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Friendship brings the sun... and flowers bloom!Sunshine$23.00Description
“Everyone knows somebody that lights up a room when she or he walks in. You’re always happy to see that person — it’s somebody who captures the essence of life — who’s fun to be around — who brings energy and light. Like when the sun comes out! When I’m outside on a cloudy day and feel the sun on my skin, it makes me want to turn my face up to embrace it — just like a sunflower. My sister Karen who helps me on Willow Tree was the inspiration for this piece; she raises my spirits. This piece is for those people who enrich your life every day.”
Like our friendship... vibrant and ever-constantBloom$23.00Description
“Calla lilies are a fresh surprise – uplifting in shape; invigorating in color. I wanted to express their vibrancy with a gradation of color that builds, starting as limey green, morphing to beautiful coral, tinged with wine. And calla lilies also have a long blooming season… So the qualities of this flower represent supportive, constant friendship. The kind of friend who stays by our side, lifting our spirits through the best and the worst.”
So much love!Abundance$23.00Description
“I think that a rose is one of the most beautiful natural objects that we can – carefully – hold in our hands. We enjoy the intoxicating scent, the silk-velvet touch, the perfect form. They unfold and give forth their fragrance; they’re intimate and draw you in…
“So this piece could be a gift to a mother or friend or Valentine, or someone you’re wishing well. Sometimes it’s nice to give a gift to let someone know that they are a gift in your life.
“I wanted the bouquet to be overflowing – more than enough – to express abundant feelings for someone, or the abundant goodness a person shares with others.”
May all your senses be filled with healing graceLavender Grace$23.00Description
“A field of lavender never fails to take my breath away. You experience lavender through all your senses – not only its aromatic fragrance, but its pure visual beauty... its form is uplifting, and the color is gorgeous. In any garden, it’s a standout. It even tastes good! Speaking as a gardener, lavender is just good for the soul – and so, it heals. I wanted this piece to be a healing piece. But it also could be seen as a piece about strength. She’s looking up; her stance is strong and uplifted, like lavender. I named her Lavender Grace... perhaps she could remind you of someone who exemplifies a life of beauty and grace.”
Your friendship is truly goldenTruly Golden$20.00Description
“Gold is a symbol of preciousness; the things we value. The knotted gold chain can represent a very special friendship which has endured and grown richer over the years.”
Abundant love surrounds youSurrounded by Love Musical$40.00Description
Turns and plays "Let me call you sweetheart"
Music and movement transform this full-scale, beloved figure. The hand-painted base elevates the figure while it turns beautifully to classic, familiar melodies.
Let me call you sweetheart turns this Musical gift into a romantic way to say I Love You to a special person. For anniversaries, engagements, weddings, Valentine’s Day, birthdays… or whenever the time is right!
Holding thoughts of you closelyForget-me-not$23.00Description
“Forget-me-not is a thinking of you piece, with a universal message. She represents timeless friendship and love that spans any distance. She’s also another flower to add to the garden of colorful figures that include Sunshine, Beautiful Wishes, Surrounded by Love, Bloom and Happiness.”
Forever true, forever friendsFriendship$15.00Description
Plaques are classic forms in carved bas relief that can be hung on the wall or on a shelf using a Plaque Stand (sold separately).
Friendship is the sweetest gift!Friendship$20.00Description
Walk with me. And along the way, we'll share... everythingMy sister, my friend$37.00Description
“A sister can save your life. A safety net. You never laugh harder than when you’re laughing with your sisters... or very close dear friends. You share the same history; the inside jokes that no one else would understand in the same way. A sister knows your faults and somehow puts up with them, and loves you in spite of them.
“I have two sisters – one nearby and one farther away. When I’m with either one, or both, the walks we take and the talks we have are like one long ongoing conversation... we cover all subjects about anything and everything. By my side, my sisters are with me, in the present moment. This piece is about the rich and sustaining, comfortable constancy of lifelong friends.”
Open hearts, sharing souls, trusted friendsHeart and Soul$34.00Description
“Totally inspired by my two sisters and my very good girlfriends … that I can pour my heart out to!"
