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The Timeless Charm of Wagon Wheel Wall

The Timeless Charm of Wagon Wheel Wall Decor

Cartwheels drove the spread of civilization.  From the war chariots of the countries   around the Mediterranean to the movement of European settlers in the United   States, wheels have increased the mobility of various cultures around the   world.  Sometimes they’re old and   rusty, sometimes made from pieces of wood, sometimes they’re beautifully   finished and painted in brilliant colors, but they all help people move from   one place to another.  It is no   coincidence that wheels are often referred to as “wheels of fortune”   and not just in relation to the television broadcast.  When you pick up a tarot deck, luck is   represented as a wheel that can either lift or drag the querent under its   profile.

Wagon wheels as symbols of the American Wild   West

When making decorations, the wooden wheels with iron wreaths on   which Conestoga wagons, feed wagons and just plain agricultural wagons are   based are most commonly used as decoration.    These wagon wheels are a symbol of a brief twenty year culture that   has since caught the imagination.  They   call up images of train drivers shouting “Wagons, HO!”.  They also refer to images of broken axles,   lonely wheels lying in the grass of Kansas or on the salt flats of Utah,   silent evidence of the weakness of human effort and human   myopia.

Wheels in Europe and Asia

Wheels made it possible for the nomads of the steppes to take   their houses with them.  They were the   basis for the Roma, those roaming tribes who moved goods and gave the   pre-motorized societies of Europe the ability to migrate.  These wheels were often brightly decorated,   but no less full of inspiration and tragedy.

Wheels in a modern context

Modern technology has made us all nomads who have traveled from   one job to another always looking for a better life.  Is it any wonder that we refer to a new car   or truck as our “new wheelset”?    Wagon wheel decorations are both a reminder and a promise of how   technology is changing our world.  Or   sometimes they are just a nifty way to decorate in a certain style.  Whether authentic antiques or replicas made   of wood, metal or plastic – wheels are a symbol of mobility, both nostalgic   and modern.  Check out the selection of   the following wagon wheel decorations.    Most of them are primarily reminiscent of the Americans ‘expansion to   the west, but the tapestry reminds that beautiful wheels are not exclusively   the property of Europeans’ expansion in a country that seemed endless and   unclaimed to them.

Wagon wheel wall   decoration

Brighten up your country or wild west decor with a rusty old style   wagon wheel with a star in the center of the spoke.  Bring national memories of Westbound   Conestoga wagons or a sea of ??cattle horns accompanied by the steady   movement of a forage wagon traveling from the Lone Star state to Kansas   City.

Wooden wagon wheel   grille

Add a rustic touch to your garden with this wooden wagon wheel grille   from Birch Lane.  Made from cedar wood,   it is resistant to rot and mildew and turns soft to gray, which makes it   perfect for outdoors.  It offers you   long-term service while also supporting your favorite vines.

Pair of wooden   wagon wheel replicas

Bring an aura of yesteryear to your garden, yard, patio or even an   interior wall.  This pair of wooden   wagon wheels is made from weatherproof materials and can be placed anywhere   you want to add a touch of the wild west.    They were brought by Pier Surplus and are the perfect rustic   touch.

Big and   small wagon wheel decorations

Decorate a wall with this pair of tiered wagon wheels, one large   and one small.  They are exquisitely   detailed, including a metal rim.  Put   them anywhere, indoors or outdoors.    The wood is weatherproof and offers years of viewing pleasure.  This decorative element comes from Pier   Surplus, a fast growing company that offers garden   decoration.

Williston Forge’s distressed metal rim wheel features bicycle   spokes, red paint, and a silver center trim.    A hanging tab is attached to the back for easy hanging.  It can be displayed indoors or outdoors   depending on your decorator’s needs and inspirations.

Unfinished wooden   wagon wheel

Ideal to mix with any country or western decor, this wagon wheel   is unfinished so you can dye or paint it according to your colors and   themes.  The thick outer edge is   supported by thick wooden spokes and an unadorned wooden center.  With the right treatment and finish, it can   be displayed outdoors but works very well inside.

Pine   wagon wheel with star spokes and a charred walnut finish

This wooden wagon wheel with its tapered spokes and charred walnut   finish is perfect as a wall decoration or as a chandelier to support   lights.  Pre-drilled with holes for   hanging or wall mounting.  Intended for   indoor use only.  It is not   weatherproof.

Ornate wagon   wheel wall hanging

This replica wagon wheel is accompanied by a textured cactus,   saddle, boots, lariat, hat, and ola glass that are reminiscent of the Spanish   caballeros from ancient Mexico.  Made in   China, it comes ready to hang.    Designed primarily as an interior decoration.

Bulk Wagon Wheel   Decorations

Order this pack of twelve wagon wheel decorations for your next   Wild West party or event.  With a   diameter of around 30 cm and made of plastic, they are perfect for the soiree   that celebrates a rodeo or a large cattle sale.  Or you can use them to brighten up the   square dance floor at your next social dance event.  Easy to assemble or dismantle and store for   the next party time.

Tapestry with   Bulgarian wagon wheel print

As a reminder that the wild west of the United States wasn’t the   only culture powered by wagon wheels, this beautiful tapestry shows brightly   colored wheels leaning against a wall, as well as a brightly colored   scattering of leaves.  One-sided   printing on high quality fabric brightens up every wall in your   home.