Blow wind blow

A wind mill on a wall - interior decor

from Country Style magazine 2009

I love wind mills. I would love to have a fully-functioning wind mill. And now … I would love to have one hanging on my wall. Why? I can’t really explain why, I just know I would love it and I think it drips with cool, country-fied, rural awesomeness. And while it won’t be as useful on my wall as it will in a pasture near a pond, a rusty old antique one would be given new life. We’re taught to recycle, aren’t we?!

It’s my latest fixation and now I have just one question:

Wind mill on a wall

found on Pinterest, anonymous

Where can I find an old wind mill?

I’d love it if someone can propel me in the right direction … show me where the wind blows.



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    Sal February 19, 2013 (3:19 pm)

    I’d bet you can make one with ?some help welding the cross pieces. Using old wooden slabs which you can shape similar to those above might add some appeal – I know where that is found. Would need 2 metal rings to connect them if following somewhat close to that first photo. Would metal wheels work?

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      Farmgirl February 19, 2013 (3:53 pm)

      Good thinking, Sally. I’m going to do some scrounging around 🙂

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    Sue Dally February 19, 2013 (3:48 pm)

    My question would be-if you found one-how would you hang it???? It would have to be awkward and heavy.

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      Farmgirl February 19, 2013 (3:52 pm)

      Very good question! I guess I don’t worry about those things until I need to. (Hubby loves that about me ha!) Maybe a very sturdy bolt into a stud in the wall? Of course knowing this old farmhouse, the stud won’t be where I need it. Hmmm …

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    Vicki(in Ohio) February 20, 2013 (9:12 am)

    Wow! I love windmills too. I have also wanted a fully functioning one. It’s fun to dream and find ways for them to happen in one way or another-maybe not
    exactly but some piece of it.