What to Look for in a Garden Gargoyle Statue

Boden Gargoyle Sentinel SculptureIt's easy to pick out some types of resin garden statues. There are beautiful animal garden statues for every decorating taste, angel sculptures big and small, and an exquisite range of garden fairies. However, when it comes to gargoyle sculptures, some people have a tough time picking out even one statue for the garden. This mostly stems from lack of experience with gargoyle statues and just knowing what to look for. Finding a high quality gargoyle for any garden is actually much easier than most people realize. These are a few things to look for:

  • Details: When it comes to gargoyles, beauty is found in the details. For example, although the Boden Gargoyle Sentinel Statue isn't going to win any beauty contests, it mesmerizes with carefully crafted, symmetrical features, sharp claws, and a frighteningly life-like appearance.

 

  • Creativity: In addition to fine details, look for gargoyles that would make heads turn if perched on the ramparts of a cathedral or castle. Put Talysus the Terrible Gargoyle Sculpture on display and guests will be doing double-takes when they see this fine statue. Like many a classic gargoyle, Talysus has an intimidating, muscled appearance, and a fierce look. However, this backyard beast also has long, outstretched wings and a touch of realism that will provoke more than one set of goose bumps.

 

  • Class: A classic, high quality gargoyle statue gives the garden a touch of medieval class. The Cathedral Gargoyle Statue accomplishes this with ease.

Find the best gargoyle and dragon decor for the best prices at Design Toscano. Free Standard Shipping on orders of $75 or More through Sunday, April 26th.

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Gothic Decor or Classic Garden Statuary?

French Pleurant StatueIt can be a dilemma. We realize that yes, the garden does need new statuary but do we buy a new Victorian-themed sculpture, another angel, or maybe even a gargoyle? Although gothic sculptures and classic statues might seem to be at two ends of the decorating spectrum, actually, such statues can have more in common than we think. Instead of settling on a classic statue, or a sinister gargoyle sculpture, why not get both?

Several gargoyles fit right in with classic sculptures and more than one classic item looks right at home in a garden that features a dragon statue, gargoyle, and other Gothic items. One such garden sculpture is the beautiful, yet haunting, French Pleurant statue. The intricate folds and faceless appearance of this decor give it a striking yet organic, natural look. Display this work of art next to a vibrant flowerbed or in the same field of view as your dragon sculptures.

Although the Odin Greenman Tree Stump Sculptural Table provides a fitting touch to yards decorated with Gothic items, it will also be the hit of the party in backyards decorated with classic statuary. Likewise, the Angel of Patience Sculpture and other angel statues act as inspiration no matter where they are put on display.

Find the best selection of beautiful resin garden statues and unique decor for the best prices at Design Toscano.

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Take 20% Off Contemporary Garden Statuary

Massive Mystic MushroomsThe search for new garden statuary is on but which resin garden statues do we go with? There are classic statues, majestic angels, and more animal yard statues to choose from as well as garden gnomes, gargoyles, and garden fairies. Contemporary statues are another option, especially when the garden is in need of a new look. These items blend classic sculpting forms with modern ideas to make unique, refreshing decor for a backyard and place of business.

Give your garden gnomes and garden guests something to talk about with the "Massive Mystic Mushrooms" Statues. These unique sculptures punctuate the garden with their size (nearly four feet tall), and eye-catching appearance. They also work well when paired with other fantasy-themed statues, including the Crash Landing Flying Saucer Alien Spacecraft Statue.

Tempest, the Metal Garden Trellis Fairy is a wonderful, artistic means of helping your garden grow. Put this trellis-fairy next to your favorite flowerbed, or wherever you would like to see this unique item naturally decorated with climbing ivy.

A contemporary Venus might also be what the garden needs. The beauty shown by such modern statues as the Contemporary Venus Sculpture and the Venus of Pietrasanta by Carlo Bronti makes a statement in any yard.

Enjoy a 20% discount off any of our garden statues when purchased by today, April 17th, 2015.

This sale cannot be combined with other offers.

