Glass Bottle Trees- Is it just a Mississippi thing?

We have received inquiries about the glass bottle trees, which will be available on our web site soon. Thought we might share some history and reading material for those interested.

Slaves from the Congo in Africa brought the idea of the traditional bottle trees - live trees with colored bottles on the ends of branches - into this country. Bottle trees protected homes from evil spirits by trapping spirits inside the bottle, where they could do no harm.

Recently, the bottle tree has seen new life as a tree-like metal structure with a steady base and branches (where colored bottles are placed).

May 24, 2007 Newsletter: view