The Whirligigs of Vollis Simpson

A True American Folk Artist From Lucama, N. Carolina Mr. Simpson's Whirligigs Are A National Treasure! Many years ago, I was researching whirligigs (or whirlygigs) because I own one and was looking for a specific replacement part (still haven't been able to find the part to this day!). Now that I have a website devoted to any and … [Read more...]

Whimsical Whirligigs

Whirlin' Twirlin' Spinnin' Devices That Are Now Considered Folk Art Whirlygigs - Whirlijigs - Whirlybirds A Historical Overview The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines whirligigs as: Etymology: Middle English whirlegigg: from whirlen to whirl + gigg top. What Are They? A whirligig is a device, moved by the wind, which … [Read more...]