Friday, May 30, 2008

Show and Tell

My header is a shot of my red, white and blue garden. Not much is blooming there yet but my enemalware coffee pot fountain. I came up with this idea a few years ago and my son-in-law helped me put it together. It is in the front, on the side of my house that my customers walk past on their way to the beauty shop.
I sent a picture into Birds and Blooms magazine and they published it in October, 2000.
It was on a page about recycling. This coffee pot came from the camp my kids and I went to when they were growing up. We used it to heat water from the pump before our friends had indoor plumbing. I started collecting enamelware after that but have since given up collecting. I decided to use some of my collection for this fountain.
My customers look forward to me putting it up every year, You can click here to see how it is assembled.


Go to Kelli's House for more Show and Tell posts.


Come join me on Bloomin' Tuesday and show us what's bloomin' where you are planted!

13 comments:

Rosie's Whimsy said...

What a wonderful idea! It is so clever.....must show hubby......must find something to do this with. What a unique little treasure to come across in your garden.

((hugs)) Rosie

Constance said...

That was a great idea! I'm not surprised someone else hasn't copied you and put them in Hobby Lobby stores! That's neat that it was published too! This was fabulous! Thanks for sharing!
Connie

Constance said...

I meant to say,
"I AM surprised....

I had a brain freeze moment!
Connie

A Hint of Home said...

What a clever idea, you are very talented.

Timalee said...

That is a great idea, and very cool that it got published!

Hootin' Anni said...

Dang, is that ever THE MOST CLEVER ideas I've seen in a long time. You did good. And the red/white/blue theme when they grow more will be ever so perfect.

Great Show N Tell, hope you can stop by mine sometime today. Have a super weekend.

Pretty Life Online said...

nice catch for ST! Happy weekend! Mine's up too hope you can drop by too.

ceekay said...

Oh I love that fountain. How cute. Thanks for sharing...BTW - your post background and flickering berries...very cute!!

PEA said...

I do remember you posting about this delightful idea but I didn't know you had been published in Birds & Blooms...how awesome!!! I buy that magazine almost every month:-) xoxo

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Jean, congrats on getting into that magazine, that is wonderful. I see why too, your coffee pot fountain is so awesome, very original...I absolutely love it.

Jewelgirl said...

This is so cute. The last garden
walk I went on had pretty teacups
on a stick, I am amazed what you
can do with "stuff"!

Kims Art said...

I love this! whimsical! All your flowers are so pretty. I also would like to tell you how much I love your blog decor. Have a great weekend.

Barbara H. said...

What a unique and creative fountain! And how neat that a picture and description of it got published!