Great Gator and a Hoot Owl

The Gargantuan Garden Gator StatueDesign Toscano prides itself on its “extraordinary” animals that will have your neighbors talking; things like our dinosaurs and Big Foot garden statue.  A big guy that will surprise and perhaps frighten your visitors a bit is The Gargantuan Garden Gator Statue.  This guy is 74” long and 22” high and surprisingly he has a hat and binoculars in his large sharp teeth, is someone missing?  Of course he is hand painted and done in good detail, also on sale, so get him at the DOG DAYS OF SUMMER SALE from August 16th through August 20th at an even greater bargain.
Most of our animals look like the real thing when they are created in designer resin and beautifully hand painted such as our tiger sculpture and other large animals.  We also have some pretty cute realistic smaller animals such as Howie the Hoot Owl Swinging Sculpture.  Howie sits on a swing with moon over his head.  His wing and body feathers are so well done that everyone will expect to hear a whoooo from him. Howie would be a great buy at the DOG DAYS OF SUMMER SALE from August 16th through August 20th.

This is certainly not the time to forget about all of our adorable garden statues gnomes.  They too are looking forward to fall and all the tasks that preparation for that season will entail.  One guy who keeps busy is our Garden Gnomes Toad House Statue who watches over the Toad House.  Here all the little creatures of the garden can come and dig and visit with the wonderful gnome on top.  The sculpture is 360 degrees and has a back entrance too.  Get it on sale at the DOG DAYS OF SUMMER SALE from August 16th through August 20th.

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From a Lovely Mermaid to a Bust of Shakespeare

Daydreaming Mermaid of Langeline Cove StatueIn our garden statue section we have a collection called “extraordinary” and here is where our exclusive Big Foot garden statue can be found among many other large and very different sculptures.  A sculpture that is truly extraordinary and beautiful at the same time is the Daydreaming Mermaid of Langeline Cove Statue and she is at a sale price. This delicately rendered mermaid is 35” tall and appears to be sunbathing with her hand on her great tail and a peaceful gaze around the landscape.  She is not wearing a bathing suit.

William Shakespeare Sculptural BustMuch in the style and serenity of our large Buddha statue, we have another wonderful statue of peace that will fit in any garden.  She is Mother Nature: Maiden of the Forest Statue rendered in a bronze hue created with style and grace out of designer resin.  This mother nature goddess has feathers in her hair, surrounded by the doves of peace and perfect for a meditation garden.

When you shop Design Toscano you must always check out our marble busts for sale section which is filled with marvelous items at unbelievable prices.  A popular bust at a great price is our William Shakespeare Sculptural Bust: Desktop which would make a great gift for the lovers of the Bard among your friends.  Sculpted in designer resin, this 12” highly detailed bust would look wonderful on a bookshelf or a desk.  Be the first to get this bust and start your Christmas shopping early.

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An Extraordinary Statue and Cute Kittens

This weekend starting August 5th through the August 7th , we have a Free Shipping Weekend of anything over $75.00. Make this the time to get those items you’ve been wanting.

Kitten Kaboodle Cat Welcome SignWe have a section called “extraordinary” garden statues wherein we have such pieces as the Big Foot garden statue, the dinosaur statues and several other outdoor statues that defy definition.  An interesting piece in this collection is the Harvest of Evil Garden Scarecrow Statue.  As harvest time is coming up and we have our free delivery sale, now is the time to take a look at this scarecrow with a skull for a head and something of a lizard, zombie-like body.  He is dressed like any scarecrow and is sculpted in haunting detail and hand painted.

You know that you have wanted to pick up some of our reptile sculpture such as our tortoise statue and now is the perfect time to add something slimy and cute to your garden.  Our Stacked Frogs Cast Iron Statue is just the thing.  These adorable four frogs of cast iron are stacked one upon the other making the statue 10” high.  They are finished in a green patina and are an exclusive.

So many of our little animals are so cute and have so much personality such as our popular Meerkat sculpture.  Many people love kittens and we have the purrfect welcome sign for them.  The Kitten Kaboodle Cat Welcome Sign is a sculpture of five adorable kittens done in the fine animal sculpture detail that our artists are known for and are hand painted.  This is a 360 sculpture and when looking at them from behind you can see their tails a wagging.  They are peeking over the top of a handsome WELCOME sign.

