My wife and I were shopping today at the Cherry Creek Mall in Denver and I noticed a chandelier for sale in one of the stores. Upon inspection, I realized that it was made of bottles! We thought it was lovely and went on our way to the next store where we saw several bottles on a shelf display that were for sale as “home decor”. We looked them over and went on to the next store and sure enough there were some bottles on a table for sale as a coffee table decoration! We saw bottles being sold in at least 5 stores and I have attached pictures of them for you to see.
Sure they were all new bottles but what is fascinating to me is that the general public, not just us “bottle nuts” are starting to appreciate bottles of any age as “art”. This is just a silly observation but it is a tell tale sign of the future of our wonderful hobby. Bottles have gone “mainstream”, with the help of such web sites as Peachridge Glass and the efforts of the FOHBC to name just a couple of our hobby’s tireless promoter’s and it is my belief that we are entering a new renaissance of bottle collecting!