Fountains as Sculptures for Outside

St. Francis' Life-Giving Waters FountainFountains are a popular type of decor in gardens, malls, plazas and other situations because they are such dynamic types of sculpture. While most garden statuary is, by nature, static and unmoving, the water in a fountain is constantly changing its appearance in subtle ways while filling the air with soothing natural music. Water helps add dimensions to a fountain that can make it a vibrant centerpiece for any backyard. Fountains are of course sculptures too and can be used in that regard to complement other garden statuary items.

The striking Mermaid of the Isle Capri acts as a striking addition to a backyard pond. This breathtaking bronze statue is cast in the "lost wax" method and uses her long shell to pour water into your pond. The detailed scales, curves, and form or this quality bronze sculptural fountain will make it one of the most striking, realistic items in your backyard.

The Saint Francis Life-Giving Waters Fountain is another masterpiece of garden decor that blends fine sculpture with the enchanting sounds of flowing water. This well known saint's connection with the natural world is captured by sculptor Carlo Bronti with beautiful details. A doe, dove, and other animals are shown as they visit a basin cared for by Saint Francis.

Enjoy a 20% discount on these and other beautiful sculptural fountains when purchased by the end of today, May 20th.

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Two Main Reasons for Putting Outdoor Water Garden Fountains in the Backyard

Medici Lion Four-Tier FountainA backyard can be such a special place. Whether you work in the cement and brick canyons of the city or in the great outdoors, it's always a pleasure to come home to your own, personal green oasis. Mark your garden with beautiful garden statuary, vegetables, and brilliant flowers and it takes on higher degrees of personal importance and becomes that much more capable of healing the stresses of the day. Fountains help accomplish healing with the happy, soothing sounds of gentle bubbling water. Two other good reasons for putting fountains on display in the backyard are:

  • Fountains are classic, functional decor: Sculptural fountains have played a very important role in the plazas of many European cities, they have graced the villas of nobility, and were an important centerpiece item in Victorian gardens. These works of art that blend sculpture with water continue to be lovely decor in any type of garden and can be a magnet for backyard birds that come for a drink and a dip.
  • The modern garden fountain comes in many shapes and sizes: Fountains can be classic, sculptural pieces such as the regal Medici Lion Four-Tier Fountain, solid bronze garden statues, combine bronze and animal garden sculptures by taking the form of a bronze turtle, or be a bit more contemporary in appearance like the Cascading Garden Fountain.

Order these and other fine garden fountains from today until tomorrow, May 20th and get 20% off the regular price.

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Get Ready for Summer with Outdoor Water Garden Fountains

Quenching a Big Thirst Sculptural FountainIt's warm outside, flowers are blooming, and it's a beautiful month to spend time in the backyard. One of the first things that we need to do when venturing into the backyard once winter has come to an end is taking a look around and making decisions about decor. Will the garden gnomes from the previous year look just as cute in your new flowerbeds? Where are the best spots to display your favorite classic resin garden statues and angels? What type of backyard fountain would complement the other decor in the backyard?

If you don't have a fountain yet, now is the time to pick one out from our collection. In addition to providing your garden with decor that is given voice with peaceful bubbling water, when you buy any of our fountains between today and Monday, May 20th, you enjoy a 20% discount as part of our Fountain Sale! This sale helps you save on beautiful summer fountains like our best selling Quenching a Big Thirst Sculptural Fountain and on timeless bronze decor such as the Large Bronze Crane Fountains. Both of these lovely fountains add a touch of class to any backyard and look even better when sharing a backyard with a naturally inspired item like the Misty Trails Garden Fountain Sculpture.

Save 20% on these and other high quality fountains for garden when purchased between today and Monday, May 20th.

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Sale on Outdoor Garden Water Fountains Starts Today!

