I have always loved pretty, little things. I especially love repurposing pretty, little vintage things to add a unique flair in otherwise boring living spaces. One of my favorite little things in my room is a hand-painted ash tray from New Mexico that I use as a catch-all for jewelry on my nightstand.
When you’re in college or living in your first post-grad apartment, it’s hard to decorate and create a unique living space for many reasons. You’re probably on a budget and don’t have a lot of space to work with anyway! I feel you. That’s why taking wallet-friendly trinkets from the vintage world and repurposing them for your needs is such a fun way to decorate your space!
Currently, I’m obsessed with the assortment of vintage perfume bottles we just got in the store! I immediately started thinking of all of the different ways they could be used! I love using unexpected things like empty Bulleit bourbon bottles as flower vases so why not these beauties? (However, they are so lovely on their own I think they could work just sitting on a windowsill or next to a stack of books as well!)
They also got me thinking about how unique and recognizable perfume bottles have become so I decided to do some research as well!
“Given the nature of perfume, from the confidence it gives its wearer to the indescribable effect it sometimes has on its very targeted audience, it’s not surprising that perfume has long been kept in bottles whose shapes seem to echo the mysterious properties of the fluids inside them,” says Collector’s Weekly.
Perfume bottles have been manufactured all around the world for decades. Interestingly, glass perfume bottles inspired by the Art Deco movement were the most popular in the 20s and 30s. “Natural forms and motifs gave way to geometric shapes and bold, streamlined designs.” CW goes on to say that perfume bottles are “designed to contain magic”, and I have to agree the various unique shapes and colors and designs do evoke a feeling of something magical.
I hope these pretties inspire you as much as they do me! Stop by the store to see the rest!
- Madison xx