All the way from Idaho and my friend Batsy (she of the very-deep-snows) came this lovely blue bottle for my blue bottle bush.
I have six bottles now. I haven't been able to get out to the junk shops to search for more, but perhaps as yard sale season hits I'll find some that way. I'd like to start the bush with 10 or 12 bottles, preferably not all wine bottles because that would look...well...it could give the wrong impression to visitors who don't know us well.
Batsy's package contained a surprise--this lovely tiny teapot. What a little treasure, so perfect for Spring.
If it wasn't so delicate it would go into my storybag (maybe for the story of the old lady who lived in a vinegar bottle, or ??? There are possibilities in stories for a charming tiny teapot).
I think it will live on my kitchen windowsill, where I can see it and be reminded of the good friend far away who sent it to me.