FOUND is overflowing with vintage bottles and jars this week! Perfect for a little bouquet of flowers - Donna plopped these colorful blooms from the Ann Arbor Farmer's Market into one at the shop. When I picked my latest batches of bottles and jars at the antique show, weddings were on my mind. Old jars and vintage bottles can be casually elegant when decorating for events at party barns or outdoor venues. Canning jars are sweet as vases, but the jars with metal bail handles are also great to hang from branches, trellis' or trees with a tiny votive candle nestled inside each one. For safety, you might use the small battery candles or even tiny rice lights which have the effect of fireflies twinkling in the jars. The more the better for a summertime celebration! Antique "cures" bottles look lovely with a simple, single stem in each bottle. Try tying them together with a wrapping of twine or ribbon in groups of three bottles of varying heights for a unique table decoration. Jars can be filled with many things, including wishes. Here's a link to our artist friend Lynn Whipple's video on painting messages on bottles. She makes everything easy and FuN! We also have old milk bottles by the dozens right now. Almost a hundred vintage canning jars. Large brown bottles. And tiny little watch part vials. If you like old bottles and jars, this July is a good time to visit FOUND! Web friend Bonus: Stop by FOUND and let us know you read this post and what you think about Lynn's video, and we'll give you a FREE milk bottle like those pictured above or a clear bailed pint canning jar - while supplies last. Here's one final picture. Don't you just love the way blue and aqua bottles and canning jars look with light shining through them?