Thursday, August 9, 2012

Starting a New Collection

 Starting a new collection....demijohns! Something that I've been on the hunt for, for quite some time. I've bid on a few on ebay in the past and had no luck, I was always out bid and the ones the sellers allowed you to "buy now" were always over $300!
Well before we left for vacation I found two different sellers on etsy from France that were selling these two beauties! The two with shipping only cost me $110.
 The smaller one stands a foot high and is 7in. in diameter.

 The larger one stands 14in tall and is 8in. in diameter. I love the two tone wicker on this one.


 The larger one came with the original cork in it.
 

 The two shops were French Melody etsy shop and Maison Maudie etsy shop.  They shipped quickly, I had both of them within a week. I wouldn't hesitate to order from them again.
 Now the fun part, deciding where to place them!

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70 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh they are gorgeous. I love them both and the two tone is really pretty and so unique. Great finds. Hugs, Marty

Debra @ Common Ground said...

great finds, I love them too!!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

very nice

Blondie's Journal said...

It looks like you are on the way to a nice collection...very pretty!

XO,
Jane

Kim said...

Great finds Martina! You would not believe what they sell for here. I just don't think they have caught on in this part of the country. I've been trying to sell 3 in my booth and I can't give them away!
I don't care though, because I love them!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

They're fabulous! I keep hoping that I will get lucky and find one at GW, but I may give in and order from your sources!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

They both are very neat especially the bigger one with the original cork in it and the two tone of wicker!

Judy said...

Those are both absolutely beautiful. I can't wait to see where you display them. I must go and check out those etsy shops.

Gail said...

How lovely Martina! I can't wait to see where you display yours. I have most of mine in my dining room. Enjoy your day, Gail

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Lovely start of a new collection!

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Your demijohns are beautiful! Can't wait to see where they end up.

Kelly said...

Those are so nice! I know my sister will like them too. They will look great in your home. I only have 1. Shocking isn't it? I found it before they were the rage like they are now. Still paid alot for it too. I don't think they've ever been cheap. Ha!

Gretchen said...

They are beautiful and a terrific beginning for a new collection.

SavannahGranny said...

Martina, These are great. I know you will do something clever with them. Love the old cork. I do think you got a good deal. Thanks for sharing. xo Ginger

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

They will be fun to decorate with, Martina! I even like them on your counter, maybe with a few additional touches. It sounds like you got a good deal on them!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Wow, Martina, those are great and what a deal especially with shipping from overseas.

chateau chic said...

Your demijohns are beautiful! Sounds like a pretty good deal to me.
Mary Alice

NanaDiana said...

Those are just marvelous, Martina. Are you old enough to remember when we used them as candle holders in the 60s/70s and let the wax drip down over them? Who knew how popular they would be now? I LOVE your new collection- xo Diana

Leslie's Garden said...

Beautiful find! I love the pretty blue/green glass under the webbing.

Tammy Partin Spangler said...

I love them both! I'm sure you'll find the perfect spot for them!

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Wow!!! Great finds, and from overseas.
Can't wait to see how you display them.

Poppy said...

Beauties, indeed! They are absolutely gorgeous, love the color of the glass inside:) Thanks for sharing with us and for your sweet comment. Have a lovely evening!~Poppy

Honey at 2805 said...

Adore your collection, Martina! They have so much character!

The French Hutch said...

Oh these are beauties Martina! A new collection is always fun. A great reason to change things up a little.
Great finds.

~Emily
The French Huth

Cozy Little House said...

Yep, now you're down to the fun part!
Brenda

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Oh they are great Martina....I would love one also...but I need to find it at GW for $3.00!! and you know what the chances of that happening!! Enjoy your new collection!

Deserae said...

Wow, those are a great find! I can't wait to see where they end up :o)
~Des

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Very pretty! I like that two-toned wicker one too, and the old cork is cool! Great finds.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Martina,
These were a great deal...I've been collecting a few for myself. Thanks for the visit and seet comment.

Blessings,
Linda

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

Great finds at a great price! Thanks for sharing your source! I can't wait to see where you put them.

Anne said...

Perfectly beautiful Martina!!

A Hint of Home said...

You really got a great deal and they are in such good condition.
Enjoy them!

Little Miss Maggie said...

I have been watching the French Ebay, but I'm not sure about the exchange rate. Do you have any tips? Thanks for your recommendations. Great finds. I like the two-tone one too.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Martina, I love your new demijohns! They will be wonderful in your home.

Maria Elena said...

They are beautiful! I love that one has the original cork! And what a great deal!

Carolyn@Sweet Chaos said...

Gorgeous! They are outrageously expensive whenever I see them around here. Good score! Enjoy your new collection :)

Debbiedoo's said...

