Archive for November, 2011


5% OFF All Coastal Sculptures +Free Shipping +Free Gift Wrapping

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

5% OFF All Coastal Sculptures +Free Shipping +Free Gift Wrapping November 30th – December 14th.

Christmas Holiday Coastal Art Sale + Free Shipping

Christmas Holiday Coastal Art Sale + Free Shipping

Looking for something coastal to add as a piece of decor to a special friend or family member?  Well, now is the perfect time to be shopping for Chase Allen’s handcrafted Iron Fish coastal wall hung sculptures because all art is 5% OFF now through December 14th.  To make the deal a little sweeter, add in FREE SHIPPING and FREE GIFT WRAPPING!  Go with an original gift this year.  You can’t go wrong with a one-of-a-kind piece of coastal art this holiday season.

5% OFF Christmas Holiday Sales includes all mermaid art, mermaid sculptures, fish art, fish sculptures, stingray sculptures, blue crab sculptures, & lobster sculptures.

coastal bathroom and sculptures

coastal bathroom and sculptures

The Iron Fish Gallery - Specializing in handcrafting coastal wall hung sculptures out of steel!

November 30th – December 14th

Handcrafted Coastal Decor Gifts -Black Friday Discounts, Small Business Saturday Sale, Cyber Monday Holiday Discount

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Handcrafted Coastal Decor Gifts -Black Friday Discounts, Small Business Saturday Sale, Cyber Monday Holiday Discount


New coastal Gift certificate

New coastal Gift certificate

15% OFF all Iron Fish Chase Allen designed coastal decor sculptures Black Friday November 25th-Cyber Monday November 28th.

coastal art free gift wrapping

coastal art free gift wrapping

Shop from home this Thanksgiving and find the most unique handcrafted holiday gifts possible!  Free shipping and free gift wrapping on all Christmas gifts!  15% off this Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday!!!

coastal mermaid art

coastal mermaid art

15% OFF-Celebrating 10 Years of Handcrafting Coastal Sculptures

Monday, November 21st, 2011

15% OFF-Celebrating 10 Years of Handcrafting Coastal Sculptures

Happy Holiday Shopping everyone!  This year, for the first time ever, in an attempt to keep up with the retail giants of the world, I am offering 15% OFF all of my Iron Fish sculptures from Black Friday through Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.   Thanks to all of my customers for 10 AWESOME years!

black friday 15% OFF discount

black friday 15% OFF discount

The Iron Fish Gallery – 10 Years of specializing in handcrafted coastal wall hung sculptures

Daufuskie Island’s Iron Fish Wants Your Holiday Business!

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Hello All,

I wanted to let all of my faithful Daufuskie Island customers know that  this coming Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, for the first time ever, all Iron Fish sculptures at the Daufuskie Iron Fish Gallery will be discounted 15%!!!!!!!!!

I hope that everyone opts to shop on Daufuskie this upcoming Thanksgiving weekend.  You are certain to miss all of the traffic and long lines plus, you will be purchasing a one of a kind holiday gift!

If you are in fact buying gifts for someone and need it shipped, simply explain the order in the Iron Fish sign in log on the front porch and I will call you for details when I arrive back on the island.  Many of you may not know that I have developed a very nice gift wrapping option which I am offering for FREE this holiday season!  Click here to view sample: http://www.ironfishart.com/index.php/special-packaging

Many thanks to you all for 10 awesome years!

Chase Allen

the iron fish

the iron fish

Established December of 2001

Holiday Shopping-Black Friday-Small Business Saturday & Cyber Monday

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Reason 11 of why to shop from the comfort of your own home this Black Friday-Small Business Saturday & Cyber Monday:

With todays technology, you don’t need to go anywhere to do your Christmas shopping.  All holiday shopping has changed with a MAJOR trend towards ONLINE shopping!

Don’t ignore the data!

