Old Sweetwater

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Weathervanes Tell Us More Than Wind Direction


Weathervanes also tell us a little about the people who bought them. Since I was a little girl, I have been fascinated with their beauty and how they work. I still get all excited when I see one perched on top of a barn, garage, home or shed. We've been looking around a bit for a weathervane to either put on our little workshop - when we finish it -  or (Please, God let it happen) our future Old Sweetwater Retirement home.  We want a weathervane that tells a little something about us.  Here are a few I thought you'd enjoy.   Anyone have a weathervane?   If you were to buy one, what would it be?    Okay, a "shout-out" to Olivia who put my Button on her sidebar! Thank you, Olivia!       Top photo is an antique classic Rooster weathervane. Photos 2-9  Cats; Feather; Watering can; Icthus; Moon and Star, Horse, Dog .   I'm off to a BEE KEEPER class!  :)

  













26 comments:

Marina Mott said...

I'm sorry Janean, but I think I'd like the antique classic Rooster . If it's too common, I'd choose the second one with the cats! xx

Flick, said...

Hi, they are really cute! I think they are so practical and whimsical at the same time... I had one with a cow on my farm as a child, but when I get my 'grown up' farm, I would like one with a horse or maybe a windmill!
:)

Olivia and Me said...

Yeah for buttons and Bee keeping classes!!

Weathervanes is a hunting adventure for me.. as I've been searching for years and years.. someday the right one will just pop up out of no where and 'poof' there it'll be on the top of my roof.

Copper weathervanes that have a special wear and tear about them works in my book, thus the long hard look for me.

with love and enjoy your day.

Olivia

Anke said...

They're all beautiful, but I like the rooster and the leaf the best.

katie said...

Love the weathervanes. Especially the Christian symbol and the feather. I don't have one but if I were buying one I would look for a bird.

fairfieldhouse said...

Thomas has a cooper weathervane on his workshop that is a collection of tools.

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Well, the Doxie of course!!! I have two little Doxie girls so that would be perfect. The watering can would be my 2nd choice, though. Becky

1 Funky Woman said...

Love the dachshund, too cute!

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

For me the horse one wins hands down! I've had my eye on one for a while ... I'll try to post it soon ... have a great weekend!

Darlene said...

My favorite is the rooster! LOVE it! Hope you have a great time at your bee keeper class!♥

Keetha Broyles said...

I too LOVE weather vanes.

I can't help it, my FAVORITE is always the rooster. So down on the farmish.

I like every single one you showed here, but if I could only have one weather vane - - - which currently I have NONE - - - I'd want a rooster.

Our neighbors have given me weather vane envy by putting a perfectly lovely one on their deck - - - it has a golfer on the top, which is appropriate since we live on the 7th fairway of a golf course.

Julie said...

Oh I just love your post. I adore ALL the weather vanes you showed. How about that dachshund? too cute.. and the kitties...
The Ichthus symbol is a first. Never seen one that unique. That says a huge message to all passing by doesn't it. sweet..
I enjoyed my visit today. Came over from Jayme's blog.

Andrea said...

WOW...so many great ones to choose from.
Hugs, andrea

Ann Marie said...

I agree weathervanes are so NEAT!
I love most of them that you showed. When we build a workshop in our back yard.. I want one as well.. The more shabby and antique the better! :)
I like things that look like they have been through alot.. and have a story to tell!

Blondie's Journal said...

My husband found a weathervane at an antique store and put it on our shed. It is a rooster perched on a little copula. He is SO proud of it!! And it does looks cute!

xoxo
Jane

Marla said...

Love, love, love weathervanes! We use to have one until a tornado took it. It was a rooster and had a beautiful clear purple glass ball attached. The metal had turned a lovely weathered green.

I think if I was ever to have another one, I might go with a rooster again. It just says home to me.

Just Breathe said...

Those are fun examples. Mine would be a Rooster for sure!

Pondside said...

Yes, I have a weathervane - and it's a rooster. Is there any other kind???? :)

Donna said...

We adore weathervanes! We have two - one large (eagle) and one very small (whale). We keep them both inside, LOL. We got them from a famous artisan on the coast of Searsport, Maine, about 25 years ago - Weathervanes of Maine. We thought his standing pig was funny and suggested that he do a sitting and prancing one. He did! He's got many more now to choose from. Check out his web site sometime!

Jayme, The Coop Keeper said...

Beekeeping class! How fun! Me too! I'll be getting a hive, maybe two this spring. I'm excited and half scared to death.

I would vote for a bee skep weathervane!

Beverly said...

I like the classic rooster one. I've always liked chickens and roosters.
Bee Keepers class...sounds interesting.

Technodoll said...

You just KNOW ours will be all about the chickens! LOL!

Can't wait :)

Dog Trot Farm said...

We have a lovely Egret weathervane that my parents bought for us as a Christmas gift a few years ago. It has now aged to a perfect green patina and looks perfect on our bowed roof. I must say there is a witch flying on her boomstick that is just wonderful!

Oklahoma Granny said...

The bee keeping class reminded me of April at Coal Creek Farm. Watch her video if you haven't already seen it. Too funny!

http://coalcreekfarm.com/2009/10/bees-revisited/

The Gough Inn said...

I look for them too as a little girl -- I still find mysel looking out for them. The weathervanes are showing are all delightful! You know of my dream to have a farm house and a red barn. I would indeed place one on top that's part of the whole dream and can't forget the USA fag too!

Anonymous said...

Keep posting stuff like this i really like it