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Bottle Tree Origin

Bottle trees have been known to trap evil spirits trying to enter your property and home. It's said by having a bottle tree in your yard, evil spirts trying to enter will be trapped inside and confused by the sunlight and color, unable to escape. More and more people are using Cubby's bottle trees at their home for decortive art and good Karma.

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Why Bottle Trees?


The Origin of the Bottle Tree

Most believe that bottle trees got their roots in the Congo area of Africa in the 9th Century A.D. and that the practice was brought over by slaves who hung blue bottles from trees and huts as talismans to ward off evil spirits.  But after extensive research, it’s now believed that bottle trees and their lore go back much farther in time, and originate farther north. It’s also believed that the superstitions surrounding them were embraced by most ancient cultures, including European.

Although glass was made deliberately as early as 3500 B.C. in northern Africa, hollow glass bottles began appearing around 1600 B.C. in Egypt and Mesopotamia. Clear glass was invented in Alexandria around 100 A.D.

Tales began to circulate that spirits could live in bottles - probably from when people heard sounds caused by wind blowing over bottle openings.

It is believed that the spirits are dazzled by the colors of the bottles in the sun. Once they enter the bottle, they can't find their way out, much like flies. Legend had it that empty glass bottles placed outside the home could "capture" roving (usually evil) spirits at night, and the spirit would be destroyed the next day in the sunshine.

Blue is a favorite choice of bottle tree lovers.  Many believe that blue bottles also contain some healing qualities. Whatever your color of choice for your bottle tree, know that it is from a long and proud tradition of trapping and keeping bad things - including the Blues - away.

Bottle trees have been featured as accessories in most of the prestigious flower show garden displays all over the world. Additionally, glass bottles, which have long been placed in windows for color ("poor man's stained glass"), are also commonly used to line flower beds.

Complied from a variety of studies based on the subject of “Bottle Trees”.

At Cubby's, we create our bottle trees entirely of all metal. This assures they live a long colorful life. They don't shed and will add color beautiful color to your home.  While we have many trees growing in our tree farm, we can also start a new tree for you, based on your ideas.
If you, your family or your friends enjoy wine, we encourage you to start a "Friendship Bottle Tree".  Each time you share a bottle of wine with someone special, hang the bottle on your bottle tree!

Cubby's Bottle Trees are growing all over the country!

We will custom design and build
a bottle tree based on your vision.

Our bottle trees start at $39.95

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