We love old glass bottles because of their quirks -- the trapped bubbles, the swirls of sediment, the color variations. Most of these changes came slowly, and the glass containers that result -- such as this molded demijohn made in the 1880s -- create a timeline of American ingenuity. To learn how to read history through the bottles you'll encounter at flea markets (including a glossary of terms) read on.
They say the devil is in the details, and when decorating for Halloween, this sentiment is all the more appropriate. These decorations are both elegant and eerie -- perfect for amusing guests over the holiday