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BestNest.com Newsletter
August 24, 2010

The BestNest.com Newsletter offers fascinating content on backyard wildlife and outdoor activities as well as information on new products and specials. We will never sell your email address, and you can stop receiving our email newsletter at any time.

IN THIS ISSUE:
  • New at the Nest
  • Sales & Specials
  • Clearance
  • History of the Gazing Globe
New at the Nest
Our customers are valuable to us. We continually search for new and better ways to serve you. In an effort to better meet your needs, BestNest aggressively adds new products to the website. Some of the new and exciting products that we've added are shown below. Be sure to check out our New Items department regularly.





Arundale Squirrel Away Pole Baffle, Orange, 17" dia.
AR-154-PLO
Reg: $34.99
Now: $27.99
Free Shipping Over $75






Arundale Mandarin Sky Cafe Bluebird Feeder, Blue
AR-400
Reg: $72.99
Now: $67.99
Free Shipping Over $75






Gilmour Water Weeper / Soaker Hose, Flat, 75'
GIM-27075G
Reg: $21.99
Now: $19.99
Free Shipping Over $75






Gilmour Pinwheel Sprinkler, 900 sq. ft.
GIM-778DPW
Reg: $12.99
Now: $9.99
Free Shipping Over $75






Gilmour Double Outlet Electronic Water Timer
GIM-9600
Reg: $54.99
Now: $47.99
Free Shipping Over $75







Heritage Farms Gnome Bird House
HF-4515
Reg: $14.99
Now: $12.99
Free Shipping Over $75






Heritage Farms Mushroom Bird House
HF-4535
Reg: $19.99
Now: $16.99
Free Shipping Over $75






Heritage Farms Mini Seed 'N More Bird Feeder
HF-7454
Reg: $39.99
Now: $32.99
Free Shipping Over $75






Wolf Clan Hand Carved Feather, Small, Golden Eagle
WCT-GDEG-S
Reg: $39.99
Now: $34.99
Free Shipping Over $75


Sales & Specials
We've decided to run a special on a handful of products. Act now on the following "Hot Buys" because the special ends on Monday, August 30th. Be sure to check out all of our exciting specials by visiting the Hot Buys department regularly.




Wing & A Prayer Gardenia House, Hammered Copper Roof
AWP-GRDNHSE-H
Reg: $214.99
Sale:$149.99 thru 8/30
Free Shipping





Coveside Bat Mansion, 200 bats
COV-01002
Reg: $72.99
Sale:$62.99 thru 8/30
Free Shipping Over $75





DRAMM Drammatic Gardens Fertilizer Spray, RTS, 4-4-1, 32 oz.
DRA-10-24003
Reg: $13.99
Sale:$10.99 thru 8/30
Free Shipping Over $75





Dr. T's Mosquito Repelling Granules, 25 lbs.
DRT-DT341
Reg: $84.99
Sale:$74.99 thru 8/30
Free Shipping Over $75






Dura-Trel Cambridge Trellis, 76"
DUR-11172
Reg: $89.99
Sale:$59.99 thru 8/30
Free Shipping Over $75






Gilmour Gear Driven Telescoping Tree Pruner, 6'-18'
GIM-418TCS
Reg: $119.99
Sale:$89.99 thru 8/30
Free Shipping






Home Bazaar Honeymoon Bird Cottage with Bracket
HOB-2017-WHT
Reg: $94.99
Sale:$49.99 thru 8/30
Free Shipping Over $75





Panacea Quatrefoil Garden Arbor, Black
PAP-89097
Reg: $169.99
Sale:$129.99 thru 8/30
Free Shipping





Pondmaster ProLine Pond Skimmer, up to 8000 gph
PON-02475
Reg: $359.99
Sale:$279.99 thru 8/30
Free Shipping


Clearance
A few of our deeply discounted items appear below. These items feature exceptional savings and value but are not all of our sale items. More discounted items may be found in their corresponding departments. Be sure to check out some of our other exciting deals by visiting the Clearance department regularly.




