Monday, July 27, 2009

Recycled Garden Tools


I found these two creatures at an estate sale over the weekend. The guy running the sale told me that his dad made them out of garden tools about 40 years ago. They are quirky and charming and are already at home in our backyard. They have faces only a junk mother could love.


Oh! I almost forgot...$5 for the pair!

11 comments:

GeorgiaPeachez said...

My favorite kinda find, yard art! And bonus rust too! xo, suzy

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Pretty darn cool and a pretty darn bargain, too.

A Thing for Roses said...

Simply awesome!

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

What a bargain! And already rusty.

misselaineous said...

Too cool for words, and what a great bargain! Love em both...wish I could introduce them to my horseshoe & trailer hitch octopus...made by a departed neighbor years ago...he called them "Scritters"...scrap...critters. Good find *elaine*

trash talk said...

You mean only a beak a mother could love! You had me when you said his dad made them...I love folk art, but $5? That sealed the deal!
Debbie

Will @ rita deco said...

I always wanted to make stuff like this with all the old reject garden tools I see. But I should have learned to weld instead of spending all my time playing Barbie with the girls in the neighborhood. Ha...! But at least I can pair accessories like nobody's business.

Franny said...

These are so cute they put a smile on my face :+) Lucky find there for only $5..!?!?? You've got to check out the world's longest yard sale, which is coming up soon. It really does exist! I did a post about it yesterday. Come on over and see it! 8+)

grunge-queen said...

What great finds! I love the history to them, and they're so whimsical aren't they? I wonder why the gent was getting rid of them?

Carole said...

I've seen the newer versions of that type of thing....They are really cute. Fun find!

Did you happen to go to the Cracked Pots Show in Troutdale last week? Lots of cool recycled art.

Kathy said...

Pam,

I love your little garden guys!! Great price and great rust! :)

I have a couple pieces similar to yours that my friend's brother makes. He lives in Salem, Oregon -and does some beautiful yard art!

Take care, Kathy