Your Guide to Decorative Garden Stakes

Decorative yard stakes are a fantastic way to add a little something extra to your lawn or garden. You can use them to celebrate holidays, welcome the seasons or let your neighbors know some of your interests. Take a look at these fun and cute garden stakes ideas.

Holiday Stakes

Decorative garden stakes are perfect for celebrating holidays, especially the less prominent ones. Christmas and Halloween involve a lot of decorating to begin with, but what about all the other holidays that pop up throughout the year?

Easter is a holiday that usually isn’t decorated for, but Easter yard stakes can bring some more color to your garden or lawn. With pastel colors and cute characters, they’re sure to catch the eye of anyone passing by. Check out these Easter bunny garden stakes that can be used to greet your guests. 

During July, you can show your patriotic side with some red, white and blue. Garden stakes are a great way to show your pride and celebrate America. You can go a more lively route with something like these patriotic dog stakes or you can choose something on the sophisticated side like these banner star stakes (to the right).

For St. Patrick’s Day, you can bring the luck of the Irish to your house with a personalized leprechaun stake with your last name on it. No matter the holiday, you can find the right garden stake to celebrate with.

Seasonal Decorative Plant Stakes

You can decorate your front yard with garden stakes that fit the season. Spring yard stakes are the perfect addition to your garden because they let you have flowers on display while waiting for your own to grow. Some good choices are tulip stakes or daisy stakes. They will bring some life to your garden and be a preview of what’s to come. If you don’t want flowers, some hummingbird stakes (to the left) will look beautiful in front of your house.

In the summer months, dress up your lawn or garden with beachy garden stakes like these summer boy and girl stakes. They’re a fun way to welcome the warmer months and kick off beach season. If you’re into a summer sport like golf, you can get this golf cart stake featuring solar power headlights that automatically turn on when it gets dark.

For autumn, this harvest truck stake will bring some fall flavor to your yard with the bright pumpkin a red truck bed. Plus, the wheels on the truck spin in the breeze for extra fun. You can swap this yard stake out with an adorable witch stake around Halloween. 

Garden Stakes That Light Up

If you want to add some extra light outside your home, solar-powered decorative plant stakes have you covered. These stakes soak up energy from the sun during the day to power their bulbs once night begins to fall. 

A set of solar balloon stakes can make your yard more festive. Place them along a walkway to light up a path for visitors and guests. You could also go with a color-changing butterfly stake (to the right). It comes with four butterflies that you can adjust with its flexible wires. Best of all, the butterflies put on a show by changing colors. For something more rustic, this metal tractor stake will provide a soft glow with its solar headlights.

Yard Stakes with a Car Theme

Garden stakes can also be terrific decorations for car enthusiasts. There’s no better way to show off your love for classic cars than through some lawn and garden decor.

This antique car stake not only features the font view of an antique car, but it also comes with solar-powered headlights and a welcome sign on the stake. It’s a fantastic way to greet anyone who might stop by your home.

For a sleeker design, a classic car stake is a good choice that will bring some nostalgia to your yard. This stake comes in a beautiful light blue color and the solar headlights turn on automatically at dusk.

The vintage car stake has an iconic yellow design that everyone will recognize. It’s a sturdy decoration that will help you remember the good old days every time you see it. 

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Call me Ishmael. Some years ago—never mind how long precisely—having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world. It is a way I have of driving off the spleen and regulating the circulation.

Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people’s hats off—then, I account it high time tozz get to sea as soon as I can.

Animal Garden Stakes

Some of the most popular garden stake designs include animals. With choices from farm animals to pets, there’s something for everyone. 

You can stick to the classics with options like a cow yard stake. This stake will look right at home on your lawn. It also comes with a back hook so you can display it on a wall or fence. Another option is a set of duck family stakes. The momma duck comes with three little ducklings, making this decoration perfect for your human family. 

You can go more fantastical with this raincoat cat stake. The whimsical design features a cat standing on two legs in a yellow raincoat and holding an umbrella over its head. As a bonus, this yard stake doubles as a rain gauge because the cat holds a little glass jar to collect water. 

For those with a flair for the dramatic, a gorgeous peacock stake will take center stage in your lawn or garden. This brightly colored stake will draw the attention of all your neighbors and have your yard looking great. 

Other Yard and Garden Decorations

Don’t stop at just garden stakes when it comes to decorating your yard. At Miles Kimball, we have a wide selection of outdoor decor to help you make your home look its best. From birdbaths to garden flags, we have what you’re looking for. 

