Adds just the right touch to a garden pond!

shdragon61 from Idaho reviewed the The Dragon of Falkenberg Castle Moat Lawn Statue

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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I bought this item for my sister's birthday. She is so excited. She sent me a picture of it in front of her pond. She said of how picturesque it made the area "It looks straight out of the Design Tuscano" catalog doesn't it?!"

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Garden Décor: The Overlooked Excellent Gift Idea

"Dreamland Fairy" StatueSometimes it's hard to find gifts for the holidays because we just end up thinking about the same types of presents we gave the year before. It might be clothing or some useful item but we don't often think of giving decor for the backyard. This is a perfect gift for anyone who has at least some green space behind the house. If the person in question likes to spend time in the garden, that's even better, but anyone with a backyard could use high quality decor for the garden. Even if he or she already has a fine display of Greek garden statues or a fun bunch of garden gnomes, you can bet that they will love to take the wrapping off another statue for the yard.

To find the best garden statue for that special person, think about how they have decorated their yard along with their hobbies, what they like to read, and so on. If they only have gnomes and other cute garden statuary, garden fairies like the Dreamland Fairy Statue is a good bet. They might also like high quality animal garden statues like adorable Pongo, the Hanging Baby Orangutan. However, if that special person is a fan of science fiction or fantasy novels, buy gargoyles figurines like the Chained Cathedral Gargoyle Statue or a realistic dragon skull statue.

Find the best garden decor gifts at Design Toscano.

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Gargoyle Gifts for the Holidays

Argos Gargoyle Sentinel StatueThere are many types of presents that we can give for the holidays but the key to a good gift is finding one that will be appreciated or even adored by the recipient. If someone on your holiday gift list happens to love stories with dragons, plays fantasy video games, or is an aficionado of the horror genre, they are going to love it when they open that gift wrap and find a gargoyle statue. Gargoyles are classic decor that can give home and the garden an enchanting, magical touch. The different types of gargoyle sculptures also make it possible to find a gargoyle that fits into every decorating theme.

Cute Emmett the Gargoyle will look right at home in a backyard replete with cheerful garden gnomes, animal statues, and other light-hearted decor. Whether you put little Emmett off in a corner or right next to the back door, guests will love this littlest of gargoyles.

If you would rather see a classic, fierce, and intimidating gargoyle, Boden the Sentinel fits the bill with sharp claws, half open wings, and a no-nonsense expression on its fanged face. Put Boden on one side of a garden path and Argos the Sentinel Gargoyle on the other for full magnificent effect. If those are too fierce, you can go back to the cute route with The Picc-a-Dilly Gargoyles Sculpture Set.

Buy these gargoyles and any of the unique items on the Design Toscano site by the end of Sunday, November 17th and pay nothing for regular shipping.  

Free shipping ends on Sunday, November 17th and can't be combined with other offers.

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Fierce and Beautiful Dragon Garden Statues

Ranier, the Sculptural Dragon RainspoutDragons can be mystical, enchanting, and wise, but we should never overlook their fierce nature. Many are the stories and legends of a powerful, dangerous dragon that needs to be avoided and/or appeased at all costs. To do otherwise might invoke its fiery rage and could doom the entire community. To resolve that perilous problem, the local villagers either send some sort of tribute or a hero to rid themselves of the beast. Hence, we have the legend of the dragon slayer but despite the danger associated with dragons, we continue to be spellbound by these mythical, magical creatures. They represent a fierce beauty that comes to life in fantasy novels and movies, and whenever they are depicted, the audience can't help but be impressed by their dangerous, majestic beauty.

You can bring that same detailed beauty into your garden with many of our dragon sculptures. The Mystic Dragon Avenger Statue shows the fierce side of the dragon with sharp details and a fanged snout. As it coils around its magic orb, this striking dragon somewhat resembles a gargoyle meant to protect your garden.

For a fierce and functional dragon, try Ranier, the Sculptural Dragon Rainspout. Put this unique garden statue at the end of a gutter and it will look as if the scaled beast is breathing fire every time it pours.

