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Zen Garden Snake Stones

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PRODUCT STORY
Kimberly says: Moving to our new home, I recently inherited a lot of garden space... a LOT. My thumbs are not too green, but I enjoy decorating the garden, flower boxes and surrounding yard in whimsical and meaningful ways. Inspired by the new year, 2013 the year of the water snake according to the Chinese calender, I designed and added these snake garden stones to my stone works shop. They look great in the yard, and make wonderfully interesting wall hangings inside as well.

They represent four of the elements that each have their own meaning in the Chinese Zodiac.Fire, Water, Earth and Wood.

I enjoy making these and many other home and garden decor items in lots of unique finishes. Natural styles, hand painted faux finishes, and super fun NEON!
MATERIALS
gypsum hydrostone plaster
ARTIST / DESIGNER
Kimberly Epling
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Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

February 05, 2013 12:48:54 PM

2013 is the year of the snake, but this bright design can add flair to your lawn or garden for years to come. Does Kimberly's neon Zen Garden Snake Stone have your vote?

FRANKIE
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February 06, 2013 01:14:57 PM

i love these they are stylish well made and inconspicuous in the garden,i hate all the large things that take the eye away from the garden i love looking around and Opps look at that a little snake love that they have a chinese look and lend themselves to the four chinese elements. great job who ever made them

renee
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February 06, 2013 01:38:12 PM

Kimberlys products are incredible!! Amazing craftsmanship and quality... She is crazy talented!

Melissa
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February 06, 2013 04:41:10 PM

These are amazing and would add flare to any garden..so much better than a gnome!

roshana
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February 06, 2013 06:05:07 PM

I would buy them!

marylin
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February 06, 2013 06:09:03 PM

Love them! Not sure if I would want all four but if sold separately, one or two for sure. good gift item.

katrina
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February 06, 2013 06:26:53 PM

I have items from Kim, her flowers are lovely and I am glad to see these on here! Hope she makes it!

lynn
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February 07, 2013 12:11:02 AM

Unique ... something I would see in a small specialty boutique.

turbo brett
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February 07, 2013 01:09:20 PM

How fortuitous that i have stumbled upon this wondrous snakely art. I hope to find many more whimsical pieces from this Kim person

Doreen
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February 07, 2013 03:08:21 PM

hate snakes.

linda
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February 07, 2013 05:54:32 PM

I would love these in custom colors to match my garden.

Dee
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February 07, 2013 06:36:13 PM

Why are they rattlesnakes? Looks cheap and poorly conceived.

aaron
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February 07, 2013 07:25:54 PM

Look up the Chinese year of the snake info, chances are, it shows a Rattle Snake. Furthermore, I own these and they are very heavy and durable....well made.

aaron
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February 07, 2013 07:34:54 PM

love snakes!

Shannon W
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February 07, 2013 09:29:37 PM

very cool

Emily
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February 08, 2013 12:19:55 AM

Sad to say the first thing it looked like to me was a pile of poop. Sorry guys!

Kimberly
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February 08, 2013 12:24:57 AM

everyone sees something different in art...they come in lots of colors...not just brown. :)

carolyn
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February 08, 2013 05:04:45 AM

dislike snakes; would not want in my yard...

Kimberly
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February 08, 2013 12:12:05 PM

Sorry not a fan of snakes.

sherrie
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February 08, 2013 12:39:00 PM

I am not a fan of snakes but other people are...and these are stones. I am sure many people will enjoy these in their gardens!! good luck!

rob
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February 08, 2013 12:42:55 PM

I would but 6 or 8 blue ones and line my fish pond with them! Green ones would be nice too.

mark
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February 08, 2013 01:44:38 PM

i think they are creative, in the meaning and design

Wynonna
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February 08, 2013 02:08:42 PM

I love the reference to Year of the Snake! Amazing detail and form. Love the hand painted colors. For those who have not looked at Kimberly's designs, the Buddha's are fabulous. Love to contribute to home spun art, made in America!

dave
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February 08, 2013 02:45:29 PM

love to support handmade goods

bob
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February 08, 2013 03:28:50 PM

snakes are good luck!

martha
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February 08, 2013 03:31:51 PM

I like the stone looking one! good luck.

Cindy
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February 08, 2013 06:31:15 PM

I don't like snakes

lacey
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February 08, 2013 07:06:10 PM

like snakes or not, they are cool garden decorations.

Sandra
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February 09, 2013 09:21:57 AM

my first thought was a "couwpie"

Jackie
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February 09, 2013 09:35:09 AM

Looks like a cow pie

Debbie
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February 09, 2013 09:39:25 AM

Sorry-- have to agree with a comment I saw -- first thing I thought of when seeing it was a pile of poop

Ro

February 09, 2013 11:38:47 AM

Looks like poop.

