Thursday, 19 April 2012

Altered Bottle becomes an Heirloom Piece


Good Morning everyone. The sun is shining in my craft room window and its just beautiful.

Well.....I visited my mammy for some crafty bits  to finish my altered bottle and returned with lots more for my stash and a few nostalgic pieces too. ( Thanks mammy X ) My mammy is a Tailoress and Teddy Bear Artist  and she hoards lots of  brilliant fabrics, trimmings and embellishments. ( great for my sister and I to pinch)

As you can see below my altered bottle, which was previously a well known brand of Rum bottle, is now complete.
( No.. the brand does not begin with B....hic hic ) Could this be a challenge ? Name the bottle ??
 The brooch added in the centre was obtained by my mammy who received it for  her beautiful  gaelic singing  at The  Mod in the 1950's. 
At the bottom of  the bottle, covering the lace, is a necklace that was worn by my Nana 
( grandmother). Both these pieces make this bottle very very special and a great family keepsake. As mentioned in a previous blog post I  also have Candy Colwell of Creativity is Contagious blog, who gave me the  inspiration for this piece, which I have thoroughly enjoyed  creating. 

 I am entering this piece in the following challenges, please see links below :


Thank You for visiting my blog. I love to read the comments you leave and always try to get back to you/follow you.

Have a wonderful crafty day................Annie x





33 comments:

  1. Hi Annie. What a beautiful, vintage piece! Love all the textiles embellishments.The image in the centre is lovely. I don't seem to do anything other than the odd box, tag and card. I really should have a go at something different - you may have inspired me to move on!
    Thank you, Juliaxx

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  2. What a fantastic heirloom Anne. I love the way you have put it all to-gether and made it your own special piece of history, it sure is very "Vintage". Quite emotional for me to see what you've done with all the bits and pieces. I'm so glad I'm a hoarder. LOL. Hugs Mum xxxx

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  3. Hi Annie, the sneak peak was lovely but this is just stunning and I can only agree with your Mum, good that she is a horder! Beautiful piece.

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  4. Oh, Annie,this is such a lovely way to display family heirlooms as they so often end up hidden away unseen. We could all do with hoarding mums!!
    Thanks for sharing, hugs Buttons x

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  5. Annie
    You are making my fingers twitch to alter another bottle. Simply stunning.
    Wishes
    Lynne
    P.S. Would your Mum like to adopt me lol

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  6. Oh Annie, your bottle is absolutely delightful. Such gorgeous laces and and those family pieces really make it a treasure! You did such a fabulous job with this and how wonderful that you can now leave to in full view so you can enjoy those treasured pieces! I wish your picture was larger so I could really see all the beautiful details! Thanks for sharing this beautiful repurposed project with us at Frilly and Fancy. It's great to have you back with us again this week!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  7. Oh Annie, this is an absolutely exquisite piece(and I've just realised I follow your mum's lovely blog) What a wonderful way to display precious memorabilia... there is something really touching about this! I have joined you as a follower so that I may return to view your lovely work again xx

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  8. This is just beautiful - thanks for joining us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad. :)

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  9. Hi again Annie,

    I'm so glad you enlarged your photo so we can really see how wonderful it is. Thank you for doing that. I went ahead and deleted your first entry into the F&F challenge so you are there only once now.

    Thanks again for playing along with our challenge this time.

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  10. Found your link through MIM and WOW, what an amazing creation it's truly beautiful :).

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  11. Gorgeous altered bottle, love all your lace and embellishments. Stunning and how wonderful to be able to take a few bits from your mammy too. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

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  12. This is gorgeous, such a lovely heirloom! Thank you for joining the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge.

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  13. What a decadent altered bottle! Well this really is an heiroom with all those lovely beads and lace! Love the image as well!

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  14. Hey Annie, thanks for visiting my blog today. I had to come and take a peek at yours and boy! am I glad I did. I love your work. All this altered stuff is right up my street (much better than the cute stuff I have to do sometimes, lol). I did an altered bottle course with Andy Skinner last year and loved it and am just completing another course with him.
    Anyway, I ramble...doh! pmsl. Gonna look at some more of your posts. Thanks again. :o)

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  15. How clever - love the recycled bottle - just beautiful! Thanks for joining the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge!

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  16. Saw this on MIM and had to stop by, so glad I did - it is just stunning.

    Claire xxx

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  17. Annie, Annie, Annie....I need help off the floor! Who knew that a bottle o' rum could become a priceless family heirloom? I'm in awe of this elegant and detailed creation you've designed!
    I also read over your post of the recycled cereal box again and I'm so inspired that you draw your muse while doing the morning dishes...LOL...me too.
    Loved visiting your blog again and I can't wait to see more. I'm putting you on my sidebar so that I'll be sure to see what's next!
    Hope you're having a great weekend.

    Thank you so much for linking up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
    Lisa xx

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  18. What a great project! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning! Good luck,
    Rene :D

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  19. I spotted this at MIM and had to take a closer look. Your altered bottle is grgeous, I love all the lace and beads. Jean x

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  20. Hey Annie! Thanks for the link on your blog! I appreciate that. Your bottle turned out fantastic!! I really really like it! You did a fabulous job and I really think it's awesome that you incorporated some heirloom pieces in it. That truly does make it really special! Well done!!! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show! Great job!! <3 Candy

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  21. Hi Annie, Love your altered bottle, you have created such a wonderful keepsake. I'm glad the tips on creating links helped you. You did a great job and your blog looks fantastic. Thank you also for playing along in our Anything Goes Challenge at Art With No Boundaries and hope you will join us again.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

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  22. Gorgeous project Annie, such a wonderful piece of art for you to treasure. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

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  23. Hi Annie, altered genius well done I love this
    I am just catching up viewing as I have been poorly, feeling much better now and will be posting soon.

    well done Hugs Elaine

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  24. Your gorgeous project caught my eye on MIM. Stunning altered bottle, beautiful vintage design - great art! Hugs, Asia #228 x

    Ps. Please come and join my 2nd Blogaversary candy ;-). Hope to see you there and good luck!

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  25. Wow, this is awesome Annie and It was so god to see your previous photo of the work in progress. Fabulous details.

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  26. And how LOVELY your decorated bottle is!!!

    THANKS BUNCHES for playing along with Simon Says Stamp and Show!!

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  27. Spectacular, love this bottle...♥

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  28. What an amazing piece, Annie! I'm sure it will be treasured down the generations. Thanks for joining my blog and inviting me to join yours.

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  29. This is a wonderful project. Thanks so much for entering it in "From the Past" at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

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  30. Great creation Annie! I have been meaning to alter a bottle for ages, have the bottle and now I have the inspiration, thanks for sharing

    Maggie

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  31. What a fantastic repurposing you've done here! Love all the sentimental meaning attached to your special embellishments. This is definitely a family treasure. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Frilly & Funkie!

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Annie x