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Patriotic Eagles and Butterflies

Hello folks 🙂  Since the last Market I have been working to get more Patriotic Eagles and  Butterflies done and I have just finished.

     

The Medium Patriotic Eagles are $35.00 each and the Large Eagle and Butterflies are $45.00 each, so if you are interested give me aa holler, text or Call 904-302-1791 or email WhirligigGuy@JaxWhirligigs.com

Next I will be starting to build as many Whirligigs as I can before September, which means that we will be out of stock on some items, until I get to them, as I try to do large batchs of a couple different Whirligigs at a time, rather then trying to make a few of everything at a time.

As always if you are looking for a specific Whirligig please call, text or email me so…

A:  I can let you know if we have that Whirligig in stock,
B: So I can get it put together before you come to pick it up (I don’t store Whirligigs with their wings on) and
C: Make sure I will actually be here 😉

Until the next Update,
Bob & Selene

JaxWhirligigs Web Site Update

As announced on April 23, 2021 some prices for our Whirligigs have been increased and the JaxWhirligig web site has been updated and all prices listed now reflect the new pricing.  As I mentioned in the April announcement, the biggest change is that there are no longer $15.00 Whirligigs as price increases have just made it impossible to offer any Whirligig at that price point.  Other Whirligig prices have been affected as well.

You will note we still offer our Small Turtles, Frogs and Goldfinches however they have been redesigned to be approximately 20% larger and are now $20.00 each.  All Whirligigs still include a yard stake (except for shipped Whirligigs which include parts to create your own yard stake).

We have also reordered our Whirligig Pages, $20.00 Whirligigs, $25.00 Whirligigs, $30.00 – $35.00 Whirligigs and $40.00 and Up Whirligigs. We have also added two new pages, Just Birds and Just Dogs, as specialty pages along with our Eagles Whirligigs page.

Now that our web site is updated I can get back to the Whirligigs and I will post again as soon as I have completed additional Patriotic Whirligigs and new Butterflies, which the response was overwhelming and we sold out off the initial run of the Patriotic Whirligigs and I only made two of the new design Butterflies and simply had no idea how popular those would be.

Thank you for your continued support 🙂
Bob & Selene

Final Market of the Season this Sunday Jun 6, 2021

Well folks it has been a year that we will all remember, whether we want to or not…   But throughout the Pandemic there has been one constant, the Orange Park Farmer’s and Arts Market which was one of the 1st, if not the 1st, Craft venue to start back up at the end of the 2019-2020 Craft Season and has been going strong since last September 2020 and the Last Scheduled Market is this Sunday Jun 6, 2021 and JaxWhirligigs will be there….

With the 4th of July coming up we will have our complete line of Patriotic Whirligigs with us, Uncle Sams $40, Patriotic USA’s $40 and NEW our Patriotic Eagles, Both Medium $35 and Large $45.

We will also have our newest Hummingbirds, our Iridescent HummingBirds, small $25 and Large $35, here is a picture of one of the small Humming Birds, it needs sunlight to do it justice… 

And finally I have a new color combination for our Butterflies…

Hope to see you this Sunday,
Bob and Selene

Orange Park Market Sunday May 16, 2021

Folks the weather forecast for this Sunday’s Market looks absolutely fantastic…   Highj 81, Mostly Sunny with about no chance of rain 🙂 and JaxWhirligigs will be there…

Orange Park Farmer’s and Arts Market Sunday May 16, 2021 10 AM to 3 PM, mark it on your Calendar, set a reminder, just plan on being there..  Over 80 vendors are scheduled and with weather like this being outside is a MUST.

I have been busy since the last Market and we have the following Whirligigs back in stock, Road Runner, German Shepard, Parrots and Dragons.  Not to mention this is your next to last chance to grab one of those, soon to be extinct, $15.00 Whirligigs, Small Turtles and Frogs, Dragonflies, Baby Flying Pigs, Small Manatees and Small Bluebirds…

Selene and I are looking forward to seeing you this Sunday,
Bob

Orange Park Market May 2, 2021 – Mother’s Day Next Week!

Folks, Selene and I are excited about this Sunday’s Orange Park Farmer’s and Arts Market, May 02, 2021 from 10 AM to 3 PM…

1: The Weather looks almost Perfect, mid 80’s Partly Cloudy with little to no rain..
2: Mother’s Day is one week from this Sunday and there may be no better place to find a great Mother’s Day gift then the Orange Park Market.  Did you know Whirligigs make GREAT Mother’s Day Gifts 😉
3: One of the last craft shows where you will be able to get a $15.00 Whirligig (Prices go up on Jun 7, 2021)

Mother’s Day is just 1 week away and we have a bunch of great Whirligigs for Mother’s Day Gifts, Small Hummingbirds and Cardinals ($20), Baby Frogs and Turtles ($15), Dragonflies and BlueBirds ($15) not to mention about 60 other Whirligigs 🙂


Some of newest Small Hummingbird Whirligigs
If you are looking for a great gift for Mother’s Day, if you are just looking to get outside and walk around and see a bunch of Great crafts, or maybe meet up with some friends, grab some lunch while you are out, then the Orange Park Farmer’s and Arts Market is your Ticket this Sunday.

See you soon 😉
Bob & Selene

JaxWhirligig News: New Whirligig Pricing June 7, 2021

Unfortunately, due to rising material costs, JaxWhirligigs will be raising some prices effective on June 07, 2021…

The reason we are posting this now is we will be selling our remaining $15.00 stock between now and June 6.  This includes Small Manatees, Small Flying Pigs, Goldfinches, Bluebirds, Baby Turtles, Baby Frogs and Dragonflies…  We have a decent number of Small Manatees, Baby Turtles and Baby Frogs on hand and now would be the time to grab one or more of these, soon to be extinct, $15.00 Whirligigs.

