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.
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Sculptor Elena Colombo used her ingenuity to create a lively getaway in a turn-of-the-century Long Island beach cottage, packed full of found objects, eye-popping colors, and occasional sparks of pure genius.