Friday, June 01, 2012

Photo Challenge: Antiques

It's time to show off our talents for finding and shooting antiques for this challenge.  I had fun looking around the house to find a few things, and I finally stopped at a place just inside West Helena to shoot some old timers that caught my eye awhile ago. 

These are Carnival Glass bowls that once belonged to my Grandma Fisher.  The first one is an Amber Sculpted Leaves pattern by Indiana Glass Co.  The smaller bowl is Carnival (Depression) glass in an Amber Basket Weave pattern.  I think I read somewhere that these were made between the 1930's and 1950's.

James loved collecting old bottles so the next few photos will be of some that I think are some of his most beautiful because of the awesome colors.  The largest cobalt blue bottle is an old Phillips Milk of Magnesia bottle, not antique but found with some other old bottles so it looks perfect with the small and a bit larger apothecary bottles. The tiny blue bottle once contained Vics drops. The little fish bottle still has part of the cork stopper in it and once held Doctor Fisch's Bitters between 1922 and 1933.  The little amber bottles probably contained some sort of medicines.

These emerald green bottles were also apothecary/medicine bottles of some sort. 

These are old ink bottles. I know the larger is a Diamond Ink bottle but I'm not sure about the smaller, just that it most likely held ink also.


I've saved the best for last.  I'm only including a couple photos of this old gal but have lots more of her friends that were parked on the lot in every sort of sad condition.  I'll do a post to include the others another time.
Isn't she beautiful, even in her dilapidated condition.  I can just imagine her all fixed up and shiny and ready to take a ride again.  I can't remember her age exactly but I know she's from the 30's.

Well, that's all from me this time.  Don't forget to hop over to our Photo Challenge Blog and scroll down to the links and take a look at all the other challenger's photos.  I hope they enjoyed our challenge this time.



16 comments:

Jeanne Pursell said...

Hi there Brenda! So nice to see you posting again!! I just love those brilliant cobalt bottles!!! LOVE them!!

Sue said...

Brenda , I really enjoyed this challenge and I am looking forward to the next one. I love your bottles especially the ink bottles, I remember my dad had some of those too.
You saved the best for the end and she's a great piece of antique.
Wishing you a nice,happy weekend!
Sue.

Attila the Mom said...

Love the colorful bottles and the carnival glass. The photos are amazing!

Donna said...

Oh my, you did great!!! Love the old car and the editing you did on it! And that's a wonderful bottle collection. I think the fish one is especially rare! I almost did some bottle photos for the challenge, but switched ideas at the last minute.

Out on the prairie said...

Lovely selection Brenda, I love old glass. That split windshield on that car puts it around 1934.

Jeanette said...

Loved your antique photos, girl! The carnival glass bowls are gorgeous!! My entry is up too, now!

MarissaDW said...

Brenda, I love the blue bottles and ink bottles. Lovely photos. Thank you for sharing them.

Happy Saturday to you! Hugs
Marissa

Irene said...

The bottle collection is indeed a fun idea. But depression glass is what interested me the most. How cool to remember your family each time you serve something in it. But, your car, mmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Sally said...

Love everything especially the blue bottles. I have a few but they're not antiques. I wonder if that car is a Hudson. From my pea brain, it sort of reminds me of Dad's car back when I was 5 or 6. My brother and I cried when he traded it for something else; we had been MANY miles in the backseat of old Henry Hudson. :)

Doreen said...

Great selection! I enjoyed looking at your pictures : )

Donna said...

Cool Shots Miz Brenda! My Mom use to collect those cobalt blue bottles as well...LOVE the color of them!
Can you imagine us driving those old cars around nowadays??Hahaa...I think I would have love it!
Love the editing...gives the cars that old feeling!
Happy Sunday!
hughugs

Paxie said...

Great shots, Brenda and I love all of them! Outstanding job on the cars :)

Annie said...

Hey, Brenda, great photos...I absolutely love the old glass bottles...sorry my post was a bit late but I have finally posted now.

Dawn said...

Love...loved the old bottles. Just intrigues me that medicine was in them back in the day. Well, maybe not that long.

I am going to check out your next photo challenge !! :) *HUGS*

Dawn said...

You will have to let me know when the next challenge is posted !! :)

Anonymous said...

I found one of the small green (medicine) bottles do you know anything else about it?