Beautiful Western-Themed Decor from Design Toscano

The Wild West Sharp Shooter SculptureThe western states and provinces appeal to many of us for their wide open spaces, scenic canyons, and rocky peaks. The west also beckons with big, beautiful skies, ancient cultures, and tales of life on the frontier. Although the days of outlaw towns, gunslingers, and bison hunts are a thing of the past, novels and the film industry remind us of those storied times. Other art forms also breathe life back into the wild west, including paintings and beautiful indoor sculptures.

Frederic Remington captured many a 19th century western theme on canvas. His works of art were inspired by events he witnessed and stories that he heard in taverns on the western frontier. Such stories helped him create paintings like the "A Dash for the Timber". Our canvas replica painting comes as close to the original as possible and shows the same harrowing scene of cowboys frantically racing for their lives. The beautiful hardwood frame makes this western classic fit for the walls of the distinguished of homes.

Western-themed decor also works very well for a desk or fireplace mantle. The Wild West Sharp Shooter Sculpture with faux verdigris bronze finish captures the essence of the rugged wild west with a sharp-shooting cowboy astride a rough and tough mustang.

Find the best selection of high quality decor and resin garden statues for home, garden, and business at Design Toscano.

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Enchanting Resin Garden Statues on Sale

Poseidon: God of the Sea Grand-Scale SculptureThe creation of sculptures has always been a magical process. In a sense, when an artist molds marble, bronze, or high quality resin into a recognizable form, he or she is giving a bit of life to that Pegasus, dryad, or fairy. Statues of such magical creatures are like solid representations of the things we see in fantasy novels, films, and our own dreams. The fact that they are "mere" sculptures doesn't change the fact that they are also enchanting works of art that bring our imagination to other, more magical places.

The Poseidon: God of the Sea Grand-Scale Sculpture is one such statue. This spectacular classic statue is a replica of an 18th century sculpture that was in turn inspired by works of art that date back to the ancient Romans and Greeks. Poseidon's muscled appearance, piercing eyes, and formidable trident show why the powers of the sea should always be respected.

Garden fairies are among the most enchanting of resin garden statues and Fiona, the Flower Fairy Sculpture embodies that magical look with soft, lifelike details, a crown made of flowers, beautiful butterfly wings, and an exquisite fairy dress. Match the beauty of Fiona with the equally enchanting Daydream Fairy Sculpture.

Enjoy a 20% discount off beautiful garden statuary and other items from the Design Toscano site from now until Friday, February 7th.

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Last Day to Save 20% on New Resin Garden Statues and More from Design Toscano

Artemis, Virgin Goddess of the Hunt Lost Wax Bronze StatueIt's January 8th and this is the final day of our New Arrivals Sale. If you would like to buy any of our new items for 20% off the regular price, don't wait until tomorrow to place you order. Purchase beautiful new furniture, wall decor, and any of the other new arrival items on the Design Toscano site by the end of today to enjoy a rare discount on these wonderful additions to our catalog.

New items include classic bronze statues such as that of Artemis, Virgin Goddess of the Hunt. Cast in the lost wax method, this small statue is excellent interior decor for a refined den, living room, or office. Other classic, elegant items in our new arrivals collection include the "Villani Florence Gothic Griffin Shield" Wall Sculpture and the "Bali Lotus" Sculptural Wall Frieze.

Of course, there are also several unique garden statuary items on sale. These include realistic, adorable sculptures of farm animals such as Buttercup, the Life-Size Holstein Calf Dairy Cow Statue, the fun Hop Over Hog, Giant Pig Sculpture, and other realistic animal garden statues. Don't forget to also save on beautiful jewelry like the Angel Winged Heart Necklace.

Buy these beautiful items and any of the other Design Toscano new arrivals by the end of today, January 8th, and enjoy a 20% discount.

