Milk Bottles

When I was very young, we didn’t go to the store to buy milk; it was delivered to our house.  On my trip to Chico a couple months ago, we walked through the antique mall, and I spotted an old milk bottle from Quality Dairy just like the ones that appeared on our doorstep in the 1950’s! Of course, I bought it, and I am using it to hold some of the Russian sage which is in bloom now. 16June2014-0166-Edit 16June2014-0142-Edit

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I added Kim Klassen’s waterfront 1 texture to each photo (usually 2 layers at varying opacity) and am linking up with Texture Tuesday today.

12 responses

  1. Those bottles are beautiful! To die for 😉 Love your texture work!

    June 17, 2014 at 3:52 am

  2. Beautiful shots, Melinda! I adore that second one – love the tones and the bokeh.

    June 17, 2014 at 4:54 am

  3. Love them all, stunning processing!

    June 17, 2014 at 5:01 am

  4. Melinda these are all just crazy great, love the light and all the angles, the shine on the bottles total WOW. Love.

    June 17, 2014 at 5:35 am

  5. Old milk bottles and Russian sage! What a winning combination. When my Russian sage blooms, I’ll have to get my pint milk bottles out. Aren’t they fun?

    June 17, 2014 at 7:13 am

  6. I love old milk bottles too! Love all your shots and your texture work is beautiful!

    June 17, 2014 at 8:22 am

  7. Gorgeous! Your images and texture work are wonderful!

    June 17, 2014 at 8:53 am

  8. What a grand find! Yes, I remember the milkman leaving the bottles at the front door, then we’d put out the empty bottles for him. I’d love to have those bottles today. Lucky you!

    June 17, 2014 at 8:58 pm

  9. Great photos! I also collect milk bottles and have quite a few in different sizes. We use them for our milk all the time and it sure does bring back lots of memories.

    June 17, 2014 at 9:13 pm

  10. I love old milk bottles! Your images are wonderful. I love the depth of field and textures.

    June 18, 2014 at 4:43 am

  11. Beautiful images, Melinda!

    June 18, 2014 at 8:06 am

  12. Oh how I love those bottles! Your images are so soooo pretty! I love the tones in the 2nd one and the pop of purple in the 3rd especially.

    June 18, 2014 at 10:25 am

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