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custom family garden stakes

by Judie Bomberger
Handmade
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Put Down Stakes

Proudly show the world how your family tree has grown by planting these playful silhouettes in your garden. Mix and match the figures to represent you and your sprouts, or create a collection as a special gift for planting passionate friends. Each image is cut from steel by artist Judie Bomberger, and finished with a natural, oxidized patina. Handmade in Northern California.

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Handmade
Exclusive
Community Voted
Item ID
21368
Made from
steel
Measurements
Approx. 4" H - 14" H each. Stake: 26" H
Notes
Exact sizing:
Mom: 13" H
Dad: 14" H
Boy: 10" H
Girl: 10" H
Baby: 5" H
Cat: 4" H
Dog: 5" H
  • the maker

Judie Bomberger

Judie Bomberger retired at age 50, and began working with scrap metal in her garage. She began to create whimsical character sculptures for the garden, as well as for inside the house. When she had enough art to fill her garage, she decided to debut her work at her local Farmer's Market.

It was greeted with joyous enthusiasm; her work made people smile and laugh! With all of the fanfare, it became clear that Judie's adventure had turned into yet another career, and she recruited some family members to help in her endeavor.

Years later, Judie has hundreds of designs, all infused with her humor and imagination.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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CUSTOM FAMILY GARDEN STAKES
 
4.7

(based on 3 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (2)

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    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (3)
  • Visible at A distance (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back yard (3)

Reviewed by 3 customers

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4.0

Wife loved them

By 

from Texas

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Back Yard
    • Front Yard
    • Garden

    Comments about CUSTOM FAMILY GARDEN STAKES:

    This was our steel anniversary gift and was to represent our family, which was great. They will have to be painted at some time, as they will rust. I thought they were painted, but they are plain steel, which is fine.

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

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    5.0

    A TRUE ARTIST !

    By 

    from NEW YORK

    About Me Budget Shopper

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Visible At A Distance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back Yard
      • Front Yard
      • Garden
      • Porch

      Comments about CUSTOM FAMILY GARDEN STAKES:

      I BOUGHT THIS FOR MY MOMS 80TH BIRTHDAY . ONE IMAGE PER FAMILY MEMBER . I ORDERED TWO OF THE SAME IMAGES BECAUSE MY SISTERS ARE TWINS . THE ARTIST WAS SO CREATIVE SHE MADE THEM , SLIGHTLY BUT NOTICEBLY DIFFERENT . HOW WONDERFUL ! I HIGHLY RECOMEND THIS TO ANYONE .

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

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      so cute!

      By 

      from LA, CA

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Deteriorates/Rots

      Best Uses

      • Back Yard

      Comments about CUSTOM FAMILY GARDEN STAKES:

      so cute how you can choose from different versions of a girl, son mom, etc.!!!Love the idea of having this in your back yard

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Mother
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Birthday

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      Q and A

      When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

      305votes, 61 comments

      Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

      We love that these handmade stakes can be customized to fit your family. How would you combine Judie Bomberger's steel creations?

      alicia

      love it

      barbara

      such a great idea. everyone can use a gift for the garden.

      Michelle

      A very unique gift for the whole family!

      tim
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      great outdoor art!

      Sara
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      So cute. I know I will be the talk of the neighborhood! Such a cute house warming gift too!

      Kathleen

      These are nice but I like your 3-D work the best.

      Debra
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      I bought a sculpture from Julie years ago and love it today as much as ever. Her work is fun and whimsical. It is a cherished possession

      Melissa

      How about women and girl version w/o skirts?? I wore my last dress 32 years ago.Just a more complete family would be represented.

      Liza
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      I bought several of Judie's whimsical garden stakes years ago, and everyone who sees them LOVES them. Real conversation starters! I'd like to see Family stakes with hands out, so they can be attached to eachother like my whimsy stakes. All the best to you!

