Tuesday, May 29, 2012

ABC Wednesday - T is for Tinman

T is for TINMAN in TENNIS SHOES


I have been a "Wizard of Oz" fan since childhood and have been collecting memorabilia for years.

After finding  large metal buckets my husband and I started putting together a tinman for our yard.  I found the perfect funnel for the hat and a perfect large can for his body. 

We saved tin cans for a few weeks and odds and ends from the garage drawers and boxes for his mouth and eyes.


He does own an oil can! REALLY.

We also have a lion, scarecrow and toto that lives in the yard along with him.  I'm adding a few more pieces this summer.

Enjoy all the other"T's" at ABC Wednesday.





Ann

25 comments:

Barbara F. said...

This is so great and really creative! I want to see the other pieces some time. xo

Jim said...

That's awesome.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

chubskulit said...

That is cute!

Travels & Wandering
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

magiceye said...

This is fantastic!!

Roger Owen Green said...

i'll bet he has a heart!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

photowannabe said...

Great imagination. I really like the whimsy of the Tin Man.

Meoww said...

This is fantastic! What a great family project :)
Cheers

Luna Miranda said...

i love your tin man garden sculpture. the birds and the bees must be living him, too.:p

Lilla Blanka said...

Hi Ann!

Oh I ♥ the tinman, soo cute!!!

Wishing you a lovely day!
Mia

Carver said...

I absolutely love the tin man. What a great garden feature. Carver, ABC-Wed. Team

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, this is just so stinking cute!! Would love to look at this everyday.. hugs ~lynne~

Jody and Stan said...

Love your tin man! He is the best...


Jody

Black Jack's Carol said...

Oh, I really, really love your rather wistful looking Tinman. Such an expressive face and stance!

Stephani Cochran said...

Cute! What a unique idea.

Richard Vinluan said...

very artistic... T for trendy recycling!

-r1-

NixBlog said...

And a very fine Tinman he is too!

Emille said...

This is actually the first time I see a tinman (except for in the movies and books) - cool!

Dyanna said...

I adore this and can imagine a scarecrow beside him in the field! I love that you made this!

Dyanna said...

I adore this and can imagine a scarecrow beside him in the field! I love that you made this!

Michelle said...

He's so cute!

jeanne said...

Hi Ann, Your yard art Tinman is a great idea. You are very creative and clever. Whimsical and fun. You sure live up to your blog name Tin and Sparkle.

I also enjoyed your new way to trim your flower beds in your previous post. I think it is a great way to cut back on the darn old weed eating. I love the Lily. It is so pretty.

Happy days to you this week.
Hugs, Jeanne

Terri Buster said...

That is so cute- how long did it take to put him all together?

Annesphamily said...

Ann that is so sweet and very creative! You two are very clever.

Rein said...

Love your tin man!

Rita said...

Just down the road from me is a subdivision called Emerald City. All the streets are named from the Wizard of Oz with the main one being the Yellow Brick Rd.

I saw a whole booth full of these Tin Men made from cans at a church bazaar a few years ago. The school kids collected the cans and one of the mens clubs constructed the figurines. They were selling real well based on how many I saw being carried around.

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