Thursday, March 4, 2010

Useful and Beautiful

"Have nothing in your homes that you do not know to be useful and believe to be beautiful" - William Morris.

This statement holds true regarding my favorite cast iron birds. I first fell in love with these little birds a few years back when I saw them in photos that graced the pages of Victoria and Romantic Homes Magazines. The duet has been moved around my home, but have finally found a place they can call home inside a large cast iron bird bath filled with French lavender.

The absolutely gorgeous bird bath was a gift from my mother and even though I loved it, I have had a hard time deciding the best place for it. Then it hit me, fill it with lavender, add my little birds and place in front of a sunny window.

By this time you might be asking yourself what is useful about this. Well, all I need to do is move the birds around in the bird bath and the scent of lavender fills the room. This is also a very fun task for little hands that are around the house that want to help out. So yes, it's both useful and beautiful, I believe William Morris would agree.