Loss is an unfortunate part of life. Today, All Souls Day serves as a day to memorialize those who have passed. Although, those who have experienced loss understand that one day dedicated to the memory of a loved one is not necessary as those memories are carried in hearts for a lifetime.

Small Bench – Gone But Not Yet Forgotten

Having a physical place to reflect on those memories daily can bring great about much comfort. Our garden benches can be personalized and make a comforting gift for a grieving heart. All of our benches are stone as opposed to concrete garden benches. Cast stone material is much more durable and weather resistant choice.

Head on over to Statue.com to see other memorial items. 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.

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

 

Did you know there are only 10 Fridays left until Christmas? Yikes! Where is the time going!? Around Statue.com we start to think about the holiday season a little earlier. Quite a few of our sculptures are made to order. This means it takes a little longer for our items to ship but for good reason: great quality.

Eternity Cross Garden Statue 38.5

Eternity Cross Garden Statue 38.5″ High

For example the Eternity Cross Garden Statue, a Statue.com favorite, takes 3-4 weeks to ship. If you ordered this statue today, you would receive it sometime mid November. While considering gifts this upcoming season we encourage you to consider the shipping time to receive your sculpture or fountain.

Head on over to Statue.com to see other great gift ideas. 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.

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

One of our favorite holidays at Statue.com is coming up. You’re probably thinking ‘Halloween,’ right? While it is true we do love Halloween, there is another holiday near and dear to our heart, Veterans Day. Every year Edwardsville, the town we are located in, hosts a Veteran’s Day Parade. We throw a big party at the Bohm Building, which is along the parade route, to celebrate and thank those who have served in the military. We are so grateful for those and their loved ones who have made this sacrifice.

Armed Forces Military Branches Sculptures Set of Five

We are also very proud to offer a unique array of Military Statuary to honor those who have served. Our Cast Stone Military Sculptures are made in the USA, honoring American workers as well as service men and women. Our cast stone pieces are durable and will stand the test of time indoors or out.

Head on over to Statue.com to see our entire collection of Patriotic Sculptures. 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.

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

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

It has been downright chilly the past couple of days. As temperatures continue to get colder, it is time to start thinking about caring and prepping your concrete statues for that dreaded ‘W’ word, winter. Concrete is porous by nature. Think about what happens to sidewalks as water freezes. When this happens cracks form and get bigger as the water expands and contracts.

Labrador Dog Garden Statue by Henri

Labrador Dog Garden Statue by Henri

For the most part, our fine artisans have taken the shifting of temperatures and conditions into account. Temperature alone will not harm the statues. Cast stone statues are composed of a concrete mix  that contains fiber and mechanical additives which enhance the elastic qualities of the concrete. Nonetheless, Mother Nature is a destructive force and one must take caution when it comes to ice. If you live in an area that is prone to ice and snow it best to take sculptures and birdbaths inside.

If you are unable to store indoors we recommend filling the bowl(s) of birdbaths and sculptures with absorbent materials such as Henri Underlay, burlap bags, blankets, etc. We then advise covering the entire sculpture or birdbath with a Henri Fountain Cover. The idea is that if condensation forms on the inside of the cover, it will be absorbed by the material adding another layer of protection. We also recommend not allowing pedestals and statuary to sit in pools of ice.

Stay tuned for our next blog on getting your fountains prepared for winter.

Head on over to Statue.com to see our entire collection of durable concrete statuary. 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

 

Seems like just a couple of weeks ago we were writing about the dog days of summer. Time goes by so fast, tomorrow marks the first day of Autumn. Of course with Fall comes Halloween. In our book, it is never too early to start thinking about Halloween decorations. With Autumn knocking on our door, that means October is coming upon us quickly. What better way to celebrate the changing of seasons than to share with you our favorite Halloween inspired, spooky pieces.

Dragon Skull Large Statue

Okay, honestly this sculpture is not limited to just Halloween. In fact it would look pretty cool on a bookshelf. However, we love the idea of spreading some fake cobwebs over the top and surrounding the sculpture with candles to set the Halloween mood.

Dragon Skull Large Statue

Dragon Skull Large Statue

A Gothic Sentinel Gargoyle Garden Sculpture

Gargoyles were said to ward of evil spirits and were commonly found outside of Gothic churches. When the haunts are out, rest assured this guy will do more than ward off evil spirits. Yet another sculpture that would look great in a garden or home year around.

A Gothic Sentinel Gargoyle Garden Sculpture

A Gothic Sentinel Gargoyle Garden Sculpture

Cat With Mask Halloween Sculpture

This cat sculpture is on the more cute side than spooky. However, it is a Halloween stable and a favorite year, after year. If you love this guy, we have a cat sculpture for almost any occasion.

Cat With Mask Halloween Sculpture

Cat With Mask Halloween Sculpture

These are just three of our Halloween favorites. Be sure to check out our Halloween Pinterest board for more inspiration.

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. Have questions about our casting material, 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.

We’d love to hear from you!

~Kristen

Hello there! We are continuing our series on sculpture casting materials. In this blog we will discuss and give you some examples of Tuffstone.

Boreas The North Wind Bust Sculpture

Boreas The North Wind Bust Sculpture

When it comes to plaster casting, Tuffstone is the crème de la crème. No other quality is comparable  in the world of plaster casting. What makes Tuffstone so superior? Well, one positive aspect is it’s great durability without the chalkiness that is found in other plaster compounds. Despite the great durability we do not recommend Tuffstone pieces for outdoor use. Another aspect that sets Tuffstone apart is the availability of other finishes. Note the rustic finish of the Boreas the North Wind Bust Sculpture, if the cast were a traditional plaster this finish would not be possible.

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. Have questions about our casting material, 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.

We’d love to hear from you!

~Kristen