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Bronze Garden Sculptures for People with Refined Tastes

Mermaid of the Isle of CapriBronze has been a popular, esteemed medium for sculpting for literally thousands of years. While marble and modern day resins can be used to make garden statuary that is absolutely exquisite, the rich, classic beauty of finished bronze is always a sight to behold. Bronze sculptures add a refined touch to every type of garden and are admired wherever they happen to be displayed. They also make very fine gifts and the following will be much appreciated by anyone with a taste for fine decor:

  • The Mermaid of the Isle of Capri: Statues of mermaids have been used as garden decor in many a European estate. The blend of beauty, mystery, and intrigue adds an enchanting dimension to the garden and looks especially nice when piped for a use in a fountain. Our beautiful bronze Mermaid of the Isle of Capri more than accomplishes this with her classic, Mediterranean look.
  • The Birth of Venus Bronze Statue: The legend of Venus was wonderfully captured by Renaissance painter Botticelli. One of the most well known and beautiful paintings of his time, that classic masterpiece continues to be immortalized to this day in the form of reprints and sculptures. Our heavy bronze depiction of Venus was carefully modeled after the Venus from Botticelli's painting and expresses a similar timeless beauty.

Find these and other beautiful high quality bronze statues at Design Toscano today.

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Three Reasons to Shop at Design Toscano for Resin Garden Statues

In God's Grace Angel StatueGarden statuary can help turn an average everyday garden into a distinguished, beautiful backyard. However, if the garden is going to look truly impressive, you can't just use any old decor. Statues, fountains, and other decor should be of a certain quality and look nice enough to be used as decor at hotels, restaurants, and other businesses. This is the type of decor available at Design Toscano and the following are more reasons why Design Toscano is the definite best place to buy all of your garden statuary needs:

  • Variety: Whether looking for a fantastic menagerie of animal garden statues, in search of the best stone garden angel, or in the market for a large Buddha statue, Design Toscano is the best place to find these and hundreds of other high quality statues.

 

  • Artistic and high quality: Our statues are created by artists and made with high quality resins or bronze. The result is stunning statuary fit to be heirloom pieces.

 

  • Unique statues: When you shop for garden statues at Design Toscano, you won't see the same old bunch of sculptures found at a big box garden store. What you will find is everything from exquisite garden fairies to statues of wild animals, and more than one Bigfoot statue.

Find the best in garden statuary for the best prices at Design Toscano today. Buy any of our sale items today and take 20% off the regular price!

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Dragon and Gargoyle Bronze Garden Sculptures

Winged Gargoyle of Naples Solid Bronze Garden Statue - SmallSome folks might stick to garden gnomes and an angel statue or two when it comes to backyard decor but some of us would rather decorate the yard with gargoyle figurines and majestic sculptures of dragons. Neither decorating theme is better than the other because it all comes down to a matter of personal preference. Gnomes tend to be cute while gargoyles are by nature, somewhat more intimidating. However, they are also wonderful, classic decor. Since gargoyles can be found on the ramparts of castles and some of the world's most majestic Gothic cathedrals, you could also say that those winged monsters are sort of like royalty when it comes to garden decor.

Given their special status, it's only logical that we offer dragon and gargoyle sculptures in bronze. This classic, beautiful metal alloy was a favored sculpting medium for the ancient Greeks and continues to be used by professional artists to this day. The color, texture, and durability of bronze can help turn a good quality statue into a masterpiece. Both of our bronze dragon and gargoyle sculptures fall into this category and make a prize addition to distinguished gardens of any home and business. The Asian Dragon with Power Orb is a fantastic, enchanting statue that can also be used as a fountain while the Winged Gargoyle of Naples makes for an exceptional welcoming sculpture for the backyard.

Find these and other fine bronze sculptures at Design Toscano.

