Finding rusty old junk is fun! Nevertheless, I have found that no matter how much "stuff" I find and collect, only God can fully satisfy my heart. Matthew 6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Demijohns

Hello everyone! Just a quick post about a demi-john I found for $1 back in late spring when my peonies were in bloom.

Demi-johns (Dames-Jeannes in French, or "Jimmyjohns" in South Eastern US slang) are large glass containers covered in wicker or burlap to keep out the light to protect the alcohol, or for protection during transportation. Many people choose to display them without the coverings due to the lovely colors and shapes of the bottles, or simply because the wicker is damaged. It wasn't until blogging that I became familiarized with these bottles, and I was intrigued after seeing the gorgeous displays and collections many of you have put together. I don't necessarily copy trends in decorating so I didn't specifically set out to find one, but when I happened upon mine for $1.00 I certainly snatched it right up!  I have also noticed them in the Pottery Barn and Ballard catalogs, and I have come to appreciate their old world charm. I vaguely remember my mom having one when I was very young.

                                                           Source: Pottery Barn

Here is mine...a little tattered on the bottom, but for a dollar, how could I pass it up? Overall its in great shape and I had no idea how pricey they can get. $300 in Pottery Barn!




 I'm sure this little beauty will appear in future posts once I have found the perfect spot for it. For now I am off to search for inspiration and while I'm at it, I'll share some of the images I find with you. Enjoy!

Source: http://thetialys.wordpress.com/tag/demijohns/


Source: http://harmonyandhome.blogspot.com/2009_07_01_archive.html


Source: http://savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com/2011/05/vintage-love.html

Partying with:
http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com/2012/08/feathered-nest-friday_16.html
http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2012/08/under-100-linky-party_22.html

7 comments:

  1. They are so charming- thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

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    1. Thank you Courtney for hosting such a great party!

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  2. Scusami se non ti scrivo in inglese ma non sono molto brava! Spero comunque tu potrai tradurre quello che ti scrivo! mi piace moltissimo quello che hai pubblicato, anche io faccio collezione di vecchi fiaschi e bottiglie! Bellissimo! Claudia

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  3. Great steal on the demijohn and for only $1?!?! ....you can't pass it up and it looks great with the flower in it.

    Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos
    http://decoratedchaos.blogspot.com

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  4. We share the same passion for demijohns! Thanx for sharing, Tiffany

    Visit me sometimes

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