Cherubs at Play Sculptural FountainThe fountain is a beautiful, naturally musical piece of decor that has graced the courtyards of cities in many parts of the world for centuries. It continues to be a popular decoration in modern-day gardens and comes in many shapes and sizes. From today until Monday, May 20th, we are paying homage to the classic beauty of fountains by offering a 20% discount on any of the fountains in our collection. This sale is an ideal time for buying exquisite fountains for friends as well as one or two to add to your own backyard.

Combine the classic beauty of a stone garden angel and fountains with the Cherubs at Play Sculptural Fountain. This striking classic fountain is a replica of French antique decor that dates back to the 15th century and features four charming, winged cherubs at play. This four foot tall fountain also features bubbling water in an upper basin that drains into a wide lower basin.

Angel aficionados will also love the Heavenly Moments Angel Sculptural Fountain. Inspired by classic Italian fountains, this faux verdigris-bronze decor is nearly four feet tall and features a winged angel helping a cherub put water into an acanthus leaf basin.

These are two of many quality fountains on sale at Design Toscano. Buy any of our fountains from today until Monday, May 20th and get 20% off the regular price!

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Indoor Elegance with African Statues

Bambara Tribal SculptureAfrica, the second largest continent on Earth, is a place of superlatives. It hosts the longest river in the world, hundreds (if not thousands) of distinct cultures, and the most impressive megafauna on the planet. Africa also plays host to some of the most interesting folk art on Earth, including intricate masks and beautiful, hand-carved wooden objets d'art. Such items add an exotic, classy touch to any room and never cease to be popular choices for interior decor. One such replica of African art that extols the ancient, exotic beauty of this continent is the Bambara Tribal Sculpture. This striking piece is an authentic, very close replica of two foot tall wooden carvings found on headdresses worn by Bambara people during important agricultural rites. It incorporates features of such African animals as antelope and pangolins and symbolizes fertility, growth, and strength.

You can also add a taste of Africa to your home or office with elegant indoor decor such as the Ubuntu African Maiden Statue and the Loving Embrace African Statue. Both of these beautiful indoor statues are made with quality, designer resin and given a beautiful faux bronze appearance. Beautiful details are added to the Ubuntu Statue in the form of a two-tone verdigris bronze finish while the endearing Loving Embrace sculpture features actual metal earrings and draped fabric.

Find the best in African-themed statues, Egyptian decorations, and high quality garden statuary at Design Toscano today.

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One More Day to Save on Sculptures for Outside!

Spitting Asian Dragon Bronze Garden StatueMother's Day is such an important holiday that we decided to extend our Mother's Day Weekend Sale for one more day. This means that you can still get 20% off any of our items as long as you buy them by the end of today, April 30th! It's a chance to pay less for unique and impressive sculptures like our Bigfoot Statue. This signature, modern classic comes in three different sizes to make it work in any type of garden and also acts an an excellent conversation piece in restaurants and hotels.

Order by the end of today and you can also get a 20% discount on beautiful, timeless bronze statues such as the Spitting Asian Dragon. Made in the traditional lost-wax tradition, this bronze sculpture is an authentic replica of exquisite bronze serpentine dragons that grace Chinese gardens and monasteries. If you would rather decorate the yard with a Medieval dragon, put the Dragon of Falkenberg on display or surprise guests by decorating the flowerbed with a realistic skull of a dragon!

Of course, outdoor sculptures aren't just limited to mythological creatures. We also have dozens of awe-inspiring, classic angel statues like the Angel of Patience sculpture, beautiful animal garden statues, and a host of Greek garden statues.

Buy these beautiful garden statues and hundreds of other unique, high quality decor at Design Toscano by the end of today, April 30th and get a 20% discount as part of our Mother's Day Weekend Sale!

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New Marble Busts for Sale

The marble bust has a look of distinction that makes it an elegant addition to a living room, den, or office. The classy nature of this timeless work of art also makes it ideal decor for a hotel or restaurant. The bust was a popular genre of sculpture for ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans and continues to be a common sight in distinguished homes and gardens to this day. Today and tomorrow are ideal days for buying certain busts from Design Toscano because you get a 20% discount on any new busts as long as they are purchased by tomorrow, April 24th.

