Will the Real Mrs. Butterworth Please Stand Up?

11" tall

Only YOU will appreciate this. Look at this blue/green bottle I found at a thrift store recently

Side View of Bottle

I've been painting baby doll heads to use to create some doll bottle creations. Old, vintage bottles will work just fine for their bases, but THIS bottle . . . I'm going to save it until I can create a woman.

Doesn't my bottle look similar to the Mrs. Butterworth bottles?

There's no head - and the hands are placed in a different position, but the collar and buttons . . .


I did some research on the internet, but didn't come up with anything. There are no markings on my bottle. Maybe it's just a "knock off" of a real Mrs. Butterworth *smiles*

17 comments:

Tam Hess said...

Your right that is a great bottle! I wonder where it originally came from? Thanks for sharing. :)

Artzy Diva said...

That's a GREAT bottle!!! It does look like Mrs Butterworth. Makes me wonder what the origins of it re.

Lezlei Ann Young said...

What a great find! Can't wait 'til the inspiration for the "woman" hits!

xoxoxo
Lezlei

JerseyTjej said...

I was just about to comment about the muffins when the Mrs.Butterworth comment came up.---I SO Miss AmericA!!!

I am not ILITERATE but the computer will not let me change the words or font...

Khris said...

Oh wow. What amazing bottles. Love them...hugs Khris in Oz

Lori Anderson Designs said...

OMG I love it! Pretty much anything in blue glass, but that is a steal!

I remember being a girl and sitting at my grandmother's table gluing fabric and ribbon to the Mrs. Butterworth bottles, always frustrated that my seven-year old fingers couldn't make everything lie flat. I wish I had some of that old lace now!

Leah said...

what a beautiful color it is!!

Sam Marshall said...

How beautiful!

Gaby Bee said...

Wow, what an incredible find! Lucky you :-)

Retro Cafe' Art Gallery said...

Hi Sherry!!! That bottle is AWESOME! It would look great with a German doll head atop :).
xoxo,
Kristin

kecia said...

love the color of the bottle - what a super sweet find. i think you are right that is is very similiar to Mrs. Butterworth. too bad you couldn't find out that it was worth $1000!

i am very mary said...

*heart* that!

steve said...

That's a great bottle, do you have any idea of its age? any markings?
Iv been researching the origins of Mrs Butterworth. this bottle could be the original. before it was mass produced. cir. 1930

Sherry Goodloe said...

Hello Steve - You didn't leave me a way to get back to you via e-mail, so I'm hoping you will return here for my answer.

I picked up the bottle at a thrift store. There are no markings and I've done research on the internet as well but can't find anything.

Maybe I should hold onto it huh? :)

Melissa said...

Hi Sherry, I have this bottle too - and it has it's head! (I'd be happy to send you pictures) I found your blog because I'm trying to figure out where this came from. Did you ever learn anything? Thanks,
Melissa
mzraskin@yahoo.com

Jim Hoffman said...

Did you ever find out anything about the bottle? I own two of these bottles with the heads intact. The bottles resemble a grandmotherly type and not Mrs. Butterworth yet, I too, am having trouble finding any information on it. I have blue one and a brown one.

Unknown said...

No i didn't
Its one of those mysteries in life.
Go to the library and get
"The Good Life" by Scott Nearing. The Nearings in the 1930s marketed their Maple Syrup in bottles they had made to look like little old ladies. they called them "Sweet Old Ladies"
I suspect these are the original, or precursor of Mrs. Butterworth.