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Not only are we in the dog days of summer but it is also National Dog day! What better way to beat the heat and celebrate out canine friends than to share some of our most adorable dog statues.

Piper Scottish Terrier Dog Statue

Piper Scottish Terrier Dog Statue

The Scottish Terrier is one of America’s most beloved dogs! It’s one of the only breed of dogs to reside in the white house more than three times. They are nicknamed ‘Diehard’ because of their feisty determination. Much like our Piper Scottish Terrier statue, it will adorn your garden or interior decor year after year with feisty tenacity.

Bull Dog Mascot - Spike Canine Bulldog

Bull Dog Mascot – Spike Canine Bulldog

Another Statue.com favorite but a little more ferocious… cute… but ferocious is our Bull Dog Mascot Statue. Bull Dogs were once bred to be fierce protectors but now they are a docile family dog. This statue embraces their heritage and would make an awesome addition to any school or business too!

Dogs In A Car, On A Road trip Wall Plaque Sculpture

Dogs In A Car, On A Road trip Wall Plaque Sculpture

Last of our favorites but certainly not least, is Statue.com’s Dog in a Car, on a Road Trip wall plaque sculpture. On a hot summer day what is more enjoyable for a dog than to stick their nose out the window. This timeless plaque will bring back memories of hot summer days with man’s best friend!

Head on over to Statue.com to see our entire collection. 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 through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CT) 618-692-1121 or Toll-Free at 877-675-2634.

Email us at kristen@statue.com

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

 

 

Decor Statement Pieces

Guide to Choosing Unique Statement Pieces

I am a total minimalist when it comes to decorating. I usually pick one signature piece and coordinate the rest of the room around that piece. Whether your style is more minimalist, like mine, or elaborate a signature piece is always necessary to pull the decor all together. Use these signature pieces as functional elements of decor.

Bring Height to a Room

Columns Of Corinthian Shelves Display Unit

Columns Of Corinthian Shelves Display Unit

I love decor that is not only aesthetically pleasing but is also functional. Statue.com’s tall Columns of Corinthian Shelving makes for a great piece to add height to a room. The intricate detail on the columns draw the eyes up. I also love the Columns of Corinthian because you can use it to divide up space. Place the signature piece between areas in an open floor plan to give new meaning to the spaces.  The functional shelving is just the cherry on the top!

Choose a Conversation Starter

Italian Replica Globe Bar

Italian Replica Globe Bar

My husband and I greatly enjoy hosting dinner and cocktail parties in our home. When choosing decor I go for a signature piece that will act as a conversation starter. By definition the piece should be interesting and unique. When conversation lulls, you need a piece that will spark interest.

Statue.com’s Italian Replica Globe fits the bill.  The globe is wrapped with replica 16th-century nautical maps from the National Museum of Science, Florence, Italy. This surely will incite conversation of world exploration and the tales that come along with travel.

Another perk of the Italian Replica Globe is it’s functionality.  Use it as a creative means to store stem-wear and your fine collection wines and liquors. The rich colors, uniqueness, and functionality make it an excellent signature piece.

Consider Room Size

Empire-Style Woman Torchiere Lamp Sculpture

Empire-Style Woman Torchiere Lamp Sculpture

When deciding upon a signature piece it is important to consider the size of the room you are decorating. A smaller space does not necessarily mean you have to skimp on decor.

However, often I find smaller spaces harder to decorate. We have an ‘L’ shaped living area with a fireplace in the smaller area. The ceilings are taller so it leaves that area feeling empty. To combat this problem I choose a taller, decorative lamp to give that area a unique touch. I also like the idea of adding light to smaller spaces. Doing so makes the area feel bigger.

The Empire-Style Woman Torchiere Lamp Sculpture is a beautiful way to bring a signature piece into a smaller area. The lamp is six feet tall and blends art, architecture and functionality into one piece. Have I mentioned how much I love functionality in decor?

I covered the basics. Do you have any tips to share in choosing a signature piece?

Be sure to head on over to our website to view our entire gallery of fountains, sculptures,  and fine decor. 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 through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CT) 618-692-1121 or Toll-Free at 877-675-2634.

Email me at kristen@statue.com

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

 

 

 

 

Saint JudeEver feel like there is just no hope? Well, Saint Jude, Patron Saint of Lost Causes is your man. The Church recognizes St. Jude as the Patron Saint of Lost Causes because he urged his followers to persevere through hardship, just as their forefathers had done before them.

