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Wintertime!

January 1, 2017

Here in California we are all so very relieved to be enjoying an actual winter. The rain is falling at sea level, the snow is falling beautifully in the Sierra Nevada range, and even an ephemeral dusting on the foothills. Everyone has an umbrella in the car and ski racks are showing up on car roofs. The … [ Read More ]

Our Pied Piper plays To The Four Winds, a woodwind Chamber Concert in Australia

June 2, 2016

We recently collaborated with the Orchestra Victoria in Australia on a fun project. They asked to use our Pied Piper and Bird Weathervane as the cover photo for the program of their To the Four Winds chamber music concert, showcasing the full capacities of the woodwind family, proffering a rich diversity of coulour*, styles and genres. They graciously … [ Read More ]

The Greens are Up to Par

May 5, 2016

The snow is mostly gone, the weather warming, still blustery in places, and it is time to dust off the clubs and hit the links. What a glorious time of year. May your birdies be many.

Praying Mantis Weathervane

September 5, 2014

We just finished up a fun weathervane for customers who recently purchased a working farm founded in 1800. They built a garden structure 12’x24′ with a 30″ cupola on top. We thought you might enjoy seeing some pictures. It is a fun spin on the 1742 classic Grasshopper Weathervane from Boston’s Faneuil Hall.

Rooster over Turkey

April 12, 2014

We just received in some lovely photos from Istanbul, Turkey. Our customer’s brother, who is a professor of Economics here in the United States, coordinated the purchase. We made his Large Chanticleer Rooster Weathervane with optional gold leafing on the rooster’s beak, comb, neck ruff, tail feathers and feet. The bird has red glass eyes … [ Read More ]

Blog – White Tailed Deer Weather Vane

April 12, 2014

Back in 2001 we made a White Tailed Deer Weathervane for some customers in the Seattle, Washington area. Earlier this week they sent us photos of their nicely weathered weathervane. With their permission, I am sharing a comment and their pictures here. “We love it.  We run a business out of our home, and it’s … [ Read More ]

Rooster Weathervane Alights in Turkey

March 21, 2014

We just received in some lovely photos from Istanbul, Turkey. Our customer’s brother is a professor of Economics here in the United States and coordinated the purchase of this Large Chanticleer Rooster Weathervane  with red glass eyes and black pupils. They also selected optional gold leafing to highlight the rooster’s beak, comb, neck ruff, tail feathers … [ Read More ]

Watering Can Weathervane with Nasturtiums

March 9, 2014

In January 2013 we received a phone call from a couple who had seen an article about West Coast Weather Vanes in the San Francisco Chronicle. It had been several years since the article had been published, but they cut it out and saved it. They were headed to Carmel to celebrate their anniversary and … [ Read More ]

In Which A Moon Goddess Weathervane Goes To Denmark

February 28, 2014

We received great feedback on a Small Moon Goddess weathervane we sent to Copenhagen, Denmark. The folks who ordered it are friends as well as customers. This is a wonderful example of a weathervane displayed inside the home as opposed to putting it outside. Enjoy! “We had a very exciting day yesterday. We received our … [ Read More ]

Blog – Dog Weathervane – Poodle Trotting

January 23, 2014

We recently completed a memorable weathervane project here at West Coast Weather Vanes. Claudia, our Website and Social Media Coordinator, had a dear friend whose beloved Standard Poodle passed away suddenly. She wanted to do something special for her friend to honor Ruby and create a lasting tribute in her memory. Claudia provided us with … [ Read More ]

Rough Coated Collie Weathervane

January 16, 2014

Here is a new Rough Coated Collie Weathervane we designed for a customer in Louisiana to go a top his 1890 Acadian style home on Lake Pontchartrain. He sent us photos of his beloved dog, Collee, and from them we created this portrait style weathervane design. The design went through several iterations, perfecting the dog’s conformation … [ Read More ]