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Name: Linda
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Freedombelle
Sep 14, 2017 6:10 PM CST
Went to my mom`s yesterday, she was cleaning out her shed and gave me several yard ornaments, she said she no longer wanted them because it is too much work taking them off the lawn and putting back in for storage every year. Well these two pictured I thought was way too pretty to be outside, a camel and a elephant, so they are now for my houseplants, I love them!
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Weedwhacker
Sep 14, 2017 6:16 PM CST
I agree -- too pretty to be outside! I really love that camel Lovey dubby
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Name: Carol H. Sandt
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csandt
Sep 14, 2017 6:34 PM CST
I love the camel!
Could you post a photo of the elephant from the side?
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DaisyI
Sep 14, 2017 9:59 PM CST
I've seen the elephant in second hand stores. One place in Pocatello, ID had quite a few of them. I didn't realize they were for the yard - I thought they were plant stands (as in the house plant stands).

It seems like they would break outside with the freeze/thaw, even being stored in a shed.

Love the elephant. What a great rescue. Thumbs up

I never got one because I couldn't figure out how to get one on an airplane. Smiling
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Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
Always room to plant one more!
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Freedombelle
Sep 15, 2017 9:40 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Have you ever tried to prepare and turn a elephant for his photo shoot? Kidding, not that heavy. Here is a better view as requested.
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Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
Always room to plant one more!
Cat Lover Birds Region: Nebraska Butterflies Hummingbirder Bookworm
Critters Allowed Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Freedombelle
Sep 15, 2017 9:44 AM CST
DaisyI said:I've seen the elephant in second hand stores. One place in Pocatello, ID had quite a few of them. I didn't realize they were for the yard - I thought they were plant stands (as in the house plant stands).

It seems like they would break outside with the freeze/thaw, even being stored in a shed.

Love the elephant. What a great rescue. Thumbs up

I never got one because I couldn't figure out how to get one on an airplane. Smiling


Probably is meant for inside use and mom thought it was for the yard. Anyway she always did store them in the shed and no damage occurred. She also had a huge tall very heavy lion that needed repainted, I declined on him, but he was not similar to the camel and elephant.

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Name: Carol H. Sandt
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csandt
Sep 15, 2017 11:01 AM CST
Freedombelle said: Rolling on the floor laughing Have you ever tried to prepare and turn a elephant for his photo shoot? Kidding, not that heavy. Here is a better view as requested.
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Beautiful! You have two lovely treasures, thanks to your mom.
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Name: Frenchy
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Frenchy21
Sep 18, 2017 10:49 PM CST
They are both lovely! Lovey dubby
Name: aud/odd
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Cinta
Sep 21, 2017 8:58 AM CST
I love them all!!!!

I wish I was close to you I would beg you to get the Lion for me. I love that kind of decor for my sunroom to make it look like a jungle. It warms my heart in the cold, cold winter. With all my plants around and the jungle decor.

I have not seen any in the thrift store here. I have picked up lot of those type of items for the garden and Sunroom at thrift stores.

The reason they hold up so good in the garden is because they were made in the 50s and 60s and were quality made items before the made in China junk arrived to the US.

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