gardenwhimsies

✿Birdbaths cast from LIVE leaves to stand over plants✿

Oregon, United States · 820 Sales

gardenwhimsies

✿Birdbaths cast from LIVE leaves to stand over plants✿

Oregon, United States 820 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(442)

Announcement   Possible LOCAL show on Sunday 10/2 (Milwaukie Farmers Market normally 9:30-2:00, will be open till 4PM due to "Sunday Parkways" -- up to 10,000 people in non-car mode transport passing through that neighborhood via bike, walking or Max line which is 3 blocks from market). There'll be a beer garden at the market with great music, too!

I'm watching weather closely, if forecast turns to sun with no showers will be showing for the special event - . Should be able to tell by Friday so check back. If not able to show this Sunday, next local show is listed below at Art in the Burbs in Tigard!

Remember, I can only show in fair weather (my birdbaths are waterproof but my car is NOT)!

FOR ONLINE FOLKS, I have about a dozen new medium pieces to get listed. Also, I'll run a sale from Tues. 2PM till Friday midnight (10% off)... All are one-of-a-kind pieces so shop ahead for your garden or perfect Holiday gifts!

✿¸¸.•*✿ Birdbaths cast from LIVE leaves to stand over plants ✿*´¯`✿✿

UPCOMING ANNUAL SHOWS:

FALL SHOWS:
Art in the Burbs, Tigard High School, Tigard (Oct. 14, 15, 16)
Charbonneau Art Festival, Wilsonville area (Oct. 28-30)

HOLIDAY SHOWS:
New Hope Community Church, Sunnyside/Clackamas, (Nov. 11-12)
Beaverton High School Bazaar (not all handmade but close to my locals), (Nov. 19)
Salem Etsy Team Show, Salem, 12/3, Oregon State Fair, Jackman Bldg., (Dec. 3rd, 9-5)

***OOPS, CANCELLED - Conflicting dates with Salem ETSY sale -- OSU Marketplace, Corvallis (Need to cancel because of Salem show -- my mistake on dates!)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~

If you want a specific color let me know, it's easier than trying to come up with something on my own and then hoping it's precisely what you want.

MY PINTEREST PAGE:
http://www.pinterest.com/jackieandmax/

☞ My roster of FARMERS MARKETS and Weekly shows: **
I TRY TO ROTATE through the following shows through season (normally May-October)
Check the top of this page regularly to see if I'll be at one of these below-listed markets!

Milwaukie Farmers Market-Sundays
Hillsboro Saturday Downtown Farmers Market (later in season at Orenco, Sundays)
Tigard Area Farmers Market (TAFM), Sundays
Tigard Bull Mountain Farmers Markets - Sat and Sundays
Salem Saturday Market - Saturdays
Astoria Sunday Market - Sundays
McMinnville Market - Thursday afternoons
Lake Oswego Market - DONE for 2016, sorry they only give artists ONE Date per season!
Hillsboro Tuesday Night Marketplace, downtown Hillsboro - Tues., 5-8pm

**Some shows will PRIMARILY feature small pieces due to available booth space (and my back). At those shows, I usually bring 40+ small pieces to provide the best selection and about a dozen medium and large pieces!

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(PLS NOTE: West Coast buyers, convo/email me with zip code to order multiple pieces for best shipping. All rates are averaged for single item to Midwest & East coast.)

~Cast from LIVE leaves, hand-painted, numbered, stands on a pole & each one is truly one-of-a-kind.

~~~~~~~~~

FOR ONLINE SHOPPERS, my inventory is listed and available through the weekdays. On show weekends, I put my shop on vacation to avoid a single piece being purchased by someone online as well as someone, in person.

If you see a leaf you like, buy it. It is very difficult to create an identical leaf and sometimes just impossible. Every item is one of a kind!

~~~~~~~~

☞ LOOK AT MY REVIEWS-Colors are even prettier in person & shipping fast!

CHOICES, CHOICES, CHOICES!
1) MOUNT STYLE - Do you want it to stand up in garden, sit flat, do both or even hang?
2) COLORS - Choose from "natural" finishes, all metallic or mixed (natural and metallic)
3) LEAF TYPE - Want smooth textures like a hosta? Heavy veins like a Rhubarb?

