Sunday, December 9, 2012
Decorating for the holiday season is in full swing but you don't have to stick to traditional decor. Whether interested in giving your decorations some Egyptian flavor or decking the halls with Medieval home decor, we make those and other creative decorating themes possible with high quality, unique items and objets d'art.
This holiday season, get several sets of three Skelly Claus II Ornaments to hang up on the tree, on the front door, and over thresholds. Use this combination of modern Gothic decor and Christmas as a replacement for mistletoe and to show guests that you aren't going to be throwing any ordinary old holiday party!
Buy wall decor like the Celtic Warriors Sculptural Wall Shield. This beautiful, captivating item makes a statement any time of the year but looks simply wonderful when surrounded by garland and other winter holiday decor.
No Gothic theme would be complete without a gargoyle statue or a dragon sculpture. Why not get both for this holiday season? They also look great during every month but make for fun seasonal decor when topped with an elf hat, crown of mistletoe, or draped with lights. Most gargoyles will play the part but cute little Emmet the Gargoyle will be a hit at any party! As for dragons, try dressing up Desmond the Dragon Statue as one of Santa's tiny reindeer.
Find the best in Gothic and Medieval decor for the lowest prices at Design Toscano.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
A house or apartment takes on a certain degree of personality as soon as it is finished but its character isn't truly expressed until it has been lived in. Eventually, most people put up varying types and amounts of decor. Although every decoration says something about the owners, some items show a bit more personality than others. A welcome sign with frogs or flowers is a quaint, friendly means of saying an automatic "hello" to whomever arrives at the door and Greek garden statues in the backyard demonstrate an appreciation for classical art but few decorations add more personality to a place than dragon sculptures.
Unlike most other garden statuary, dragons can be mystical, frightening, impressive, dangerous, admirable, and noble all at the same time. They appeal to our sense of fantasy and help turn any home into a much more magical place.
Hang the Warsin Dragon Sculpture on one of the garden walls or next to a door to make a statement and put dragon downspout sculptures on the gutters.
You don't have to stick with your old welcome signs either. Get the Bless this Home Dragon Wall Sculpture to show guests that they aren't about to enter into any old home.
Save on the best in dragon sculptures and hundreds of unique fantasy statuary at Design Toscano.
Place your order for these items and anything else on our site by the end of tomorrow, December 7th, and receive free standard shipping!
Friday, November 30, 2012
Every extra bit of savings helps when shopping for the holidays, especially if you have a big family, need new holiday decor, and plan on throwing several parties. Shopping online saves huge amounts of time but you pay for that extra efficiency with shipping costs. The more you buy, the higher the shipping fees and although they might not add up to anything extravagant, why shell out those extra dollars if you don't have to?
This is why it's worth it to shop for and buy all of your unique holiday gifts today at Design Toscano. Order anything on our site today, November 30th and you won't have to pay any standard shipping fees! Find hundreds of quality, artistic gift ideas in our Basil Street Gallery. This includes items like fantastic Art Deco Lighted Sculptures, and beautiful furniture like the Empire Curricle Bergere Chair.
For friends and family who spend time in the garden, they might love a stone garden angel. The Resting Grace Sitting Angel Sculpture is one of many of our beautifully detailed angel statues and there is even an angel for fans of felines.
Other gift ideas can be found in our large collection of beautiful Egyptian art, dragon statues, and other objets d'art. Order by midnight today, November 30th to enjoy free standard shipping! Does not include oversized and freight surcharges.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Statues for the backyard don't just have to be placed on the ground or even on a plinth. Some, like the Dragon of Falkenberg Castle Moat Lawn Statue seem to come right out of the ground, while items like the Bigfoot Statue seem to lope through the yard and statues such as the Black Panther stalk the flowerbeds. Others find their home in the trees and make for a naturally beautiful addition to outdoor holiday decor.
Animal garden statues like Simone, the Squirrel Hanging Sculpture are so realistic that you can expect the live, bushy-tailed, inquisitive variety to come and scold it on more than a few occasions. Birds may keep their distance and neighbors will wonder why you have a pet squirrel until you put a little Santa Claus hat on its head.
