It’s amazing what you can find up here under lumps of dust and rags. I’m wishing now I had taken a before photo of this so you could see for yourself how it took me five years to even notice it. My husband instructed me to look for some old clay pots in the wine cellar so I could transplant some flowers. Rummaging around his various tools trying to avoid any giant spider attacks I didn’t find any clay pots but a very curious looking container in a basket.
I carefully peered inside the torn rag and saw some dried up black residue. My first thought was that it must be an old wine decanter or perhaps oil. But why was there a cloth tied over the opening? As usual, my curiosity got the better of me and I had to investigate some more. As I carefully removed any sharp, pointy pruning tools out of the way I managed to get my hands around the rusty old handles of the basket and took it outside to get a closer look.
Covered in over ten years of dust it was hard to tell if it was worth the effort of cleaning. I carefully pulled the glass out of its basket and couldn’t believe my luck. This gorgeous, dirty bottle was about to be revived. I quickly grabbed a toilet scrub brush some bleach and the garden hose and here is the result:
Just goes to show you that sometimes the pot of gold is under a big pile of dirt.