bottle tree - Slaves from the Congo in Africa brought the idea of the traditional bottle trees -- live trees with colored bottles on the ends of branches -- into this country. Bottle trees protected the homes from evil spirits by trapping spirits inside the bottles, where they could do no harm.
Bottle Trees were put near the entrance to a house, so spirits did not enter with you. The spirits would become mesmerized by the play of the sunlight thru the colors of glass, and be trapped inside the bottles. the spirits are trapped in the bottles & said to be destroyed when the sun comes out the next morning. This is what I need to do with my next installment of blue Vodka Bottles, right?