Before radio, television, satellites, and smartphones, a weathervane was the weather reporter of the homestead. Atop the roofs of homes and barns, they told homesteaders how fast and which direction the wind was blowing. Sudden changes of direction or wind speed could mean a storm was approaching—an early warning system that helped homesteaders save countless animals and harvests.
Today, weathervanes are decorations in gardens and on rooftops, adding personality to whatever space they inhabit. Whether you’re looking for a traditional rooster or arrow option, or want something a bit more unique, we’ve found some of the best options to add a homestead vibe to your garden or yard.
La Petite Mountain Weathervane
Dimensions: 6″ H x 8.875″ W
Every day you look at this weathervane you’ll be telling yourself “The mountains are calling and I must go!”
Unique Tree Of Life Weathervane
Dimensions: 13″ H x 37″ W
For a truly one-of-a-kind weathervane, check out this option inspired by the tree of life. Crafted out of copper and stained glass, this weathervane is sure to become a family heirloom.
Handcrafted Copper Dragonfly Weathervane
Dimensions: Available in either a small 16″ H x 21″ L x 28″ W or large 24″ H x 44″ W x 28″ L
This weathervane also serves as a unique garden art piece with stained glass wings.
Artist Palette Weathervane
Dimensions: 9″ H x 9″ W on a 17″ arrow
Consider adding this unique artist palette to your homestead. Gardening and raising chickens is an art, after all!
Mini Flower Pot Weathervane
Dimensions: 3″ W x 5″ L
At a tiny 3″ x 5″, this weathervane is a decorative addition to your flower pots, birdhouse roofs, or garden beds!
Dimensions: 22″ H
Sculpted from pure 16-ounce copper and silver-bismuth alloy, this dragon weathervane makes a statement that your house guests won’t forget. Inspired by fire, wind, and earth elements, this 22-inch tall weathervane works well on a rooftop, pergola, or gazebo.
Great Horned Owl Weathervane
Dimensions: 9″ H x 3″W x 20″ arrow
Made out of copper and brass, this owl weathervane is handmade in Meriden, Connecticut. With a natural, mild patina, this weathervane will only get more interesting with age.
Copper Grasshopper Weathervane
Dimensions: 22″ L x 17″ H
Crickets chirping is a sure sign of a long summer night spent outside. Keep that nostalgic feeling going all year with this copper grasshopper weathervane.
Rustic Whale Weathervane
Dimensions: 34” H x 18” W x 37” D
For a nautical vibe, consider this charming whale weathervane. The rustic finish on this copper weathervane makes it especially fit for any current shabby-chic decor.
Dimensions: 24” H x 11” W x 24” D
Americana-themed home decor doesn’t have to be stored away after the 4th of July! Check out this weathervane that is available with either a rooftop mount or a garden stake.
Tropical Pineapple Weathervane
Dimensions: 43” H x 18” W x 27” D
Whether you live in a tropical environment or are wishing you did, this weathervane adds some whimsical island vibes to your garden.
Wine Bottle Weathervane
Dimensions: 23” H x 11” W x 11” D
Available with either a garden stake or a rooftop installation kit, this wine bottle weathervane makes for a wonderful gift (along with a nice bottle of wine).
Dimensions: 25” H x 14” W x 11” D
Because all that Harley Davidson merch still isn’t enough.
Dimensions: 28” H x 11” W x 21” D
Available in polished or blue verde copper, this weathervane is a gift fit for that family member or friend that just can’t stop talking about their sailboat!
Traditional Arrow Weathervane
Dimensions: 40” H x 28” W x 4” D
Available in black, copper, and blue verde copper, this weathervane is a good fit for your rooftop. Crafted out of powder-coated aluminum, this weathervane is a classic, functional, and durable option that will stand the test of time.
Traditional Rooster Weathervane
Dimensions: 32” H x 23.5” W
Perfect for chicken lovers and homesteaders alike, this rooster weathervane is made out of rust-free aluminum. Choose from black, gold, iron, and this colored option.
Dimensions: 25″ H x 13″ L x 4″ W
Whether you’re a nature lover or despise this creature for tearing your garden apart, you can’t deny that this weathervane is charming.
Cat And Butterfly Weathervane
Dimensions: 31″ H x 22″ Diameter
Because we can’t forget about the cat lovers!
Iron Rooster Weathervane
Dimensions: 24” H x 6” W x 10” D
For a more rustic rooster weathervane, check out this iron option. The unique rust finish will stand the test of time and only become more defined with age.
Victorian-Style Arrow Weathervane
Dimensions: 42” H x 5” W x 32” D
With curved metal details and a traditional arrow shape, this weathervane adds a bit of class to either your garden or rooftop.