A Whimsical Collection

8.11.2012

  What a wonderful collection of weathervanes. When I went to Scott's Antique Market last month there was a vendor selling some vintage weather vanes and I was shocked at how expensive they were. I'm talking over $2,000 and up. He had a cow, a rooster and a horse. Way out of my price range though. I was tickled when I found this collection. This wall is just so much fun.



Now, if the money tree would just come in and give me wads of cash.


33 comments:

  1. I love love love this look too. I've been eyeing up some images from Traditional Home for a few years. I was pretty thrilled when I found an old weathervane outside last year when we moved into our new house. Ours is a flying goose. I brought that inside just as fast as I could!

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  2. Kim, I've long wanted a vintage weather vane.They are wonderful bits of folk art. I admire them at antique shops and shows but they are out of my budget too. I could have bought a pig one time on a trip to Wales, but I had no way to get it home. The shop keeper wouldn't ship it. It killed me to walk away from such a bargain. In retrospect, I should have just bought an extra suit case to bring it home. But that was in my early days of travel before I became a savvy travel shopper. LOL
    Thanks for sharing this image. I'm saving this one for my files. ~ Sarah

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  3. Oh- Yeah. I love those, too. I wish I had the one we had on top of our barn when I was a kid. They are just wonderful old pieces. We bought a copper one of a horse when we visited Maine (similar to the one on the wall) and put it on the garage cupola of the house we lived in at the time. Of course, it stayed with the house....darn it all- xo Diana

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  4. I can SO picture that WHOLE WALL in your home, Kim! Too bad they are so darn expensive!

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  5. Yes this is very you. When you figure out that money tree thing let me know!

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  6. LOVE YOUR COLLECTION, ITS SO COOL, GREAT FINDS!

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  7. These are so pretty! I love them too. I found a horse at the Raleigh flea market that looked just like the green patina one in the picture and was super-excited about it until I asked what the price was and was told $950!! I was a bit shocked...didn't know they were so pricey.

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  8. The beautiful antique ones really are pretty but oh so pricey. They do make quite a statement when grouped together like in the picture...and that wainscoting is gorgeous!

    Kat

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  9. It's ridiculous how expensive those things are. I've been wanting one for years but can't seem to justify the price.

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  10. Love all those weathervanes!! They would look awesome in your home. It is crazy how expensive they are.
    Cindy

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  11. You just have to love weathervanes. What an awesome collection and display.

    I've been on the lookout for some type of weathervane to put in one of our garden beds for years, but I want something kind of quirky - and I would be happy with a reproduction, but even those are pricey these days.

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  12. Why not print/crop/enlarge/frame this photo and then voila...you have all the weathervanes you could imagine at almost no cost ;)...I think they would look lovely framed in your kitchen...just a thought.

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  13. how fun is that! i wouldn't have thought to put these on the wall before seeing this.

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  14. Those weathervanes look perfect on that wall..Oh yes, I saw one years ago that would have been perfect over my fireplace mantel...however, the price tag left me speechless!...One can dream though....Have a wonderful day Kim!

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  15. oh they look amazing, very pricey here as well, I have one from my gramma's farm that I keep but I have no idea where to put, we displayed it at our house on the lake but in the condo its a bit hard to fit in, this does give me ideas though, thanks for sharing,

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  16. Who would have thought that weather vanes could be so totally cool as a gallery wall? Love it!

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  17. http://savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.jp/2012/08/a-whimsical-collection.html#comment-form

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  18. Sorry, technical difficulty trying to enter a comment! What I meant to say was that I love that inspiration. What a perfect way to decorate for the country, it feels so cozy and peaceful with those weather vanes!

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  19. What a great collection! It's especially lovely this time of year. If you find a good resource for money trees, let me know. I need to order one! None of the nurseries near me seem to grow them! ;) xo

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  20. They are so wonderful. I sometimes see them at auction for far, far less. I will have to pay more attention.

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  21. Aren't they pretty!? You don't see many out west. When I think weathervanes, I think green rolling hills and white fences. Even better grouped on a wall!

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  22. I am so in love with this! I am going to be obsessed looking for weathervanes on craigslist.

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  23. I always check out these things at the antiques shows, and I am flabbergasted all over again at the prices every time. The last show I checked had a giant rooster -- $4K!!!

    If you find that money tree, be sure to send me a cutting so I can grow one too!

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  24. Before we sold our old home in BC I made my hubby climb up on the shop roof and bring down the old, weathered rooster vane. I have it displayed in the sunroom by the fireplace, and I love it there. I'm always on the hunt for more, but I had no idea they were so pricey!

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  25. OH do I love this look, too, Kim! And I'd have no problem using new reproductions to get the look! No money tree here...

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  26. I love the look, but out of my price range too. I would feel like I had to keep them and display them forever to get my moneys worth:) Great photo.

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  27. At those prices I would have to settle for a reproduction as well. I found a great site for weather vanes, probably would not take much to paint them and age them to make them look like the real thing. There were some good deals on the site and some quirky ones Beverly.

    www.weathervanesforsale.com

    hugs Tobey

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  28. I have these saved to my Pinterest favs! Love that collection!!!!! Such a fun wall!

    xxoo

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  29. I'm with you Kim, they are gorgeous, but I don't see myself paying that much for what would be essentially artwork.

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  30. I'm looking at it and thinking about how to duplicate something similar with wood.

    ~Bliss~

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  31. What a fabulous wall of weathervanes!

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  32. I think you meant over $20,000 instead of $2000. They were the cost of a car!

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  33. Hi Kim. I just pinned your gorgeous photo - thanks so much for sharing it! I saw a beautiful horse weathervane at an antiques fair yesterday. I guess it was a bargain at $200! Should have snatched it - lol!
    Brenda
    cottage4c.com

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