Find the best in beautiful dragon statues, gargoyle figurines, and other unique decor at Design Toscano.

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Give Gothic Décor This Holiday Season

Steampunk Skull Containment VesselDecor is an essential part of the holiday season. We decorate the home to demonstrate our beliefs and give the place the right type of holiday character. Many of us do the same for the yard and hope to impress holiday party guests with unique, funny, and stunning decorations. While it's pretty easy to head to the nearest big box store and buy average, everyday decor, finding high quality decorations and decor that makes a big impression can be a bit more of a challenge. To avoid the hassle of finding unique, high quality holiday decor, the best place to shop is at the Design Toscano site. While looking for resin garden statues that add holiday cheer to the backyard, it's also an excellent opportunity for buying unique and wonderful holiday gifts.

If you have family and friends who would rather get Medieval decor and Gothic-themed gifts than a toaster or other average gifts, you will find plenty of fantastic possibilities at our Medieval and Gothic gifts page. Give the Steampunk Skull Containment Vessel as a stocking stuffer or if you are in search of a more elaborate gift, thrill that special person with Hastings, the Warrior Dragon Glass-topped Sculptural Table. These are just two of many fine Gothic items in a unique holiday collection that also includes Medieval furniture and splendid gargoyle figurines.

Enjoy 20% off the wonderful gift items in our Design Toscano holiday collection!

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Dragon Garden Statues that Scale the Walls of Home and Garden

Dread, the Dangling Dragon Wall SculptureDragons have been immortalized in paintings, sculptures, and folk tales for thousands of years. Although we often associate dragons with European knights, stories of winged, scaled monsters date back much longer than Medieval times. Depictions of dragons have also been found on ancient Sumerian artifacts and even on much earlier rock art. Although the reason why tales of dragons are found in dozens of cultures continues to be a mystery, that doesn't stop fantasy writers from putting them into their own stories nor artists from crafting fantastic dragon statues. They also make a wonderful garden statuary statement, especially when depicted as realistic creatures that perch on top of a roof or crafty magical beasts that scale the garden walls.

Dread the Dangling Dragon Wall Sculpture is a lively winged dragon that is clearly happy to be climbing up the wall. His scaled appearance, toothy grin, and formidable claws make this a classic dragon sculpture suited for the walls, trees, or other perches of home and garden. Pair it with a realistic Stoker's Moors Dragon Skull Statue to add to the Draconian effect.

The Warsin Dragon Statue is another climbing dragon and one with a classic look that fits right in with a Gothic-themed backyard or a garden that hosts a fine display of Greek garden statuary and stone garden angels.

Find the best in dragons, gargoyle statues, and other unique, high quality resin garden statues at Design Toscano.

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Where to Put Asian Garden Statues on Display

"Asian Dragon of the Great Wall" StatueThe Asian garden statue is meant to remind us of the many beautiful gardens that are found in eastern and southern Asia. In countries like China, Japan, and Thailand, certain types of decor have been an essential part of green space on large estates, public parks, and temple grounds for hundreds of years. Statues of Buddhas are used for religious reasons while sculptures of pagodas and other subjects are displayed for their symmetrical beauty. However, somewhat ironically, you don't have to have an Asian-themed garden to display Asian sculptures. Asian garden statues can look just as impressive as long as they are presented the right way.

For example, if stone garden angels and Greek garden statues are already situated in prominent places in the backyard, you don't want to put a large Buddha statue such as the Jolly Hotei Buddha right next to them. Instead, put the Buddha sculpture in another corner of the garden, perhaps under the tranquil shade of a large tree since such spots reflect the types of places where the Buddha is said to have meditated.

The Asian Dragon of the Great Wall is somewhat more versatile but still looks best when placed in or next to a flowerbed, or even better, when displayed right next a swimming pool or koi pond.

Find these Asian garden sculptures and dozens of other high quality resin garden statues for great prices at Design Toscano.

