Sunday, February 3, 2013
Asian-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 !
This sale can't be combined with other offers.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
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 know 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.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Backyards and gardens are meant to be positive places where we can escape the stress of everyday life. We spend time in those personal green spaces to "recharge" the mind and feel rejuvenated for life outside the garden walls. The right type of decor can be a great help in this regard and some of the best items for positive inspiration are religious-themed sculptures.
One of the most uplifting sculptures is the Basking in God's Glory Statue. With arms stretched out in exuberant jubilation and a look of joy on her face, this little girl reminds us of how beautiful it is to simply be alive. Her innocence and universal appeal make this special statue suitable for any faith.
Another beautiful garden sculpture is the Jesus Loves the Children Statue. The Christ shows his absolute love and care for the smallest of people with a kind, loving face. The realism of the flowing gowns and expressions on the faces of Jesus and the two small children are stunning.
Asian-themed gardens and any backyard in need of a cheerful touch will be suited for the Jolly Hotei Buddha Statue. The happiness shown on the face of this content, large Buddha statue will bring a smile to the faces of all of your garden guests.
Find these uplifting items and other quality garden statuary at Design Toscano today.
Monday, January 7, 2013
The backyard can be more than a place for growing vegetables and going for a swim. It can also act as your own private sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of life. That bit of greenspace can work like a charm for dealing with stressful situations and rejuvenation of the mind. While natural features like the chirping of birds and flower patches are important, the peaceful, healing aspects of the garden are heightened by certain types of decor. That special decor can be anything from a Buddha Statue to a few animal garden statues but angel statues seem to be especially suited for sculptures that are both peaceful and nurturing.
Add tranquility to the garden with the lovely Guardian Angel of Peace Statue. Nearly four feet in height, this beautiful, classic angel sculpture watches over your garden with small, outstretched wings and a childlike, endearing appearance.
The Heaven's Guardian Angel Garden Statue will add a beautiful, healing touch to any backyard. Based on a stone garden angel statue from Kerepesi, Budapest, Hungary, our angel holds and protects a child with a sweet embrace. The feelings generated by this angel and the beautiful details in her open wings and flowing gown could earn her a centerpiece spot in any garden.
Find these quality statues and hundreds of other beautiful items for the backyard at Design Toscano.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
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.
The 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.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Gardens come in just about every size imaginable. They can be a large piece of land that extends into other open, green spaces or a postage stamp of vegetation in a crowded urban area. No matter what the size of your garden, there are ways to decorate and turn it into your own peaceful retreat. Garden statuary helps in that regard and there are sculptures of the Buddha suited for backyards of all sizes.
The extensive gardens of larger estates and big backyards are a perfect fit for our Giant, Monument-Sized Buddha Statue. Seated in the lotus position, this four foot tall statue of a meditating Buddha will hold a prominent place in even the largest of backyards.
The three and a half foot tall Enlightened Buddha Sculpture is another fairly large Buddha statue that acts as a centerpiece sculpture in large Asian-themed gardens. Its smaller footprint also means that it can easily fit into smaller backyards.
Speaking of small green spaces, statues such as the Bodh Gaya Buddha and the Baby Buddha Studying the Five Precepts can fit into very small gardens and help provide peaceful inspiration in cluttered, urban areas.
Order Buddha statues for the backyard, quality resin garden statues, and anything else on our site until the end of today, December 16th, and pay nothing for standard shipping
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Some of the largest statues in the world are sculptures of the Buddha. Carved out of mountainsides, shaped from natural rock formations, or painstakingly sculpted from different stones that are then put together, huge Buddha statues never fail to leave most people in awe. This was one of the main reasons for making them so large in the first place but it's not the only size shown by the Buddha statue. Smaller statues are actually the norm and this is demonstrated by many Buddhist temples in Asia. Although the largest statue is the centerpiece of the temple, there is typically a number of other, smaller sculptures in various shrines here and there on the temple grounds. The different sizes of the statues make it easier to be reminded of the Buddha and the importance of striving for humility.
The size of the Buddha statue for your garden depends on how you want to display it. If it's going to be the most important of all your resin garden statues, then a large Buddha sculpture is probably the best one to get because such an item tends to take center stage. If you would rather have the Buddha sculpture act as a simple highlight to an Asian-themed garden that also features a large tiger sculpture and other decor, then you probably need medium or small Buddha statues.
Find an assortment of Buddha statues and other religious outdoor statues at Design Toscano.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
A statue of the Buddha is frequently found in Asian-themed gardens. This reflects the tendency for Buddhist temples and shrines to combine the beauty of nature with the meditative, peaceful demeanor of sculptures of the Buddha. In keeping with the peaceful tenets of Buddhism, many temples also act as sanctuaries for wildlife by protecting natural habitat and feeding the animals that frequent the surrounding bamboo groves and forests. For this reason, in places like Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam, they can be great places to see monkeys, exotic birds, and other Asian wildlife.