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

~ LOCAL DELIVERIES:
I do not have an actual "studio" to show pieces set up. I meet clients around town or deliver instead. I will refund shipping (back onto your credit card or, in cash) minus a delivery fee. Contact me for details.

~ LEAF AVAILABILITY
I work nearly a year in advance to carry sufficient stock. Some years may be more prolific and others not. Water Lilies have been very hard to grow for the last couple of years. Gunnera while they grow up to 5 feet wide are only cast in smaller pieces and the squirrels have been trying to dig those up so limited pieces will be available.

~ CUSTOM AND RESERVED ORDERS
Custom and specialty items (3 foot and wider leaves or fountains) must be fit in between the regular production work so contact me early in the season for best leaf availability.

I sell all year round and ship all over the U.S.

If you have a favorite leaf, coloration, etc. please ask. I have lots of leaves and may have the leaf size you want. You tell me the colors and we'll get it listed.

Larger leaf listings are almost always picked out for custom order requests so if you want one for a special event such as a birthday, anniversary or housewarming gift - contact me so we can put aside your perfect leaf!

FEEDBACK / REVIEWS:

I consider feedback (or reviews) on each purchase to be VERY important. I take a lot of time creating these pieces, packing carefully and shipping them fast, please take the time to provide a review on your purchase.

For more information on how to leave an Etsy Review go to this link: https://www.etsy.com/help/article/102?ref=help_search_result. Reviews can only be left for 60 days after shipping, after that the ability to do so is closed.

ALTERNATE PAYMENT OPTIONS

Please convo me. I will gladly accept checks (given time for clearance and will mark your item RESERVED while your check is processing).

AVAILABLE "GIANT" PIECES

I have multiple extra-large, unpainted pieces (averaging 4 feet or wider) which are not brought to local shows (due to size/weight): gunnera, tetrapanax, japanese butterbur and others... Contact me if you are interested in these for water features, garden focal pieces or alters, etc.

PLEASE NOTE I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SELL, or not sell to, various persons. I have invested a lot of time and money isolating the products and processes to make my items and in some cases I may choose not to share with competing interests. In such cases, I will promptly cancel the transaction and refund your money.

All of my pieces are handmade by me and photos of them in part or full are my property. Any use of those images whether solo or in compilation images will be pursued for copyright violation (I've had several folks try using my images for their own "how-to" articles). Misuse will be pursued across any venues in which they are found.

Announcement
Last updated on Sep 27, 2016

Possible LOCAL show on Sunday 10/2 (Milwaukie Farmers Market normally 9:30-2:00, will be open till 4PM due to "Sunday Parkways" -- up to 10,000 people in non-car mode transport passing through that neighborhood via bike, walking or Max line which is 3 blocks from market). There'll be a beer garden at the market with great music, too!

I'm watching weather closely, if forecast turns to sun with no showers will be showing for the special event - . Should be able to tell by Friday so check back. If not able to show this Sunday, next local show is listed below at Art in the Burbs in Tigard!

Remember, I can only show in fair weather (my birdbaths are waterproof but my car is NOT)!

FOR ONLINE FOLKS, I have about a dozen new medium pieces to get listed. Also, I'll run a sale from Tues. 2PM till Friday midnight (10% off)... All are one-of-a-kind pieces so shop ahead for your garden or perfect Holiday gifts!

✿¸¸.•*✿ Birdbaths cast from LIVE leaves to stand over plants ✿*´¯`✿✿

UPCOMING ANNUAL SHOWS:

FALL SHOWS:
Art in the Burbs, Tigard High School, Tigard (Oct. 14, 15, 16)
Charbonneau Art Festival, Wilsonville area (Oct. 28-30)

HOLIDAY SHOWS:
New Hope Community Church, Sunnyside/Clackamas, (Nov. 11-12)
Beaverton High School Bazaar (not all handmade but close to my locals), (Nov. 19)
Salem Etsy Team Show, Salem, 12/3, Oregon State Fair, Jackman Bldg., (Dec. 3rd, 9-5)

***OOPS, CANCELLED - Conflicting dates with Salem ETSY sale -- OSU Marketplace, Corvallis (Need to cancel because of Salem show -- my mistake on dates!)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~

If you want a specific color let me know, it's easier than trying to come up with something on my own and then hoping it's precisely what you want.