St. Jude

St. Jude

Ever wonder about St. Jude iconography depicted by our statuary? St. Jude is often holding an image of Jesus in his hand or close to his heart. This can attributed to being one of Jesus’ Twelve Apostles. He is also depicted with a flame over his head. This represents his presence at the Pentecost, when he is said to have received the Holy Spirit, along with the other Apostles. In other sculptures he is seen holding a staff or club.

Saint Jude sculptures make a lovely addition to any church, prayer garden or meditation spot. Whether it lends its calming or a special meditative presence to your garden or spiritual, indoors or outdoors, you won’t find a more moving image than our highly detailed St. Jude sculptures. We hope you take time to browse our extensive religious gallery. Head on over to our website to view our fine gallery of sculptures, fountains and garden accessories.

St. Jude

St. Jude

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 through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CT) 618-692-1121 or Toll-Free at 877-675-2634.

Email us at sales@statue.com

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

designer resin, cast stone, wood shelving

So you have established a beautiful collection of artwork and knickknacks that embody memories, sentimentality and your unique taste. What next? How do you showcase them with style and without clutter?

I am guilty of hoarding nice gifts, pictures and artwork in boxes. When we moved to our new house I swore there would be a home for these items, displayed nicely within our new living space. Well, months went by and guess what! They were all still packed away. When the new year rolled around, I made it my resolution to get organized and stylized. Here is my guide to achieving just that.

Four Tier Shelf Step Pedestal 53

Four Tier Shelf Step Pedestal 53″ High

Step 1: Choose Your Shelving 

I am a huge fan of tiered shelving. I love the functionality and the clean lines. Now if only my toddler would get the memo it is not a personal latter. Alas that is a different blog for a different day.

It is important that the shelving reflect the space. You will want to consider the lines, color and size of the shelving. For example a tiered shelf would look great in a room with mission or modern decor, complete with clean lines and warm colors.

Architectural Quatrefoil Renaissance Wall Hanigng with Shelf

Architectural Quatrefoil Renaissance Wall Hanigng with Shelf

Step 2: Make it Work For You 

I am all about functionality. You will find baskets, baskets and more baskets in my house. On the bottom of my tiered shelves I use baskets to conceal my son’s blocks and Fisher Price Little People. Baskets are my family’s way of stylishly containing organized chaos. Do not be so wrapped up making the shelf stylish that you forget functionality.

If you love wine but have a shelf in the living room, add a bottle or two. This adds a personal touch to the space but also creates a nice space to store that precious vino. I caution you though, do not overwhelm the shelf with too much clutter. There is definitely a fine balance between functionality and too much stuff. The size of your shelf will determine that too.

Corinthian Wall Console Table Base

Corinthian Wall Console Table Base

Step 3: Remember Your Shapes

To create a stylized shelf it is wise to create visual triangles that draw the eye where you want it to go. Do this by stacking, leaning, layering and grouping your items.  

I have collected cool hardbound books over time. I stacked them in the shape of a pyramid instead of the traditional library style to showcase the unique binding and tie in the colors with other items on my shelf.

I also lean and layer photos to create depth Grouping photos and other items of similar color is another great way to to draw the eye. 

Mission Shelf Wall Bracket 30

Mission Shelf Wall Bracket 30″ Long

Step 4: Go Simple

When considering your color palate of the shelf, its contents and background it is best to go simple. I created a background color with items in mind  to “pop” against the background. I love the look of marble against a background of purples and reds. Another favorite of mine is cream with a pop of green. If you choose a pattern for the background it is best to keep the contents of the shelf simple so not to overwhelm the space.

I hope this provided some inspiration to get stylizing and organized! We are proud to carry many options of shelving, benches and tables. Head on over to our website to view our fine gallery of shelving, benches and tables.

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 through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CT) 618-692-1121 or Toll-Free at 877-675-2634.

Email us at sales@statue.com

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

 

 

 

In our gallery you will find gorgeous Buddha sculptures and statuary. Some are serious and others are sure to put a smile on your face. We would like to dedicate this blog to our favorite Buddha statues and famous Gautama Buddha quotes as well. We hope this adds a smile to your Sunday. Happy viewing!

Buddha Meditating

Meditation

“Do not look for a sanctuary in anyone except your self.”

“Meditate.
Live purely. Be quiet.
Do your work with mastery.
Like the moon, come out
from behind the clouds!
Shine.”

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”

“Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.”

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”

Buddha Laughing Hoi Toi Face Garden Sculpture

Happiness

“There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.”

