These icons of Americana are being repurposed as wall art by those that admire.
I lost a picture of a windmill used as a wall hanging when my previous laptop stopped working, but I’ve never lost my desire to own one. They are becoming a rare site when driving across the country, so if they pull at your heartstrings too, better snap it up when you run across one for sale. This sculptural beauty was placed over a hallway table, out of harms way for her sons.
In all my years of browsing antique and consignment shops I’ve never seen a wheel for sale. This ginormous “mill” (as collectors call them) is almost eleven feet in diameter and nearly 200 pounds. The small garden version in the foreground doesn’t compare.
The handsome red tipped version still has its tail – decorative tails are also highly collectible. I located this wheel on Craigslist.
Excuse the magazine page crease, but I wanted to show this amazing wood version. Vintage charm doesn’t get much better than this.