Backyard Bat Hanging Sculptures

Catherine Murphy welds each critter into two poses: ready for flight, or ready to nap.
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Catherine Murphy

$55.00

Catherine Murphy created by

Catherine Murphy

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Nocturnal Neighbor

There are over 1,000 species of bats in the world, but the rare copper garden bat seen swaying in your rose bushes is unlike the rest. A handcrafted take on our nocturnal neighbors, this friendly sculpture keeps company in your yard, on your porch, or even hanging in front of the kitchen window. Catherine Murphy welds each critter into two poses: wings open, ready for flight, or closed, ready to nap. She then creates an S hook for easy hanging. Adaptable to any climate, it's sealed with a protective finish before it "flies" from Catherine's forge in Asheville, North Carolina to your home.

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Made in North Carolina

Catherine Murphy

created by

Catherine Murphy

location

North Carolina

“Like attracts like, as well as inspires it.”

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."

Visit the blog for more on Catherine's creations.

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
copper, clear protective coating, patina
Measurements
Sleeping Bat: 3" L x 5" H, with 4" S hook
Open Wings Bat: 8.5" L x 4.5" H, with 4" S hook
Ingredients
Care
Designed for year round, outdoor use. Wipe clean.
Item ID
45897

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UncommonGoodsBackyard Bat Hanging Sculptures
 
4.2

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back yard (4)
  • Garden (4)
  • Porch (4)
  • Front yard (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

These are the cutest!!!

When I need a gift for Caitlin I look in your catalogue first. I rarely have to look farther. For Christmas I ordered her the bat with folded wings. it was so cute...Read complete review

When I need a gift for Caitlin I look in your catalogue first. I rarely have to look farther. For Christmas I ordered her the bat with folded wings. it was so cute that I gave her the other one for her birthday. It joined the first on the chandelier. They are charming and unique.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Pricey for the size

The open winged bat was very nice, but for the size, I feel like the cost should have been for the set. I realize they are hand made and cooper, but I still...Read complete review

The open winged bat was very nice, but for the size, I feel like the cost should have been for the set. I realize they are hand made and cooper, but I still feel as though we could have gotten more for the money. I also did not receive the hook in the packaging.

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5.0

These are the cutest!!!

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from Livingston, NJ

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Charming
  • Easy To Secure
  • Unique
  • Weather Resistant

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about UncommonGoods Backyard Bat Hanging Sculptures:

      When I need a gift for Caitlin I look in your catalogue first. I rarely have to look farther. For Christmas I ordered her the bat with folded wings. it was so cute that I gave her the other one for her birthday. It joined the first on the chandelier. They are charming and unique.

      Service and delivery comments:

      On time and perfect

       
      2.0

      Pricey for the size

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      from Dallas, TX

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      Pros

      • Attractive Design

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about UncommonGoods Backyard Bat Hanging Sculptures:

          The open winged bat was very nice, but for the size, I feel like the cost should have been for the set. I realize they are hand made and cooper, but I still feel as though we could have gotten more for the money. I also did not receive the hook in the packaging.

           
          5.0

          Love these!

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          from Tucson, AZ

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Inside home

            Comments about UncommonGoods Backyard Bat Hanging Sculptures:

            Love love these bats! I bought 2 more bats after first bat. They look so cute sitting on the hanging decor in the corner of the dining room. Three watch us along w copper hummingbirds n flowers that I got from this shop. Very happy w them.

             
            5.0

            My daughter

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            from Livingston NJ

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            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • very unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Back Yard
              • Garden
              • Porch

              Comments about UncommonGoods Backyard Bat Hanging Sculptures:

              Another unique gift for someone who has everything. I have bought many things for my family from your catalogue. I have also recommended you to my friends.

               
              5.0

              Adorable, well-made

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              from Los Angeles

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              Pros

              • Attractive Design

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Back Yard
                • Front Yard
                • Garden
                • Porch

                Comments about UncommonGoods Backyard Bat Hanging Sculptures:

                It will need to be put somewhere close to home so that it can be seen and fully appreciated.

                 
                5.0

                Oh my! So cute!

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                from Tucson, AZ

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                Pros

                • Attractive Design

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • In the corner of dining room

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Backyard Bat Hanging Sculptures:

                  These little bats are adorable. They caught my eye when browsing the catalog. I got a sleeping bat. It looks so cute when watching us inside. Love that! Can't wait to buy open winged bat. Thanks! Very happy w it.

                   
                  5.0

                  Beautiful sculpture!

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                  from Kentucky

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                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Visible At A Distance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Backyard Bat Hanging Sculptures:

                      My mom loves ornaments and adding detail to her home. This piece is the perfect size and so well made.

                       
                      4.0

                      Super Cute!

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                      from St Louis, MO

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                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Back Yard
                        • Front Yard
                        • Garden
                        • Porch

                        Comments about UncommonGoods Backyard Bat Hanging Sculptures:

                        I am very happy with the little bat! I hope my friend loves too!

                         
                        1.0

                        Nice but small for the money .

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                        from Washington state

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                        Comments about UncommonGoods Backyard Bat Hanging Sculptures:

                        Again it would be better for the price as a small set. Yes I realize it's copper. To get the effect it should be at least 3 inches bigger.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Beautifully crafted!

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                        from Virginia, U.S.A.

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                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • We hope that it will age with a lovely patina.

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Back Yard
                          • Front Yard
                          • Garden
                          • Porch

                          Comments about UncommonGoods Backyard Bat Hanging Sculptures:

                          My family always prefers handcrafted gifts and art over anything else. This little bat is delightful!

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