I love a good antique bottle collection because of the unique character of bottles. Bottles have always been a love of mine. Finding all of the colors to match together is something that I enjoy hunting for. Just like any collection, it takes time for it to grow into what you've imagined.
Bottles are a great way to add color, texture, and design to a space. Not only are they each special but looks visually appealing. Here are a few tips for styling your bottle collection--of any kind or color!
1. I really like to put my in size order from tallest to shortest or shortest to tallest. Which ever looks better! I have to say I do this when I have 3 or 4 bottles to display. I enjoy using this method in my window where the bottles will "glow." Especially my amber bottles! I'll dress up the bottles with some accessories and flower picks or keep them plain and enjoy the simplicity.
2. Going off of the idea of having them in order, another way you could display your bottles is using order in your decorations. These are the tags that I offer in the shop. I make them myself using old vintage stamps--I'm a rubber stamp collector for sure! I tie them around the bottle and like the playful idea of using size order and numbering them for added decorating. You'll see often that I like to finish off my bottle decorating with an antique cash flag. They are from old cash registers! Look it up! Old registers are beautiful.
3. Let's say your bottle collection is growing. I have two tips for you here! First, don't be afraid to let your bottle collections collide! I have my amber bottles with blue bottles and I think they work well together. When I display collection of any kind I like to group them together in some cases and they look really strong on a self display or counter top. My other tip is playing with the heights together. When you have a large collection, in my opinion, I think it's visually appealing to mix it up. do a tall in the back, short to the right, medium to the left--and so forth! Just do what visually looks good for you but in this example picture below you'll see that I changed it up in this display with a larger collection of bottles. When you're looking for them to add to your collections, think about the texture of the bottle itself, the size in the height and width etc. I restock these often in the shop if you're looking to grow your collection! Remember, it takes time and that's the fun of decorating. Gathering goods as you go!
Lastly, a great finishing touch for bottles in my home is using cow tags. I offer these in the shop as well and they tie right around the neck of the bottle. I enjoy finding different accessories for my bottles that adds an extra little something to decorating.
Thanks so much for reading! I really hope that you enjoy these tips in your decorating. There are so many ways to use bottles--these were a few of my top recommendations.