Vintage Décor for Christmas – Festive, Fun & Affordable

The smell of fresh pine needles, the beauty of twinkling lights, creamy-sweet eggnog, vibrant packages trimmed with satin bows — these are just a few of our best Christmas memories. Bring back those cozy, age-old feelings of Christmas nostalgia with these fun, affordable vintage items, available right here at Miles Kimball. What better way to enjoy the holiday than to feel like a kid again?

1. Vintage Resin Reindeer, Set of 3:

This adorable set of figurines is likely to make you flash back to the original 1964 television production, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” Remember Rudolph and his friends: Sam the Snowman, Donner the Reindeer (and Mrs. Donner), Yukon Cornelius and Clarice the Doe? And of course, don’t leave out the Abominable Snowman and Hermey the Elf/dentist.

Each figurine in this sturdy reindeer set is authentically detailed and specially decorated with a Christmas bell around its neck. The trio makes a charming adornment for a table, mantel, windowsill, or alongside other retro holiday décor.

2. Tin Fire Engine Ornament:

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, ornaments made from tin, inspired by mechanical toys being manufactured in Germany at that time, became popular. Brightly colored via lithograph, these ornaments were miniature works of art. In fond remembrance of this historical Christmas ornament style, our fire engine ornament is crafted from tin and detailed in brilliant color. Even more fun are the spinning wheels and moving ladder. Complete the vintage effect with other tin ornaments, including our Tin Bi-Plane Ornament and Tin Locomotive Ornament.

3. Battery-Operated Vintage-Style Ceramic Tree:

The Christmas tree is the most traditional holiday icon, and this special ceramic tree is distinctively inspired by holiday décor from the 1960s and ‘70s. Maybe you even painted and kiln-fired a tree like this yourself a few decades ago. Brightly lit by multicolored, battery-operated mini-lights, this Christmas tree doesn’t drop needles. It stands beautifully anywhere in your home, shining with color for hours on two AA batteries. Timer-operated, the tree will sparkle without your worrying about “on/off” or electric cords and outlets.

4. Vintage Candolier Lights:

Our retro candolier lights instantly bring a warm Christmas glow to your home. A delightful addition to any holiday theme, they add a touch of calm inspiration through their steadfast radiating beams. Detailed right down to the “wax” drip, the candolier lights are perfect for a mantel. Better yet, purchase several and place them in the front windows of your home, to bring holiday cheer to all who pass by. C7 bulbs are included and are replaceable with any color C7 bulb.

5. Special Magic Coca Cola Puzzle 1000 pieces:

What could be more “vintage” than Coca Cola, which has been quenching thirsts and tickling tongues for over 125 years? This challenging, 1000-piece puzzle will provide your holiday guests and family members with hours of entertainment. Watch the festive images of Santa with children, elves, gifts, a toy train — and bottles of Coca Cola, naturally — emerge as the pieces are correctly placed. The completed puzzle makes a cheery tabletop display during the holidays. Just don’t bump into the table, because you’ll have to start all over again.

6. Vintage Bottle Brush Wreath by Holiday Peak:

In 1930, the Addis Brush Company fashioned the first artificial, green-dyed, bottle-brush Christmas tree. The Addis tree was one of the earliest forms of artificial trees. Twenty years later, they patented their “silver pine” bottle brush tree. Hearkening back to these times, our 14” diameter bottle brush wreath is flocked in white and embellished with gleaming, multicolored mini-ornaments. Pretty and festive, this retro-style Christmas decoration is fun and unique, carrying with it a bit of holiday history.

7. Vintage Holiday Tree Vinyl Table Cover by Chef’s Pride:

This drop-style table cover, constructed of heavy-gauge vinyl, is adorned with retro Christmas images — traditional green trees and white snowflakes against a red-and-white gingham background. Remember decorating Christmas cookies on a tablecloth like this? Of course, since the vinyl surface is easy to wipe clean. Plus, the reverse side is lined with soft polyester that won’t scratch your table. Enjoy holiday meals on this table cover, while imagining yourself back in your grandma’s kitchen.

8. Personalized Merry Mason Jar Christmas Card Set of 20:

Carrying the vintage style into your Christmas cards, the Merry Mason Jar Christmas card is inspired by the wonder of snow globes. The cards are die-cut in the shape of a mason jar, and decorated with the scene of an old-time automobile transporting a Christmas pine through the snow. The artwork extends to the back of the card, and the set comes with coordinating envelopes. Even better, this unforgettable greeting can be individualized with the names of your friends and family.

Like Christmas itself, vintage décor never goes out of style. Start your collection now and enjoy adding to it over the years of holidays to come. Both you and your home during this special season will become known as true “classics.”