Yonva, the Climbing Bear Sculpture is another animal statue meant for the trees. Modeled after a real bear cub, Yonva plays the role perfectly with its adorable face and highly detailed, furry appearance. Black Bears like Yonva are naturally good climbers and they often sleep in nests high up in a tree. Larger and bulkier Brown Bears usually stick to the ground because they don't climb trees nearly as well. This is demonstrated by the oh so cute Out on a Limb Hanging Brown Bear Statue!
Order these and other high quality animal statues as holiday gifts from Design Toscano.
Friday, November 2, 2012
The 20% discount sale on new holiday arrivals only started yesterday but ends today at midnight CST. Don't wait to order any of the beautiful new holiday bonded marble resin garden statuary or unique holiday gift items after today if you don't want to pay full price. Although there are enough items on sale to fit every taste and decorating theme, if you have friends or family with a penchant for Gothic items, this is one sale you don't want to miss!
You can save 20% on several Gothic decorations suitable for both the winter holidays and throughout the year. To decorate your desk or mantel with one of the more dramatic and colorful dragon statues, see the Red Devil Dragon Sculpture. Painted with striking blood red and pinks hues, this classic, formidable dragon is a perfect expression of the original fire-breathing, evil scaled monster. Look underneath its clawed feet to see the remains of knights bested by this beast.
Gothic dragons also adorn the exquisite Death's Door Sandtimer Hourglass. Black sand inside this Gothic timepiece empties after five minutes and makes for a magical means of counting out the time while playing card games with friends or cooking a five-minute meal.
For the ultimate in Gothic holiday decorations, get "Skelly Claus II" to hang from the tree! This faux bone skull ornament topped with a Santa hat will be one of the most original tree decorations on the block.
Find the best in resin garden statues and medieval home decor at Design Toscano. Order any of the new holiday items until midnight CST, November 2nd, and get 20% off the regular price!
Monday, October 29, 2012
It's always nice to find low prices on quality resin garden statues, but it's even better to get those sculptures and other quality decor delivered to the front door free of charge. For just today and tomorrow, anything ordered from the Design Toscano site gets shipped free of charge! To get that free shipping, it doesn't matter if you order a life size Bigfoot Statue or a the smallest of garden fairies. You don't have to order items for the backyard either. Buy heirloom quality furniture for the interior of home or the office and it also gets delivered free of charge.
This includes furniture like the amazing Warwickshire Dragon Glass-topped Coffee table. The masterpiece of a dragon sculpture that makes up the base of this table is so detailed that you may be tempted to remove the glass top to just put the dragon on display! Use it to serve coffee to all of your guests in Gothic-themed splendor.
Egyptian decorations are also shipped free of charge when ordered today or tomorrow. Get a Queen Nefertiti Sculptural Floor Lamp or the stunning Egyptian revival Isis Table Lamp to give your place some serious Egyptian flair.
Order these and other unique decor and objets d'art from Design Toscano today or tomorrow and pay nothing for shipping!
Monday, October 8, 2012
Certain animals seem to be right at home in different decorating themes. Gardens with an Asian theme look twice as good with Panda statues and sculptures of cranes. Animal garden statues of Cheetahs and other African wildlife fit right in with beautiful Egyptian decorations while a Winged Pegasus or Unicorn find their niche in homes and gardens with more mystical, magical themes.
The Gothic-themed abode also has its signature animal and although it would be tempting to give that title to the gargoyle, those creeping, wall climbing creatures are more of a monster than an animal. Although one could just as easily describe dragons as monsters, they still fit more comfortably into the animal category.
Dragons are the magical, fire-breathing animals that have fascinated people throughout the world for thousands of years. If they ever had a home in a decorating theme, Gothic fits the bill perfectly. In fact, a Gothic-decorated place without a dragon or two just doesn't look complete.
