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Medicine chest by KotomiCreations

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Upcycling Jars, Bottles, and Other Glass Containers.

I cook ALOT. I’m quite proud of my little collection of herbs, spices, teas, legumes, and other dried edibles. Not so much for the actual contents, but for the fact that 90% of the glass containers were upcycled. I saved my kimchi jars, pasta sauce jars, pickle jars, jam jars, booze jars - errrr, whatever I bum off the bartender, and etc. I especially love using the Canada Dry tonic water bottles for my spices; the wine corks I save fits the perfectly as a stopper! The rest of my containers are usually rescued from flea markets and thrift shops. 

I encourage everyone to find a place in their homes for glass packaging. Keep them out of the dumpster.

salt water

I whisper my
goodbyes
into glass
bottles
and watch them
sink
to the bottom
of the sea,

These waves
that part us now,
consume my stories
in tranquil laps
and
I sit
beside
the shore,
feet half drenched
in foaming salt water,
eyes closed
and listening,

it is hard
to say
who
has disappeared
in time,
leaving a shell
behind,

if it is you
or me,

or the both
of us
have left,
a vacuum
in the space
between us,
that only an
ocean can fill.

© SoulReserve 2017

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Upcycling Liquor Bottles as a Vertical Garden

If you have a few nice glass liquor bottles laying around, string them up to make a elegant hanging garden. These lucky bamboo just needs a little bit of sun and rewatering every 4 months. Wish I took better photos. But this is like $300 dollars worth of Patron. Not suggesting you should go out of your way to chug top shelf tequila to do this. At least not by yourself…