MAXFIELD PARRISH AND AN OLD FRENCH SODA BOTTLE

   Today I'm participating in Vintage Thingie Thursday hosted by Colorado Lady.  Please click on the button on my side bar if you would like to participate or see the other great posts to participate in this weekly event.




 

O.K. I know I have both items in the same picture; but that is just how I have them displayed in my home.  First - the antique soda bottle.  I purchased this from French Larkspur, she has a fabulous blog if you would care to visit.





The bottle came FULL OF SELTZER!!  I was so shocked - but now I know why; when I tried to open the bottle, the top was completely fused on.  It obviously had rusted in place after being forgotten in storage for so many years.



I love the ornate spout shaped like a bird with its mouth open.  I can just imagine someone  in Paris mixing themselves a whiskey and seltzer at cocktail hour.  Can't you?

My second find was an art print by the American artist Maxfield Parrish.  He was very popular in the early l900's as an art illustrator.  He flourished in the art print market.





The print behind my seltzer bottle is entitled "Daybreak" and was painted in 1922.
He used a method of layering several coats of oil and varnish in layers to obtain the ethereal and fantastical settings in his paintings.  He is known for his blue - which was dubbed Parrish Blue.




Hopefully you have enjoyed my little trip down antique lane.  I learned something from my post today about an artist I knew very little about.  I like that - A LOT!

Blessings to you all,

Comments

  1. Too bad the top is stuck, but the vintage selzer is interesting.

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  2. Such a beautiful display with your bottle and painting. Arranged so pretty with the flowers.

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  3. Hi Josette,
    I love that seltzer bottle, that bird makes it extra spectacular! Your roses are so lovely, mine are buried under about 3 feet of snow at the moment, I miss them, so it was fun to enjoy yours! Spring will come one day, I just have to be patient!
    Kate

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  4. Such a pretty,pretty display. Happy VTT..

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  5. Love the seltzer bottle. The flowers are purty too!

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  6. Great thingies! I love the soda bottle. it is very unique. you don't see them very often.

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  7. Very vintage thingies! I especially love the vintage seltzer bottle.

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  8. oh i love that dear old bottle..i also have a few but not as old as your sweet one.

    that print is so dreamy..i love it!

    they make a charming display :)

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  9. Beautiful finds, Josette! Maxfield Parrish is one of my all time favorite artists--love his beautiful work! Thanks for sharing these!

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  10. I wish I was better at 'display' I think that makes the objects sometimes. But your objects are pretty wonderful anyway!

    happy vtt!

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  11. I love that print! It's so dreamy, and I think I could get lost in it! And that bottle is sooo great. That whole vignette in your first picture is just beautiful, with the red amaryllis!
    Happy VTT!
    Carol

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  12. This is my first VTT and first time to visit your Wonderful Blog. I so enjoyed browsing your pictures and stories; all done in such a thoughtful way! I love that your Grandmother is your Muse! I often post about my Grandmother Minnie and how much of an influence she has had on me, although I didn't spend much time with her as a child. Josette...never heard that before and like it very much. Thanks, Josette, for a great time. Hope you'll stop by and see my Head Vases and visit my blog.

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  13. Serendipity!! I used to have a bunch of those seltzer bottles...empty ones. In Aqua and green. This was many, many years ago ans they've long since disappeared. I was thinking about them the other day and here you are with a post about them. How about that?

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  14. Love the seltzer bottle and the print. I have a blue bottle without soda water. I might write about it someday. Thank you for sharing

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  15. Ethereal is certainly the word for that wonderful print!

    Love the bird's mouth seltzer bottle...can't believe it still has fizz!

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  16. Beautiful Parrish prints - I don't think I knew about the Parrish blue. If I did then I forgot - not unusual for me. ;-)
    The soda bottle is a great find - love things like that to set around for accents.

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  17. So glad you linked up to us at The Play Date Cafe Challenge because now I have found YOU! Look forward to following you.

    Hope you will stop by Julie's Open Window and say hello!

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  18. What a sweet comment you left on my blog, sugar! Thank you. I have fun with photography and PhotoShop and with blogging. Like you I'm a "senior" lady but don't tell anybody. It's a secret. I plan on never getting old, sweetpea. I'm having too much fun!!!
    xoxo,
    Connie

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  19. What a great post,I am always looking for these, but they are always so pricey. Lovely post and I really loved your pictures! Happy VTT!

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  20. Lovely! Thank you for commenting on my blog and letting me find yours.

    But Oh Oh, you make us do Word Verification. -le sigh- With my tennis elbow troubles, I fear I'm only going to follow blogs which don't do this. And there a lot of them, I've found.

    -le sigh-

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  21. This is such a pretty collection ... and I like the way you've displayed your treasures.

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  22. Your seltzer bottle is beautiful. My Mom has collected a few and has them sitting on her dining room window sill. They look so pretty with the light shining through the blue/green glass.

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  23. Hi again Thanks for stopping by my blog today. To answer your questions, I met up with my sister for a doll convention in Omaha, Nebraska. I do not live there, but one of my kids attends University there and so I have visited several times. It's a really nice little city. I enjoy going to the Old Market , refurbished brick warehouses turned into a wonderful shopping and dining district in downtown.

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  24. Josette,
    Simply divine little bottle. Having much fun working on your Amour Swap. Will go out next week, I am so jealous of those roses, they are gorgeous. Have a great weekend. Blessings Meg

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