Sunday, October 18, 2015

The Bottle Tree...

For as long as I can remember I have wanted a bottle tree, 
I'm not sure why!
I find them to be fun and whimsical.
I like different colored bottles, but blue is reported to be the best.
I adore how the tree looks and how the bottles glisten in the sun.

I have been talking about making this tree all summer.
I have been collecting bottles and saving some some dead tree limbs. 
I made friends with a few bartenders,
who loved my story and went through their recycling containers,
to find some special bottles for my tree.

My best score was in Hershey, Pa.
and fyi, woman bartenders enjoy the story much more than men.
(You can't make this stuff up!!)

Finding dead tree branches that were sturdy enough to hold the 
bottles was not going well, nor was the bottle hunt...
so...I turned to amazon and there were many "trees" to choose from.
I did not want to purchase a tree but I had no choice,

I ordered it,
it came and I was somewhat happy with it.

Next were the bottles and that search was not going as planned either.

I found these in A.C. Moore for one buck each,
so I caved in and purchased them.
I wanted color and this was a great variety,
and although they are vases, they do work well.

So here it is finished, nothing went as planned,
I wanted it to hold more bottles but
it has satisfied my bottle tree itch, for now, so I will move on.

30 comments:

  1. Debbie I adore bottle trees! Almost everybody here has one....well not really but there sure are alOT of them! I did a post on them a year or two ago...ill see if I can find it for you . I do love the bottles you got!! That is one of the best places to get them! Enjoy your bottle tree! Do you know the old legends about the trees? I think I had it on that post

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  2. Debbie I adore bottle trees! Almost everybody here has one....well not really but there sure are alOT of them! I did a post on them a year or two ago...ill see if I can find it for you . I do love the bottles you got!! That is one of the best places to get them! Enjoy your bottle tree! Do you know the old legends about the trees? I think I had it on that post

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  3. Good morning, Debbie! I have always enjoyed seeing the bottle trees during my travels. They are colorful and pretty. You did well and I like the AC Moore bottles. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day!

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  4. I quite like your bottle tree! It's a neat idea.

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  5. Wow, I've never heard of a bottle tree before.

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  6. i handmade mine a few years back out of a wood post and misc items. the ground got soft with rain and the wind blew it over, smashing several of the bottles. that ended my bottle tree fascination, too. :) glad you got yours put together. you can always change out the bottles when you get bored.

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  7. Ummm I wonder what it says about me that I could name the the former product in the bottles in the first pic in 1.2 seconds?

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    1. 4 of those were from the sweet bartender in hershey, pa., she LOVED the story. and i would not be surprised if she has one now!!!!

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  8. I want to visit an a c moore

    ohhhh the colors!!

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  9. The bottle tree? why not.
    The tree looks beautifully.
    Colored bottles have charm.
    Greetings.
    Lucia

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  10. So beautiful! I've heard of those, but never knew anyone who had one. Now I do!! LOVE it, and all the colors. Blue is my favorite. :)

    xoxo

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  11. Oh wait! I see some purple! Of course. :)

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  12. I love the colors of all of those bottles. I am so glad you got your tree. It really looks wonderful Debbie.

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  13. I have a bottle tree though not as pretty as yours. My colors are clear, brown and green...all I had. The tree is an old cedar limb and works well. It has evolved and in addition to bottles it now holds crone or fairy stones (rocks with holes) and some of Dad's spark plugs I found when cleaning his shop.

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  14. Hi Debbie you wil be staring a craze in having bottle tree. I have to say i havenever seen one over here but they look fun and you had fun doing it. that was the main thing.

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  15. How whimsical and cute! Maybe not as planned but it turned out adorable anyway ;)

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  16. Well - I'd not heard of a bottle tree before ... and now I have.

    You can get some amazing bottles and all sorts of colours. I like the selection you bought, the colours go well together ... and yes the finished result is pleasing.

    I hope you enjoy the different colours the reflections will bring in the changing light.

    All the best Jan

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  17. Well - I'd not heard of a bottle tree before ... and now I have.

    You can get some amazing bottles and all sorts of colours. I like the selection you bought, the colours go well together ... and yes the finished result is pleasing.

    I hope you enjoy the different colours the reflections will bring in the changing light.

    All the best Jan

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  18. I have three bottle trees on our farm. One just like this. I love playing around with them and collecting different bottles.

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  19. Very nice! Sometimes you have no choice but to improvise.

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  20. I want a Bottle Tree!!!! I already have lots of bottles! Where did you find the tree? I may order one. LOVE yours!

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  21. I think it turned out beautiful! I love your bottle collection, too. It must be so pretty when the light shines through them. x Karen

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  22. Beautiful coloured glass bottles need to be displayed, and in a group look super, but this is a fun and artistic way of doing it. I have never heard of, or seen this before, but it does look pretty.

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  23. Cool, I have not heard of a bottle tree before now, oh the stuff we learn from others :) You did manage to find some really pretty colors in the bottles, I don't know that I would have even thought of looking on Amazon for a tree, neat they had one that worked, I bet it is very pretty with the sun glistening on them!

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  24. It's really colorful and very pretty. You did a nice job.

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  25. Lovely bottle tree! I've always love them, probably because my grandfather had one in his yard for many years. It was even featured in the newspaper one time. I wish I had it, but it's now gone!

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  26. I like it, and it's really too funny, I've been admiring some of these myself, and I'm just about ready to put one together too! One of my favorites is a tree outside a restaurant where they actually have lights in each one too!

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  27. I like your colorful collection! I'd say it was worth the wait. ;)

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  28. This is such an unique tree! I loved the bottles and vases. I would say that this is a very cute post.
    Blessings and hugs!

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  29. HAHA...I have been saying for a few years now that I was going to make one of these and I have not made it there yet! Being that I do welding some you would thing I would be able to turn one of these out really fast.

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