We found him yesterday at a big Antiques and Flea Market that was in Fredericksburg. This event is called the D.C. Big Flea and is usually held in Chantilly, VA just outside Washington. This i sthe third year that they have held a smaller version down close to us. This event has ONLY 400 vendors, the events near D.C have 1100 vendors!!!
The story behind this grinning serpent is magical! He is made of a bronze pot metal and was salvaged from the roof of a building in China that was being demolished. He is about 2 and a half feet long and stands about 15 inches tall. He is very heavy and you can see the markings on the bottom of his feet where he was cut from posts that held him to the rooftop. The dealer had him dated from the 1920's! He has lived out doors for all of his life so he will be living in and protecting my back yard garden. He is my very early Mother's Day present and I am smitten!! We ran into the same dealer today when we went back to the show and he said that several folks had come by with the intention of buying him- they were all dissappointed and I am soooo happy that we plucked him on the first go round!!!
Do you think that there is a chance that he will keep the squirrels out of the bird feeders???????
Heart Giveaway Update:
Tomorrow's post will have the details and photo of the Embellised heart, so check back!!