Classic Handcrafted Antique Whirligigs Made in USA!
Decorate your Lawn, Garden, Deck or Yard!
Whirligigs make wonderful gifts!
Flying Cardinal Whirligig - This Cardinal is sure to please the bird watcher in all of us as his colorful wings spin with the breeze. The Classic Flying Cardinal Whirligig has wing propellers on each side of the bird. The slightest breeze will make the Cardinal wings spin!
This whirligig is 20” long. Crafted out of strong white pine and sealed with durable acrylic enamel paint this whirly bird is designed to last. Each whirligig has a peg which is approximately 1 inch in length which can be used to mount the item to a wood post, pole, stake or deck rail. Proudly made in the USA!
Dimensions: 20"L x 7'W x 20.5" wing
Optional mounts and extra propeller sets available at checkout!
Replacement Wings Set of 2 (Available at checkout) - The Whirligig wing propeller, like all components of our Whirligigs are constructed of durable materials made to last. However, for whatever reason, you may need to replace a wing propeller down the road. The extra wing propellers might come in handy!
Yard Mounting (Do-it-Yourself): Select a post or pole desired, for mounting. Posts or stakes that are 1 ½“ to 2” in diameter are best. Pre-drill the post or pole to prevent splitting. (3/16” drill bit) Set the supplied 20d mounting nail in the center of the post being careful that the nail and post are exactly vertical to prevent the unit from dropping excessively in any direction. When mounted correctly on the vertical nail, the Whirligig will swivel (weathervane) freely into the breeze.
4x4 Post Mount - This mount fits over most 4x4 posts. 12" high. Some assembly required. Available in tan or white colors.
Deck Mount - This mount is made for decks. 12" high x 6" square base. Some assembly required. Available in tan or white colors.
46" Garden Post - This 46" long stake allows you to mount your whirligig anywhere in your yard or garden. Tapered point for easy installation. Sturdy galvanized metal construction that will not rust. Ships unpainted silver color, but can be painted in any color desired. Proudly made in the USA! (Available at checkout) Note: Must ship separately. Freight cost included in price.
What are Whirligigs?
Whirligigs are whimsical, wind-driven expressions of American folk art that first appeared in this country nearly 200 years ago. Traditional designs depict common characters and activities of early American rural life, from farmers milking cows to lumbermen chopping wood. Old-timers called them “comic weathervanes”. The faster the wind blows, the more furiously the figures move. In some parts of the country, whirligigs are known as buzzers, gee-haws, spinners, pinwheels, whirlybirds, or whirlyjigs. Some swear the resulting vibration also drives away moles. Whatever their practical use, the pure pleasure of watching these brightly painted wind toys explains their timeless popularity.