Ruffled Grouch - hand made gifts, accents, decorations & wooden jigsaw puzzles made in the USAgoogle analytics
Brightly decorated, impish characters designed to fascinate and delight. Great gift for the 'hard to gift.' Perfect quick pick me up for the spirit - you can't help but smile when you see the Pole Penguins and "Penguini". They lift your spirits! Wish your office was trimmed for the holiday, but don't have the time with that deadline looming? Just pull the Pole Santa and and Pole Elf from behind the coat rack - instantly decorated!
Designed for protected outdoor and indoor use, these characters are fashioned from landscaping ties, shaped, painted, accessorized with eyes, arms, feet, and more to create a whimsical fantasy for your stoop or hearth.
Landscaping ties are scrutinized to be straight and free of splits at the local garden shop. Some of them are quite heavy, due to their denseness and moisture content. They are sealed to avoid as much as possible having them expand and contract with the moisture content of their environment. We examine each piece and place the character so that the natural knots and surface tear outs enhance the character. With time, cracks may appear, which only enhance its vintage character and charm. We've had a Pole Sam on our stoop for about 7 years, and only hose him off after the spring pollen. He has never been repainted or retouched. A turkey owner washes him with soap and water before setting him before the hearth for Thanksgiving. For five years, he's been the perfect beef advertisement!
Cracks enhance the beauty of your piece, but we don't intentionally ship them if we see them before delivery. If you are not satisfied when you receive your pole person, please contact us by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss.
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