San Luis Obispo Bottle Society’s 49th Annual Antique Bottle Show and Sale

San Luis Obispo Bottle Society’s 49th Annual Antique Bottle Show and Sale

23 March 2017

I thought I would post some pictures from the San Luis Obispo Bottle Society’s 49th Annual Antique Bottle Show and Sale this past weekend in Morro Bay, California. I think this was my third or fourth time attending this fun event which opened on Friday, St. Patrick’s Day. Webb Tartaglia and the bottle club sure know how to roll out the red carpet. I’ve written about the show three times before so I will mainly focus on pictures. Most were taken and provided by Brett Weathersbee.

Read: Salutes to the 2015 San Luis Obispo Antique Bottle Show – Morro Bay

Read: 2014 Morro Bay Bottle Show

Read: Morro Bay Meat Eaters

In Baltimore, Elizabeth and I stayed at the Marriott Waterside Hotel on Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Here is a shot of Federal Hill from our 25th floor corner window.

This year was interesting for me as I flew from Baltimore the day after the monster weather event that hit the upper mid Atlantic States and New England. Fortunately this came after the super Baltimore Antique Bottle Show. Going from very cold, miserable weather to sunny California weather is just so fine. Long runs each morning along the coast and up in the hills allowed me to enjoy the scenery change to the fullest. Had to pack two sets of different type of clothes though.

Veterans Memorial Building in Morro Bay, California. Look at that blue sky!

Show locale.

These two guys are great. Having a mini bottle show before they even enter!

Smiling faces at registration.

Nice backlit display of western glass.

Kim Bakke wearing a green t-shirt as the event occurred on St. Patrick’s Day.

Super photograph of bottles laid out on a dealers table.

Wheeling and dealing. Some dealers had outside patio tables.

Tom Chapman holding up a bottle next to a chap dressed a bit Irish.

Tom Spellman manning his table.

Super display by Ron Barnes.

Another display shot of Ron Barnes bottles.

Detail of colored Eastern mini jugs displayed by Ron Barnes.

Fruit jars galore.

Nice western aquas.

Ken Edward sales table.

A smilin’ Lou Lambert.

Webb Tartaglia back-bar whiskies.

Webb Tartaglia (Show Chair) with his back-bar whiskey display.

Bottles catch the abundant outdoor sun on the patio.

Looking at bottles.

Excellent Gin bottle display.

Miniature, miniature display by Ron Barnes. You should have seen his gigantic miniature display last year at the 2016 Sacramento National!

Webb Tartaglia prepares steaks and sausages for his traditional show dinner on Friday evening. Doesn’t get much better!