JaxWhirligigs By Bob Johnson is home to Wood Winged Whirligigs, Hand Crafted in Jacksonville, Fl. USA. Whirligigs are also known as pinwheels, buzzers, comic weathervanes, gee-haws, spinners, whirlygigs, whirlijig, whirlyjig, whirlybird, or plain whirly.
Whirligigs are a Folk Art form that was most popular in the late 1800s to early mid 1900s, which now could be considered a dying art form, in that there are fewer and fewer Whirligig Crafters making them today.
Inexpensive, long lasting, Yard Art for gardens or yards, starting at $15.00 and up, including PVC yard stake! (Yard stake not included with online orders due to shipping costs) Make sure to check our Blog for new Whirligigs and Upcoming events as well as our Calendar for our Market and Craft Show dates.
Upcoming Craft Shows: The new Craft season will begin in September 2020 and runs through June 2021. We have started updating the Calendar for the new season, HOWEVER, some shows on the projected schedule are still on the fence and may cancel or postpone their events due to the ongoing COVID-19 virus issues. We are always looking for new shows and welcome any suggestions or invitations 🙂
Orange Park Farmer’s and Arts Market is back this Sunday Jul 19, 2020 from 10 AM to 1 PM. There will be Artists and Crafters attending this Market, Including JaxWhirligigs. We will have our full compliment of Whirligigs with us.
The Orange Park Market is an open air Market with plenty of room for Social Distancing and this would be a great opportunity for folks to get out for a bit, walk around and see some unique Crafts in a really nice outdoor venue. There will also be Markets in July and August this year and JaxWhirligigs will be participating in some of those, stay tuned for future dates.
A list of the Crafters and Artists that will be attending can be seen here: https://orangeparkmarket.com/at-the-next-market/
2020 COVID-19 UPDATES:
Micanopy has already announced that the 2020 Micanopy Fall Festival has been cancelled.
McIntosh will decide on Jul 14, 2020 if their 2020 1890’s Festival will be held as scheduled.
Flagler County has Cancelled the 16th Annual Creekside Festival
If you need, or want, a Whirligig you can contact us and arrange to pick it up at our house on the Westside of Jacksonville, FL. We can, and will, ship Whirligigs, however shipping costs for Whirligigs can sometimes cost more than the Whirligig as USPS bases shipping costs more on the size of the box versus weight.
In any event if you are interested in getting a Whirligig during these trying times please Contact us.
Bob & Selene
Each Whirligig body is made from select whitewood, the wings from solid whitewood, and hand painted with a base of exterior prime coat and Quality top coat paints, Behr Marquee Exterior, then coated with a clear acrylic latex. Whirligigs are assembled with nylon bearings and washers with Brass Screws…
Every Whirligig comes with a PVC yard stake that will resist rot and damage from weed trimmers.
Bob is the WhirligigGuy and Selene (his much better half) the WhirligigGal helps with priming and bouncing ideas 😉 . Each Whirligig is made in our Jacksonville Westside backyard where the WhirligigGuy works every afternoon and weekend on our Whirligigs.
Whirligigs have been around for 100’s of years and were common in the 1800 and 1900’s. Sadly, as with other forms of Folk Art, they are not as common today. We love Whirligigs and are trying to keep this old Folk Art alive right here in Northeast Florida, for everyone to enjoy. Whirligigs are a great addition to Yards and Gardens for a little touch of something special! Whirligigs also make great gifts for Christmas, new House Owners and… just because 😉