A dragon like the Falkenberg Castle Moat Lawn Statue will look perfect as it "swims" through your garden and provides that classic draco look with a horned head, toothy maw, and scaled hide. Inside the home, decor like the Wolfram Dragons Sculptural Wall Shelf will round out your display of Gothic decorations.
Find the best in quality dragon decor at Design Toscano!
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Halloween decor can come in many shapes and sizes. In addition to the usual cut-outs of ghosts, spiders, and other scary creatures, zombie sculptures and certain animal yard statues can help transform an average looking house into a lair of horrors. Although many people put dragon statues on display as part of a general Gothic or Medieval theme, they also make for great Halloween decor.
There's no denying the potential for terror with the Mystic Dragon Avenger Statue. Curling around a stone orb as it readies itself to pounce, this dragon displays furious eyes and open toothy maw for a truly menacing look.
The remains of dragons look just as frightening and your Halloween party guests will wonder what you have been up to when they come across the Stoker's Moors Dragon Skull while taking a pleasant stroll in your garden.
While many dragons are scary, most are also mystical and not nearly as terrifying as the very persona of death. Grim reapers take the prize when it comes to terrifying decor and the Ultimate Destiny Gothic Grim Reaper Statue is one of the most disturbing! Guests will also love it when you "welcome" them with a "no trespassing" sign flanked by Grim Reapers.
Order these spooky items, fantastic gargoyle figurines, and resin garden statues by midnight tonight and get them shipped for free!
Sunday, September 16, 2012
The fantasy genre has been one of the most popular fiction genres since writers first started penning literature. Beowolf, possibly the oldest known work of English literature, is classic fantasy still taught in modern day English classes. Millions of children listen to stories by the Brothers Grimm in dozens of languages every day of the year. Some of the biggest movies of all time also bear witness to the power and popularity of fantasy.
Many of the fantasy genre works have similar themes and attest to the enduring draw of dragons, magical creatures, and wizards. Perhaps it's because we wish those enchanting, amazing stories were real or because they bring us to another, much more exciting world. Whatever the reason may be for enjoying fantasy films and books, items like gargoyle figurines, dragon garden statues, and Medieval decor aid in bringing those tales to life and help us personify the heroes we read about.
Hanging a Horned Dragon Skull Wall Trophy in the den tells guests what you really hunt for when you go hiking in the dark, piney woods. Display the Sword of Richard the Lionhearted in a Claw Sword Hanger and they can see the weapon used to "slay" the dragon.
Not to worry if you don't want to be known as a dragonslayer. There are plenty of beautiful Gothic tables and a number of Medieval collectibles to choose from too.
Find the very best in fantasy decor at Design Toscano.
Friday, September 14, 2012
Can you tell that we love sales at Design Toscano? Although the Basil Street Gallery sale ended yesterday, the fortunate and faithful customers who follow the blog will see that we are holding a 12 hour sale when you can get 25% off everything on our site! It doesn't even last an entire day but can you blame us with such a big discount?
The unheard of 25% discount means that now is the best time to order any and everything that happened to tickled your fancy. Order holiday gifts now to take advantage of these big savings and while you are at it, why not buy a stone garden angel for yourself?
This 12 hour sale is definitely the best time to order our life-size Bigfoot Statue. Even if you don't want it for the backyard, think of what it might do for your business. Or, save on the popular Bear Dance Garden Statue by ordering it during the sale for your garden or office.
Now is the time to order the mystical Bronze Spitting Asian Dragon statue for your Asian-themed backyard. This exquisite heirloom piece will be the envy of gardens for miles around.
Order these items and anything else from our site during the 12 hour, sitewide sale and get 25% off!
Saturday, September 8, 2012
The items in the Basil Street Collection cover just about every decorating theme. There are gorgeous, Egyptian decorations, classical pieces, garden statuary, and decor that pays homage to the animal kingdom. There are also a number of Asian-themed pieces that will earn the admiration of anyone who happens to walk into your home.
