Having Fun With “Off the Wall” Bottles

stairway display

Having Fun With “Off the Wall” Bottles

25 January 2014

Showing off bottles in creative fashion provides much enjoyment and is a way to get as much pleasure as possible out of the glass that you own. Sometimes good presentation is everything and can make even ordinary bottles look great! An example of this is shown here in this picture above of some local bottles displayed in backlit niches which were cut out of what used to be a big blank wall in the stairway of our house.

Different colored demijohns placed together (see below) and backlit is another good example of rather ordinary bottles being made to look extraordinary. (you knew I was going to get to demijohns eventually, didn’t you?)

A local advanced flask collector has referred to demijohns as an “off the wall category” but does admit that my demis are “presented well.” Hey, don’t be a bottle snob!

My wife says I have been given the gift of bottle displaying.

Gene A. (Ainsworth)

fifteen inch demijohns

More: On the Origin of Demijohns

About Ferdinand Meyer V

Ferdinand Meyer V is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and has a BFA in Fine Art and Graphic Design from the Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design. Ferdinand is the founding Principal of FMG Design, a nationally recognized design consultation firm. Ferdinand is a passionate collector of American historical glass specializing in bitters bottles, color runs and related classic figural bottles. He is married to Elizabeth Jane Meyer and lives in Houston, Texas with their daughter and three wonderful grandchildren. The Meyers are also very involved in Quarter Horses, antiques and early United States postage stamps. Ferdinand is the past 6-year President of the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors and is one of the founding members of the FOHBC Virtual Museum.
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