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hummingbird with flower stake

by Fred Conlon $90.00
Handmade
Recycled

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All A'Flutter

Rough recycled steel is given a light touch in this elegant lawn sculpture by metalsmith Fred Conlon. Using bent sheets of reclaimed surplus steel, Fred fashions a spring-bound hummingbird that flits to a blooming tulip. Juxtaposing industrial elements with an elegant natural scene, this charming stake sends whimsy winging in your yard or garden. Handmade in Utah.

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Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
23605
Made from
reclaimed steel
Measurements
40" H x 6" dia with stake
Notes
Intended for outdoor use.This item is intentionally designed by Fred Conlon to develop a rust patina outdoors. If the rust is not desirable, the artist recommends a clear spray paint like rust oleum or krylon.
  • the maker
Fred Conlon

Fred Conlon

Raised in Colorado, Fred Conlon lives now in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he makes garden sculptures out of recovered objects. For his helmet sculptures, he uses real recovered World War II helmets. "It is very satisfying to transform something once used in war into a peaceful garden decoration," he says. His work has been featured in Niche Magazine, the Salt Lake Tribune and HGTV. What would he be if he weren't an artist? "Happy...just kidding!" he answers. "I can't imagine doing anything else."

Click here to view a video of how Fred Conlon creates his art! collection

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HUMMINGBIRD WITH FLOWER STAKE
 
3.7

(based on 7 reviews)

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71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (7)
  • Visible at A distance (4)
  • Easy to secure (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back yard (4)
  • Front yard (4)
  • Garden (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
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    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (6)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great gift

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from Pensacola, Fl

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Visible At A Distance

Cons

  • Stability

Best Uses

  • Back Yard
  • Front Yard
  • Garden

Comments about HUMMINGBIRD WITH FLOWER STAKE:

Overall a great gift for hummingbird fans. The prongs that go into the ground need to be about twice as long to make it more secure. Not a hard fix.

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

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4.0

Great product

By 

from Uniontown, Ohio

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Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Front Yard

    Comments about HUMMINGBIRD WITH FLOWER STAKE:

    Bird looks good in landscape. Works great with the bird being on a spring.

    • 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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    3.0

    a little too large

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    from PA

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • A Litle Too Large

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about HUMMINGBIRD WITH FLOWER STAKE:

    I felt it was a little to large when put in same garden as the other "flower stake products" (eg the bird and the nest flower stake

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

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    4.0

    A poetic study in contrasts,everchanging

    By 

    from cincinnati, OH

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back Yard

      Comments about HUMMINGBIRD WITH FLOWER STAKE:

      the intentional rusting makes this sculpture an everchanging study.The body of the hummingbird is rust free,but everything else rusts. The color changes with the light, and the bird "flutters" on its spring when the wind blows. Also, the heavy metal look, contrasts with the airiness of the hummingbird,making an artistic statement.Pretty cool.

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

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      5.0

      Even better than anticipated

      By 

      from NC

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Back Yard
        • Front Yard
        • Garden
        • Porch

        Comments about HUMMINGBIRD WITH FLOWER STAKE:

        This was a special gift for people with a wonderful garden who appreciate fine craftsmanship and are not easy to surprise. They are thrilled with the beauty and design of the hummingbird.

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

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        5.0

        Steel garden Ornament

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        from Seattle

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        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Fine Creative Art

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Back Yard
          • Front Yard
          • Garden
          • Garden Decor

          Comments about HUMMINGBIRD WITH FLOWER STAKE:

          For the previous reviewer - steel/iron made garden pieces are intended to rust unless treated with a specific rust preventitve powder coating like you will notice in outdoor furniture. We have several pieces of sculpture in our gardens which rusted shortly after we placed them since we live in the very wet PNW area of the country. Part of the charm of these pieces of art is the natural rust. I always look for powder coating in outdoor furniture made of iron since no one would want to sit on rusted chairs or eat on rusted tables, but ornamental decor items are nice in a natural state. This is a great item! My husband who created and cares for the beautiful gardens here at our home and whom the hummers here adore because he feeds them every season, really likes this item. We have a similar one that is free standing, as though the hummer is flying, made for us by a local artist.

          • 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 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          disappointed!

          By 

          from West Chester, Pa

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          Pros

          • Attractive Design

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about HUMMINGBIRD WITH FLOWER STAKE:

              I purchased this more than a month ago and had it sent directly to my parent's house. They live at a bit of a distance, so the first time I got a chance to see it was yesterday when we were visiting for Father's Day - what a disappointment! It is completely rusted! It's a positively adorable sculpture and I had considered buying one for myself as well, but I was so sad to see that it's completely brown. I think my mother only still had it out so I would see it. There were no instructions whatsoever on treating it before using and of course, it's supposed to be for outdoor use, so I just don't get it - a nice patina is one thing but rust in another! Too expensive to see this happen...

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

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