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More Meerkats, Bigfoot and a Crazy Parrot

The Meerkat Clan StatueSome of our most popular and playful pieces are those of Meerkat sculpture.  There is just something about the way these joyful animals are sculpted that just make you want to take them home and give them a place of honor in your yard.  A very popular piece is The Meerkat Clan Statue.  Here are three members of the clan posing on a large piece of tree branch as if they were posing for a family portrait.  They are lovingly hand painted and totally adorable.

In many of our blog posts we have mentioned the Big Foot garden statue in relation to other extraordinary statues that we have, but this one is all about him.  Our piece, Big Foot, the Garden Yeti Statue: Large, is a Design Toscano exclusive and this is the only place you will find him.  While the rest of the world goes searching for the Yeti, you can have a sculpture of him in your yard that is over 2 ft. tall.  Like all of our exclusives he is finely detailed and of course, hand painted.
When we say we have sculptures for outside don’t think that it just means the average Greek gods and wonderful fountains (although we have many of these).  We also like to think a little bit out of the box and so we bring to you our Polly in Paradise Parrot Sculpture on Ring Perch: Large.  If you want to give a tropical touch to your yard or patio, Polly is just the thing.  She is 17 ½ in. tall and swings from her own perch.  Finely detailed in designer resin, she is hand painted in all the tropical colors.

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Cute Bear Cubs and Elephant Sculpture

Many people have collections of elephant statues and those who feel they bring good luck gather all sizes, from outdoor elephant statues to smaller pieces in their indoor décor.  To be sure of good luck, we present our Elephants of Fortune Sculpture which are shown in a golden finish with raised trunks for good luck.  These three elephants are sculpted in great detail and stand about a foot and a half stacked upon each other.

Ragnar: Garden Dancer Troll StatueWe pride ourselves on having unusual statues such as our Big Foot sculpture and prehistoric animal sculpture.  One that you won’t see in every garden is the Rangar: Garden Dancer Troll Statue.  This big bellied troll is having a good time dancing in the garden and looking as different as anything.  He’s over a foot tall, is beautifully hand painted and is a Design Toscano exclusive, of course.

Cute animals have a place in every yard and garden.  Certainly our popular Meerkat sculpture always has a home in someone’s yard as do our silly gophers and adorable tiger cubs.  Now welcome another cute animal to the group, this is our Mischievous Bear Cubs Sculpture.  These two little bear cubs are trying to find their balance on a log and holding on with bear claws.  They are well detailed and as always, beautifully hand painted. 

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Egypt On Sale

Egyptian Barge to the Beyond Glass-Topped Sculptural TableThe time is here for our Design Toscano Three Day Egyptian Sale.  This sale is 20% off the Egyptian collection from June 16th through June 18th.  Here are some of the items you might want to put on your shopping list.  In our Egyptian tables section, we have the Egyptian Barge to the Beyond Glass-Topped Sculptural Table.  This large piece has a glass top that is almost a yard wide.  This great table is based with a pictorially sculpted Egyptian  barge done in beautiful detail  with hand painting . It is a 33 pound replica of the one found in Tutankhamen’s tomb.

Our sculpture pieces are known for great engraving even on simple animals like our tortoise sculpture.  In the Egyptian collection, our artists have gone all out to present the beauty and wonder of that ancient time.  A greatly detailed piece is the Golden Obelisk of Ancient Egypt Statue which is over two feet tall and inscribed with the names of the kings that commissioned it.  This is an exclusive of Design Toscano.

Grand Stone Sphinx Statue atop a Egyptian PlinthWe like to do things big and of course we have done that with many of our large unusual statues like the big foot garden statue.  In Egypt everything was done in a large way from the pyramids of Giza to the giant sphinx.  You can have this giant sphinx in your yard with our Grand Stone Sphinx Statue atop an Egyptian Plinth.  This piece is more than seven feet long and detailed with hieroglyphs and a wonderful sphinx. 

The 3 Day Egyptian Sale starts on Thursday, June 16th, so make a point to come in and see all the wonders of Egypt.

