The Elegance of Japanese Garden Statues

The Nara Temple: Asian Garden Pagoda SculptureGardens are an essential part of Japanese culture. While people from just about every culture plant and care for vegetables and other plants near their homes, the Japanese garden is in a class of its own. A high population density, Shinto philosophies, the challenge posed by the elements, and other factors have worked together to turn the Japanese garden into a veritable artform.

Gardens of course vary by owner and circumstance but in general, every statue, outdoor garden sculpture, rock, and bush seems to have been situated in the garden as part of the overall design. Each plant is trimmed in a manner than accentuates the beauty of the garden, and sculptures incorporated into the green space are nothing short of exquisite.

Sculptures like the Nara Temple Pagoda are an ideal choice for Japanese gardens given the caliber of details and quality that they demand. As graceful as it is elegant, this statue will be one of the highlights of any Japanese garden.

Water is elegance all on its own and is probably why liquid H2O is incorporated into most Japanese gardens. One fountain in particular that works well for even the most detailed of these gardens is the Cascading Bamboo Sculptural Fountain. It's height (nearly four feet) and ability to create natural "music" earn it a coveted spot in any Asian-themed backyard.

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Last Day to Save get 20% off of Classic Garden Statuary

Venus of Arles Sculpture - GrandSculptures for outside come in many forms and sizes. There are realistic animal statues that can turn your garden into a scene from the deep forests of the Pacific northwest or the savannahs of wildest Africa. You can turn your garden into an exquisite Asian-themed abode or have garden fairies hiding in the flower beds while gargoyles guard the doorways to your house and glare down from the roof. However, as exciting as those backyard decorating themes are, they aren't classic.

That doesn't mean that there is anything wrong with them, it just means that they don't lend themselves to the same sort of atmosphere as Greek garden statues or other classic, fake stone sculptures. The classics refer to pieces created in the art tradition of ancient Greece and Rome. These are pieces like the Venus of Arles,statues of the Madonna, or a replica of "The Thinker" by Rodin.

Classic-themed sculptures are pieces that can easily stand out on their own and bring your mind to another time and place. Most were originally sculpted for this reason and the beautiful, detailed replicas of classic statues from Design Toscano continue to do just that in gardens across the nation.

Get 20% off everything in the Classic Garden Collection. Sale ends today, June 24th!

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Greenmen for the Summer Months

Bacchus, God of Wine: Greenman Wall SculptureEach season has its own set of garden statuary. Most sculptures for outside look great all year long but statues of African animals just look out of place when coated with ice and snow.  To me, statues of fairies seem perfect for warm spring and summer weather while religious and Asian-themed sculptures look fantastic any time of the year. When the cool weather of autumn blows in from the north, greenman wall decor can heighten the effects of the fall season in any backyard. Nevertheless, there are certain types of greenman decorations that have "summer" written all over their gnarled, wizened faces.

Bacchus, the God of Wine Wall Sculpture is one such piece. I just can't imagine the classical patron saint of summer parties being displayed at any other time of the year. As befits the original "king of the party", he sports bunches of wine grapes and looks ready for another drink. Make this summer sculpture feel right at home by putting him up on a sunny, ivy-covered wall.

The Le Printemps and Le Etoile French Greenman sculptures are perfect for spring but since "Le Etoile" means summer, both are just as beautiful during the months of June, July, and August.

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Last Day to Save on Asian Garden Statues for Dad

The Tranquil Buddha Solid Bronze Garden StatueFather's Day is still a little more than a week away and that means that you still have plenty of time to find that perfect gift for dad. However, if you want to combine great savings with unique, exquisite gifts, you only have until the end of today, June 8th to buy them. Today, June 8th, marks the final day of the tiered discount Father's Day sale at Design Toscano. Buy more than $400 worth of unique Greek Garden Statues and other fantastic objets d'art from Design Toscano today and you get $100 off! Wait until tomorrow though and you won't get anything off the same purchase.

