Vintage Bottle Caps...


I have a thing for vintage bottle caps...so colorful and graphic...a reminder of days past!  I've been putting together groups for my Itsy Bits And Pieces etsy shop...


I love putting them in lots by color...I think they would be wonderful framed as artwork!  Thought I'd share some of, what to me, is pure eye candy...










Aren't they great looking?  Like little works of art...  If you're interested, these cap lots and more are in my etsy shop.
I've seen many great ideas for using bottle caps...magnets, jewelry, and altered art- we even had one man at the last Junk Bonanza who was covering the front of his Kegerator!  Have you seen or done any fun projects with bottle caps?  
Here's a couple of BIG ideas I found on Pinterest~






Until next time...

I am joining Angie at Knick of Time Tuesday


34 comments

  1. Love your vintage bottle cap!!! I feel that way about vintage milk bottle caps, they also have great graphs and colors. Thanks for sharing your great collection. Laura

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  2. Wow Linda - you've got some beauties there. I love the graphics!

    Jan

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  3. 1. Thank you for sharing this wonderful collection. I recognized a few in there and putting them into color groupings was brilliant.
    2. Now I'm thirsty.
    3. You SO have to make a self portrait with the caps! I insist!

    Haaaa...thanks for the fun post. Everyone collect something of interest, right?

    Mine....rusty things! I have tons!

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  4. What an amazing collection of caps you have, Linda!! Love all the color collections!

    Blessings,
    Angie

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  5. Love these! So much that I just purchased a couple of groupings from your Etsy shop!

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  6. Wow Linda, I love these! Yes, they would be so darn cute framed. The turquoise, the red, and the red & yellow ones made my heart skip a beat. Can you imagine how many that portrait took? Loved how you group them!
    Jann

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  7. Oh Linda I love all those bottle tops. They definitely have many possibilities. Ann

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  8. Your Vintage caps are wonderful. I make pins out of Bottle Caps and have done so for years. Yours are very special! Thanks for sharing Friend :)
    xxx Liz

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  9. These are so fun! I just bought the retro set. The colors are perfect for my vintage yellow camper. I have to think of some way to display them. I can't imagine where you found such a huge pile of them. The husband was looking at them with me and said they are all unused. Thanks!

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  10. Wow! I never thought of grouping those and hanging them on the wall, framed. Actually a mix of yellow and orange ones would be great for my youngest son's room. Mya have to buy some......

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  11. Those look amazing. I never really looked at bottle caps before. My SIL would love some of those framed. hugs, Linda

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  12. Wow, talk about a walk down memory lane!!! I love those!! Love those last two pictures!!

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  13. Love the faded colors of old! There was a bottle cap artist at a recent show, made things covered in flattened out bottle caps. My husband even liked a patio table he had, but not the man sized banana chair(?) yikes!
    Susanne.

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  14. Oh, so sweet to see your collection. My daughter bought button covers made out of caps about 12 years ago. Did you have a Cheerwine in your group? It's the best cherry soda made in North Carolina. Cracker Barrel is the only place in Illinois to find this great soda. Thanks for the pics.

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  15. I love these fun things!! They are great and it is fun to think about when things were simpler just because we didn't have so much back then!
    Hugs, Lisa

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  16. There is a project once where women croquet around the bottle caps and made a hot pad in the shape of a cluster of grapes used purple and blue thread.
    My daughter took mine away from me I found it years ago when she was little and now that she has her own home she wanted it . She is into the vintage kitchen, turquoise and all

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  17. OMGosh- What a great collection! I remember so many of those tops! It always amazes me what people collect. Love the backsplash done using them. xo Diana

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  18. I love both of those ideas! Your bottle caps are very interesting.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  19. You've got some amazing ones!! I LOVE the backsplash idea, thanks!!
    Hollie

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  20. Linda,

    The package came today!!!!!!! I love, love, love it all (especially those bingo cards). Although now I'm thinking I should be collecting bottle caps! I am going to post on it as soon as I get the perfect pictures. BTW....I wanted to invite you to stop by my blog. We are having an "impossibility" challenge for 2012!

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  21. I've never seen a collection of bottle caps, what fun! They are so colorful. I am so excited to have a dress form all the way from Minnesota at the party, will she be dressed in a coat and mittens LOL!

    Carol

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  22. That is such a fabulous collection of caps, Linda - love all the colored sets!

    I am addicted to your shop!

    Blessings,
    Angie @ Knick of Time

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  23. You are right, eye candy. Actually I had forgotten how pretty they were.
    Lisa

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  24. WOW, Linda, these are fantastic!!! And the portrait of that woman is completely amazing!!! What a true work of art. I love them just as a collection too. I saw some art where someone took wooden crosses and put them on the crosses. That looks really great too. Isn't that a neat idea? Anyway, they were shown at a horse show and they are placed over the stalls of horses to bless them...I really loved it. xo Cindy

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  25. Linda,
    I remember playing with bottle caps when i was a little girl. they were like play money. You have a wonderful collection.
    I just became a follower!

    ♥charlotte

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  26. Now this is the kind of stuff that excites me somewhere deep inside! So glad to find you through Knick of Time! I'm a new follower. :)
    -Revi

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  27. They're like candy -- only no calories! Addicting -- so many cute ones with so many memories! Thanks for sharing!

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  28. Oh my - they are truly amazing looking. Hope you sell lots!

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  29. Found you over at knick of time, thank goodness. I love your blog.
    lisa

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  30. Wow these look cool. I love looking at vintage things.
    I am your newest follower!
    Thanks for sharing.

    Come check out my blog some time.
    Ciao

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  31. They look very neat grouped together. I'll run over and check them out. Like the backsplash you found on Pinterest.

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  32. I love bottle caps. I have absolutely nothing in my house made with them, and I think in 2012 I'm gonna have to change that. It's your groupings that talked me into it.

    ~Bliss~

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  33. beautiful collection. it is really wonderful that you can see beauty in seemingly unimportant pieces. the portrait is beautiful...

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