You have gotten the demi bug! I like them too, but have not one space to start a collection. What a great price!

Holly said...

Oh, those are hard to come by. I didn't know that fancy name for them. :) A pretty thing to collect.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemkaing said...

Looks like a great start to your new collection! They really are pretty.

Savvy Seasons said...

Hi Martina,
Those are some great finds. I have been looking for those myself. Great new thing to collect, very pretty! XO ~Liz

P.S. Thank you for the sweet comments on my blog! *smile*

Tardevil said...

Wow! And I thought the one I saw in an antique store the other day for $42 was expensive (higher than what I had previously paid for mine). Maybe I should go back and get it. Love the glass color of them!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Nice collection to start. I love demijohns. I've sold many. Maybe I should have kept more.

Ron said...

I heart demijohns too. I purchased most of mine when living in Atlanta. There was an antique warehouse on Huff Road that sold these. Believe it or not, I was able to get them from $18.00 for small to $50.00 for large. Score! Too bad this great warehouse went out of business in 2008. I am a new follower. I hope you check out Uptown Acorn too. xo

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

You'll have so much fun with your new collection. Love the different sizes, shapes, and textures.

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Those are really pretty demi-johns, and in great condition, too. You got a great buy. Linda

Cottage and Broome said...

I recently read a book about Italy and they said the demijohns were not corked. They pour a thin layer of olive oil over the top to keep the wine fresh, interesting! Laura

The Cranky Queen said...

I too am a collector of the "oh so sought after demijohns"! What a funny name for the bottles wrapped in wicker! Enjoy your collection. Tiffany

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Those are awesome Martina!!!
What great prices too. You got a great deal. I have been looking for these for a friend and they are so hard to find them at a decent price!

Lucky you!

xoxo

A

Ethereal PLUS what I Love said...

Those are so pretty :)
Francine

Designs By Pinky said...

OK, I admit it, I am GREEN with envy. I only have one, FAKE demijohn:(:( Yours are beautiful, I love the 2 tones of wicker on the one too. GREAT deal!!!! XO, Pinky

thistlewoodfarm said...

Martina,

Those are so pretty! Did you see the collection Kim was starting over at Savvy Southern Style? She had some beautiful demi johns, too!

blessings,
karianne

Cindy said...

Very pretty demijohns, you will have to show us what you are doing with them.
Hugs, Cindy

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Martina,
What a great score!!
These are just beautiful and in excellent shape, good for you! Enjoy them!
All the Best,
Christine

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Great finds...I have just begun to buy demijohns too. I am so intrigued by them. I found mine on eBay but will check out those Etsy sellers. Happy Sunday!

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

First off these are gorgeous, and secondly, thanks for a tip of who to buy from. I had a bad experience buying from a UK ebayer, in that the quoted price ended up increasing by about $25 afterwards, so I appreciate an honest seller.

Shelia said...

Hi Martina! Oh, I love these and they're just so pretty. I'm sure you're going to play with them all over your house.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Designing Domesticity said...

OH, now this is a collection I can get behind. Love it. Can' wait to see it all come together.Thanks for sharing, liz

Barbara~Bella Vista said...

Hi Martina, they look wonderful. There is something so exciting about starting a new collection, isn't there?

Have a wonderful day!

xoBarb

Becca said...

I love them, Martina! They are perfect, and I love the color of the glass peeking out. What a steal of a deal ... can't wait to see where you place them!

Bonnie said...

Thanks for sharing your new demijohns. Look forward to how you will display them. Great finds.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Oh, Martina, these are wonderful!! I would love to get some more. I had one and sold it in my Etsy shop. I even have my hubby on the lookout for me!

Olive Cooper said...

Big and beautiful demijohns. I found one at a flea for thirty dollars and passed it by...maybe I should have bought it.

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...

Hi Martina,

I love your demijohns! I've wanted to find a couple of them as well. Have fun finding the perfect spot for them!

Nancy

Suzy said...

Oooh - they're both gorgeous, but I love the one with the two tone wicker the best. Sounds like they both were a great score!

Pamela said...

Those are beautiful Martina! I need to find me a few as well but they are always too pricey for me. Thanx for coming to the party!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Martina, look at those demijons in perfect condition!!!! What a find! I love them. You must be so pleased. Thanks for the tip to let us know where to find them!

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

These bottles are beautiful, Martina!

Barbara said...

Oh Martina you totally scored! They are beautiful! Have fun trying to decide where you are going to show them off!!!

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Those are really beautiful! My mother always had them displayed in our home growing up.

Dee

Anne said...

Martina,
What great finds!
xx
Anne

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