New and Improved
Got a cupola crying out for a weathervane? You’ll likely want to outfit your home with a reproduction rather than a pricey antique. You can still get the old-fashioned look with popular barnyard animal designs. Or you can pledge your loyalty to your alma mater, team or pet. A few companies even custom-design weathervanes, ensuring you get a one-of-a-kind topper. Prices vary for new weathervanes ($100-$5,000) depending on size, materials and design. Check out these shops for details.
Acadia Weathervanes (Trenton, Maine, 800-431-8263, www.acadiavanes.com) Phil Alley handcrafts copper weather- vanes in his workshop, including nautical, animal and arrow designs.
Cape Cod Weathervane Company (Hyannis 800-460-1477, www.capecodweathervanes.com) You’ll find angel, whale and heart weathervanes at this Cape Cod outpost.
The Copper House (Epsom, New Hampshire, 800-281-9798, www.thecopperhouse.com) Horse, rooster, fish, grasshopper, whale and Scottish terrier designs are sure to please animal lovers.
Walpole Woodworkers (Walpole 508-668-2800, www.walpolewoodworkers.com) This shop specializes in custom weathervane designs and cupolas.
The Weathervane Factory (Trenton, Maine, 800-255-5025, www.theweathervanefactory.com) At this shop, you’ll find a mix of traditional arrow-sphere weathervanes, as well as whimsical party pigs.
Weathervanes of Maine (Searsport, Maine, 207-548-0050, www.weathervanesofmaine.com) Handcrafted copper weathervanes can be ordered online in dozens of styles.