Tuesday, October 2, 2012

My Apothecary Cabinet is finished

I was a proud and excited to finish up my Vintage Witches Apothecary Cabinet for my Halloween decorations on the first day of October.  I usually drag my feet more on some things like this.  I was inspired of course by this Apothecary event. . . . . .
Laura Carson is the creator of this event and talent behind all the tutorials.  Her Tutorials really just gave me ideas for mine.  She said you could do it however you wished, but did offer products and such to make yours look just like hers.  I did not purchase any of the products she offered, but had so much fun putting together this for my own decor.  And my Apothecary cabinet is not as done up or fancy as hers is.  That is the beauty of this event!


The cabinet is one I had specially made years ago from my "wood man"  It has been a few different colors, but now just happens to be black!
I had lots of fun finding things at home that could work for the Apothecary.  I did purchase some digital labels from Etsy!


This bottle truly is a very old bottle and was found in the crawl space of a very old home we lived in in South Dakota years ago.  I remember that it still had some lotion in it, and my husband found many old bottles and jars down there that day!  It was like a treasure hunt!
I found these crepe paper fall leaves with wire inside in my stash!
 
Everything in this cabinet accept the skull (dollar store plastic, then painted and crackled) was around my home.  I didn't have to put out any money for this project accept the $2.00 and for the labels


The Tutorials gave so many great ideas.  My bottles are not very embellished compared to the ones in the tutorials.  
I chopped up an old jar candle with the scent of fall for the ear wax and I think it makes perfect Dragon's Ear wax!
I am sure it will continue to evolve, as I think of new things I can add in there.  I sure had fun creating the bottles and witches book!


14 comments:

Tracie Dean said...

Amazing!! Truly awesome work!! Love it!!!!!

Sarah said...

You don't know how happy it makes me to see this! I absolutely love all of your lotions and potions.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

This looks very spooky and fun!

Kerry said...

i LOVE your cupboard ..... I may have to give it a try :-) It is so tastefully done.

fairyrocks said...

It is spooktacular!! Love that you are not afraid to use the old bottles. Truly an inspiring piece of work. Keep smiling and creating

Tiffany said...

Love it all! The cabinet is so cute and I can't believe all the little details you put into it. SO fun!

Icing Smiles West said...

Michele all of these little treasures are so stinkin' cute!!!!

Audree said...

That was me by the way...forgot I was in my other email!

very merry vintage style said...

I love your decorations. That cabinet is Gorgeous!
Mary

Amber Lyon Ferguson said...

So much fun! I love making potions and I have used flea market spice cabinets in similar ways. Hope you will check out my Halloween posts from last year, we have similar tastes. I am behind on this year's decorations due to renovations but I plan to make some more potions and now I am more inspired. Following along now!
Amber

Isabelle Thornton said...

Love it! Thanks for linking!

The Shop Around the Corner said...

Ooh, this is really spooky and amazing talent shows through and through. Gotta love those potion bottles.

Stopped by to thank you for my Halloween tag. It is...hmmm...trying to find the right word for double toil and trouble...a boomerang of a gift. ;) I've had so much fun with this swap, and sure hope Kim hosts another soon.
Much love,
Marcia

Peggy~PJH Designs said...

How fun and creative! Love the old bottles. Won't you share at my party Totally Transformed Tuesday? I know my readers would love to see. http://pjhdesignsoneofakind.blogspot.com Hope to see you there. :-) Peggy

Erica said...

LOVE it! What a fantastically perfect Halloween decoration.

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