Better to look for Father Day gifts now than check tomorrow and realize too late that you could have saved money on the best gifts for dad. If he has an Asian-themed garden or wants to start one, he will love the timeless solid bronze Tranquil Buddha Statue. Order this beautiful, stunning work of art today to get $100 off the regular price.

If your dad has a sense of humor, Basho the Sumo Wrestler Sculpture or will put a smile on his face. Buy him the medium-sized Basho today and you will get $20 off the regular price.

Find the best gifts for dad at Design Toscano. Buy them today and enjoy savings with the Father's Day Sale tiered discount:

Save $10 on purchases of $75-$99.99

Save $20 on purchases of $100-$199.99

Save $50 on purchases of $200-$399.99

Save $100 on purchases of $400+

Don't wait until tomorrow because this sale ends today, June 8th!

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Guard Your Home with These Asian Garden Sculptures

Thai Princess SculptureStatues are a peculiar form of art. Whereas paintings can depict scenes, people, and emotions, they are always going to be flat pictures that can only be viewed from the front. Sculptures, on the other hand, are three-dimensional representations of a subject or scene. You can walk around them and view them from every angle. When crafted with details that closely mimic reality, they can look as if they are going to come to life. This lifelike appearance has converted many a sculpture into functional art.

The function can come in the form of religious purposes, for remembrance, and as a means of warding off unwelcome guests. This latter purpose was the impetus for creating sculptures of gargoyle figurines in Europe, dragons in various parts of the world, and "Foo Dogs" in China. Anyone who has visited the Forbidden City in Beijing, China has been greeted by the intimidating and powerful Foo Dogs that guard its gates. With their large fanged maws, muscled bodies, and lion-like appearance, Foo Dogs are meant to scare off both evil spirits and erstwhile enemies. Flank the back door with a pair of these Asian Garden Sculptures to do the same.

Get beautifully detailed Foo Dog sculptures and other Asian garden statues for your home and garden at Design Toscano.

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The Realism of Stealthy Animal Yard Statues

Prowling Spotted Jaguar StatueSculptures of animals are a natural fit for every garden. Even if you put statues of exotic animals on display, they can still seem right at home in any backyard. Put a tiger sculpture on display in an Asian-themed garden and it will blend in perfectly with your Buddha statues and pagodas. Show a mini-menagerie of African animals in the backyard and they look as if they belong out there with the rose bushes and tulips.

Unless there's a breakout at the local zoo,  you aren't going to see a jaguar in your backyard but even so, the Prowling Spotted Jaguar sculpture seems right at home as it sneaks through the grass. Realism in a sculpture doesn't just come from fine sculpted details and accurate colors. It also stems from the overall depiction of the statue and feelings that it generates. In the case of stealthy statues like the prowling jaguar, you couldn't be more realistic than showing a powerful feline in the process of stalking its prey. The same can be said for the beautiful, elegant Grande Black Panther Statue. These and other animal garden statues exclusive to Design Toscano are so realistic that it might take a week or two for your dogs to stop barking at them!

Buy these realistic sculptures and other fantastic decor from Design Toscano by Tuesday, May 29th and get 20% off the regular price!

 

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20% Off All Buddha Garden Statues

The Great Buddha Garden Sanctuary SculptureThe Memorial Day sale at Design Toscano includes everything from garden fairies to Egyptian art. No matter what decorating theme happens to be on display in your home, garden, or business, at Design Toscano, there are dozens of objets d'art, sculptures, and unique decor that fit right in. Better yet, buy any of the fantastic items from Design Toscano from now until Tuesday, May 29th and you will get 20% off the regular price! That includes Buddha statues, and for Asian-themed gardens, a sculpture or two of the Buddha is a must.

Put the Great Buddha Garden Sanctuary Sculpture at one end of the pond or place it in a secluded corner of the backyard. Whether meditating in front of this jolly Buddha or just using it as classic, Asian-themed decor, it will be an excellent accompaniment to a Koi pond or Asian dragon sculptures.

