Friday, 30 July 2010

God in a bottle!

Edinburgh has some great antique shops, one of my favourites being The Thrie Estaits in Dundas Street as it is really quite quirky (bit like me at times!).

We have all heard of people putting messages in bottles, and ships in bottles.... but God in a bottle - whoa, indeed! Well here is an example of one:-

Usually made by Sailors, Farmers, Lumber Men and Prisoners who had time on their hands!

"God in a Bottle" (actual title) are relatively rare folk art as most made ships in bottles! Wonder what sort of message they were sending or hoping to receive, bottle and keep doing this, and which of these tradesmen made them - lots to think about eh!

1 comment:

  1. I love things like this! They are so different, and yes they give you a ton to think about. Great find. I'm still trying to figure out how they get that stuff in there.