Happy Monday, friends! Remember last week when I blogged about some of my favorite statuary? Well, I added a few more fun items to my collection! Come see my new treasures!
Last week I went to Lumberton, NC to spend a few days with my sister. I was helping her with a few projects around her house. Particularly hanging some pictures, light fixtures and a bit of painting. I’ll share a few of her photos later, but I wanted to share the place we went to buy some awesome concrete statuary.
The place is called Merritt’s Pottery and is located at 3943 Highway 701 North in Elizabethtown, NC. The store is owned by Floyd Merritt and run by the nicest guy ever, named Shannon. They pour their own statues on site using pure concrete. Other places sometimes don’t use 100% concrete, therefore don’t hold up as well. Their prices have gone up a bit since last time I visited, but are still quite reasonable. You can see from my pictures Merritt’s has quite the diverse inventory. Everything from St. Francis statues and angels to Big Foot and aliens. (Shannon said they sell a surprising number of aliens. Go figure.)
I was in search of a 3 foot tall concrete, male golfer for our yard. I want to put him in the planting bed that faces the golf course so golfers can see him when they drive past our house on the cart path. However, Merritt’s doesn’t make the male golfer on site, only the female. To me she looked a little zombie-esque so I didn’t want her. They were out of the 3-foot male golfers but they did have a 2 foot and 1 foot variety. The 2 footer was $20 (shown below) and the smaller ones only $10 each. What a bargain! So, I bought them. Isn’t he dapper?
Then, while driving around on the golf cart looking at the various statues, I stumbled upon this charming little lady fox. The fox statues come in pairs of male and female, but I thought the female was precious. We found one in perfect condition and Shannon cleaned her up for me and carefully wrapped her in burlap and put her in my car. I though of putting her out back on a concrete bench, but I think she looks perfect perched on the wrought iron bench out front. Now she can greet us and our guests as they come up the driveway. She looks like she knows a delicious secret! That face!
This little statue was $40, which I didn’t think was too bad. She wasn’t what I was looking for originally, but once I saw her, I fell in love! What should I name her? Any suggestions?
You know the saying, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, come sit by me”? Yep.
I would still like a 3 foot male golfer, so I’ll keep an eye out. There is a place in Mt. Airy that also sells statuary. I may give them a call and see if they have one before making the trek. Sadly, the demand for statuary is not as high as it once was, according to Shannon. Plus, because the pieces are so heavy, it doesn’t make sense to ship, so they can only sell locally. So, if you are in the area, go visit Merritt’s Pottery! (It’s about a 3 hour drive from Denver, NC) They will let you drive around their huge inventory yard in a golf cart, and when you find something you like, they will clean it up and load it for you. In addition to statuary, they carry urns, fountains, bird baths, stepping-stones, and finials. They will also custom paint anything for you for a small additional fee. And, they are the nicest folks!
Are you in the market for a huge concrete dinosaur? They have them! Lots of them. I can’t begin to imagine how much these must weigh?
Personally, I love lion statures. These are so majestic, but heavy! The lion statues probably weigh around 200 pounds a piece!
The adorable dog statues were hard to pass up…
I’m not sure which breed this pup is, but he almost came home with me. I bet if I put him on the dock at the lake, it would scare away the geese and ducks! (When Lacey is not there, of course.) Alas, I had my small SUV and not the big truck, so I was restricted on my weight limit. But isn’t he precious?
These pineapples remind me of my beautiful daughter-in-law. And who doesn’t love pineapples? Not only are they delicious, but are also the symbol of hospitality and friendship.
And my older son loves elephants. Wouldn’t this look cute in a backyard play ground?
My sister and I had a great time driving around Merritt’s Pottery yard and picking up a few things. Even though I didn’t find my golfer, I am so pleased with my lady fox and tiny golfers! Do you love concrete statuary, too? If so, please share your favorites! I hope you have a wonderful day! Thank you for stopping by. xoxo Dell