Monday, August 2, 2010

Birds Need A Birdbath

These bowls were a wedding gift my parents receieved in 1950.
I really like that they are so different.
because they are some "sort of pottery" and have tiny cracks inside,
I don't want to use them for food.


I found the Gorilla Glue that I hid from Tom.

I bought this candle holder at the Goodwill.
You can't really tell how big it is because Lucy is only 3 lbs.

Then I glued the bowls together and
just placed them over the candle holder.

Perfect birdbath for all the birds in


Keep your birdbaths clean. Rinse birdbaths, ideally with a hose, and change the water frequently, daily in hot weather. Scrub birdbaths with a solution of one part bleach to nine parts water when they begin to appear scummy, or about every 10 days to two weeks, to prevent algae growth. Be sure to rinse them thoroughly before refilling.


  1. How cute is that. Great idea and thanks for sharing. Now quick hide the glue or is it too late! Jude

  2. Christine,
    I just love this idea! What a great way to reuse something that holds meaning and make it meaningful in a whole new way! I'm sure that Lulu and Levi will enjoy it as well!
    Dee Dee

  3. Oh... in case you forgot... remember to rehide the glue!
    Dee Dee

  4. What a beautiful idea - and the fact that they are "family heirlooms" makes the idea even more special for me... now, you've got me thinking. EXCEPT! You know W*H*O would find themselves playing in it more then the birds would, don't you?

    I love how you call your garden the "children's garden". I don't know if I've ever mentioned that to you before.

  5. Adorable idea, my sista! Love it! And how cool is it that it was a wedding gift to your parents! I know it will make you smile every time you see it.


  6. I LOVE this idea! It has such sentimental value as well as being practical...a winning combination! I just read your post with the BEFORE pics of the Childrens' Garden. WOW! Amazing and so sweet! What an awesome Grandma you are!

  7. Your birds are going to be bathing in style! Wonderful re-purposing for those wonderful bowls! Bowls with sentiment on top of that! The new birdbath is wonderful!

  8. What a great idea!!
    Way to think outside the BOWL!! :)
    Your children's garden looks beautiful.

  9. Fabulous idea. It's nice you were able to use the pottery pieces that belonged to your parents in a new way. The birds are going to love you for it!!

  10. Love this idea. Now make sure you put that glue away so Tom never ever finds it again : )

  11. Well aren't you crafty? And I mean that in the best possible way. LOL

  12. Absolutely adorable use of the bowls AND the Goodwill find!


    And thank you for the quote you left on my post. I've never read or heard it before and it really rang true. I love it.

  13. What a cute idea and it looks wonderful in your Children's Garden.

  14. So fun. Lulu will LOVE this.

  15. How cute! I think I'm going to have to get some of that Gorilla Glue! :) I love the birdbath idea!


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