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Cast Concrete Sculptures for your Home & Garden - This is Page 8 of 11 - Garden Smiles

Use Indoors or Out - Can Leave Outside Year Round - Made in the USA

Made of Weatherproof Stressed Concrete, Most have copper wire hanger on the back others stand

   

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Tom Panetta's Krisnick

Jim Shore Nativity

Big Sky Nativities

Disney by Jim Shore

Russian Father Frost

Big Sky Carvers Wedding Couple Figurine

Bearfoots by Big Sky

Old World Disney

Black Cat Copper Animals

Mooses from Big Sky

Heart Gifts - Teresa Thibault

Winnie the Pooh Porcelain

Doggie Stuff

Allison Weaver Story Book Characters

Carruth Garden Sculptures

Kitras Glass

Meadowbrooke Gourds

Prairie Dance Sculptures

Jim Shore Angels

Old World Santas

Kay Bryant

Christmas Ornaments

August Moon Characters

Kathy Taylor's Mule Barn Gourds

August Moon Angelwings

Home Grown Veggie Animals

August Moon Wall Plaques

Jim Shore Santas

Big Sky Carvers Christmas

August Moon Christmas

Russian Nesting Dolls

Jim Shore Halloween

Tom Panetta's Krisnick

August Moon Halloween

Bethany Lowe Halloween

Jim Shore Nursery Rhyme

Meadowbrooke Gourds

Ned Young Figures

August Moon Tinware

(Hang or has garden stake)

Jim Shore Disney

Jim Shore Disney

Bearington Bears

Disney Classics

 

Karen Hahn Angels

Foundations

Comic & Curious Cats

Linda Jane Smith

"D" is for Dog

"C" is for Cat

Ned Young

 

Jim Shore Thanksgiving

Jim Shore Animals

Home Accents

David Eldreth

Redware & Salt Glaze Pottery

Keepers of the Light

Plate & Bowl Stands-Racks

Carol Enders

Warren Kimble Art

Bonnie Grilli Art

Brandywine School of Art

Large Clocks - upto 38"

Other Stuff

Polish Stoneware

Terre`e Provence

Nicholas Mosse

Geribi - Deruta Italian

SUD of Provence

Revol

Bread Boards

Edge Grain Cutting Boards

Tin Woodsman

Pewter Spoon & Cup Sets

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Cast Concrete Sculptures for your Home & Garden - Page 8 of 11 - Garden Smiles

Use Indoors or Out - Can Leave Outside Year Round - Made in the USA

It all began in 1980 when George Carruth accepted a job sculpting products for American Greeting Cards in Cleveland, Ohio. Care Bears, Strawberry Shortcake, Ziggy, and other licensed characters were the starting point of a sculpting career that began when George was 28 years old. Before sculpting, his career had been in advertising. But now that he had found his niche in sculpting, other doors began to open. While still at American Greetings, George turned his attention to sculpting images on rough stones found on the shores of Lake Erie and local sandstone quarries. Initially, carving images on stones with basic hand tools was simply a way to practice and refine sculpting techniques while enjoying time outdoors in the process. But his wife Deborah immediately recognized the beauty and potential value these original designs had as garden sculptures. So, with Deb's encouragement and help, George began entering and winning awards in outdoor art shows, liturgical art shows and any other opportunity to exhibit one-of-a-kind garden stones.

In 1983, George officially turned his stone carving hobby into a full time career by leaving American Greetings and launching what has now become Carruth Studio, Inc. Deb also left her job as an Occupational Therapist, to promote and organize the business end of this new endeavor. Leaving good corporate careers with benefits and job security seemed risky, especially with two young children and Deb eight months pregnant. But with the blind confidence of youth, and a short track record of success from the previous art show season, George and Deb entered every show and exhibition available that first year, 32 shows in all. While at a show in 1985, Deb was approached by the owner of a mail order gift and garden catalog. Another opportunity was presenting itself and Deb was up to the challenge. By convincing George to cast his designs in stone, multiple images of his designs could be produced and sold at more affordable prices. As a result, George's first cast piece, the cat birdbath, was featured on the cover of David Kay's Garden and Gift Catalog.

Since that time, George's designs have appeared on the covers of at least 13 other garden and gift catalogs. Commissions include designs for the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., a custom stone ornament for the White House Christmas tree, corporate gifts for Home and Garden Television and a public television documentary titled "George Carruth: American Sculptor". Larger installation pieces are mounted in an elementary school, public library, city clock tower and many private homes.

 
See the Different Styles for Home & Garden - Carruth Picture Index

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Garden Smile Birdfeeder

8"W x 10.5"H x 4.5"D  - 6.5 lbs

$ 46.50 ea

# CS-5111

Has wire on back for hanging

In Stock

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Grand Ma Nature

6.5"W x 7.75"H x 3"D  - 5 lbs

$ 39.50 ea

# CS-1164

Has wire on back for hanging

(Click on Picture to Enlarge)

Grand Pa Nature

6"W x 8"H x 3.25"D  - 6 lbs

$ 39.50 ea

# CS-1163

Has wire on back for hanging

 

Garden Smile Plaque

7.5"W x 10.5"H - 5.5 lbs

$ 41.50 ea

# CS-111

Has wire on back for hanging

In Stock

 

Grand Ma Nature (Above)

 

This old gal has plenty of spunk. Look closely to see three little birds nesting in her new party hat. She may need glasses, but it's doubtful that anything happens without her noticing. What a fun gift for bird watchers or a friend who enjoys feeding the birds. What am I thinking - it's also a great gift for Grandma!