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One More Day to Get 20% Off High Quality Resin Garden Statues from Design Toscano

Far East Garden Fighters Gnome Statue: NinjaYesterday, we held a quick, 12 hour sale on garden statuary and everything else on our site. However, if you missed the Pre-Columbus Day Sale on the 10th, you can still get 20% off unique objets d'art and other unique decor when making your purchase by the end of today, October 11th. The sale went so well yesterday, that we have decided to continue offering a 20% discount on all of our items for just one more day.

Buy beautiful garden fairies and get 20% off such exquisite enchanting outdoor statues as the Twinkle Toes Fairy Statue, and "Fanny the Fairy" Sitting Statue. Both of these beautiful little statues are lovely decor for any backyard but work especially well in gardens decorated with flowerbeds and a variety of enchanting sculptures.

That 20% discount also goes for fun Asian garden statues like a Garden Fighter Gnome and fantastic Asian dragons such as the Benevolent Dragon. Speaking of dragons, we also have several detailed garden statuary dragons and gargoyles in our collection. it's not too late to buy a fiendish gargoyle to use as Halloween decor and an impressive dragon sculpture to decorate the walls of your personal keep.

Buy these beautiful statues by the end of the day and enjoy 20% off! Keep in mind that everything on our site is on sale but this offer is definitely over by the end of today, October 11th so place your order now!

This sale cannot be combined with other offers.

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Tips on Picking Out the Best Gargoyle Statues for Halloween

Gaston, the Climbing Gothic Gargoyle StatueWith so many gargoyle figurines in our collection, it might be tough to pick out the best gargoyles for your Halloween garden. Nevertheless, if you want to put out a truly frightening and unique display for this Halloween season, finding the best gargoyles for the yard will pay dividends in the form of screams, nervous laughter, and fun Halloween memories. Use the following trio of tips to find Gargoyle statues that convert your place into an amazing display of frighteningly good decor:

  • Go for realism: In general, the more real the gargoyle sculpture, the bigger the impact it has on guests. Your Halloween friends will love the look on the face of Socrates the Gargoyle Thinker Statue and will be impressed by its muscled appendages, sharp claws, and big bat wings.
  • Get at least one terrifying gargoyle statue: It's fun to have Halloween decor that provokes laughter and entertains our guests but what would this spooky holiday be without some truly scary decor? This holiday also calls for terrifying decor and Scatheus, Guardian of the Shadows plays the part with sharp, pointed features, a menacing glare, and intimidating details.
  • Buy a gargoyle that hangs off a wall: With their bat wings, Gargoyles are far from terrestrial in nature. They actually prefer to perch on the ramparts and hang off of walls. Gaston, the Gothic Climber does this with ease and stares down at guests with an evil grin.

Find fantastic gargoyles, dragon statues, high quality resin garden statues, and more at Design Toscano.

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SO BEAUTIFUL!

Pgyger from Georgia, USA reviewed the The Dragon of Falkenberg Castle Moat Lawn Statue

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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Comments: I can't say enough about this dragon. I bought him to go in my garden about a year ago and he still hasn't made it outside because he looks so awesome sitting on my stone fire place. I wish i had a Koi pond to put him in, i think he would be so perfect for that. love...love...love

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Dragon Garden Statues as Rain Spouts

Giant Cross-Toed Dragon Rain SpoutPart of the beauty of garden statuary stems from the ability to provide an actual function in addition to making your place look simply majestic. For example, the backyard is going to look stunning with a fine display of Greek Garden Statues but a couple of outdoor garden water fountains add a further, fantastic dimension to garden decor. The same can be said of creative weather vanes and rain spouts, especially when they come in the form of a dragon. The dragon rain spout continues the Medieval tradition of using gargoyles and dragon sculptures to channel rain off the roofs of cathedrals, castles, and other large buildings. While such functional sculptures during Medieval times were limited to the clergy and nobility, nowadays, such eye-catching Gothic rain spouts are available to anyone who wants to give their home a unique, Medieval touch.

The Giant Cross-Toed Dragon Rain Spout is modeled after dragon gargoyle spouts on Gothic cathedrals and thus shows a similar large, open muzzle, fierce expression, and craggy, crossed toes that grip its base. This stunning dragon statue can either be installed to funnel rain off of the roof or be used as a stand alone dragon statue that guards the entrance to your home. Complement it with such stunning sculptural dragon rain spouts as Ranier and Darian.

