Thursday, February 14, 2013

A Love Story Untold

We’ll have to use our imagination for this love story.

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A few years ago, I found this old bottle at a Thrift Store and when I took it to the check out, the lady said, “Oh how sad. Someone ruined this pretty bottle with tape.”

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She actually started pulling at the tape when I said, “Just leave it on…I’ll look at it later.”

It’s old and faded and I can only make out a few words even with a magnifying glass and good light.

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What words can I see? Valentine Day and Feb. is all I can make out on one side.

On the other side, Be Mine…I think and the word love. Possibly two names with a plus symbol between them. But the tape has changed the ink and time has faded it all.

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So what is the ‘love story’?

We’ll have to use our imaginations.

I hope it’s as wonderful as mine.

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I found the other old bottle in the ocean!

Are they old and ruined?

I don’t think so!!!

“Happy Valentine’s Day”

Congrats to the winner of my Giveaway!

The lucky winner is Tricia from Hillcrest Home Prims ! Congrats Tricia!

Thanks for all of the sweet comments!

I’m joining Mary at the Little Red House for Thursday’s Inspiration, “Love”.

47 comments:

Kim K. said...

I'm so glad you rescued that heart-shaped bottle. It's fun to imagine the story behind. Happy Valentines!!

cucki said...

Glad you rescued that bottle
Love for you x

Shelia said...

Oh, isn't this sweet? I can try to think of what love story it contains. Happy Valentine's Day to you and I love your vignette.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Beautiful bottle and I'd love to know the real story behind that. Very cool. Happy valentines day sweetie!

Laurie said...

that is a curiosity! You have a wonderful collection of treasures! Happy valentines Day to you!

Susie said...

Happy Valetine's Day !! I love the old bottle with the attached paper. Maybe some little kid did it for his mom. It is sweet anyway. xoxo, Susie

Diane Writes said...

Happy Valentine's Day namemate! I love your hearty bottle out there. I sure agree that it has a significant story behind it.

PS I just entered my mind. Why not create a linky party and let each participant write a short story about the bottle ;) The story you love the most will win a giveaway then hehe

Hillcresthome Prims said...

I am out of my mind HAPPY!!!!
I can't believe I won that beautiful tote bag you made and all the goodies from the SUNSHINE state.
I will do a blog post of my goodies when I get them.
The tote bag is my style because I LOVE bright colors for the Spring and Summer. I am so EXCITED!!!!
I will email you my information right now.
Sunshine Hugs,
Tricia

Vee said...

You are a dear and your bottle is made all the more precious by the old tape and the message: someone loved someone a lot to go through the trouble...perhaps a child gifting a mother...who knows, but it is certainly very sweet. Thank you for preserving it!

Barb said...

Hi Diane,
Love your seasoned bottles! Makes your mind wonder....
Congratulations to your lucky winners.
Happy Valentines Day!!
Enjoy,
Barb

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Big heart hugs to you my friend on this V day.

Jen

Shirley Hatfield said...

I often feel that old keepsakes such as your bottle are filled with the spirit of the past. It's almost a tangible weight...like Time has imprinted the items with the emotions of their previous owners. I guess that's why we say..."If only that old bottle could talk..."

Elizabeth said...

That is soooo sweet !

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I wonder what the sweet love story is behind this rescued bottle. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Becca said...

What a lovely story! Love the heart shaped bottle! Happy Valentine's Day!

Olive said...

How very intriguing that bottle is. Happy Valentine's Day.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I'm guessing by the writing that it was a gift from a child to his/her mother. How sweet! Happy Valentines's Day to you!!

NanaDiana said...

What a sweet, dear old bottle. It looks like maybe a child's present to his/her Mom or something. Happy Valentine's Day! Congrats to Tricia, too- xo Diana

Ginger Zuck said...

Awwww, how sweet. I'm sure it's a great love story. Love that bottle. Happy Valentine's, hope your day is filled with love and fun!

Christine said...

Oh I think that's priceless! What a sweet valentine!
Have a wonderful day!
Christine

Susan said...

A Message on a Bottle! How romantic and I wouldn't remove it either. Happy Valentine's Day, dear friend, XOXO

Mary said...

Congrats to Trica...What wonderful old bottles! Love thought of all the wonderful stories that may be behind them. It's so fun to imagine!
Wishing you a special Valentine's day filled with lots of love and smiles!
Hugs Mary

Jane and Chris said...

Now I have "Message in a Bottle' (by The Police) in my mind!
Jane x

Kim said...

What a neat find! I am so glad you left it as you found it :0) It's fun to imagine what it must have been.

Happy Valentine's Day!
Kim

ImSoVintage said...

I love that you rescued the bottle and saved what you could of its story. I love a good love story.
Hugs,
Laura

The Boston Lady said...

I love that you kept the bottle as you found it, Diane. A true romantic! Hope you had a wonderful day. Ann

Catherine Holman said...

How sweet! I'm so glad you didn't let her remove it!

Diann said...

Oh I love this post! What a wonderful treasure to find! I am so glad you stopped the lady at the thrift store from tearing off that tape! You have preserved something that meant something to someone else. That makes it a perfect treasure! Happy Valentine's Day to you and your hubby!

It's me said...

Happy Valentine's day darling...love love love Ria......❤ ❤ ❤ .....

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Wouldn't you love to know the story behind the bottle? Glad you stopped her from pulling it off.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

So happy you got that adorable little bottle, shaped like a heart! Thank you honey, I think you and me are going to have Chinese, it doesn't stop raining and it's cold..so, I'm glad and happy! Hope you have a wonderful VALENTINE'S evening too!
FABBY

A Garden of Threads said...

Oh the stories the bottles could tell. I think it had a happy ending. happy valentine's day.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Oh that little bottle is a real treasure - what a Valentines story it could tell - if only it could talk and tell us all!!
Shane ♥

Marcia Pilar said...

So glad you rescued it. What a treasure, Diane. Thanks for sharing with us.
Happy Valentine's Day.
XOXO's

Lavender Cottage said...

I wonder what the bottle held originally, a unique shape to make it a keeper anyway.
Happy Valentine's Day Diane.
Judith

Della said...

That is so so sweet! I am glad you left the love note attached. I can just imagine what a great love story that bottle was a part of. Happy Valentine's Day my dear friend!

Mevely317 said...

Inexplicable, perhaps ... but I still got misty-eyed reading this! I love how the past still speaks to us in our-of-the-ordinary ways!

Hope your Valentine's Day has been especially sweet!

Chenille Cottage said...

I'm so glad you are a sentimental soul, Diane. Somewhere, someone and some place in time that little heart shaped bottle was a token of love. Oh, how very sweet of you to share it.
Blessings and thanks for your kind words this glorious Day of Love!
Hugs,
Carolynn xoxo

Pamela said...

Oh, I can think of a dozen stories for the lovely bottle. A treasure to be sure!

Peggy said...

I sat on the floor in a flea market looking at vintage valentines from 1920's... because I feel in love with the messages I couldnt read....all the way..you saved a love story..my imagination can do the rest..... :)

~Sara said...

Happy Valentines Day!
Blessings ~Sara

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Wow, I'd love to know the story behind this bottle!

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

I love this. That bottle is so romantic...the mystery, the tape and the fact it was for a valentine. :)
Karen

Chatty Crone said...

Sweet!
Happy Belated Valentine's Day! ♥

Leave It To Davis said...

You are a hopeless romantic, like me!

Jacoba said...

It highly appelas to the imagination! Lovely bottle!
Happy day!
Jacoba

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