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Statues of Gods and Dinosaurs

Confucius Garden SculptureDesign Toscano has many statues of many different religions, such as our Buddha outdoor statues.  Many people like to create a meditation garden and these statues from many different religions add to the peace and spirituality of the space.  On such outdoor statue is the Confucius Garden Statue.  This statue is from the ancient Chinese religion of Confuscianism.  This is a two foot, well detailed statue of Confucius with a finish that has the look of ivory and is also a Design Toscano exclusive.

Browsing our marble busts for sale section, you will discover many wonderful statues, busts and other sculpture for great prices.  In keeping with the theme of the god or goddess statue, we have Themis, Blind Justice Bonded Marble Statue.  This is another one of our great exclusive sculptures and is the Greek goddess of justice done in bonded marble and holding the scales of justice made of faux gold.

We love to have fun with our sculptures and to have statues that will make your yard just a bit different from your neighbor’s.  Certainly our big foot statue and large dinosaur statues are a fine example of a little quirkiness for the yard.  If you would perhaps like a slightly smaller piece for a side garden with a little style, you might take a look at our Raptor Skeleton Garden Sculpture.  He is 2 feet long and has the look of an ancient dinosaur skeleton just recently excavated. 

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Big Foot Garden Statue and Other Wonders

Design Toscano has always been extremely proud of our exclusive sculpture Big Foot, the Garden Yeti Statue.  Obviously this guy has some big feet that can really extend through your yard.  He is also sculpted in design resin with realistic (do we know what he looks like?) fur and facial features.  Soon the media will be on your lawn after your neighbors report the Yeti sighting in your yard.

Goliath the Gargoyle SculptureGargoyles are so popular in these days of vampire stories and things of the supernatural. 
Our gargoyle figurines are the best that you can find to add some of this magic to your yard or home. Goliath the Gargoyle Sculpture is taking a nap at your home stretching out to about one and a half feet.  He seems peaceful and serene, but don't wake him up for anything.

Animal statues are a great favorite from domestic pets like cats and dogs, to our perky frogs and not too perky turtles and our fine jungle cats like our tiger sculpture.  There's a new cat in town and it's stalking its prey in your yard, this is our Stalking the Savannah Cheetah Statue.  This fantastic muscular cat is sculpted on a tree trunk looking for prey.  The statue is over four feet tall and so lifelike your guests will hide their dogs. 

Take advantage of serious savings with our Memorial Day sale!  Get 20% off of everything until 5/31/11!

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Too Shy

Some of our smaller statues stand very shyly aside and let the big guys get all the attention, but these detailed and lovely figures should not be overlooked.  One stone garden angel stands tall, but shy and has something for you.  This is our Angel's Message Garden Statue who is two and a half foot tall and appears to be approaching with a prayerful pose to deliver peace and serenity to your garden.

Einstein, the Thinker, Garden Gnome StatueOur garden statues gnomes are always off doing something interesting, whether playing music, working in the garden or just taking a nap.  This shy little gnome is thinking up marvelous things that will change the world.  He is Einstein, the Thinker, Garden Gnome Statue perched on a tree stump next to a mushroom thinking about the things around him and how they work.  He has the typical red gnome hat and of course a long white beard and is an exclusive of Design Toscano.

The figures in our greenmen collection are usually anything but shy, they might even be called a wee bit scary.  There is one greenmen wall sculpture however, that does not want her full face to be seen by all.  This is the Bashful Wood Sprite Wall Sculpture which like most of the greenmen has elements of a tree around her and is covering her face with her hand which looks much like a leaf.

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Beautiful Ladies

Sculptors often show the best of their skills when the subject is a beautiful woman.  Many gorgeous women and goddesses have become famous statues over the centuries.  In our Greek garden statues collection we have the exquisite Venus De Milo Statue: Grand.  What other woman could look so stunning without arms.  She is over four feet tall and displayed on a marble stand to lend grandeur and beauty to your yard.

Flower Maiden of Bali SculptureFor the garden with an Asian theme, we have our Japanese garden statues collection which features many beautiful women of the Far East.  One such lovely girl is the Flower Maiden of Bali Sculpture.  She is presenting lotus flowers to any and all and is about three feet tall.  She is well crafted in resin with exquisite detail.  Our Maiden of Bali is another Design Toscano exclusive.