Find the best in functional and unique resin garden statues at Design Toscano today.

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Majestic Resin Garden Statues

Regal Lion Sentinels of Grisham Manor Statue: Right and Left SetGarden statuary is an important part of backyard decor. Statues play a big role in adding character to the green space behind a home or business, can highlight its natural appeal, and can help to turn that backyard into a peaceful oasis. Among the many types of garden statues are realistic animal garden sculptures, statues of angels, and depictions of dragons. Each of these plays a role in certain decorating themes but can also be used together to create a decorating style that puts the focus on all things majestic.

"Majestic" in this sense of the word refers to decor that is outstanding in terms of size, splendor, and the impression it makes on visitors to the garden. These are sculptures fit for a royal garden and include such fantastic animal garden statues as the Regal Lion Sentinels of Grisham Manor and grand scale statues like the nearly eight foot long Bengal Tiger Sculpture. The lion statues are similar to sculptures that flank the entrances to huge Victorian mansions and have a similar, royal effect. The Bengal Tiger sculpture is an outstanding, majestic item on account of its life size proportions and realistic appearance.

Awe inspiring animal garden statues such as these are best paired with the most outstanding of angel sculptures. Although there are several angel statues in our collection that match that description, the Angeli di Luce statues stand out  for their dramatic beauty, realism, and striking demeanor.

Find majestic garden statuary fit for royalty at Design Toscano today.

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Animal Yard Statues with a Sense of Humor

Laughing Cow StatueAnimal garden statues come in a cornucopia of styles and themes. Animals that roam the wild forests of the Rocky Mountains and deep, dark tropical jungles can be put on display with dramatic results. Meerkat statues and other cute depictions of animals make a nice addition to garden space shared with gnomes and fairies. Folks looking for Gothic animals will also find them in the form of ravens and dragon statues while those in search of mystical sculptures can't go wrong with a sculpture of a Unicorn or a Bigfoot statue. No matter what type of animal statue you go with, the best are the ones that show the highest degree of realism. However, combine that realism with a sense of humor and you end up with some of the most endearing, unique animal sculptures available.

The Laughing Pig Statue will cheer you up on the most trying of days and will put a smile on the face of every guest to your garden. This jolly farm porker is carefully painted by hand to make it look as real as possible and shows a hilarious laughing face. Pair this happy hog with the equally realistic and hilarious Laughing Cow statue and the Laughing Donkey statue to fill the backyard with cheer.

Find the best in unique, high quality garden statuary at Design Toscano today.

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Which Gargoyle Statue is Best for Your Garden?

Boden Gargoyle Sentinel StatueGargoyles have come a long way since the days when they were restricted to castle ramparts and the high exterior walls of Gothic cathedrals. Nowadays, many of us display these fascinating statues in our homes, put them up on the roof, or use them as part of a garden statuary collection. The detailed, unique appearance and history of the Gargoyle sculpture may help it fit into a wide variety of decorating themes but no one gargoyle is perfectly suited to every type of garden. In other words, certain gargoyles look better in some gardens than others.

For example, if the decor in the backyard is dedicated to cheerful gnomes and cute bunnies, the ferocious Boden the Gargoyle Sentinel statue is going to seem very much out of place. This fine, classic, intimidating gargoyle and others like it will be much more at home in a backyard that hosts classic garden statues, strong and powerful stone garden angels, and Victorian outdoor garden water fountains.

A much better gargoyle match for gardens that put the focus on cute sculptures would be a set of the hilarious Picc-a-Dilly Gargoyle Sculptures or comical Oscar, the Gargoyle with Attitude. These fun statues are so easy-going (and maybe even adorable) that they wouldn't even be capable of intimidating a house fly.

Find these and dozens of other wonderful gargoyle and dragon resin garden statues at Design Toscano today.

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Today is the Day to Take 20% Off Garden Statuary and Any Other Item at Design Toscano!

