Friday, February 10, 2012

Sun Colored Amethyst Glass

Hello All!

Today I am sharing with you a lovely find!

Ever heard of sun colored amethyst glass??
I hadn't until one of my good friends showed me a mason jar that had turned
from clear to a light lavender color after being exposed to sunlight for many years.
Too cool right??

After my friend had shown me her mason jar, I was really hoping to find an amethyst treasure of my own.
Luckily, I recently found this sun colored amethyst bottle at a local antique shop!
I paid $9 dollars for it, I won't typically pay that much for old glass bottles and jars. I have a small collection started and have to get kind of particular if I don't want them flowing out my front door. :) 

I found some weeds in my backyard to stick in the bottle.
Makes me laugh, I am sharing pics of an old glass bottle sporting "weeds."
But aren't they cute?? I thought they were a great touch. 

I actually really like this "weed."
I'm not sure what it is, anyone out there know?

After doing a little research I was able to learn that this bottle was likely made between 1908 and 1913.

So of course my new favorite find is sitting next to our bed.
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  1. OMGoodness! The color is beautiful. Awesome find.

  2. What a beautiful bottle! Love the color. I've recently started collecting bottles, but find I need to be particular as well or my collections get out of hand.
    I'm delighted to be your newest follower and hope you'll drop by for a visit.
    Mary Alice

  3. I've seen the bottles online, but never in person. I had no idea they turned lavender from sunlight! I guess it has something to do with ultra violet rays???
    Very cool. Thanks for sharing. Your bottle is great!

  4. Lovely bottle. I can't say I have ever seen this color bottle. So beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing.