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Easy and Fun Window Sill Decoration

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Goodday everybody. Is it Spring yet for you? Here in the low lands we are smack dab in the middle of the most glorious Spring weather. Outside everything is coming out in the most amazing array of green colors. I had a three hour train ride this week and I just couldn’t stop staring at the landscape outside my window. The richness of the colors was amazing, sometimes almost as bright as neon lights. Although I don’t especially revel in spending six hours of my day in a train, the scenery outside softened that ordeal quite a bit.

So I am loving green at the moment and I am bringing it inside too.

Like in my latest window sill decoration. 

 

I love this easy and fun window sill decoration. Re-purpose some old green bottles, add a string of lights and a quick and lovely display is born. See it at http://www.songbirdblog.com

 

Check out this easy window sill decoration I have going on in my living room. Brings back the seventies doesn’t it? I pulled it together in ten minutes. Most of that time was spent soaking off the labels from some of the bottles. 

 

I love this easy and fun window sill decoration. Re-purpose some old green bottles, add a string of lights and a quick and lovely display is born. See it at http://www.songbirdblog.com

 

Now I hope this image doesn’t make you think we are some sort of drunks around here. Only two bottles were emptied over a weekend  to serve in this vignette. My guy even protested a bit (for show I am sure), saying he wasn’t in the mood for wine. Ha, didn’t fall for that. The rest of the bottles came from my stash or came out of the recycling bin. Good thing I don’t go to the recycling station that often, one never knows when an extra bottle or two will come in handy.

 

I love this easy and fun window sill decoration. Re-purpose some old green bottles, add a string of lights and a quick and lovely display is born. See it at http://www.songbirdblog.com

 

As I was making this vignette I realized that I had actually been adding quite a bit of green to my house lately. I think it started with the layered photo frame mantel. In the original version of that the only color came from two faux green plants. 

 

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Layered Photo Frame mantel

 

Than there was my topiary, adding a bit of real green to my living room:

 

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Homemade topiary

 

Of course my wreath was green too….

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How to make a leaf wreath

 

And now there is this collection of green glass bottles working hard at being a beautiful window sill decoration. I guess I do love green as a color….

And I sure love how the light plays with the glass bottles. When it shines through them it is magical. 

 

I love this easy and fun window sill decoration. Re-purpose some old green bottles, add a string of lights and a quick and lovely display is born. See it at http://www.songbirdblog.com

 

And when there is no natural light, my string of sparkly lights add their own bit of magic to my window sill decoration:

 

I love this easy and fun window sill decoration. Re-purpose some old green bottles, add a string of lights and a quick and lovely display is born. See it at http://www.songbirdblog.com

 

 

So what do you think. Too much of a seventies vibe for you? Too much Christmassy? Or are you with me, and thinking it is always the right time to add some more sparkly lights to your life?

Let’s hear it……

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  1. Long ago you said we came from different worlds but yet we were alike. I totally get the bottle and light thing. It is such a simple beauty to see light play off of glass. I like how the colors and sizes of your bottles are all different sizes. All I remember about bottles were that pizza places stuck candles in the bottles and let the wax melt–red, blue, white, purple all melted on top of each other. It probably was just red and white candles as they were easy to come by. This though is sooo not that dark gloomy pizza place look of the 70’s bottles I remember!! These bottles just look pretty!
    On my counter, above my sink, sunlight from all my west windows pour in and I put three vintage 2001 Illuminosity votive holders in thin clear colored glass sitting on a dollar store mirror. The light shining through them is just pretty to look upon. I wonder if anyone else stops to even enjoy. I have some fine glass chunky votive holders–almost like giant irregular shapes of pure ice–one is Swedish Olefors from Goodwill for 99 cents!!– but I keep them on my piano next to my French doors just to watch the sunlight dance around and through them. Ahh I’m guilty. I let worries and cares of this world cloud and dim my vision for these free ever changing simple gifts from above for us to behold…that of light and glass. I do so love your posts!! I’m always amazed!!

  2. I don’t drink gin, but know someone who does, so I ask her for the bottles she empties. They are such a beautiful clear aqua and I like to see them on a shelf or windowsill so the light can refract through them. Your bottle collection is lovely. Glass and light are a perfect match.

  3. I like the pretty green glass bottles, and the twinkle lights! I add twinkle lights to a small fenced patio area in our garden, and it’s lovely at night.

  4. I keep small white lights up all year on a shelf that I change with the seasons. Right now there are various mercury glass votives and small milk glass bud vases standing in front of an old mirror, its wooden frame painted a chippy flat silver and its mirror finish all crackly. But it still reflects those little white lights very prettily. It’s very sweet. I love the lights. I think they are for all seasons.

    And P.S. I do not think your bottles look too ’70’s at all. I remember when I was a little girl, (a long time ago, even before the ’70’s) some ladies used to take clear bottles with pretty shapes and fill them with colored water and set them in the window to shine in the sun. When I was little, I thought this was quite beautiful. : )

  5. Margaret says:

    That’s a really pretty string of lights. I would like it better without that red and white thing. I find it hard to get rid of bottles too. Always happy to see another use for them. My husband drank some kind of beer that came in cobalt blue bottles. He thought I was nuts because I kept all the bottles. Just wait till he sees them set up like this, lol.

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