Over the years, several customers called asking if we had anything they could use to silence their wind chime. Usually, they wanted to leave the chime where it was and not have to take it down every time a large storm was coming. We could only suggest that they tie a string around it. But after enough customers called, it got us thinking.
In response, we developed a wind chime silencer and called it the ChimeOut. You can put it on your chime when you want to leave the chime in place, but you want to silence and protect it. It’s made of a soft foam and rests on top of the striker. The tubes fit into the openings on the side. This way, the striker and tubes can’t hit each other, and the wind chimes are silenced and protected.
The ChimeOut is a wind chime silencer
When I was a young girl, we spent Thanksgiving at my grandparents’ farm, just a few miles away from our Lancaster, PA suburban home. My mom and dad would often catch up on outdoor work in the morning, while the rest of us prepared the meal, the house, and the dining table for later. My strongest memories of those early Thanksgivings are walking the meadows with my dad (sometimes he hunted, most times he didn’t) and picking up black walnuts with whomever was brave enough for the job (we used to wear plastic bags on our hands so they wouldn’t get black from the smutzy shells). After the quiet morning away from regular work and school, the family gathered in the old farmhouse kitchen for my Grandma’s delicious Thanksgiving meal. My favorite part was the hot rolls and later, the fresh apple pie with Turkey Hill Big Chief vanilla ice cream. Of course, the “Big Chief” name has long since vanished, along with the black walnuts, but my memories remain. Memories of clean, stark fall landscapes, a warm farmhouse, and caring family times. And for those, I’m deeply thankful.
This Thanksgiving season, I encourage each of us to remember past holidays and then share those memories with others…to give a simple moment of gratitude to another.
Working on THIS new design to add to engraved wind chimes. Created in-house, the decorative cross makes a nice add-on for a sympathy or memorial gift chime engraving. Or even for clery/pastor appreciation day (the second Sunday in October). The Corinthian Bells engraved wind sail is shown here in Patina Green with John 3:16 as the additional text, but you can add anything you’d like! Depending on the size of the wind sail, the character limit is 50, 100 or 150 characters. Give us a call if you’d like text suggestions or a design proof before we engrave – 877-293-6395.
All ready for Christmas, this sweet male Cardinal is perched on a branch with a delicate copper bell underneath. The Jingle Birds are the latest offering of U.S. made chimes from BuyChimes. Hand painted in New Jersey by master bird painters, these birds would make a fantastic Christmas gift for that bird lover on your list! Also available in Hummingbird, Goldfinch, Woodpecker and Bluebird. Check them out – then call and let us know what you think!
Send an engraved wind chime as a Valentine’s Day gift today! Not only do wind chimes make great gifts, but from now till February 14, 2015, you can get free engraving with this coupon code: LOVE. That’s a savings of $10.00! Here’s the Corinthian Bells 36-inch chime in Ruby Splash; this color is available on both the Corinthian Bells and Bells of Vienna chimes.
Free Carabiner (hanging clip) and Free Gift Wrap all day on Cyber Monday – December 1, 2014. We love a great deal – and with all the chimes on sale AND these sweet freebies – this is certainly a great deal! Enjoy.
PLUS, have you seen our special Christmas engraving? Gorgeous – and available on all Corinthian and Shenandoah Melodies chimes. Here it is – in Ruby Splash. Just $10. Enjoy – again!
For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food,
For love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
We love the holiday season here at BuyChimes! Come the end of November, we’re busy-busy wrapping and shipping wind chimes to customers across the United States.
But before Christmas is one of our very favorite personal holidays – Thanksgiving – it’s a day filled with gratitude for “everything Thy goodness sends!” So even though we’re an internet retailer, and everyone else out there is promoting Christmas already (have you seen the over-the-top mall displays?!), you won’t find that here at BuyChimes. Simply because we think taking the time to give thanks is so very important.
And after being in this business for 13 years now, we’re so thankful first and foremost to our wonderful, loyal customers. Thank YOU!
Gifting wind chimes continues to be a popular choice for many folks. And personalizing the chime with an expertly engraved wind sail is “the icing on the cake,” so to speak! Whether it’s a chime for a new home, memorial or a holiday (Christmas is sure coming up fast!), your personal message laser engraved on the wind sail turns a beautiful gift into a very special memento indeed.
For engraving ideas and options, don’t hesitate to explore the BuyChimes website, or simply call us at 877-293-6395. We can offer advice and suggestions on selecting the right wind chime AND the right engraved message. And as many customers have discovered, we’re more than happy to provide a proof before we engrave (at no extra cost) – that way it will be exactly right!
Check out these incredibly gorgeous modern wind chimes!
They are designed and created right here in the U.S. by L&G Studio of Seattle, Washington. A bit pricey, but what a gorgeous piece of art! Just goes to show that chimes come in many looks, not just the traditional styles. Way to jump-start (one can only hope!) a new trend, L&G!
The Bells of Vienna chimes have been a favorite with customers since they jumped on the market a few years back. With sizes from 29-inches to 65-inches, the Vienna chimes appeal to both the eye and the ear of many, many folks!
A true charmer among them is the Bells of Vienna 44-inch wind chime. Available in all the popular colors: Copper Vein, Midnight Blue, Black, Green, Patina Green and Ruby Splash, this hand-tuned chime brings out the deep tones of the musical key of C to your favorite backyard spot. Simply gorgeous here in Midnight Blue!