October 2008


It is with Hope we look to the upcoming Presidential Elections.  After all, what is each new presidential term but a golden  opportunity to try something new!

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt

 “It is common sense to take a method and try it.  If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.”  ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

At Statue.com, a small, family-run American business we’ve thought alot about the upcoming elections, and the difficult times that we are all facing with the economic upheavals.  We’d like to help make your dollars go further as you look to the upcoming holiday seasons.

 May I suggest that a wonderful gift to give a friend or loved one may be found in our section on Busts of Famous Americans and Presidents.

A portrait of an american hero is something that will never go out of style, and can be passed on down through generations in your family. 

We offer these busts in a wide range of prices so that even for as little as $25 you can purchase a well crafted statue.

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

  

So here’s to a New Chapter in our American History. Get out and Vote!

“Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God.”~ George Washington.

George Washington

George Washington

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Heard, not seen,

the camellia poured rainwater

when it leaned

used with permission by www.soulofthegarden.com

 Photo used with permission by www.soulofthegarden.com

The Rain chain (just like the haiku above by Basho), is just one more ingenious Japanese invention.

As an aesthetically pleasing alternative to the very necessary rainspout, it directs water away from walls and foundations.

My number one gift suggestion for the upcoming holiday season is this unique garden element!

 It’s a  quality product you can feel good about giving. Created in copper for durability, and in so many wonderful designs, you can purchase them now at a 20% discount until Christmas.  

 

Mention promotional code BAN08   in customer comments  when ordering online, or simply call us at 1 (877) 675-2634.

 

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Rainy fall morning

enlarge to see how it works

Moses by Michelangelo

Moses by Michelangelo

While visiting Pietrasanta Italy, a town nestled below cavernous quarry pits, I heard a stone carver say that sometimes the streams coming  down the mountain run white.  That image has stayed with me, although  I only saw the streams run white in my imagination.  But it was still something,  to be able to look up towards  those  Appenine mountains,  from whence Michelangelo himself,  had  chosen the  white marble to be cut for his Moses statue and the unfinished Slaves.

Florentine Pieta

Florentine Pieta

With a beautiful resourcefulness, the modern Italian artisan has created a material for casting statues which uses this powdered marble, residue of the  huge quarry industry.   It is sometimes  refered to as bonded marble or oxolyte. This  beautiful white material is used to perfection in the statues made by  Egregia, Kozmolux and the Santini  statuaries,  available in the US through Statue.com.

We are pleased to make available to you, a huge selection  of bonded marble statues, still cast by artisans in these traditional workshops in Italy.  Most are  available to ship out of our U.S. warehouse  immediately.  Larger speciality pieces (like the Florentine Pieta at right) can be cast to order and created especially for you in Italy.

It won’t be long.  All manner of spooky and scary things are appearing on porches and yards across America.  There’s just enough time to order up a frightful gargoyle or two from Statue.com!

Gnawing Gargoyle

Gnawing Gargoyle

We sell many versions of Gargoyles, griffins, and other oddities. Some of these creatures are cast to order so allow 3 weeks.  The beauty of those, is that you can often choose the finish color. Others are available to ship out immediately. 

Gargoyle Envy
Gargoyle Envy
Lixy Gargoyle
Lixy Gargoyle

Be prepared for ~Anything!

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FALL. I love it!

Perhaps it is because I grew  up in a place where there were only 2 seasons: Rainy  or Dry, that I find myself  so  enamored of  the way the  4 Seasons give shape to the passing of time.

Fall with Sheaves

Fall with Sheaves

It’s  beautiful how the Greeks gave physical form to this division of time in their creation of the Horai, the goddesses of the 4 seasons.

Fall with Wheat

Fall with Wheat

These lovely deities (daughters of Helios, the god of Sun) presided over the revolutions of the heavenly  bodies which spin out our earthly days and years,  while the 3 Graces are more closely associated with the spinning of the web of our personal fates.

Fall with Cornucopia

Fall with Cornucopia

Statue.com offers the Four Seasons statues in numerous versions. Some  are available in the finish of your choice. You can purchase Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter singly,  or as a set.

Buy a statue.  Give shape to that important season in your life.