Dragon Statues for Spring and Summer

Ranier, the Sculptural Dragon RainspoutSpring is here and it's time to redecorate the garden. This year, why not decorate the backyard with a different theme? Instead of putting out the usual selection of angel statues and garden gnomes, try decorating the backyard with a couple of dragons. They don't have to replace the rest of your decor, but by putting a dragon statue on display, you show your appreciation for the fantasy genre while giving the garden a unique, dramatic touch. 

Get your backyard ready for the warm days of spring and summer with dragon sculptures like Ranier, the Sculptural Dragon Rainspout. Put this Medieval-themed functional dragon sculpture on the end of a gutter to help channel water away from the house. This impressive dragon statue is designed to look as if Ranier is breathing fire every time it rains.

To help turn your backyard into a place of enchantment, put Dragon-Orb sculptures on display such as Mayze, the Dragon Protector of the Orb and Sir Sagremor's Dragon Statue with Orb. Mayze shows that the fantasy genre is that much more magical when humor is thrown into the mix. Poor Mayze seems to be more interested in taking a nap on top of the orb rather than ferociously protecting it and thus makes for one of the most adorable little dragon statues you will ever see. Sir Sagremor's dragon isn't exactly cute but he makes up for it with realistic, eye-catching details.

Find the best in dragon and gargoyle figurines at Design Toscano today.

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The Function and Symbolism of Gargoyle Figurines

Scatheus, Guardian of the Shadows Gargoyle SculptureThe gargoyle is one of the more interesting and intriguing types of decor. Unlike animal garden sculptures that show realistic depictions of real animals such as lions and bears, the typical gargoyle statue shows a mythical, intimidating monster. Their appearance couldn't really be described as being pleasant in any way so it seems rather odd that they have been a popular form of garden statuary for centuries. However, long before they made their way into gardens, gargoyles were a common feature on structures for thousands of years. Gargoyles in the form of lions can be seen on ancient Egyptian structures and the ancient Greeks used gargoyles with leering faces on many of their temples. Although those gargoyles were used as sculptural decor, their main function was to divert water off of roofs.

During the Middle Ages in Europe, gargoyles had the same function but this was combined with a lot more symbolism. Gargoyles began to take on more frightening forms to scare off any evil spirits that might want to enter a castle or church as well as to remind church goers that the devil and his minions were always watching and waiting to tempt the unwary. In present times, we use gargoyles in the garden and on our houses because they are simply interesting, unique decor. Whether you display a cute statue like Emmett the Gargoyle or a masterpiece of terror like Scatheus, Guardian of the Shadows, a gargoyle in the garden provides a dramatic touch.

Buy the best in gargoyle sculptures from today until April 11th and enjoy a 20% discount as part of our Pre-Season Garden Statue Sale!

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One Last Day to Get 20% Off Garden Statuary and Everything Else at Design Toscano!

"Lindburg, the Flying Squirrel" StatueThe first of April might be the biggest day of the year for practical jokes, but we aren't joking around when we say that we have extended our Spring Cleaning Sale! For one more day, you can get a 20% discount on resin garden statues, and all of our high quality, unique decor. Just order anything from our online site by the end of today, April 1st and enjoy 20% off the regular price. Think of this extra chance to save on garden sculptures as a way to reward our faithful blog followers because the sale definitely ends today.

The best way to take advantage of that 20% discount is by browsing our online catalog now to look for breathtaking Egyptian decorations, stunning gargoyle statues, and fantastic wall decor. Buy gifts for family, friends, and yourself to save money today rather than paying the full price tomorrow. Maybe your garden could use one of our new animal statues? The Lindburg the Flying Squirrel is an adorable, daring representation of a common yet little seen nocturnal mammal that resides in many North American forested sites.

Or, maybe you know someone who would love the nostalgic and creative Gone Fishing Fisherman Statue. This is a perfect, timeless statue to place next to a pond and will be loved by anyone who went fishing as a kid.