      Lynn

      I LOVE these!

      carol
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      I have decorated my front and backyards with Judie Bomberger's garden stakes for years. They hold up in any kind of weather and never fail to elicit comments and smiles. This family tree set is fabulous and will be a definite new addition to our yard.

      wendy

      cool stuff, unique and lively

      wendy

      cool, but your sculptures are OUTSTANDING!!

      Patricia

      I bought some of Judies other Garden Stakes for my folks about 8 years ago, they love them. They're built to last!

      MICHEL

      AS ALWAYS GOOD WORK

      Judith

      Perfect ...like the different options for the dressing of the family.

      Susie
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Love these! They also handle the weather perfectly.

      Larissa
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      So CUTE! I really want to give it a thumbs up but $105 I just can't afford

      Kara
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Just doesn't fit my taste or my budget.

      Jason
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Looking forward to seeing all of the options. Good idea for a fun personalized gift.

      Wendy
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      A fun idea and I love that there are so many options to customize!!

      Rebekah
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Considering my family has 6 members this would be a waste for me. Its a cute idea but far too expensive!

      Jo
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      ditto to Larissa- so cute but way too expensive

      Teresa
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Love them, but a bit pricey for me:(

      Susan
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      They do seem expensive, although if they do last for years and years you have to kinda figure in the price over about 10 yrs..how many gifts will u buy for yourself or that person between now and then?

      otter lover
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      very cute but much too expensive and I don't even usually worry too much about price

      Marie
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      I think It's a fair price for handmade art, I guess price will vary depending on size of your family! I hope to see all options.

      Robin
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      I don't see this as a big draw, but I may be wrong.

      freda
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      would use in garden

      Candace
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Love garden art :)

      Andra
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      A little too pricey for what you get.

      Julie
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Way too expensive. This is very cute, and while I would not buy it, I think a lot of people would if it were more reasonably priced. Great gift idea.

      KAREN
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      What a great gift idea!

      brandi
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      The custom aspect is nice, but still a bit pricy.

      Wendy
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      pricey

      Cheryl
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Great idea! Price seems high until you break it down into "per item"...not bad at all!

      Janet

      Cute idea

      Cynthia
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      I normally don't like this family member identification stuff--e.g., stick figure stickers on the backs of cars--but the style of this absolutely rocks!

      Maureen
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Excellent idea - how about Grandpa

      Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

      Great suggestion, Maureen! What other people and pets would you like to see?

      Linda
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      don't have a garden

      Cindy
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      but I think they are too expensive.

      Nancy
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Adorable idea but at $105.00, one would have to have extra cash lying around to buy something that you can't really use. Love them though.

      Brooke
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      very cute but way more than I would pay for something that goes outside.

      Kathy
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Customization is what makes this work!

      Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

      Hello Voters! There's still time to vote on these fun stakes, and we're loving all of the great feedback that's come in so far. Just a reminder--you can also tweet your vote for a chance to win an UncommonGoods gift card. Just tweet (at)UncommonGoods and tell us why you voted for this product. Don't forget to include a link to this page for you chance to win!

      Andrea
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Really cute for a garden

      Marla
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Very cute, but I would need 6. Would hope it could be adjusted for different family numbers.

      susan
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      The family stakes arranged in a potted plant display, especially a trough planter, would be delightful!

      Margaret
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Pricey but very cool!

      Alisa
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      I want some for my garden! I love that you can customize for your own family.

      Katherine
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Gorgeous - I would buy this set for my friends who will be adding a new addition to the family in a couple of weeks!

      Kristen
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      I would prefer to be able to buy them individually

      Judiar
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Love this BUT the price is CRAZY- would not pay this much!

      Marcela
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      I wouldn't get a set; I'd be more interested in them individually. Girl in tutu sounds cute!

      Emily
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      So tired of all the "proud family" things available everywhere now. Seems way too trendy.

      angela

      Too pricey although I would purchase if more reasonably priced!

      Katherine

      these are really cute!

      ann

      too too expensive for my garden. I need food.

      Tama

      Cute!

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