If you've been following my Facebook posts ( and you should, of course!) you know that we had a long, long, hard winter in our neck of the woods (southern CT) - as did many other areas.
As soon as the first half decent day hit at the middle to end of April, I went full gear into garden mode. (If you saw the inside of my house, you wouldn't question this.) If there is a hint of sunshine and a smidgen of warmth, I'm out there. I mean, out there. And, being no spring chicken anymore, I'm one tired gal when I finally quit each day. But, all that being said, I LOVE it - in a big way.
I will be sharing photos of my garden on my Facebook page as soon as I get organized enough to do so. When I moved into the house last May, there was nothing more there than a mound of dirt with a tarp thrown over it. I'm working fast and furious on creating a sanctuary that is attractive to birds and butterflies, and a place for me to relax, unwind, entertain, and listen to the sounds of life around me.
Having created the "bones" or framework, I am now into the plantings and creating/selecting elements or accents to give it my personal touch. You know, the fun part. One of the projects on my list was a birdbath - not the Lowes / Home Depot version, but something with a vintagey (is that even a word??) vibe. Now, all I needed were the components...
While on one of my weekly jaunts to a local thrift store last week, I found an old lamp that called my name. While the tag said it was not in working order, that was of NO interest to me in the least! I was intent on utter dismantlement anyway ... and, the price was dynamite - non-working, and no shade, worked on my behalf!
|the lamp came with instant patina !|
Having instantly decided what I would use the base for, I headed to the glassware department (OK - the metal shelving unit the next aisle over). I zeroed in on this glass bowl, both because I thought it would be perfect for my project, AND it had a white sticker, so it was fifty percent off. (don't you love it when that happens?) I also selected a small glass bowl to put in the middle of the larger bowl for a "perch" for the birds.
I had recently read a blog post from a gal who was making cup and saucer bird feeders. I googled the blog to see what adhesive she had used, and headed next to Lowes to see if it was available. It was - I was on a roll!
The rest is history ... once home, the gluing process was a snap. I waited 24 hours for it to cure, and into the garden it went!
I think once the flowers and other plantings fill in, it will look right at home - do you agree???