Save 20% on these, other quality backyard decorations, and everything at the Design Toscano site when buying by the end of today, April 1st.

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Visit our website to find the best in Egyptian decorations and other high quality decor but get the latest news on sales, discounts, and other savings by connecting with us via social media. If you haven't done so yet, come "like" us on our Facebook page to learn about blog posts, new decor, and trivia related to our items. We also post information to help you take advantage of our many sales and provide occasional links to museum and art gallery openings.

You can also share pictures of your favorite gargoyle figurines but you might have even more fun pinning images from our Pinterest page. Pinterest is a social site that puts the focus on sharing photos of everything you admire and love. On our page, you get the chance to share images of your own garden retreat, your favorite Halloween decor, and all of your favorite holiday recipes. Of course, you can also see and comment on products that we like, images of amazing castles, and some of our favorite places in the world.

Join us on Twitter!While linking up to us on Facebook and Pinterest, don't forget to connect with us on Twitter. You will get the very latest in alerts and news on sales and other ways to save on the best in high quality resin garden statues.

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Last Day to Buy More and Save on Garden Statuary and Unique Decor

Gaston, the Climbing Gothic Gargoyle StatueTomorrow is March 8th, the final day of our March into Spring sale. Buy more than $100 of any items by the end of tomorrow to save on high quality animal garden statues, fantastic garden fairies, and anything else on our site. Buy a funny gargoyle statue like Detest the Rest along with the impressive Gaston the Climbing Gargoyle Statue and you can take $20 off. Both of these gargoyle figurines are as entertaining as they are intimidating.

If you are looking for statuary that is a bit more peaceful in nature, you get $50 off the Angel of Patience Sculpture. This dramatic, beautiful angel statue is more than three feet tall and is a classic angelic addition for any backyard. Complement her angelic beauty by putting the Resting Grace Sitting Angel Sculpture on a doorway cornice or on top of a garden wall.

To get a $100 discount, make any purchase of $400 or more. This gives you the chance to get big savings on one of the largest angel statue in our collection, the Grand Cathedral Angel Sculpture. This breathtaking angel sculpture is over six and a half feet in height and displays majestic wings that have a span that approaches four feet.

 

Receive $20 off your purchase of $100

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Gargoyle Figurines with a Modern Touch

Socrates, the Gargoyle Thinker StatueGargoyles are a type of decor that have been around for a long time. Although we associate gargoyles with the Middle Ages, various cultures have been putting sculptures of scary creatures on sacred places for thousands of years. The dragons of Babylonia may not look like the gargoyles that decorate French Gothic cathedrals but they were probably likewise used to intimidate and scare off evil spirits. In modern times, we might not expect gargoyles to protect the home from evil, but that doesn't change their status as unique, mystical decor.

Modern gargoyle statues still resemble their classic Medieval predecessors but some tend to show more detail and display more human-like characteristics. One such classic gargoyle with a modern touch is Goliath the Gargoyle. Goliath's fangs and muscles are big even by gargoyle standards but he seems to be more occupied with napping than scaring off intruders. This big, sleeping gargoyle is right at home when displayed on top of a television, book case, or garden wall.

Gargoyles aren't typically known for their intelligence but Socrates, the Gargoyle Thinker breaks that stereotype by showing that these medieval monsters are capable of deep thoughts. Whether he is thinking about the role of the gargoyle in an increasingly technological world, or just who to eat next, Socrates stuns with realistic, life-like details.

Find the best gargoyles and medieval decor today!

