Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Fantasy and magical creatures have played a big role in garden statuary for much longer than most people realize. Statues of fawns and other magical beings were put on display in temple gardens of ancient Greece, sculptures of mystical animals are commonly seen on old Mayan ruins, and the ancient Egyptians sculpted many a statue in the likeness of deities that were half human and half animal. In the Middle Ages, sculptures of gargoyles and a variety of magical beings were placed on European churches and on the ramparts of castles. Many of the statues in Victorian era gardens were also based on beings that only lived in the realm of fantasy and similar sculptures continue to be popular to this day.
While we don't think of garden gnomes and garden fairies as being based on magical beings, they most certainly are and you don't have to go all that far in the past to find cultures and societies that believed in creatures like pixies, elves, and other forms of "little folk". In fact, some people and a few cultures still believe in strange, small beings that can play tricks on the unwary and cause problems for those who fail to leave offerings or respect the sacred places where they dwell. Although you can't expect to see any of the little folk in your backyard (they are notorious for staying out of sight), it's still fun to pay homage to those tales with beautiful garden fairies like the Daydream Fairy Sculpture and the Sunflower Fairy Statue.
Find these and dozens of other detailed, enchanting fairy statues in our garden fairy statue collection.
Monday, October 7, 2013
The backyard can have a pleasing display of garden fairy statues and Greek garden statues but won't be complete until it also boasts at least one animal yard statue. Animal garden statues can add a key, natural touch that helps to complete the look of a backyard. Although a sculpted fountain gives a crowning touch to backyard decor and no garden should be without one or two elegant garden benches, animal garden sculptures showcase the stunning and dramatic beauty of nature's palette. However, once you realize that the garden could use a statue of a wild animal, which type of animal do you get?
If you are looking for "cute", you can't go wrong with a Meerkat Sculpture. While many animals look cute in their own way, the Meerkat is unbelievably and undeniably adorable. In fact, this mischievous little creature looks so cute, it can be hard to believe that it actually exists. Its tiny black paws and little black mask make this furry creature look like it's always up to no good while its big pleasing eyes and tendency to stand on its hind legs melts the heart with ease.
However, if you would rather opt for majesty and drama, forget about the Meerkat and get a stunning Tiger Sculpture! The Powerful Pounce Sumatran Tiger Statue blends fine details and beauty for a very realistic, powerful depiction of this big Asian cat.
Find high quality, realistic statues of Tigers and Meerkats at Design Toscano today.
Sunday, October 6, 2013
As everyone who has shopped for garden statuary knows, it's a challenge to find appropriate sculptures for your backyard. Although it's fairly easy to go to some big box store and find garden statues, they are usually over-priced, of poor quality, and don't look very nice. Nevertheless, many of us have opted for one of those cheap garden statues anyway because we just didn't know where else to look for them. However, that changes once you discover the wealth of garden statues at Design Toscano. The following are three of the basic reasons why so many people choose Design Toscano for resin garden statues:
Quality: You could say that we are really into decor at Design Toscano and that's why we only sell sculptures, furniture, and other items that attain a certain degree of quality. Many of our furniture items are hand-carved from beautiful mahogany, and we offer dozens of realistic animal garden statues. We only sell sculptures that we would use in our own backyards and that's why only offer stunning statues like Fiona the Flower Fairy.
Artistic value: Our sculptures, wall decor, and other items are designed by artists. This adds to the unique character and striking nature of items like Boden the Gargoyle Sculpture.
Price: We hold frequent sales, offer many of our high quality decor for a discount, and given the quality and unique nature of our decor, probably sell them for much lower than what most people expect.
Find the best in garden statuary and classy decor for great prices at Design Toscano.
Sunday, September 29, 2013
When shopping for garden statuary, we all want to find the best sculptures for the lowest prices. That can be a tough, time consuming endeavor when you restrict the shopping to malls, plazas, and other brick and mortar stores. However, shop for garden statues online at Design Toscano and you are always going to find the very best in sculptures for the backyard and business at excellent prices. For example, all it takes is one quick look at our sale page for garden statuary to see that we don't just cut prices on a few old statues. The number of sculptures with discounted prices is well over a hundred and every single one is a work of art.
