I had an old iron solar fountain base taking up space in my garage for the past several years. The ceramic fountain itself has been long gone, yet for some reason I held on to the the iron frame. I think you all know how that goes. (Wink, wink, nod, nod!)
I, along with Mr. Bluebird, had gotten tired of kicking the old thing around waiting to do something with it "someday." Happily, "someday" arrived this afternoon when I made a quick stop in my local WalMart to grab a few things and came out with some inspiration.
Cheap - but it ain't free - inspiration. A beachy turquoise beverage dispenser for $14.00 and a $3.00 geranium from the garden center. Now for the tricky part - brace yourselves, the instructions could get long....I took the fountain base, put the beverage dispenser in the base and then placed the geranium in the beverage dispenser. Tiring, I know!
I do plan on either camouflaging the pot or putting the plant in a container that fits the dispenser a bit better.Years ago, I worked for a florist, so I know covering "the mechanics" is an important detail. In the meantime, I think it's pretty cute and works with the bright colors I've decided to go with for our backyard this year.
Some other backyard prettiness...
Still lots to do before I show you the entire back patio. In fact, I was working on planting my zinnia patch today....
Hopefully I will have some photos for you early next week.
A special thanks to one of the sweetest bloggers I know, Kathryn over at the Dedicated House. She's featuring one of my recent blog posts on her Make it Pretty Monday link party this week. Stop on over and check out the inspiration from loads of bloggers. Always enjoying partying with Kathryn.
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