The Bodh Gaya Buddha Asian Statue will also enlighten any backyard. Stading on a lotus, the happy, peaceful look on the face of this Buddha is an expression of pure tranquility. Standing two and a half feet tall and hand-painted with subtle colors, this sculpture will add a touch of peace to every garden.

Get 20% off these items and everything else at Design Toscano from now until May 29th!

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Save 20% on Animal Garden Statues until April 25th!

The Gargantuan Garden Gator StatueThe snow has melted, flowers are blooming, and if you haven’t started preparing your garden for the warm days and gentle evenings of summer, it’s time to put out the decor! The hour has arrived for taking your favorite Summer statues back out of storage and buying a few new items for the yard. Some of the most interesting and unique sculptures to adorn a garden are animal garden sculptures. Tigers and pandas go perfect with any Asian-themed garden, a beautiful, detailed bear will add a wild, natural touch to the backyard, and you can even pay homage to the majestic wildlife of the African savannahs with Cheetah and Lion statues.

Best of all, start ordering any animal statues for the garden today from Design Toscano and you will get 20% off the regular price! The sale starts today but it doesn’t last long because it ends on Wednesday, April 25th. With a huge variety of items to choose from, you will find animal sculptures that complement every theme. Go classic with the Lion of Florence, comical with the Gargantuan Gator Statue, or welcome guests with the incredibly cute Puppy Parade Welcome Sign.

These and every animal yard statue are on sale for 20% off the regular price from now until Wednesday, April 25th! 

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Save on Garden Statuary with the Spring Blowout Sale

As April comes to an end, the tail end of Spring has also arrived. The warm weather came into town a few weeks ago in many parts of the United States and has just arrived in the northeast and southern Canada. It's safe to say that Winter is officially gone for yet another year and this is always cause for celebration. It's Far East Garden Fighters Gnome Statue: Ninjathe perfect excuse for throwing a backyard barbecue or wine-tasting party in the garden and is also why Design Toscano is holding a Spring blowout sale! Check the early Summer catalog and watch the website to see what's being sold at discounted prices.

You might find that large Buddha statue you have always wanted for your Asian-themed backyard at the type of price you have been waiting for. Complement it with a light-hearted Ninja Gnome statue or a beautiful Panda sculpture.

You might also find sales on beautiful outdoor garden water fountains such as Hebe, the Goddess of Youth Garden Fountain or a quality, detailed replica of the famous, cheeky Peeing boy of Brussels sculptural fountain.

There are also dozens of other garden decor pieces to choose from. Just remember to keep an eye out for the Spring blowout insert that comes with the early Summer catalog and browse the Design Toscano website for sales!

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Dragon Garden Statues for the Asian-themed Backyard

The classic, exotic beauty of an Asian-themed garden is a sight to behold. Carefully tended gardens have been an important part of east-Asian cultures for more than two thousand years. Trees can be tended for generations in the hope of attaining an exquisite, sculptured appearance. Beautiful wooden or stone bridges cross small streams and Koi ponds. Miniature pagodas, Buddha outdoor statues, and other sculptures are common features of Asian gardens. Dragon sculptures in particular are especially Benevolent Asian Dragon Statueimportant for adding a touch of authenticity and mysticism.

These mythical winged beasts have played an important role in many east-Asian cultures and are typically viewed as harbingers of good luck. Few dragon sculptures embody this belief better than the Benevolent Asian Dragon Statue. Sculpted by Chinese master artist Gary Chang, this wonderfully ornate dragon has an open, smiling mouth and appears ready to proclaim your good fortune and prosperity.

Another dragon for the garden that is more mystical in character is the Asian Dragon with Power Orb Solid Bronze Garden Sculpture. This serpentine dragon of water and wind demonstrates its magical prowess by clutching a power orb. This beautiful solid bronze sculpture comes in three different sizes and is also piped for use as a fountain.

