Monday, July 19, 2010

Bottle Trees

While I was on a garden tour this summer, I saw some amazing gardens.
This was a unique find in one backyard...

Some creative person took last year's Christmas tree...and decorated it with bottles.




I just recently read a great book 
that incorporated a mystery and secret messages transferred through bottle trees...





Bottle trees can trap evil spirits or stand as a memorial for a loved one who has passed on. 


They originated in Africa.








Now I want to make one.






7 comments:

Draea Lael (Rose) said...

Very cool...that would be something great to do with the kiddos!

sue said...

OH OH OH!!

That sounds like a good excuse to drink.

Sicilian said...

I have been wanting a bottle tree for a long time. I didn't know the history of them. . . . I love the pictures you posted.
I will have a bottle tree soon.

Sharlene T. said...

Great idea! I've certainly got the bottles... thanks for sharing the background info...

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Burfica said...

Hi Rhea!!! I'm back blogging, if you even remember me. hehehe I know it's been way over a year.

I love the bottle trees, I think they are so pretty. But I like odd things. hehehehe

Kat said...

Have you read "Because of Winn Dixie?" One of the characters in that book has a bottle tree...