Sunday, April 8, 2012

Bottlehood Sponsor Spotlight Review

I was very fortunate recently to come across Bottlehood and their products and was so very excited to be able to get a set of juice glasses from recycled glasses! They are made from the old timey IBC Root Beer bottles, do you remember those? I sure do! Wow, I must really be getting on up there in age to be able to say that. The folks at Bottlehood were kind enough to send me a set of 4 juice glasses and for the first time in my life I owned a set of juice glasses!

It's not that I intentionally never had any, it just never crossed my mind to have them. I am not really a big juice drinker and neither is my husband. About the only time we drink juice is if we are having breakfast out on vacation or something. We both have GERD and juice just about kills me especially.

But, what I wanted the juice glasses for is so that I could start measuring how much liquids I take in and what kind I take in. A juice glass is about all the amount of a Dr. Pepper I can a day without causing heartburn or other problems. I also use it to measure how much coffee I can have which isn't often but I still like to know how much I am drinking.

I know this sounds like a crazy reason for getting juice glasses but the other reason was I just wanted a piece of history! I can remember the time when Root Beer used to be the "in" drink to drink and everyone was drinking it. Now, you don't see too many people asking for it so I wanted a "rememberance" of IBC Root Beer also.

Did you know these interesting facts about Bottlehood:
All BottleHood glassware is created from wine,beer, liquor and water bottles from local San Diego restaurants, bars and events.

BottleHood uses local craftspeople to turn the bottles into great looking glassware, sold by local retailers back into our community.

Bottlehood’s glassware has a significantly lower carbon footprint as compared to recycled or landfilled bottles. A glass bottle takes more than 4000 years to decompose in a landfill!

You can get these recycled glasses in tumblers, shot glasses, jewelry, vases, dishes and platters, illuminations, bowls and jars, boards and trays along with baskets and sets.

Isn't this beautiful Cheese Tray just amazing? I am amazed sometimes at what we can put our minds to if we just would. Look at all the beautiful things we could make from some of our leftover trash instead of letting it pollute our world and make it look awful and smell awful! I would much rather see artists working to use what we already have instead of inventing new materials to make things, let's use what we already have!

Everyone wins in a situation like that. We have less garbage, we put people to work picking the stuff up, people that do the crushing or melting and then the people/companies that make whatever their creative minds can think of. Doesn't that sound like a plan?

Another person was able to make a hanging light from some type of water bottle. Isn't that the prettiest blue you have ever seen? I love the color and the simpleness of it all. Sometimes more glitzy doesn't mean anything when simple can outshine it!

Lastly, look at these awesome blue tall glasses that were made out of Skyy Vodka bottles! Wow, I would have loved a set of these also! My kitchen is done in mostly whites and blues but I have started adding some greens and wines so it's not so blue.

I was getting hooked too much on blue and it is still obvious because I was attracted more to the blue things than anything else. Which is why hubby was very surprised that I chose IBC Root Beer juice glasses. I told him I wanted to show him I could stay away from blue once in awhile!

Here is a little information I picked up while cruising around the site:

Drop off or ship us your bottles
If you are a drinker, then Bottlehood would like to pay you for your bottles! BottleHood accepts any kind of screen printed liquor, beer, and soda bottles as well as all kinds of wine bottles. Please contact with any questions regarding bottle prices and varieties. You may also drop off your empty bottles at any of the markets or events that we attend. Please see our schedule on the EVENTS page.

*All of our rare and one-of-a-kind items are posted on our etsy store. You will find great gift ideas for everyone in your family.
You can connect with Bottlehood several ways:

Mailing Address:
680 West Bradley Avenue
El Cajon 92020
Phone: 619.562.0135
Fax: 619.599.8855

Bottlehood has been very kind as to offer the winner of my Earth Day Event the same set of IBC Root Beer juice glasses that I just reviewed. That is a $38.00 value! Thanks so very much Bottlehood! The Earth Day Event starts on April 12th and ends on the 22nd. Good Luck! Open to the U.S. only.

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monitary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. The photo's used in this review were provided Bottlehead's site as my camera took awful pictures of the root beer glasses plus I did not have the other pictures on hand either. Thanks Bottlehead for letting me use some of your images!


Carolyn Colley said...

I love the old Rootbeer bottles, makes me feel old too. Thanks for the review.

Brittney said...

I love these! I think these creations are amazing! I just tried out some wine punts which are pretty much the same thing, wine bottles turned into drinking glasses! I love them and would love to expand my collection! Thanks for the review!

beverly h said...

Our world would be so much better if more companies emulated Bottlehood's idea. Their products are both practical and attractive. Way to go!

Karren said...

How neat glasses made from Rootbeer bottles, they look fun for summer parties!!

polly said...

the bottles brought back the blue glasses! awesome idea!