Rated 3 out of 5 by GaryD Beautiful statue, but quality needs improvement
Was somewhat prepared for the quality issues having read other reviews, but still..
The arms fit loosely into the shoulder sockets, to be held there by screws. With the screws in place they arms still wobble because of a poor fit, so I epoxied them in place, then put in the screws. Seem ok for now. The little birds fit so poorly into the holes in the arms that one fell out immediately and broke on the floor. Again, I epoxied it back together and then trimmed down the bases of the birds so they would fit into the holes, and epoxied them into place. Bought it as an outdoor statue but the instructions say it shouldn't be left outside during freezing or wet winter weather. What am I to do? Store it all winter? It's outside now, waiting for an ice storm. Hope it holds up.
January 13, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by birdhaven Adorable statue
So sweet! My home is a designated wildlife sanctuary with several species of birds, and this statue is perfect in one of my flower gardens among the wild birds!
September 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by PostalPops Very sweet
I call this Cathy, after my wife. She loves birds and wishes they would land on her. This piece is very joyful. The sculpting is excellent. I replaced the smaller version after I knocked her over, breaking it.
April 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1227LADY Delightful!
Purchased for a church prayer garden, this little girl is delighting in the Creator with outstretched arms, on which have alighted six of God's creation (the birds). Her face exudes JOY! We are appreciative of the realistic features, however, her eyes just aren't "right". Maybe if it were in color. Anyway, I believe the sculpture is around 30" tall. It needs to be elevated in our garden for effect. Our Trustees are also concerned about possible theft, so they are looking to secure her to a concrete base with rebar.
I am unable to evaluate ease of maintenance since we haven't placed her outside yet, and winter is not yet upon us. I do believe she will spend the winter in the basement.
October 25, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by GmaDeb Sweet Statue but issues
I echo the previous reviews of this sweet little statue. It is a nice addition to my deck, in the summer. I bring her in for the winter because I noticed the resin start to pit and flake off, after the season turned cold. I also have a horrible time keeping her arms in place. I have chips out of my hardwood floor, from her arms randomly dropping off. All of the birds have broken and missing wings- and the sweet girl just seems to take it all in stride as she looks heavenward.
I would request more stable arms , and a resin a bit more weather resistant. We live in the Tidewater area of Virginia and the winters are not severe here.
These two downfalls the reason for my low rating, but overall I still love her. She just seems to be looking up and saying "Thank you Lord!"!
April 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Patricia111 Good reminder of the joyful people we miss in our lives
Sent as funeral gift. The pure job on the face of the girl reminded us of the wonderful spirit of the person we lost. Brings job to our face when we look at this wonderful statue.
September 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by blasted Average
I received this statue and was unaware it had to be assembled before I bought it. I live in North Dakota, home of OIL, rivaling Texas, and lots of endless wind. There were no instructions how to attach the arms and so I just glued them in. I did see another reviewer that said the arms had to be screwed in but I could not see how that was going to work. I had a friend drill in a hole in the bottom, so I could run a steel rebar up the middle, so I could stake her in the garden, thereby stabilizing her somewhat against the wind. I think all the garden statues should already come with this feature made in the design - a hole in the bottom so the customer can use a rebar of their own, or not.
August 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CHomoly Love it!
It looks great in my garden, and the expression on the girl's face is the closest I have come to finding a look of Joy. I bought the large, would have like to have it extra large but it is not made any taller.
June 29, 2014