Sunday, August 23, 2009

Heart and Home's New (Old) Weathervane

A little post for Metamorphosis Monday, at Between Naps on the Porch:

When we (and when I say we, I mean Mr. H&H-- xoxoxo--) finally got this little guy up and in his place of honor on the garage roof, I felt a great sense of completion, for some reason.

I suppose because I've been wanting a weather vane forever. But all the really nice ones were really nice and expensive, too expensive to justify because even though we've replaced the roof, the rain gutters haven't been put up yet (no completion there, but we'll get around to that, soon).

Anyway, when a neighbor brought me this broken, sad looking little guy, rescued from the trash heap in another neighbor's yard, I was thrilled.


It was just what I'd always wanted, quail and all.




It was old and faded, but sturdy. A few little adjustments were in order, and a little scrubbing and scraping. Then, we got right to work with that Krylon spray paint!! A little copper, a little more black, and there we had it:





Mr. Quail, looking really fine!



The arrow spins freely now, thanks to more elbow grease and loving attention by the Mr., and the directional letters are fresh and clean.



He looks quite proud, and ready for duty. So up on the roof he went. (Yup, Mr. H&H again, there was no way I was going up there.)



Now I'll always be able to tell which way the wind blows.




Everyday, rain or shine, we have a sentry on watch!

It makes me smile just knowing he's there.

Completion is very satisfying!
Thanks, Susan, for hosting Metamorphosis Monday, at Between Naps on the Porch.
Until next time
XO
Heidi


13 comments:

Mary said...

This is darling! I love weather vanes, but they are expensive...how nice that you have such a good neighbor to find this quail for you! I don't think I've seen a quail before, but he's just elegant! You did a beautiful job restoring it...the copper and black is a perfect combination, and it looks wonderful on your roof!

Mary

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a great transformation. Don't you love when you dream finally comes true? I love that you took something that had been discarded and gave it new life. Mr.Quail looks wonderful sitting a top your roof..Beautiful job..
Happy MM... hugs ~lynne~

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Nice job. Just what you wanted delivered right to your door. I love when that happens and it happens often for me. Puts me in such a state of gratitude.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Maggie Bryant said...

Heidi,
I think you did & hubby did a great job on the weathervane it's fab, I've never seen a quail weathervane before. Very unique.
Maggie

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looks great! Nice that your neighbor thought of you. Free is always good. :)

Shelia said...

I love this. It looks great.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

marty39 said...

I love it. What a great new look. I love weathervanes, they are so interesting. Hugs, Marty

Cheri Peoples said...

I love weather vanes.

I hope you will come over and check out this weeks Knock off.
Cheri
Its So Very Cheri

Wendy said...

that looks great! such a cute weathervane.

Brenda said...

Lucky girl! I've always wanted one too.
Brenda

Terry said...

From a trash heap. Great rescue. This can make folks smile for 100 years.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Hi there! I found your blog through Living with Lindsay (she featured my embellished lampshade tutorial a few weeks ago). Your blog is so pretty! My family has been trying to update our 1970s Colonial for a little over 6 years now. :) I'll be following you here. :)

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

You are so fortunate to have such a good neighbor to give you this lovely weathervane. It adds so much character to a building.