Decorating With Outdoor Eycatchers - Wind Spinners - A Different Idea For Outdoor Garden Art

by SM Brown - Date: 2010-05-25 - Word Count: 521 Share This!

While driving to a friend's home recently, I was enjoying the beautiful sunny skies which we had not seen in Kentucky for quite a while. Glad that the gray winter days were finally leaving us, I was enjoying everyone's freshly manicured homes, the greening grass, and leaves sprouting on the trees. I was paying particular attention to the homes' front porches with their freshly placed furniture, wreaths and their overall curb appeal. Usually, homes in this area have the typical ferns and wind chimes but one particular home caught my attention with something different. A passerby had to notice it because it was bright and a beautiful gold color. It was spinning in the wind as the sun was reflecting off of it somehow producing a gorgeous sparkle. Unsure of what it was, I thought to myself that as I passed by the home again I would make a point to take a closer look at this eye-catching apparatus.

After ten more minutes of pleasant driving I finally pulled into my friend's driveway only to notice a bright and beautiful blue spinning gadget like the one I had just passed. As I got out of the car I noticed that in the center of this spinning beauty was a lovely butterfly design. My friend steps out on the porch to greet me and asks if I liked her wind spinner. I had to admit that I have never seen or even heard of such a thing as a Wind Spinner. When I heard the word "wind spinner" I thought of those little plastic pinwheel toys that you blow on as a kid!

After explaining to her that I had just seen another eye-catching gold wind spinner on my drive to her home, she laughed and said that they are also called eycatchers. Made from 18-gauge steel and powder coated to withstand the elements, these wind spinners are apparently a hot item that I was just becoming privy to. My friend went on to explain how they have a layered metal design so that you can bend them to catch the wind better and the powder coating not only protects them but gives them the reflective element that causes them to be so eye-catching.

For someone who prides themselves in seeing a bit of everything, I have to admit that I was completely ignorant when it came to this lovely outdoor décor. Hang them on your porch, shepherd's rods in the flower bed or in the garden to add a beautiful touch of class to your outdoor décor. Of course, I had to buy two of them and chose to hang one on my porch and the other in my flower bed on a shepherd's rod. Never have I received so many compliments as I have since hanging up these brilliant wind spinners.

If you want to decorate the outside of your home with something different I would definitely recommend these eycatcher wind spinners. You can also simply add them with your already hanging ferns and wind chimes to add a touch of class and uniqueness that will have your neighbors talking.

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