August 2013


A sweet reminder that “Life is Good”

Did you know today is National Dog Appreciation Day?   Today serves as a means to appreciate the work, loyalty, and most of all love, man’s best friend so graciously gives us.  It also serves as a reminder of the dogs waiting for forever homes in shelters and rescue facilities. So give your four legged best friend an extra ball throw and pat on the head as a way to give thanks.

Rita, the Statue.com mascot

Our Statue.com family is comprised of invaluable four legged friends. Meet Rita, the Statue.com Mascot. Rita is kind to alert us when we have visitors. She loves soaking up the sun that filters through the building’s windows. She also serves a good lap warmer during the colder months.  As you can see from the picture, she loves statues nearly as much as we do! We are so lucky to have Rita as apart of our crew.

We would love to see pictures of your canine friends! Share them with us!

Boy and His Dog

Our love for dogs can be seen in our extensive gallery. We feature many different breeds, styles and even dog memorials. Head on over to our website to view our gallery. If you have something in mind but cannot find it on the website, feel free to contact us. Our excellent products coupled with our outstanding customer service ensures Statue.com is the best business for statuary and other fine goods.

Reach us by phone Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CT) 618-692-1121 or Toll-Free at 877-675-2634

Our fax number is 618-692-6775.

Send mail to us at: Statue.com, Inc., 100 N. Main St. Edwardsville, IL 62025.

We’d love to hear from you!

~Kristen

George Carruth is an American sculptor who is famous for his sculptures, packed with personality and charm. Carruth has been sculpting for over thirty years; moving from sculpting as a hobby to committing to it as a career. His sculptures include vegetables , animals, holiday themes, and flowers. Almost always, his creations include a friendly face.  His sculptures are a favorite of ours at Statue.com. We wanted to share with you some of our favorites!

The Garden Plaque Collection

Garden Smile- Evolved over the years into a signature piece of sculptor Carruth. While creating this sculpture Carruth captured the best of nature and mankind in a peaceful organic format. Perfect gifts to gardeners, or simply something peaceful and serene to hang indoors. Garden Smile always give it viewer a warm winking smile makes everyone feel welcomed.

The Seasonal Collection

Nativity Snowflake Wall Plaque- A very creative way to showcase the Holy Family. Bring Christmas cheer to any fireplace or entry way.

The Veggie & Fruit Collection

Peary Winkle Pear Sculpture- with a grin this toothy, who can resist smiling back? This jolly pear sculpture adds some humor to any kitchen or garden. His stony finish looks great both indoors and out, and he’s a fun gift to give.

The Animal Collection

Bashful Bunny Sculpture-What could be more charming than a traditional bunny statue in your flower bed. Bunny statuary has always been a popular addition to natural settings. This bashful bunny quietly hides in the ivy, waiting to welcome visitors. Rabbits can get into mischief, but this stone bunny rabbit is well behaved.

The Flower Collection

Blossom & Bud-What a lovely botanical mother child sculpture. Look closely to see the sweet expressions on both of their faces.

To view other Carruth pieces within our fine gallery, head on over to our website. If you have something in mind but cannot find it on the website, feel free to contact us. Our excellent products coupled with our outstanding customer service ensures Statue.com is the best business for statuary and other fine goods.

Reach us by phone Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CT) 618-692-1121 or Toll-Free at 877-675-2634

Our fax number is 618-692-6775.

Send mail to us at: Statue.com, Inc., 100 N. Main St. Edwardsville, IL 62025.

We’d love to hear from you!

~Kristen

School Girl Bronze Sculpture

It’s almost sinful to be at my computer writing this blog. The weather is just too perfect for Mid-August in Illinois. Normally this time of year one is abused by the humidity and heat. Not the case for this week, it’s perfectly mild and sunny. There are just enough clouds in the sky to provide a break from the still intense summer sun. Dare I write, “it feels quite a bit like fall?” It doesn’t help my Facebook has been blowing up with kids going back to school.  My husband thinks I am crazy but I loved going back to school too. There was something nice about returning to structure, seeing old friends and the anticipation of meeting a new teacher. Returning to school was embarking on a new journey. I look forward to sharing those days with my son when he becomes school aged. Something about the first day of school screams that summer is quickly wrapping up.

Rich Autumn Colors in FallFire Fairy Jewelry Box

By time August rolls around, I welcome fall with open arms. I anticipate the rich autumn colors, the heavenly scents of cinnamon and spice, hearty foods, and cool sweater weather.  Our family loves this time for harvest; picking pumpkins and apples are a must. We also wouldn’t miss the costume Halloween party Statue.com’s Gloria throws every year or her Veterans’ Day festivities. Gloria ensures we are out supporting our troops during Edwardsville’s Veterans’ Day parade not matter what conditions mother nature decides to throw our way.

Cat With Halloween Mask

What do you think? Am I jumping to the next season too soon or are you ready for autumn too?

Looking to add to your fall decor? We have many autumn inspired pieces within our fine gallery. If you have something in mind but cannot find it on the website, feel free to contact us. Our excellent products coupled with our outstanding customer service ensures Statue.com is the best business for statuary and other fine goods.

