I couldn't decide which one I liked better, so I got them both! The ladies at the booth really liked that way of thinking!
I also found this really nice plush hand towel.
I thought this spritzer thingy was neat, too.
I'm a sucker for neat old bottles.
Glad I still don't have the apothecary put away yet!
Speaking of which. I have the next 2 bottles on layaway there. These were a bit more expensive than I usually like, but when I priced similar ones on ebay - I think I'm getting a decent deal. I got the pics off Google, since I don't have them in my paws yet! They're so cool!!!
This is called a Codd Bottle. The neck is pinched and there is a marble inside it. According to this article it used the effervescence from the soda or mineral water to keep the marble pressed against the inside of the bottle, sealing it. It was a big thing in England in the late 1800's- not so much in the US.
This one used the idea that the beverage would stay in contact with the cork, keeping the cork from shrinking. And one would also be forced to finish the entire drink, since it can't sit on end!