Although the items offered at a discount vary, recently, our monument sized large Buddha statue has been available for $50 off the regular price. This classic depiction of the Buddha is crafted from quality resins and given a faux stone finish to give it the same antique, authentic look as Buddha sculptures that have graced temple gardens in east Asia for hundreds of years.
You will also find sales on beautiful Greek Garden Statues such as Poseidon, God of the Sea, and a fantastic replica of the Nike of Samothrace along with discounted stone garden angels, and realistic animal garden sculptures.
Buy $75 of these and other beautiful decor by the end of today, September 29th, and pay nothing for regular shipping!
This sale cannot be combined with other offers.
Friday, September 27, 2013
Anyone who has ever gone shopping for resin garden statues knows how difficult and time consuming it is to find quality statuary for good prices. It's tough enough as it is just to locate unique, stunning garden statuary but to get those sculptures for a good price is practically unheard of at local brick and mortar stores. Instead of getting in the car and spending hours to search for resin garden statue treasures, it's far more simple to just shop for them online at Design Toscano. The quality of the statuary is superb, there's a huge assortment of unique artistic sculptures, and you can get them for great prices.
However, one thing that stops some people from buying statuary online is the cost for shipping and the wait to receive the product. Nevertheless, those perceived hindrances become negated when you consider the amount of time, trouble, and higher costs associated with finding premium statuary for the garden at a brick and mortar store, and when you buy any of the unique decor from Design Toscano from today until Sunday, September 29th, you don't even pay anything for standard shipping! As long as your purchase is $75 or more, you won't pay anything for standard shipping on unique animal garden statues like Pongo the Hanging Baby Orangutan, and such stunning decor as the Berkshire Hall Dual Maiden Urn.
Pay nothing for standard shipping when buying $75 or more of high quality decor from Design Toscano until Sunday, September 29th.
This sale cannot be combined with other offers.
Friday, September 27, 2013
The garden is an oasis of peace and an escape from much more hectic surroundings. For this reason, it's important to mark the boundary between the tranquility of the backyard and the noise of the street. The best way to demonstrate that difference is with unique resin garden statues, including those that act as garden welcome signs. Use a sign that reflects your taste in decor and shows guests that they are entering a place where they can leave the stress of everyday life behind.
If the garden is decorated with garden gnomes, you might want to welcome guests with the Greetings from the Garden Gnomes Welcome Statue. No ordinary welcome sign, this resin garden statue is painted by hand in cheerful colors and detailed with two friendly gnomes, a turtle, mushrooms, and a miniature squirrel. If a cheerful animal theme is a better fit for the garden, use the Delightful Dancing Ducks to put a smile on the faces of all backyard visitors. This detailed, fun garden statuary also makes a great welcome sign for the house.
While the two welcome signs mentioned above are certainly cute, the Puppy Parade Welcome Sign is one of the most adorable statues in our entire collection! The five realistic puppy sculptures on this sign welcome guests with big endearing eyes and the happiest of puppy faces.
Find the best welcome signs and animal garden statues for the backyard at Design Toscano today.
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Animal garden sculptures make for eye catching decor that can fit into any decorating theme. Statues of wild animals such as lions, tigers, or deer celebrate the beauty of the natural world while statues of squirrels, roosters, and other familiar animals give the yard a cozy, wholesome touch. Although animal statues tend to be viewed as outdoor decor, some sculptures can make just as beautiful a statement when displayed inside the home. Brutus the English Bulldog is one such statue. This fine resin statue captures the fierce yet comical appearance of an English Bulldog intent on protecting its favorite chewing shoe, bone, or flower patch. Put this quality animal yard statue just outside the back door during the summer and put it next to the television during the winter.
The Playful Puppy Dogs Statue also looks just as cheerful when placed in a sunny summer garden or admired inside the home. This beautiful little statue captures the cute and happy appearance of puppy dogs at play with fine, realistic details.
