My daughter said, “You should become a blogger, Mama.”It went in my right ear and out the left faster than someone’s name when I first meet them. Later that year, my path took a turn, and I am forever grateful for pursuing this passion we all call “BLOGGING”.
It feels like yesterday when I sat at my kitchen table
confused as all heck developing redheadcandecorate.com. It was then, that I came across At the Picket Fence. Vanessa and Heather have inspired me from the very beginning. In turn, I hope some of my decorating ideas will inspire you.
Enough of the cheesy stuff.
Lets talk bird talk.
My husband, Rick, our 2 girls, and I drove around one Saturday afternoon searching for garage sales. I spotted this gorgeous shiny green fondue pot that day. Since that day, we’ve used it once.
I used the beautiful shiny green fondue pot for a photo I needed for my blog. Believe it or not…there was cheese fondue in that pot. I think it was the Fourth of July and I made fondue for my parents.
That was 2 years ago.
The beautiful shiny green fondue pot found it’s way into the back of my cabinet, until last week. I pulled it out and at first thought it would make a cute planter.
The planter idea didn’t survive because I wanted to use ALL of the fabulous vintage parts. Then I started playing with the colorful long forks, and I pictured a wind chime. No…still didn’t feel right. That’s when the “Fondue Pot turned Recycled Bird Feeder” flew into my brain. I quickly got to work.
First, I glued the black burner part to the wood tray. I thought it looked like a bird house so, I used a paint pen to write on it.
Mean while, my husband drilled holes in the handle and in the bottom tray to thread some leather cord through. After a few knots and adjusting, I got it to hang straight.
The hard part was getting the long forks to stay in the pot so the birds could use them as a perch. I ended up using a bag of quick concrete my hubby had in the garage. I mixed a little in a big zippy bag and smooshed it around. Then I cut a small hole in the corner of the bag and squeezed it into the pot.
I stuck the forks in and let it dry a couple of days.
After we found a nice spot for it out back, we added bird seed. The birds still haven’t found it, but it won’t be long.
Hopefully Frank the squirrel will mind his own business.
P.S. We also want to remind you of our “Christmas in July” Balsam Hill charity event! We are raising funds to help Hope Unlimited for Children. Won’t you consider making a small donation to help these children in Brazil get off of the streets and into a loving environment! Thank you!