We stock many different and somewhat bizarre statues like our Big Foot garden statue and we have some unusual, but beautiful ladies in this area also.  Our Enchanted Garden Fairies: Colleen and Marilee are gorgeous yes, but just also little bit more bizarre than our classical female sculptures.  These ladies are calm and serene with large fairy wings and look excellent amidst all the flowers in your garden.
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Beautiful Asian

Shou Xin Gong: Chinese God of Longevity StatueMany people like to use themes in the outdoor gardens or patios and even on porches.  There are all types of themes of course, from Greek to animal to quirky.  If you are interested in creating an Asian theme in your garden here are some suggestions from Design Toscano.  We have wonderful Buddha outdoor statues that range from the serene to the joyful and we also have a very serene and well sculpted Chinese statue.  This is Shou Xin Gong: God of Longevity Statue.  Shou Xin Gong is a statue of an old Asian man with a long beard (showing his longevity) carrying the "peach of immortality" and the "staff of longevity". 

To perk up your Asian theme and add some joy, you should look at our Japanese garden statues.  One of the more interesting of these is our Dancing Asian Fish Spitting Garden Statue Collection.  These fish come in four different sizes and are depicted standing on their tails dancing with their mouths wide open.  They are piped if at any time you would want to use them as a small fountain spitting water.

We have many extraordinary statues like our big foot garden statue which is quite amazing.  In the Asian theme a similarly large and spectacular statue is our Asian Dragon with Power Orb Solid Bronze Garden Sculpture.  He spouts water, so no fear of fire from him, and he is holding an orb in one of his claws.  He is large and beautiful.
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Great Outdoor Sculpture

T-Rex Dinosaur Trophy Wall SculptureYour property may be pretty large or you may just love large statues.  We have the wonderful Big Foot garden statue which is so lifelike your neighbors will be calling the local paper about a Big Foot sighting.  Another fun big sculpture although an indoor one is the T-Rex Dinosaur Trophy Wall Sculpture which shows off the head of the dinosaur that you just bagged on your last hunting trip.

Another one of our sizable statues is the large Buddha statue which is sculpted in great detail and yet even with his monumental size he casts a serene feeling all around the area.  This is the Giant Buddha Monument-Sized Garden Sculpture and the extra good news is that he is on sale now just in time to enjoy spring in your outdoor space.

Giant Buddha Monument-Sized Garden SculptureWe can't talk enough about our outdoor garden water fountains as there is such a great selection and some are even on sale.  The Nature's Blessed Prayer St. Francis Sculptural Fountain is at a great sale price now and is just wonderfully done with the bird on the saint's shoulder and the fountain falls as a river from the side of the display.
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From Small to Big Garden Statues

Mystic Wanderer Garden Gnome StatueWe have every type of statue that you could want for a yard or even an estate.  Everyone knows though that you need to have a gnome to make your space complete and we have gnomes.  The garden statues gnomes range from the magical Mystic Warrior Garden Gnome Statue who has the wild look of a wizard in the snow to Sammy the Swinging Gnome Statue a happy guy just enjoying a nice summer swing in the shade of a tree.  The most fun statue is the Garden Gnome's Toadhouse Statue with a gnome on a bridge that covers a little hidey hole for the things that crawl or hop into your yard.

If you have a large area and you're not afraid he'll step on your gnomes, you should check the Big Foot garden statue.  This Yeti statue will cause a stir when people start seeing him in your yard.  Another great addition is the Bashful Yeti Tree Sculpture who just peeks around your tree to see if all is well in your garden.

St. Michael Archangel statueTo go from the small to the big to the sublime, we have marble busts for sale.  At great prices you can get the St. Michael Archangel statue, the Madonna of the Harpies and many more marble busts and statues for sale.
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Don't be a Fool - Take Advantage of Free Shipping!

With our gigantic April Fool's promotion there is no shipping charge on any articles over $75.00.  Spring is almost here and you have to plan your garden and that plan includes getting the right ornaments.  These are not always small and free shipping is not at all foolish. A big foot garden statue and outdoor elephant statues are nothing to fool around with when it comes to shipping and on April 1, 2011 it is FREE.

