Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Glass Bottles and Jars~August Note Card Party

Edited to Add: *BJ of Sweet Nothings* also has a post, which, through no fault of her own, she was unable to add. Wish I could sweet talk Mr. Linky, but since I can't...

If I could save time in a bottle

The first thing that I'd like to do...

~Jim Croce


The next best thing to saving time in a bottle is to take a photo. Photos usually bring back sweet memories.

 ~johnny jump-ups in a vintage perfume bottle~


 ~daisies and johnny jump-ups in a honey jar~


~spider lilies in vintage medicine bottles~


~drift roses in vintage canning jars~


With the exception of the first, which takes one back to June 30, 2011, all my photos are recent additions. I really enjoy re-tweaking my photos in one of the many photo edit programs. Eventually they'll become mud, I suppose. I added two frames in PhotoScape: Cali 7 and Note 3.

Looking forward to all the creativity I know that I'll find today! I am very fond of my happy little group of Note Card Peeps. 

Love Vee

52 comments:

  1. A 'Note card Peep' checking in...and linking up! I love the frames of your photos...very pretty effect! And jars are so perfect for a flower grouping. I imagine the blueberry honey must be out of this world! I always liked sourwood honey and clover honey. Thanks for the fun party! Sweet honey hugs!

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  2. I love your flower bouquets and the variety of 'vases' for them. They are sweet and perfect for notecards. I hope you're having a great week so far. I think we're going to get thunder showers soon. Hot and humid!! Hugs. Pam

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  3. All are beautiful,Vee, I especially like the idea of johnny jump-ups in the perfume bottle. Thanks for hosting!

    Sue

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  4. We were both thinking music this month! Love your pretty jars with flowers. Perfect for note cards.

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  5. Flowers in a bottle. Simple beauty. Love them all.

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  6. As usual, your photos are charming, Vee. How I love these simple jars and bottles holding sweet blooms! Thanks for hosting.

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  7. love all the little bottles and lovely blooms. i find myself looking at bottles differently every time i see them used with blooms -- danger in the shopping aisles! ;)

    thanks for hosting!

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  8. Those are lovely, sweet photos. I love all bottles-especially little ones. Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week-xo Diana

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  9. I adore your pretty bottles & blooms! I'll be here tomorrow linking up with my note cards. See you then!

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  10. The whole flock here is peeping in, thanks Vee, for hosting. Love your photos and your header, I could do a box of note cards from your headers!! xo

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  11. Your little bouquets are sweetly charming, Vee. I love the line-up on your windowsill and all the different variety of bottles you've chosen. Beautiful editing, too. :)

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  12. As one of your NC peeps, I love the fact that I can do colour pallets now, thank you. Bottles are nice to put collected flowers in and I really like the roses on the window sill. I thought you might have used it for "water" in our last personal photo challenge.
    Thanks for hosting.
    Judith

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  13. Beautiful. I love those curly Spider Lilies best. Thanks for hosting! I will link up in the morning.

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  14. Your photos are charming! Little flower nosegays in glass bottles are so endearing.

    I haven't put out little bottle vases like that in ages and ages. I don't even know what happened to the ones I had! They were either sold in the garage sales before our downsizing move, or else they are packed away in a couple of boxes that still remain in the attic. Miz Vee, now you've flung a craving on me!

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  15. Very pretty note cards Vee.
    I would add them to my collection to send to friends - I always love the smiling faces of johnny jump ups - they lift my spirits!
    I'm loving your latest header too - looking through your kitchen window!
    I get my new laptop tomorrow - YIPPEE!!! so I might be able to join you too!
    I always look forward to Note Card party day!
    hugs
    Shane

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    1. Fantastic, Shane! A gal needs her computer!!

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  16. I love all the flowers in your little bottles, Vee. They make lovely note cards.
    I will get back to blogging one of these days and hope to join you next month.

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  17. I'll start gathering and link up manana...
    Love your flowers in the bottles!

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  18. Hi Vee, Catching up on your posts, and I do love your bottle theme in your note cards. I'm also impressed at how clear your vintage medicine bottles are. Any that I find have a sort of fog on them unable to be scrubbed away! Love your previous post, and so sorry about your blogging friend. I have had several blogging "friends" sort of disappear not to be heard from again. I always wonder ..

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  19. Hi Vee.....looked through the beautiful cards so far. Probably won't join in this time....but hopeful for next!

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  20. I love the bottles and the flowers - and the way you made them into ovals.

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  21. Haven't seen or heard of a Johnny Jump Up for ages. Loved them when I was a little girl. This has been a great summer for flowers. You know I like little bottles, especially blue ones. So glad to be one of the regular "peeps." Thanks for hosting.
    Peggy

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  22. WOW- those are absolutely gorgeous, Vee!

    Thanks for hosting one of my all-time favvie fav pinky parties.