The Tibetan Sculptural Dragon Wall Mask is one of the more dramatic wall art items in the collection. Crafted after an old Chinese wooden original, this unique objet d'art captures and holds the attention of anyone who looks at it.
Match that dramatic mask with the beautiful Galloping Horses Sculptural Oliphant Tusk. Carved by artists from Guangdong, China, this pieces looks very much like the orginal ivory sculptures created by their ancestors. Although it looks just like real ivory, you can be rest assured that no elephants were harmed in the making of this beautiful piece because it's crafted with a special polymer blend that captures the look of real ivory.
The ancient Tang Horse Iron Statue will also add a classic, Chinese touch to any room where it is put on display. Cast from iron and given an aged patina, this decor is a replica of a 1,300 year old sculpture.
Order these Asian-themed objets d'art and anything else in the Basil Street Collection from today until September 13th and 20% off the regular price!
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.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
The summer winds down in August and those dog days make more than a few of us ready for the refreshing winds of autumn. Even the trees seem ready to change the color of their leaves as you stroll through the backyard. Birds spend most of their time splashing around in one of your outdoor garden water fountains and you find yourself spending just as much time in the pool. However, despite the lazy, tired atmosphere so common during the last days of August, evenings can be downright enchanting.
As the sun once again turns the reins over to the dark skies of night, the shadows lengthen and the backyard takes on a different personality. Garden fairies seem ready to spring into action and animal garden statues like the Mystical Unicorn of Avalon turn the backyard into a place where magic still exists.
It's the perfect time for throwing enchanting backyard parties and the garden will reveal its true sylvan character with detailed sculptures like Simon the Fox or the Spitting Asian Dragon Bronze Garden Statue. These and other unique Design Toscano sculptures will turn your late summer backyard soirees into unforgettable evenings for all of your guests.
Save on these and other unique garden sculptures at Design Toscano.
Monday, August 13, 2012
Dragons have fascinated people for thousands of years. Are they memories of ancient beasts that have since turned to dust? Are tales of winged serpents and monstrous, scaly creatures the products of imaginations inspired by instinctive fears in a pre-scientific world? Or, as in Asian dragons, are they symbols of good fortune and wisdom?
The reasons for the prevalence of dragons in cultures throughout the world will always be a mystery but that won't change their status as some of the most fantastic decorations on Earth. The Hastings Warrior Dragon Glass-Topped Sculptural Table pays homage to dragons with detailed, textured beauty. He also shows his strength by hoisting the table top high over his head. To keep with the dragon-themed room where Hastings serves goblets of mead and other Medieval drinks, provide lighting with the Marshgate Castle Dragon Sculptural Electrical Wall Sconce.
Out in the yard, if you love gargoyles but feel like the traditional versions are more at home on Gothic cathedrals, put up a few dragon-like gargoyles instead. Both Boden the Gargoyle Sentinel and Argos the Gargoyle sentinel look ready to pounce with flashing claws and sharp-toothed muzzles.
Save on these unique items, other fantastic Medieval home decor, and dragon garden statues at Design Toscano.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
I bought the dragon statue for my sister, who is extremely hard to buy for. You know the kind, if she wants something she goes out and gets it, so I have to try to be a step ahead of her. Anyway, for her birthday I presented her with the dragon statue and she loved it! She put it in her rock garden out back by the pool. Every time I go over to visit I move the dragon forward just a little bit or reposition him. It's become a game, and now everyone does it. He's making his way around the yard, little by little!
Name: amy allen
City: fair oaks
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
This garden statue with the "witch ball" is a great addition to our back garden. The large reflective ball adds to the effectiveness of the sculpture and relieves the greg aspect of the work. If you would like a picture, i could send one!
Name: Jack Partridge
State: Saskatchewan, Canada
Monday, July 23, 2012
There's something to be said about amazing tales of dragons, sorcerers, and garden fairies that giggle from the shadows of ancient, talking Oaks. They bring us to places where even our wildest dreams won't go and remind us that life is filled with mystery. Although not everyone is a fan of the fantasy genre, most can appreciate the eye-opening wonder generated by incredible tales of witches and mythical creatures. Authors gifted with the power of imagination and dedicated film makers provide the platforms that transport us to the wastelands of distant planets that orbit twin suns, to hidden schools where gifted children learn how to use magic, and to places where the humblest of characters become the greatest of heroes.
