The principles of winter fountain care are very similar to caring for your concrete garden statuary. You will want to fill the bowls of the fountain with absorbent materials such as Henri Underlay, burlap bags, blankets, etc. We also recommend covering your fountain with a fountain cover, such as a Henri Fountain Cover. In general you will want to avoid allowing water to collect and freeze in the bowls of fountain. You will also want to avoid allowing the pedestal of your fountain to sit in frozen water.

Joli Square Modern Garden Fountain

Joli Square Modern Garden Fountain

Another precaution we recommend with fountain winter preparation is taking out the pump and storing the pump inside. You can also use this as an opportunity to clean your fountain pump. To clean, remove front pump housing. Brush and/or wipe clean the inside of the housing and the pump’s inner face. Remove the impeller and shaft and rinse, using warm vinegar water or Henri Lime Remover to remove any hard water calcium deposits. Reassemble impeller and housing in reverse order. Take care not to open the sealed pump case protecting the motor. Also, avoid subjecting the pump to strong chemicals or harsh water conditions.

Following these recommendations will ensure enjoyment of your fountain for years to come.

Head on over to Statue.com to see our entire collection of fountains. If you have something in mind but cannot find it on the website, feel free to contact us. Have questions maintaining your statues, birdbaths and fountains please get in touch! 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.

Our excellent products coupled with our outstanding customer service ensures Statue.com is the best business for statuary and other fine goods.

We’d love to hear from you!

~Kristen

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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