Friday, May 8, 2009
Yard Art (Recycled) From Mexico
Radford's Kenny Edwards, who operated Lamp Post Mercantile & Pottery for years, has a fun little display of yard art set up at Grandin Gardens (next door to the Grandin Road Post Office in Roanoke). It's so good that my wife, the Goddess of Yard Sculpture, couldn't resist. She bought a chicken. It's not like the one pictured here (with its buddy, me), but it'll do.
If Kenny's name sounds familiar, you might remember him as a badass linebacker at Virginia Tech 30 years ago. His son, Touchdown Tommy Edwards (who was with his dad tonight at the Gardens), is pretty memorable, too.
The yard art (and I just love this little tractor pictured here) is made in Mexico from found metal. In keeping with with Grandin Gardens' mission, what we have here is recycling. We also have international relations, creativity, commerce and chickens. I love chickens.
Prices range from $6 for glass flowers to a $400 mailbox (neither of which seemed to fit with the good stuff made by the Mexicans). Go down and take a look. Talk football with Tommy (and with Grandin Gardins owner Pete Johnson, who played for the Bears--yep, Da Bears) and find my pal Polly Branch and chat about recycling. She's really into it.