I just recently have put in a vegetable garden. I am also planning to add ornamental plantings and lots of flowers. I have a plan in my mind that would include a bend and I thought a birdbath would be a nice addition. I recently looked at high-quality birdbaths at a local nursery that were over $200. There was no way I could spend that much, but the cheaper versions at the local big box home improvement stores are so light-weight that they would probably fall over with a strong wind.
Last weekend I went to a neighborhood yard sale that is held twice a year in a nice neighborhood. A lady was moving and had four birdbaths in her back yard. I happened to walk up just as she was mentioning the birdbaths. She had already sold one and was keeping one. I ask and she sent me to her back yard to look at the two she had left. They were in great shape except for the moss growing in them. And, a STEAL at $15 each. I bought one, but I should have gotten both.
I brought it home and cleaned it up. It looks like new!
What a blessing! A little patience and being at the right place at the right time.