ideas are free #02: Bottle~o~Buttons

~{ I’m sure that Anthropolgie stole it from somewhere too }~

I can’t lay claim to this idea because I saw it a while ago at Anthropologie. A smaller, less unique looking bottle full of antique buttons for $16.

I liked the idea but I didn’t care for the price however. In fact I don’t think I like any of Anthro’s prices but I digress.

I made this bottle for my favorite price: $0

I now have a unique item that is currently sitting on my coffee table at home. From a discarded bottle of Patron and a bin of old buttons I happened to have, I recreated the Anthropologie look and you can too!

You might not happen to have an assortment of old buttons at your disposal you might be able to procure some at a thrift store or a yard sale for just pennies. Bottles and jars are pretty easy to come by. The jar I used isn’t even old, it’s just neat looking with a fun cork. An old apothecary bottle or even a mason jar that would do quite nicely as well.

And why stop at buttons? Fill it full of something else unique that you might have ~ antique keys, dice, old fish hooks, bow ties, toy soldiers, origami swans, etc. If you try it out, take a picture and send it to me and I’ll put it here!


Chrysler, their new ad, and the PT Cruiser

I think Chrysler’s latest model is just as “eh” as everything else they’ve put out in terms of style in the last 45 years but I do love the commercial so very much.

“What ever happened to style?”

When do you the car makers sucked most of the style out of the automobiles they made?

I had such high high hopes for the PT Cruiser actually. It was going in such a great direction and I think it could’ve turned the tide as far as bringing back some of it’s early/mid-century style but alas, the PT Cruiser was nixed after less than 10 years. Why? Well I think they frankly just made it and left it alone for the most part. No additional thought was given to what could’ve developed into an amazing and classic vehicle. Instead they made a modern version of a paddy-wagon and called it a day.

But I digress. When do you think cars stopped being works of art?