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20% Off Spectacular Garden Statues

Giant Buddha Garden SculptureSome garden statues are cute, others are funny, and some resin garden statues are nothing less than spectacular. Such sculptures capture the attention and admiration of garden guests with realistic features, and powerful, dramatic appearances. They also tend to be large in size and the Giant, Buddha Monument-Sized Garden Sculpture is no exception. This large, seated Buddha is reminiscent of Buddha statues that grace many an Asian temple and garden. Every guest to your garden will be impressed by the tranquil presence of this carefully crafted sculpture.

We also have several spectacular angel statues, including the Angeli di Luce Statue. This beautiful angel is directly cast from a 19th century statue found in an Italian cathedral. Like those beautiful antique originals, this impressive angel has the same, majestic, otherworldly look. Get a set of these angels and pair them with the "Queen of Angels, Guardian of Children" Statue to boost the spectacular appearance of a big backyard or hotel garden.

Bronze sculptures are also ideal for highlighting the yard with spectacular decor. The Trotting Thoroughbred Horse Cast Bronze Garden Statue is carefully crafted in the traditional lost-wax bronze method to create a realistic, heirloom-quality item. Showcase the beauty of this centerpiece statue by putting it on display in the middle of the yard.

Enjoy 20% off any of our garden statuary until April 17th.

This sale cannot be combined with other offers.

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Sculptural Plinths as Garden Statuary

Grande Laurel Sculptural Plinth BaseHigh quality, classic garden statues look fantastic on their own but they look much better when they are given a place to stand on. The ancient Greeks and Romans realized this and is why they placed most of their sculptures on top of columns or plinths. These sculpted bases elevate fine sculptures to proper heights, help them stand out as centerpiece decor, and also add an extra, classic touch. Although any of the beautiful garden sculptures in our collection are fit to stand on their own, like the ancient Greeks and Romans, we also believe that such fine decor looks even better when placed on top of a classic plinth or elegant column.

Several sculptural plinths grace our collection including such classics as the Grande Laurel Sculptural Plinth Base and the Versailles Cherub Plinth. Both of these plinths are modeled after classic decor seen in museums and at the palace of Versailles. Use them to showcase any of your favorite sculptures, including magnificent angels like the Grand Cathedral Angel Sculpture.

The Rococo Sculptural Plinth can also be used to give a favorite sculpture a classic flourish. This beautiful plinth works especially well with statues of angels and the Lighting the Heavens Grande Cherub Sentinel Statue. We also have medium and large Classic Statuary Plinth Bases to fit all of your classic garden sculptures.

Find the best selection of columns, plinths, and classic resin garden statues at Design Toscano.

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Tell Us What You Think and You Could Win!

Hanging MonkeyWe love collecting unique garden statues and other decor. We also love talking about decor and hearing what others have to say about the unique decor in our collection. In fact, that feedback is so important to us that on April 24th, 2015, we are giving away a $200 gift certificate to a lucky person who submits a review and photo of their latest Design Toscano purchase.

To enter, take a picture of that angel statue, animal yard statue, or other recent purchase and send us the photo along with a review. To have more chances at winning, send in a review and photo for each of your decor items purchased from our collection. As a bonus, you will also be entered into the drawing every time you Tweet and/or Instagram a review with "#designtoscano" in the post!

If this is your first review, don't worry, it's much easier than you think. You can write about the virtues of your favorite garden sculpture, the effect that the Hanging Jungle Monkey Statue has on garden guests, or the soothing sounds made by the beautiful  Resting Grace Angel Garden Fountain.

Write a review accompanied by a photo of your latest garden statuary or other item from Design Toscano to have a chance at winning a $200 gift certificate.

This contest ends on April 21st, 2015.

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Take an Extra 20% off These Beautiful Resin Garden Statues

Mombasa, the Garden GiraffeThere are several differences between shopping at a big box store for garden decor and at an online site that specializes in high quality garden statuary. One of the biggest differences can be seen in the decor that is on sale. Buy those on sale sculptures at a big box store and you usually end up with cheap decor both in terms of price and quality. However, buy discounted garden statues from Design Toscano and you get the same, unique, high quality decor as always but at a lower price than normal. Buy those unique on sale statues today and tomorrow, and you can also take an extra 20% off for amazing bargains on beautiful sculptures.

