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4/20/10

1870-1890 Aqua Ink Bottle





For The Single Nester's Tuesday Turquoise Party #7 {girl you gotta get a button!} I decided to share my turquoise vignette on my writing desk.

There's something so vintage about aqua/turquoise for me. I never pass a piece up that's in my price range.

The dark vase was a gift from my baby sister. My miniature iris' are blooming their heads off!

The square tea light holder and the flowered pillar holder was thrift store finds for .39 each. {does anyone have suggestions for getting all the china marker off the little flower? usually a damp cloth removes it, but all it wants to do is smear!}



The ink bottle was found in the rubble of a burned out farm house. On the side it is embossed/molded in the glass the name L H THOMAS. On the bottom it is stamped 6. L.H. Thomas was an ink manufacturer from the 1870s-1920s. My research suggests this bottle was made 1870-1890 due to the color.

9 comments:

  1. Very pretty. Your vignette would go well in my bathroom, where I have touches of aqua mixed in with marine blue.

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  2. I just love that ink bottle. And those colors. Ahhh . . . Thanks for linking to Turquoise Tuesdays!!

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  3. To get that stuff off, I usually scrub with a bit of baking soda paste. Works like a charm, and wont scratch up anything.

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  4. WOW! Lisa these are gorgeous! I love the color!!

    ~Morgan

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  5. Oh then that would be really amazing if the bottle was indeed made like a hundred years ago. I mean, the color is still amazing, not to mention its condition.

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  6. So pretty! I think I must start looking harder for turquoise glassware.

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  7. These are so pretty, I have been wanting to do something like this for my living room.

    I'm really excited that I'm participating in Rhonda's Pay It Forward. I know she doesn't have a blog, but I've posted my Pay It Forward today.
    http://www.chicabellacrafts.blogspot.com

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  8. I love it! Turquoise and red are my favorite colors. I've never seen turquoise glass. I'm going to have turquiose in the bathroom when I redecorate this summer. Maybe I'll look for some glassware at the fleamarkets soon.

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