July 23, 2010MCM Home Improvement: Lawn Decor Part 3 (of 3)
By Sablemable aka Jan
I had planned something more elaborate for today’s post, but I’ve been going to rehabilitation for my legs, which have become weaker, and I’m pooped out from all the exercise! My apologies to you.
At www.lawnornamentsandfountains.com I found these statues of a Dutch boy and girl. Yes, they are very MCM lawn decor and I remember seeing them mostly dressed in blue. They are made of concrete and the boy stands 21 inches tall, the girl 19 inches tall. They come in red or blue and are $213.32.
Gnomes. I read where these little guys have made a comeback in lawn decor, and again, gnomes were seen back in the good ol’ MCM days. There is quite a variety to choose from and reluctantly, I was unable to find a photo of a vintage gnome.
This gnome is from Home Depot, is 21 inches tall, made of resin and fiberglass and costs $39.99.
For more original gnomes, please visit www.kimmelgnomes.com. Candice Kimmel, originally from Wales, hand makes classic gnomes in South Dakota (yes! USA made!) and her gnomes are just what the MCM House Doc has ordered. I would have featured her gnomes here today, but, after reading the fine print about copyrights, I was unable to show you her work.
Bird baths were found in the front and back yards of MCM home. Concrete was the material back then and Lawn Ornaments and Fountains have a wonderful selection of concrete, 2 piece bird baths. Here’s one sample of their stock.
I know you’re saying, “Hey, Jan! Where are the hitching post lawn jockeys?” Since the lawn jockeys faces were painted black, these statues have become distasteful to display in your front yard and I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. ‘Nuff said.
What are your favorite lawn decorations?