A Southern Bottle Tree.

According to legend, evil spirits cannot resist crawling into the colored glass of the Bottle Tree. Once inside the bottles, they become trapped and are destroyed by the morning sun. The Bottle Tree is one of the oldest traditions in the South.

Bottle Tree Selective Color, southern folklore - catches the evil spirits before they enter your home

Bottle Tree Selective Color, southern folklore - catches the evil spirits before they enter your home. You see a lot of bottle Trees in the Sout.

Gullah Bottle Tree  -  South Carolina Artisans Center, 318 Wichman Street in Walterboro, SC. Tradition holds that evil spirits are captured in the bottles before they can invade the gallery.  When the wind blows, the low howl of the nasty spirits can be heard from the bottle tree. #SCLowcountry #SCArtisansCenter #Gullah #WalterboroSC

Gullah Bottle Tree South Carolina Artisans Center Tradition holds that evil spirits are captured in the bottles. When the wind blows, the low howl of the nasty spirits can be heard from the bottle tree.

Bottle tree in Eastern North Carolina during February snow---from reader Kathy P.

Bottle tree in Eastern North Carolina during February snow---from reader Kathy P.

Thank you to reader Patti Ramsey for this photo of a bottle tree in Blowing Rock, NC. LOVE the colored bottles!

Thank you to reader Patti Ramsey for this photo of a bottle tree in Blowing Rock, NC. LOVE the colored bottles!

Thanks, Cindy Vance, for sending these photos from 12 Spies Vineyard & Farm in Rabun Gap, Georgia!

Thanks, Cindy Vance, for sending these photos from 12 Spies Vineyard Farm in Rabun Gap, Georgia!

Thank you to reader Gail De Salvo for sending this photo of a bottle tree in Illinois. She said she didn't think the northern "haints" would know what do to with it!

Thank you to reader Gail De Salvo for sending this photo of a bottle tree in Illinois. She said she didn't think the northern "haints" would know what do to with it!

From Casey L. in Georgia during a February storm.

From Casey L. in Georgia during a February storm.

At Lucia's restaurant in Roswell, Georgia. Think they would notice if I took it home with me?

At Lucia's restaurant in Roswell, Georgia. Think they would notice if I took it home with me?

For those of you who want a bottle tree but don't have room in your garden or countertops. Thank you to reader Reeca Elliott for this photo from a restaurant in Oxford, MS!

For those of you who want a bottle tree but don't have room in your garden or countertops. Thank you to reader Reeca Elliott for this photo from a restaurant in Oxford, MS!

Bottle tree in snow--Canton, Georgia (from reader Laurel W.).

Bottle tree in snow--Canton, Georgia (from reader Laurel W.

Another Edisto Island bottle tree!

Another Edisto Island bottle tree!

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