Gazing balls, glass balls and globes, were first hand-blown in Venice, Italy in the 13th century. They first became popular items for European gardens when King Ludwig II of Bavaria filled his palace yard with the gazing balls. Although originally seen mostly in formal gardens, these garden ornaments have also been associated with a more modernistic garden décor. The glass and solar gazing balls that Mondus offers in its collection are among the most beautiful to be found on the market. Our collection comes in everything from solid colour glass balls to exquisitely patterned blown glass balls in a variety of brilliant reflective colours.
If the original skilled craftsmen who first created glass balls saw our collection they would be quite impressed, as will you. Nothing sets off your garden décor like colourful and unique gazing balls. Once you have seen our collection you might decide to copy King Ludwig II of Bavaria and design your very own gazing ball garden.
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Add magic to your garden with our Garden Statues and Garden Ornaments
Add magic to your garden, enchantment to your pond and fantasy to your home with exotic garden statues, garden accessories and ornaments such as metal birds, cast iron rabbits and frogs, gargoyle statues, geckos, armillaries, fairy garden accessories, angel garden statues, marble statues and much, much more. Our garden accessories comes in many styles, shapes, sizes and materials. Express yourself and enhance your special style with unique decorations and garden accessories from Mondus Distinction. These artistic effects will transform your home décor and garden.
Tips for your garden accessories:
Ceramic garden accessories such as pots, statues and plaques should be brought inside for the winter as they will crack.
Metal and cast iron garden accessories such as pots, statues and plaques may rust when outside or expose to water. We recommend that you bring them inside the winter. To slow down the process, you can protect these garden accessories with a clear coat of Varathane. You can also buy Tremclad Clear (in a spray can). TREMCLAD Rust Paint provides superior rust inhibition, and is specially formulated to penetrate rust and bind to metal.
Resin garden accessories such as plaques and statues should be brought inside for the winter as they will crack. These garden accessories can be left outside only if they have fibreglass in them.
Hand blown glass garden accessories such as glass balls can be left outside all year long but the change of temperature has to be gradual.
Concrete garden accessories and concrete garden statues: Sealing your statuary or garden ornament with a good quality concrete sealer will preserve the finish and stall the aging process, if desired. In cold climates, all outdoor statuary must be sealed. Sealing will protect the surface of the concrete from freezing and flaking, but will not keep a bowl or pond from cracking when frozen. ANY ITEM THAT HOLDS WATER MUST BE PROTECTED FROM FREEZING. Bowls and ponds can be inverted or covered and fountain pumps removed.
All these garden accessories can also be brought indoors during the cold season to use as accent pieces especially during the Holiday Season. For example, the small garden accessories such as pots and birdbaths can make beautiful centre pieces on a dining table with a candle in them or they can be filled with fruits.