Our Black Cat Andirons are real "eye catchers" with their bright green glass eyes that reflect flames. While they hold your firewood up off the fireplace floor to allow proper burning and minimize smoke, they'll keep a watchful eye on your fire. Solidly constructed of cast iron and solid steel with short rear shanks so you can place them in front of your fireplace as a strictly decorative accent – perfect for electric or gas log fireplaces.
If you do use them to hold logs, the grand black cats sitting atop graceful filigree will keep logs from rolling out of your fireplace. Black powder-coat finish ensures years of good looks. Sold in pairs.
Size 6"L x 10-1/4"W x 17"H
Shipping Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery
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Comments about Product: We are cat lovers with a black cat, so I thought these would be a cute addition to our fireplace. They really look great there on either side our P&H electric stove. I love the clever use of marbles for the cats eyes! Can't wait to show them off!
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The Olla: A Brief History
Olla (Spanish, pronounced “oh-ya”) jars have been around since ancient times. Made of unglazed ceramic, ollas traditionally have short, narrow necks with wider bodies, and are made in a variety of shapes. They have been used for thousands of years for cooking, storage, and plant irrigation.
When used to irrigate plants, an olla is buried neck-deep in the ground near a plant’s roots, with the opening of the olla extended above the soil so that it can be filled with water periodically. The porous walls of the unglazed pottery allow the water to seep through gradually, constantly and consistently hydrating the plants without overwatering them – and without wasting precious water to evaporation or runoff.
The use of ollas for irrigation was introduced to the American Southwest by Spanish conquistadors during Colonial times, becoming very common among Native American tribes and Hispanic settlers. Though the technique gave way to more modern methods of irrigation some time ago, its superior efficiency, coupled with its simplicity, has caused it to make a comeback. Though the technique has changed little since its introduction, today’s ollas are usually capped off, making them even more water-efficient.
Perfect for home gardens, Ollas are a super-easy, eco-friendly, less time-consuming way to water annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables and plants of all kinds in dry, sandy soil, very hot or drought-prone areas, raised beds, and even pots, planters and hanging baskets. Fill the olla before you leave on a short vacation to enjoy worry-free watering – and a smaller water bill!