  • U.S. online retail reached $175 billion in 2007 and is projected to grow to $335 billion by 2012. Despite strength in overall online retail numbers, there is no denying that ecommerce is beyond its earlier years of unbridled growth. (Source: Forrester Research; U.S. Ecommerce Forecast: 2008 To 2012)
  • According to the survey, 212 million shoppers visited stores and websites over Black Friday weekend, up from 195 million last year. People also spent more, with the average shopper this weekend spending $365.34, up from last year’s $343.31. Total spending reached an estimated $45.0 billion. (Source: NRF; Black Friday weekend 2011)
  • The report forecasts that ecommerce revenue will grow to $680 billion worldwide up 18.9 percent from 2010 revenue. Online retail commerce in the U.S. alone will grow 13.2 percent to $187 billion. J.P. Morgan anticipates that global ecommerce revenue will hit a whopping $963 billion by 2013. (Source: J.P. Morgan via TechCrunch; Global E-Commerce Revenue To Grow By 19 Percent In 2011 To $680B by Leena Rao)
  • Eighty-four percent of consumers intend to spend less or the same amount while shopping as compared to last year. Breaking down the data, GfK reports that a stunning 40 percent of American households will spend less this year, while 44 percent will mirror their spending from 2010. Only 11 percent plan to spend more. (Source: 2011 Holiday Shopping Survey; GfK Custom Research North America)
  • Consumers will spend less on gifts and seasonal goods this Christmas, according to the NRF’s 2011 Holiday Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey. The average spend is forecast to be $14 less than last year at $704.18. (Source: National Retail Federation via BizReport; NRF decreases festive season consumer spending forecast by Helen Leggatt)
  • Fifty-two percent of consumers plan to spend $500 or more on gifts this season. Thirty-six percent said they will spend less than $500, and 12 percent indicated that they do not have a budget. Conducted from Sept. 7-15, 2011, the survey includes responses from 3,070 U.S. online shopping consumers (Source: Pricegrabber; Winter Holiday Shopping Survey)
  • Deloitte’s retail and distribution practice expects total holiday sales to reach between $873 and $877 billion, representing a 2.5 to 3 percent increase in November through January holiday sales, excluding motor vehicles and gasoline, over last season. (Source: Deloitte; Deloitte Forecasts a 2.5 to 3 Percent Increase in Holiday Sales)
  • Seventy two percent of U.S. consumers expect their holiday spending to be “careful” or “controlled” in 2011. While 88 percent of shoppers intend to spend the same or less than last year, 71 percent of those respondents earning more than $100,000 expect to spend more than $500 on gifts this holiday season. (Accenture; Annual Consumer Holiday Shopping Study)
  • A whopping 71 percent of consumers earning less than $100,000 per year are planning to trim back their spending this holiday season. In addition, 74 percent of consumers will be spending less than $800 in total on the holidays and 73 percent will begin shopping before Dec. 1. (Source: SymphonyIRI Group; Holiday Shopping 2011)
  • 2010 Research: The 2010 online holiday shopping season was a memorable one in which we saw spending rebound strongly from the recession of 2008 and 2009. Retail ecommerce spending for the entire November – December 2010 holiday season reached $32.6 billion, marking a 12-percent increase versus last year and an all-time record for the season. (Source: comScore; Ecommerce spending for November – December 2010)
  • 2010 Research:  As the 2011 holiday season approaches, data from comScore’s Q2 2011 found that ecommerce sales in 2010 reached $43 billion. Looking back at last year’s trends, these are the top holiday spending days, with Cyber Monday coming in at number one. (Source: GoDataFeed; Stand Out this Holiday Season)

With the newly dubbed “Small Business Saturday”, don’t think of getting to the stores, there are plenty of small businesses online.  Help them compete with the retail giants this 2011 holiday season!

DIY Project: Seashell Napkin Rings

Friday, November 18th, 2011

coastal decor

Looking to infuse a little natural coastal style to your holiday setting? Try these DIY seashell napkin rings featured on Design Sponge. The directions look pretty simple and easy to follow. The result is a touch of Nature’s beauty added to the table that all at your holiday gathering are sure to enjoy.

Image via Design Sponge

NEW** Mahi Mahi aka “Dolphin” Wall Mount Trophy Sculpture

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

NEW!!!!

Mahi Mahi aka “Dolphin” Wall Mount Trophy Sculpture


NEW** Mahi Mahi aka "Dolphin" Wall Mount Trophy Sculpture-$425

NEW** Mahi Mahi aka "Dolphin" Wall Mount Trophy Sculpture-$425

Visit www.ironfishart.com in the permanent collection category to purchase.

