Archive for the 'Decorations' Category

Glass Frog Windchimes Perk up Yard

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

glass frog wind chimesLooking for some fun decorations for your yard? Wind chimes can be nice, since they add an audible element as well as a bit of eye candy. Don’t feel you have to settle for your typical chimes made from wood and metal though. If you do a little searching, you can find some that suit your tastes perfectly.

These fused glass wind chimes are perfect for the frog lover (more people love frogs than you’d think).

The hand-crafted piece is available through Etsy for $45:

“I made this windchime by handcutting stained glass in greens,yellows, red, black, and white and then fusing them together in my kiln to create an cute little frog! There are 7 separate fused glass strips that form the chimes. They were drilled by me, wire was attached and strung from a wooden dowell to hang the piece. ”


No More Garden Gnomes! This Statue Says So…

Sunday, April 15th, 2007

anti-garden-gnome statueWhat is it with all those silly garden gnomes invading the yards of homes across America, anyway? If you’re with me and can’t imagine why anyone would decorate with such a thing, then you might get a kick out of this little statue. It features two “gnome-be-gone” creatures carting off one of your typical garden gnomes.

“Watch with amusement as the one and only Gnome-Be-Gone frees your garden of a kitsch little Euro invader. Who does he think he is, wearing tiny red dunce caps and pushing inefficient wooden wheelbarrows? Tuck a few made-in-the-USA Gnome-Be-Gones into your flowerbeds and watch the demented yard goblins get toted away.”

The price for the little statue is $125 from Uncommon Goods.


Giant Outdoor Lighted Wreath Hangs over Your Front Door

Thursday, November 23rd, 2006

outdoor Christmas wreathYes, yes, ’tis the season of outdoor Christmas decorations. This rather large lighted outdoor wreath is available from Frontgage for just under $500. That’s expensive, but keep in mind the wreath does measures 72″ (or 6 feet) in diameter, and it comes with 700 x 3,000-hour clear mini lights. Aside from the lights and the faux pine needles, it’s beefed up with lots of branches, fake berries, and pinecones to add realism to the woodsy effect. I still don’t know whether I’d pay $500 for it (okay, I’m poor, and I wouldn’t), but if you want some Christmas decorations that will be visible from the street (and even down the street a ways), something like this could fit the bill.

The outdoor wreath comes in two pieces, so you can break it down a bit for the off season (so, instead of taking up all of your storage unit, it’ll only take up half). The galvanized, powder-coated steel frames mean it should be able to stand up to wind, snow, and other elements for many seasons.