Minerva Sculptural BustAdd a fine, classic touch to your interior decor with a bust of Minerva, the Roman Goddess of Wisdom. Known as Athena by the ancient Greeks, Minerva shows her war-like side with a feather-plumed helmet and breastplate embossed with an image of Medusa. This classic sculpture is a fine replica of an eighteenth century piece crafted by Antonio Canova and is made of bonded marble resin.

To decorate with a replica of much older decor, buy the Apollo Belvedere Bonded Marble Resin Sculptural Bust. This beautiful, very classic bust of the Greek God of youth, light, and masculine beauty was first crafted in bronze by Greek artist "Leochares" in the 4th century BC. The Romans liked this work of art so much that they made a marble copy. That marble version was lost until the 15th century and has been kept in the Vatican ever since.

Save on these fantastic new sculptural busts and dozens of other new items at Design Toscano today.

From today until April 24th, get a 20% discount on any of our new items.

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Bronze Garden Sculptures for a Classic, Victorian Garden

The Birth of Venus Bronze Garden StatuePeople have been decorating their gardens with statues for thousands of years. Sculptures of deities were a key feature of Greek and Roman gardens but they also used a variety of secular statuary. After the fall of the Roman Empire, garden sculptures in most parts of Europe were limited to the grounds of churches and other sacred sites until the Renaissance. As an increasing number of wealthy benefactors supported the arts, some of the most stunning sculptures and garden statuary of all time were created. Although subsequent centuries saw garden statues becoming a common feature in many a backyard, the Victorian era seemed to take garden statue decor to new heights.

Victorian estates in England and her colonies showcased dozens and even hundreds of stone garden angels, beautiful marble statues, urns, fountains, and many other sculptures. Some of the most prized items put on display were exquisite bronze fountains and bronze statuary. Bronze pieces continue to have a timeless quality that makes them fine heirloom items and centerpiece sculptures to this day. The bronze Windblown sculpture expresses creativity and high quality art by showing a maiden catching her flowing dress as it blows in the breeze.  The Birth of Venus Bronze Sculpture is another heirloom piece that replicates Boticelli's famous painting in immortal bronze form.

Heighten the classic appeal of your garden with high quality bronze sculptures from Design Toscano.

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The Serene Elegance of Asian Garden Sculptures

Baby Buddha Studying the Five Precepts StatueThe garden is the perfect place to escape to when you need a bit of relaxation in your own personal green space. Asian-themed gardens are built around this concept and take it a step further by working with nature to create an artistic sanctuary. Natural beauty is highlighted with careful pruning, placement of stones, and by putting statues on display that add to the serene atmosphere.

One of the most elegant Asian-themed statues is the Serene Mira Bai Sculpture. You can almost hear the enchanting music coming from saint Mira Bai's one-stringed Ektar lute as she plays it with elegant hands. This beautiful hand-painted statue makes an elegant source of inspiration in any garden.

The Baby Buddha Studying the Five Precepts is an inspirational statue that expresses peace and innocence with simple, elegant beauty. The look on the face of this young Buddha is both childlike and eternal as he studies sacred texts in your garden.

More elegance is demonstrated by the beautiful solid bronze Tranquil Buddha Statue. Modeled after solid bronze Buddha statues in eastern Asia, this foot and a half tall, solid bronze sculpture captures the serene beauty of a meditating Buddha with authentic grace. As is expected for a meditating Buddha, it will quickly add to the peaceful character of your backyard.

Find these quality Asian-themed statues and hundreds of high quality elegant garden statuary items at Design Toscano. 

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Unique gift

Writer from Arkansas reviewed the Solitude Girl Solid Bronze Garden Sculpture: Small

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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Comments: Well received unique gift for a prolific reader. The Solitude Girl looks great prominently displayed on the mantle near the bookcases. The only surprise and disappointment is the bottom of the piece is open. Some felt around the edges prevent scratching indoor surfaces.

