Tuesday, June 24, 2008

FOR LAVINIA AT THE BIRDBATH CHRONICLES

Not long ago I was looking through some of my older pictures from New Orleans and found this photograph from a courtyard just off Royal Street( I believe that's where it was located). Inside this courtyard, we found some eclectic little shops and stumbled upon this great birdbath which had been converted into a planter. I'm not sure if the birdbath had been damaged or if it was always intended to serve as a planter but my goodness, I love the results. I have a birdbath which I'm thinking of doing this with and have been on the lookout for a small cherub to put in the center like the one in the photo. Those who know me know that I absolutely adore statuary ( not all garden statuary mind you...primarily the ones that look ancient and most certainly like they came from a very old cemetery)- My poor husband still gets back aches when he looks at our 5 ft. angel statue in our patio area... I need to blog about the ordeal we went through when we got that statue....For now.. it's back to never-ending weeding in the garden...

7 comments:

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

You know, Rebecca, I popped over here this morning, and saw you still had the peach upside down cake....but just a few moments ago, something told me, pop over to Rebecca's again....and boy, am I tickled that I did!

That image combines two of my favourite things: birdbaths and statuary, in a particularly graceful, elegant way.

Rebecca, I do hope you blog about the 5 foot statue!

Like you, I adore statuary, particulary the 'classic' formal kind.

And I also adore hidden courtyards and grottos too. Rebecca, we are two of a kind...Thanks so much for this post....

Betsy said...

I did the never-ending weeding in the garden today, too! ha-ha
What a great idea for a broken bird bath! :) I've used them for feeders before, but a planter would be great, too!

willow said...

Don't you wish you could just weed once in the spring and it would stay that way the rest of the summer?

I love old statuary, too. I have two ancient pieces that come from an old Ohio estate. I'll blog on them for you soon, Rebecca.

Rebecca said...

Lavinia, I'll take some photos of the angel and blog about it very soon. Yes, I believe we are two of a kind, my sister:-)...

Rebecca said...

Betsy, I loved the idea, too. The birdbath I have isn't broken, though so I haven't brought myself to convert it yet...I have another that can give our fine feathered friends water so I need to get on this project..Like I don't have enough going on! LOL!!

Rebecca said...

Willow,
Oh, to only weed once in the spring! Hubby says if I didn't have so much growing then we could just have more lawn ( NOT!!!)..He jokes about that but he loves the garden, too and knows that it brings me such joy...I wondered if you had some statuary around the manor! Can't wait to see and read about that...

I was in the garden this morning again before 7 and pulled some more wild strawberry vine out from around my perennials...ARGH!!! I refuse to use herbicide though so at least I know the soil is healthy out there.

Mmm said...

"I absolutely adore statuary ( not all garden statuary mind you...primarily the ones that look ancient and most certainly like they came from a very old cemetery"
--Oh, i soooo agree.