Grand Pa Nature (Above)

We frequently hear about Mother Nature and her love for birds and animals. So there must be a Grandpa Nature! This Grandpa Nature looks like the kind gentleman down the street who always makes time to fill the bird baths and bird feeders. Seems that three little birds have discovered a few extra seeds on Grandpa's hat. Anyone who owns a Mother Nature sculpture would be surprised and delighted to have a Grandpa Nature sculpture as well. This would be a unique sculpted plaque for bird watching friends or grandparents

The Garden Smile has evolved over the years into our signature piece. As I walk around our village of Waterville, this botanical face is displayed on walls, fences, decks, entry ways, trellises, and not only on tree trunks, but way up in trees as sort of a nature spirit peering out from the branches. While creating this sculpture my goal was to capture the best of nature and mankind in a peaceful organic format. Customers send them all around the country as gifts to gardeners, or simply something peaceful and serene to hang indoors. While on vacation, I saw the Garden Smile plaque displayed on a building in a tiny fishing town on the coast of England. I guess it became our signature piece because wherever it's displayed, the warm winking smile makes everyone feel welcomed

Mother Nature Plaque

3"W x 5"H - 2 lbs

$ 31.50 ea

# CS-138

Has wire on back for hanging

In Stock

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Garden Smile Rock

6"W x 6.5"H x 7.5"D - 13 lbs

$ 44.50 ea

# CS-111R

In Stock

Bird Watcher

7"W x 10"H - 9 lbs

$ 42.50 ea

# CS-145

Has wire on back for hanging

In Stock

Ornithologist Plaque

6.25"W x 9"H - 9 lbs

$ 42.50 ea

# CS-148

Has wire on back for hanging

In Stock

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Uncle Nature Plaque

6.75"W x 8.25"H  - 5 lbs

$ 40.50 ea

# CS-147

Has wire on back for hanging

In Stock

 

Garden Sprite

5"W x 6.25"H  - 2.5 lbs

$ 34.50 ea

# CS-149

Has wire on back for hanging

In Stock

Persephone Plaque

6.25"W x 8"H  - 6 lbs

$ 40.50 ea

# CS-162

Has wire on back for hanging

In Stock

Garden Granny

5"W x 5.5"H  - 2 lbs

$ 32.50 ea

# CS-176

Has wire on back for hanging

In Stock

 

By the Bushel

8"W x 12.75"H x 6.5"D  - 18 lbs

$ 49.50 ea

# CS-5145

Has wire on back for hanging

In Stock

Entomologist Plaque

4.5"W x 6.53"H - 3.5 lbs

$ 33.50 ea

# CS-171

Has wire on back for hanging

Have one In Stock

Sorry - Discontinued

 

Flora

6"W x 4.25"H  - 3.5 lbs

$ 36.50 ea

# CS-185

Has wire on back for hanging

In Stock 

 

1058 Oh Retirement

Retirement

6"W x 5.75"H x 2.75"D  - 4 lbs

$ 36.50 ea

# CS-1058

Has wire on back for hanging

In Stock

The Garden Club

8W x 4.5"H x 1.5"D  - 5 lbs

$ 38.50 ea

# CS-1017

Has wire on back for hanging

In Stock

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Holiday Pet Parade

6.25"H x 4"H x 1.75"D 

 2 lbs

$ 35.50 ea

# CS-1177

Has wire on back for

hanging or will stand

In Stock

Fairy of Lost Things

7.25"W x 13.5"H - 12.5 lbs

$ 46.50 ea

# CS-169

Has wire on back for hanging

In Stock

Fern

4.5"W x 6.5"H  - 3.5 lbs

$ 36.50 ea

# CS-186

Has wire on back for hanging

In Stock

      350 Washington National Cathedral Noah's Ark Bookend

Washington National Cathedral

Noah's Ark Bookend

12.5"L x 9.5"H x 4.25"W

 20 lbs

$ 54.50 ea

# CS-350

Special - Pair for $ 100

Special Order Only

Takes 3 Days

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Laughing Leif

5"W x 7"H  - 4 lbs

$ 36.50 ea

# CS-199

Has wire on back for hanging

In Stock

 

Bee in Your Bonnet

5.5"W x 6"H x 2.5"D  - 5 lbs

$35.50 ea

# CS-1014

Has wire on back for hanging

In Stock

 

Too Much Fun

6"W x 8.25"H  - 6.5 lbs

$ 41.50 ea

# CS-195

Has wire on back for hanging

Special Order Only

The Gatekeeper

5.5"W x 6.5"H x 2.5"D  - 4 lbs

$ 35.50 ea

# CS-1015

Has wire on back for hanging

Special Order Only

Keep Out

7"W x 10"H  - 9 lbs

$ 42.50 ea

# CS-197

Has wire on back for hanging

In Stock

Garden Grouch

6.75"W x 8.25"H  - 9.5 lbs

$ 39.50 ea

# CS-198

Has wire on back for hanging

In Stock

See the Different Styles for Home & Garden - Carruth Picture Index

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