Mr. MB has a secret stash of receipts, brochures, artifacts, wine bottles and stuff from our travels. So far we have nine memory bottles in our collection and they still bring many smiles.
Using an empty wine bottle, he uses wood glue, glue-all or contact cement to secure the memory items to the bottle. After he glues, he puts rubber bands around the bottle to keep everything tight while the glue dries. When he gets to the top of the bottle, it gets a bit challenging. So he cuts those items at an angle so they will fit better. Once the glue is dry, he puts a thin coat of shellac on the bottle. Since ink can bleed on thin paper (such as store receipts), he doesn't put shellac on those items.
What a cute name for a New York City cafe - Evergreen Cafe Noodles and Fun.
I love this bottle from 1999 with the Cafe Nero business card. My husband surprised me with a 40th birthday party at the cafe, and I'll never forget it. Lots of friends, Lots of fun ;o) My birthday is in August, but he held the party in May. I DIDN'T HAVE A CLUE!!!
This time of year, blue is a welcome sight. We had some sunshine this week, and I loved seeing the blue sky!