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.

8 comments: said...

Hi Robin,
Love your little birds. I have the same ones. And that bird bath is gorgeous! What a great idea filling it with lavender!!! I may just have to do that in my home too;)
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Jackie said...

Beautiful!! I love this idea!

Robin King said...

Yes, do try it. It is an easy way to keep the lavender scent all day long.

Robin King said...

Thank you for stopping by.

Lea Ann said...

Beautiful! I want them, the bird bath and the lavendar!

mo said...

Hi Robin, you've inspired me to photograph my brass birds. I am a total William Morris fan....ergo:

my blog:

happy spring...maureen

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Robin, what a great idea! Not only is it beautiful, I bet it smells just heavenly. Lidy

luisa said...

Hi Robin,I´m from Argentina.Sorry for my english please.But your blog is gorgeous and your crafts and images.All beautiful.I had to leave comment.Adios!!!