Lawn Ornaments??

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  1. FullClip

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    Just got the new flyer from Northern Tool and was thumbing through it to see what I may need. What caught my eye was a special sale on "fir wood wishing wells". Made me wonder why anybody in their right mind would put one of these things in their yard. More stuff to mow around, paint and for spiders to hide inside.
    What do you think about those gazing balls, light houses, windmills and other stuff some people put around their homes as decoration? Got any pictures of your "favorite" lawn decoration??
    I might think about something like this to put down by the shore...at least I wouldn't have to paint it.
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    20200512_113724.jpg We have some bird feeders, but they're in flower beds so I don't have to mow around them.

    I just built this wine bottle bush for some friends. They enjoy yard art/ornaments.
     
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    Why would I care what the yard guy has to mow around?
     
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    I house in my rural neighborhood has a lighthouse (maybe 4' tall) and lobster trap. We're two hours from the ocean for crying out loud.
     
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    I was raised in a New England Town. I remember people burying old bathtubs, vertically, to the half-way point and painting the outside white and the inside sky-blue. Then, they's put a religious statue on the inside. As a kid, we used to call this "Jesus on the half-shall."

    Although not religious. This commode ornament is at least as good as that.

    I will see the "Jesus on the half-shell" fixtures in some yards, whenever I travel back up North.
     
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    Ha-Ha....that is a classic up around here, but you get double points for having both the Jesus and Mary units on the lawn to show your devotion.
     
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    Tacky at best. Same people who have plates and spoons on display in their houses, plastic covers over the couches and think the made in China trinkets at Cracker Barrel are fine art.
     
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    I have to admit to having a fascination with different size and shape white painted steel hanging plates. I have several that have been in the back yard for years.

    Sometimes I get the urge to decorate cardboard and hang it with the steel plates. :)

    Steel target stencil.JPG
     
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    Around here some people put those wishing well things over their wellheads. Old pickup trucks with flowers in the bed are pretty common too... I never understood "gazing balls".
     
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    Ha-Ha...the gazing balls were cheap entertainment when we used to get stoned.
     
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    You see a lot of those down in South Louisiana .
     
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    if you don't have a double wide, this is the next best thing...
     
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    my Grandma had gazing balls in her front yard when i was a kid... my wife love decorating the yard. she's got one of those 4 foot lighthouses, we can see the Wind Point lighthouse light from our front door.
     
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    I have a fake rock over the wellhead. And, my shiny gazing ball is stainless steel...I dropped it the first day and it bounced off the garage floor...has stayed shiny over the years.
     
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    And, if you get a kinetic sculpture, make sure it has stainless bearings. Ours has lasted years, just like the gazing ball, lol.
     
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    lol. We were basement dwelling musicians.
     
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    My family is of Acadian French heritage. Most of us ended up down in the swamps so, that makes perfect sense to me. I do remember a few Italian families in my neighborhood (growing up) that also had this kind of ornament.

    My brother lives in Baton Rouge and I have driven back and forth to New Orleans but I don't recall seeing any.
     
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    We got a fiberglass dog as a wedding present.

    0852DCC6-202F-48AD-9EAC-327399C41AF0.jpeg People slow down past my house thinking a dog is about to dart into the street.
     
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    Madonna in a bus shelter.
     
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