Monday, 22 April 2013

Shelves are Filled......A New Delivery at Slug and Jiggers

I have finally come to the end of what has been a very long potion making session but the first cabinets of Slug & Jiggers are filled. 
This shelving unit has all the artisan potion makers wares. All selected for their high quality and rareness!!
 There are potions, draughts and ingredients from the kitchen of Witch E.T. Grubb, the menagerie of Luna Lovegood, the laboratory of Wizard Gobalott and the workshop of Deadspider.
 The small jars I have simply put tiny runes as a written label would not have been readable. I have tried to include all the ingredients mentioned in the Harry Potter books in some shape or form.
 After printing and cutting I have used ink pads to edge each label in different colours to match the label: blue for Luna's, brown for Slug and Jiggers and so on.
 The left hand side unit is for all the branded Slug and Jiggers jars. I have also looked up magical animals from Harry Potter and any other magical types to use for ingredients and names. 
 I am really pleased I decided to follow the black lid path as I like the pristine uniformity of the shelves. 
 Apothecary Jiggers has been looking over the renovation and seems pretty happy with the first delivery!
The LED lighting is in place behind the shelves ready to be connected tomorrow and I am hoping the warmer light will light up the different colours of the jars casting a mysterious glow around the shop floor.
Then I will have fun looking through my stash to begin dressing the counter. What I am not doing for a while is making anymore potion jars!!!

17 comments:

  1. :0 I'm completely I'm awe Janice!! This looks amazing! You've done so well with those black lids! Absoloutely perfect and all the ingredients are just wonderful..
    Mr jiggers looks completely at home behind the counters as does the wonderful goblin!! Can't wait to see the counter filled and all the other items that end up filling the shop :)
    Absoloutely wonderful! :D

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    1. Hi Michael,
      I must admit I am potioned out at the moment!! I love the orderly clean lines and don't want to over clutter it but I think I will probably add one display table.

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  2. Dat ziet er prachtig uit. Wat veel gevulde flesje heb je op de planken staan. Dat ziet er mooi uit.

    Groeten Xandra

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  3. Oh my Janice, you have been busy! I can't imagine how much work that has to have been. It looks fantastic! I can only try and guess what you found to fill all those jars with. I am looking around my kitchen thinking about what you might have found in yours. LOL I guess I would start with my spice rack but after that I gues you have to get really creative.

    I love it and look forward to seeing what else you do to the shop. :-)

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  4. Hi Catherine,
    I have used practically every type of herb and spice in my cupboard plus anything that I could dry in the airing cupboard including grape stalks.
    While out walking the dog I have picked up seeds, pods, cones, buds anything that was small and interesting really. Dried them in a very low oven and then placed them in resin filled jars.
    I have also used any odd bits in my stash like toadstools, fruits and vegetables and put them in coloured solid water for a bit spookiness. Scenic materials are great too.
    I didn't really make anything special as I new they would all have labels.
    It's amazing what you can get away with!!

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  5. Your shelves and bottles look amazing! I love your work on each individual label, very impressive. Looking forward to seeing what else you end up with in there. Keep up the good work.

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    1. Thanks Troy, it has been time consuming but I am pleased with the overall look now.

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  6. Your shop is looking great Janice. I can only imagine how long it too to fill all those jars and the labels too!! The shop keeper and guy peeking around the door are pretty cool cool.

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    1. Hi Jenny, I am glad you are enjoying keeping up with my very slow progress!!

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  7. Hello Janice! This is pretty impressive work and you must be very pleased when you see how well everything has come together! Stuffing those tiny vials and the production of the labels and then setting them in a particular order onto the shelves ...I can only imagine the patience; which has paid off because the room is terrific and has so much character infused into it! Well Done!

    elizabeth

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    1. Hi Elizabeth, it has taken a bit longer than I expected but I am glad I persevered. Now I need to leave well alone to keep the ordered look!!

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  8. It all looks amazing. There is certainly a good amount of jars and potions.

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    1. Too many!! No more for a while now. Time for a break I think!!

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  9. You have been busy! Yhe bottles are perfect on the shelves. This shop will be truly magical.
    Bye, Faby

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    1. Thanks Faby, busy but finished at last!!

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  10. It was such a pleasure to come here and read all these posts about the Apothecary!

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    1. Hi Sans, I am so glad you enjoyed your visit.

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