Beautiful Weathervanes as Functional Garden Statuary

Strutting Rooster Full SizeAt Design Toscano, we carry far more than unique Bigfoot Statues, dozens of high quality stone garden angels, and beautiful furniture. Our collection also includes such functional decor as fountains, drain spouts, and weathervanes. Weathervanes in particular are wonderful decor for any home. These fun items hearken back to old fashioned times before any weather forecasters or electronic gadgets could tell us if a storm was headed our way. Instead, we had to rely on almanacs, educated guesses of community elders, and a good, strong weathervane.

The weathervane had to be strong enough to stand up to the biggest gusts of wind, hail, and winter snowstorms, and this is why they were crafted from metal. Our weathervanes follow that classic tradition, are fully functional, and will last for decades (if not centuries). Not to mention, they also look fantastic! Our Windblown Wicked Witch Metal Weathervane is beautifully detailed and is available as a garden stake or as a weathervane for the roof. For even spookier decor, get the Crescent Moon Vampire Bats Metal Weathervane!

We also have several beautiful copper weathervanes in our collection. The Strutting Rooster Full-Size Copper Weathervane shows the same classic rooster form found on old farmhouses in rural New England. If the house or garden would look better with a weathervane that has a more modern look, you might like the Celebration Wine Bottle Copper Weathervane.

Find the best selection of high quality decor and resin garden statues for home and business at Design Toscano.

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What to Look for in a Garden Fairy Statue

Rhiannon the Archer Garden Fairy StatueGarden fairy sculptures have been a popular aspect of garden decor for more than a hundred years. They became especially popular during the Victorian Era and at that time, many people actually believed that the "little people" or "wee folk" visited the garden and frequented the lonely highland moors. Although the majority of people no longer believe in the existence of fairies, they continue to be popular as garden decor, and take life in fantasy stories and more than a few films. As garden decor, fairy sculptures run the gamut from cheap, very average statues to exquisite, high quality sculptures.

The easiest way to find high quality, unique garden fairy sculptures is by shopping at Design Toscano because all of our fairy statues have to meet a certain standard to make it into our collection. This means that any fairy bought from our collection is going to be a beautiful, high quality statue but there are also some other things to consider when searching for the best fairy statue for your needs. If the garden could go for an exquisite, yet powerful fairy, you might want to try the Celtic Fairy's Perilous Perch Garden Statue or the magnificent Rhiannon the Archer Garden Fairy Statue. These are just two of several detailed, fantastic fairy sculptures in our collection but if the backyard is more in need of something subdued, our lovely Twinkle Toes Fairy Statue might fit the bill.

Find the best deals on beautiful garden fairies and other unique garden statuary at Design Toscano.

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New and Unique Garden Statuary Gnomes

Bogey Burt Garden GnomeGnome statues are one of the more popular types of modern garden decor. We see those cute, friendly little beings in our neighbor's flowerbeds, many a backyard in town, and in our own gardens. It's easy to see why gnomes are popular because after all, what's not to like about gnomes? They sport brightly-colored clothes, have a cheerful appearance (except for our Zombie Gnombie), and wear funny, pointed hats. In other words, they are quaint, pleasant garden decor. However, the common nature of garden gnomes can also make it tough to find garden gnome sculptures that stand out from the crowd. This is why we carry a variety of garden gnomes that will always make a fun, unique statement in any yard.

Two of our new arrivals are no exception and make a fine gift for anyone who appreciates garden decor. The Bogey Burt Garden Gnome Statue has traded his garden spade for a driver and has the same look of concentrated hope on his face as the most serious of golfers. Bogey Burt will look perfect in the backyard of anyone who loves to walk the greens, on a putt-putt course, or at a country club.

Gezundheit Gunther Sneezing Garden Gnome Statue makes for a cute change from the hard working, smiling garden gnome. The bird on his finger better get ready to fly because it surely will with the huge sneeze coming its way!  

Find the best selection of resin garden statues for home and business at Design Toscano.

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Greek Garden Statues or an Animal Yard Statue?

Hebe, the Goddess of YouthMid summer is here and it could be time to change some of the garden statuary. Those garden fairies that were a perfect addition to a backyard during the spring just don't seem to fit in with the other summer decor. Or, it could be that you just didn't get a chance to buy any new decor before summer kicked into gear. Whatever the reason, when it's time to go shopping for new statues for the garden, even if you already know where to buy high quality decor for the best prices, you also have to figure out what to buy.

