European folklore described wells where any spoken wish would be granted. Water was seen as a source of life. It housed deities or was placed there as a gift from God. Germanic and Celtic people considered wells as sacred places. To them, water had healing powers and they believed that guardians watched over the wells. They also believed that their wishes would be granted if they paid a price. This is where throwing coins into a wishing well came from. But the way the coins landed also played a part - if it landed heads up, then the wish would be granted. If it landed tails up, their wish would be ignored. So now you know where wishing wells got their name!
POLYWOOD WISHING WELLS
These wishing wells are made of a composite material that is weatherproof and highly durable. The color is solid throughout - it is not painted on. Even the roof is a rubber slate, making your wishing well virtually impervious to the elements. Polywood is made of recycled plastic bottles - it is maintenance free, won’t crack or bend, and lasts virtually forever!
These stone base wishing wells are made of real rock and mortar. The rest of the wishing well is made of the same durable Polywood you see above. The color is solid throughout - it is not painted on. They also come with a rubber slate roof for long life. Polywood is made of recycled plastic bottles - it is maintenance free, won’t crack or bend, and lasts virtually forever! These stone based wishing wells will look amazing for many years.