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Five on Friday – 5 green bottles!

 

I have been busy painting the spare room so not much to show you today except some of my squashed bottles, 5 green bottles hanging on a wall….

These ones are going to France, the Beaujolais Nouveau melted bottle is very pretty.
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An amazing Tanqueray gin bottle dish

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An etched champagne bottle keepsake, with the names of bride and groom & date. flat champagne bottle

So that’s a quickie post from me today, hopefully there will be more next week when I get the decorating finished.

If you would like to see everyone participating in 5 on Friday click on the link on the right.

New coloured bottle dishes and iridised glass pendants

I have been absent from my blog for a while but sometimes there’s so much to do, and so little time to do it.

I have found time to add stock to my shop, I’ve recently updated Flat Bottles and Fired Art Jewellery with some new stock. I’m really pleased with how my shop is looking just now.

These bottle dishes, or trays came out of the kiln this morning, they should be listed soon. I love the colours and textures, a humble recycled empty wine bottle can become a thing of beauty, and these melted bottle dishes have a multitude of uses, I think they will look great with some tea lights, don’t you think?

bottle dishglass bottle tray

melted bottle dish

I have some fused glass pendants to list on Etsy too, a pretty, dainty dichro square pendant, so easy to wear, and a couple of iridised pendants which a cubic zirconia fused into the pendant. I love the way the glass cushions the little jewel. fused glass pendants

Chateau Latour melted bottle, and other French wine cellar classics.

Chateau Latour flattened bottleI do get to flatten some very famous and expensive wine bottles such as Chateau Latour. Last week I melted a Mouton Rothshchild bottle,  my curiosity was piqued so I looked it up to find it was 4000 Euros. I may get to sniff the empties, (not that I want to btw), but I’m curious to know a bit more about these expensive wines. I don’t think I’ll ever get to taste one but I can read up and find out a bit more about them.
Chateau Latour melted bottle

Chateau Latour and Mouton Rothschild, as well as the flat bottles pictured below are all French wines from the Bordeaux region of Paulliac. Apparently wines from Bordeaux are either awful or very very good and I think this is reflected in the price.

I’ve been searching online to read up on Chateau Latour tasting notes, it’s described as tannic, black and red berries, cassis and blackberry, terroir ( which means a little more than just earthy),  and with notes of leather, hints of tar and lead pencil!

So here are a few pictures from this week’s work, and as Withnail said “Bring me your finest wines!”

Chateau Leoville Barton hanging bottleChateau Gruaud Larose flattened bottleChateau Feytit-Clinet melted bottle
Chateau Branaire squashed bottle
Chateau Gruaud Larose flat bottle
Chateau Lynch- Moussas pressed bottlei
Chateau Montrose flat bottle
Chateau Talbot melted bottleOne thing I do know is that these classic French wines all have sediment in the bottles that’s really difficult to clean out!

Click on the images to find out more about having your own wine bottle flattened.