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Someone Mention Totems???

Posted by mary2010 9 FL (My Page) on
Wed, Dec 22, 10 at 16:37

Hope everyone is ready for Christmas . . . think I'm finally ready. Been busy filling holiday gift orders, but thought I'd share a few of my recent creations. It's still sunny and warm here in FL, so I can do this year round. Best wishes to everyone for a joyous and peaceful Christmas. God Bless!






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Ah, Mary, these are very beautiful & will make wonderful gifts! I'm partial to the bluebird! Happy that you can keep "totem-ing" thru the Winter! Merry Christmas to you, too! Jeanne S.


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Thanks Jeanne. I love the blue bird too!! It's a gift for one of my girlfriends. I hope she likes her Christmas present. Merry Christmas!


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Lots of nice eye candy there. I really like the windmill 1 it would look so nice in my garden!! Glad you can continue making them in winter. It feels like winter here, I had wet feet for couple of hours this afternoon, don't remember it ever raining that hard before but I had mom's car & was trying to finish up for Christmas. Lot of flooding, but not real close to me. Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas! Jan


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Be-a-utiful!

Love those brite colored pieces!!!


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Another round of great pieces Mary! I especially like the one with the windmill...you find the coolest things for your totems...love all of the colors and shapes.

Merry Christmas to you as well!


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Those are all lovely!! I really like the windmill. tfs.
Merry Christmas


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I can't decide which I like better! You always find the greatest pieces and know how to put them together. Hmmmm...I'm really liking the windmill! Oh but I love teapots! Wait, I like birdies too! *sigh* Great job on all of them! Have a wonderful Christmas in the land of sunshine!


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You go!! I was sort in the "crafty" mood, but forced myself into Christmas mode out of necessity. LOL! I love these & the bluebird & windmill ones are my favorites, but I'm partial to blue anyway.


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Thanks everyone. The windmill totem stake was a winner. This was a piece that I consigned at a local garden shop and it sold the day I consigned it!! The blue bird was a gift for a friend and she's in love with it. Trying to come up with new ideas for 2011. Any suggestions friends??


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Nice work! What do you use to package them for shipping or transporting?


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Mary, Love all of them, you really have the touch for totems. I can't wait for spring already. I see many totems and plate flowers in my yard and others coming together soon. Enjoy the New Year.

Green Suzq


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I love your totems. I especially favor the little blue bird! He is just so cute. I can see one like that sitting in my garden!!!! Gives me an idea what to look for so I can be a copycat for spring. Hope you don't mind. All of your totems are really nice, I especially love the colors you choose, they coordinate very well together. Hope your New Year is a very full and happy one for you. Keep junking! Thank you for sharing photos of your creations. They are inspirations for us.


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Love your totems, they are sooo unique. I especially like the red, black and white pieces. The windmill is awesome too. Best wishes for the new year. Look forward to seeing more pics.


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Thanks friends. azcactusflower I don't mind at all if you find one you like to copy. Enjoy!!! missmshell, the only ones I ship (so far) are the garden stakes. The regular totems (like the black, white & red) would cost too much to ship due to weight. The stake ones ship nicely in a box with peanuts and lots of bubble wrap. The large ones have been sold locally. Can't wait to see everyone's 2011 plans come to life. Happy 2011!!!


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Mary2010, I love your totems. They are so neat. You have found a new use for all those bud vases that seem to multiply when you are not looking. Thank you for sharing.

Marylee


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question.. with the ones with narrow vase bases, how do you stake them without them toppling and breaking such works of art?


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crazyone, she uses re-bar, or anything (conduit,or pvc) that will fit into the neck of the vase. Drive it into the ground, and set the totem on it.


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Thanks noncook for responding to crazyone. Keep in mind that each vase opening will be a different size. Sometimes I just take the piece to Home Depot to get the correct fit. I'm using copper poles right now. Precut they're only about $4 a piece. They'll even cut them for you if you want a larger pole. Good luck!


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Love the totems- thanks for telling me how to put them on a post I have only made a few and I used a plate and to put them on and drilled holes so they could be staked down- love the pole better so will hubby (he drills the hole in the glass plates which can be tough sometimes!!)


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so one single stick of rebar or copper will hold this heavier totem.. wow. im amazed


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The top picture (black, white & red) totem is NOT a stake totem. That one is a freestanding one that sits on the ground. The others with the bud vases sit on the poles and one pole holds them just fine.


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