Get 20% off these and all garden statuary until Thursday, April 12th!

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Start Saving Today on all Garden Statuary from Design Toscano!

Today, April 5th is one day closer to warmer weather. In the northeast, Spring Peepers and Red-winged Cat Memorial Angel Pet StatueBlackbirds are calling from thawed marshes. American Robins are caroling from backyards across the nation and tulips are showing off their striking colors. On this day, Spring is definitely in the air and so are savings when you order statues for the garden from Design Toscano.

From today until Thursday, April 12th, all garden statues and sculptures are 20% off! This is the time for buying new Spring additions for every backyard and at Design Toscano you will find quality sculptures for every taste and theme. There are dozens of animal statues to choose from include everything from life-size, beautifully detailed tiger sculptures to classic lion sculptures and panda statues for Asian-themed gardens.

A veritable host of angels are also available. Monument statues such as the Angel of Grief will make guests feel as if they took a step back in time to the Victorian era. An assortment of cherubs will add a bit of heaven to every backyard, and there is even a cute, sleeping cat angel statue that can be used as a memorial for a deceased pet.   

No matter which backyard sculptures you decide to go with, remember to buy them before April 12th to get 20% off the regular price!

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Free Shipping for $75 or more Orders of Gothic Décor

It may be April first, but this is no joke. When you order $75 or more of Gothic decorations or anything else from Design Toscano, the shipping is free! No need to worry about those extra costs associated with large purchases such as furniture or a big Buddha sculpture for your Asian-themed garden. As long as the Gothic Sanctuary Side Table Cabinetorder is at least $75, Design Toscano pays for the shipping on April 1st. This is a type of discount that you can truly take advantage of when ordering big items.

Just imagine how much it would cost to ship the new, life size Bigfoot statue? When you take those shipping costs into account, that's a discount nearly as big as Bigfoot himself! The same goes for the beautiful, grand scale tiger sculpture. It's not going to be cheap to ship that to your home but buy it today and all shipping costs are taken care of.

That free shipping on April first means that today is also the day to start decorating the inside of your home with beautifully detailed Egyptian decor and furniture sculptures like the Gothic Sanctuary Table Cabinet.

Find the best objets d'art for your home and garden at Design Toscano and get free shipping today only when you order $75 or more.

 

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The Regal Sophistication of Lion Garden Statuary

Roaming the wild plains of Africa, lions are the apex predator of their realm. Powerful prides of lions flee from no other animal and are the epitome of security and authority. The power and royal bearing of lions has been a source of fascination and inspiration for thousands of years. Associated with nobility, power, Regal Lion Sentinel of Grisham Manor Statueand leadership, these big, maned cats were depicted in the halls of Babylon, are featured on royal family crests, and have been immortalized as sculptures in many a Victorian-era garden.

As animal garden statues, lions bring a certain sense of regal sophistication to your place. Just as with the royal families of yore, depictions of these big felines are a demonstration of power, security, and courage. The universal appeal of this animal also makes lions right at home in any garden decorating theme. They pair well with a tiger sculpture in an Asian garden, are perfect for any Medieval-themed backyard, and fit right in with classical sculptures of angels.

Show your noble bearing with one or both of the Regal Lion Sentinel of Grisham Manor statues. With long, flowing manes and muscular stature, these beautiful animal garden sculptures are a classic addition to every home.

Find the best lion statuary and unique decor for any garden decorating theme at Design Toscano.

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You Can Still get 20% off Outdoor Garden Statues

Velociraptor, Jurassic-sized Dinosaur StatueThe March into Spring sale at Design Toscano started earlier this week on Monday. To celebrate the season of renewal, you get 20% off of everything until Friday, March 30th. If you haven't placed your order yet, you still have until the end of that day to get 20% off beautiful garden statuary and the unique objets d'art only available from Design Toscano.