For example, you can save big on stunning animal garden sculptures like Mombasa, the Garden Giraffe Statue. This grand scale decor stands close to eight feet in height and is carefully crafted to look just like a young giraffe.

You can also save on one of the most beautiful angels in our collection, the In God's Grace Angel Statue. This lovely sculpture lends an endearing, peaceful touch to any backyard. Pair it with the Balancing a Dream Cherub Garden Statue for more savings on fine garden decor.

Enjoy a 20% discount on these lovely sculptures and any of the on sale items at Design Toscano until March 27th.

This sale cannot be combined with other offers.

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Last Day to Save 20% on Religious Outdoor Statues

Divine Guidance: Praying Angel Garden StatueIf the garden could use a religious statue or two, today is the best day to buy them from Design Toscano. Don't wait until tomorrow because the 20% discount on any of the religious statues in our collection ends today, March 6th. This is the day to save 20% on new, beautiful angel statues like the Divine Guidance: Praying Angel Garden Statue, and the lovely Heaven's Guardian Angel Garden Statue. These are just two of many high quality angel sculptures in our collection and all of them are on sale.

If the garden already has its quota of angel sculptures, keep in mind that we also have several other religious statues. The Basking in God's Glory Little Girl Statue makes a unique, happy statement in any backyard and is the perfect accompaniment to the beautiful weather in spring and early summer. Greet garden guests with this cheerful statue and other inspirational religious sculptures like the In Nature's Sanctuary St. Francis Garden Sculpture.

We also have elegant Celtic-themed decor on sale like the Celtic Circle of Life Sculpture, and the Donegal Celtic High Cross Statue. These and other Celtic religious decor make excellent gifts for anyone who appreciates Irish and Gaelic culture.

Buy any of the religious sculptures in our collection and take 20% off.

This sale ends today, March 6th, and cannot be combined with other offers.

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Save 20% on a Large Buddha Statue Today

Giant Buddha Monument StatueIt's March and it's almost time to decorate the garden. People who live in warm climates can already get started but for most of us, we have to wait just a little bit longer for the snow to disappear. Once the snow is gone and the weather gets warm, we can get truly get the ball rolling with garden decor. It will be time to bring our favorite garden gnomes out of storage, and figure out where we want to put animal garden statues on display. Most importantly, we also need to decide where we are going to put the new garden statuary purchased during the winter months.

If you still need to buy new resin garden statues, you might want to consider religious sculptures, especially because you can take 20% off any of our religious statues when purchased today or tomorrow. In addition to getting beautiful angel statues and other inspirational decor for the garden, this sale also makes it easier to buy a large Buddha. Buy the Giant Buddha Monument-Sized Garden Sculpture and you can put a fantastic sculpture in the backyard that looks just like a tranquil Buddha statue from a temple in eastern Asia. Take advantage of this sale and pair it with the Enlightened Buddha Sculpture.      

Enjoy 20% off any of the religious statues in our collection until tomorrow, March 6th.

This sale cannot be combined with other offers.

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How to Save on Religious Garden Statuary

St. Michael the Archangel Warmer weather means that it's time to get back out into the garden. Although it might not be warm enough for some of us to start putting decor into the backyard, we can all start thinking about the statues we would like to put on display. Religious sculptures are one of several possibilities, and when you buy any of the religious statues in our collection today, you can enjoy a 20% discount.

This sale continues until March 6th and makes "now" the best time to save on religious-themed statues for the garden. We have a wide variety of high quality religious sculptures and all of them are on sale. For example, if it's time to add a dramatic, religious statue to the garden, today is the perfect day to buy and save on the St Michael the Archangel (1636) Garden Angel Statue. This majestic work of art is modeled after the famous, 17th century Italian painting by Guido Reni and shows the same fine details and dramatic appearance as the original.