Although you won't find actual Asian animals like tigers and cranes in your Asian-themed garden, you can come close with our realistic, detailed sculptures. Complete the look of your Asian-themed garden by displaying both Buddha statues and animal garden statues such as Tian Shan, the Panda sculpture. Just like a real Giant Panda, this adorable statue has bright, inquisitive eyes, and is keeping busy by chewing on a bamboo stem.
Tigers are another animal that have been the subject of paintings and Asian folklore for centuries. Highlight your Asian-themed garden with a tiger sculpture that showcases the grace and power of this beautiful predator.
Get 20% off the regular price of these animal statues and everything on the Design Toscano site through Sunday, November 25th as part of our Black Friday Weekend sale!
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Design Toscano! We hope you are enjoying the turkey, stuffing, and Thanksgiving Day game. Get in plenty of relaxation because once the clock reaches midnight, the holiday shopping season kicks into gear with Black Friday. We are celebrating this most auspicious of shopping days with a 20% sale for everything on the Design Toscano site.
Why leave the house to look for resin garden statues when you can browse through the biggest variety of quality, unique sculptures right from your home? If you adore fairy sculptures (or know someone else who loves these enchanting statues), our beautifully detailed and lifelike Fiona the Garden Fairy makes for an excellent gift. Even people who never imagined putting a fairy statue into the garden will be enchanted by this high quality sculpture.
Or maybe one of our Large Buddha statue is in order? The monument-sized Buddha statue will be the jewel on the crown of any Asian-themed garden or room. This sculpture is closely modeled after Buddha statues from Thailand and shows the same serene, meditative look and flowing robes.
Animal garden statues also make for unique, wonderful gifts for both home and businesses. Mombasa, the Garden Giraffe demonstrates the artistic detail that goes into our animal sculptures.
Save 20% on these and everything on our site through Sunday, November 25th!
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Now that the holiday shopping season is upon us, taking advantage of every discount can add up to big savings. Speaking of saving money, if you want to enjoy a 20% discount on garden statue gifts, don't wait until tomorrow because the sale ends today, November 11th. All garden statue items are applicable and that includes classic Asian-themed sculptures such as the Jolly Hotei Buddha statue and the Bodh Gaya Buddha Statue as well as the more contemporary Basho the Sumo Wrestler.
You also get 20% off any of our animal garden statues if ordered by the end of today. Help loved ones and yourself pay homage to majestic lions with sculptures like the stunning Lioness with Cub Statue, the dramatic King of Beast Lion Sculpture and the strikingly realistic Lioness of Namibia Sculpture.
The savings also count for realistic sculptures of other African wildlife savannah like the South African Rhino Garden Sculpture and the beautiful Zairen the Zebra Sculpture. Both of these statues, lion sculptures, and sculptures of other African animals capture the wild, classic beauty of the African plains with exquisite details.
Family and friends will also enjoy the artistic and detailed beauty of our garden fairies and collection of stone garden angels while you enjoy the 20% discount. That discount only lasts until the end of today, November 11th though, so don't wait until tomorrow to order the best in garden statue gifts from Design Toscano.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Artists have been sculpting statues of deities and other religious inspired themes since people first started making statues. Uses for worship, inspiration, reminders, and intrinsic beauty, they can also help to make the backyard a more peaceful place. Three of the most peaceful resin garden statues in our collection are:
Madonna of Notre Dame Statue: This statue of the Madonna gives an open, peaceful welcome with outstretched arms and loving look on her face. This simple yet beautiful sculpture of the Madonna is based on similar statues that adorn French churches.
Nature's Nurturer Saint Francis Sculpture: One of the most peaceful and beloved of Catholic saints, Saint Francis shows his humble nature and devotion by renouncing everything and befriending all of God's creation. Offering food to the squirrels and birds that flock to him, this wonderfully detailed statue captures his love for the animal kingdom.
Giant Buddha Monument-Sized Garden Sculpture: This large Buddha statue is four feet tall and depicts the enlightened one in the serene depths of meditation. Modeled after Buddha statues from southern Asia, this beautiful sculpture will help bring peace and tranquility to any type of garden.
Save on these religious sculptures, the most peaceful of stone garden angels, and dozens of other beautiful, spiritual statues at Design Toscano. Our 25% Off Sitewide Sale has been Extended thru 10pm tonight!
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The wall decor sale at Design Toscano ends tonight at midnight but until then, order any wall decor on our site and you get 20% off the regular price. That includes exciting, exquisite wall decorations found in our Basil Street collection.
