Pass Mum the Bottle

Hey, procrastinators among us, do you need a last minute Mother’s Day gift? How about a bottle of liquor for your mum.

LOL! I couldn’t help myself. Okay, okay — before you get all up in arms — I need to preface this post by letting you know that neither myself or Pretty Handsome Guy are big drinkers. We will occasionally partake in a drink once in a while. When I say occasionally, I’m talking maybe once every two or three months. If I have half a glass of wine, I’m ready to go to sleep for the night. Yes, I’m a cheap date!

To further explain the situation (because honestly I’m not sounding too convincing am I), the boys and I were walking behind our local grocery store and stumbled upon a discarded Bacardi bottle. I picked it up so that I could add it to our recycling bin when we got home. But, by the time I arrived back, I saw the bottle in a new light.

It had a similar shape and color to the antique bottle that I bought last year when I toured Southport, NC with Leen.

The antique bottle cost me $20! The Bacardi bottle, at a total cost of FREE, was a thrifty score!

After soaking the label off and then cutting the metal neck off the bottle, all I had to do was fill it with water and some fresh cut flowers.

I only wish my Mom was still coming to visit, but her plans changed at the last minute.

Because if she was to arrive for Mother’s Day she’d be greeted by a pretty bouquet, and a bowl full of soaps for some sweet fragrance.

Oh well, maybe next year. And now this procrastinator has to find another last minute gift for my mum!

Now next time you see a whino’s bottle in the gutter, will you pick it up and upcycle it?! I dare ya’!


  1. Hahahahahahahahahahaha…. I love the photograph of yours! Btw, Im an alcohol bottle fan too. I love using them as vases.

  2. Ha! That one made me laugh out loud! Oh my goodness. Love it when you break out your humor on your blog. Thanks for the laugh.

  3. You are hysterical! We should have gone savaging behind the store in Southport instead of those antique shops, we probably would have had just as much fun :) Maybe we’ll do that after I finally talk James into moving there :)

  4. You are such a hoot, Brittany. You can never run for office, now, though- you know that picture would somehow find its way into the wrong hands in the wrong context. :)

  5. Brittany, you are TOO funny!! I was *secretly* catching up on my blog reading at work. This could have gotten me in trouble for sure! lol! Thanks for the laugh, and I love the bottle vase. :)

  6. ROFL!!!!! My favorite blogs are the ones where the bloggers don’t take themselves too seriously!!
    AND…it’s nice to know that there are other people out there with the same warped sense of humor that I have!
    Now, about the bottles… there are a LOT of really neat ones out there if you only take the time to look past their contents/labels. I’ve got half a dozen wine bottles(and no, I didn’t empty them myself! ha!) that have the greatest shapes and colors that I’m trying to find a way of using.

  7. I can only imagine the fun you had with this photo shoot. You seem to be a great actress as the photo of you sloshed looks so real. Love the bottle vases and the flowers. But then again I’m partial topink and green together. Gotta say I love your comedian additions to your posts. I still remember the power tool and dress fashion show in your yard. That brick path was the greatest catwalk ever in my opinion. Keep these little antics in your posts as they probably make a lot of us feel better for it.

  8. Mary Ann says:

    I agree with everyone on your comedic talents, Brittany! :) You could do improv or maybe even
    standup if you ever need another backup career. You’d be lots of fun to pal around with.
    I love those pale pink roses…they’re gorgeous — and with the lovely little soaps…

  9. Brittany I didn’t think you could top your PDiddy get up from yesterday but you did, that pic is priceless! Hopefully your kids won’t get ahold of it someday! Enjoy your weekend.

  10. In addition to picking up the empties you may find and upcycling them, also please say a prayer for whoever left it there. I just left a comment on “Goings on in Texas” sharing with Taylor, who shared the anniversary of her brothers accidental OD and death, finding my alcoholic brother’s dead body and the empty vodka bottle next to his bed. “Winos” have loved ones, had worth, love, life before the things went the way they did in their lives. Please try to think of the person first.

  11. This idea I love and doesn’t get much easier! I don’t drink either but makes me want to head to the liquor store to pick up some pretty bottles. :-) Thanks.

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