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Miniature birdbath!

Posted by willowgirl Z5 (judytoomey@hotmail.com) on
Sun, Feb 27, 11 at 10:56

Just thought I'd share ... Made from a couple of thrift-store candy dishes, a wine glass, and glass pebbles (also from the thrift store. They had the EXACT color I needed! What are the odds, eh?). It stands about a foot tall.


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Darn! The photo didn't post. Sorry, I tried! :(


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Oh my goodness willowgirl don't give up!
I'd sure like to see that...

How are you trying to post the picture maybe we can help you figure out what's wrong.

Can you post just the link to it?


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I'd like to see it too! Please try again.


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Did you open a free account with Photobucket or Flicker? Give that a try...most of us use one of those. Jeanne S.


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Not to intrude on this post, but speaking of miniature birdbaths, I found this one a couple weeks ago at a house tag sale for $1. I suspect it was a florist item. Its just unpainted gray bisque? I'm thinking of painting the outside white but sort of antiquing it with some stain too as I'm not a crisp, fresh paint sort of person on some things. And then giving mozaic a try on the bowl of it. But its got a couple of rounded edges on the inside so not sure how easy that would be? I almost bought a plate today for $2 that had some flowers thinking I could tape it and then smash it in order to keep the pieces in order. I'd like it to the general look of the whole plate but of course in little pieces.


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If it's bisque it might need a final firing w/a glaze or some sort of surface sealer. It seems I remember reading somewhere that bisque isn't very weather safe unless sealed and fired.
But I'm certainly not a ceramics expert or even an avid hobbiest...more of a occasional dabbler.


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Oh, that bisque piece would make a GREAT birdbath!

I'm guessing it probably has been fired once already. It could either be glazed and fired again, or just painted with regular paint and sealed with poly or similar clear sealer.

Anyway, as to my pic -- I tried posting the Photobucket [ img ] link (minus the spaces) and also uploading directly from my computer -- neither way seemed to work!

I'm going to try posting the direct link to my Photobucket, but I don't know if that will work without a login.

How does one post pics directly in a thread (like the ones of the bisque piece above)?

Forgive me for my stupidity -- it's been awhile since I've visited this forum! I did look for forum FAQs but didn't find any information. :(

Here is a link that might be useful: birdbath


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Willow, It worked! Beautiful!! Will you keep it in the house? Perfect match of pieces, looks like a designer glass sculpture. Jan


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Your link worked, willowgirl! BEAUTIFUL recycling of glass! Unusual stem & adding the glass pebbles quite unique!

To post a pic in the body of your message:

Under your pic (in PBucket) click on the 3rd line down which reads HTML code...you should see it a popup in that box that says "copied." (if not, right click on it & choose "copy")

Then go to the body of your message you are typing & right click & choose "paste." Like this:

Photobucket

It will show up as "gibberish" (we call it) but when you are done typing your message & hit "preview message" the pic itself will show up in that next window so you can "send message."

Hope this helps. Lookin' forward to more pics. Jeanne S.


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willow that bird bath is beautiful.


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Love your little birdbath. Very pretty and unique.


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Oooooo pretty!


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OMG Willow. It's gorgeous!!!!!!!!

Jeanne, I love your flower bouquet, too. What did you use for the stems and grass>


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Thanks girls! :)

And thanks, Jeanne, for the explanation of how to post photos ... I had been trying to post an [img] code instead of the HTML!

I have a dragonfly teapot that I want to use as the top of a totem next ... I just have to find a few more pieces to go with it! (But that gives me an excuse to visit thrift stores, heh!)


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willowgirl...you're welcome...hope pics will post ok for you...lookin' forward to your dragonfly topper!

laurastheme...that is just a little barnwood door...painted the stems & grass...faucet handles for flowers...whitewashed old barn wood. Jeanne S.


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Willow Thank you for sharing I really like the idea of the gls pebbles in the bottem. Great Job!!!
Hugs, Carmen


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OMGosh Willow...what an awesome birdbath! LOVE it!


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Your birdbath is stunning!
Kathy


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Absolutely amazing!!
TFS Linda


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  • Posted by sorie6 Zone4 Colo (My Page) on
    Sat, Mar 12, 11 at 10:32

Wow that is really pretty. Keep the pics coming.


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That is beautiful and one of a kind. Truly awesome. - Marylee


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willowgirl, that piece is absolultely beautiful. I think I would want to display that in my house. What a stunning piece. Thanks for sharing your pic.
jeannespines, you are such a sweetheart helping all of us newbies learn how to post pics to this forum. Your instructions are so simple to follow. Thanks.


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That's too pretty to put out for the birds !! I LOVE IT !!!


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