Our handmade Turtle Umbrella Base with Copper Finish is a reliable and fun way to strongly anchor your outdoor umbrella. The natural iron shell is finished in antique copper and fired to reflect the many colors of a real turtle. Securely fashion your umbrella by filling the Turtle with sand.
• Turtle Umbrella Stand • Secures outdoor umbrellas • Iron shell with marbled copper finish for real turtle look • Fill with sand for sturdiness • Handmade
Size 18"L x 16"W x 10"H
Your Recently Viewed Items and Featured Recommendations
Comments about Product: Looks cute under my table holding the umbrella, I did give it a clear coat to preserve him so there would be no rust and I take him in during the winter months, no need to put sand in him if he is under the table.
Comments about Product: The construction is light sheet metal and there isn't any way it can be filled with sand. The only opening is where the pole would go that won't hold enough sand to weight it down. Can't be used any where the wind blows. Should have returned but didn't want to spend more money on return shipment will try to use indoors. Is a disappointment to say the least.
Comments about Product: Well, I had read the review about the turtle not working too good as an umbrella holder but got him anyway....what a cuttie...
So we filled him with sand and put him under a table with an umbrella hole in it. He did fine, but he is so cute and exceptional and we hardly noticed him all summer. Next year "Toby" will have the duty of showman, without an umbrella....
and he has gone through a winter of freezing temps with no finish problems on the outside....just don't let him get full of water.
Comments about Product: I bought this stand for its originallity and looks. It's beautiful and the kids love it too! It's very strong, but lightweight. It withstands high winds and all kinds of weather. I would recommend this product very highly.
Comments about Product: I ordered this to hold an umbrella for a table I already owned. Before it arrived, my son gave me a holder for the umbrella so I used it for decoration. I will buy an additional umbrella for the hummingbird table I purchased from Plow and Earth and the turtle will then be used as designed. I think it's attractive and uncommon.
Comments about Product: When I ordered the Turtle I planned on using it as intended - to hold an umbrella. However, it is sooo pretty I hate to have it just sit around when not holding the umbrella and everyone who saw Toby thought he was the most beautiful turtle on the planet. Soooo, Toby sits in the solarium holding flowers when off duty and seems quite happy with all the attention he gets. I think we have seen him blush when the ladies gush over him.
Comments about Product: The metal turtle umbrella base has not only practical applications, but adds a quirky touch of style to our patio. Strikingly similar to a genuine turtle, the metal composition has some sharp edges, but because it sits center and beneath the table, it doesn't pose a real problem.
Comments about Product: I feel in love with the turtle in the catalog and we had just built a new deck on the back of our house in April. Unfortunately, the turtle has rusted all over and we now have rust stains on our new deck.
Comments about Product: Myrtle sits on my patio with artificial greens in place of the umbrella. She will sit on my hearth this winter as she is adorable and my friends love her, she can also hold a candle, etc. use your imagination. She always brings a smile.Thank you once again for the great Plow and Hearth quality.
Comments about Product: The sales associate said to fill it with sand and put pole into the hole on top of turtle container filled with sand. We did that. The holder has a single narrow retainer for the umbrella which is insufficient to hold the umbrella upright and will tip in wind.
It is cute but we did not buy it for its patio art value. We will replace it with a traditional stand and use the turtle as a deco on the patio.
Comments about Product: I wish it had been a bit smaller and heavier, but it is as described and does the job and is eye-catching, especially compared to typical round or square holders. It just barely fit under a bistro table and looks a little crowed, but I'm keeping it.
Comments about Product: Product did not come with instructions. It is too light to hold an umbrella. [...]. You are to put sand inside to weigh it down. However, a wind knocked it over and broke my glass table top.
Comments about Product: Received the Turtle Umbrella stand and was immediatly interested in the look of it. Although cute, did not feel it had the construction strength needed for long term use under an outside table with umbrella. It was soddered in many places but I was concerned for the amount of money it cost that it would rust. I lived with it for a week or so and decided to return the umbrella stand soley based on the durability issue.
Want to step in for Santa? We happen to know this is high on _______'s Christmas list!
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!