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pointed fir of the north wind bell

by Davidson family
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  • the story

The Dulcet Sounds of the Dock

The drifting ring of bell buoys and the bellow of foghorns, as heard along the rugged coast of Maine, proved inspirational for artist Connie Davidson. She turned the stirring sights and sounds of her hometown into this homage in recycled steel. A hand-cut, red songbird hovers from a chain beneath an iconic pointed fir in deep forest green, evoking the majesty of Maine's forested shorelines wherever it hangs.

Her powder-coated wind chime is made of 60% recycled steel and created in an eco-friendly process. Designed and handmade by the Connie Davidson and her family, each chime has a "living finish" that will become patinated over time. Made in Round Pond, Maine.

  • details
Item ID
21755
Made from
recycled steel
Measurements
14" L x 5" W x 5" D
Notes
Care instructions: These wind bells are made to weather outside for many years to come. With time they will gracefully patina.
  • the maker
Davidson family

Davidson family

This is a family story, begun by Jim and May Davidson on the craggy Maine Coast. In the small town of Round Pond they, their family and their neighbors craft wind bells that echo the distinctive and familiar tones of coastal and harbor bells.

For many years Jim, like his neighbors, worked as a lobsterman. He spent countless hours on the water listening to pounding surf and the constant warning of bell buoys. After a time, it occurred to him that others might also enjoy the reassuring sound of bell buoys.

He began recording the sounds of bell and gong buoys where he hauled lobster traps, and then eagerly sought other bells in the region. After hours of listening to these tapes and painstakingly working pieces of steel to match the tones, he produced his first set of bells that recall the haunting, yet comforting sounds Jim experienced while working along the New England Coast.

Each bell is based on Jim's interpretation of the gong and bell buoys in the areas for which they're named. Because of the wide variance in their tones, his groupings have resulted in single, double and triple-toned bells. Each is reminiscent of the magic he experienced on the water.

As time has passed, Jim and May's children, Connie and Paul, have gone on to create additional bells.

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POINTED FIR OF THE NORTH WIND BELL
 
5.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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Pros

  • Attractive (4)
  • Visible at A distance (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Back yard (4)
  • Porch (4)
  • Front yard (3)
  • Garden (3)
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5.0

LOVED IT

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from Buffalo, NY

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Beautiful sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Back Yard
    • Front Yard
    • Garden
    • Porch

    Comments about POINTED FIR OF THE NORTH WIND BELL:

    Dad was really happy with this gift. LOVED the design and especially loved the sound that this windchime makes.

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

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    5.0

    Makes a very nice sound!

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    from Danville, CA

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    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Beautiful sound
    • Easy to Hang
    • Easy To Secure
    • High quality
    • Visible At A Distance
    • Weather Resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back Yard
      • Porch

      Comments about POINTED FIR OF THE NORTH WIND BELL:

      Very well made, high quality. Sounds beautiful.

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

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      5.0

      I would buy this again and again.

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      from Fraser, Michigan

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Back Yard
        • Front Yard
        • Garden
        • Porch

        Comments about POINTED FIR OF THE NORTH WIND BELL:

        Hang this wind bell near a window and enjoy the sounds! Very soothing!

        • 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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        5.0

        Beautiful craftsmanship and sound!

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        from Ca

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        • Attractive Design
        • Visible At A Distance

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          Best Uses

          • Back Yard
          • Front Yard
          • Garden
          • Porch

          Comments about POINTED FIR OF THE NORTH WIND BELL:

          I bought this as a gift for my Dad's birthday. He lives in PA and absolutely loved it!

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

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