A wishing well is a term from Euopean folklore to describe wells where it was thought that any spoken wish would be granted. The idea that a wish would be granted came from the idea that water housed deities or had been placed there as a gift from the gods, since water was a source of life and often a scarce commodity.

Water was seen to have healling powers and therefore wells became popular with many people drinking, bathing or just simply wishing over it. Some people believe that the guardians or dwellers of the well would grant them their wish if they paid a price. After uttering the wish, one would generally drop coins in the well. That wish would then be granted by the guardian or dweller, based upon how the coin would land at the bottom of the well. It was thus potentially lucky to throw coins in the well, but it depended on how they landed.

Think how great and unusual this Old Man Stone Wishing Well would look in your landscape environment! To me, the Old Man Wishing Well reminds me of scenes from The Hobbit or Harry Potter. And who knows, wishes could be granted! The landscaping ideas around this novelty are endless. Stone benches and walkway, indirect lighting, an old freakish olive tree, all would add to a spectacular landscape display. The sandstone Old Man Well is 36″ diameter and 36″ high. Total height of the wishing well is 72″ tall and 60″ wide. Save during the month of January. Was: $4,900. Now: $3,900.


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