MY PINTEREST PAGE:
http://www.pinterest.com/jackieandmax/

☞ My roster of FARMERS MARKETS and Weekly shows: **
I TRY TO ROTATE through the following shows through season (normally May-October)
Check the top of this page regularly to see if I'll be at one of these below-listed markets!

Milwaukie Farmers Market-Sundays
Hillsboro Saturday Downtown Farmers Market (later in season at Orenco, Sundays)
Tigard Area Farmers Market (TAFM), Sundays
Tigard Bull Mountain Farmers Markets - Sat and Sundays
Salem Saturday Market - Saturdays
Astoria Sunday Market - Sundays
McMinnville Market - Thursday afternoons
Lake Oswego Market - DONE for 2016, sorry they only give artists ONE Date per season!
Hillsboro Tuesday Night Marketplace, downtown Hillsboro - Tues., 5-8pm

**Some shows will PRIMARILY feature small pieces due to available booth space (and my back). At those shows, I usually bring 40+ small pieces to provide the best selection and about a dozen medium and large pieces!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

(PLS NOTE: West Coast buyers, convo/email me with zip code to order multiple pieces for best shipping. All rates are averaged for single item to Midwest & East coast.)

~Cast from LIVE leaves, hand-painted, numbered, stands on a pole & each one is truly one-of-a-kind.

~~~~~~~~~

FOR ONLINE SHOPPERS, my inventory is listed and available through the weekdays. On show weekends, I put my shop on vacation to avoid a single piece being purchased by someone online as well as someone, in person.

If you see a leaf you like, buy it. It is very difficult to create an identical leaf and sometimes just impossible. Every item is one of a kind!

~~~~~~~~

☞ LOOK AT MY REVIEWS-Colors are even prettier in person & shipping fast!

CHOICES, CHOICES, CHOICES!
1) MOUNT STYLE - Do you want it to stand up in garden, sit flat, do both or even hang?
2) COLORS - Choose from "natural" finishes, all metallic or mixed (natural and metallic)
3) LEAF TYPE - Want smooth textures like a hosta? Heavy veins like a Rhubarb?

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

~ LOCAL DELIVERIES:
I do not have an actual "studio" to show pieces set up. I meet clients around town or deliver instead. I will refund shipping (back onto your credit card or, in cash) minus a delivery fee. Contact me for details.

~ LEAF AVAILABILITY
I work nearly a year in advance to carry sufficient stock. Some years may be more prolific and others not. Water Lilies have been very hard to grow for the last couple of years. Gunnera while they grow up to 5 feet wide are only cast in smaller pieces and the squirrels have been trying to dig those up so limited pieces will be available.

~ CUSTOM AND RESERVED ORDERS
Custom and specialty items (3 foot and wider leaves or fountains) must be fit in between the regular production work so contact me early in the season for best leaf availability.

I sell all year round and ship all over the U.S.

If you have a favorite leaf, coloration, etc. please ask. I have lots of leaves and may have the leaf size you want. You tell me the colors and we'll get it listed.

Larger leaf listings are almost always picked out for custom order requests so if you want one for a special event such as a birthday, anniversary or housewarming gift - contact me so we can put aside your perfect leaf!

FEEDBACK / REVIEWS:

I consider feedback (or reviews) on each purchase to be VERY important. I take a lot of time creating these pieces, packing carefully and shipping them fast, please take the time to provide a review on your purchase.

For more information on how to leave an Etsy Review go to this link: https://www.etsy.com/help/article/102?ref=help_search_result. Reviews can only be left for 60 days after shipping, after that the ability to do so is closed.

ALTERNATE PAYMENT OPTIONS

Please convo me. I will gladly accept checks (given time for clearance and will mark your item RESERVED while your check is processing).

AVAILABLE "GIANT" PIECES

I have multiple extra-large, unpainted pieces (averaging 4 feet or wider) which are not brought to local shows (due to size/weight): gunnera, tetrapanax, japanese butterbur and others... Contact me if you are interested in these for water features, garden focal pieces or alters, etc.

PLEASE NOTE I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SELL, or not sell to, various persons. I have invested a lot of time and money isolating the products and processes to make my items and in some cases I may choose not to share with competing interests. In such cases, I will promptly cancel the transaction and refund your money.