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Creepy and Quality Gothic Décor

The Vampire Bats of Castle Barbarosa Wall SculpturesThere are those of us who love to decorate the backyard with a cute stone garden angel and then there are those of us who would much rather flank the back door with a pair of splendid gargoyles. Gothic statues and decorations appeal to our love of mystery and the unexplained and can make even bigger statements when displayed inside the home. The following three items are some of the creepiest, most scary interior decor you may ever hope to find:

  • The Vampire Bats of Castle Barbarosa: These exquisite, fanged, flying bats will add  the perfect touch to any Gothic-themed room. The greystone finish and veined, open wings give these creatures of the night a sinister, lifelike appearance that will be much appreciated by fans of everything Gothic.
  • The Tree Spirit of Sleepy Hollow Wall Sculpture: Who says that trees are gentle, benign creatures? The ones from Sleepy Hollow show a different side in the dark of the night and this wonderful, Gothic work of art shows that menacing facet with frightening detail.
  • The Creeper Wall Sculpture: This creative wall sculpture of a shapeless, evil wraith will send chills down the spine of just about anyone who sees it! An excellent item for any fan of horror books and movies.

Save on these fantastic Gothic items and the best in Gothic furniture and decor at Design Toscano.

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Unusually fabulous!

Phill58 from Berne, NY 12023, USA reviewed the Gaston, the Climbing Gothic Gargoyle Statue: Medium

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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Comments: I was given this as a Christmas gift, LOVE it!! I knew immediately where it came from. Your quality is outstanding. I'm addicted and have to have more. You cant find the variety you offer any where else. I will continue to shop with you in the future and have told several friends decorating their gardens where to shop. THANKYOU for so many wonderful options at affordable prices.

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Guarding my door

tazevil1 from Johnston, RI, USA reviewed the Gaston, the Climbing Gothic Gargoyle Statue: Medium

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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Comments: I have had this outside the entrance to my home for about 5 years now. I love the looks I get from strangers as they approach. He has faded a bit after being out in the weather for 5 years, but no signs of cracking or decay.

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Great new edition

tazevil1 from Johnston, RI, USA reviewed the Detest the Rest Gargoyle Statue

Bottomline: No, would not recommend to a friend.

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Comments: Received this as a Christmas present this year. What a great addition to my gargoyle collection. It's actually bigger than you would expect...love it!!

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Another great addition

tazevil1 from Johnston, RI, USA reviewed the Ball-And-Chain Gothic Dungeon Gargoyle Statue

Bottomline: No, would not recommend to a friend.

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Comments: Added this to my collection about 2 years ago. Wish they offered one a little bigger, so I could put it outside. Both this piece, like all the others from DT, is excellent quality.

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Resin Garden Statues as Gifts

Balancing a Dream Cherub Garden StatueGarden statuary doesn't have to be limited to your own decorating projects. Buy statues and sculptures of gnomes, fairies, and other subjects for friends and family and you might be surprised at how much they like such a gift. Resin statues and sculptures make for excellent gift items in part because people don't usually get them for a birthday or other occasion. They represent a fun change from the status quo while providing loved ones with long-lasting, beautiful decor.

Of course, you have to make sure that the sculptures you pick out will also be appreciated and loved by the person you are giving them to. For example, you probably don't want to pick out a gargoyle statue for someone who never watches horror films and has no interest in the fantasy genre. He or she probably won't appreciate even the best of gargoyle gifts so it's better to stick to something like animal garden statues or a beautiful stone garden angel. There are dozens of detailed animal sculptures to choose from and we have a veritable host of angels suited for every taste and garden.

Order these resin garden statue gifts and anything else on our site between now and February 14th and get 20% off the regular price.

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Fun Gargoyle Gifts

Emmett the Gargoyle SculptureGargoyles are such an interesting type of garden statuary. Unlike their angelic counterparts, these statues are designed to scare away evil spirits and evil-doers and attempt to accomplish this with toothy grins, a formidable muscled appearance, big clawed hands, and intimidating bat-like wings. They are the very definition of frightening so it might seem odd to put them in the garden. Nevertheless, these mythical creatures can be quite endearing and many of us find them to be simply fascinating. They remind us of gothic cathedrals, royal European castles, and fairy tales. They lend a certain sort of enchantment to any garden and that's why gargoyle figurines also make excellent gifts for just about anyone.

