New Bottle TreesTuesday, November 11, 2008
---I knew I wouldn't be able to put any new posts up with the new baby home, so I did a few before the new baby came, using Blogger's feature to publish posts automatically for a date in the future. ((Just so you aren't wondering how I am able to do this with a newborn!))---
Dawn (hi Dawn! thanks again!) was super-nice enough to tell me about a *great* garden shop that has bottle trees - and not just bottle trees, but unique bottle tree-inspired pieces like bottle chandeliers, bottle tables, bottle trellises...
It's called Myers' Plants and Pottery (205.663.6597), at 2935 Highway 31 S in Alabaster, Alabama. It is a pretty big garden shop - and it doesn't look like a whole lot from the street but ohmygoodness do they have some of the most fun things there:
This is just one of the more simply shaped bottle trees they carry. The gentleman who makes these for Myers' makes some of the most original designs - for whatever reason I just didn't take enough pictures:
Just as Dawn promised, they had trellises with spokes for bottles, chandeliers for bottles...all kinds of things.
They really do have a wide selection of things for the garden - some things I've never seen before. Have you ever said to yourself, "what I really need is an Anne Frank planter"? Or maybe Mark Twain, or Frederick Douglass? Um, probably not.
But guess what:
So you know I had to bring some of the bottle tree things home, right!? Here is one of their bottle chandeliers hanging in the sukkah before it got decorated:
Isn't it gorgeous? Here it is inside the sukkah once Av had gotten started decorating:
I also couldn't leave without this bottle tree table:
It is going to be great for parties - those flagstones (I think those are flagstones) will make the perfect space for hors d'oeuvres and beverages: