For quite some time now, I've had bird baths on the brain.
The asking prices for them, however, were quite astounding and way too much for my budget to justify. Ones I liked cost something like $159 or $189 and one even went over the $200 mark!
So, I decided to make my own. First of all, after an almost hopeless search, I found a perfect, ornate pedestal post at the Christmas Tree Shops for less than $20.
Two dishes purchased at thrift shops sat at home on a shelf in the basement. One had to be selected for the water bowl. The final choice had cost me $5.99 at a Goodwill Store in Vermont. The pretty pattern with flowers against a dark background is the reason I bought it.