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Another Day of Free Shipping on Gothic Décor and More from Design Toscano

Ancient Tree of Life Wall SculptureToday is the day before Halloween! We hope that all of your Halloween decorating is ready to scare all of the ghouls on the block and that your Halloween soirees will be a hit. Although having fun on the spookiest day of the year is on all of our minds, don't forget that if you buy anything from our site today, you won't have to pay any regular shipping fees. When one considers the savings, especially when buying garden statuary gifts, objets d'art, and other elegant items from our site, today becomes a particularly good one for shopping at Design Toscano.

Take advantage of the absence of regular shipping fees and buy best selling Basil Street decor like the wonderful Ancient Tree of Life Wall Sculpture. This faux bronze verdigris item is wonderful decor for any home and looks just as good on the wall of a gourmet restaurant. Compliment this beautiful decor with the Royal Cartouche Sculptural Frieze for additional elegance.

Functional sculpted lamps are another type of stunning and unique item from the Basil Street Gallery. The  Lucina, Goddess of Light Stained Glass Lamp is just one of several stunning lamps that bring the splendor of fine decor to a room in addition to soft, romantic lighting. Compliment Lucina with the soft soothing light and look of the Desiree Art Deco Lighted Sculpture.

Pay nothing for regular shipping on these and any of the items on the Design Toscano site when purchased today, October 30th!

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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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Garden Décor with a European Flair

Staverden Castle Peacock on an Urn Garden StatuePeople have been decorating gardens throughout the world for thousands of years. Most of the decorating has involved simple, natural decor but some civilizations and cultures managed to turn the decorating of the garden into an art form. Although garden statues and careful pruning have beautified many a backyard, many of the most impressive gardens can be found in Europe. Sculptures for garden were limited to the clergy and nobility for much of post-Roman European history until the Italian Renaissance. As sculpting and other art forms flourished, merchants and well to do families placed fantastic statues in their gardens, including beautiful stone garden angels and works that paid homage to Greek garden statues. This garden decorating trend spread throughout much of Europe and may have reached its zenith during the Victorian era.

The United Kingdom took center stage as the most powerful nation during this time period and demonstrated wealth, knowledge, and prestige with estates and homes that had some of the most stunning gardens in history. Dozens of breathtaking statues decorated Victorian yards along with outdoor garden water fountains and the occasional bronze. Many of these sculptures can still be seen to this day, some on private estates and others on the grounds of museums and castles. Advances in the materials used to make resin garden statues have also made it possible to decorate your backyard with the same type of regal sculptures. Add the same sort of classic European flair to your place with statues like the Staverden Castle Peacock on an Urn, and Hebe, the Goddess of Youth Sculpture.

Find dozens of high quality garden statues for low prices at Design Toscano.

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Fantastic Bronze Spitting Frog Fountains

Playful Pond: Spitting Frog Bronze Garden StatueFrogs 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.

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Unique Bronze Animal Garden Statues

Turtle Bronze Garden StatueAnimal sculptures can provide a fun, nature-themed facet to any garden. The popularity and natural beauty of animals also makes statues of lions, zebras, cute bears and other types of wildlife an easy marketing investment for hotels, restaurants, and other types of businesses. Improvements in resin sculpting materials have made it easier for sculptors to demonstrate their talents and ability to craft highly realistic, detailed statues of animals and bronze continues to be an excellent medium for animal sculptures. Some of the most interesting of animal sculptures are done in bronze and add a unique dimension to the backyard by blending the ancient sculpting technique of the lost wax method with the beauty of a rich brown, copper alloy.

Put bronze sculptures of crabs in the garden and watch the reactions of your guests as they admire the realism shown by these beautiful metal statues. These fine sculptures look just like the crabs we see at the beach and in tidal pools, and like those crustaceans, they are ready to defend your flowerbeds with raised, open claws.

Compliment those crab sculptures with a beautiful, realistic bronze turtle statue. This wonderful bronze garden statue shows the same richly textured shell, legs, and head as an actual turtle and can also be used as an outdoor garden water fountain.