All of my pieces are handmade by me and photos of them in part or full are my property. Any use of those images whether solo or in compilation images will be pursued for copyright violation (I've had several folks try using my images for their own "how-to" articles). Misuse will be pursued across any venues in which they are found.

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My metallic finishes use several colors to change appearance (even as you walk around it). The birdbath water amplifies it, too.
It's like photographing a rainbow though. This is why my reviews always comment on the color intensity!
I aim to please!
This is an Acanthus leaf birdbath being cleaned.
The LIVE leaf is removed from the cement fossil so it can cure (or harden) for 30 days.
It is then hand painted into a birdbath that will stand on a pole over flowers and shrubs on the garden.

About

Unique birdbaths, feeders and sculptures that mimic the textures and colors of plants, flowers and butterflies using LIVE leaves.

Seven years ago I saw an unpainted leaf casting and was intrigued. A leaf cast involves capturing the intricate vein detail from a LIVE leaf into cement and creating a "fossil" or stone replica.

I learned everything I could and began experimenting. (Reading about cement is not exciting but suggested.) Within 4 months, I had cast 400 leaves ranging from 4 inches to 4 feet in size and using over 60 different types of leaves.

To satiate my craving for various leaf types, I met gardeners from all over town and traded gift cards for the fruits of their green thumbs. I stopped when the snow arrived a week before Thanksgiving.

Since then I have cast thousands of leaves. Unlike the first leaf I saw which was unpainted, I finish my pieces in variety of natural and iridescent looks. Each piece is entirely different in shape, size, curvature and colors.

In 2011, I started numbering each leaf to ensure I could send precisely the leaf you see in the listing images. This also enabled me to create custom, or complimentary, matching pieces on demand as every piece is photographed and cataloged.

A few years ago, I narrowed my focus to birdbaths, feeders and garden art including planters and pond drippers. The majority of my garden items are designed to stand above the flowers and shrubs so they can both add color and function to any garden. They are designed and sealed SPECIFICALLY to hold water or bird food.

My largest is a 6 foot wide Gunnera leaf (the plant is nicknamed "Dinosaur Food" since a single leaf grows to 9 or 10 feet wide). Jorge IV (as I call him) has been cast in white cement and is, in essence, my white elephant.

I do not teach classes but instead create many pieces so each person can find something perfect for their garden. I usually bring 40-55 pieces to every show which during the gardening season can be every Saturday and Sunday. To provide that variety involves packing, toting and displaying 400 pounds or so at every show.

My items are made from actual concrete (with special additives). This makes my product stronger versus using pricey plaster-based products which cast intricate detail but chip easily and do not work well with standing water.

All pieces are measured straight across the top from edge to edge (not into the bowl and up again - but the largest exterior dimensions to fit in a box). A piece that is 8x8" can easily be 5" deep so shipping is quoted to ensure safe delivery. Out of hundreds of pieces sold and shipped on Etsy, only 6 pieces have been broken!

If I can create something special for an anniversary, housewarming or other special event please let me know. I hope to inspire a love of nature everywhere.

For more ideas on finishes available please contact me so we can go over the many possibilities and I can direct you to pieces I've done in the past!

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    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I've been creating these garden sculptures since 2008 and have created thousands of pieces in all colors, shapes and sizes. Born and raised as a crafty kid, I gravitate to anything aesthetic & would love to create something beautiful for your garden.

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Find gardenwhimsies at the following upcoming markets!

  • Milwaukie Farmer's Market

    Milwaukie Sunday Farmers Market, SE Main St

    Milwaukie, OR

    May 15–Oct 30

    There's a reason I drive from Hillsboro to Milwaukie on Sundays instead of doing the market that's 2 miles from my house. Milwaukie has the best market for your Sunday shopping - second only to Lake Oswego Farmer's Market on Saturdays. It's friendly, fun and delicious.

  • Tigard Farmers Market

    Tigard Farmers Market,

    Tigard, OR

    May 15–Oct 30

    Public Works Parking Lot 8777 SW Burnham St. Tigard, OR

  • Astoria Sunday Markt

    City of Astoria,

    Oregon

    Jun 12–Oct 16

    Astoria Sunday Market Booth #60 from May to October.

