MY LITTLE BOTTLE TREE

September 12th, 2009 in member junk     
zazzyzee zazzyzee, member
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My little bottle tree has seen better days.  This past spring I staked it with a T-post, hoping to get another year of joy from it. I also placed a windchime on one branch.  Now I can hear when it talks to me!
COAT OF MANY COLORS
My little bottle tree has seen better days.  This past spring I staked it with a T-post, hoping to get another year of joy from it. I also placed a windchime on one branch.  Now I can hear when it talks to me!

My little bottle tree has seen better days.  This past spring I staked it with a T-post, hoping to get another year of joy from it. I also placed a windchime on one branch.  Now I can hear when it talks to me!


My little bottle tree has seen better days.  In hopes I would get yet another year of joy from her, I staked her to a T-post this past spring.  I also added,  later in the summer (as she was a bit droopy), an old iron wagon wheel for support. In the beginning this tree was a lovely curly willow and when she lost her fight for life, I decided to give her a new purpose. Her multi colored coat shouts beauty when the sun glints off her glass adornments. New iron bottle trees can be found at your local nursery, but I prefer the tones of wood (dead or alive)! Some people prefer a solid color of glass bottles or a theme , such as red and green, but I like the myriad of hues dancing in the sunlight. You can use any "lost" tree or sparse shrub.  I even added an old windchime to provide sweet sounds in the Texas breezes. You can add any item you like to make your tree unique and artsy. 


Pattern or design used: My own design - MY LITTLE BOTTLE TREE
posted in: member junk, glass, fun, outdoor spaces

Comments (8)

doggbo writes: I think I will put a small bottle tree in my rock garden.Love it! Posted: 9:03 am on November 5th
shabbychick writes: What a beautiful bottle tree! And what a great new life you gave your little willow!

Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Posted: 10:20 am on September 14th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Love your collection of multi-colored bottles! Very nice!
Candy Posted: 11:36 am on September 13th
suewhitney writes: Love, love, love. the colored bottles are perfect. Welcome to JUNKMARKET Style!!! Can't wait to see more from you.

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 9:28 am on September 13th
RustyDiva writes: I love your tree ~ mostly because you used what was already there. It's beautiful and inspiring. Thanks for sharing it. Posted: 10:32 pm on September 12th
CottageElements writes: Love the many colors on your bottle tree. I think it adds more character to it. And why buy a new one when you can use nature for one. I love curly willow branches, too, and this works perfect! So glad you shared and welcome to JMS!

Lani Posted: 10:06 pm on September 12th
LuAnn writes: These bottle trees are hot in our area. I'm gonna have to make one soon and place in my garden. Thanks for the inspiration and sharing!!

LuAnn Posted: 10:04 pm on September 12th
grannijo writes: I like your "coat of many colors" tree!!....I have a tree limb in a bucket of cement then put doll rods in it to hold my bottles...like yours...thanks for sharing...sharon Posted: 9:52 pm on September 12th
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