Buy these beautiful statues and any of the other bronze garden statues in our collection by the end of today, August 7th, and enjoy a 20% discount!

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Time to Get 20% Off the Best in Bronze Garden Sculptures

Leap Froggin Playing Boys Bronze Garden StatueGarden statuary can be an important, regal addition to a backyard. Put a couple of detailed animal garden statues on display and the backyard showcases the dramatic beauty of the natural world. Put up a stone garden angel or a large Buddha statue and the garden becomes more like a sanctuary of peace. The types of statues displayed in the garden add to or subtract from its character. However, put a few quality bronze sculptures on display and the backyard will look absolutely regal.

Quality resin statues provide a fine decorative touch to any yard but bronze sculptures lend a classic, eternal appearance that demonstrates priceless beauty. In ancient Greece, bronze statues represented the best in garden statuary and a similar situation exists in modern times. This is shown by such beautiful bronze sculptures as the amazing Leap Froggin Playing Boys statue and the breathtaking bronze of Pan, Greek God of the Forest. Both of these high quality bronze sculptures were made in the traditional lost wax method. The sculpture of the playing boys captures the excitement and unbridled joy of youth with uncanny realism while the small statue of Pan will remind you of similar sculptures crafted more than 2,000 years ago.

Buy these fine statues and any of the other bronze garden statues in our collection by tomorrow, August 7th, and take 20% off.

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Angel Bronze Garden Sculptures

Celestine Angel Solid Bronze Garden StatueThe ancient beauty and inspirational character of angels has been shown in many ways since they were first mentioned in religious texts more than 2,000 years ago. Angels are depicted in oil paintings, frescoes, as images in exquisite mosaics, beautifully painted icons, stone sculptures, and other art forms. The stone garden angel might be the most common and striking way of showing a dramatic winged angel in its full glory but there is yet another medium that may lend even more of a classic, timeless character to the angel. This medium for sculpting is bronze, a beautiful copper alloy that was the material of choice for ancient Greeks.

Although bronze is cast rather than sculpted, we still tend to refer to bronze works of art as sculptures. No matter what they are called, bronze decorations lend a classic, ancient appearance to any room or garden. Angels look especially stunning when cast in bronze, a tendency that is wonderfully demonstrated by the breathtaking, powerful appearance of our Celestine Angel. This fantastic solid bronze angel simply takes your breath away with exquisite details, a beautiful verdigris patina, and a marble base. Pair this stunning bronze garden decor with the Memorial Bronze Angel Statue for full classic effect.

Find these and other beautiful bronze statues along with a large selection of quality resin garden statues at Design Toscano.

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Happy Fourth of July from Design Toscano!

Freedom's Pride American Eagle Wall SculptureIt's Independence Day in the USA and we wish all of our American readers a very happy Fourth of July! We hope that your day includes a fun picnic with family and friends, and ends with a splendid fireworks display. In keeping with the celebrations, we have a sitewide sale that offers a 20% discount on everything from exquisite animal garden statues to the best in indoor decor. Today is a fitting day to buy beautiful Americana items such as the Freedom's Pride American Eagle Wall Sculpture. Artist Samuel Lightfoot certainly captured the majesty and power of America's national bird with this high quality wall decor. With talons outstretched and wings spread wide, this realistic Bald Eagle looks as if it's going to take flight in your den. This wonderful sculpture is the perfect addition for the office, place of business, and VFW post.

Put the freedom and untamed nature of the wild west on display with the Bronco Busting Cowboy sculpture. This Basil Street Gallery item is inspired by bronze sculptures done by Frederick Remington and like his stunning works of art, the Bronco Busting Cowboy captures the essence of the western frontier with realistic, dramatic details. Complement it and pay homage to Native American cultures with the highly detailed and inspirational Eagle Dancer Sculpture.

Buy these beautiful indoor decor items, garden fairies, and anything else on our site until July 5th and get a 20% discount as part of our 4th of July Sale!

