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Lark
Wisconsin zone 4/5
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October 20, 2011 - 5:20 am

This is my version of the legendary 'BOTTLE TREE',  I call it my 'BOTTLE FLOWER'.  Green bottles for the leaves, blue bottles for the flower petals and a orange bottle for the stamen.Laugh The frame is an old coat rack.[Image Can Not Be Found]  Well it is gone...during a severe wind storm this summer a tree fell and hit it.Cry Project for the Winter...look for parts to make a NEW BOTTLE FLOWERCool

Dousman, Wisconsin, zone 5

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Brenda
SW Indiana zone 6a
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October 20, 2011 - 6:46 am

Love it!! Metal bottle tree frames were a big thing this year at the Indiana covered bridge festival..my husband is a great welder so I kept nudging him and telling him to take mental notes lol....now Ihave to start drinking some wine to collect me some bottles Laugh

"Gardening is a way to show that you believe in tomorrow"

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Lark
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October 20, 2011 - 7:03 am

Brenda, if you are serious about wanting bottles there are three places you can check out for empty glass bottles. No HEAVY DRINKING neededLaugh. Recycling centers, taverns/bars and restaurants.Cool

Dousman, Wisconsin, zone 5

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KeyWee54
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October 20, 2011 - 7:26 am

I love your bottle flower (so much prettier and creative than a regular bottle tree) and am SO sad that it was destroyed.  Dang that Mother Nature. 

Me ~ I save glass like a fiend, and everyone knows it.  No matter the color or shape.  Lark, you would flip if you could see all the glass I have in my building!  But I have a sneaking suspicion that we will see less and less of it as time goes by.  So I am holding all I can for ransomCool

Brenda ~ your husband sounds like mine.  Perchance does he have ten projects started and none really, really completed?  If so, then they are the same guy!  Oh, and I will help you drink the wineLaugh

The holidays are a good time to collect bottles and get some interesting ones too.  I scavenge them at any party I go to, and have everyone save them for me.  No taverns around here ~ dry county.

Now ...... I am on the HUNT for a coat rack!

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Brenda
SW Indiana zone 6a
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October 23, 2011 - 1:55 pm

KeyWee, you described my hubby to a T lol...great tip on checking out the recycle center for bottles!! I am going to try using gallery glass on the inside of clear bottles and see how it works (at one time I made many many 'stain glass' hangings using gallery glass and picture frames. It actually keeps the glass from shattering if it should get broke, which will help if we get a wind storm..will see how it works)

"Gardening is a way to show that you believe in tomorrow"

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