    Big hugs.

    M.

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  23. I love all of your sweet bottle and jar filled arrangements Vee! I just linked up. Better late than never!

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  24. Vee, I adore the simplicity of flowers in a little glass bottle/vase! It's one of favorite "little" treasures. Yours definitely bring a smile to my face this evening. Thanks for hosting the very best party!

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  25. I love your flowers in the antique jars. I use jars as vases all the time!

    I hope you don't get tired of my Scotland photos! That is what I used for my cards this month.

    Cheers!
    Deanna

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  26. Beautiful jars and flowers for your note cards Vee! One day I'm going to try to join this party!!!

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  27. Such a creative idea, Vee.
    I like your added photoscape.

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  28. What lovely flowers and vases! I especially love the one with the Maine blueberry honey jar.

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  29. Love your flowers and pretty jars! thanks for hosting the party, I look forward to having a look at everyone's note cards. Think I will go pour myself a cuppa tea :)

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  30. This is my first time at your party -- thank you for hosting. What a fun idea! It's late now, but tomorrow I'll be back to visit other linkers and see what they've chosen to share.
    I love what you did to your pics -- I have ZERO skills in things like that!
    Cass

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  31. I finally made it to the party...something I've been wanting to do for a long time. Thank you for hosting!

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  32. What pretty little vases of flowers. I know you enjoy have sweet little bouquets around your home.

    I'm so bummed that I forgot Notecard day. With school and first week of sports starting this week I totally let it slip my mind!

    Have a wonderful Wednesday!!

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  33. Whew. Finally got mine up on the blog and ready for the party. (Have I ever told you that this party is my favorite one? It kind of reminds me of one that we used to have called "Simple Pleasures". I enjoy hopping from link to link so much. I make it a game and try to pick a favorite of the four.)

    Anyway, I loved yours this month. My favorite of all is the one in the blueberry honey jar. That's just perfect! I can see that tucked into a basket full of Maine goodies.

    I laughed about them turning to mud. Believe it or not, I just discovered pic monkey about a month ago. I tried to edit one of mine so it would be brighter (The one with the flaming moss.) I kept making it worse, I think. I still wanted to include it because I like it.

    Thanks for this wonderful party idea. I love it!

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  34. I love your bottle vases... Very pretty! I've been looking forward to this 'party' all month long. Thank you for having it. :)

    Jennifer

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  35. I love your new header Vee..and I am going to try to learn how to make postcards and be back later...LOL
    Love, Mona

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  36. What happy photos in this new collection of note cards! They're charming and dainty and so summery!

    On my way to visit...still catching up after our couple of days away...

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  37. It's still Wednesday so I'm linking up! Thanks for hosting, Vee!

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  38. You are so creative and these are so beautiful! Those would be beautiful Note Cards.

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  39. you are SO creative! i loved the maine blueberry honey jar.
    wouldn't pooh have loved that?

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  40. I FINALLY had a chance to join in again, Vee! So happy!

    I love your use of bottle as vases. I ahd a wonderful collection of the same in Brooklyn, but had to discard them all when we moved as we had too much stuff to pack. I will have to re-grow my collection. I did save a couple of blue Bell jars ;)

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  41. Hi Vee, I FINALLY joined your notecard party! I have Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti to thank!!! If it wasn't for her I wouldn't have remembered!!!

    I took some photos in Maine this week and put them in collages and I think they would make lovely notecards!

    Have a great week!

    Mary

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  42. Oh wow, I love, love, love, your bottles. Blueberry honey, how is that? It sounds yummy!

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  43. Time in a bottle...I do appreciate that theme ...it's perfect for the last days of summer. Thank you again for hosting and inspiring all of us.

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  44. The first one is my favorite. I use the same flowers in tiny bottles and posy vases and love how they look. I most often use candle holders with these. I have a set of 4 and they look lovely on my kitchen window sill over my sink. :>)

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  45. I love using bottles for flowers - it makes them go further and so delicate.

    Enjoy your night - the HHH's are back:(

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  46. Your photos are beautiful! Love all your pretty bottles of flowers. I remember Jim Croce.....Love that song. Found you through Lavender Dreams.

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  47. Love the bottles...and the notecard pic's too!

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  48. Phew! I've made it.
    That was kind of you to tell me yesterday's post 'would do'.
    but I was very keen to try out my new laptop!!!
    It took me ages to find my way around my blog photos as I now have Windows 8 and it's quite different. Never mind I'll get used to it soon I guess!
    There's such a lovely group of cards from everyone this month Vee.
    Shane xox

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  49. Thanks for inviting us all to the party. Its a terrific way to meet new people. Your pics are lovely!

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  50. So glad to have found you. I love the note card share, and would like to start joining in the fun!

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  51. Each photo is captivating, Vee. Love each one. Hugs!

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