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Monday, July 26, 2010

The Healing Waters...
In early 2009, I finally had the courage to end my twenty year marriage. 
I moved my two teenagers and tiny poodle into an apartment in Baltimore,
life was scary and exhilarating at the same time.  I set about creating a cheerful, soothing home. 
Each of the kids had their own room, which was very important to me,
however, I used the small section off the kitchen den (read no doors!) for my room.
Amidst the activities of the children and the stress of our new lives,
I realized I needed a place to be alone and be calm. 

Now, I have never been a gardener!! That is for Laur and Mom!!!
So, I regarded my little balcony with a wary eye!
Mom gave me a geranium to start with and lo and behold I actually kept it alive. 
I am not going to talk about the tomato fiasco!!

Somewhere along the way I picked up a fountain pump with
the idea of creating my own 'wall of water'!
After MANY consultations and tossed out sketches,
 (with Captain Butler, who is an Engineer, by the way!)
I decided to use found objects to hold the water. 
Since I spend all my free time at the Goodwill
looking at dishes I decided to look for vessels there.

Pictured below is my first purchase! 
A sponge painted bowl from Williams-Sonoma!!
$5.00!!!  Woo Hoo!  At this point I was thinking of a blue and white theme.
When I saw this little delft strawberry pot I thought the water
hose could run in through the high hole and
flow out the low ones.  That idea looked better on paper!!!
Next I found this gorgeous pink bowl!!
$3.50!! Yay! Blue and white went out the window!!
The actual balcony needs some painting...
the doors are all new...a project for another time!
As you can see I later found a very similar small pink bowl for $.50! Are you kidding!!?! 
The little filigree bird was half off at Michael's, coming in at $3.00ish. 
Still need to find a way the make hose less noticeable.
I inverted the strawberry pot under the tiny pink bowl. 
Next I found a pot with a scalloped edge so the pump could hide under it and
the plug and hose could come out from under it with no unevenness.
I set the whole thing on a white turkey platter!
Threw some glass stones around and turned it on!!!
Ahhhh!  Now I sit outside in the sun or shade and read
while the sound of water falling softly next to me
lulls me into a feeling of peace.

Please check out Susan at her Metamorphosis Monday Party
to see some other fun projects come to life!  Thank you for visiting!!
Love, Scarlet


  1. love it! especially enjoyed the video & audio, very tranquil!


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