As you can see, this bowl has seen lots of use. Although it has a few scars, it is still leak free.
Bread Bowl to Fountain
I inherited this ironstone bowl from my grandmother. She used it for lots of things, but mainly for raising bread dough. At first I thought to just plant something in it, but then I spotted a gadget on Amazon that seemed just the thing.
I needed a base and decided on this pot. Luckily it was on sale at my local grocery store.
For my tabletop, I used on old microwave turntable. I found it at the local thrift store for $1.
I wanted to be able to remove the table top for storage, but wanted it to be secured to the pot for safety, so I used 4 pieces of museum wax. Its very sticky, but removable. Sorry, I don't have a picture of this step.
This is the cool gadget I found on Amazon. Its a solar powered water fountain. All I had to do is fill the bowl with water and float the pump in it. No wiring- the sun does the rest.
Here it is all together. A nice decorative touch on the deck. The pump is free floating so it moves around the bowl.
One more view.