News about Cobalt Blue
Glass Bottles: I recently
received news from my bottle supplier that cobalt blue glass bottles are now
being made in limited runs. That means the prices on blue glass bottles will
be increasing sometime soon. Why? Because recyclers do not like taking
blue glass because it needs to be separated from other glass. On that front,
I am already starting to see some glass bottles which were sprayed cobalt blue. That means those
bottles will not keep their blue color for long if they are kept in the Sun. So sad to hear!
13" Tall Hock $3.00
11.75" Hock $2.20
11.5" Claret $2.15
10.75" Hock $2.75
5.5" Boston $2.25
Order Individual Bottles
You may change the
quantities in your CART...
Sometimes, I like mixing the 750
ml Tall Hock with the 375 ml Hock. The shapes are the same.
If you are looking for a full case of bottles...
Order One Case Twelve-750 ml Cobalt Blue
NEW LOWER PRICES! 750 & 650 ml Recycled Glass Bottles
(You may change quantities in your cart.)
A case of 12 bottles will cost about $18-$23 to ship. You may mix or match colors and styles to make a case. You may also order less than 12 bottles
if you wish, but for example, shipping 8 bottles costs about the same as shipping 12.
If you wanted a 5/8-inch hole
drilled in the bottom or side of the bottle, add 75 cents to the priceand
email me for details.
may change the order quantities in your CART...
And later come back here if you wish to continue shopping.
Note...the colors will remain bright on these bottles
for several years, but the enamel paint will start to become
discolored or flakey after a while. It all depends on
how much direct Sunlight they receive. I have
some painted bottles, which receive partial Sun, and have
remained in good color for over 8 years.
Painting glass is unreliable because of the smooth
surface. Without sanding (roughing the surfaces), paint simply does not adhere very well to glass.
Painted bottles will also scratch easily...so handle
them with care!
One way or another, my experience with these colored
painted bottles has been
pretty good...but they will never last as long as colored glass. Colored glass will
keep its color forever.
I have tried many of the
translucent colored bottles you may see available on the Internet, but
the color is a food-safe spray on and do not last in
direct sunlight. They look
for the first year...they fade the second year...then they turn opaque
and the sprayed-on
coloring starts to flake off...leaving a very ugly bottle.
If you really want a good translucent
colored bottle, it NEEDS to be made with colored glass!
Problem is...they are harder to find, and can get very
expensive. For example, did you know real red
glass is made with gold?
I have also started to see more of the spray-on Cobalt Blue
I suspect the real cobalt blue glass bottles will go
away one day. I think the main reason for
the probable demise of the cobalt blue glass is because
that color is harder to recycle.
The above opaque colors
are fun when used for the Holidays!
Red and Green bottles for Christmas
Red and White for my
Wisconsin Badger's Tree
Orange and Green for my Packer's
Yellow, Pink and Purple bottles for Easter
Black and Orange for
Red, White, and Blue bottles for July 4th
A case of 12-750
ml bottles will cost about $18-$23 to ship. You may mix or match colors and styles to make a case. You may also order less than 12 bottles
if you wish, but shipping 8 bottles costs about the same as shipping 12.
CatTail Bottle Tree
with these RARE 1.5 L Cobalt Blue Bottles
BottleBall Bottle Tree Pretty in the snow!
Did you know?? This Red,
Frosted, and Mauve bottle is colored
food-safe spray-on color. I quit selling these bottles because
they will not stand up to the Sun's UV rays. They will look
good the first year but not so
good the next
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Bottles are safe outside
in all weather. Simply do not allow
water to accumulate inside the bottles!
Sapphire Blue Hock Bottle, 750 ml They
do not make this bottle color anymore. That's too bad, because
this was one of my favorite bottles. They look fantastic on my