I'll Take Bottles for $300 Please Alex

December 18th, 2008 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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Bottled gifts are big during the holidays. Some contain bath bubbles, others cooking oils, and of course the ever favorite... bottled grapes.  Bottles tend to be pretty so dont put them in a bag. Instead, try enhancing their natural beauty.
This one makes me laugh. After I got done with it, I thought it resembled a rapper fresh off the music awards with all that bling around its neck.
Junk Jeopardy Question:
The worlds Largest Yard Sale originated in this city.
Where is __________?
Plastic punch letters and the small tin variety make for swell recipient indicators. Put a little bling on them... even better.
This vintage liquid mailing label states the obvious. Thats what I love about it.
Dont leave the favorite cook in your life out of the Bottles for 300 category! Olive oil is an essential in the kitchen, so wrap a bottle up-right fine and serve it up holiday style. The bow is a fuzzy poinsettia left over from days gone by. It was too big for the bottle so I just re-crafted it a bit (that means I squished it up).
Junk Jeopardy Question:
Sue has used this junk related term over one bizillion times throughout the history of her career and it contiues to be her favorite junking term of all times.

What is ___________?
A vintage tomato slicer, with a handle of red, tied on the bottle is the perfect way to say Merry Christmas... now can we eat aleady?
I tagged er up with a very cool old vintage slide with a kitchen caption. Its all about the theme!
One of my little Scotch Tape dispensers made for a perfect bottle topper. I just cut medallions from wrapping paper and pushed one in on either side of the cute little case.
Oh baby when its cold outside nothing says relaxation like a warm and inviting bubble bath. This new bottle of the bubbles is adorned with some very swanky vintage jewels and an old feather, sure to tickle the fancy of the lucky gift getter.
Ding, ding, ding...its the Daily Double!
Junk  Jeopardy Question:
The term flea market originated in this city.
Where is __________?
A perfectly matched set of clip-ons and a brooch pulls double duty. Right now the baubles adorn the bubbles, but later will dress up some lucky girl.
Our good friend Keavy loves her vintage jewels so this packege is sure to delight.
Sparkly letters on the side of the bottle will assure Keavy that this is her treasure for the taking.
Bottled gifts are big during the holidays. Some contain bath bubbles, others cooking oils, and of course the ever favorite... bottled grapes.  Bottles tend to be pretty so dont put them in a bag. Instead, try enhancing their natural beauty.

Bottled gifts are big during the holidays. Some contain bath bubbles, others cooking oils, and of course the ever favorite... bottled grapes.  Bottles tend to be pretty so don't put them in a bag. Instead, try enhancing their natural beauty.


From now until Christmas Eve, I'll be playing a little game I like to call Junk Jeopardy. I'd love for you to play along! After all, what would the holidays be without a few festive games? I'm busy packaging, wrapping, tagging, shipping, and toting and I thought I would make it even more enjoyable by sharing the fun with you.

I'll be showing you different easy, quick, and pretty ideas to make your gifts extra special. Now, please feel free to share your own ideas under this post that relate to the Junk Jeopardy category, such as a fun festive way you wrapped a bottled gift this season. I can't wait to see everyone's creations.

Oh yes, and there are some questions to answer thrown in just for giggles. Have fun!

P.S. Do you all remember our 'Tag Your It" post from a while back? If not visit this link . Some of the items used to embellish these beautiful bottles can be found there in the rough.

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Comments (11)

Tess306 writes: I can't find where to put my questions so hopefully someone from here can help! I am looking for ideas for kitchen cupboard and drawer handles. I thought of old silverware and making it into knobs. What do you think? Any ideas? Posted: 2:55 pm on February 2nd
StrangeCargo writes: Ahhhhh, don't get me started on bottles! My first memorable experience with bottle collecting started when I was mowing my Grandfather's lawn (age 13)in upstate NY. Pushing this old mower, I looked down and spotted an Atwood's Bitter bottle partially scratching through the earth's surface. Well, I helped it the rest of the way, and from that moment on I was hooked! Ya gotta love bottles! Posted: 7:31 am on December 30th
suewhitney writes: Ha, ha, ha...ho,ho,ho...I declare Lani and Candy both Winners, Winners, Chicken Dinners!

Be Happy,
Sue Posted: 4:49 pm on December 21st
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Haha Lani. I guessed repurpose on Georgia's post but you beat me to it. I wonder if that's it?

Reinvent maybe?? Posted: 3:55 pm on December 21st
CottageElements writes: Now you really got my brain a-thinkin'! Is it Reuse, Repurpose or Refresh?????? I'm really trying to be the "Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner"!

Lani Posted: 1:20 pm on December 21st
suewhitney writes: You guys are good!

Question #1 - Where is Jamestown, TN? It is in Fentress County...so that answer is close enough!

Question # 2 - Nobody has guessed this one yet, although I have been reminded by some that I talk and write a lot so I guess I do have many favorite sayings. I'll give you a clue...it is a re word.

Question # 3 - Ding, ding, ding, it's the Daily Double. For those of you who guessed Paris you have all reached Final Jeopardy!

Let's see who gets #2 first!

Take care and thanks for playing!

Posted: 11:20 am on December 21st
junktiqueboutique writes: I think the largest garage sale started in Gasden, Ala.
Your phrase is "Unleash your inner junker".
And the term Flea market started in Paris. Posted: 3:32 pm on December 20th
NebraskaJunker writes: Ok, I had to do some research on these Jeopardy questions. It was quite interesting. I think the origin of the flea market is Paris too. Some thought that the people attending these markets were active like fleas! Or that the wares were infested! Funny and weird!
I would say Fentress County is the origin of the World's Longest Yard Sale also. It starts in Covington,KY. Always wanted to check that out.
I must say I don't know Sue's favorite line. I am anxiously awaiting the answer. I will have to do more research. Lani, you could be right though with your answer. You go girl!

Posted: 12:27 am on December 20th
CottageElements writes: So reading through your post again, I see I missed two questions! I think your the phrase you use a lot may be "Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner". But not 100 percent sure . . . the the Longest Yard Sale I think originated in Fentress County. The Flea Market origin I think was in Paris. I'm I right?????

Lani Posted: 6:51 pm on December 19th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Hahaha, Sue. Love your "rapper" comment. That is too funny! I used the same paper you have for its label as a matte for a picture frame. Love that design.

And who would have thought to use old slides as tags?? That is a really great idea. I'm kicking myself for not knowing your favorite term.


Posted: 8:31 am on December 19th
CottageElements writes: I think this is one of my most favorite projects! I had been saving wine bottles to do some bubble bath gifts, but your embellishments are so over the top gorgeous! Don't know if I could duplicate! Love the bottle with the big vintage jewelry. Who wouldn't love to get one of these for a gift!


PS I think the Junk Jeopardy answer is "Paris" Posted: 9:34 pm on December 18th
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