Climbing animal statues can also make excellent wall decor inside the home after they have graced the walls in the garden. One such sculpture is the Giant Garden Gecko Lizard. The glossy green hues and bright yellow toes of this striking, three foot long plus gecko sculpture will add a bright bit of color and character to the walls of your home.
Find these and dozens of other excellent animal garden sculptures at Design Toscano today.
Friday, September 20, 2013
It's September 20th and Halloween is nearly a month away! Since this fun, frightening holiday will be here in the blink of a witch's eye, there's no more time to lose in buying decor for decorating the yard. Since today is also the final day to get 20% off decor from Design Toscano, don't wait until tomorrow to purchase high quality spooky decor for Halloween. Few animals are more intimidating than predators that lurk in the deep dark jungle and the Shadowed Black Panther Statue fills that role with mystery, grace, and captivating green eyes.
Make your Halloween party guests think twice about entering the yard with the creepy Dweller Below Garden Sculpture! Inspired by tales of the Bogeyman, this creature is clearly up to no good. Pair it with the Outbreak of the Undead Statue for full terrifying effect.
You could also make your Halloween display even more unique with a sculpture of a flying saucer. Put the Crash Landing Flying Saucer Alien Spacecraft Statue in the yard and watch as guests look around for signs of little green men from Mars or better yet, a friendly yet terrifying Gray Alien!
Buy the best in unique, high quality Halloween decor from Design Toscano. Don't forget to order by the end of today, September 20th, to enjoy 20% off decor!
This sale cannot be combined with other offers.
Friday, September 20, 2013
Halloween is much more than entertaining trick or treaters with candy and frightening decor. It's also a celebration and we show it by attending and throwing Halloween parties. These aren't just any old parties either but festivities that include Halloween-themed games, food, spooky music, and more. Two of the essentials for any Halloween party are costumes and decor. They help turn a regular get together into a memorable Halloween bash and decor plays a huge role in determining whether your party is a hit or one that ends up being forgotten a few days later. The following are three animal garden sculpture ideas to turn your Halloween bash into an unforgettable event:
Bigfoot, the Bashful Yeti Tree Sculpture: Yes, Sasquatch is an animal too and one that makes a perfect fit for Halloween. Display this detailed depiction of the North American Ape on a tree in the backyard and it will be a frightening reminder to stay out of the woods (or your backyard) at night!
The Bad Intentions Giant Warthog Garden Statue: Add character to your Halloween decor with this intimidating statue! Modeled after one of the roughest, toughest wild pigs on the planet, the sharp, long tusks and stout, mean look of our Warthog makes it look like a natural gargoyle!
Growling Gray Wolf Statue: Use this very realistic statue of a growling wild wolf to give your yard a truly frightening touch.
These are just a few of the many life like animal garden statues in our collection. Enjoy 20% off decor when purchased until tomorrow, September 20th!
This sale cannot be combined with other offers.
Sunday, September 15, 2013
The second largest continent on the planet is renowned for its many cultures and majestic wildlife. The grassy plains and wide open savannahs of eastern and southern Africa in particular host some of the most incredible wildlife displays on Earth, including vast herds of Zebra and Wildebeest, huge Nile Crocodiles lurking in the rivers that cross the plains, trumpeting herds of African Elephants, and powerful prides of Lions on the prowl. Taking a safari to national parks and protected areas of Africa is the best way to experience such incredible savage beauty. However, even if Africa does happen to be on the other side of the globe, you can pay homage to the wildlife of the savannah with the right selection of resin garden statues.
Start your display of African animals with Gigi the Garden Giraffe. Those funny, long-necked mammals rarely sit down but Gigi shows how they do it with realistic details. As with all of our realistic animal garden sculptures, this Giraffe statue is carefully painted by hand to demonstrate the same distinctive pattern as the Giraffes than stroll the African savannahs.
No African scene would be complete without Zebras, Lions, and Elephants. Cute little Zairen the Zebra makes a striking black and white patterned statement, the incredibly life-like Lioness with Cub statue shows a mother Lion carrying her young cub, and the Good Luck, Trunk Up Baby Elephant Statue is a very realistic depiction of a young Pachyderm.
