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15 Antique Rustic Fall Decor Ideas with Amber Glass Bottles

Antique Amber glass bottles are beautiful and can be used to create various fall décor ideas. The colored glass bottles are reminiscent of the changing leaves of autumn, and their rustic appearance adds a touch of charm to any space.

I will share 15 ideas for using amber bottles to create beautiful, festive fall décor. Whether you are looking for a simple way to add a touch of autumn to your home or you want to create more elaborate vignettes and centerpieces, these ideas will inspire you.

So, let’s gather up some vintage bottles and start decorating.

Vintage Amber Glass Bottles for fall decorating. Rustic Autumn Decor for Farmhouse Style Decorating.

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What Was Antique Amber Glass Bottles Used For?

Amber Glass Bottles were initially used to store liquids sensitive to light: the brown or amber color protected medicines and other liquids from spoiling.

Vintage colored glass bottles were popular from the 16th – to the 19th centuries.

 Rustic Fall Decorating Ideas.  Farmhouse, cottage and country style home decor.

How To Collect Vintage Amber Glass Bottle?

There are a variety of vintage amber glass bottles available to collect.

One way to identify older antique bottles is to check the seams. Bottles produced in the early 1900s through the Depression years will have a heavy seam.

In addition, if the bottle has a screw top instead of a stopper top, it’s likely a later production piece.

I like to collect all types of antique bottles, from more current Clorox bottles to smaller apothecary or chemist bottles with raised embossed labels.

Amber Glass Bottles for Rustic Fall Decorating Ideas.  Farmhouse, cottage and country style home decor.

Where to find Amber Bottles?

You may have read 10 Cheap Fall Decorating Ideas with Thrifted Old Bottles and Jars; if so, you know that many of my amber bottles are inherited.

However, I have added to my collection over the years. Many of my smaller bottles have been found at thrift stores and antique shops. In addition, I’ve dug a few out of old trash piles.

The two smaller medicine bottles were dug up on a recent hike through the woods.

Amber Glass Bottles under a cloche for Rustic Fall Decorating Ideas.  Farmhouse, cottage and country style.

Antique Fall Decorating With Amber Bottles

The brown and amber bottle colors lend themselves to rustic fall decorating.

Antique fall decorating is on-trend, especially for country, cottage, and farmhouse-style homes. However, any style home will benefit from the warm glow of colored glass bottles.

They are perfect for holding fall stems but look equally good empty when gathered in a vignette.

Mixed with a copper tray, a vintage toolbox, brass candlesticks, and concrete pears, the bottle collection makes a stunning kitchen island centerpiece.

Rustic Fall Decor. vintage items grouped for kitchen island centerpiece for farmhouse style decorating.

Vintage Amber Bottle Tablescape Centerpiece

Vintage Bottles add a rustic touch to a tablescape centerpiece.

They are lovely, filled with dried flowers, okra pods, sweet gum balls, etc.

old bottle with dried okra and sweet gum balls and basket centerpiece for vintage fall decor.

This Thanksgiving Tablescape includes a combination of brown bottles, kraft paper leaves, twig containers, woven leaf placemats, and vintage brass candlesticks. The entire rustic Thanksgiving table consists of DIY and thrifted decor. READ MORE.

Colored Glass Bottles on Thanksgiving centerpiece for the tablescape.  Antique Fall Decorating

Cloche Vignette

Adding a glass cloche or bell jar to any vignette elevates its importance. A small collection of vintage medicine jars with dried persimmons and sweet gum balls is perfect for antique fall decorating.

Amber Glass Bottles under a cloche for Rustic Fall Decorating Ideas.  Farmhouse, cottage and country style.

Larger glass bottles add a rustic touch to a grouping of cloches inside a large wooden bowl for a coffee table centerpiece.

Antique Fall Decor - Colored Glass Bottles with Glass Cloches in a wooden bowl for coffee table centerpiece

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Small Vignettes with Colored Glass Bottles

The amber colored glass bottles immediately create a autumn feeling to any spot in the house.

Gather a few around a wooden vintage sifter, DIY paper flowers, and bead garland for a side table vignette.

Antique  Bottles on side table with bead garland, DIY paper flowers and vintage sifter.

Or add them to a shelf for a touch of autumn color. They blend well with the thrifted picture frames, brass candlesticks, and the DIY Wooden Spool Tassels.

Wall shelf decorated for Autumn

A silver tray filled with amber bottles and autumn decor adds a rustic element to the vintage card catalog wine bar.

Adding DIY Vintage Bottle Labels enhances the antique fall decor and is so easy to make yourself.

DIY vintage bottle labels for fall decorating.

Outdoor Fall Decorating

Another benefit of decorating for fall with amber glass bottles is they hold up to being outdoors and exposed to the elements.

I’ve used them to decorate the screened porch for fall dinner parties and sprinkle them around the porches each fall. I love how they look with the orange pumpkins and dried flowers.

Rustic Fall Decorating with Vintage  colored Glass bottles and Jars and pumpkins

A collection of rustic bottles adds so much character to the primitive cabinets on the front porch. The warm colors, terra cotta pots, copper tea kettles, and angel statuary create a cozy corner beside our bedroom door.

Rustic Fall Decorating with Antiques and Vintage colored glass Bottles

Over The Top of Cabinets

Another perfect choice for displaying vintage bottles is at the top of cabinets.

Whether you add them above kitchen cabinets or over a hutch, they will add rustic charm to the space.

Decorate above kitchen cabinets with collections of Vintage Bottles

Even the laundry room vintage cabinet has rustic charm for fall decorating with the addition of old glass bottles.

Decorate laundry room cabinet with antique bottles

Decorating with Antiques for Fall gives your home a curated and rustic Autumn quality that never goes out of style.

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Stacy Ling

Thursday 31st of August 2023

I love amber glass! These ideas are so cute!

Tina Smith

Wednesday 20th of March 2024

@Rachel, I LOVE your use of the amber glass! Fall is my favorite!! And fall decorating is the best. Where did you find the berry/pod stems that are in a few of the pictures including the picture of the silver tray with bottles on the bar? In particular, the stem/branch that is laying next to the tray on the left.


Friday 1st of September 2023

Stacy, Thank you! You always lift me up.

Wendy McMonigle

Wednesday 30th of August 2023

Oh, how I love amber glass and you have so many great ideas. Thanks for the reminder, I need to get mine out.


Friday 1st of September 2023

Wendy, Thank you for stopping by. Yes, get it out!


Wednesday 30th of August 2023

Oh I love decorating with amber bottles for fall! I love how you collected them under that glass cloche! So pretty!


Wednesday 30th of August 2023

Nicolle, I'm so glad you liked this. Thanks for commenting.


Tuesday 29th of August 2023

Such great ideas! I love amber bottles but only have a couple. Guess I need to get out and find more. ;) Bring on the fall friend!


Wednesday 30th of August 2023

Cindy, They are my favorite for fall decorating. Thanks Friend.