Emmet the gargoyle sculpture is downright cute and looks about as intimidating as a puppy. In fact, he looks like he needs a friend and will find plenty of fans when placed in a prominent spot in the garden. On the other hand, you wouldn't want to go near The Chained Cathedral Gargoyle. There's a reason why this protective, feisty gargoyle is kept on a chain and he shows it with tensed muscled arms, outspread wings, and an open, toothed maw.

For a truly frightening gargoyle, you can't get much more terrifying than the sculpture of Scatheus, Guardian of the Shadows. The fine details and savage of appearance of this gargoyle make it seem as if the beast  is ready to come to life!

Get 20% off any on sale gargoyle or other on sale item at Design Toscano until February 1st as part of our Mid-Winter Clearance Sale!

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20% Discount on Any On Sale Garden Statuary Starts Today!

Florentine Gargoyle Statue: LargeJanuary is the cold heart of winter. The temperatures outside are well below freezing in many parts of the USA and Canada, and shoveling snow has become a daily part of the exercise routine for lots of people. It's tempting to just stay inside but at least that gives you the chance to go through the house and take stock of items that you would rather sell than put into storage. We pretty much do the same thing and call it the Mid-Winter Clearance Sale. This January sale is a great chance to save 20% on any of our sale items and goes on from today until February 1st.

It includes gargoyle figurines like the classic Florentine Gargoyle Statue. This sculpture of a staunch Italian gargoyle is modeled after medieval gargoyle statues that perch on Tuscan churches. It comes in two sizes and both are fine examples of Gothic decor.

The clearance sale also counts for on sale Egyptian decorations like the stunning King Tut Sculptural Floor Lamp. This functional work of art adds lighting with an ancient, royal touch to any home and business.

Order any on sale item from now until February first and enjoy 20% off as part of our Mid-Winter Clearance Sale! This sale cannot be combined with other offers.

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Gothic Décor for the Dark Days of Winter

A northern winter is characterized by more than just cold, snowy conditions. For many people, the ice and Gaston, the Climbing Gothic Gargoyle Statuesubzero temperatures are much less of a problem than the lack of sunlight. The sun gets up later and sets much earlier than the glorious days of summer and if you work the day shift in the north, you might commute to and from work in the dark.

After several weeks of sun-poor days, it's easy to wonder if Edgar Allen Poe penned most of his Gothic classics during the winter. He would have probably loved a writing room decorated with a Raven's Perch Wall Sculpture and a Gargoyle statue or two. Given his writing style, such Gothic wall art might have cheered him up on days that were especially dim.

Such days can also inspire us to find beautiful Gothic decorations for all of our needs. The Gothic Cathedral Arch Mirror does much more than act as a mere looking glass. This stunning wall art is inspired by the windows of Gothic cathedrals and is finished with a unique process that gives it an ancient, foreboding appearance.

Provide light for this mirror and your hallways with breathtaking Gothic items like The Grim Reaper Illuminated Wall Sculpture and the Marshgate Castle Dragon Wall Sconce.

Buy these items, beautiful Gothic tables, and other Gothic decorations by the end of today, January 6th, and get 20% off the regular price.

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Start Saving on Gothic Décor Today!

Today, January 4th, marks the beginning of our first sale on Gothic decorations for 2013. Order any of our beautiful Gothic tables and other Gothic items from now until January 6th and get 20% off the regular Argos Gargoyle Sentinel Statueprice! This includes such frighteningly good gargoyle figurines as the Abbadon Gargoyle Statue. This fierce, Celtic-inspired gargoyle is ready to open its bat-like wings and pounce on any unwelcome intruders to your Gothic garden.

The  Argos Gargoyle Sentinel Statue is a classic gargoyle modeled after sculptures that adorn European castles, churches, and keeps. Argos is just as intimidating as its old European brethren and has the same detailed wings, muscled haunches, and fanged snout.