You can also save on a large Buddha statue, including the Giant Buddha Monument-Sized Garden Sculpture. This big, four foot tall Buddha is a wonderful source of inspiration in any backyard.    

Take 20% off any of the religious outdoor sculptures in our collection until March 6th, 2015.

This sale cannot be combined with other offers.

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Enjoy 20% Off Beautiful Religious Outdoor Statues

Angel of PatienceToday, we are kicking off March with a sale on religious statues. From today until March 6th, buy any of the religious-themed sculptures in our collection and you can take 20% off. This discount makes today an excellent day to buy a new majestic angel sculpture for the garden, including stunning classic angels like the Angel of Patience Sculpture. This elegant angel lends a lovely, dramatic touch to any garden and also makes a fine gift.

Our collection also features many other large angel statues but if you are looking for something a bit smaller in scale, you might like the In God's Grace Angel Statue. The lovely details and soft lines of this popular sculpture give it a beautiful, realistic touch. Display this fine decor where it will inspire you and all of your garden guests, and pair it with the Basking in God's Glory Little Girl Statue for extra savings.

Statues of Saint Francis are always a fine fit for folks who love to feed the birds and other animals that come to the backyard. The Nature's Nurturer: St. Francis Sculpture lends an endearing look to any yard, and his basket can also be used for feeding the birds, or filled with water to act as a bird bath.

Enjoy 20% off any of the religious statues in our collection until March 6th, 2015.

This sale cannot be combined with other offers.

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Where to Put a Large Garden Gargoyle Statue on Display

Florentine Gargoyle StatueGargoyles are classic decor in a category of their own. Those of us who love to decorate our homes with dragons and other types of Gothic decor also have a strong appreciation for high quality gargoyle figurines. However, many folks who do not generally decorate with Gothic items also have a gargoyle statue or two because these interesting sculptures fit in with a variety of decorating themes. For example, a large, high quality gargoyle like the Florentine Gargoyle Statue adds a nice touch to a backyard with a few Greek garden statues, and Emmett the Gargoyle Sculpture can fit in with garden gnomes and cute animal statues.

When purchasing a large gargoyle, one of the biggest challenges is figuring out where it should be put on display. For example, you might want to reserve one side of the backyard for an angel statue, and put Talysus the Terrible Gargoyle Sculpture on the opposite side of the yard. Or, Talysus might look best when placed in a dark, shaded corner of the backyard.

Entranceways are another perfect place for gargoyles because these intimidating stone beasts were meant to act as guards and greet certain guests with cold stares. The Argos Gargoyle Sentinel Statue will look right at home when placed next to the back door, or as a centerpiece item.

Buy exquisite gargoyle sculptures for great prices at Design Toscano.

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Final Day for 20% Savings on Gothic Décor and Garden Statuary at Design Toscano

Socrates the Gargoyle ThinkerFebruary is coming to its quick end along with our sitewide sale at Design Toscano. Today, whether you buy a few objets d'art or majestic Gothic tables, you can also enjoy a 20% discount on any of the fine decor in our collection. Buy and save on Gothic items like the Spirit of Nottingham Woods: Greenman Tree Sculpture. This unique sculpture lends the yard a haunting touch and looks even better when paired with such detailed, realistic gargoyle figurines as Socrates, the Gargoyle Thinker Statue, and the Legend of Cambridge Hopping Gargoyle Sculpture.

Folks looking for Gothic gifts today are also in luck because they can save 20% on a host of exquisitely dark works of art. Among the wide variety of Gothic gift items in our collection are the Poe's Mystic Raven Solid Hardwood Walking Stick, and The Dragon's Pentacle Wall Sculpture. Buy and save on these and other striking Gothic items to surprise that special person with the most unique of gifts.

Of course, all of our garden statues are also on sale, including beautiful animal garden statues, high quality cute gnomes, and such wonderful angel sculptures as the Heaven's Guardian Angel Garden Statue.

Take 20% off any of the unique decor, resin garden statues, and other items in our collection until today, February 26, 2015.

