When reader Darryl emailed Pam looking for good sources for a wok-like fire bowl — the search was on. There are plenty of modern retro looking fire bowls in a variety of shapes and sizes out there — but they don’t always come cheap.
Big fan here…thank you for all you do! I’m looking for “wok-like” planters and fire bowls that are on posts elevating them from the ground. (Very George Jetson). I’m hoping that you would know a source.
Palm Springs, CA
Ok Darryl — after extensive internet research I’ve been able to find 14 “wok-like” fire bowls with George Jetson appeal — listed below from most to least expensive. Hopefully one of these is just the fire pit you’ve been searching for.
Another great retro mod option for the backyard fire pit is tracking down a vintage malm, preeway or other cone style fireplace for use on your patio as shown in the photo above from Pam’s story — 10 happy and affordable outdoor spaces. In fact, that’s exactly what I did this fall — see my vintage fireplace that will be living on my back patio this coming summer.
So there you have it — proof that you can find an appropriate retro inspired fire bowl for your backyard patio in any price range. Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled at yard sales, estate sales and on Craigslist too — you could find just what you’ve been searching for at a reasonable price without having to fork over money for shipping.