Thursday, May 21, 2009

Message in a bottle

We all know that in the styling of kitchens many designers go to designer glass water bottles in order to add a pop of color and give the room a lived in feel.

The usual suspects are normally:

Perrier, San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna


There is nothing wrong with using these, but to me it’s a bit BORING! There are so many other choices you can go with so why settle with what everyone else is using.

Below are some picks that I think would add a bit more fun and really add a punch of color!

My favorite go-to summer drink that I’m constantly bringing to BBQs and getting people hooked on is:

Rieme sparkling lemonade


My favorite has to be blood orange, but throughout the summer months I’m stocked with lemonade, blood orange and pomegranate. I leave them on my kitchen island and even display them empty once I’m finished.

Staying with sparkling lemonades another favorite has to be:

Lorina sparkling lemonades


I’m loving those last two bottles in the shades of pink!

On my recent trip the local Mexican restaurant I fell in love with all of their soda choices. Talk about a pop of color with Jarritos and they had a variety of flavors including watermelon, lime and guava. No need to pick them at a restaurant just cruise the International food aisle at your local supermarket.


You can also find vintage favorites on the web like Moxie,Nesbitt and Boylan.


moxiecreamsodas moxieorangesoda


 nesbittssoda nesbittorange



If you are a Dallas local you can even make a stop at The Soda Gallery at choose from 200 colas from around the world!


Image from Southern Living.

Even staples from your bar can make for interesting display pieces in your kitchen or dining area.

Fever Tree:




I really love all the thought that goes into packaging from the shapes of the bottles, the fonts, the labels and color combos. They all look like mini works of art and for only a couple of bucks a bottle you can give your kitchen a mini-facelift by adding a couple of them and as an added bonus you get to drink them as well!

Do you have a favorite bottle that I didn’t list? Please share!

All of the bottle images came from Google.



Blogger Erin said...

Love it! We got to bring our own beverages to our wedding (we'll, we gave them to the caterers before hand-we didn't truck in with PBR in our hands) but we had all bottled "old fahsioned" style sodes. We had the cutest little bottles of pink french lemonade. Can't remember the type, but so cute! A little detail no one else probably noticed but else. So fun!

May 21, 2009 at 12:46 PM  
Blogger Sweet Nothings said...

at the holidays, evian teams up with designers!
last year, i bought gorgeous christian lacroix bottles the day after xmas at target, and they were .99 cents each..theyre on my counter still( i almost had to kick someone out at a gathering for trying to open them!!

May 21, 2009 at 12:46 PM  
Blogger GracefulElegance said...

antI recently bought 2 clear bottles that look like aniqued wine bottle from Maryannes Fabrics for like $2. I am going to fill with them with something colorful..not sure where they are going to go yet. But I love the vintage soda bottles that you posted on - so fun!

May 21, 2009 at 1:28 PM  
Blogger MyLittleHappyPlace said...

LOVE this post! All those bottles look so precious and yummy!

May 21, 2009 at 2:05 PM  
Blogger Sarah's Fab Day said...

Lately when we've entertained we set out lots of different bottled drinks with colored straws. Everyone gets a big kick out of deciding what to drink and it looks super cute.

May 21, 2009 at 2:14 PM  
Blogger pve design said...

I had some sparkling water today out of a blue glass bottle and it tasted "pretty" - I love all your bottles of pop!

May 21, 2009 at 2:58 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

Oh great ideas!!!! (Although I have to say I'm crazy for the aquafina bottle!! hahah I would totally use them & then refill & chill them-- hahahahah)

May 21, 2009 at 3:05 PM  
Blogger ms. less is always more said...

I LOVE this idea... another idea that I have always wanted to execute is filling shelves in a kitchen with "staples" that have classic packaging... the canned tomatoes, kosher salt, campbells soup, etc.

May 21, 2009 at 3:46 PM  
Blogger LindsB said...

They are all such pretty bottles. I'll have to try out that blood orange one you talked about, that looked delish!

What about Saratoga water, that is in a colbolt blue bottle

May 21, 2009 at 3:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

those lorina lemonades are delish! They look gorgeous plunged in a galvinzed bucket of ice at a patio party or displayed on a tray in the guestroom. They're just a little bit fizzy and oh so yummy.

May 21, 2009 at 5:15 PM  
Blogger TheBeautyFile said...

This is such a great idea! I've never tried some of those drinks & think that they would be a great addition to my summer BBQ series!

May 21, 2009 at 6:16 PM  
Blogger Daly Essentials said...

such a great idea -- those rieme ones are so pretty!

May 21, 2009 at 6:57 PM  
Blogger down and out chic said...

i like where you're going with're bottles are way more interesting than the norm.

May 21, 2009 at 10:51 PM  
Blogger Blueprint Bliss said...

This is such a fun post. I loved it. The blood orange sounds wonderful... and I love that cute tonic bottle towards the end. I may need to stock our bar!

May 22, 2009 at 8:06 AM  

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