What are you drawn to that you know almost nothing about?
The list is long for me, but lately it appears to be bottles. Old bottles.
It appears my lot in life that whenever I find a bunch of bottles they are about as filthy as can be, filled with black mystery crud and things that float. So first thing I do is fill up the utility sink with hot soapy water and let them soak for a loooooong time. I recently came across a wood box full of over 100 bottles. It seemed like a good idea at the time. :)
One batch that has soaked and ready for scrubbing. I use a toothbrush, a paint brush, a rag, and I just bought a baby bottle brush this morning to use.
After I have scrubbed to the best of my ability I leave them alone for a while to drain upside down while I try to straighten my spine back to normal.
Here are some of the bottles after cleaning. I LOVE looking at them and seeing what they say or guess at what they were used for!
Some of these say, "Kreml Shampoo, Dr. D Jayne & Son inc., It Foams!, and Frostilla" There are many Listerine bottles so whoever these belonged to had mighty fresh breath.
Now comes the part I don't like so much, research. I did find this site that offers a whole plethora of information on antique bottles.
If anyone knows of a one stop source for researching bottles feel free to divulge your knowledge or if you have any other "tips" I'm all ears.
So what are you drawn to that you know almost nothing about??
Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season!
Peggy ~ Goodgosh ~ GG