Blue Enamel Porcelain Clock Teapot Upcycled Bird HouseJuly 6th, 2016 in member junk
It's easy to see why I picked this great old blue teapot. The porcelain enamel swirl design is very pleasing to the eye. After cutting the birdhole out, I started looking through the piles for a roof or lid for the top. I had been holding on to this dismantled clock for a while and to my surprise it fit the diameter perfectly. I had my roof! The clock still has all the guts underneath it. I used metal screws to hold it in place. These can be removed to pull the clock face up to clean out the nest each year. Next I wanted to address a rusted out small hole on the front so I came up with a "patch" and used a galvanized metal sheet piece that I color tinted. And then on to the awning over the bird hole. I cut a cup from a rain chain in half and mounted it on the front. A roughed up old cabinet/drawer handle made a fine perch. Where the spout is, I didn't want water to come in heavy on the birds when it rained so I mounted a copper plated bell hanger cap to cover the spout. A golf leaf piece from a vintage broach pin ornamented the handle. And lastly for the bottom, I found an old filigree metal dish for the base.
Here are the measurements...
Height: 9"; Width/Length (side to side): 9.5"; Depth(front to back): 9.5".
Pattern or design used: My own design - Brian GadgetSponge
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