This sale cannot be combined with other offers.

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25% Off Garden Statues, Egyptian Art, and More at Design Toscano!

British Reading Fairy Garden StatueIt's worth it to check our blog on a daily basis. We have said it before and will say it again because today, we are offering 25% off everything on our site. This site-wide flash sale is the perfect day to save big on new garden statuary for spring, exquisite Egyptian decor, unique gifts, and more.

Lend the garden a classic, Victorian look and save with the British Reading Fairy Garden Statue. The details and simple beauty of this classy sculpture show why it is one of our best selling items. Pair it with the Angel of Patience Sculpture and other angel statues to save even more on high quality sculptures for the backyard.

Egyptian decorations are simply stunning and with today's 25% discount, you can find several for a song. Take advantage of this big, one day sale to save big on luxurious furniture like the Cleopatra Neoclassical Chaise, and the elegant, regal Egyptian Revival Chair. These stunning furniture items are even better when you can sit back, relax, and admire Egyptian decor like the Royal Cartouche Sculptural Frieze and the Medinet Habu Sculptural Egyptian Wall Clock.

Buy any of the resin garden statues and other unique decor at our site today, February 16th and take 25% off.

This flash sale ends today, February 16th, and cannot be combined with other offers.

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Final Day for 20% Off Design Toscano Indoor Statues

Sleepy Time Baby Angel StatueWe all love to put beautiful sculptures in our gardens but how many of us also use statues to decorate the interior of the home? When picking out fine garden statuary for the backyard, don't forget to also think about the inside of the home and a place of business. Don't forget that you can also save 20% on any of the fine items in our collection of indoor statues when purchased today, February 13th.

Today is the day to save on the beautiful Sleepy Time Baby Angel Statue. This unique, lovely sculpture lends a peaceful, innocent touch to the library, and is an elegant addition to reading and living rooms. Pair it with the Afternoon Nap Angel Sculpture and other beautiful cherub statues.

Sport-themed statues are also on sale including the classic Discobolos Sculpture. This detailed replica of the 2,450 year old Myron original lends a classic look to any room. Pair it with the striking faux bronze Fencers Sculptures for a modern, elegant look.

If the home could use a few more African-themed statues, you can also save on more than forty African sculptures in our collection, including the beautiful African Water Gatherer Statue.

Enjoy a 20% discount off any of the indoor statues in our collection until today, February 13th.

This sale cannot be combined with other offers.

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Plinths and Columns as Sculptures for Outside

Hebe, Goddess of YouthHappy Super Bowl Sunday! Whether your team is playing in the biggest game of the year or not, we hope that all of our customers can share this exciting day with family and friends. While waiting for the game to start (or if you don't feel like watching the game at all), you could always make plans for a spring garden. It's not too early to start thinking about decor for the garden because that warm weather is going to be here sooner than we realize. In addition to looking for a few new garden fairies and a new stone garden angel, we can also lend the garden a classic look with columns and plinths.

Fluted columns and plinths were an essential part of Roman villas and the gardens of ancient Greece. These simple yet classy types of decor are perfect for displaying stunning Greek Garden Statues. Our Classic Statuary Plinth Bases lend a fine touch to stunning sculptures like Hebe, the Goddess of Youth, and the beautiful Muse with Harp Sculpture.

Pillars and columns also lend a classic look to gardens even if they don't act as a base for fine statuary. Our Corinthian Pillars can be used to host potted flowers and other plants, as decor reminiscent of a Roman villa, or as a regal spot to place a cold drink.

Find the best selection of columns, plinths, and other fine garden statuary for the best prices at Design Toscano.

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Happy Hour Sale on Resin Garden Statues and More at Design Toscano!

Terrence the TerrierIt's Friday and it is Happy Hour at Design Toscano. For us, that translates to a big sale on everything in our collection! Shop our site today, January 30th, and you can take a full 25% off any of our beautiful decor, garden fairies, animal garden sculptures, and other unique items. Shop today to save on fun garden statues like Terrence the Terrier Digging Pet Dog Statue and "Death Valley Jake, the Jackalope" Statue. These are just two of many garden sculptures in our collection that are on sale today and lend a unique look to the yard.