For a cuter set of gargoyles, you can't go wrong with the Picc-a-Dilly garden gargoyle statues.  Although these three mischievous little imps won't be scaring any rabbits out of the garden, they will probably produce more than a few laughs.

While picking out Gothic statuary, don't forget that Gothic wall decor is also on sale. This includes everything from the detailed Horned Dragon Skull Trophy to a Coat of Arms Wall Plaque that shows the family crest of Vlad the Impaler (aka Count Dracula!).

Get 20% off all Gothic items at Design Toscano until Sunday, January 6th!

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Find That Special Outdoor Garden Statue at Design Toscano

Every backyard looks better with a bit of decor. Whether the size of a postage stamp or an acre of green, animal garden statues and various types of garden statuary help to give it character and turn it into your own personal green space. The type of statuary used in the backyard depends on your likes and what you Silas the Sentry Gargoyle Sculpturemight want to portray. You don't need to settle on any old statuary either. Go for unique, quality items that will make a statement and compliment the beauty of your backyard.

These are items such as the exquisite Fairy of the West Wind Sitting Statue or even detailed gargoyle figurines like the Silas the Gargoyle Sentry. Each of these is essentially a beautiful work of art that adds a huge amount of character to any garden and are a tiny sampling of the huge array of fairy and gargoyle sculptures we carry.

Animal statues help to give your garden a wild look with natural beauty. The success of animal sculptures depends on their realism and this is why we offer items that stand out for their lifelike details such as the Shadowed Predator Black Panther Statue

Shop at Design Toscano to find the decor and objets d'art that will turn your garden and home into an enchanted realm or peaceful escape.

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A Garden Gargoyle Statue for Both The Backyard and Office

Garden statuary isn't just limited to the garden. A lot of pieces make statements in both the greenery of Detest the Rest Gargoyle Statuethe backyard and the office environment. Once summer has winded down and the leafless trees of winter have become part of the backyard landscape, some sculptures just look lonely out there in the garden. Better to bring those pieces indoors to cheer you up or act as a source of inspiration in the office. While most garden fairies look better in the backyard, some gargoyles look right at home in the office.

The comical Detest the Rest Gargoyle Statue can be a great addition to many an office. Unlike other gargoyles, Detest looks more annoyed than ready and willing to defend the castle or church. Since he looks miserable out there in the cold, you might as well bring him inside and put him in a corner of the home or right on your office desk. His scowling demeanor will make you feel as if someone understands during those frustrating and stressful of days. Since no one wants to look like a gargoyle, it may also remind you that the anger might not be worth the effort.

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Welcome Guests with Stone Garden Angel Statues

The Bergama Renaissance Angel Statue: RightMost people receive more guests and do a lot more visiting themselves during the winter holiday season. There are more parties at this time of the year and people tend to make more efforts to see family and old friends. Given the high number of guests, it's also when we should pay more attention to how they are greeted.

Sure, you want to give everyone a warm, personal welcome but the greeting can start long before they reach your front door. Both short and long walkways can be used to greet guests in a variety of ways and it's best accomplished with statues. The power and permanence of such a greeting is attested to by the fact that castles, manors, and churches in many parts of the world have been doing just that for centuries. Some ancient cities even greeted visitors with statues that flanked the main roadway to the front gate.

The practice has been popular because statues can make a bold statement. While a gargoyle statue was partly meant to intimidate all who dare pass the threshold, if you wish, you can provide a much more gentle welcome with angel sculptures. Our Majestic Angel Guardians were crafted for an Italian cathedral and provide guests with a royal welcome at your gate. A pair of Bergama Ranaissance Angel Statues also make for a fine welcome to your home.

Get a 25% discount on these beautiful sculptures, garden fairies, and everything else on our site until tomorrow, December 12th!

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Deck the Halls with Gothic Décor!

Decorating for the holiday season is in full swing but you don't have to stick to traditional decor. Whether Emmett the Gargoyle Sculptureinterested 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.

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