Find the best in African animal garden statues and a wide assortment of high quality decor at Design Toscano today.
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Yikes, it's Friday the 13th! This infamous date is ideal for buying the best in Halloween decor, especially when you can take 25% off the regular price. For just 13 hours on today, Friday the 13th, you can take 25% off resin garden statues and everything else on our site. Take advantage of these frighteningly good savings to buy fantastic decor for the scariest holiday of the year. This Halloween, instead of those mediocre, everyday decorations, entertain guests and trick or treaters with spooky greenmen that turn your trees into mysterious, sinister beings. Pair those greenman sculptures with an Odin Tree Stump Sculptural table for full mysterious effect and add to the perilous nature of your Halloween garden with a Black Panther animal yard statue that lurks in the shadows.
In addition to zombie statues and other appropriate decor for a Halloween flavored backyard, don't forget to also buy and save 25% on fantastic interior decor. Get Silas the Gargoyle and put it just inside the front door so guests can be greeted in proper Halloween fashion during your October festivities. There are also plenty of other equally intimidating gargoyle figurines to decorate the interior of your home.
Since this 13 hour sale isn't restricted to Halloween decor, and includes everything on our site, it's also the perfect occasion for buying gifts for birthdays and the winter holidays. However, this sale only lasts for 13 hours on today, Friday the 13th, so place your order now!
This sale cannot be combined with other offers.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Greenman statues can add an interesting touch to just about any type of backyard decorating theme. They can inject trees and garden walls with personality while acting as a nonchalant background decoration and work well with everything from classic Greek garden statues to realistic animal garden sculptures. However, if there's one holiday when this unique type of decor stands out, it has to be Halloween. Certain types of Greenmen sculptures can take center stage in Halloween displays on account of their eerie appearance. The Whispering Wilhelm Tree Ent Sculpture might look benign during the day but shows a completely different face on an October night. As the shadows lengthen, this garden statuary piece looks much more sinister and foreboding. Hang it on a tree in your yard and it will be just about guaranteed to give a sudden scare to Halloween party guests.
The same can be said of the even more frightening Spirit of Nottingham Woods Greenman Sculpture. Its piercing eyes and craggy features lend an uneasy, life-like look to any tree. Don't be surprised if you see party guests and trick-treaters alike giving this creepy decor a wide berth on All Hallow's Eve. Bring your trees to life with Wilhelm and the Spirit of Nottingham but don't forget to top off your greenman decorating by hanging the fantastic Poison Ivy Forest Witch on the front door of your place!
Find the best in unique Halloween decorations and enjoy 20% off decor at Design Toscano from now until September 20th.
This sale cannot be combined with other offers.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
For most of us, the garden is somewhat of a green oasis. It represents a slice of the natural world and a peaceful place to which we can retreat and escape the hustle, bustle, and noise of the urban landscape. Various animals and plants also use our gardens as places to rest and recuperate and birds tend to be the most conspicuous of such wild backyard visitors. At this time of the year, quite a few birds are actually migrating south to escape the colder temperatures of October, November, and the winter months. Take a close look in the backyard and you will probably see some of them foraging in the trees and in the grass. Those birds need as much food and rest as they can get to make it to their tropical wintering grounds and are therefore even easier to watch when you present them with a bird feeder.
To feed those hungry migrants while adding beauty to the backyard, put up a Rabbit with Box Birdfeeder Statue. This cute detailed statue is a cheerful addition to any yard and has a "box" that can be filled with bird seed, flowers, and other types of natural decor. Pair it with the cute Rooster with Box Birdfeeder Statue to make sure that all of the birds coming to your yard will have plenty to eat.
Find these adorable, functional resin garden statues at Design Toscano today.