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Beautiful sculpture but nothing is forever

Donna from Georgia reviewed the Monarch Butterfly Bronze Garden Sculpture

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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Comments: I purchased one less than a year ago and loved it immediately. It was displayed out in the garden in full sun and the colors now have become very dull and faded. I don't care. I purchased three more as Christmas gifts.

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Asian Décor for the Home Interior and Office

Galloping Horses Sculptural Oliphant TuskAsian garden statues can help turn a basic backyard into a beautiful, breathtaking garden but such fantastic decor isn't limited to the outdoors. There are also dozens of elegant Asian-themed items meant for the interior of the home and office. A sculpture of Guan Yin, the Chinese Goddess of Compassion and Mercy, adds an interesting, elegant touch to your living room or office. The intricate, delicate details of this pretty sculpture honor the most popular deity in the Chinese pantheon.

The Galloping Horses Sculptural Oliphant Tusk makes a somewhat more dramatic statement when put on display in your office or den. Modeled after antique Chinese ivory sculptures, this item shows a herd of horses in full gallop and the details make it seem as if they are about to come to life. Some of the stallions rear their heads into the air to neigh while others stretch their necks forward to win their private race. Although this sculpture does not use actual ivory, it's made from a carefully designed polymer known as "Mandarin Ivory" that mimics the color, beauty, and texture of an actual Elephant tusk.

The Ancient Tang Horse Iron Statue shows a horse that is a bit more relaxed and a lot more tame. This foundry iron cast sculpture is a replica of a bronze sculpture that dates back to 700 AD. It's placed atop an elegant marble base and is a truly royal work of art.

Order these, Asian garden sculptures, and other Asian-themed decor by the end of today and get 20% off the regular price.

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Delightful Asian Garden Sculptures

The Laughing Maitreya Buddha StatueAsian garden statues are a welcome addition to most backyards. Whether the yard already has garden fairies or classic Greek statuary on display, Asian decor can provide a peaceful, enchanting touch that reminds us of the need for tranquility in our lives. While quiet and peaceful depictions of a meditating Buddha are a common and fitting aspect of Asian gardens, Asian-themed decor also includes dramatic pieces like ornate and beautifully detailed bronze dragons. Some Buddha statues are also meant to inspire laughter and add a light-hearted touch to the garden.

One such easy-going Buddha sculpture is The Laughing Maitreya Buddha Statue. This jolly Buddha is all smiles as he contently sits and waits to hand out candy to lucky children. Rub his belly for good fortune and let his laughing face wash away your worries.

Another delightful, laughing statue comes in the form of a sculpture of Shou Xin Gong, the Chinese God of Longevity. Wise Shou Xin Gong expresses his happiness with an open smile as he offers the peach of immortality, a fruit said to bloom once every 3,000 years. This is the fruit that made the mischievous Monkey King immortal after he stole one and took a few bites. Shou Xin Gou holds the staff of longevity in his other hand and is said to grant a long life to those who put statues of him on display.

Get 20% off these and other lovely Asian decor items when buying them today and tomorrow, February 5th.

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Save 20% on Asian Garden Sculptures and all other Asian Decor

Dancing Asian Fish Bronze Spitting Garden Statue CollectionAsian-themed decor has a kind of timeless beauty and elegance that brings peace to any backyard. Put a statue of the Buddha near a bubbling fountain and the garden becomes a peaceful oasis. Such decor can help you erase the stress of the day as soon as you walk through the garden gate. That peaceful, beautiful Asian decor also becomes a bit more accessible from today until February 5th on account of our Asian Decor Sale.

All Asian-themed decor at Design Toscano gets a 20% discount when ordered between today and Tuesday, February 5th. Enjoy that discount on such lovely Asian garden statues as the Pagoda Lanterns or a statue of a Thai Princess. The faux stone Pagoda Lanterns make an elegant, tranquil addition to any type of backyard with simple, symmetrical lines. The Thai Princess Sculpture pays homage to the ornate art forms of the ancient Thai culture with a statue modeled after antique Thai works of art. By the tranquil look on her face, this princess has achieved inner peace and will act as in inspiration for you to reach the same goal.

