Dirigo Bottling Co. upcycled glass lantern

Dirigo Bottling Co. upcycled glass lantern

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Dirigo Bottling Co.
Crown top soda water
Union St., Portland, ME
ca. 1940-1950

Local creative Mary Cloutier scours the state of Maine for vintage glass bottles, jewelry, and candlesticks that she refashions into truly one of a kind lanterns. Designed to hold tea lights (real or flameless) but just as lovely hanging out on their own. These unique pieces make thoughtful gifts for any birthday, celebration, or regular old Wednesday.

Made in Maine with love and history.

A note from the maker:

I make lanterns out of historically significant objects that reconnect consumers to Maine and New England’s industrious past. My work is a culmination of an inherited appreciation for antiques and desire to pull these materials out of the waste stream.


Every object has a life cycle, this sequence begins with harvesting raw materials which are manufactured into a product that is sold to consumers. Although this process alters the physical form and intended use of these items, the transformation creates a new chapter in its life cycle I hope never ends.