Just because you live in a row house, doesn’t mean you can’t attach things to the exterior. Weathervanes are a great way to add a little personality to your row house. Not every row house roofline will lend itself to a weathervane, probably not overly flat types or those with ornate cornices, but if you have a simple pitched roof, like those on Federal row homes or if you have a chimney, you can probably install a weathervane.
These are a few from Design Toscano but there are many companies that feature quality weathervanes in beautiful styles made of many materials and finishes. I think I am just in love with the dragon one.
If you find you would love to have a weathervanes but don’t have the right roof, don’t worry, many offer a garden stake option.
The use of weathervanes goes back to a time when they were relied on to actually help predict the weather. The earliest known use was in ancient Greece on a prominent tower although it’s possible that simpler versions were readily used and just not noted. Over the years they have ranged from simple devices for farmers to church ornaments to austentacious displays of homeowner wealth. As other weather predicting instruments have become more accurate, weathervanes have now taken up a place in domestic decor.
Additional Information About Weathervanes
Design Toscano – http://www.designtoscano.com
Country Weathervanes – http://www.countryweathervanes.com/
Bar Harbor Weathervanes – http://www.barharborweathervanes.com/
Weathervanes.com – http://www.weathervanes.com/
Weathervanes of Maine – http://www.weathervanesofmaine.com/
Weathervane and Cupola, weathervane history – http://www.weathervaneandcupola.com/history.html