All of our Large Buddha statue items are also on sale as well as beautiful bronze sculptures like our Dancing Asian Fish Spitting Garden Statue Collection.

Buy these and other Asian decor items from now until February 5th and get 20% off !

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Write a Review and You Might Win $150 to Spend on Fantastic Garden Statuary!

We love it when our customers share their feelings about one of our Bigfoot Statues, our animal garden sculptures, and other unique items from our collection of quality decor. When you write a review, it lets us Chateau Chambord Clock and Candelabra Ensembleknow if we are providing our clients with the type of high quality decorations and objets d'art that we strive to offer. However, we also know that it can take time to write those reviews so to show our appreciation, we are holding a contest for the next ten days.

From now (January 15th) until January 25, 2013, anyone who writes a review about any of our items is entered into a drawing to win a $150 gift card! All you have to do is review your favorite statuary, indoor decorations, or other item purchased from Design Toscano and you could win $150 to spend on exquisite, breathtaking decor like the Chateau Chambord Clock and Candelabra Ensemble, or beautiful furniture like the Hawthorne Collection Wing Chair.

It could also be used towards the purchase of Asian-themed items like a bronze replica of a Tang Dynasty Horse Statue or a monument sized, large Buddha statue.

Write a review for one of your Design Toscano favorites and get entered into a drawing for a $150 gift card! Reviews must be written between January 15th and January 25th and only one winner will be chosen at random. The lucky winner will be announced during the final week of January.

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Beautiful Bronze Asian Garden Statues

The Asian-themed garden often plays host to bamboo (both living and sculpted forms), Koi ponds, and Buddha outdoor statues. There might also be a stunning Panda animal yard statue or even a Ninja Gnome but the most spectacular of Asian gardens usually showcase a bronze sculpture or two. Asian-themed sculptures tend to look more impressive and authentic when depicted in bronze because sculptures crafted from that ancient medium have adorned Chinese gardens for more than two thousand years.

Asian Dragon with Power Orb Solid Bronze Garden SculptureThe solid bronze Asian Dragon with Power Orb is one such spectacular sculpture. This writhing Asian water dragon is sculpted in the same style as classic dragons that adorn Chinese temples. The power orb is a modern touch but gives this beautiful bronze sculpture a magical, captivating appearance. Although it can be shown on its own, this fantastic, piped bronze sculpture is at its best when placed in a pond or fountain.

The Tranquil Buddha Statue is another stunning Asian-themed bronze sculpture. Carefully crafted in the traditional lost wax method, this Buddha statue is beautifully detailed and resembles many Buddha sculptures that grace temple grounds in Thailand and China. The peaceful, contented look on the face of this Buddha is timeless and inspirational.

Save on these fantastic bronze sculptures and hundreds of other statues for the backyard and the interior of your home and business at Design Toscano.

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Two Bronze Garden Sculptures for the Golfer

Fore! Unless you live in Florida or some other rather permanently warm place, the next game of golf needs Finishing the Eighteenth Hole Golf Caddy Sculptureto wait until April or May. Nevertheless, that doesn't stop avid golfers everywhere from thinking about hitting the links. They watch the tournaments on television, keep up on golf news, look online for a new set of clubs, and talk about planning a vacation to Scotland. When golf gets in your blood, it stays for good and that makes it easy to find gifts for the golfer.

Golf enthusiasts will love Finishing the Eighteenth Hole Golf Caddy Sculpture. This classic, detailed statue harkens back to early twentieth century golf on fabled Scottish greens. Lantern in one hand and the other cradling a bag of choice irons, he peers ahead to asses the situation. This piece is so intricate and beautiful that even non-golfers will like it but is an essential statue for those who would rather hit the greens every single day of the year.

