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:

www.MaisonStGermain.com 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;)
~Debra
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Jackie said...

Beautiful!! I love this idea!

Robin King said...

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

Robin King said...

Jackie,
Thank you for stopping by.
-Robin

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:
http://wmmorrisfanclub.blogspot.com/

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!!!