Okay, it's true, I didn't exactly leave The Pointe empty-handed on Sunday.
I almost made it, but a recent obsession of mine... oversized bottles, foiled my attempt to keep my cash in my pocket and my eye on the lens! Now that I've confessed, I know that most of you didn't believe I could get out of there without sneaking out a treasure or two, so...
Here's what tripped me up!
I don't know why but I'm crazy about these fabulous vintage champagne bottles. This one in particular is truly amazing with it's large size, thick heavy gorgeous green glass, wonderfully aged and distressed labels and salvaged cork. I'm so grateful to the person who loved it enough to keep it all these years... it must have been some celebration!!
I had never even heard of Tuaca before I found this beauty!
How could I possibly resist such a find, especially when it rests upon a trio of silver-plated "dolfina's" ?
For those of you like myself who have never heard of Tuaca, allow me to introduce you to...
"The romantic renaissance drink made from a formula discovered in Italy over 500 years ago. You'll find the flavor of Tuaca to be extremely pleasing... not too sweet, not too pungent... and very versatile. Many people enjoy Tuaca straight or over ice with a twist of lemon or squeeze of lime. But it will add a subtle touch of the unusual to your favorite rum, vodka, or tequila drinks, and is great in cocktails such as the stinger, the sour, or the white tiger".
So, what do you think?
Should I fill her up?
Oh my word, what a gorgeous bottle. I love the vintage one, but the one on the silver feet is just amazing. What a gorgeous piece. Love it. Hugs, Marty
I have heard of Tuaca, but don't think I have ever tried it. Absinthe I haven't tried either. But another flavor that the Italians like with a twist of lemon is Campari. I drink the non-alcoholic sans-bitter that is similar in taste- very bitter. You love it or hate it. Know what looks pretty imo, is the aged remnants of whatever graced someones palette from this bottle from years ago. That is the best part of these old bottles. I vote keep it just like that!
Terri, GM my sweet friend, I just knew you had to buy something and Oh what a treasure you have found. I can not beliece the Tuaca, it should have had TERRI on it, it is so you. Love your new treasures, Hugs Kathysue
good thing we are on opposite coasts, my new friend, or I would totally be off with that champagne bottle. love it. want it. look forward to more good finds!
I love it - it reminds me of that Manet painting, Girl behind the bar!
Both bottles are very special. As for the Tuaca absolutely fill her up.
Geez! I'm with Marty on this one! Now can I please have a sip of the amazing elixer described? It should have a permanent photo space on your blog. Great score!
I know you went with every good intention of not purchasing anything, but really. That Tuaca bottle is amazing, too much temptation for any mere mortal! Gorgeous! Kathy
YES! I love those. gorgeous.
Both are beautiful, in each their own way! All that talk of Tuaca is making me crave some bubbly!! Think I shall...It's 3 mins till 5~ hahahha
Keep collecting these, i want to collect them vicariously through you!
Oh gosh I couldn't have passed this one up either!! Great great find my friend. Let me know if you decide to sell it:)
Mauh to you and Mom!!
OMG OMG OMG ... I went to go buy that very same Tuaca bottle and it was gone ! YOU were the one !!! Laughing like crazy ... glad it went to a good person ! I literally walked away for like 5 min to get my money and poof it was gone. We need to meet girl !
I love the Tuaca bottle, and the silver stand is gorgeous Inspiarion everywhere!
I am crazy about full champagne bottles (in my own refrigerator...), especially Taittinger.
Anyhow, these are lovely! Tuaca sounds interesting...
Yes, fill er up~~ :) Just in time for Valentines day! I love champagne and this bottle is so special. I see how you couldn't resist :) That is SO funny about Lisa Golightly :0 hehe. Such a small world.
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