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Eco-Friendly Bottlehood Makes Glassware Using Wine Bottles from San Diego Establishments


I learned so much at the Paso Robles Wine Country Grand Tasting Tour. The a majority of exhibitors were wineries, however, a table off to the side caught my eye. I’ve been thinking about buying green water glasses. With my plain white dishes, white linens and colorful flower arrangements I thought green water glasses would look nice on the table when I host casual parties. I saw green glasses on this exhibitor table so I walked over, wine in hand, of course.

Turns out these green glasses are, in fact, the bottoms of wine bottles, formed to make surprisingly attractive (but funky) juice glasses and tumblers. They are heavy, in a way that makes them easy and kind of fun to hold. As there are different shapes, sizes and colors of wine bottles, Bottlehood makes a variety of glassware. They even leave the labels on some, for effect. In the photo below, you’ll see glass cheeseboards (with cork feet) and glass lighting pendants. They make jewelry too.

Bottlehood glassware is made using wine, beer, soda and liquor bottles from San Diego restaurants, bars, events and hotels.  I love that it’s a local business using local resources to create an eco-friendly product.

You may buy Bottlehood online or visit them at the Hillcrest Farmer’s Market. La Jollans can now find Bottlehood at Adelaide’s. The solid color Bottlehood vases I saw looked like they should be sold at Pottery Barn and would mix in nicely on a very casually set table. The vase I have my eye on is only $15, and it looked beautiful with an arrangement in it.

Check the glassware out at or follow them on Twitter @bottlehood.

  • Vixen - March 10, 2010

    What a really terrific product. And locally made with local goods. I love it. Will definitely be checking them out.
    .-= Vixen´s last blog ..WW~ Pottery SD Chinese History Museum =-.

  • Oooh, I want these!! Love the green glass idea.
    .-= Chelsea @ Someday I’ll Learn´s last blog ..This Is Important =-.

  • Mama Mary - March 3, 2010

    Love these, how cool! Great gift idea!
    .-= Mama Mary´s last blog ..i should’ve asked for a re-count =-.

  • Jamie - March 3, 2010

    Those are so cool! Love them!!

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I'm Katie Dillon, a freelance luxury travel writer who lives in seaside La Jolla, CA. This is where I document my recent trips around the world, the latest San Diego happenings and other fun lifestyle topics. Thanks for stopping by!

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