Simple Separate Deliberate Kingdom


This is a favorite – This piece was a surprise gift from a loving wife to her dear husband for their Wedding Anniversary. The text on this Wall Art is rooted in one of our favorite ministries – Highlands Ministries.

Highlands Ministries exists to help Christians
live more simple, separate, and deliberate lives
to the glory of God and for the building of His kingdom.


We enjoyed being part of such a lovely Anniversary gift and making new friends along the way.

What would you liked carved on your inspirational Wall Art?

Jim & Rebecca

Unique Serving Tray – What Does it Symbolize?


We are so grateful to our client for this information and for her kind words.  Here is the explanation which our client provided to us about this very unique Serving Tray –

The tray is lovely and will be a unique gift for this couple. I promised to let you know the origin of the drawing, so here it is.

The couple are both from Bremen Germany, the home of the Bremen musicians which is what the four animals are stacked on top of each other. There is a children’s story about them you can look up and they are a prominent icon and statue in Bremen. We could have chosen the founder, Roulan, whose statue is nearby the musicians, but he is not anywhere as well known outside of Germany and not nearly as cute!


The Bremen musicians are on top of Table Mountain in Cape Town South Africa, where the bride’s family has roots and a home and where the couple was married during a residency for medical school for the bride in August.

On the left is one of the towers of the H. B. Plant Hotel, now the University of Tampa, in Tampa Florida, where the bride’s family also has a residence, the couple vacation here often and the bride had another medical residency here also.

So what the artist did was combine the notable features of each place in the world, which we selected, that the couple has ties to jointly.

The wood is fabulous and the translation of the sketch to the wood is very well done. I hope the couple likes it as much as everyone else!

You were very easy to work with and accommodating and responsive. Thanks for your help!

We truly want our clients to be delighted with their custom order, and to enjoy the process of bringing their design concepts to fruition.  It is always such a joy to hear from them after they’ve received their order.

Jim & Rebecca