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”

“Praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and sorrow come and go like the wind. To be happy, rest like a giant tree in the midst of them all”

“Radiate boundless love towards the entire world — above, below, and across — unhindered, without ill will, without enmity.”

Traveling Buddha

Journey

“If a traveler does not meet with one who is his better, or his equal, let him firmly keep to his solitary journey; there is no companionship with a fool.”

“It is better to travel, than to arrive”

“On life’s journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.”

“The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.” 

“Following the Noble Path is like entering a dark room with a light in the hand; the darkness will all be cleared away, and the room will be filled with light.”

We are proud to include many other Buddha sculptures and statuary within our gallery. To view more fine pieces 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 through 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

Emilie Floge Portrait Statue

Gustav Klimt’s posthumous monetary success surpasses any other painter, even that of Picasso. With the exception of his early works, Klimt’s subjects were predominately women. Little is known about his relationship with the women for whom he painted. He never kept a diary nor did he live a public life. His friendship with Emilie Floge did not come to light until well after his death when letters were found between the two friends. It is much debated whether there was more to their friendship. However, the letters do not provide much more information beyond day to day life.

We do know from his paintings, the pair were close. The Emilie Floge Portrait Statue reproduction is from an earlier period of Klimt’s work; prior to his “Golden Phase.” Emilie Floge was a fashion designer, her creations were illustrated strikingly in Klimt’s paintings. He captured the vivid colors and elegance of her style beautifully. Whether they were friends or lovers, his affection towards Emilie Floge can be felt through his paintings.

Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss Sculpture

It is rumored Emilie Floge was the inspiration behind his most famous work “The Kiss.” There is no evidence to back this claim. Frankly, it does not matter.  The stunning artwork speaks volumes. The sculptural reproduction in Statue.com’s gallery falls under the Lovers Category for a good reason. Love and adoration oozes from this work. One can almost feel the warmth from the lovers’ embrace.

This piece was highly controversial at the time, even being sited as pornographic. Despite the controversy, the painting was quickly sold. “The Kiss” comes from Klimt’s “Golden Phase,” he painted with oil and used golden leafing to provide texture and definition. It is known that he derived inspiration of this technique from his visit to Venice. From this trip he would develop the style that would define his work.

Hope II Women Expecting Child

It is not often artists are able to achieve fame while alive, however Klimt’s fame afforded him the ability to be selective over his patrons. His methods were painstaking and required long sitting times for his subjects. Despite his fame, he led a quiet life. He had many affairs with the women who posed to be his subjects. It is said he fathered at least 14 children. It is hard to imagine he was able to avoid scandal with his extracurricular actives.

Klimt wanted his life to be seen through his work. “I have never painted a self-portrait. I am less interested in myself as a subject for a painting than I am in other people, above all women… There is nothing special about me. I am a painter who paints day after day from morning to night… Who ever wants to know something about me… ought to look carefully at my pictures.” (Whitford, Frank (1990), Klimt, Thames and Hudson)

We are proud to include many Klimt glass and sculptural reproductions within our gallery. To view more fine piece 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 through 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

Fall is officially here. That means we can talk about Halloween, right? I loved Halloween growing up. I always knew the holiday was drawing near when my mom would break out our life size Frankenstein door decoration. It was complete with adjustable arms and legs to boot. Frankenstein lasted at least twenty years, in fact my mom may still have it somewhere. With a little guy of my own, I look forward to establishing traditions and the excitement that comes along with preparing for a holiday, much like Halloween.

At Statue.com, we strive to provide memorable decorations that are going to last for years to come. We would love for our products to signify a certain holiday memory or give your family something to look forward to year, after year. Our decorations are an investment to the memories your children will cling to as adults. With that said, we would like to share some of our favorites to decorate your space: Halloween Style.

Cat With Mask Halloween Sculpture

A welcoming feline fellow, I love this cat statue for the front porch to greet trick or treaters. Made durable cast stone and suitable for indoor and outdoor use.

Awakening Wall Wolfman Candle holder

The Awakening Wall Wolfman is not for the faint of heart. Actually, his red eyes and scary snarl is quite frightening. Wolfman would be perfect for Halloween party and sure to stir up some spooky conversation. We recommend showcasing this scary guy indoors. I think this would look great by an entry way.

Gargoyle Candle Holder

This guy is perfect for indoor or outdoor use. I think he would be a great accent to any mantel with some spooky spiderwebs.  His expression is just priceless, so ugly he is cute!

To view more Halloween pieces within our 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 through 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

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