Garden Patron Saints

Spring has sprung… I am trying very hard to ignore the fact that it is still so cold outside. But alas we have crossed the threshold of the Spring equinox. I don’t know about you, but I am itching to get into my garden. We purchased a new home late last summer. This will be my first gardening season in this house.

Following our theme of a blog post about a Saint each week of March, I thought I would share some Patron Saints that might just bring good blessings to your garden… whether it be veggie or flower.

Saint Francis

Nature's Sanctuary Saint Francis Garden Statue

Nature’s Sanctuary Saint Francis Garden Statue

Patron Saint of the garden’s birds and animals and of ecology. Founder of the Franciscans, he is often shown preaching to the birds.In Nature’s Sanctuary Saint Francis Garden Sculpture will be a religious and nature focal point will leave your guests in awe! Saint Francis rises over three feet high on his generous, four-foot-long log perch. This Italian patron saint of nature reaches toward the gentle lamb at his feet, showcasing amazing detail from the folds of his garment to his benevolent expression. The artist captures intricacies sometimes lost in sculpts this grand in scale, casting our exclusive in quality designer resin as an heirloom for decades to come.

Saint Therese 

Saint Therese - Theresa Statue 25

Saint Therese – Theresa Statue 25″ High

Our Saint Therese of Lisieux Therese Martin statue is a sculpted likeness of this beloved woman. She was cured from an illness at age 8 when a statue of the Blessed Virgin smiled at her. Many lives have been touched by her intercession. Prior to her death, she vowed, to “Spend my heaven doing good on earth. I will let fall a shower of roses .” For this she is the Patron Saint of Florists.  Her roses continue to fall everywhere in the world to those who pray for her intercession. Saint Therese Statue would make a beautiful addition to any rose garden.

Saint Fiacre 

Saint Fiacre Sculpture 30

Saint Fiacre Sculpture 30″ High

Saint Fiacre Garden Sculpture is made of cast stone and is wonderful for the home or garden. Saint Fiacre was born in Ireland and raised in a monastery. Much of mankind learning and knowledge was brought to the monasteries and left in the care and protection of the monks. Travelers brought seeds and plant material, as well as cultural enlightenment from as far away as Rome and the Holy Land. Saint. Fiacres days at the monastery taught him a deep love of silence, the joys of planting and harvesting crops and an appreciation of nature. Drawn to the religious life and the desire to serve God in solitude, Fiacre decided to establish a hermitage for worship. Monks in those days were regarded as physicians of the body as well as the soul. Soon people were flocking to Fiacre for prayers, food and healing. He fed the hungry and healed the sick with herbs from his garden and prayed for all who came there. From his work be became Patron Saint of vegetable Garden and men who like to garden.  Our spiritual garden figurine of Saint Fiacre is cast in cast stone to add a meditative and miraculous presence to your own Eden. Another quality Statue.com religious garden statue!

Be sure to  head on over to our website to view our fine gallery of sculptures, fountains and garden accessories.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

 

 

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

January Dream

“Anyone who thinks gardening begins in the spring and ends in the fall is missing the best part of the whole year; for gardening begins in January with a dream.” ~ Josephine Nuese

We shared this quote a while back on our Pinterest and Facebook but some how it escaped the blog. While January is behind us (thank goodness) we still have a ways to go in the Midwest before we see thawing and blooming. That doesn’t mean a girl can’t dream, right? What garden style do you dream of?

Cento Urn On 6' Pool Fountain

Cento Urn On 6′ Pool Fountain

My dream style is one that mixes the deep South (think Charleston and Savannah) with the formality of English gardens. I love the idea of mixing the Massarelli’s  Carnelian Mountain finish Cento Urn with the pop of bright colors from azaleas and roses. I can almost hear the fountain flowing now.

Unfortunately, Spanish moss does not fair well with our deep freezes but I do love the evergreen look of Spanish Moss providing a romantic backdrop.

Dancing Girl of the Wind Bronze Garden Statue

Dancing Girl of the Wind Bronze Garden Statue

Of course my dream garden would not be complete without statuary. The Dancing Girl statue gives my dream garden the formality of the English Garden… despite her free spirit.

My grandmother use to line walkways of her garden with mint, rosemary, lavender and various other herbs. Her beautiful logic was that when one passed through it would create a fragrant journey.  I hope to do the same this year when the frost subsides.

I am also looking forward to the chirping of our winged friends. No perfect garden is complete without a birdbath and birdhouse.

What does your dream garden include? What are you dreaming about the most in your garden? We would love to help you make your dream garden a reality!

Plantation Bird Bath

Plantation Bird Bath

Head on over to our website to view our fine gallery of sculptures, fountains and garden accessories.

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

There is something peaceful about a garden. Sure, the time required to plant, grow and weed can be daunting. However, all that effort is worth while when you are able to take a step back and appreciate all the hard work. Statue.com offers a wide variety of accents to make your garden even more beautiful and tranquil.

