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14 June, 2012

Summery Centerpiece...My Wickerwork Bottle Collection

Wickerwork Bottles I was ready for a new centerpiece on my dining room table...something light and summery!

GW bottles Sooo…over several recent visits to Goodwill, I have managed to accumulate the perfect solution…a collection of wickerwork bottles! (That furry blur is Baby Kitty exiting stage left!)

BKI love those wonderful demijohns that I have been seeing in my favorite antique store…but they are expensive and the scale is just wrong for my small house! So when I found these, I knew I had just what I needed. Baby Kitty reminds me to tell you that I spent a total of $6.00 for all five bottles! Woo hoo! Now that’s my kind of bargain!

table 2 And here’s how they look on my dining room table! I love the look…fresh and summery just as I had hoped for! Let me introduce you to my new little loves…

rum bottle …starting with this one that I have shown you before. It’s actually a vintage rum bottle from Puerto Rico…fun! The little wicker cap comes off…see? And the original owner was kind enough to leave the label intact!

ivy The square bottle is now the home of some ivy I have been rooting since last fall. It was in a Mason jar on the kitchen table, but I like its new container and new location better! I added a little raffia bow.

oil and vinegar Gotta love this mismatched pair…for oil and vinegar, I presume. I love it that they still have their corks!

hydrangea And finally, a little jug that may have held syrup…so cute! I cut one of my hydrangea blooms to fill it.

lace cap It is actually a lace cap that I have had in my yard for a while now, but it’s looking less lacy over the years. The color, however, has become more intense.

table 1 Here’s a final look. Not bad for a handful of Goodwill bargains and some cuttings from the yard, huh?

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my wickerwork bottle centerpiece ! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday (first Monday of the month)
Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

Layla at The Lettered Cottage for the Summer Fun Link Party
Marty at A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Beth at The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

Anita at Cedar Hill Ranch for Cowgirl Up on Tuesdays

Kristin at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Judy at DIY by Design for Swing into Spring

Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays

Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Heather and Vanessa at At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special

See you next time! A la prochaine!


  1. I LOVE your collection of "wickerwork" bottles. I'm a beachy girl anyway (living in Kansas) and these are right there with me. The blue platter they are on is beautiful too.

  2. Nice collection, Debbie! Love the blue transfer ware underneath them, too.

  3. Debbie, the wicker wrapped bottles look great all corralled on your blue and white platter. I love the texture these bottles offer. I have a few small vintage ones that I found in France last fall. They are fun!

  4. Hi Debbie,
    I love your finds from the GW. I love my Goodwill. I love the French Country influence. I will be looking for those cute wicker items too.
    Betty @ My Cozy Corner

  5. What a beautiful centerpiece they make! Love them all BUT REALLY (((LOVE))) the addition of Baby Kitty(who also matches the colors of the vignette).
    Hugs to you,

  6. So pretty Debbie, I love it! That last pic with your hutch in the background is so pretty!!

  7. Wow, great finds, Debbie! I can't believe you found all of them at Goodwill. You've got some really nice things at yours. Great new centerpiece for under $10.00!

  8. it all looks great to me.. I need to go look up keeping ivy in water like that:-)

  9. They look just Lovely...great price for them...It is a nice fresh look...and very summery...Janice

  10. Your centerpiece is beautiful! You definitely scored when you found your wonderful wicker bottles!

  11. I just love your wicker wrapped bottles! What a lucky find! I know just what you mean about demi johns, I dearly love them, but not the price! I found a vintage wicker wrapped bottle a few years ago at a garage sale. Love yours displayed on your pretty platter:)

  12. Not bad? It is wonderful. Your bargains are just great and make a wonderful setting. Just beautiful. Ummm...I'm assuming you did NOT find the LIVE part of your centerpiece at GW? xo Diana

  13. Beautiful hydrangea! Someday I'll have a lacecap...
    Your wickerwork bottles were a great deal! I've only ever been aware of their existence since blogging. A blogger who really loves them calls them demijohns??

  14. Hi Carol...Thanks! I think these are too small to qualify as demijohns, but they are just the right size for my little house! :-)...hugs...Debbie

  15. It is all truly beautiful but my favorite is Baby Kitty. I love the tilt of the head and the placement of the front paws is just so perfect!

    Very lovely - all very lovely.

    Thanks for sharing.

  16. Very cute pieces and such a bargain, too!

  17. I really do love the look of this whole thing, from the blue tray to anchor it right on up. The fact that you were able to get the whole look without spending the big bucks makes it even better.

  18. The wicker pieces are perfect with that do have great luck at Goodwill!

  19. Wow, these are great finds. I can't believe you found them at the Goodwill. I must find some of these. They are so fun.

  20. Wow, what a deal! I love that you were able to find a version that fit the scale of your home. Your hydrangea is beautiful- I really thought it was a silk bloom!

  21. Love the whole thing, Debbie. It was fun to be there where you found all those goodies! Love the whole centerpiece - well put together! Linda

  22. Love the new centerpiece! You do have such good luck at your GW!! Baby Kitty always makes me smile. Hugs, Linda

  23. Hi Debbie, looks great! What a bargain, too. Yes, scale is important! The blue and white platter really enhances them too!

  24. Love all of your wicker bottles, how fun are they. Great finds and I really love the arrangement. The one with the stopper is so unusual and I love the small ones also. Thanks for linking to TTT. Hugs, marty

  25. Hi
    I think your bottles are adorable! You did well putting them together. I have to say....I'm so drawn towards the ivy. We don't have it in SW Florida. I know visiting in Virginia I saw it as ground coverage in shady areas. I've been looking for it in stores, but no success here. Don't know if it could handle the heat and humidity of Florida.

  26. I love those bottles Debbie and have seen not one single one around here!:-(

    Your centerpiece is beautiful. The last shot with the china cabinet in the background is wonderful.

  27. You have a real knack for putting things together artfully and it's a lovely centerpiece. My favorite bit is Baby Kitty.

  28. Your centerpiece is beautiful. I'm thinking I might need a collection of these bottles! Wonderful texture.

  29. What a wonderful centerpiece and at such a great price!

  30. OMGoodness! I am IN LOVE with all your wicker bottles! I keep seing all the BARGAINS that people find at GW, but our GW never has a thing that is good.....except what I take ther:):):). Love all your blue and white on your hutch too. XO, Pinky

  31. This is so pretty--I really like it, and love that it didn't cost you a lot--well done!

  32. SOOOO very pretty. Love the way the blue platter sets the bottle off and contrsts with the flowers & ivy. I never seem to have much luck at our Goodwill, but it's obvious that you definitely do!

  33. Your wickerwork bottle collection is wonderful, and you can't beat the price! Definitely adds that summertime feel to your table. I think the simplest centerpieces are often the best.
    Mary Alice

  34. I can't believe that's all you spent on those bottles! How come everyone's GW is better than mine? My favorite part is the "live" ivy. It looks so much better than faux (even I am guilty of going fake!). The platter sets off the bottles perfectly.

    Robin Flies South

  35. Great finds! Love what you did with them.

  36. Love your wicker bottles...I recently picked some up at the GW too..your prices was much better...Love what you did with them...I did something similar on my dining room table :) love your colors!

  37. Great collection of wicker covered bottles...I'm like you and not wanting to spend an arm and a let for the antique ones. Yours are really neat and I love the way you paired them with the blue and white.


Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie