Tuesday, March 22, 2016

LOOK WHAT I FOUND

OK, so remember a while back, there was an inspiration post I put up about a wind chime garden?  Several of you mentioned that they could be scattered around the garden/yard in memory of loved ones/pets that had been lost.  

A shepherd's hook was a suggestion (and the ones used in the inspiration post).  


Well, last Friday, I went out on my lunch break and I stopped off at a random garage sale in a nearby neighborhood and found three of them!

Shepherds hooks
They are tall, when stuck securely into the ground, they are still about six feet tall.  This is just a temporary spot so they can be up and out of the way.  

Shepherd's Hooks 
They have great hooks on them and are thick and substantial enough to have a nice size wind chime hanging from each.

Clay plaque
The lady selling the hooks also had these cool clay "sun" plaques (for lack of a better description).  I couldn't pass them up either, they just need a bit of cleaning up and then we can find a place for them.  

Got all of it for $6.00!

Now we just need to start "listening" to wind chimes to find ones we like the sound of and then find the perfect spot!  We think we have a great place, and I'm working on that (clearing it).

Anyone have wind chime or other suggestions?


28 comments:

Dawn McHugh said...

listening to them before buying is important you want an irritating tinny sound, great bargains be careful were you locate them I have moved mine 3 times as I could hear it during the night and it was disturbing my sleep :-)

Teresa Martens said...

What awesome finds! I don't particularly like wind chimes, preferring the sound of nature. However, we do have one wind chime that has a nice sound. It took a long time to find. I put it out occasionally just to please hubby. Other than the obvious bird feeders, I hang either suet or alpaca fiber (we have seven alpacas) in those mesh feeders you can find at the hardware store. In winter - suet. In spring - fiber for birdies to make nests with.

Looking forward to seeing what you create!

Be Joyful!
Teresa

ladyhawthorne said...

My favorite wind chimes are the bamboo ones. Very soothing sound.

Colleen said...

I so agree. Bamboo chimes have a nice sound to them.
Bamboo is always my #1 pick

Colleen said...

Sounds you can listen to

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7t--zPZdic

https://www.chimes.com/SoundRoom.aspx

http://www.themusichouse.com/musich/soundschimeswoodstock.html

Anne in the kitchen said...

I have several of the bamboo wind chimes and one heavy metal one that bongs rather than chimes. I can listen to the bamboo all the time but I have to take the other one up and down. On windy days it is too much!

Elephant's Child said...

I agree bamboo is a winner. The metal ones, while hardy, can clang and crash on windy days.

FionaG said...

Congratulations on a great score. I love finding bargains, it's like finding treasure. I can already imagine the sweet tinkles emanating from your soon to be wind chime collection.

Anonymous said...

An artist has created wind chimes from acetylene tanks.. The sound is deep and mellow

Casa Mariposa said...

Sounds like it was meant to be! :o)

1st Man said...

Yes, thank you for this. The area we are going to use is far enough from the house and on the opposite end as the bedrooms so we'll be good. Fingers crossed!

1st Man said...

Thank you! Never thought about birdie stuff, thanks for that idea. Heck, I'm going to keep looking for some more, you never know! Thanks again for commenting!!

1st Man said...

I never thought about this, thank you both for the suggestion. I will have to listen for them....

1st Man said...

Who knew?? Thank you so much, off to check them out!

1st Man said...

I just never thought about the difference, thank's so much!!

1st Man said...

Another vote for bamboo!! Thanks!!!

1st Man said...

I love finding something that just seems meant to be, ha. Thank you, will keep you posted!!

1st Man said...

Well I bet that's a nice sound, I'll have to google something about it!

1st Man said...

I do believe it was, ha!! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

There is a brand of chimes that we love, whose sound can't be beat, called "Music of the Spheres." You can go online and hear each type of their "tuned" chimes. They are lovely! We have the 5 foot chimes, in pentatonic - so they are huge. We've had to bungee them to the tree they are in because of abnormally high winds here in Illinois for so long!

Alison said...

My favorite place to buy wind chimes is www.musicofspheres.com. I found years ago at Texas Renaissance Festival and found them at Scarborough Faire recently. You can have the high tones or the low tones in various sizes. I have three. One is at 2nd Family's house. The other is at my best friend's house along with one of her own and the third one is in a box. Since I have a piece of my soul in their yards, maybe we could put the third one in your yard?

Dianne said...

'Sweet tinkles' made me giggle a bit!

Galestorm said...

Those are great sites for choosing a wind chime!

Sandy said...

1st Man,

Great deal!!! You can make chimes out of pipe and tune them yourself. My FIL used to do this for fun.

1st Man said...

LOL, we will SO use "sweet tinkles", ha!!

1st Man said...

Wow, I I will check that out, thank you so much. We'd love something large and bold, as long as it wouldn't be TOO bold, ha.

1st Man said...

WHAT? That would be awesome....we'll work on that. Thank you! We'll And another vote for music of the spheres...going to check it out. Thanks, luv ya!

1st Man said...

Really? I bet there are some you tube vids for that, thanks. Might be a fun project sometime!