Keep an eye open for big table lamps at thrift stores or yard sales. Remove the top part that holds the light bulb (usually there is a small screw that will release it) and tear out the wiring, so you have just the lamp-base. Place it in the garden or on a deck for a pedestal which can be used to hold a gazing ball, decorated bowling ball, or potted plant
By Penny from Morris, NY
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