Bumble Bee Stake

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Catherine Murphy

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Catherine Murphy and her team of artisans transform copper into a truly sweet homage to the bumblebee. Using a hammer, vise, anvil, and oxy-acetylene torch, they fold, forge, and anneal copper shaping it into a little honey of a lawn sculpture. Propped on an extra tall garden stake, this bee-autiful bug will be a welcome sight as it hovers over your yard or garden, greeting visitors with its enchanting, hand-crafted character. Handmade in North Carolina.

Catherine Murphy

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Catherine Murphy

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North Carolina

Growing up in a military family, Catherine Murphy spent her childhood discovering new places around the world and every locale's characteristic outdoor sites. Each time she sits down to create a new piece, however, the metalworker pictures it living in her favorite place in the world: "a fabulous garden," she says, adding that she's "amazed and inspired by life in the garden.”

Her nature-themed wire copper sculptures only serve to make the green spaces themselves more amazing. In fact, it’s that merging of her two loves that "feeds my soul and keeps me motivated," she says. And if the North Carolina resident ever gets stuck, all she needs to do is go outside. "When those moments come up, my go-to spot is a bench by the river," she says. "Living in the mountains and working beside a river make for a wealth of inspiration."

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
copper, steel, durable clear coating
Measurements
6" L x 7.5" W x 45" H; Stake: 36" H
Notes
Finished with a clear coat, designed for year-round outdoor use.
Item ID
24002

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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

Please note, the Bumble Bee Stake has been discontinued. When it sells out, it will no longer be available.


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BUMBLE BEE STAKE
 
5.0

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5.0

Very cute!

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from Twin Cities, MN

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy To Secure
  • Weather Resistant

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Front Yard
    • Garden
    • Porch

    Comments about BUMBLE BEE STAKE:

    This bee is cuter than it appears in the catalog. It's a piece of garden art, rather than a kitchy decor item. Very nicely designed and executed. It's not terribly large, so I'd not buy it for a location at any great distance from where you'd be viewing it. My husband is a hobby beekeeper, so I plan to place it in the garden area near our front entry. I can't speak to how it will survive winds since the ground is frozen now and we won't be installing it until spring.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Delivery was prompt, but item arrived loose in the box, rattling around. Not enough tape had been used to secure it in the bubble wrap "cocoon". I was able to bend the legs back into shape without breaking anything so it's OK. I contacted customer service to tell them and they immediately refunded my shipping costs without being asked, and reminded me that should I discover any problems in the future, the bee was warranted without time limit. VERY nice after-purchase service and I'd not hesitate to buy from them in the future.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Husband
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday

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    5.0

    Adorable design

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    from Candler, NC

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Secure
    • Visible At A Distance
    • Weather Resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back Yard
      • Front Yard
      • Garden
      • Porch

      Comments about BUMBLE BEE STAKE:

      Beautiful among my flowers.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Other
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

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