Two other golfing sculptures of the highest quality are the Going for Par statues. Cast in the traditional lost wax method, these beautiful bronze statues capture the action and essence of golf and are destined to be heirloom pieces.

Find excellent garden statuary for golfers, high quality animal garden statues, and the best in garden fairies at Design Toscano.

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Contemporary Resin Garden Statues

Maiden of Peace Sitting Woman SculptureStone garden angels and Greek garden statues add a classic touch to any backyard but they don't have a monopoly on the much desired combination of quality and beauty. Many sculptures with a more modern look are just what a garden needs.

The Maiden of Peace Sitting Woman Sculpture is an expression of freedom, joy, and carefree beauty. With one arm reaching to the sky as she releases a dove and the other outstretched behind her, she makes an unfettered, fearless pose. Put this beautiful, inspirational sculpture in the garden, on a window ledge, or in the office to be reminded of happy, peaceful thoughts during stressful times.

One contemporary piece of decor that looks right at home next to the pool or near one of your outdoor garden water fountains is our modern water nymph statue. This flowing sculpture takes a page from ancient Greece and adapts it to modern times. This lovely faux bronze statue has a graceful liquid appearance that blends the female figure with water and myth.

For a beautiful, unique welcome sign, use the Garden Iris Cast Stone Obelisk. This solid, cast stone sculpture gives a peaceful welcome in the form of a scene showing a dragonfly hovering over an Iris patch.

Bring modern artistic beauty to the garden with these and other sculptures from Design Toscano.

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Put Natural Elegance on Display with Crane Animal Garden Statues

Cranes are among the most noble of bird species. Stately and long-lived, these regal birds are also known for their fidelity and dancing courtship displays. Although cranes are found on many parts of the globe, the Colossal Cranes Bronze Garden Sculptures - Set of Twomajority of species occur in eastern Asia. This is made apparent by their frequent depictions in Chinese and Japanese art. The innate elegance of Red-crowned, Japanese, and Sarus Cranes turns them into naturally good subjects for works of art and just as these birds are encountered in the wild, they are typically painted and sculpted in pairs.

The elegance and beauty of the crane has earned it a venerated spot in Asian gardens for hundreds of years. Since crane species are generally too wild to visit even the most beautiful of enclosed gardens, artists began to create bronze sculptures and stone statues of these birds to be used as garden decor. That tradition continues to this day and is wonderfully represented by our bronze crane statues. Available in three sizes, these verdigris patina bronze garden sculptures add a touch of classic elegance to any backyard.

To make an even bigger impression with beautiful bronze crane statues, get the Colossal Cranes Bronze Garden Sculpture. Water is piped through the beaks of both of these stately bronze statues to turn them into elegant animal fountains.

Order crane statues, resin garden statues, garden fairies, and anything else on our site by Wednesday, November 28th and get 20% off the regular price!

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25% Off of Garden Statuary for the Next 15 Hours!

Nunsmere Hall 16th-Century Battle Armor CollectionThere are some good reasons for following our blog. One is that you get to hear about Medieval home decor and exquisite items that you may not have been aware of before. The other main reason is because you get to hear about our sales, some of which last for a few days or less. The best sales only last for 15 hours and there happens to be one of those going on today! For October 26th only, you can enjoy 25% off the regular price of anything on the Design Toscano site!

Yes, a whopping quarter of the regular price is removed from the bill towards anything on our site when you place your order during this fifteen hour sale. That includes the captivating Nunsmere Hall 16th-Century Battle Armor collection. Wealthy families and knights of the Middle Ages put armor and valuable weapons on display as symbols of their success and influence. Now you can do the same with this authentic replica of Italian battle armor and swords.

The big discount also turns these twelve hours into the best time to order impressive resin garden statues like the Garden Yeti, Mombasa the Garden Giraffe, or heirloom bronze garden statues such as the beautiful Sunshine Delight bronze statue that shows an innocent little girl reaching to the sky.

Save 25% on these unique items and everything on our site for just 15 hours on October 26th!

 

 

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