Other prices will be affected but the most imact will be that our lowest cost Whirligigs will be $20.00 after Jun 6, 2021. While we have seen some increases in prices in previous years, we were hit with large increases in the last few months, for our Hardware and PVC poles. Our nylon parts saw a 100% increase and 25 to 40% increases for our screws and PVC poles.  Wood prices have been creeping up as well (some sizes more than others).  This has simply made a $15.00 Whirligig untenable.

As many of you know JaxWhirligigs is a Hobby/Business (more Hobby), and we have always strived to provide folks access to real Handcrafted, Solid Wood, Whirligigs at the lowest cost possible.  Winged Whirligigs are a dying Folk Art and we know that many folks haven’t seen Whirligigs in decades, and most Children have never seen one, until they come across JaxWhirligigs.  I have always felt we are helping to keep this dying Folk Art alive and we will do all we can to keep our prices as low as possible, however I can’t give Whirligigs away…

After June 6th we will have a new Line up of $20.00 Whirligigs, we will be continuing to make our small Manatees, Dolphins, Ladybugs, Dragonflies and Small Flying Pigs with no change, however our Bluebirds, Goldfinches, Baby Turtles and Baby Frogs  will be redesigned to be approximately 20% larger..

Other prices will also have to be raised, however they are individual, based on actual costs and time involved for each Whirligig and on June 7, 2021 our website will be updated to reflect any and all changes.  Selene and I reviewed each and every Whirligig we make to arrive at the fairest price for each.

Selene and I want to thank all of our friends and fellow Whirligig Lovers out there for your continued support and we hope to see you at one of the remaining Orange Park Farmer’s and Arts Markets this season, until then… Keep your Whirligigs Spinning 😉

Bob & Selene

JaxWhirligig News – April 2021 Blooms Galore and More…

Hello fellow Whirligig Lovers…

Some of you were expecting to see JaxWhirligigs this Saturday at the Garden Club of Jacksonville at their Annual Blooms Galore and More event in Riverside however we have had to cancel our attendance at this event due to you all buying too many Whirligigs 😉

The last couple of shows have been overwhelming as well as a surge in on-line orders and we simply don’t have enough stock to participate this Saturday April 10.  We would still strongly encourage you to attend the event as there will be a number of other really great vendors and their Plant sale is usually worth the trip alone…

We are working as hard as we can to get more Whirligigs built in time to attend the next Orange Park Farmer’s and Arts Market on April 18, 2021

Selene and I want to thank everyone that has stopped by our booth in the last month as every event has been just really wonderful.

See you in Orange Park,
Bob & Selene

Blu By U Blueberrey Farm Spring Festival Saturday Apr 3, 2021 9 AM – 4 PM

We will be back at the Blu By U Farm this weekend, Saturday April 3, 2021 from 9 AM to 4 PM.

In addition to the Vendors, Like us ;), there will be a Petting Zoo, Food Trucks, Live Music and maybe fishing for the Kiddies.

Also anyone with Kids make sure to stop by the JaxWhirligigs Booth for them to get some Easter Candy 🙂

(There is an Admission fee)

See you Saturday,
Bob & Selene

Diamonds in the Rust Mar 26, 27 & 28, 2021

Diamonds in the Rust, Spring Market, is finally here..   March 26, 27 & 28, 2021  Friday, Mar 26 from 10 AM to 4 PM, Saturday Mar 27 from 9 AM to 5 PM and Sunday Mar 28 from 10 AM to 4 PM.  This is a big event, possibly the largest Craft show of 2021 so far, in NE Florida.

There is an admission fee and tickets can be purchased online or in person at the gate.  If you enjoy spending a couple of hours perusing antiques, one of a kind and hand made crafts this will be worth your time this weekend.  Not to mention the weather looks almost perfect, high 80s and some clouds but no rain.  There also will be some awesome food trucks that are well worth a taste.

Ourt booth is right next to the VIP parking lot and entrance, Selene won’t be there on Friday, she does still work for a living ;), but I will be there and on Saturday and Sunday we will both be there to help you pick that perfect Whirligig for your yard.  With the warmer weather and longer days we know you are all out there working on your yards for the summer and this weekend will be a great time to pick up that New Whirligig (or 2) for this years yard 😉

Oh and we will have the elusive, and rare, female Mythical Bird with us 🙂

Hope to see you this weekend,
Bob & Selene

Spring is in the Air :) Flamingos Too!

Well folks, Spring is certainly in the air right now.  We are hitting the 80’s, azalea’s are blooming, time has switched to the CORRECT time and Flamingos are out 😉

Yep just finished priming a batch of Flamingos, and it was to nice to be able to work outside again.

JaxWhirligigs has a flurry of shows coming up starting on March 26th, 27th and 28th at the Diamonds in the Rust Spring Market at Diamond D Ranch, followed by our 2nd visit for this season to the Blu By U Blueberry Farm for their Spring Festival on April 3, 2021.  Then we are moving to Riverside, April 10, 2021, for the Blooms Galore and More event at the Garden Club of Jacksonville and then a return to Orange Park for the Orange Park Farmer’s and Arts Market on April 18, 2021.

As you can see we will be staying busy and the spring weather couldn’t have come at a better time, I love working outside and was getting really tired of be cooped up while working.

Hope to see you at one or more of our upcoming events,
Bob & Selene