Pretty Birdbath from Tag Sale Junk

A Birdbath made from tag sale stuff!

I bought this pretty, large salad plate at a tag sale. I knew exactly what I was going to do with it, too.
I was going to put it in the garden as a birdbath! So that’s what I did. I’m really extremely pleased with how it turned out.
I put pretty glass stones in it. See?
I couldn’t resist taking lots of pictures of the pretty stones under water.
The sun was dappling through the trees also. It was so exciting to take pictures with the beautiful sunlight sparkling all around so, of course, I took loads of pictures.

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Okay, here is the plate.

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Here is how it looked in the garden in front of the little pond. See the purple flowers .
They are INSIDE the pond.

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There is the angel dog statue in the background.
Isn’t this just right?

Garden birds

Here is a nice collage that was made in Livewriter.

Isn’t this a weird shot? I like it though. It’s dreamy.


Here are a few Photoscape collages. Love that program. Easy to use and free, too.


This one is my favorite.


Has anyone tried Photoscape? Well worth the trouble to see what it’s about.
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  1. Great idea. Love the idea. Such pretty colors!

    Enjoy your weekend.

    M :)

  2. How pretty this looks in your garden. This is a wonderful idea.

  3. Wow, what a great idea. I would not have even considered using a large plate. I would have just settled for an ordinary birdbath. I also love the photo collages you created. They looked beautiful. Thanks for adding this to the Our Favorite Things Link Party.

  4. Cute! Just shared this on the MFF FB page :).

  5. I'm visiting from - found you on the Busy Monday Linky Party. I hope you'll come visit me, too :)

  6. What a very pretty plate, and such a great idea to turn it to a bird bath. the color of the plate really lend it that way. You garden is very pretty, and love the angel dog. So glad you shared your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best!

  7. This is really pretty!! LOVE the dog angel!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  8. Very pretty birdbath and its garden surroundings. thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!

  9. This is a lovely birdbath! I like the addition of the stones. I will be featuring your post in this evening's Home and Garden Thursday, - I appreciate you sharing,

  10. This is such a pretty birdbath, Linda--I love the colors of glass stones that you selected. Beautiful photos as well!

  11. Lovely idea, found your blog via Garden Junk, will be visiting again


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