Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Decorating with Demijohn Bottles and a Giveaway!

The first handful of spring-like days arrived and I wanted to work something blooming into my decor.  So I polished up my Lady Jane Bottleneck vase from Willow House and popped three {silk} blooming cherry stems in...

This is modeled after the old demijohn bottles, used in Europe for bottling and storing wine and oils.  The one I have is our smaller version.

I love how you can see the bubbles and slight irregularities in the glass.  Each one is hand-blown.

And the delicate green is just the right touch for early spring.  Our larger version is tinted blue.

My Willow House vases are priced just right, too--$49.96 and $79.96. Click HERE for ordering information.

I also found these online:

Ballard Designs

Pottery Barn


I found several images of the demijohn bottles used in decor over at Houzz.  Head over there to check out my ideabook for more inspiration.  But be sure to come back here because....

I'm giving away a Lady Jane Bottleneck Vase from Willow House!!

One lucky winner will receive our small Lady Jane Bottleneck Vase!  Here's how you enter:
  • Leave a comment here telling me how or where you would display this lovely lady. {1 entry}
  • Tweet about this giveaway linking back to this post and giving me a mention (@heidimilton) in your tweet.  Then come back and leave another comment that you did so. {1 entry}
  • Comment on the link I've posted to my Facebook page (Willow House with Heidi Milton). {1 entry}.
Entries close at 7pm EST on Monday, March 7th.   Winner will be chosen using and posted later that evening. 

Now, let me hear your comments and see your tweets-- maybe 7 is your lucky number!  Good luck!


  1. I would place it on a table in front of a large mirror in a little sitting area in the kitchen. I would definitely want to pick up some branches with blossoms for it, too
    Mary Ann

  2. Smack dab in the middle of my dining room table! Exactly where something as beautimous as that should be. :)

  3. I thought I was a follower.....and that jar sure does look good with the branches in it!

  4. Those vases are beautiful! I posted about it on my TT&J facebook page and tweeted it too.


  5. I have a low bay window in the livingroom, it would set right in the middle, with some Spring pear branch blooms in it...thanks for the chance to win, stay blessed!

  6. this is too great - i just pulled out a willow house advertisement out of real simple magazine today to check it out; i've never heard of it today!!!

    if i was to win this amazing little bottle i would rest it on my windowsill over my kitchen sink. the afternoon light shines in while i'm cooking dinner & washing dishes -- perhaps some fresh cherry blossoms would be appropriate as we welcome spring!

  7. I would display it on a short bookshelf I have in the livingroom! Of course with flowers in it!

  8. was off to twitter & posted a short & sweet message!

  9. & then made a quick appearance on facebook to share your post!!

  10. I would put it in my bedroom, in the process of redecorating!

  11. I would display it on the ledge when you come up the front stairs. Right now I am picturing it with forsithya.Lovely!

  12. That is one beautiful bottle, it would be perfect in my dining room on top of the buffet or on the table. What a lovely touch of spring!!!

  13. I don't want to miss this fun so I'm joining in too!

    I think I would take it to my lake house where the beautiful green glass will be complimented by the natural landscape and evergreens seen through the many windows.


  14. Just tweeted....
    Have a great weekend!

  15. Oh' that's so pretty. I have a round game table that I would put it in the center of. Wouldn't that be beautiful with some flowering branches?

    Thanks for letting me enter..Tracy :)

  16. I just tweeted here:!/tracysuz/status/43808780982562816

    Be blessed….Tracy :)

  17. I have been searching for something to go in the center of my dining room table and this would be perfect!!!


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