The Ancient Tree of Life wall sculpture is one such item. This beautiful bas-relief sculpture captures the essence of the "tree of life" philosophy with long roots that make a strong connection to the Earth and ensure continued growth while the healthy branches of this old growth tree reach to the sky in all directions.
Aficionados of stunning Egyptian art will be happy to know that the discount applies to pieces like the Royal Cartouche Sculptural Frieze. Painted with glittering faux gold, this beautiful work of art is an accurate depiction of a scene from the Boy King's royal throne room.
Wall pediments will also be discounted at 25%, including classic pieces such as the four foot long San Galgano wall pediment. This impressive wall decoration will look great on a garden wall, above a fireplace, or above an archway.
Homes that display Asian-themed art can't go wrong with the impressive Serene Buddha Grande Wall Frieze.
Enjoy 20% off these and all of our wall decor until the end of today, October 24th!
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Statues of the Buddha are a common sight in places like Thailand, Vietnam, and Nepal. Visit those and other predominantly Buddhist countries and you will be hard-pressed not to visit temples with huge, gilded sculptures of the Buddha. As awe-inspiring as those statues are, most of the Buddha sculptures in those and other places come in much smaller proportions. These are the statues that people place in their homes, businesses, and gardens to be reminded of spiritual quests and needs.
Statues of the Buddha can also be seen in many gardens in Europe, the USA, and Canada. Those sculptures find a place in those backyards sometimes because the owners subscribe to the Buddhist faith but most place them in the garden either because they have an Asian-themed backyard or because resin garden statues of the Buddha seem to fit in with just about any garden. Like many garden angel statues, sculptures of the Buddha are often depicted with a face that exudes tranquility. With closed eyes and a peaceful, gentle smile, the Buddha appears to be enjoying the most peaceful of dreams and plain happiness. No matter what sort of decorating theme is followed, a statue of the Buddha helps turn it into a place of sanctuary and peaceful retreat.
Find beautiful sculptures of the Buddha and dozens of other quality religious outdoor statues at Design Toscano today.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Statues have been used for religious purposes since people first learned to carve. They help remind us of ideals and philosophies to live by and for many people, give form to faith. They represent some of the earliest pieces of art, sculpted masterpieces that take center stage in some of the most prestigious museums, and beautify gardens around the globe.
Religious statues also fit into just about any decorating theme and when you order them from Design Toscano through today, September 4th, you can get 20% off the regular price as part of our Labor Day Sale. Animal lovers can save on the beautiful Nature's Nurturer: St. Francis Sculpture. The bird bath in this statue makes it possible for Saint Francis to show his love for animals in real time as sparrows, goldfinches, doves, and other birds come to perch on his shoulders and splash in the basin.
People who appreciate classic Renaissance-themed art and the sacred union of the family will love The Holy Family Sculpture. Detailed, lifelike, and sculpted in classic Italian sculpting traditions that have been passed down for centuries from generation to generation, this work of art has the elegance of an heirloom piece.
Save 20% on these excellent statues, Buddha outdoor statues, and everything on our site when ordered by today, September 4th.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Garden statuary comes in so many shapes, themes, and sizes that it can be hard to pick out the sculptures meant to beautify your backyard. Although some of those big, Buddha statues look downright inspirational, most folks tend to feel like they look out of place in non Asian-themed gardens. The same goes for Greek garden statues in a backyard that already hosts sculptures of a Giant Panda and pagodas. If the backyard is big enough, you could probably get away with dedicating different corners of the yard to different decorating themes but mixing them together is likely to result in a confusing, crowded, conglomeration of statuary.
In the case of angel statues, though, their universal appeal helps them fit into a wide variety of decorating themes. As long as an angel is placed off to the side of Asian-themed statues, they don't cause much of an intrusion. The same goes for a yard replete with animal garden statues. Although the animal sculptures are more colorful and generally realistic than sculptures of angels, as long as both types of statuary are kept somewhat separate, they don't really disrupt the decorating theme.
Is your backyard graced with angel and animal statues? Do you mix them together or keep them separated? Tell us about your yard in the comments!
Save on beautiful angels and animals statues for the backyard at Design Toscano.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The garden statuary used to decorate the green space behind your house says as much about you as it does the yard. Put up a few classic Greek garden statues and you might have an appreciation for ancient cultures and art that lasts for ages. It might also represent pride in your Greek or other Mediterranean heritage and a tendency to appreciate realistic art forms.
A Buddha statue could show that you enjoy the neat appearance of an Asian-themed garden. This is almost certainly the case if the sculpture is flanked by bronze cranes or an animal yard statue of a panda. If the Buddha sculpture shares the backyard scene with statues of dragons and other legendary creatures, it might show that you have an imagination that appreciates fantasy novels and are intrigued by the many mysteries of life, or it could indicate that you are a practicing Buddhist.
