Ye Olde Apothecary

I just love old apothecary jars.
I've never bought one though because so far I've never found one for a "steal".

So on a seemingly different topic, I was cleaning out my fridge the other day and decided to get rid of an old jar of Chili Sauce. I bet you know where this is going. ;)

When I washed out the jar the label came off. I was walking it out to our recycle bin. I really, really, did plan to throw this out. Then it struck me how the shape of the bottle had a vintage look to it.

So I printed out an apothecary label from the wonderful Graphics Fairy and used Mod Podge to adher it to the bottle.

There you have it.  A new "old" apothecary jar.

I filled it with flowers from my Chaste tree.

Behind it is a wonderful old box I picked up at an antique store. It has wonderful patina. The little mercury glass bird was after Christmas clearance at Target.

19 comments:

  1. You are so smart. That idea worked perfectly! :)

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  2. Don't you love it when sometimes things just click and there you go...a find right under your nose!
    it looks great!

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  3. Lisa,you are brilliant! I would have never guessed that you didn't buy this from some little shop somewhere!
    ~Elissa

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  4. I love your jar!! Beautiful! The label is perfect!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  5. I love it!!! And I have an old chili sauce bottle I'm going to get out of the fridge right now!!!

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  6. That looks great, Lisa! It does look like an old jar. I've been looking at things a little differently lately {trying to keep from buying more stuff I don't need} as I walk it out to the recycling can. I've recently done three tomato sauce cans over to use for containers to hold odds and ends.

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  7. Hi dear Lisa! How clever idea!!! Love it! and the resul is stunning!
    Hugs!
    Mara

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  8. What a great idea! It looks great. Love the label. I might have to copy it! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. aren't you just the creative one over there?? That's a brilliant mind for ya! :)

    I think we're out of ketchup!!

    xo,
    Shellagh

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  10. You go girl. What a neat idea. Looks great!

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  11. You are just too clever! I am going to check out the label site. Thanks for a great idea. Love that flower too...not familiar with it.

    Donna

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  12. What a fabulous idea! No one would ever know it used to be a chille sauce jar...great job!!
    Hugs ~ Jo :)

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  13. I'm pretty sure this makes you a genius! Fabulous idea. I love the look of Apothecary jars also, I'm totally going to have to steal this idea!

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  14. Never, ever in a million years would have guessed that was a chili sauce bottle. Well done! It's gorgeous!

    Jeanine

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  15. Lisa you are the queen of brilliant projects my lovely friend! I cannot tell you how much I love this! Would you mind if I tried this for our home? Hope you are having a wonderful week. Hugs ~ Tina xx

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  16. Hi I like your blog and the nice pictures! I came back soon! Have a nice summer! Hugs Nina

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  17. I use these jars as vases, also. Thanks for the link! Now I can dress up the vases.

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  18. What a great craft! Thanks for sharing your cute project!

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