars as well. They can also be used to hold spices but make sure they are absolutely clean inside or this may not work.
Smaller glass bottles can be hung with ribbon from tree branches outside or even fashioned together to make a shiny mobile.
If you want a display of multi-colored old bottles to create a light show for you then you can display them in a window where the sunshine is going to gleam through the old glass and create rainbows on your walls. You can also line them around the edge of a fireplace and let the flickering flames of the light create flickering and dancing lights on your walls.
One designer on eBay recommends creating a glass castle. You can take a collection of bottles and stack them with the smallest bottles in front and the largest bottles in back. You can use small narrow bottles as turrets. You tie these bottles together with copper wire to create a castle.
One of the most coveted fashion objects to own is a giant old water jug or wine jug. Some people make these into aquariums or terrariums with plants inside. Others fill them with gleaming coins to make a giant green glass piggy bank.