  • Art in the Burbs

    Tigard High School, 9000 SW Durham Rd

    Tigard, OR

    Oct 14–16

    Annual art show run by volunteers of The Foundation for Tigard Tualatin Schools. 20% of sales goes to fund art education in all 15 of the Tigard Tualatin school district schools. Over 80 participating artists from the Northwest including jewelry, clay, textiles, glass, wood, exterior/garden, photography and various hanging medium artists. You won't want to miss this amazing show that benefits keeping the arts an important part of the education process.

  • Charbonneau Arts Festival 2016 (Wilsonville, Oregon)

    Charbonneau golf course,

    Wilsonville, OR

    Oct 28–30

    HOSTED AT THE CHARBONNEAU COUNTRY CLUB: This event begins with Fine Arts & Music Gala opening on Friday, October 28th from 6-8pm. $10. Continues on Saturday and Sunday, October 29th and 30th, 10am – 5pm. Free to the public. ~~A fantastic selection of Fine arts, handcrafted items and jewelry from local artists.

  • Dennis 7 Dees' Annual Holiday Bazaar & Craft Fair - Cedar Mills

    Dennis' 7 Dees Garden Center - Cedar Mills Location, 10455 SW Butner Rd

    Portland, OR

    Nov 5

    Get a head start on your holiday shopping while supporting local businesses. Shop from over 40 local artists for hand crafted goods for your home and garden. This fantastic bazaar featuring Foodies, local Artists, Crafters & Musicians (All handmade items). The Cedar Mills location will be in its first year but come for great gift selections. Located alongside Highway 26 and 217, take the Park Way exit (west) to Butner Road. Proceeds benefit the Rogerson Clematis Foundation.

  • Dennis 7 Dees' Annual Holiday Bazaar & Craft Fair - SE Portland

    Dennis' 7 Dees, 6025 SE Powell Blvd

    Portland, OR

    Nov 5

    Get a head start on your holiday shopping while supporting local businesses. Shop from over 40 local artists for hand crafted goods for your home and garden at this fantastic bazaar featuring Foodies, local Artists, Crafters & Musicians (All handmade items). Proceeds benefit the Foster Powell Community Garden.

  • Dennis 7 Dees' Annual Holiday Bazaar & Craft Fair - Lake Oswego

    Dennis' 7 Dees L.O. Garden Center,

    Lake Oswego, OR

    Nov 6

    Get a head start on your holiday shopping while supporting local businesses. Shop from over 40 local artists for hand crafted goods for your home and garden at this fantastic bazaar featuring Foodies, local Artists, Crafters & Musicians (All handmade items). Conveniently located on McVey Avenue (just off of South Shore Boulevard) stop by for great gift selections. Proceeds benefit the Rogerson Clematis Foundation

  • Holiday Marketplace‑A Handmade Christmas

    New Hope Community Church, 11731 SE Stevens Rd

    Portland, OR

    Nov 11–12

    One of the largest handmade bazaars in the Portland area on two floors. Our emphasis is handmade goods & crafts with all of our vendors juried on a yearly basis.

  • BHS Holiday Bazaar 2016

    Beaverton High School, 13000 SW 2nd St

    Beaverton, OR

    Nov 19

    One-of-a-kind gifts from local artisans and merchants... All while supporting BHS!!! More info about the event can be found at the event website.

  • Salem Etsy Team Handmade and Vintage Holiday Market

    Oregon State Fairgrounds,

    Salem, OR

    Dec 3

    Shop local and support handmade at the Salem Etsy Team Handmade and Vintage Holiday Market 2016, Saturday December 3rd, 2016! This year it is bigger and better than ever, in a new location- the spacious south half of the Jackman-Long building at the Oregon State Fairgrounds! Browse over 100 vendors for all of your holiday gift needs, including handcrafted jewelry, bath and body products, holiday and home decor, original art, paper crafts, hand-knit and crochet items, accessories, vintage items, and much, much more! * Free admission to shopper * Swag bag giveaways to the first 100 shoppers * Raffle prizes- each shopper will receive a free raffle ticket * Family friendly- fun activities for kids! * 100% local handmade and vintage vendors More information to come! Please contact us with any questions through our fan page (at https://www.facebook.com/SalemEtsyTeam/ ) or email SalemEtsyTeam@gmail.com.

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