This handmade copper Mary Poppins Weathervane was originally commissioned by a family with two spectacular sites for weather vanes on the gables above their children’s bedrooms on the home they were building. As a family they selected character weathervanes based on the children’s favorite stories; Mary of Mary Poppins and our Witch With Cat Weathervane, loosely based on the Wicked Witch of the West from the Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum.
Many of our customers have opted for optional gold and/or palladium leaf on their Mary Poppins Weathervane. Pictured here, on Main Street in Disneyland, California, we have applied optional gold leaf to the face, hands, hat & flowers on hat, skirt trim, jacket cuffs & buttons, high-tops on boots, carpet bag pattern and hardware. Every order here at West Coast Weathervanes is custom, in that we don’t begin until the customers makes their personal selections on such detailing combinations as gilding, glass eye color, lucky pennies, inscriptions, and arrow with fletching.
Mary Poppins is the title character in a beloved series of children’s books written by P. L. Travers (born Helen Lyndon Goff aka Pamela Lyndon Travers) and originally published in 1934 with illustrations by Mary Shepard. Focusing on a magical nanny who is, appropriate for weathervane purposes, blown in by a windstorm. She has arrived to care for the two Banks children at Number Seventeen Cherry-Tree Lane in London, England. Mary Poppins and the children have a series of wonderful adventures as she gently teaches them important lessons about life.
Mary Poppins is also the subject of a classic movie made by Walt Disney in 1964 and numerous musical theater productions. Many of the songs from the musical have become famous in their own right including Chim Chim Cheree, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, A Spoonful of Sugar, and Feed the Birds (Tuppence a Bag).
In addition to our Mary Poppins Weather Vane and Wicked Witch Weather Vane, we offer a number of other storybook designs. Be sure and check out our other offerings to find the one that best suits your interests. If you don’t find exactly what you want, please give us a call. It is always fun to talk to a prospective customer about a new and interesting weathervane project!
Our Storybook Galleryclick image to enlarge
|Little Red Riding Hood Weathervane||Old Woman’s Shoe Weathervane||Peter and the Wolf Weathervane|
|Mary Poppins Weathervane||Dish Running Away With The Spoon Weathervane||Cow Weathervane – Jumping The Moon|
|Stork Standing at NestWeathervane|