1.) Cotswold Cottage: This gorgeous little cottage will provide a home for nesting song birds, which will add natures sweet song to your garden. Complete with a solid copper roof, pitched pleasingly high, with a patina yielding forever-after beauty

Cotswold Cottage Bird House

2.) English Rose Cottage Storage Sculpture: The spirit of the old world cottage is shown in its purest form in these handcrafted, weather durable garden accessories. Beauty and function come together in this collectible English Rose Cottage. This cottage has a removable roof, making them fun to use a lantern, key keep or storage for small garden tools. This cottage is part of a collection; be sure to check out the other adorable cottages.

English Rose Cottage

3.) Acorn Bootbrush: What better tool to keep at your garden’s gate then a boot brush? Keep the dirt in the garden and out of your home by investing in this handy, decorative accent.

Acorn Bootbrush

4.) Brass Armillary Sundial: Another functional but also atheistic pleasing tool, this sundial would be the perfect accent to any garden.

Brass Armillary Sundial

5.) Bench With Verona Legs Grand Size: No Garden is complete with a bench were you rest and enjoy all the hard work gardens require. This heavyweight bench held by two Classic Verona bases rest could easily be the focus of  your garden. This heirloom quality bench is hand poured and finished  to a color of your choice. Meticulously crafted, this heavyweight, durable cast stone piece is the finest available here or abroad.

Bench With Verona Legs Grand Size

To view our fine gallery of garden accents, 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

 

With the first day of summer upon us we thought we would share our top five Statue.com summer favorites.

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Tiki Sculpted Table Set & Stools Bar Height

Summer is not complete without pool parties and BBQ’s. This Tiki Table and Stools would complete any party and be a great conversation piece. A definite summer time party necessity!

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Reproduction of Louis Comfort Tiffany Summer Landscape

One of Tiffany’s favorite themes, the colors in this glass piece catches the essence of summer time.  His landscapes were one of his most beloved productions. This lovely freestanding Summer panel on wood stand would capture light beautifully in any sun-room. Statue.com is particularly proud of this reproduction which captures the subtle hues and luminous quality of the glass interpreted by Tiffany.

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Drinking The Rain Toad Weather Gauge Statue

Summers in our neck-of-the-woods bring on fabulous thundershowers. We love this fun and functional toad sculpted by George Carruth  for our backyard to gauge just how much rain is falling from the sky.  It’s hard to hold back a smile when this little fellow has a mouthful of rain water. A perfect gift for gardeners or anyone else who enjoys keeping an eye on the weather. Display outdoors during the summer, or indoors as a candle holder in the winter.

4.)

Single Daisy Wall Plaque Sculpture

Daisies bring to mind wild open fields and the warmth of summer. Notice this sculpture has an inchworm, butterfly and ladybug to complete a summery meadow scene. The vertical shape of this plaque allows it to fit into any space. This would be a thoughtful gift for a gardener or anyone who enjoys nature.

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Summer Solstice Wall Plaque Sculpture

The warmth of this Summer Solstice Wall Plaque Sculpture will radiate on any pool deck or shine on any garden. No summer would be complete without it! Larger than some of our other sun faces, this fellow really makes a statement, even from a distance. You can’t deny his sunny smile has a memorable charm!

For more ideas to brighten your living space head on over to our website http://www.statue.com. If you have a decor piece in mind but cannot find it on the website feel free to contact us.

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!

What is your favorite garden statue?

We love how neat and functional sundials are. Did you know the use of sundials dates back to 3500 BC? Talk about old school!

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As one passes a Lawn Jockey in someones yard, welcoming us up to the front door, what are our thoughts? Do we simply think what a lovely statue? or does one wonder what is its history? Why a jockey? what did he represent? why is he black or white?

One of the stories surrounding the Lawn Jockey is that on a icy cold December night  in 1776  George Washington wanted to cross the Delaware to launch a surprise attack on the British in Trenton. An African-American little young boy wanted to fight the Redcoats too but Washington deemed him too young. He ordered him to stay and guard the horses making sure to keep the lantern burning so that the troops would know where to return. The story goes that many hours later when the troops returned, so devoted to Washington was this young bo, that he had not moved from his position and he had frozen on the spot, with the lantern frozen in his hand. George Washington was so moved by his devotion that he had a statue created to commemorate the “Faithful Groomsman” and he stands in Grave’s honor on the General’s estate in Mount Vernon.

During the Civil War allot of these statues could be found on the Southern Plantations and it became known as a guiding star for the Underground Railroad. A green ribbon attached to the statues arm indicated that the house was safe and red meant danger, that the owners were NOT sympathetic to their cause.

People, not aware of the history of the Lawn Jockey, and not wanting to cause offense, started representing the statue as a white boy. So now you can find him representing both races.