Thursday, February 7, 2008

Bottle Tree

Ever seen a bottle tree? If you looked closely at Wednesday's Picket Fences post, you would have noticed a bottle tree in the yard. Bottle trees are said to ward off evil spirits, and the idea was brought to America along with the Africans who became slaves. Today's bottle trees, however, are simply ornamental. They are primarily associated with southern gardens.

14 comments:

oldmanlincoln said...

Very nice. I have not seen anything like this before.

Uma por Dia said...

So beautiful, My yesterday post was a piece of art with 7 meters made out bottles!

Sonia said...

I have never seen a bottle tree before. I like that creative idea!

Kate said...

I like this very much. Anything whimsical appeals to me. On a recent art crawl in Mazatlan, I saw one entire interior wall of cobalt blue bottles separating two rooms. Really quite appealing.

Annie said...

Fine folk art. My husband won't let me put one up in our yard but I think it's be a fun addition.

Southern Heart said...

I love bottle trees, and that one is exceptional! I love the colors in this one.

Jim said...

very neat looking

Dan said...

Nice, colorful pic this morning. The only time a have seen one of these is in the movie "For the Love of Winn Dixie" did you see it?

Squirrel said...

Reminds me of an art installation in a museum. Very evocative. Could have symbolism for some people.

Joy said...

I love this! So pretty.

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Gail's Man said...

A very colourful idea. I don't think it would work in england though. Too many people would be too tempted to pick the tree and throw them about.

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Jana said...

Great photo! I have seen a few bottle trees, but not in awhile. I was told that you place a bottle on the tree for every 'sin' you commit, the bottles remind you not to do that again.

Bergson said...

On our premises we make some time of the trees like this one


But is to dry the bottle before putting wine inside

g_mirage said...

so colorful! nothing goes to waste. Good day!