first off, i was just listening to an episode of fresh air in which terry gross interviews, jolie kerr who has written a book, my boyfriend barfed in my handbag… and other things you can’t ask martha . and she just happens to talk about how to clean bottles! she uses denture cleaner on them. so i plopped a tablet of it in each bottle as well as some water, and lo and behold it did a great job cleaning the dirt and rust off! in the above photo, the denture cleaner is doing it’s magic on the bottles as well as our wine carafe. i don’t know about you, but i have the darnedest time getting this container clean, but the denture cleaner did the trick!
these snapdragons are from my yard too. the deer don’t seem to like eating these flowers… hmm, i must plant more of them!
i just randomly placed these bottles on our shelf in our master bedroom. we have so many bottles that i’m not sure where they all our going in our house. and yes, that is an old antique book of, lord hornblower!
another view of the table setting. these bottles would also look wonderful at a wedding, maybe at the check in table or at the head table.