Our First Garden Fountain in 2007

December 18th, 2009 in member junk     
frstyfrolk frstyfrolk, member
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My first garden fountain came about when I  went to dog sit at the Hiwassee River in 2007. I was there a week and we lived right on the river. I fell in love with the rivers stones that just sparkled in the water and they just looked so different in water than out of the water.

So, being the collector I am, I had to bring some stones  home and ended up a couple of trips later with enough stones to make a small garden fountain.

One day when in a consignment shop I spotted the perfect pottery bowl when I was not looking for it of course. But, I knew this was it! I went on to get two square metal plates for a good Fung Shui look and feel. Okay, my part was done! ( Grins)

Now, two years ago, I did nothing with machinery so my husband Bob drilled a hole in the middle of each plate and assembled the store-bought fountain kit with the bowl on bottom and two square plates aligned opposite each other with square edges opposite. Definitely good Fung Shui!

We added the Large river stones to the pottery bowl and smaller stones to the plates to level the weight for the water to drip off the plate edges.

This has been fine until this year 2009, when the plastic fountain pipe cracked and it would not sit straight.  We disassembled it and needed to find a pipe to go up the center pole in the middle of the fountain that will hold the weight of the metal plates and rocks.

In the meantime I found the Pewter Bowls for Fountain 2, and will continue to look for a stronger pole base to hold this fountain upright again. Any ideas?

Many thanks,

 Smiles, Cyndi

 


Pattern or design used: My own design - Cyndi Neumann
posted in: member junk, metal, container, eclectic, funky, garden, whimsical, outdoor spaces, porch, modern, brown, beige, stone, mod, fountain

Comments (5)

johneybrooks writes: Outdoor Elegance is one of the nicest and friendliest outdoor furniture stores I've ever been to. My fianc Posted: 9:49 am on September 4th
johneybrooks writes: Outdoor Elegance is one of the nicest and friendliest outdoor furniture stores I've ever been to. My fianc Posted: 9:48 am on September 4th
shabbychick writes: Cyndi - I love this one too - I'm sure you'll be able to find something...us junkers are usually pretty patient when it comes to finding just the right thing...(it's always out there - somewhere!).

Kathy Posted: 11:43 am on December 23rd
junkermidge writes: Not sure about how to repair it, but I hope you come up with a solution. It's a great looking fountain -- very serene. It's neat that the rocks came from a river that had meaning for you. Beautiful combination of elements.
Midge Posted: 8:29 pm on December 20th
Grasshopper22 writes: I just love water features and yours looks great! I'm sure you will find some type of stronger pole base...just keep looking...:) Posted: 7:52 am on December 19th
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