So many of you know I have two wonderful bottle trees in my backyard. I have changed them out so that now they have only blue bottles on them. I have discovered that gin and vodka come in blue bottles. I don't know anyone who drinks gin so there I am out of luck but once in awhile one of my good friends gives me a vodka or blue wine bottle they saved. It is always a great gift for me.
Some of you wrote and said "what is the deal with the bottle trees? The deal is that during slave times people got bottles and put them on the trees because they believed that evil spirits were caught in the bottles. I just believe that they are lovely casting blue light in my garden. I used to have a collection of purple old bottles that I got rid of. Oh if only we could hang onto everything we ever had. :0) Does that sound like a hoarder? Good thing I have a small house.
Last year I went into a liquor store looking for blue bottles. I went from shelf to shelf and the guy there said " are you looking for something I can help you with?" And I said "yes I am looking for pretty blue bottles for the bottle tree in my backyard." He said "wow, that is a new one.
My friend Robyn gave me a triangle tequila bottle once and it is cool and I got a cool bottle from Ann in South Carolina that was special. Actually any bottle I get is special and Kathy, Marilyn, Brenda and Molly have both helped me with my collection too. Such fun! I recommend a bottle tree for your yard. :0)