I attended the Springfield Extravaganza over the weekend and I came away with everything I went looking for! I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to find the treasures I was hunting, but luck prevailed and I now own both a vintage spritzer bottle and a wrapped wine jug.
I have been looking for one of these seltzer bottles for several months but have been unable to find one in the price range I felt comfortable paying. I’ve seen them being sold for $38 upwards to $100- but I knew I could do better if I was diligent. I’m glad I waited because I found this Romanian bottle for only 12.99. I did a little happy dance when I saw the price tag!
I couldn’t believe it was so heavy when I picked it up to show Mr. Sullivan my discovery. Turns out it is half-full of whatever was originally in the bottle! I originally saw it in the booth around noon, but I waited until we were done shopping and were ready to head home before I purchased it. It would have been pretty awkward to carry it around the fairgrounds for a couple of hours. I think when I go to the show in the spring, I’ll buy one of those lined carts so I can haul my purchases around more easily.
I found his wrapped wine jug, with its label intact, at the same booth where I bought the bottle. Although I know I didn’t visit every vendor at the fairgrounds, it was the only place I saw selling them.I hope the dealer will be back in the spring so I can buy one that has double handles.
It’s a single handled jug and I only paid $ 30 for it. The dealer was also selling the ginormous jugs, as well. They were about two and a half feet tall and sold for $175. I wouldn’t even know where to put something that large!
Just to give you an idea of how expensive these wine bottles really are, here is what is available in the Pottery Barn catalog~
Found Woven Wine Bottle
$99.00 – $279.00
Glass bottles like these, called demijohns, were originally used for storing wine in the villages of Transdanubia, a wine-harvesting region of Hungary. During the early 20th century, they were often wrapped with willow branches for durability and easy transport over long distances.
- Textural wicker is woven by hand.
- Each vintage bottle has slight variations that make it entirely unique.
- Handles on the bottles may vary from single to 3 handles as each is hand woven.
- Quantities are limited.
- Catalog / Internet Only.
I bought several other things at the show and I’ll show them as soon as I get my vignettes done.
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