For example, do you go with a new stone garden angel or other form of classic statuary, or a realistic animal garden sculpture? It would be nice to buy all of the above and more but since most of us are on at least some sort of budget, we have to settle for one or two of our favorite choices. If you are looking to add a touch of class to the garden, you might want to go with something like Hebe the Goddess of Youth or Thalia, Muse of the Garden. If the backyard could stand for a more natural look, we have a large selection of animal garden statues, including such wild animals as the Lioness of Namibia.       

Find the best selection of resin garden statues and fine decor for home and business at Design Toscano.

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Take an Extra 20% Off High Quality Design Toscano Clearance Décor

Sanctuary SculptureFinding the perfect combination of high quality decor and excellent, low prices is always a challenge unless you know where to shop. While we always offer high quality garden statuary for great prices, the lowest prices for animal garden statues and other unique items are found in our selection of clearance decor. These are the almost gone sale items and many of them can be had for a fraction of the original price. However, when you buy fine decor like the Sanctuary Sculpture or the Eternal Lovers Statue by tomorrow, July 18th, you can take an additional 20% off.

This sale is hard to beat, especially when you consider that some items can be bought for up to 70% off the original price. That includes everything from a Lord Buddha Meditation Altar Statue to Leo the Laughing Gargoyle Statue. We are offering these clearance items for such low prices because we need to make room in our warehouse for new arrivals. This means that these items won't be around for long, so shop our almost gone page today to pay fantastic low prices for fantastic decor.    

Enjoy a 20% discount on these and other sale items at Design Toscano until July 18th.

This sale cannot be combined with other offers.

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Take an Extra 20% Off These Fine Resin Garden Statues

Giant Buddha Monument SizeGarden statues are a wonderful addition to a summer garden and place of business, and are even better when you can buy high quality statues for low prices. We have several fine garden statues on sale, and when you buy any of them by July 18th, you can take a further 20% off. One of those fine garden statues is the Giant Buddha Monument-Sized Garden Sculpture. This four foot tall, authentic, tranquil Buddha has a beautiful faux stone finish, and is carefully modeled after Buddha statues found in the temples of Thailand and China.

You can also save on such quality animal garden sculptures as the Expert Fisherman Black Bear Statue. This sitting bear has the same happy, smug look shown by live Black Bears after they catch a tasty trout. It looks even better when complemented by the Mother Black Bear and Cub Grand Scale Animal Sculpture.

We also have several classic statuary pieces on sale. The Birth of Venus Garden Statue is modeled after the famous Renaissance painting of the same name. This beautiful classy statue is a fine centerpiece item and works well in gardens, and in the lobby of a restaurant or hotel. Pair Venus with the Bather Sculpture for more savings on high quality garden statues.

Enjoy 20% off any of the sale items at Design Toscano until July 18th.

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Three Things a Big Foot Garden Statue Can Do for the Backyard

Bigfoot, the Bashful Yeti Tree SculptureBigfoot, or Sasquatch, is one of the most searched for enigmas said to haunt the wilds of North America. If you happened to document one of these creatures in the backyard, your place would become immediately famous, as well as being constantly visited by Bigfoot hunters. Although images of Sasquatch have yet to be captured in anyone' backyard, you would come close with one of our statues of the legendary creature. In addition to attracting a Bigfoot hunter or two, here are three other things that a Bigfoot statue can do for the backyard:

  • Unique entertainment for garden guests: How many people can say that they have gone to a party attended by Bigfoot? Put Bigfoot, the Bashful Yeti Tree Sculpture on display and your guests will have a ball.

 

  • Help with marketing: A Bigfoot sculpture will get people talking and make it hard to forget your place. This could help make your home one of the more popular places on the block, and for a business, doubles as invaluable marketing.

 

  • Attract an actual Sasquatch to the yard: Well, maybe not but you never know, especially if you put the Giant, Life-Size Yeti Statue on display.

Enjoy a 20% discount on sale garden statuary and other sale items at Design Toscano until July 18th.

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Summer Sales on Garden Statuary and More at Design Toscano

Queen Anne Dressing Table and MirrorJuly is a time for summer vacations, taking the family to amusement parks, going to the beach, and soaking up that wonderful summer fun. However, this is also a time when we need to make room in our warehouse for new items. To help make that happen, we are holding a clearance sale that lets you take 20% off any of our on-sale items. This is an excellent chance to save even more on high quality decor, furniture, animal garden statues, and other unique items already available for a great low price.