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Elephants are one of the most easily recognized and well known animals on the planet. Although wild herds of these large, impressive animals only occur in protected areas and remote regions of Asia and Africa, just about everyone in the USA and Canada is familiar with the elephant. Given their rather odd, unique appearance and immense proportions, elephants can't help but make an impression and this is partly why they have been associated with luck for centuries. The appealing nature of elephants have also made them the subject of hundreds of paintings, emblems, and sculptures. In Victorian gardens, they ranked among the most noble of animal garden statues and continue to fulfill that role in modern times.
The Good Luck, Trunk Up Baby Elephant Statue expresses the class and noble beauty of the Pachyderm with finely crafted details. Standing more than five feet tall, it raises its trunk as a sign of good fortune and adds an exotic yet classy touch to any yard. This lifelike animal yard statue also works very well as a conversation piece in a hotel or restaurant and looks even more realistic when paired with the truly Enormous African Elephant Statue. This fantastic depiction of an African Elephant stands nearly eight feet tall and shows the same textured hide, long tusks, and drooping trunk as the magnificent beasts that rule the plains of Africa.
Give your garden a beautiful, magnificent dose of good luck with these elephant statues and other stunning resin garden statues from Design Toscano.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Resin garden statues help to complement a backyard with artistic beauty. They give the garden character and aid in transforming an average backyard into a personalized oasis. There's plenty of garden statues to choose from but with so many poor quality statues available, it can be hard to know where to buy reliable, high quality statuary. Even if you find a store that carries the type of quality resin garden statues you have been searching for, they probably aren't going to sell for anything close to bargain prices. In fact, that high quality stone garden angel or animal statue will probably be downright expensive but since unique garden statuary is so hard to find in the first place, we tell ourselves all too often that the high prices are worth it.
Well, we might do that until we discover the place with the best prices for resin garden statues and when that happens, it just doesn't make sense to shop for backyard decor anywhere else. You won't find that "place" at the local mall or plaza. Instead, it's much easier to get to and requires nothing more than a means of accessing the Internet. If you want to find garden sculptures and statues that are unique, of high quality, and always on sale, just go to the on sale garden statues page at Design Toscano. Every sculpture shown is on sale and includes such stunning statues as Tian Shan, the Asian Garden Sculpture, the haunting French Pleaurant Statue, and dozens of other unique, high quality sculptures for the backyard.
Find the best garden statues for the best prices at Design Toscano.
Monday, September 2, 2013
All good things eventually come to an end. Although we still have several weeks of beautiful fall weather ahead of us, Labor Day is here and that spells the official end of summer. However, at least we celebrate this day with fun family picnics and enjoying the outdoors, and at Design Toscano, we are also celebrating Labor Day by offering a 20% discount on our large collection of resin garden statues and quality decor. Buy any of our items by the end of tomorrow, September 3rd, and you can take 20% off as part of our 2013 Labor Day Sale.
With Halloween happening in a little more than a month, this sale is a great time to buy and save on excellent Halloween decor like our classic and frighteningly realistic Zombie of Montclaire Moors Statue. While that creepy zombie claws its way out of your flowerbeds, further the backyard fright with the mortifying Outbreak of the Undead Garden Statue.
You could also enjoy the Labor Day Sale discount on a beautifully detailed animal yard statue. Buy African-themed statues such as Gigi the Garden Giraffe and lion sculptures to pay homage to the wild and savage beauty of the African savannahs, and celebrate North American nature with the stunning Catch of the Day Grand Bear Sculpture.
Of course, you can also get 20% off hundreds of objets d'art, fine decor for the interior of home and office, and other unique items!
Enjoy a 20% discount on any of our outdoor animal statues and other items from Design Toscano when purchased by tomorrow, September 3rd.
Monday, August 26, 2013
Frogs are one of the more interesting members of the animal kingdom. They spend a fair part of their lives as aquatic creatures, hop and jump instead of walk, make interesting sounds, and can come in a beautiful array of colors. They are also innocuous, friendly animals to have near the house especially because the tadpoles eat the larvae of mosquitos and other biting bugs. As decor, they also make a pleasant, fun addition to the edges of backyard ponds, pools, and fountains.