Don't wait until Saturday to order the new life-size Velociraptor sculpture. Made with the same detailed skill associated with all sculptures from Design Toscano, this incredibly realistic replica of the swift, deadly dinosaur will thrill guests of any hotel, restaurant, or home. Buy it today to get 20% off the regular price.

Since you get a 20% discount on everything at Design Toscano, why wait to buy those religious outdoor statues you have always wanted? A classical sculpture of the Holy Family will add a mystical, peaceful touch to your home and garden. If you would rather stay with an Asian theme for your garden, a monument-sized statue of the Buddha emanates peace and tranquility.

Buy these and the best decor for your home and garden at Design Toscano today and get a 20% discount. Order today because this sale ends on Friday, March 30th!

 

 

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Get 20% Off Large Animal Sculptures until Friday, March 30th

Any animal sculpture adds a wild touch to a garden. Depictions of nature in a natural setting remind The Grand-Scale Wildlife Animal Collection: The Komodo Dragon Statuepeople of the potential posed by green space. Although no one expects a tiger to come prowling through the backyard, a tiger sculpture does remind us that these beautiful creatures still exist in the wildest parts of Asia. Any size statue will have that effect but they look far more realistic as life-size sculptures.

The Grand Scale Bengal Tiger statue shows exactly why villagers take care to avoid these big cats at all costs! Nearly eight feet long, this detailed, beautiful depiction of a royal Bengal Tiger can be downright intimidating after putting it into the garden.

Likewise, when you put the life-size statue of a Komodo Dragon into the backyard, guests might run for the back door out of instinct. This ten foot sculpture is about as detailed as one can get outside of having a real Komodo Dragon creeping around the garden.

Another animal yard statue that will be the talk of every garden guest is the Gargantuan Garden Gator. More than six feet long, the straw hat in its toothy maw show why one should never get too close to these large predators!

Get 20% off these animal garden statues, Asian garden sculptures, and everything else at Design Toscano until Friday, March 30th.

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The Cutest of Garden Statues

There's so much that can be done with a backyard for decorating that it can be hard to know where to even start. Animal garden sculptures give a unique, wild touch to any backyard. Garden fairies are right at home in flowerbeds, hanging from trees, and frolicking next to fountains. You could also get a couple of Fanny & Frank Farmer Garden StatueBuddha outdoor statues for an Asian-themed garden or put a dragon or two in the backyard. Or, you could just go for the cutest statues to make your personal green space absolutely adorable.

Most of the fairy and animal statues are cute as can be but it's hard not to give the cutest award to the Fanny and Frank Farmer statues. These sculptures of young child farmers are as realistic as they are beautiful. Fanny is ready to water the vegetables with a watering pot adorned with a pink heart. With sporty outdoor footwear, a garden dress, and floppy hat, she's more than ready to take care of the garden.

Frank is just as adorable with his straw hat and cute farming outfit. One foot crossed in front of the other, he contemplates where to plant the tomatoes.

Get 20% off these cute garden statues and everything else from Design Toscano until Friday, March 30th!

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An Animal Yard Statue for the Home and Garden

Some sculptures clearly do better in the garden while others are works of art no one would dream of Lion Head Gazing Globe Garden Pillar Statueputting outside. Both types of statues have their place and purpose and when used the right way, can accentuate any home. For example, the Lion Head Gazing Globe Pillar adds a classic touch of fantasy to every backyard but looks seriously out of place in the dining room. Likewise, a beautiful replica of knight's armor makes for a much better fit in a library or hallway.

However, there are some statues that look right at home in the garden and inside the house. The Peacock's Sanctuary Sculpture is one such objet d'art. Perched atop a white plinth with greenery coming out of it, a male Peafowl shows his iridescent plumage with a regal aloof attitude. The king of his domain, his long, spectacled train reaches the floor and shines in green, purple, and gold. The quality of this statue is such that you could display it inside the home or out it outside to vie with the live Peacocks in your garden. Guests won't help but be drawn to the intricate, realistic nature of this sculpture.

