I always feel a little sad for the unloved lamps I see on Craigslist. There seems to be a million of them and more often than not, they don't go with a modern home. Forget trying to put them in your living room - look to the garden instead.
Sue, who blogs at Chic Cottage Junk, specializes in repurposing materials and breathing new life into old objects. Case in point - these old lamps she has re-imagined as bird baths. The end result is quaint and brings a unique look to your outdoor oasis.
The sky is the limit as far as the style of lamp you use, though we do suggest removing all the wiring before using it outdoors. You can see a more detailed view of one of these lamps here.