Ros-es sweet. The words are from the framed vintage sheet music that's standing behind the bottle.
I used to have about two dozen of these little bottles. They're big enough to fill with little trinkets, but small enough to wear as a necklace. I filled the first one with little watch parts, the second with "we'd meet by the roses" sheet music that's held in place by mother of pearl buttons, and the third one contains tiny sea shells. Instead of using the rubber tops that came with the bottles, I wanted to do something different with the few I had left. I used E6000 to glue the buttons on upside down. The brass chain slipped right through the button shank, but I had to add a jump ring for the ball chain because it was too thick.
I bought a set of twelve old spice bottles at a yard sale for just $2.00. After I removed the labels and washed out the stinky old spices, I refilled this one with little sea shells. This bottle was an early birthday gift for my good friend Marie. I attached the quote for June Sixteenth with Mod Podge, then applied a thin line of Diamond Glaze around the edges before sprinkling on the glitter. Barbara Jean at Treasures from the Heart has a great tutorial on decorating bottles.
June Sixteenth came from this vintageVolland Book Calendar. I've had this for the longest time, but inspiration didn't hit until I bought all the spice bottles. I have a few more "special to me" days set aside so I can make up some more bottles. Volland & Company published a series of calendars like this one back in the early 1920's. Each calendar came: Silk cord and tassel tied. Boxed. Price 50 cents net. Mine didn't have the cord or box, but all 365 days were accounted for.
The "FROM ME TO YOU" calendar advertises the universal theme of friendship, a compilation, by Edwin Osgood Grover, of friendly thoughts from the writings of the best authors.
I would love to share the rest of this calendar with my creative blogging friends. Is there a day that's special to you? Birthdays, weddings, graduations, just because days? I'm sure you could all come up with some creative uses for these timeless friendship thoughts.
Please send me a separate email (Contact Me link is just below my profile on the sidebar) with the dates you're interested in. I'll be happy to cut out and send you up to eight special dates.
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