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Happy (almost) Summer Solstice and a 25% Discount on Garden Statuary at Design Toscano!

Large Bronze CranesFriday is the longest day of the year for those of us who reside in the northern hemisphere. That extra sunshine means that you get to enjoy much more of the day, don't need to worry about using artificial lighting for your summer solstice garden party until 9 or 10 at night, and that you can get 25% off anything at Design Toscano! That's right, you get a full 25% off the quality resin garden statues in our collection, realistic animal garden sculptures, unique and exquisite decor in the Basil Street Gallery, and much more as long as you place your order on June 18th, 2013.

Given that today is also National Splurge Day, it's the perfect day for buying all of the decor and gift items that caught your eye on our site. Take advantage of that 25% discount and get a breathtaking bronze statue for the garden such as the beautiful Bird Fairy or a set of classic Large Bronze Cranes. Complement those quality bronze garden sculptures with a stone garden angel and stunning classic statuary like the Lion of Florence Sentinel Statue and Base.

Buy gifts for family and friends who would love to have a Medieval dragon statue in the garden and gorgeous Gothic furniture for their home but don't wait until tomorrow to buy high quality decor for your home, garden, and business because the Summer Solstice 25% discount only goes on for 12 hours, today, June 18th!

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Classic Animal Garden Statues

Beaumaris Castle Lion SculptureThe animal garden sculpture has been a common component of villas and extensive Victorian gardens for centuries. Animal statues capture and display the beauty of such wild creatures as lions and tigers without needing to worry about the dangers posed by real, live predators. The right animal statue can also add a royal, elegant touch to the backyard and often acts as a nice complement to stone garden angels and other backyard decor. Classic animal sculptures in particular seem to work especially well with other types of decor. These include such resin garden statue beauties as:

  • Beaumaris, the Castle Lion Sculpture: This beautiful resin replica of a stone Welsh lion is a regal addition to any backyard and works especially well when flanking the entranceway to your garden. This two foot plus high sculpture has been carefully crafted to resemble weathered stone.
  • Majestic Horse Sculpture: With a length and height of four feet, a bronze patina, and very realistic details, this is a truly majestic animal statue. This sculpture is ideal for enthusiasts of all things equine and classic, realistic animal statuary.
  • Man's Best Friend Dog Statue: What can be more classic and endearing than a detailed, realistic sculpture of a faithful pet? This quality garden statue surpasses in capturing the love and loyalty shown by a four-legged member of the family.

Find these and dozens of other high quality animal statues at Design Toscano.

From now until Sunday, June 16th, enjoy free shipping on purchases of $75 or more!

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The Timeless Ancient Beauty of Bronze Garden Statues

Replica 13th Century Medieval Warrior Soldier Lost Wax Bronze StatueBronze was one of the first metals to be worked and used by ancient peoples. An alloy of copper and tin, it replaced pure copper due to its harder, more durable nature. Bronze is even harder than iron but was eventually replaced by that metal due to shortages of tin during 1100 BC, and then truly fell out of use as a weapon once steel was developed (an alloy that is harder than bronze). Nevertheless, bronze was and still is used for many other purposes than weaponry. It has been a popular medium for cast sculptures in particular and the reason for this popularity is quickly realized upon seeing a breathtaking, polished bronze statue up close.

Bronze has a timeless beauty; a special attribute demonstrated by such sculptures as the Birth of Venus and the 13th Century Medieval Warrior Soldier. Both of these stunning statues capture the essence of older works of art in the rich brown, golden-hued colors of bronze.

The quality and timeless character of bronze is also demonstrated by such modern day statues as the beautiful Leap Froggin Playing Boys sculpture. The folds of their clothing, happy looks on their faces, and other details make this high quality bronze sculpture look like a snapshot of another, more innocent time.

Find the best bronze statues, garden statuary, greenmen, and other decor for your garden and business at Design Toscano today.

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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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