Sculptors also play their part in giving the imagination a fantasy-filed nudge. They make it possible to display Mermaids next to the pool without guests having to worry about any siren songs. Statues of mythical creatures like the Pegasus , garden fairies, and greenmen can be so realistic that they seem ready to come to life. The same can be said about the life-size, detailed sculpture of a voracious looking Velociraptor.
Bring magic to your own backyard with fantasy-themed statues from Design Toscano.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Dragons are such wonderful, mystical creatures. Most cultures have dragon myths and they fly through dozens of fantasy novels and films on their massive, bat-like wings. Given their large size, huge clawed feet, pointed teeth, and that fiery breath, it's a relief to know that the scaly beasts are only found in the imagination. Nevertheless, they still make for some pretty exciting garden statuary!
The Dragon of Falkensberg Castle makes for an especially interesting dragon sculpture. The three parts of this beautiful faux stone statue give it an eerie, undulating appearance that makes it look as if the beast is swimming through your lawn or right next to the pool.
If you have doghouse or a shed in the backyard, their roofs will be a perfect resting spot for Apex the Winged Dragon. This modern gargoyle-like dragon will fit on just about any roof but keep in mind that his contemplating, hungry look might scare off some of the more timid backyard party guests.
As intimidating as the above two dragon sculptures are, not every dragon is meant to be frightening. The Sir Sagremor's Dragon Sculpture with Gazing Orb sums up the beauty of the mystical dragon and will add magic to any backyard.
Find these unique sculptures, gargoyle figurines, and beautifully detailed garden faries at Design Toscano today.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Gothic decorations aren't just limited to incredible wall art, intimidating gargoyle figurines, and dragon statues. Sure, those are Gothic mainstays but no Gothic-themed home is complete without some Gothic furniture. During the days of kings, queens, knights, and castles, royalty used some pretty fine looking furniture. Unlike the simple wooden benches used by their subjects, the nobility had some of the most ornate and beautifully carved seats, tables, and beds in Europe. Many of those original pieces are valuable antiques that are put on display in art museums and restored castles.
While Gothic furniture from medieval times is just meant to be admired from afar, authentic replicas of antique furniture from Design Toscano make for fantastic Medieval home decor. Use the York Monastery Solid Hardwood Gothic Bench as prized home decor and a seat while reading a copy of the "Canterbury Tales".
Keep your prized books and other possessions in the Coat of Arms Gothic Revival Armoire while decorating your home with a stunning realistic replica of antique furniture from the French gothic revival period. Add to the French gothic revival look with the beautiful Octagonal Side Table.
Get 15% off already reduced Gothic items when buying them by the end of today, June 15th.
Monday, June 4, 2012
Statues are a peculiar form of art. Whereas paintings can depict scenes, people, and emotions, they are always going to be flat pictures that can only be viewed from the front. Sculptures, on the other hand, are three-dimensional representations of a subject or scene. You can walk around them and view them from every angle. When crafted with details that closely mimic reality, they can look as if they are going to come to life. This lifelike appearance has converted many a sculpture into functional art.
The function can come in the form of religious purposes, for remembrance, and as a means of warding off unwelcome guests. This latter purpose was the impetus for creating sculptures of gargoyle figurines in Europe, dragons in various parts of the world, and "Foo Dogs" in China. Anyone who has visited the Forbidden City in Beijing, China has been greeted by the intimidating and powerful Foo Dogs that guard its gates. With their large fanged maws, muscled bodies, and lion-like appearance, Foo Dogs are meant to scare off both evil spirits and erstwhile enemies. Flank the back door with a pair of these Asian Garden Sculptures to do the same.
Get beautifully detailed Foo Dog sculptures and other Asian garden statues for your home and garden at Design Toscano.