December 2009
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Bottle Christmas Tree Is Unique Holiday Decor


How about a unique way to decorate your yard and benefit the environment? What would you think about a tree made from old bottles? Bottle trees have been around for quite some time, but have recently been making a comeback. They were originally used to protect the home from evil spirits. Leah Chadwick, office and accounting manager of AFC’s Grain Division, built this one with multicolored bottles as a substitute for a Christmas tree outside her home. She said, "I don’t believe bottle trees ward off evil spirits. I just like unusual yard ornamentation. I always joke it is a tree that doesn’t have to be watered or weeded!" For an interesting history on bottle trees, visit Felder Rushing’s website: www.felderrushing.net/HistoryofBottleTrees.htm.