Emma
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February 09, 2013 12:37:58 PM

It looks like plastic and I hate the shades they choose.

aaron
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February 09, 2013 12:44:05 PM

I have never seen a blue poop! Whats with all the poop comments? I own these in all stone finish and not one person has ever asked me shy my SNAKE stones look like poop.

megan
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February 09, 2013 12:51:25 PM

I totally disagree with the gross comments above. I know a snake when I see one and these are creative!

shirley
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February 09, 2013 05:00:41 PM

at first I thought it was a pole of fake dog poo =(

marissa
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February 09, 2013 07:36:56 PM

Can I get these in gold? LOVE.

sara
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February 09, 2013 08:09:37 PM

would be so beautiful in an themed garden with bonsai trees. I want one for my office wall!

Kimberly
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February 09, 2013 08:34:46 PM

Hi all, its Kim, designer of these garden stones. To answer some comments and questions. @ Emma, they are very heavy and very durable hydrostone plaster. they are shiny because they have an outdoor protective finish and they come in many colors! @ Marissa, yes! they are lovely in gold. thanks! They measure 7.5" across. As for the rest...thats some colorful poop! :) Thanks for your votes, everyone!

Amy
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February 09, 2013 11:17:10 PM

Kim is amazing!

Amy
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February 09, 2013 11:19:18 PM

amazing!

Diane
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February 10, 2013 01:26:29 AM

love them!

Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

February 11, 2013 11:28:44 AM

Hello, Voters! Thanks for all the questions and comments so far. Also, special thanks for Kimberly Epling, the designer of these colorful critters, for the answers to a few questions that came in over the weekend. Please check out the product story and Kimberly's comments to learn more about this bold design.

ADB
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February 11, 2013 11:32:50 AM

I like the idea, and the colors, but...to me, at first glance, the snake design looks like a pile of poop...

Susan
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February 11, 2013 02:08:08 PM

Sorry -- can't get past the "other" thing they remind me of...

wenceslao
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February 11, 2013 02:22:45 PM

you rock!

Sara
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February 11, 2013 04:29:17 PM

I like the year of the snake connection, but these would just make me nervous.

Kimberly
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February 11, 2013 05:32:53 PM

Sara, they are fully trained not to bite! :)

Ann
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February 11, 2013 05:43:02 PM

Nothing cute about realistic-looking snakes.

aaron
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February 11, 2013 06:02:00 PM

I have enjoyed these snakes in the garden, I dont think blue and red snakes are supposed to be "realistic".

abigale
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February 11, 2013 07:02:14 PM

would love custom colors!

sasha
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February 11, 2013 07:32:28 PM

snakes are HOT! but seriously...these are really neat. good luck!

G
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February 11, 2013 08:11:28 PM

These would be great in black or silver. for indoor wall decoration.

Janet
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February 11, 2013 08:53:13 PM

I think some of the above comments are just RUDE! I applaud creative people putting it out there for others to see and comment on.

Heather
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February 11, 2013 09:10:40 PM

Looks a bit like a dog poo???

michael
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February 11, 2013 09:38:38 PM

Looks like snakes to me! thumbs up.

Wes
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February 12, 2013 12:30:57 AM

Obviously some people don't stop to look and appreciate the details that people put into things. Life is passing them by. Thumbs up from me, well done!

Robyn
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February 12, 2013 07:04:57 PM

Just plain GROSS

jose
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February 12, 2013 07:38:43 PM

Snakes are revered in most cultures as good fortune and protective creatures...these are lovely! good luck

mary
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February 12, 2013 07:41:03 PM

fun,I would buy them

raquel
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February 12, 2013 07:49:37 PM

Snakes are AWESOME! I like the black and grey.

lydia
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February 12, 2013 08:01:05 PM

Ignore the rude comments Kimberly, these are great! GOOD LUCK!

Lacy
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February 13, 2013 01:03:29 AM

Love these! I want one for my garden!!

Casey
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February 13, 2013 01:08:16 PM

I agree with Emily, I thought of poop

karen
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February 13, 2013 01:18:05 PM

Really???

Kimberly Epling
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February 13, 2013 08:38:46 PM

Thank to everyone who voted this week! This has been fun, and I hope to have other items featured soon! Thanks to the Uncommon Goods team for this opportunity. Good luck to all. - Kimberly

Dorothy
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February 13, 2013 11:10:52 PM

Snakes make my skin crawl!

thanks for commenting

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