However, if a look around the garden also reveals items as varied as garden fairies, animal statues, and water fountains, it could just be that you love to decorate your backyard with beautiful statues. No matter what the reason is for including a Buddha statue in the garden, both jolly and meditative depictions of the Buddha are a fantastic addition to any yard.
Find the best in Buddha sculptures and other detailed decor at Design Toscano.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Sculptures for the garden should be built to last. They need to stand up to the elements in every season while still showing off their detailed beauty and it's even better when they can be passed down from generation to generation as heirloom pieces. To be used as heirlooms, we aren't talking about statues that last just a few years or even a few decades but works of art that stand up to the elements for centuries. To last that long, they require a certain degree of care but given the durable nature of resin and bronze, it's not as if anyone would need to store them in an airtight vault.
Bronze in particular is known for its longevity and this is demonstrated in many a museum by exhibits of sculptures that were crafted hundreds or even thousands of years in the past. The ancient Greeks probably gave just as much importance to quality and beauty as they did durability when crafting bronze sculptures. That polished, gorgeous look of the bronze sculpture lives on in such modern day statuary as garden fairies and animal garden statues as well as pieces more classical in nature like a Buddha statue.
Enjoy 15% off all bronze items at Design Toscano when ordering on August 8th, the final day of our Best of the Bronze sale!
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Resin garden statues are a beautiful addition to any backyard. They help turn everyday gardens into dramatic, exciting places with statues of creatures from legendary places and awe-inspiring angel and Buddha sculptures. As wonderful as resin is for a sculpting medium, it's not the only substance that fantastic statues are made of. Bronze, one of the most classic of sculpting mediums, is still used in modern times to create gorgeous statues of everything from leap-frogging boys to stately Japanese Cranes. When you order bronze items from Design Toscano on August 7th and 8th, you also enjoy an extra 15% off the price as part of our "Best of the Bronze" sale!
If you ever considered buying one of our beautiful bronze objets d'art, today and tomorrow are certainly the best times to order them. Given the cost of these heirloom-worthy works of art, a 15% discount adds up to serious savings. For example, when you buy the amazing Spitting Manatee Bronze Garden Statue today or tomorrow, the discount adds up to more than two hundred forty dollars! That's even more than the full price for the smaller yet no less classy Heron Bronze Garden Sculpture.
Get 15% off the absolute best in quality bronze statuary at Design Toscano when purchased between August 7th and August 8th.
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Asian-themed gardens aren't necessarily known for the comical side of life. Although they aren't exactly against laughter, the decor that is typically displayed usually lends to a general ambiance of peace and tranquility. Order is given to nature without overly disrupting natural lines and shapes. Statues of pagodas and Buddhas remind visitors that some aspects of life are timeless while bamboo fountains and animal garden sculptures of the Giant Panda are reminiscent of ancient, mystical Chinese mountains.
That said, humor can still be a part of any Asian-themed backyard. Laughter and smiles play just as much of a role in finding peace as meditating near a large Buddha statue. Sculptures of happy, smiling Buddhas demonstrate the importance of joy and fit into to any backyard decorating theme. For one of the cutest, funniest little Asian-themed statues, though, you can't go wrong with the ninja gnome sculpture. Yes, this little guy is both a ninja and a gnome and he's ready to use his magical stealth to protect your garden from squirrels, mischievous garden fairies, and other would be intruders. Although no true ninja needs any amount of back-up (they prefer to work alone), it won't hurt his ego to also deploy Basho the Sumo Wrestler.
Save on these and other unique garden decor items at Design Toscano.
Friday, July 20, 2012
Picking a theme for decorating the garden isn't easy. Animal garden statues can add a wild, natural touch to any backyard but classic statuary gives your place an ancient, eternal appearance. Angels are synonymous with peace and magical mischief is associated with garden fairies. Then there are the garden decorating themes that are meant to turn the entire backyard into a veritable work of art. This is one of the goals of an Asian-themed garden and the Japanese garden in particular excels at it.
Carefully placed stones and trees patiently trimmed with expert clippers are vital parts of every Japanese garden but no Asian-themed backyard is complete without a few quality statues. Get the Giant Buddha Monument sculpture for your garden and its peaceful demeanor will emanate throughout the backyard. Buy it from today until July 22nd and get an extra 10% off the sales price.
If the backyard could use a more rotund, happier Buddha, the Jolly Hotei Buddha Statue would cheer up a garden in the middle of a thunderstorm. Raising Chinese gold pieces above his head with outstretched arms and gleefully smiling from ear to ear, this large Buddha statue is supposed to bring good fortune to all who put him on display.
Get 10% off these and other on sale items until July 22nd as part of our Mid-Summer Clearance Sale.