I Scream, You Scream . . .

September 25th, 2008 in member junk     
CottageElements Lanette Lorsung, editor
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This is the ice cream cone holder I posted a few weeks ago.  Just added a few old bottles to it, a flower and wa-la! 
This is the before picture . . .
This is the ice cream cone holder I posted a few weeks ago.  Just added a few old bottles to it, a flower and wa-la! 

This is the ice cream cone holder I posted a few weeks ago.  Just added a few old bottles to it, a flower and wa-la! 


I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!!!  This is an old ice cream cone holder I picked up at one of the Buffalo ocassional sales.  I didn't know what I would do with it, but knew it called to me.  I just added some old bottles and a flower.  How fun is that!


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, vintage, tabletop, metal, cottage, plant holder, industrial, glass, organizer, whimsical, retro

Comments (7)

grandmaper writes: Oh Wow, I remember these, at the ice cream stores, and what a wonderful find. I love what you did with this. Posted: 11:19 pm on September 28th
Chovey writes: Love that BIG apple!!!!
cynthia Posted: 1:53 pm on September 25th
Cherwood writes: One trick we use to clean old bottles is denture cleaning tablets. Stick one in a bottle with warm water, shake and leave it over night. It gets fizzy and takes out the gunk.

Cheryl in PI Posted: 10:02 am on September 25th
suewhitney writes: Hi Junkinhart,

Bottle cleaning is a tricky business. Really crusty bottles need to be tumbled professionally to get them back to mint condition. Most dug bottles are not worth this expense. If it has just a light white film there are products out there that may take it off, but they tend to be toxic.We'll do some digging (no pun intended) to see if we can find some earth friendy products. If it is mainly dirt on the inside try warm water and soap with rice or sand. Swirl the bottle around to loosen up debris.

Happy hunting,
Sue Posted: 9:33 am on September 25th
suewhitney writes: Stunning display. You know I love simplicity. Thanks for posting this.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 9:25 am on September 25th
junkinhart writes: Also -- i see your old bottles look pretty good, does anyone have a good tip on cleaning "dug" bottles? I can get the outside pretty clean, but I can't get to the inside well at all. Posted: 7:51 am on September 25th
junkinhart writes: Makes for a nice display of old bottles as well! Very nice! Posted: 7:40 am on September 25th
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