I lost a picture of a windmill wheel 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 one up if you run across it for sale. This sculptural beauty was placed over a hallway table, out of harm’s way for children.
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 weights 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. I expect it would be necessary to remove the tail to display something this large indoors.
Excuse the magazine page crease, but I wanted to show this amazing wooden version. Vintage charm doesn’t get much better than this.
(Sources: Absolutely Beautiful Things, Brocanteur Vintage, Craigslist, Country Living)
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