Palace of Ramses Egyptian Occasional TableThe weather might still be a little chilly in some areas but some people are seeing crocuses and other early flowers starting bloom and this is an alert to start mapping out your yard and garden plans.  Even the interior design could use some sprucing in the spring.  It would be nice to entertain using attractive and unusual Egyptian tables for drinks and snacks.  There may be things that you have hoped to add to your oriental décor, but the cost of shipping made you think twice about getting it.  Now is the time to take advantage of this one day free shipping promotion to get the items that have been on your wish list for a while.

Let's face it, statuary and ornaments are generally heavier to ship than clothing and other items that have free shipping offers.  That is what makes this a great offer and something you need to take advantage of right away.  Visit our website or go through our catalog to find those items you desire and order on April 1, for free shipping. Honestly, no fooling.
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Gargoyle Gifts Under $50!

Design Toscano offers a large selection of exclusive and original gifts, most of which are available for you for under $50! With the holidays coming up, our exclusive gargoyle gifts, gargoyle figurines and other garden gargoyle statues will make perfect Hanukkah and Christmas gifts!

Emmett the Gargoyle Sculpture is one of Design Toscano's most popular gargoyle figurines. At less than $50, this piece also happens to be one of our customers' favorite gargoyle gifts! When you own this outdoor garden sculpture, you own a classic! A true purebred, Emmett the Gargoyle boasts lineage as one of the original medieval creatures that pensively perched from European rooftop and turret. Our historic, muscular fellow is cast in quality designer resin with an aged and weathered dark greystone finish for true authenticity. He is available only at Design Toscano!

Goliath the Gargoyle Sculpture— Is he digesting his prey—or are YOU next?!  Resting atop floor, fence or your big screen TV, our nearly life-size Goliath stretches almost a foot-and-a-half wide as he snoozes between “munch breaks.” The artist has sculpted this Toscano exclusive with sharpened fangs and muscled forearms, then cast him in quality designer resin with a greystone finish as a menacing presence in home or garden.

To continue shopping through our other gifts under $50, visit the Design Toscano website today! 

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Look Out Your Window To Find A Mischievous Yeti Strutting Around!

Ever wonder where those strange noises in your garden come from? They're probably from our collection of Big Foot Garden Statues! If these are not in your garden yet, hurry up and snatch one up before they're all sold out!
Bigfoot, the Garden Yeti Statue is our most realistic yeti. With alleged Bigfoot sightings the world over, from the Himalayas to the Americas, this elusive, mythical legend has been captured for Toscano in a quality designer resin statue and hand-painted for startling realism. With his characteristically big feet, our more than two-foot-tall Bigfoot, the Garden Yeti Statue will have guests doing a double-take as they admire your creative decor style! Available exclusively through Toscano, our Bigfoot, the Garden Yeti sculpture commands a unique presence in home or garden.

Another of our mysterious creatures is Bigfoot, the Bashful Yeti Tree Sculpture.
If you've never personally spotted Bigfoot, perhaps it's just because he s been hiding behind the nearest tree! Our legendary yeti makes a surprise entrance in your yard as a highly detailed, quality designer resin sculpt designed to allow him to peek around your garden trees. Painstakingly hand-painted to make passers-by look twice, our believe-it-or-not sculpt is available only at Design Toscano!
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Celebrate the Holidays With Bigfoot and Dragons!

Include Design Toscano's exclusive Big Foot garden statues and ornaments when decorating your home for the holidays! 

Bigfoot, the Holiday Yeti Holiday Ornament is a brand new item in stock, and it is sure to surprise visitors, or even friends and family members if you choose to give this piece as a special gift. 

Our legendary yeti makes a holiday appearance, decked out with all the trimmings! Undetected and unknown for centuries, Bigfoot is now the inspiration for this collectible, 2010-edition holiday ornament. Makes a one-of-a-kind holiday tree ornament, mythical stocking stuffer, package tie-on, or creative addition to your Bigfoot collection. Cast in hand-painted quality designer resin.

