As the weather gets warmer, get ready to spend more time enjoying the outdoors. Whether hung from a porch ceiling, deck beam or shepherd's hook in your garden, eyes and ears will delight in the sounds of delicate chimes or a sparkling suncatcher swaying in soft summer breezes.
Enjoy the simple lines of Woodstock Percussion's "Copper Bells" from a tree outside your window. Created by professional musician and instrument designer Garry Kvistad, this sturdy chime is crafted from hardwood and treated with a weather-resistant finish for long lasting sound. ($34.00) at Cleo's Silversmith Studio & Gallery, Bethlehem 610-868-7200.
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Whimsical barnyard complete with a rooster and cow will add a melodic touch to a porch or deck-or even a barn or stable. Petite, handpainted barn would also be at home hung inside a kitchen window or foyer to catch an evening breeze. ($14.95) at Rue Bear's Candle & Gifts, Easton 610-253-4525
Natural elements of copper and glass play together in the sun in this handcrafted, solid copper Twirligig. Hand blown glass ornament in bobs and weaves in the center of free-form sculpture that spin in the slightest breeze. $13.50 at Cocoon, 5573 Hamilton Blvd., Wescosville 610-395-3995.
The Sound of Music
For those with perfect pitch Corinthian Bells chimes are tuned to your favorite musical key for a resonant, melodic sound. Made in the U.S.A, this new generation of wind chimes features aluminum tubes and a high-density striker to produce incredible tones. Available in Black, Green, Copper Vein, and Patina Green in a variety of sizes from $48 to $250 at Celiastar, Merchants Square Mall, Allentown 610-798-0480.
Shopping The Valley: Catch A Breeze
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