Snowdrop Bottle Beauty


Happy Monday!  Take a moment to remember Martin Luther King, Jr. today.  I hope you’re having a great start to your week.


Today I wanted to feature a flower that blooms in January.  I got a little sidetracked by pretty, tiny bottles, however.


I have a thing for small beautiful bottles.  Here is one way I decorated a pretty little bottle even further.


I love the shape of the glass, and how the light plays over the faceted surfaces.  I decided to use some simple but lovely tiny bottles on their own to dress up the window sill in our bathroom.



I also decided that I better learn how to really use my DSLR camera, so I checked Scott Kelby’s digital photography book 1 out of the library, and tried playing around with some of his ideas.  Shooting in manual is uncharted waters for me, but no time like the present to learn more, right :)




I like how the green beads are backlit, and you can really see the silhouette outlines of the bottles:




Have a super, happy week!


(ps–I appear to have an error in some of the html code that is messing up the appearance of some of the pages on my blog.  I’m aware of it, but haven’t been able to track down exactly where the problem is.  I hope you’ll bear with me, and I am working to have it figured out soon!)


Do you like tiny bottles, too? How do you use them to decorate?  I’d love to hear about it down in the comments, so feel free to stop by and say hi!


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About AthenaMG

Athena McElrath is a Master Gardener with a love for gardening, decorating and cooking inexpensively. She enjoys working out in her urban garden in Southwest Washington State, watching the hummingbirds and other birds and insects, eating the wonderful vegetables, fruits and herbs that she produces from her garden, and just having a great time hanging out under the pergola with her family and friends (that is, whenever it stops raining long enough).
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7 Responses to Snowdrop Bottle Beauty

  1. I love your photos! I have a new camera, but I haven’t found the time to really know how to use it. So far, I’ve only managed to allow the camera to take in more light when days are a little dark.

  2. Oh…so THAT’S a snowdrop, huh? Very delicate and pretty! It’s the perfect bloom for such dainty bottles!

    Good luck playing with the manual setting on your camera! I have just been too chicken to even mess with it. There are so many features on the dang camera…it’s mind boggling!

  3. Penny @ The Comforts of Home says:

    What a pretty little flower. I love small bottles grouped together with a single flower in each one. Thanks for visiting my blog!

  4. Emily says:

    I have a cabinet full of little bottles! I share your love for them. I love your group and the snowdrop, so perfect. I’m sure you will love your camera once you are use to it.
    Several bloggers having unfamiliar pages now. If you solve the problem hope you’ll share.
    Have a great weekend……..

  5. Joyce says:

    Yes, I do like tiny bottles! I actually like bottles, I have some old mason jars that I use in all types of vignettes. This is a lovley post, so relaxing and inspiring-I am a new follower too!

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  7. Athena,

    Thanks for coming by. That is a sweet picture of your Snowdrop in a bottle. I love the photos of your bottles and jars.

    I finally got onto your site. Yesterday I kept getting redirected to your linkup page.

    Yael from Home Garden Diggers