Thursday, July 29, 2010

Vintage bird bath

Hello everyone~~~~~It's time for Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home.
I'd like to show you my vintage bird bath. I used to work at a floral shop and greenhouse. We grew a lot of our own greens, and exotics in the greenhouse. The grounds had gorgeous gardens and statuary items. This bird bath was the owners cherished piece. I fell in love with it the very first time I saw it. It dates back to the 1930's.
I told Jerry if he ever decided to part with the bird bath, I would definately be interested in purchasing it. After Jerry passed away, his family gave the bird bath to me. I was soooo happy to receive it. When we moved to the lakehouse, we arranged a secret garden spot for my cherished piece.
Hubby just gave my little blue bird a fresh coat of paint last week. She always sits on the edge of the bath....inviting all the other birds in for a bath, or a drink of fresh water.
Hubby built the little shed for me to keep the hose, and a few other garden tools in...but the plants started spreading inside the little building. So we left the door off, and just let things grow where ever they wanted.
The honeysuckle is finished blooming, as are the lilacs. The iris, daylilies, and cranesbill geraniums are also finished for the season. Now it's the oregano, and blackeyed susans turn.
I hope you enjoyed seeing the vintage bird bath, as much as I loved showing it to you.
Have a happy Show and Tell Friday.


  1. Oh I love the bird bath. The little bird on the side is so cute! How lucky you used to work at a greenhouse. Sounds like fun!

  2. Hi Debbie,

    I was just getting ready to sign off for the night and noticed your post. What a beautiful, beautiful piece. What the heck is it made of though? Is it brass? No....couldn't be brass that would be all discolored...hmmm...curious now. Is it painted? Well, whatever it is, it's a gorgeous piece. I'll bet you were really surprised when the family gave it to you. You must be quite special in their eyes.

    I am enjoying looking at YOUR sheets for one more day before I mail them off. Wouldja want me to break them in for you by sleeping on them one night before I send them? Let me know~there's still one night left.That would be done for no charge, of course... Hugs, Diana

  3. I am so glad the family gave you this vintage bird bath to enjoy. Have a splendid weekend. hugs♥olive

  4. The things that I have that I love best are the ones with memories of a friend. Your bird bath is a great piece in your garden. Don't you just love it when you look at something and it just makes you smile?
    Thanks for sharing this part of you with all of us! We are so lucky to be apart of your garden...

  5. Love your bird bath!! I have one out in our back yard that is 17 years old...I love the charm of it even though the little bird that came on it fell off a few years ago. Don't you just love watching all the little birds that come to take a bath!!

  6. Hola Debbie, such a joy to found your beautiful blog!!! Your home and garden are delightful and charming and soooo pretty!!! What a joy living by a lake... my husband and I are thinking to move to the south when we retired, just by any of the many lakes over there.
    Greetings from Chile,
    maria cecilia

  7. So nice that you have something so special from an old friend-enjoy!

  8. That is a wonderful bird bath and makes it even more special that it has a memory to go with it. I love the little shed and how the flowers have taken it over. Such a lovely secret garden. Thanks for sharing.

  9. This whole setting just gives me an inner peace. Love it.

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  10. What a sweet story. House nice of you to have inherited the bird bath.

  11. That is just Sweet... & so special. They must have thought a lot of you to give you something that thier father had treasured.
    and I love the shed idea, to house the hose & such... I may just borrow that idea
    Thanks for sharing with us....

  12. LOVE old garden things! Your little bird is charming on the bath! I like your growing philosophy! Jacqueline

  13. Love that little blue bird on that sweet bird bath. It looks like you've found the perfect spot for it.

    Have the loveliest weekend.

  14. What a beautiful bird bath that is and the little bird looks so cute in blue! Your garden looks magical and lovely:)

  15. Very peaceful and serene... I love your house by the lake... Nice meeting you.


  16. What a wonderful addition to any yard. An old and beloved bird bath. I'm sure your lake birds truly enjoy it!

  17. What sweet memories for you, Debbie. Love the fact that it's vintage, and the little bluebird is just adorable perched there. What a sweet hubby to paint it for you! :) We have two birdbaths here at Heaven's Walk, and just love watching our feathered babies splashing around in the "community pools"!

    xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

  18. Hi Debbie, I looove your birdbath, it's setting is beautiful! It reminds me of my own (also vintage) just today I bought a new bird from the thrift store for it. A couple of years ago a crow took flight with my other ceramic one and dropped it and it broke. Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

  19. What a wonderful piece to have and it means so much more with its history. It does deserve the place of honor you've given it!