Pond-ering a Favourite Find… or Two

While wandering around the back yard this past weekend I realized that I never shared one of my favourite finds ever!!!

And I’m not exaggerating.

I absolutely love it, and now I’m pondering exactly how I’m going to use it.

And it cost me the whopping amount of one whole dollar.

What is it? Well you’ll have to wait a bit to find out.

First here are some pics of what we were doing in between my wandering and pondering.

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Miss Pixie decided to inspect the waterfall rock to make sure it made it through the winter OK…

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because it looked like this. I can’t even begin to explain how happy I am that the white stuff is gone.


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And Monkey decided to go inspect what Miss Pixie was doing.

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“Oh.. I think I’ll just lie here and have a little cat nap.”

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Ta da! Check out my ever so  stylish waders.

They’re all the rage here in the boonies.

And no… I didn’t go to Harvard. Well, that’s not entirely true… I did go to Harvard,  but on our honeymoon trip to Boston. Loved it… but I digress.

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Miss Pixie is a very easily distracted assistant.


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John adds the ‘piece de resistance’ to the waterfall.

What is it?

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Why… it’s the Eiffel Tower of course… straight from Paris. One of my favourite all-time finds… even if it is sold in every tourist shop in France.

No matter… we bought it when we were there so it has special memories.

Getting the pond going marks the beginning of gardening season for us. As you can see we haven’t done much else yet. The pond needs a good clean up and clean out, as do the gardens.

It’s taking us a little while to come out of our hibernation from the brutal winter we had.

But we’ll get there. Right now we’re just enjoying whatever warmth we have.

And now onto another fabulous and favourite find.

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I found this vintage porcelain sink last fall at a garage sale, and I left it in the garden all winter… under more than 3 feet of snow.

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It was filthy so I washed it out.

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I think it’s a real beauty! It’s a lovely soft green. I might not want it in my bathroom but I soooo want it in my garden… and it only cost me a dollar.

Whoo hoo!

So… will I plant it up with some pretty flowers, or use it as a sink in a yet-to-be-built potting bench? I have no idea, but I can’t wait to find out.

Thanks so much for reading!

Have a fabulous day!


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  1. Oh, I think it would be lovely either way! In the right spot it would make a beautiful planter with very little effort. As a sink in a potting bench would take some work but a whole lot of satisfaction when completed. You always have great ideas and I'm sure we would enjoy seeing whatever you come up with!

  2. The Eiffel Tower in garden pond – perfect. Our cat Molly likes to garden. She putters around behind us picking up trimmings and weeds for us. The sink is gorgeous – I would have to make an outdoor cabinet for it. I used to have a sink in the backyard and would hook up the hose to it when potting plants. I am surprised it did not crack in the cold.

  3. That sink is awesome! And I love your little pond with the cool rocks and the kitties! They're so cute and brave making their way through the treacherous crags. 🙂


  4. Your yard is beautiful….even in the snow. If that sink was mine, I would definitely build it into a potting bench, but flowers in it would be very pretty too! Is your pond a natural water source or is a lined man made pond? An amazing pond is when someone has to ask…

  5. Potting bench sink you could have a beautiful potting area, either way can't wait to see 🙂

    Your garden is beautiful.

  6. In the picture that sink looks pristine! It is almost a shame to leave it outside, so in a potting table would be nice. But for $1, using it for flowers would be very pretty too. I admire your lovely yard and can't wait to see it later when everything is green and blooming. I noticed the little wooden well in the background. Those were very popular here in northwest Iowa several years ago, and my sister-in-law had one just like yours. She and her husband are both gone now, and I don't know if their kids kept it or sold it. I probably should have asked for it and put it in the corner between house and patio fence where it is hard to mow. Too late now.

  7. What a neat find! I think it would be beautiful filled with flowers.

  8. Tulla love your waterfall and that sink is awesome. Thanks for sharing at THT!