Saint Patrick

Saint Patrick

I am imperfect in many things, nevertheless I want my brethren and kinsfolk to know my nature so that they may be able to perceive my soul’s desire.” ~Saint Patrick 

Saint Patrick Faux Granite Statue 24

Saint Patrick Faux Granite Statue 24″ inches high

Saint Patrick was born in Scotland around year 387. The area for which Saint Patrick grew up in was ruled by the Roman military. As a teenager he was captured by a raiding party and forced into slavery. He was taken to Ireland to tend to sheep as a Shepard. He learned the language and traditions of his captors. Ireland at this time was comprised of Druids and Pagans.

It is also during this time Saint Patrick turned to God and prayer. His captivity lasted until his early twenties, where he had a dream about escaping and returning to his family. He acted out on this dream and eventually reunited with his family.

Back in Scotland, Saint Patrick studied to become a priest. He would later return to Ireland to build churches and reform the people of Ireland. He used the famous shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity. The shamrock has been associated with him and Ireland since this time.

We hope you enjoyed  this tidbit of Saint Patrick. Stay tuned for next week’s Saint installment of the blog. In the meantime, 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

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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