4ft Wall Mount Mahi Mahi/Dolphin Trophy Sculpture–-–$425 w/ free shipping

5ft Wall Mount Mahi Mahi/Dolphin Trophy Sculpture —-$525 w/ free shipping

6ft Wall Mount Mahi Mahi/Dolphin Trophy Sculpture–-–$625 w/ free shipping


mahi mahi dolphin wall mount trophy

mahi mahi dolphin wall mount trophy

This is the perfect gift for that fishing enthusiast who would rather release or eat than stuff their latest mahi mahi /dolphin trophy catch.  All fishing anglers love this handcrafted sculpture.  You can’t go wrong!!!


The Iron Fish Gallery – Specializing in handcrafting coastal art sculptures

Black Friday -Cyber Monday Discounts – More reasons to shop from home this holiday season

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Black Friday -Cyber Monday

REASONS 6-10 to shop from home this holiday season

mahi mahi dophin wall mount sculpture

4ft mahi mahi dophin wall mount sculpture-$425

Reason 6: Stay away from hostile shoppers and drink hot tea while sitting in front of your computer.

Reason 7: You will be buying a memorable gift this holiday season.

Reason 8: Avoid the traffic and long lines.  I know I am repeating this one but it is VERY important to keep the holiday cheer!

Reason 9: Get the same savings with out the hassle.

Reason 10: Have your holiday gifts shipped free directly to your house and if purchasing a coastal sculpture from The Iron Fish, enjoy free gift wrapping!

Shop online this Black Friday- Cyber Monday and save on time and money!!!  Shop from the comfort of your own home and while your at it, don’t waste any time on gift wrapping either….we got it covered!  Don’t forget reason # 1 to shop at ironfishart.com this BLACK FRIDAY-CYBER MONDAY….15% off ALL coastal sculptures.

coastal bathroom with crab sculpture-$215 w/ free shipping

coastal bathroom with crab sculpture

The Iron Fish- Specializing in handcrafted coastal sculptures shipped direct!

2011 BLACK FRIDAY-TOP 5 REASONS TO SHOP ONLINE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON ON BLACK FRIDAY

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

TOP 5 REASONS TO SHOP ONLINE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON ON BLACK FRIDAY 2011

reason #1– Avoid the long lines that lead you to buying an un-original gift that will simply not be remembered.

reason #2–Many small businesses with a web presence are offering discounts too but they can’t exactly spend millions to advertise/communicate this to you.  Many small businesses with a web presence are offering discounts too but they can’t exactly spend millions to advertise/communicate this to you.  November 25th-28th which is BLACK FRIDAY through CYBER MONDAY, all Chase Allen “iron fish” coastal sculptures will be discounted %15!!!!

reason #3–You don’t want to lose your holiday cheer getting stuck in lines and traffic.

reason #4-- Avoiding the retail giants this 2011 Black Friday will allow you to spend more time relaxing with your family.

reason #5–35% of the american population does their holiday shopping online.  Look for free shipping and gift wrapping….you can’t lose!

Don’t worry, reasons 5-10 for why you should shop online with the small businesses this BLACK FRIDAY are forth coming!

stingray sculpture- $295

stingray sculpture- $295

free holiday gift wrapping

free holiday gift wrapping

All free holiday shipping is handled by UPS.

2011 BLACK FRIDAY---Shop online, avoid lines, support small businesses!

The Iron Fish Gallery–Specializing in handcrafting steel in to wall hung coastal sculptures

Bold Beach House Decor

Monday, November 14th, 2011

bold living room

With it’s vibrant color scheme and bold furnishings and accessories, this South Carolina vacation home has style to spare. The pops of red even continue out onto the patio! Now I personally enjoy surfboards used in decor, however, I think beach house wall art from the Iron Fish would work better in this particular space. A large lobster sculpture or “cooked” crab art would fit nicely with the unique personality of the room. What do you think?

lobster art

Lobster Sculpture from Iron Fish Art

red crab sculpture

Crab Sculpture from Iron Fish Art

First image via Coastal Living
Lobster Art and Crab Art images from Iron Fish Art