Bringing forth a garden of love and beautyAngel of the Garden$20.00Description
You're simply a joy in my life
“I like to walk in the tangles of my garden and discover little jewels that pop up or volunteer through the weeds. Usually not planned or cultivated, these colorful surprises never fail to make me smile. Like a spur-of-the-moment visit from a good friend who makes me laugh, these spontaneous happenings, however simple, can bring so much joy.”
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Submitted by Joyce in Brazil, August 2016
My name is Joyce, my long distance boyfriend sent me this piece for my b-day. I know he carefully chose this one. He says that's the feeling he gets from little things i do for him to feel loved everyday. I loved it, it's so beautiful and delicate! God bless your talent!Read More >
Submitted by Shahed Sohrabi in Iran, September 2015
I am photographer in Iran and I fell in love with these sculptures since I saw them. As a photographer I can say that it's very hard to take a photo of the people that the focus is on their feelings and impression but unbelievably these little creatures are showing the exact feeling even without faces. This is the photo that i shoot from the simple joy. http://www.willowtree.com/Simple-Joys/27242 hope you like it as well.Read More >
Submitted by Josefine in Stockholm, Sweden, August 2015
Yesterday I showed my sister's boyfriend Pablo and his mother Ana around, visiting small tourists shops in the oldest parts of Stockholm. In one of the stores Ana decided to do a little shopping. We had both commented on how much we love the Willow Tree angels and other pieces, and I noticed that she picked one of them, then headed to the cashier to pay. I was happy, like I always am when someone shares my adoration for them - in my opinion everyone should have at least one of them! An hour later we had lunch, and when we were done Ana handed me a bag, and in it was "Simple Joys". Ana told me that she had bought two pieces; one for herself and one for me, so that whenever we'd look at them we'd think of each other. It was such a beautiful gesture and surely something that will lead to "Simple Joys" every time I see it. More people ought to think about such nice ways to keep loved ones in mind! I truly feel that this is part of the true spirit within these lovely pieces! Thank you so much!Read More >
Submitted by Joy in Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia, August 2015
Hello and thank you for this delicate creation! My young daughter and I were window shopping and we both said at the same time "Wow, I like that one! Isn't it pretty?!" I have been benefitting from yoga and relaxation techniques for the mind this year and this figurine reminds me that every person has special gifts to offer. We can feel fulfilled when we reflect on our gifts, cultivate them and use them daily for ours and others' benefit. We have set this pretty girl on our breakfast bench to remind us daily to give thanks and be confident to use and offer our gifts to the best each day. Thank you for YOUR gift in creating such beauty! Love from Joy and LanaRead More >
Submitted by Tracie Lane in Beechgrove Tenn, March 2015
I received 'simple joys' in Janurary 2015 from a dear friend.We have shared alot of joys over the years,one being ,.have had the pleasure of sharing the life of her sister and my best friend Carleen.Although she is in Heaven now she still brings joy to those who know her.And when I lost my mom in December of 2014 this was a gift from the heart to me. With the purple flowers which also remind me of February which me and Mom both have birthdays,it will always remind me of the happy things in life , the love of my mom and love of God sent friends. Thank you for Simple Joys!!!!!!Read More >
Submitted by kalicia in Tacoma, WA, May 2014
I was in the hospital recently, and my mother stopped by to visit me and she brought this sweet figurine by with her. It had reminded her of me, i guess. Flowers have always been my thing and my favorite color is purple. I fell in love with it instantly. It may have reminded my mom of me, however it will always remind me of her. My mother who knows me so well, and is so quick to bring me something uplifting, to add comfort even if she can't always be there in person. A totem, as symbolism is important to me, very precious to me.Read More >
Submitted by Melanie B in Lynn, NC, June 2013
I just HAD to order Simple Joys the moment I saw her on your site. I have all the others I call "Flower Girls" so when you came out with her I was SO excited! I received her in the mail just the other day and she did bring me joy! She has joined her other "Flower Girl" sisters! Thank you for creating such beautiful moments!Read More >
- Name: Simple Joys
- Materials: resin
- Measurements: 5.5"h
- Sentiment: You're simply a joy in my life
- Dust with soft cloth or soft brush. Avoid water or cleaning solvents.