Resting Grace Sitting Angel SculptureJuly is coming to an end and we are marking the height of summer with a one day sale on everything at the Design Toscano site. Yes, for today only, July 30th, buy anything on our site and you get a 20% discount! If you hesitated and missed out on earlier sales on new arrivals or dragons and gargoyles, make up for missing those savings by placing your order today. Whether you feel like adding to your Gothic collection with the extravagant Nightfall Sculptural Gargoyle Chandelier or a simple pair of exquisite Gothic Castle Dragon Bookends, order them today and you can take 20% off.

If it's time to add a few resin garden statues to the yard, you can take 20% off our popular and absolutely enchanting Music from Heaven Angel Sculpture. This striking, realistic angel sculpture is a true work of art with enchanting chimes that play every time a fresh breeze flows through the garden. Compliment the elegant beauty of this statue with such other angel sculptures from our collection as the classic Resting Grace Sitting Angel Sculpture, and the Heaven's Guardian Angel Garden Statue.

Or, browse the Basil Street Gallery to get a 20% discount on fantastic interior decor, breathtaking sculptural lamps, and wonderful objets d'art.

Order anything on our site today, July 30th and enjoy a 20% discount!

This sale cannot be combined with other offers.

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Humpty Dumpty Statues Fit Right In with Your Garden Decor!

Desmond the Dragon StatueSummer is a time for fun in the outdoors, spending plenty of time by the pool, and decorating the garden with unique decor. However, for us, it's also a time when we need to make space in the warehouse for new inventory. To get some much needed space for new animal garden statues and other fantastic decor, this weekend will be dedicated to a summer clearance sale. Starting tomorrow, Saturday July 20th to Monday, July 22nd, you can get an extra 20% discount off every on sale item at our site!

Dozens of quality decor items for the garden and home will be on sale, including Desmond the Dragon Sculpture. This little dragon captures the essence of the Medieval dragon with fine details, a textured hide, sharp teeth, impressive claws, and big bat wings. It makes a nice little Gothic addition to your backyard patio or the inside of the home and is available for an extra 20% off when purchased between Saturday and Monday!

Add a bit of story book fantasy to a garden wall and save with the Humpty Dumpty Sculpture. Just like the egg shaped character in the well known fable, Humpty Dumpty is eager to sit up on top of your garden wall. However, unlike the story, he shouldn't be having a big fall (as long as you place him in a safe, stable spot).

The sale starts tomorrow so enjoy this preview and look for the code in tomorrow's email!

The discount will not be valid with any other Design Toscano discount.

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Everyone Loves Outdoor Animal Statues

Shadowed Predator Black Panther StatueGarden statuary has become a very popular part of the modern day backyard. In fact, ask most people who spend time in their backyard and they might even say that outdoor garden statues are pretty much an essential part of their garden. Statuary might take the form of a small welcome sign, a few garden gnomes, or a fantastic display of full-size Greek garden statues but no matter how big or small, some type of garden sculpture is typically present. However, If you are just getting started with decorating the garden, picking out the right sculptures can be a challenge. You may have always felt intrigued by Buddha statues but you also love dragon sculptures. A big stone angel looks majestic but maybe a couple of small garden fairies would be better when just starting out with backyard decor?

If you aren't sure about which resin garden statues to buy, start out with an ever popular favorite genre of backyard decor, that of the animal yard statue. Most people enjoy animal garden statues and put them on display whether they have a Gothic-themed yard or a panoply of fantastic, classic statues. One of the great things about animal garden statues is that you can always find one that will fit into any type of decorating theme. Something like a Meerkat Statue can also add an incredibly cute touch to the backyard while a Shadowed Panther Sculpture shows the captivating, natural beauty of a jungle predator on the prowl.

Buy $75 or more of animal garden sculptures, other types of garden statuary, and any items from Design Toscano until the end of today, July 14th, and pay nothing for regular shipping!

