Friday, April 1, 2016


I am taking a few moments to share something I put together
as a "break" from all the unpacking.  By the way, my 
unpacking is all done today - not that pictures
 mirrors are up yet though.

Some of you recall I had about 3 of these birdbaths in my Colorado yards so I left 2 and brought this one.  They tend to rust where the water is poured into the bowl.  I had my husband drill holes in the bowl part for drainage, added small rocks, then potting soil 
and I made a planter to go by the porch entrance which
I will be sharing later.....not put together yet either.

I hope your week is going well.  It is cold today but
 we had two really warm days so I got a
good start on redoing the home entrance garden area.

There is so much to change and learn when you move.
  We have new phones which is a real struggle for us and my
husband just accidentally called me as I am in the
next room!  Oh dear!

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Anonymous said...

Bernideen, your birdbath planter is gorgeous! I've been wondering what to do with the old birdbath that was left here when the previous owners moved. I Love your idea!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

That's funny that your hubby accidentally called you within the house. My own story is of getting a new mini iPad yesterday at the Apple store and I told the guy at the setting up desk I couldn't get it to work. He asked me if I turned the power button on! lol A lady of my age range sat down beside me and did the very same thing with hers!
I like the birdbath arrangement you assembled and as plants become too big or die off you can add something new. Old bird baths make fabulous fairy gardens too. Glad your packing is coming to an end but I know with spring arriving you'll want to be doing some gardening. Are there established beds at the house now?
Have a nice weekend with hopefully some rest and cups of tea.

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

That looks AWESOME - should be on the cover of a magazine - I ADORE that birdbath planter, Bernideen! ♥

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Love your bird bath planter. What a lovely home you have.
Everything will be so pretty when it starts blooming, I know you can hardly wait to see all your pretties.

You have really made head way on your unpacking.

Have a great weekend.

Linda said...

Everything is lovely!

Szara Sowa said...

Beautiful decoration. Have a nice weekend.

Susan Freeman said...

This is such an adorable birdbath/planter! I hope you don't mind if I copy the idea. I am looking for ways to add more flowers around my potting shed and this will be perfect. Thanks for the inspiration and have a great weekend!!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

That is darling!

Anonymous said...

Is it ok that I chuckled at your room to room phone call? Your bird bath planter is very sweet. I'm sure it will take some time to get all settled in your new locale...

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Your bird bath planter turned out beautifully, Bernideen! Isn't it funny how in the midst of things, we still need to have some beauty surrounding us to make us feel at home? I can't wait to see more of your new home.

Sandi Magle said...

It's always nice to do something familiar in a new place. Your birdbath planter is adorable and so colorful for spring. It will be fun to see it change with the seasons. Thanks for sharing, Sandi

NanaDiana said...

What a cute, cute, cute idea!!! I love it-what perfect 'fillers' you have found there. I have one that I filled with crushed shells (from our beach) and I stuck small solar lights in there. It looks amazing at night.
Happy April to you- xo Diana

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Love this! What to know why" I have an identical bird bath but I let mine rust and it has a terra cotta look to it. I have a planter in mine with hens and chicks planted.

Marilyn Miller said...

Love the planter. New phones can be a challenge. I got a new one a month ago and still trying to figure things out.

Kim said...

Your bird bath planted with all that Spring loveliness is beautiful. It will look lovely in your new garden. I can't believe you have unpacked everything already; you are a woman possessed. =)

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Very pretty Bernideen! I definitely need you and your creative self over here to help with my planters, etc. I like your new header too!
See you soon,

The Charm of Home said...

Bernideen that is adorable! Thanks for sharing at HSH!