Saturday, April 26, 2014

Making Flower and Water Gardens With Brass Instrument Bells

I stumbled upon this photo of an old broken saxophone hanging on a wall today, and I thought, Wouldn't that look great with some flowers sticking out of the horn?
Turns out I'm not the only one to have thought of it. Look at some of these neat creations people have come up with using old, broken musical instruments in gardens:

Yes, that's a piano below.

The saxophone waterfall below sells for $5,000! You could easily make one yourself for about $200.
This got me thinking about old phonograph bell horns. A lot of them were made to look like a flower and some had flowers painted on them as well:
I think some of the skinnier horns like those used on the early Edison cylinder phonographs almost look like a vase anyway. Doesn't this look like it's just begging to have a bouquet of flowers placed in there?
The Edison phonographs can be expensive though even if they aren't working. What you can sometimes find that's similar but cheaper is an old music box that's made to resemble a phonograph like this one:
Lastly, I got to thinking about the old RCA Victor phonographs that always had the picture of the dog looking at the phonograph horn as though he was wondering how sound was coming out of it. Wouldn't it be cool to have a phonograph machine like this with flowers coming out of the horn and a stuffed dog up close like he was sniffing the flowers?
File under "Random Thoughts"....