Saturday, October 23, 2010

If I Could Save Time in a Bottle

If I could make days last forever,

If words could make wishes come true

I'd save every day like a treasure and then,

Again, I would spend them with you

~Jim Croce



This is an idea found somewhere in a stack of old magazines that my sister gave me when she departed the state a few weeks ago. It could be from Country Living or from Downeast Magazine. I'm sorry that I can not find the article to give proper credit. Nevertheless, it was such a simple idea and one that I could easily employ and since my sister was heading  out...again...I found it meaningful to place the little photo I have of the two of us taken one Easter Sunday morning fifty a few years ago. All one has to do is print off a copy of a vintage favorite photograph and place in an old bottle by rolling the photo into a cigarette cylindrical shape and popping it down the bottle neck. It's all very poignant somehow... ;>

Have a wonderful weekend!

19 comments:

  1. Such a great idea! That unique scultped bottle at the back of my china closet! I'll put it out and give it some usefulness! Bottled memories! Thanks for sharing this!

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  2. Hi Vee,

    I love that song! And that is a wonderful idea to put photos in a bottle. I saw something similar done a few years ago only the photos were placed in old blue canning jars lined up...or maybe they were clear, I dunno. I like the bottle idea even better! Thanks for sharing this.

    Okay, taking off now to go paint. Getting a late start this morning. I'd rather stay home and read blogs. :)

    Have a good weekend,
    Cheryl

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  3. Love that idea! What a fun gift that would make for a milestone birthday...read 'vintage birthday'!

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  4. Love the song --- it brings back so many memories!

    And the picture in a bottle --- charming, charming, charming! Love the idea --- my head is spinning with them! Can't you see an entire shelf filled with bottles and old-fashioned photos of ancestors? What a lovely gallery that would make!

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  5. Vee, I just had to click and make the photo larger, I just enjoyed it so much, I love the frilly parasol. And what a neat idea, with the leaves in the glass, just an added touch. . I am certainly going to steal, , I mean borrow this idea!.lol
    Enjoy your day.
    Hugs,
    Sue

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  6. Very sweet. I love the simplicity with so much meaning.

    Becky K.

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  7. Precious...

    Gentle hugs...

    And don't forget...

    On Nov. 3rd, throw the trash out.

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  8. Anyone who wants to, please use this same sig. line. I didn't think it up. I got it from a great "button."

    Gentle hugs...[Use whatever line you choose, here]

    And don't forget...

    On Nov. 3rd, throw the trash out.

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  9. Lovely! And thank you for stopping by my blog and wishing us a good trip! Hope you check out the daily report for the Churchill bears!

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  10. Vee,
    That is a beautiful idea! Have a wonderful weekend. I do have some old bottles and pictures around here...

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  11. Oh Vee I love that idea. It is perfect for the little added touch I need for my handmade baskets I am making for my kiddos.
    QMM

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  12. What a great idea!! I have many old bottles and just might give this a try.

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  13. Very nice idea! I love reminders of the 'old days'...so to speak! Enjoy your evening and Sunday! ♥

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  14. Now I have a plan for DH's bottle collection ~ at least one bottle. Thank you so much for sharing this idea. It's one of those great ideas that has the feel of comfort.

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  15. Love the idea and that song!

    Hope that you are enjoying a blessed Sunday!

    Leann

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  16. Vee, I've been saving some small squarish jars from my favorite pear butter. They'll be perfect for this. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for visiting my blog, too.
    Cheryl

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  17. Love it, Hope your Sunday is filled with many Blessings....m...

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  18. "Time is a Bottle" was my wedding song! I always feel so sentimental when I heat that song.

    This was a very sweet idea. The photo looks very special in the bottle. I know how you feel, Vee. My sister moved across the country a few years ago. She is over 5 years older than me, and we were not too close, but it still hurts to not have her close by.

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