Hammered Copper Ginkgo Branch Wall Sculpture...Since dinosaur days, the tree that Darwin called a "living fossil" has represented longevity and endurance to cultures around the world. Relatively unchanged for over 270 million years, the ginkgo is a testament to survivability. In fact, four ginkgos survived the Hiroshima bombings and flourish there to this day
Copper Maple Tree Wall Sculpture...The maple leaf is the symbol of Canada, but love of the maple doesn’t end at the Canadian border. Maples are a favorite shade tree in the US, providing some of our richest fall colors. Children love playing with its "helicopter" seeds. Native Americans say the tree loves attention from humans, and folklore says that a baby carried beneath its foliage will be healthy, with a long life. And no tree makes better syrup!
Porcelain Coffee Mugs & Dessert Plates...Love coffee? Thank Kaldi, a goatherd from the 15th century Ethiopian Kingdom of Kaffa. His goats were more energetic when they ate certain berries. Kaldi ate some, and felt invigorated, too. He took the berries to a Muslim holy man who disapproved, and threw them into a fire. The resulting aroma was so divine that Kaldi snatched the berries from the fire and put them in water to stop their burning. Voila—coffee!