Today is also the perfect time to save on a garden fairy, including enchanting beauties like the Gazing Garden Fairy Statue and the Taking Flight Fairy Sculpture. Both of these fine statues are a charming addition to any backyard, especially in a new spring garden. Speaking of spring, although we still have plenty of cold winter days on the calendar, it's never too early to pick out new garden sculptures for warmer days, especially when you can take 25% off. Why not save on a new stone garden angel or lovely garden benches?

Enjoy 25% off any of the garden statuary and other fine decor at Design Toscano, today only.

This sale is for January 30th, 2015, and cannot be combined with other offers.

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Time to Look for New Resin Garden Statues

Simon, the FoxWhether the garden is dusted with frost or buried beneath a white blanket of snow, this is the perfect time to look for new garden statues. There are several benefits of getting started with new garden decor during January or February but the main one has to do with time. Why wait until March or April to pick out a new stone garden angel or change up the garden decorating theme when you can start today? Begin to think about how you want to decorate the garden today and you have a couple of months to look through a wide selection of statues. You will have plenty of time to figure out the best way to decorate the yard instead of taking a chance with a few low quality sculptures at the last minute.

Instead of putting out the same old statuary as last year, start looking for new statues now and you will have more than enough time to decide between beautiful animal garden sculptures like the classic Simon the Fox Garden Statue or the stunning Lioness of Namibia Statue.

Begin now and you can take your time to find the best deals on Greek Garden Statues, gargoyle figurines, and regal sculptures like the Lion of Florence Sentinel Statue and Base

Find the best selection of new garden statuary for every need at Design Toscano today.

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Remember a Dear Pet with a Garden Angel Statue

Cat Memorial Angel Pet StatueLosing a pet is a tragic, saddening experience. For many people, it can be as rough as losing a family member because indeed, the pet was treated as a cherished, special part of the household. If we lose a pet, we feel the need to remember our lost cat, dog, or other animal companion and a garden statue is one of the best ways to do this. Angel sculptures are especially suited for this purpose, and two of our angels are specifically crafted with care to remember pets that have passed on.

The Cat Memorial Angel Pet Statue is a perfect way to mark the resting place of a dear cat. Put this beautiful little animal angel statue where the old friend was buried, or in the cat's favorite corner of the garden. If the lost family member happened to be a dog, we also have the Dog Memorial Angel Pet Statue. This beautiful sculpture is an endearing way to remember your best friend, especially when placed in a shaded, peaceful part of the backyard.

Traditional angel statues can also act as a fine way to remember a loved one. The Thoughts of an Angel Sculptural Wall Roundel and the Cradled in Hope Cherub Statue are two of several angel sculptures in our collection that also work well as pet memorials.

Find the best selection of beautiful resin garden statues at Design Toscano.

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Final Day to Win $200 for Amazing Décor at Design Toscano

Bigfoot, the Bashful Yeti Tree SculptureThis is the final day to enter a contest to win a $200 gift certificate for any of the decor and unique items at our site. Entering the contest is easy, fun, and quick but we do ask for one thing; a written review about a favorite item purchased from our collection of fine decor. The item doesn't have to be a favorite but it always seems easier to write about the things we love the most.

If Bigfoot, the Bashful Yeti Tree Sculpture happens to grace one of the trees in your backyard, you may want to write about this unique statue and the effect it has upon your garden guests. You could also write about the role that a large Bigfoot Statue or other unique decor played in last year's Halloween display.

Or, if you have a favorite stone garden angel, send us a review about it. Whether that angel sculpture happens to be a magnificent Angel of Patience Sculpture or the adorable and uplifting In God's Grace Angel Statue, we would love to hear about it.

Write a review of a favorite Design Toscano item and enter a chance to win a $200 gift certificate for any of the garden statuary and other fine decor at our site.

This contest ends today, January 15th, and cannot be combined with other offers.

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