Ten green bottles: decorative glass bottles for your home

Glass bottles are so versatile around the home. Use them as impromptu vases for long-stemmed flowers such as roses, decanters for water, orange juice or wine, as candlesticks or as containers for anything from flower seeds to sugar. We’ve picked out ten of our favourites – and while they’re not really all green (we couldn’t resist the reference and have ‘ten green bottles hanging on a wall’ stuck in our heads now!), they are all gorgeous, unique, quirky or practical.

1. Large recycled glass bottle, Garden Trading

Recycled glass bottle, £20 from Garden Trading

This large glass bottle vase is made from recycled glass making it ideal for holding slim branches or displaying tall flower stems.  Made from delicately hand-blown glass the unique tall shape and colour has been designed to stand alone or as part of a collection, and it’s also ideal for al fresco dining. £20, available from Garden Trading. 

2. Imperial glass bottle vase, Audenza

Imperial blue bottle vase, £38.95 from MiaFleur

The deep blue colour of this Imperial glass bottle vase is the perfect contrast for flowers or foliage. The band of aged brass around the neck adds a textured detail. It would also make an unusual decanter. £39.95, available from Audenza.

3. Large etched glass bottle, The Chandelier and Mirror Company

Etched glass bottle, £13 from The Chandelier and Mirror Company


Reminiscent of 1920s elegance, this glass bottle is ideal for placing on a dressing table filled with room fragrance oil. Alternatively, put it in the bathroom filled with coloured bath salts. £13, available from The Chandelier and Mirror Company.

4. School milk bottle, Jeremy’s Home Store

One pint school milk bottle, £2.99 from Jeremy’s Home Store

Remember these, or are we showing our age now?! This one pint retro school milk bottle would make a quirky alternative to a jug when serving tea and coffee. £2.99, available from Jeremy’s Home Store.

5. Vitro recycled glass teardrop bottle vase, Artisanti

Teardrop recycled glass bottle, £37 from Artisanti


This Spanish recycled glass vase has the look of an antique bottle with its long, slightly skewed neck and subtle green tinge. Made from irregularly pressed glass, it has a subtle texture with the occasional bubble and imperfection in the glass adding to its character. Reduced to £17, at Artisanti.

6. Aqua handpainted upcycled glass bottle, Ian Snow

Upcycled glass bottle, £13 from Ian Snow

Add a touch of exotic and unique tribal art with this hand-painted, recycled and up-cycled bottle, crafted by a fairtrade factory in India. Was £16.99, now £8.50, available from Ian Snow.

7. Butterfly and flowers glass bottle vases, live laugh love

Painted glass butterfly and flowers bottle vases, £12.95 from live laugh love

This set of two butterfly and flowers glass bottle vases will add a touch of fresh spring colour all year round. Ideal for flowers, you could also use them to serve milk or cream. £12.95, available from live laugh love. 

8. Elgin glass bottle in ink blue, Dartington Crystal

Crystal blue decanter, £80 from Dartington Crystal


The slender body line of this elegant bottle is topped with a matching hand made ball stopper that was created at Caithness Glass Scotland. This functional piece can be used as a table carafe, long stem vase or simply as decoration. £80, available from Dartington Crystal.

9. Recycled glass bottle vase, Abode Living

Recycled glass bottle vase, £45 from Abode Living