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
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
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
4. School milk bottle, 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
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
7. Butterfly and flowers glass bottle vases, live laugh love
8. Elgin glass bottle in ink blue, Dartington Crystal