Many years ago hubs and I lived in a huge 5 bedroomed house with stained glass windows, a staircase more suited to a crinolined lady, and a huge hall with a picture shelf all the way round. It was on that shelf that I displayed my collection of glass bottles, all shapes and sizes, ages, and colours. They were fun to collect, not so much fun to keep clean! If we saw a village market I just had to stop and see if any ancient bottles were for sale.
However, the collection had to be curtailed when we moved to a bungalow which was fairy-like compared to the big house. Nowadays it is known as downsizing. As years rolled by the assortment of bottles diminished, some were broken and some given away until I was left with a few miniature relics of days gone by.
Having a house decorated does wonders for sorting out ones belongings and that’s how I came to study six of those relics. So the question arose ... chuck or not to chuck? The answer was ... No. Here's the six items in question.
|Mackenzie Smelling Salts|
|Original Bovril Bottle|
|A very old medicine bottle (with measurements)|
|A bottle of Venos lightning cough cure|
|A small bottle of Spike Lavender oil made by Boots, the Chemist, with some oil still inside.|
|Original Eye Bath|
|What do you think?|