Find outdoor animal statues, Asian garden sculptures, and  other garden statuary at Design Toscano.

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Cheetahs: The Epitomy of Grace and Speed

The big cats are recognized and admired for their power and royal appearance. Lions are used in many Fluidity of Motion Cheetah Statueparts of the world as a sign of nobility and courage while tigers are a common subject of Asian art. While the fierce strength of those big cats, the leopards, and the Jaguar can't be denied, none of them hold the title for fastest land animal. That erstwhile award goes to the Cheetah as this lithe feline can attain speeds of 75 miles per hour! 

Cheetahs are fast and built for it with long, slender bodies, small heads, and short claws that help provide traction by gripping the ground. Whether sitting on its haunches, crouched in the grass, or flying across the plains, the Cheetah is always a portrait of grace in action. People throughout the ages have admired Cheetahs for their abilities and have trained the speedy cats to hunt for gazelles, antelope, and other swift-footed herbivores. Unfortunately, they have declined and become rare in many areas of their former range. Nevertheless, Cheetahs can still be seen in action on visits to large protected areas in eastern Africa, and detailed animal garden statues of this beautiful cat can also be placed in the backyard or home.

Animal garden sculptures of a Cheetah on the prowl acts as graceful "yin" to the powerful "yang" of a tiger sculpture. Inside the home, the Basil Street Gallery Fluidity of Motion Cheetah Statue makes an elegant addition to any desk.

Save on these and other Cheetah objets d'art at Design Toscano today!

 

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Bring the Sunny Mediterranean to Your Home with Framed Art

The dreary days of winter drag on during February. The excitement of a new season disappeared way Figures on a Terrace in Capri Canvas Replica Paintingback in December and everyone is ready for Spring. Even the dragon garden statues and Asian garden sculptures in the backyard seem weary of the snow and leafless trees. Even though the days will be getting warmer and longer bit by bit, we could all go for more sunshine.

The mild climate of the Mediterranean helped give rise to more than one great civilization and it continues to attract millions of tourists seeking an escape from colder climes. A trip to Monaco, southern France, Capri, Sicily, or the Aegean Sea would drive away even the most somber of winter blues. However, even if you can't drop everything and take off for the gorgeous Mediterranean, why not bring the magic of that ancient region into your home with Mediterranean-themed framed art? If the sun's warm rays aren't melting the snow fast enough for your taste, brighten your home with replicas of paintings like the Roman Capriccio by Panini or Figures on a Terrace by Alott.

Both of these and other Mediterranean-flavored framed art will take a sunny bite out of Winter. While shopping for Egyptian art and the perfect stone garden angel for your backyard, get 25% off all framed art until February 27th!

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Every Garden Needs Greenmen

Your backyard can look fantastic with the right types of garden statuary and sculptures. A The Spirit of Nottingham Woods: Greenman Tree Sculpturepagoda statue always looks nice in an Asian-themed garden as do Buddha outdoor statues.   However, no matter what your garden decorating theme is, it's always going to look better with a "greenman" or two. This doesn't refer to gnome statues or little men from Mars. Although that would provide an interesting touch to any backyard, the sculptures that work with any garden are depictions of faces that appear to come right out of the tree they are placed on.

Most show old, ancient faces nestled within gnarled branches and craggy tree trunks. They bring tree spirits and dryads to mind and indeed this is what they essentially depict. Whereas  statues of garden fairies still manage to stand out in the greenery, greenmen sculptures blend right in with the trees. Hang up one of these mystical sculptures on a shady tree trunk and it will look as if the tree has a face staring out at you and your guests. These sculptures aren't limited to trees either. Many also look striking when placed on a wall, especially when it's a garden wall covered in creeping ivy.

Get 20% off these fantastic garden sculptures and other decor until February 14th!

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