Another holiday ornament that could be given as a gift for others or for yourself is the Protector of the Gothic Portal Celtic Dragon 2010 Holiday Ornament. This ornament will go perfectly with your home's gothic décor, as well as with any dragon garden statues that may be found outside! 
Add Gothic flair with our Toscano-exclusive mystical dragon perched upon a sparkling crystalline resin Celtic orb! Our collectible, 2010-edition holiday ornament makes a one-of-a-kind tree ornament, mythical stocking stuffer, magical package tie-on, or a creative addition to your dragon collection. Cast in quality designer resin with a hand-painted faux pewter finish.
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Gargoyle Gifts For Everyone!

Gargoyle statues are Design Toscano's claim to fame! Scare up Medieval style with our dragon figurines and gargoyle wall sculptures that will illuminate your gothic décor-ed castle! At Design Toscano you will find garden gargoyle statues, gargoyle figurines, Gothic gargoyle bookends, gargoyle lawn statues and Gothic guardian gargoyles. 

These pieces and figurines make for perfect gargoyle gifts for any of your gargoyle-loving friends! 

For a cheap birthday or Christmas gifts for a friend, family member or co-worker, consider some of the following gift ideas:

  • Goliath the Gargoyle Sculpture. Resting atop floor, fence or your big screen TV, our nearly life-size Goliath stretches almost a foot-and-a-half wide as he snoozes between “munch breaks.” The artist has sculpted this Toscano exclusive with sharpened fangs and muscled forearms, then cast him in quality designer resin with a greystone finish as a menacing presence in home or garden.
  • Gaston, the Gothic Gargoyle Computer Climber. Whether climbing the corporate ladder aside your computer or taunting from your refrigerator, Gaston hangs from his Velcro™ pad as an exclusive work of decorative art in quality designer resin.
For more gargoyle gifts, browse through all that Design Toscano has to offer online, right from your home! 

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Sasquatch Sighting in Your Garden!

Ever wonder where those strange noises in your garden are coming from?

Don't worry, it's probably just Bigfoot, the Garden Yeti roaming around your property!

Bigfoot is claimed to be an ape-like creature that inhabits forests in the Himalayas and in North America, mainly in the Pacific Northwest region. 

Many scientists discount the existence of Bigfoot and consider it to be a combination of folklore, misidentification, and hoax, but Design Toscano is here to disprove them with our exclusive Bigfoot!

Add some mystery to your garden with one of our two Bigfoot statues! 

The mythical legend of Bigfoot has been captured for Toscano in our quality designer resin statue, Bigfoot the Garden Yeti Sculpture, and hand-painted for startling realism. With his characteristically big feet, our more than two-foot-tall Bigfoot will have guests doing a double-take as they admire your creative decor style! Available exclusively through Toscano, our Big Foot Garden Statue commands a unique presence in your garden.

Bigfoot the Bashful Yeti Tree Scultpure is another of our beautiful, handcrafted Sasquatch garden statuary pieces. Our legendary yeti makes a surprise entrance in your yard as a highly detailed, quality designer resin sculpt designed to allow him to peek around your garden trees. Painstakingly hand-painted to make passers-by look twice, our believe-it-or-not sculpt is available only at Design Toscano!
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No More Alleged Big Foot Sightings!

Garden Yeti StatueWhether you are a huge Big Foot lover or you know someone that is, it’s time to honor their outdoor space with our Big Foot Garden Statue!

With a Bigfoot Statue in your yard, there is no wonder where strange noises are coming from.   Just think of what a conversation piece the Yeti statue will be in your yard.  Whether you have neighbors over for a last minute meal or are having a formal party on the patio, everyone will love your new elusive, mythical legend roaming your back yard, not to mention your unique décor style!

Yeti is made of a quality designer resin and is hand-painted for startling realism.

19½"Wx19"Dx28½"H. 12 lbs.

You might even consider checking out our Bashful Yeti Tree Sculpture to compliment this one or another one of our Statues for Garden.

Do you own the Bigfoot Garden Yeti Statue?  What did you do with it?  Tell us why you love it by leaving a comment below!

Would you like some help on decorating gardens and landscapes with statues?  Please feel free to phone us with any questions you have at 1-800-525-5141.

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