Thursday, April 12, 2012

Vanilla ~ Rebottled

My husband Ray has a friend that lives in Texas, and when he comes up to Michigan in the summers, he always brings me a huge bottle of La Vencedora Mexican Pure Vanilla. 

This is the BEST vanilla. I never buy it in the grocery store anymore, 1. because this bottle is so big, almost 32 ounces, I never run out..and 2.  because the tiny bottles of real vanilla in the store are so darn expensive. Forget even buying imitation's not going to happen.

But the absolute BEST thing about this the price. I would just always give my husband's friend $10.00, and I thought he was just giving me a good deal. But no. I googled it, and found that it can be purchased HERE and HERE....for not much more than I was paying our friend.

So he brings me these bottles, and I use it for baking...I add a little to pancake batter when I make pancakes, I add some to my coffee sometimes, and at night I will warm up some milk and add a few drops to a mug of milk...mmm.

But the bottle is like a bottomless matter how much I use, it seems like it never runs dry, haha!'s hard to pour when you just need a drop or two. It's the size of a big fat bottle of wine. to get to the actual reason for this post.

So the other day I decided that I needed to put it into something smaller.
I happened to use the last drop of soy sauce, and I washed out the bottle, soaked the label off and let it dry.
But I didn't just want a plain old bottle of vanilla in my cabinet.
So I went to The Graphics Fairy's blog, knowing that there are a vast array of all different sorts of vintage graphics, labels and whatnot available there.
I did a search for 'vanilla'...and was so excited to find this:

Oh my. How perfect.
I printed it out and it fit perfectly on the bottle.

As you can see it's a much smaller, more manageable size bottle...and so much nicer looking.

So much nicer, in fact....that I don't want to hide it away in the cabinet.
I'm going to leave it out on my shelf for all to see. :)

My entry into Craft and Tell @ Cherished Bliss is sponsored by Appliances Online and the Bosch Washing Machines

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by Appliances Online and Bosch Washing Machines

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  1. That turned out great! Vanilla is a wonderful and oft taken for granted flavor. I've even put a drop behind my ears. :)

  2. Adorable! I love all the vintage-look labels available online. The Graphics Fairy is such a great resource!

    Claire @

  3. Lovely but I have to say I like the look of the big bottle as well...once empty I would fill it with some fiercy red gerberas :)
    I wish I could find something like that Vanilla extract here in Ireland without paying an arm and a leg...I use vanilla pods currently.

  4. Hey, great find!! I am currently infusing my own vanilla (it's not done yet) but I hadn't given a lot of thought yet as to whether I should label it.

  5. Pretty little bottle. Even better that it's more than decorative!

  6. Cute! Thanks for the links to get cheap vanilla too.

  7. I love vanilla, and I hate that it's so expensive. I'll definitely have to go to your link.:) Ty!

  8. This looks great!!! Love the vintage look! I love the Graphics Fairy too!

  9. I love the label you printed, I wouldn't want to hide it away either :)

  10. Thank you so much for linking up this week to Fantabulous Friday @ Little Becky Homecky! Did you enter the giveaway yet?

    Katie @ Little Becky Homecky

  11. Karen has the best graphics, doesn't she? Your little bottle looks fabulous, good enough to leave out for sure!

  12. Very nice! Here is my Making Monday Marvelous offering:

  13. What a cool idea! I love vintage graphics and I really like how you displayed this one. If you have some time I'd love it if you'd stop by my blog to check out the giveaway I'm having for a Ramsign Home Sign!

  14. I have used Vanilla from Mexico for years . We go to San Benito, Tx. every winter ,

  15. I USE THAT SAME BRAND OF VANILLA! I love it, can't go back to any other kind.

  16. Argh! I just threw out a bottle of soy sauce on Sunday after lunch! I would love it if you would link up to my party at

  17. It looks awesome! I have pinned this to my Free download/Paper crafts Pinterest Board. Cherished Handmade Treasures Pinterest

    Thanks for linking up to the Creative Corner Hop. I hope you will be back again next week!

    Cherished Handmade Treasures

  18. Absolutely love it and love your blog and I have become your newest follower :)

  19. Thanks for linking up at Tout It Tuesday. Love to see projects from a fellow Michiganian blogger! I am in West Michigan.

  20. What would we do without the Graphics Fairy?! lol You were smart to transfer the vanilla to a more manageable bottle, Jackie. I wonder how it would it look with a cork instead of a lid?

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday again. I enjoy having you participate. ;)

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

  21. Thanks for sharing this! We are so glad that you linked up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We hope you’ll be back soon! -The Sisters

  22. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  23. Love the label! Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.

  24. What a sweet lable and a pretty little bottle! That vanilla sounds yummy!


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