Wednesday, June 16, 2010

One Hundred Eighty Bottles Hung On The Ceiling! You've Got To See This!


So... we sell these fabulous reproduction FRENCH BOTTLE DRYING RACKS...

You know the ones...

Well just look at what a local restaurant did with the three they ordered from us!!

These beauties now hang in THE most fabulous place to eat in the
Tampa Bay area --- DATZ DELI & FOODIE'S MARKET

They bought the three racks from us a while back but then had to wait...
and wait...
and wait...
until they had 180 matching bottles to suspend on the 60 prongs-per-rack.

They wired the racks with what looks like tube lighting and...


Some of the most amazing light fixtures.

 They are  PERFECT for their fabulous 
restaurant/deli/gourmet food market 
(there really aren't enough words to describe all that this place really is!).

{{By the way, they even have a whole separate blog
with ALL KINDS of recipes!!

You can also look them up on FACEBOOK

I am so excited to see the pictures now that the chandeliers are done BUT I plan to go see them 
IN PERSON in the next week!

(We went for dinner a week or two ago and JUST MISSED seeing them
hung -- so we will just HAVE to go back, huh?  

It's tough work, but SOMEONE'S gotta do it, right?

To see another sweet customer's crafty way of turning this item
into a light fixture, check out this blog post from last year to see how
Donna turned one into yet another amazing fixture!



Claudia said...

Fabulous, Ruth! What a neat way to use the bottle racks.


A Perfect Gray said...

awesome look! love that idea; what an impact they all make...

Cathy said...

Wow Ruth! These are amazing! I have been playing with mine...the one I won from you:)...all summer! I have it outside and use it for my pots and other fun things! I am going to do a post about it next week! I love it!


1 Funky Woman said...

That is pretty cool! What's the chance it might come crashing down though?

Anonymous said...

wonderful bottleliers.:) love that little ditty,i've got that tune. it's cheery and lively.Bestest,Denise

Brynwood Needleworks said...

These are just wonderful. I'll have to stop in and visit next time I'm in the Tampa area. Can't wait to see them!

vicki archer said...

These are so clever and look sensational in that space....Enjoy your dinner as you gaze up...xv

Mélanie A. said...

Gorgeous , it looks so amazing . Thanks for the inspiration

Nancy said...

People are so amazing - those are wonderful!

Girl Meets Paris said...

So I just Googled Datz, and I am going there today or tomorrow!!! Looks really good... and I've been thinking about getting more cool food in this house! I am so tired what we are eating. Thanks for the tip.

I of course LOVE what they did with the bottle racks!

MommaHensCoop said...

very cool. I love to see whar people do with my things! Isn't it so fun?!

The Flying Bee said...

LOVE THAT! Very cool!

I just got my magazine and I am about to prop my feet up and flip through each and every page!

Thank you! Thank you!


Jenny Danna said...

Ruth, I just want to thank you for the fast delivery on my magazine. When it came it was like I had received a beautifully wrapped present from a dear friend! I am so glad I found your blog!
Thanks, Jenny Danna

Obee Designs said...

My Dear Ruthie,
Have you begun to think I've fallen off the face of the earth??? Remember when I said I would be ordering the new Jeanne D'Arc magazine?? Well a newer one is probably out by now!! Honey I haven't forgotten. I feel like I'm running in quicksand. I have been thinking of you and wishing you a wonderful weekend, considering it is Father's day I was thinking of you and your dad. I hope he is well. I hope you will be spending time enjoying his company at some point for a celebration. Just know I am thinking of you and I loved your comments about how much are resourceful dads were alike :) I'm sure both of us growing up like that we could probably share a lot of similar stories. I knew that's why I like you!! Ha ha

Well, I just wanted to come say hi and tell you I am thinking of you this weekend and that I have not forgotten about you!! My baby graduates today, so I have lots to do. I will be in touch when I have a little more time to chat! I owe you an e-mail!
Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Father's day to your dad and hubby!Don't work too hard spoiling them..he he :)
BTW....I'm loving those chandeliers!!

donna...@ d. reyné.com said...

Hi Ruth!
I once upon a time built a chandy form one of your drying racks!
It is still one of my favorite things!
I love this though and your right,
It's amazing!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Ruth , You muSt go back to see these! They are Unbelievable! I love them!

Beadboard UpCountry said...

They ARE fun aren't they????? I think they are especially great for a restaurant.......Maryanne xo

Mary Ann said...

this is so amazing. hope you are enjoyiing your weekend! verbena cottage

Urban Farmhouse said...

That's fantastic! Even better that they came from you!!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

WOW, It's beautiful, I love it! I sent you an e-mail :)
Have a great day!

MommaHensCoop said...

lol, i'll send those feet straight over!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Those are darling, Ruth. They must weigh a ton with all those bottles too. Great idea, thanks for sharing sweetie!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Wow, What a statement these make! Love it.

Evi said...

Hi Ruth,
what an absolutely fun idea for the bottle holders!!!
Maybe I should start drinking,ha ha.
Hope you get back for lunch there soon,