Monday, September 10, 2012

Vintage Decanters


Thanks to my mom and dad, I have more vintage decanters than I could ever possibly use. During our recent basement overhaul, I found a way to store them all, so I don't feel so guilty about keeping them.

As you can see, I own decanters in a variety of shapes and sizes. Even if I don't end up putting any alcohol in them, I will admire them now and again.


A vintage Luminarc decanter.


I like the starburst pattern on this short decanter.





Finally, a vintage Haig & Haig Pinch Scotch Whiskey bottle.

What do you like to collect?

33 comments:

  1. Adorable Collection! The Decanters look so elegant :)
    i love to collect Vases for Daffodils :)

    kisses :*

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    1. Thanks! Vases for daffodils - how lovely!

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  2. Such a lovely collection - I used to collect little vintage bottles to put miniature flowers in in my bedroom, these remind me alot of those!

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  3. Great collection! I like 'stuff but don't really have particular collections at the moment. Fun to see your's though.

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    1. From your pics, it looks like your place has a nice, clean look. Is that the architect in you? :)

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  4. Pretty collection! I finally got rid of our decanters because we, uh, didn't let the alcohol have time to "decant." We're more pour it outta the bottle into the glass people :)

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  5. That is amazing! You could store things in them or use them as vases or candle holders :) x

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    1. Those are great suggestions. I am going to think about that for sure.

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  6. So beautiful! They make smashing grand vases for flowers too {I love using non-vase things to hold wildflowers lol}

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    1. I wish I could find some wildflowers around here. I guess I will have to buy some.

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  7. I've always wanted a collection of decanters, I think they're so elegant looking.

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  8. wow, what a lovely collection.

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  9. More like what don't I collect is the question lol! Your decanters are great! I love the variety of styles. Do you have them all on display? Thank you for sharing at Cap Creations.

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    1. I know what you mean. I should really narrow down my collections.

      No, I don't have the decanters on display. I have them in cupboards so they will be less dusty and less likely to get broken. ;)

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  10. What a beautiful collection of decanters. They are all really nice and I particularly like the starburst one! I collect a bunch of things but I think my favourite collection is my vintage paper things ... Unused greeting cards, Valentines, stickers, stationery. I love the graphics on them.

    Loulou

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    1. Your paper collection sounds fascinating...and very fun.

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  11. Very nice, very fancy!!

    I've collected so many things over the years, right now it's Vera scarves and of course, Pyrex, but I am getting to capacity on that!!

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    1. Hi Jill! I love your scarves and your Pyrex. I don't have any Pyrex, but I think it would be fun to start collecting some.

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  12. The decanters are lovely and would make nice flower vases. I love to collect fabric and vintage chenille blankets.

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    1. I love the idea for using fabric as art that you had on your blog. Vintage chenille blankets sound amazing too!

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  13. Hi there, thanks for visiting me on my new blog!! It's been slow to get readers to my bit of cyber space and this is all very new to me but it made my heart skip to see a comment from you today!! Thank you!! J9 x

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    1. No problem! I always love to get comments too! I look forward to reading more from you. :)

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  14. I love them Jo! They are all so beautiful! I have looked at vintage decanters so many times at Goodwill and have been tempted to buy them, but I don't really have a place for them! Have a lovely week! Angie xo

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    1. Hi Angie. It's good that you are able to resist. You are well organized, I know. I have to avoid the stores completely to resist. :)

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  15. You have the most amazing collections! I like the label on the last picture. That's about the same age as my humor...ha!

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    1. Thanks Julee! 12 year old humour is good...refreshing. :)

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  16. These are all wonderful decanters. But,that first one and last one with the labels are awesome! Great collections. Thank you for sharing them at TTF this week!

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  17. Such a pretty collection! And so many different ways they could be used! (I collect everything, lol.)

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