Antiques & Collecting: Figural iron sprinklers add whimsy to garden

By Terry and Kim Kovel

Decorators and gardening columnists are reporting that the latest look for a garden includes furnishings to make it look like an indoor room. Chairs, tables, rugs, cushions, statues, urns, fountains, hanging decorations, fancy birdhouses and even gnomes and fake animals are half-hidden in the flowers.

But one vintage garden piece that has not been copied is the figural sprinkler, the piece that attaches to the hose and stands on the grass to water the yard.

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