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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Wine Bottles

My husband put new insulation at our attic last weekend. We bought 10 rolls at Lowes thinking that it would be enough but it only covered like 20% of our attic arghhh.. That means we still have to  shell out more money to buy  materials in order to   completely insulate  the attic.  Hopefully this can be a tax deductible expense and that our gas bill would be much lower this winter.
Anyhow, as we  climbed in there, we discovered a bunch of wine bottles that the former owner used to use when he was making their home made wine.  Our neighbor told us before that the old Italian man who formerly owned this house used to have a  grape vine  at the backyard and  makes his own wine at the basement.  That explains why there is a big stove at the basement and  big pots and pans.  The former owner left everything to us.
Some of the bottles have Pure Natural Water Company engraved in it  This was a water company in Pittsburgh PA way back then.
My husband said that this would be a nice collection so I washed them and put it in our wine rack.  Hubby even plans to  plant some grapes next year and have  our grapevine there.  Maybe we could learn how to make wine in the future lol.  If that happens, all I need to buy is corks for our wine bottles lol.
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Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

What an amazing find. I put insulation in our house in France last year but found nothing of interest! It did though make a difference by a couple of degrees warmer. Diane

☆Mama Ko☆ said...

sosy pala yung dating may ari, may winery sa attic hehehe

spinninglovelydays said...

What an interesting discovery! And hey, maybe those bottles are worth a mint. I know I, for one, am gaga about vintage items. :D

Dhemz said...

wow! what a treasure....:) ang dami sis ano...bat ngayon nyo lang yan na discover...ehehehe!

chubskulit said...

Actually sis, matagal na naming nakita yan, di ko lang pinagtuunan ng pansin hehehe

momgen said...

Cute siya..Visit you back...

Sylvia K said...

A great find indeed! And what beautiful shadow shots for the day! Love the green colors! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Quilt Works said...

And you know what caught my eye? That beautiful birdhouse you have in one of the photos! Very neat!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Wow, you have so many empty bottles of wine there. Is there nobody that buys old recyclable bottles in your place? Anyway, making wine is a lot harder than John thinks and the investment is quite big. And you should have the knowhow and technology to do it. I hope you can complete the insulation of your attic in time for the winter season. Thanks for the post. God bless you all always.

Dimple said...

Quite a find! I like the bottles in the rack, they really look good!
Thanks for the visit!

Kay L. Davies said...

Don't recycle them. If you're not going to use them (and I suspect your husband will) then you can sell them to a collector as Spinninglovelydays suggested.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

fairfieldhousenj.com said...

My home was built in 1880 and we've found many treasures. The bottles are beautiful and would look stunning used in a Christmas vignette.

Deborah

Crafty Gardener said...

very interesting bottle collection

Sarah said...

What a fun find in your attic.

Martha Z said...

My grandfather made wine in his basement during prohibition. He was from Hungary and couldn't get by without his wine.

MyMaracas said...

Those old bottles are beautiful. They'll be even better filled with your homemade wine.

kat said...

oi ka swerte..naka hanap ng treasure sa attic hehehe

Lulu Post said...

my FIL makes their own wine too! He makes muscadine wine... masarap sya! Im sure kaya ni john yan!

Judy Sheldon-Walker said...

Beautiful bottles, and as two of your commenters mentioned; they may be worth a mint.

Jeanette said...

Love the bottles. They make great colorful shadows and look great in the wine rack. Nice find. As for the insulation, it may be costly now but will save you so much in the long run. It WILL make a difference. Thanks for sharing!!

Inverness Daily Photo said...

What a lot of bottles.

Arija said...

I wonder you had not explored the attic before insulating it. Love the green shadow and I too think you were lucky to be left so much brewing equipment.

Tom Hilton said...

Great find--those old bottles cast such lovely shadows.

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Pretty bottles :)

chubskulit said...

Thanks everyone for the added valuable thoughts!

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