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My Fountain Wish List

11 Dec

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I love, love, adore garden fountains, especially those that lean toward the rustic, antique, french country side and are made of hand-carved limestone or marble.  Not that I’m a “fountain snob” or picky at all.  So I thought I’d share my Fountain Wish List with you.  The real one is quite tattered but I keep adding on to it just in case, you know, I’m ever in a position to need 10 or so fabulous fountains.  If you love one of these fountains as much as I do, you can click on the photo to link to the store that provided the picture.

French Country Garden Fountain

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Pineapple Fountain

Acorn Fountain
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Octagonal Limestone Water Column Fountain with a Round Finial

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Henri Studios Cast Stone Regal Dish FountainLion and Shell Fiber Stone Wall Fountain

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Campania International Auberge Water Fountain

Tapestry Fiberglass Wall Fountain

Inspiring Fountains

7 Dec

Related articles: The Fat Cherub Fountain ♠ “Relax” Gurgles This Fountain My Fountain Wish List

I happened upon three beautiful fountains one day on my way to an appointment, and captured them for later inspiration!

The Fat Cherub Fountain

13 Nov

Related articles: Inspiring FountainsRelax Awhile” Gurgles This Fountain My Fountain Wish List

Don’t you love finding something wonderful in an unexpected place?  I visited a doctors’ office complex in which each courtyard had  fountains, all with a surprising amount of detail and unique patina.  Adrian, the very nice groundskeeper, showed me around.   He is lucky to see such beauty each day.

Following is what I call the Cherub Fountain (my name).  I also took pictures of The Cross-Eyed Lion Head Fountain, The Clam Shell Fountain, and The Acanthus Fountain (I named these too!)  (See Three Beautiful Fountains).

Angelic horns trickle water into a winged lion’ head, which empties into a seven-spouted bowl, which in turn releases into a tub supported by two sentinel lions.

Closeup of Cherubs from Water Fountain

Two baby-fat cherubs in deep relief.  You feel you could push your finger into a pudgy little leg and tickle the toes on the upturned foot of the second cherub.

Detail of Cherubs Face from Water FountainCloseup showing babyish nose, cheeks and fingers.  Stylized hair curls over ears and forehead, appearing damp from splashing water.

Winged Lion Bowl Closeup from Cherub Garden Fountain

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Closeup of the winged lion’s head with a stylized, flowing mane and detailed feathers on the wings.

Fountain Spouts from The Cherub Fountain

Even the spouts are beautiful and detailed.  Minerals from years of trickling water have left a white patina.

Sentinel Lion from Base of Garden FountainOne of two crouching lions that form the base, standing guard.