Reach us by phone Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CT) 618-692-1121 or Toll-Free at 877-675-2634

Our fax number is 618-692-6775.

Send mail to us at: Statue.com, Inc., 100 N. Main St. Edwardsville, IL 62025.

~Kristen

Art Deco Peacock Maidens Illuminated

Have I mentioned how much I love our Art Deco collection? No? Well, I really do. For those of you not familiar with Art Deco, it originated in France in the 1920s and became popular worldwide in the ’30s and ’40s. The style blends craft motifs with Machine Age imagery , think clean lines, rich colors and extravagant ornamentation. During it’s time, Art Deco represented glitz, glam and making technological progress towards a modern era. From fashion to architecture, it’s inspiration for design was wide reaching. Art Deco was used quite a bit for railway stations, ocean liners and grand theaters. The Art Deco Peacock Maidens just exudes brilliance of this era. It makes me want to take a trip back in time to attend the theater in a fancy dress or go on a grand voyage.

Fortunes Muse Sculptural Clock

The era Art Deco was popularized was a turbulent one. The world was dealing with the Great Depression, just came out of one World War and was about to experience another. These pieces of art truly capture civilization attempting to move forward with beauty and grace.

To view other Art Deco pieces within our fine gallery, head on over to our website. If you have something in mind but cannot find it on the website, feel free to contact us. Our excellent products coupled with our outstanding customer service ensures Statue.com is the best business for statuary and other fine goods.

Reach us by phone Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CT) 618-692-1121 or Toll-Free at 877-675-2634

Our fax number is 618-692-6775.

Send mail to us at: Statue.com, Inc., 100 N. Main St. Edwardsville, IL 62025.

We’d love to hear from you!

~Kristen

Eternity Cross

One of our most popular items of late has been the Eternity Cross Garden Statue. A statue symbolizing eternal love, life and faith in Christ; it is easy to understand the appeal. The unique sculpture embodies peace and tranquility, making it a perfect garden or sanctuary piece.

Eternity Cross on Pedestal

Statue.com offers two versions of the Eternity cross. One is 38.5 inches high and the other is on a pedestal measuring 64.5 inches high. If height is not enough to give you a picture of it’s size, the cross weighs 68 pounds and the pedestal weighs 102 pounds. Their hefty weight is due to their composition of cast stone. We recommend cementing the cross to the pedestal for extra security for this reason.

Both are from the Massarellie line, makers of fine stone garden accents.  As do most Massarellie sculptures, the Eternity Crosses come in an array of finishes. The crosses pictured are fished in Old Stone #21.

Massarelli Finishes

To view other Massarelli pieces in our fine gallery, head on over to our website www.statue.com. If you have something in mind but cannot find it on the website feel free to contact us. Our excellent products coupled with our outstanding customer service ensures Statue.com is the best business for statuary and other fine goods.

Reach us by phone Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CT) 618-692-1121 or Toll-Free at 877-675-2634

Our fax number is 618-692-6775.

Send mail to us at: Statue.com, Inc., 100 N. Main St. Edwardsville, IL 62025.

We’d love to hear from you!

~Kristen

Oh wine,  sweet nectar of the Gods. No, seriously, in Greek and Roman mythology Dionysus and Bacchus were the patron Gods of wine in their respective mythology. Now there is a civilization after my own heart. I am quite a bit of a wine enthusiast. Although, I mainly stick to dry reds so a better description might be a ‘dry red wine enthusiast.’ Statue.com’s wine decor and accessories do not discriminate from red to white wine though. Any of it would suit a wine enthusiast’s heart desire. Here are my favorite picks to wine over any wine enthusiast’s heart.

1.) This beautiful wine cabinet is easy on the eye and provides a great place to set and store your drink.

Wine Cabinet

2.) This Wine Connoisseur is sure to spark a lively conversation and dress up any table.  Let him hang on to your wine bottle will you enjoy spending time with your guests.

Sitting Connoisseur On a Barrel of Wine

3.) Celebrate wine by including classical art in your home. Bacchus of Wine by Michelangelo is a great piece for any wine enthusiast or lover of art.

Bacchus of Wine by Michelangelo

4.) This decorative grape plaque makes a great accent to any wine cellar or bar. A perfect gift for yourself or someone that love wine or this precious fruit.

Decorative Grape Wall Plaque

5.) Another beautiful piece of classical sculpture honoring Bacchus God of Wine that is sure to add character to any kitchen, bar or wine cellar.

Bacchus Wine God

To view our other wine themed pieces in our fine gallery, head on over to our website www.statue.com. If you have something in mind but cannot find it on the website feel free to contact us. Our excellent products coupled with our outstanding customer service ensures Statue.com is the best business for statuary and other fine goods.

Reach us by phone Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CT) 618-692-1121 or Toll-Free at 877-675-2634

Our fax number is 618-692-6775.

Send mail to us at: Statue.com, Inc., 100 N. Main St. Edwardsville, IL 62025.

We’d love to hear from you!

~Kristen