Bronze garden frogs in particular make a wonderful addition to the backyard, especially when they also act as fountains on their own. The Lily Pad Frog is a cute, solid bronze animal yard statue that depicts one of those long-limbed amphibians hoisting a lily pad high over its head to show that frogs have just as much strength in their upper body as they do in their legs.
The Playful Pond Spitting Frog Bronze Statue is a beautiful, solid bronze statue that is 16 inches wide. It shows the same striped pattern on the legs as a live Leopard Frog and recycles water back into your fountain or pond in a long stream that issues forth from its mouth. Pair that realistic frog statue with the Lazy Frog on Lily Pad Bronze Garden Statue for a fun amphibian sculpture in a much more relaxed pose.
Find these fine bronze frog statues and dozens of other quality bronze and resin garden statues at Design Toscano today.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Garden statuary is an important part of backyard decor. Statues play a big role in adding character to the green space behind a home or business, can highlight its natural appeal, and can help to turn that backyard into a peaceful oasis. Among the many types of garden statues are realistic animal garden sculptures, statues of angels, and depictions of dragons. Each of these plays a role in certain decorating themes but can also be used together to create a decorating style that puts the focus on all things majestic.
"Majestic" in this sense of the word refers to decor that is outstanding in terms of size, splendor, and the impression it makes on visitors to the garden. These are sculptures fit for a royal garden and include such fantastic animal garden statues as the Regal Lion Sentinels of Grisham Manor and grand scale statues like the nearly eight foot long Bengal Tiger Sculpture. The lion statues are similar to sculptures that flank the entrances to huge Victorian mansions and have a similar, royal effect. The Bengal Tiger sculpture is an outstanding, majestic item on account of its life size proportions and realistic appearance.
Awe inspiring animal garden statues such as these are best paired with the most outstanding of angel sculptures. Although there are several angel statues in our collection that match that description, the Angeli di Luce statues stand out for their dramatic beauty, realism, and striking demeanor.
Find majestic garden statuary fit for royalty at Design Toscano today.
Monday, August 19, 2013
Animal garden statues come in a cornucopia of styles and themes. Animals that roam the wild forests of the Rocky Mountains and deep, dark tropical jungles can be put on display with dramatic results. Meerkat statues and other cute depictions of animals make a nice addition to garden space shared with gnomes and fairies. Folks looking for Gothic animals will also find them in the form of ravens and dragon statues while those in search of mystical sculptures can't go wrong with a sculpture of a Unicorn or a Bigfoot statue. No matter what type of animal statue you go with, the best are the ones that show the highest degree of realism. However, combine that realism with a sense of humor and you end up with some of the most endearing, unique animal sculptures available.
The Laughing Pig Statue will cheer you up on the most trying of days and will put a smile on the face of every guest to your garden. This jolly farm porker is carefully painted by hand to make it look as real as possible and shows a hilarious laughing face. Pair this happy hog with the equally realistic and hilarious Laughing Cow statue and the Laughing Donkey statue to fill the backyard with cheer.
Find the best in unique, high quality garden statuary at Design Toscano today.
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Animal garden sculptures are a wonderful addition to any backyard. Not only do they pay homage to the wonder and beauty of nature, but they can also do so with dramatic and striking results. The following three tips will help you showcase the beauty of animal statues in your backyard:
Put the animal statue where it would naturally occur: In other words, instead of putting that mesmerizing Black Panther statue out in the middle of the yard, place it off to the side and in the shade, or coming out from behind a bush. This emulates the tendency of actual wild panthers to keep to cover, especially when stalking prey, and will thus will add a further touch of realism to this dramatic statue.
Use animal statues together: Since Black Panthers are top predators, this sleek and powerful feline will take on a very realistic appearance if it appears to be stalking something. That something could be a statue of a beautiful Black Swan, an armadillo, or other potential prey. Place the prey animal in the foreground and looking away from the panther for full realistic effect.
Only use high quality, realistic statues: This is the most important thing to keep in mind when aiming for striking, realistic displays of animal statues. If the sculpture doesn't look real, it will only take away from the realism of the overall display.
Find the best deals on the most realistic animal garden sculptures anywhere at Design Toscano today.