Audubon Bird of Paradise Wall Bracket, Black, 18"
AUD-NABPBRACKET
Reg: $18.99
Sale:$11.99
Free Shipping Over $75





BirdBrain Stained Glass Garden Vine Starter, Butterfly
BIR-4007
Reg: $27.99
Sale:$16.99
Free Shipping Over $75






CobraCo Adjustable Bravo Parasol Deck Planter, Black
COB-ADJM-B
Reg: $17.99
Sale:$13.99
Free Shipping Over $75






Dartmouth Wire Finch Feeder
DAF-FF-337
Reg: $7.99
Sale:$4.99
Free Shipping Over $75





DRAMM Handi-Wand, Red, 8"
DRA-10-12402
Reg: $11.99
Sale:$7.49
Free Shipping Over $75





Droll Yankees Bluebird House, Natural
DY-NB-BBP
Reg: $69.99
Sale:$44.99
Free Shipping Over $75





Home Bazaar Hacienda Bird House
HOB-9032
Reg: $84.99
Sale:$52.99
Free Shipping Over $75






Little Giant Submersible Pond Light
LIG-566282
Reg: $89.99
Sale:$52.99
Free Shipping Over $75





Double Curled Wall Sconce & LED Candles, Antique Pewter
NII-CA30200-AP
Reg: $36.99
Sale:$29.99
Free Shipping Over $75


History of the Gazing Globe
Many yards and flowerbeds throughout the world proudly display a gazing globe in them, either on a stand or resting on the ground. These adornments are one of the most popular in gardens today, but are no newcomer to the outdoor scene. Gazing globes have a rich and varied history, along with exciting lore to enhance their functions.

Gazing balls are said to have originated in the thirteenth century in Italy, where they were crafted from hand blown glass. These orbs were said to ward of misfortune and disease for their owners. Additionally, they supposedly brought prosperity to those who displayed them. In a time of political unrest, gazing globes quickly became popular with European royalty and were regularly exhibited in their stunning gardens.

As time progressed, the use of gazing balls became more widespread and more versatile. Most of the glass orbs had shiny, reflective surfaces. These were particularly useful for servants in the Victorian era, as they could monitor the needs of the guests without staring, and arrive almost magically to assist the visitors. Thus, the orbs were sometimes referred to as "butler balls." In addition, they also were sometimes called "witches globes" and placed outside a homeowner's door. The lore states that witches would see their reflection in the globe and either be frightened by it and flee, or be so smitten they would stare at themselves. This would prevent them from entering the home, keeping the family safe.

This rich history remained with the globes, and their reflective qualities became popular in the American South. They were often used by homeowners to view their visitors and welcome them warmly. Placed indoors, the balls again were useful for servants during dinner parties. Gazing globes have grown in legend and history, while modern materials offer a wide variety of options. Many are still crafted from blown glass, and most retain a reflective finish. Others are made from stainless steel or copper for a different effect. Many globes have necks, to place on pedestals or hangers, while others have a smooth finish to rest in a different style of stand.

Whatever the theme in your garden, you will likely be able to find a garden globe to match. The varied colors and materials will certainly bring eye-catching appeal to your yard, while furthering the bold history of this garden adornment. Be sure to check out our Gazing Balls department to find the perfect adornment for your garden. For more assistance, feel free to call one of our customer service representatives toll free at 877-562-1818 from 9 AM to 5 PM Eastern Standard Time Monday through Friday.





Achla Garden Gazing Globe, Fern Green Crackle, 10" dia.
ACD-G10-FG-C
Reg: $42.99
Now: $37.99
Free Shipping Over $75





Achla Garden Gazing Globe, Blue Crackle, 12" dia.
ACD-G12-BL-C
Reg: $59.99
Now: $52.99
Free Shipping Over $75





Achla Garden Gazing Globe, Purple, 12" dia.
ACD-G12-PU-C
Reg: $59.99
Now: $52.99
Free Shipping Over $75






Achla Crown Gazing Ball Stand, Black, In-Ground, 33"
ACD-GBS-08
Reg: $49.99
Now: $39.99
Free Shipping Over $75





BirdBrain Calypso Gazing Ball, Green / Orange, 10" dia.
BIR-10501025
Reg: $52.99
Now: $47.99
Free Shipping Over $75





BirdBrain Teardrop Mosaic Gazing Ball, Blue, 10" dia.
BIR-10501066
Reg: $69.99
Now: $62.99
Free Shipping Over $75






Rome Stainless Steel Gazing Ball, Silver, 12" dia.
ROI-712-S
Reg: $52.99
Now: $47.99
Free Shipping Over $75





Rome Wrought Iron Gazing Ball Pedestal, Black, 24"
ROI-B14
Reg: $34.99
Now: $32.99
Free Shipping Over $75






Rome Cast Iron Vine Pedestal, Antique, 24"
ROI-B24
Reg: $119.99
Now: $99.99
Free Shipping




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