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Two Good Reasons to Buy Gargoyle Garden Statues Today

Socrates, the Gargoyle Thinker StatueGargoyles are unique and classic decor that add a refined, Medieval touch to any home or garden. Gargoyle sculptures such as Silas the Sentry greet guests to your home and garden with exquisite Gothic details while Apex the Winged Dragon is a gargoyle in classic dragon form that perches right on top of the roof. Whether you follow a Gothic decorating theme or not, there are many reasons for buying gargoyle statues. The following are two of the best reasons for purchasing gargoyles today, July 10th:

  • It's not too late to get a gargoyle for summer: Although it's easy to relate gargoyles with crisp, star-filled autumn nights, these intimidating beasts look just as good during the months of July and August. Order gargoyles for the backyard today to provide your summer party guests with some classic, quality Gothic entertainment. Guests will love Socrates the Thinker Gargoyle Statue. The pensive look on its face, big bat wings, and realistic muscled appearance work together to bring this philosophical beast to life.
  • Buy any gargoyle statues by the end of today and you get a 20% discount: This is arguably the best reason by buying gargoyles now rather than tomorrow. Take advantage of this two day sale to get 20% off gargoyles for summer and fantastic gargoyle sculptures for Halloween.

Find the best in gargoyles and Gothic decor at Design Toscano!

Get 20% off all dragon and gargoyles statues until the end of today, July 10th, at Design Toscano.

This sale cannot be combined with other offers.

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Start Saving Today on Summer Gargoyle Garden Statues and Dragons

Chained Cathedral Gargoyle StatueIt's July 9th and this date marks the start of our summer sale on gargoyles and dragon statues. It's a quick sale though, so don't wait to order your favorite gargoyles and dragons if you want to enjoy a 20% discount! For just today and tomorrow, July 10th, you get 20% off any of our gargoyle and dragon statues. That includes the fantastic Gothic sculpture known as Talysus the Terrible. This gargoyle masterpiece shows a grinning, wonderfully carved gargoyle with outstretched bat wings that help to give it a height of more than three feet. Perched on a faux stone sphere set atop a plinth, this gargoyle makes an excellent welcoming statue for your Gothic abode.

Gargoyles inspired by the old stone sculptures that grace the ramparts of European castles and cathedrals are also on sale for today and tomorrow. These include the Chained Cathedral Gargoyle Statue and the Spitting Gargoyle of Notre Dame. The Chained Cathedral Gargoyle Statue is a wonderful replica of classic stone gargoyles meant to scare off evil spirits. It works towards this goal with a toad-like, fanged face and widespread, bat wings. The Spitting Gargoyle is about as authentic as you can get when it comes to classic gargoyles because this unique piece was cast from the actual spitting gargoyle found on the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris!

All of our dragons are also on sale, including such scaled beauties as Desmond the Dragon Statue and the Dragon of Falkenberg Castle Moat Lawn Statue.

Get 20% off all dragon and gargoyles statues until July 10th at Design Toscano.

This sale cannot be combined with other offers.

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Fun Dragon Garden Statues

Zippy, the Dragon Sculptural Mail PostDragons are typically known for being mythical, intelligent monsters that breathe fire and terrify the countryside. While that is the common depiction of these fabled beasts, there are other sides to dragons. In eastern Asian cultures, dragons were and are known as symbols of good luck. They aren't the scaled monsters of yore but benevolent spirits that grant wishes and protect fortunate families from harm. Garden statuary can also depict dragons as being a lot more good natured than the old tales would have us believe.

Zippy the Dragon has adapted to modern times by working as a sculptural mail post. Although he is supposed to guard the mail and has the claws and fangs to do it, it looks like the main focus of this pint-sized dragon is catching and holding onto your daily paper.

Blushing Babel shows that some dragons are just downright adorable. This cute little beast is so shy that he tries to hide behind the tip of his own tail! Babel will look right at home when accompanied by gnomes and fairies in the flower bed.

Dread, the Dangling Dragon Wall Sculpture shows the adventurous side of dragons by hanging off your garden wall and giving guests a toothy, good-natured, mischievous grin. This beautifully detailed garden statuary looks just as good when hanging from a big backyard tree.

Find the best in dragon statues and other Gothic decor at Design Toscano.

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