Speaking of furniture, several of the beautiful tables, chairs, and other pieces in our collection are on sale, including the classy Queen Anne Dressing Table and Mirror. Take a seat at this 18th century replica work of art and you will feel like French aristocracy.

Continue the mid-summer savings with artistic, illuminated decor like the Victorian Hanging Tulip Stained Glass Lamp. This unique lamp blends exquisite, light rose stained glass with faux aged bronze to make beautiful, functional decor. Pair it with the Goddess' Offering Mermaid Sculptural Floor Lamp for additional artistic illumination and savings.

Keep in mind that any of our on sale garden statuary items are also available for 20% off, including such beautiful animal garden sculptures as Zairen the Zebra Sculpture.

Take 20% off sale items at Design Toscano until July 18th.

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Last Day to Take 20% Off Dragon Garden Statues and Gargoyles

Shield, the Aruthurian Dragon StatueToday is the third and final day of our sale on gargoyle and dragon garden statuary. It's one last day to enjoy a 20% discount on any of the dragons and gargoyle statues in our collection, including such spectacular decor as Shield, the Arthurian Dragon Statue. This wonderful scaled dragon broods over a Medieval shield and is perched on a platform decorated with a Celtic pattern. This stunning dragon decor works well when placed next to a garden path, especially when paired with its counterpart, Sword, the Arthurian Dragon Statue.

Make your purchase today and you can also save on unique dragon sculpture spouts. The Giant Cross-Toed Dragon Rain Spout is a unique, gargoyle-like dragon that can act as a distinguished rain spout or stand-out dragon decor for the garden. Ranier, the Sculptural Dragon Rainspout channels rainwater from the gutter with a fierce expression and fine details.

Don't forget to also buy and save on gargoyle garden statues like the classic Florentine Gargoyle Statue, Gaston, the Climbing Gothic Gargoyle Statue, and the fierce Scatheus, Guardian of the Shadows Gargoyle Sculpture. These and other gargoyles in our collection act as unique, high quality garden decor, especially for Halloween.

Enjoy 20% off Design Toscano dragons and gargoyle statues when purchased today, July 11th.

This sale ends today, July 11th, and cannot be combined with other offers.

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A Gargoyle Sculpture for Your Place of Business

Emmett the GargoyleGargoyles have come a long way from being scary, intimidating sculptures on Medieval churches and castles. While many still have similar, intimidating features, nowadays, they are used more for entertainment and as unique garden statuary than sculptures meant to frighten away any bad spirits and evil doers. Since gargoyles provoke conversation, certain gargoyle sculptures can also work well as decor for a business.

Silas the Sentry Gargoyle will add character to bars, restaurants, and bookstores. He sports the same set of fangs, sinewy frame, and claws as other gargoyles, and takes in his surroundings with a curious look on his face.

Sleepy Goliath the Gargoyle works well as unique decor for a bookstore, coffee shop, or any number of businesses. Clients and customers will certainly inspect the details on this large, snoozing gargoyle. After checking out Goliath, you can put a smile on their faces with the Detest the Rest Gargoyle. "Detest" would rather be left alone and the look on his face is a familiar one for those of us who know people who have the occasional grumpy morning.

Of course, you could also add adorable gargoyle decor to the garden with cute Emmett the Gargoyle Sculpture. This littlest of gargoyles can be charming decor in a place of business, inside the home, and out in the garden.

Enjoy a 20% discount on gargoyle figurines and dragons until tomorrow, July 11th.

This sale ends tomorrow, July 11th, and cannot be combined with other offers.

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Three Day Sale on Gargoyles and Dragon Garden Statues!

Desmond the DragonWe use garden statuary to add atmosphere to the backyard, to heighten the natural beauty of the garden, and to make an impression on garden guests. Two types of statues that never fail to make an impression on guests are dragon and gargoyle garden statues. For centuries, people have been fascinated by the intimidating features and legends that surround dragons and gargoyles. When you put them on display, these unique sculptures can show your appreciation for the fantasy genre, and always lend a powerful look to the garden.

If you have always wanted to add unique, mesmerizing decor to the garden, today is the perfect day to buy dragon and gargoyle statues because they are on sale for 20% off the regular price! Take advantage of this three day sale to buy amazing dragon garden statuary like Desmond the Dragon and the Mystic Dragon Avenger Statue. Both of these dragon statues are highly detailed, exquisite sculptures that add intrigue to any yard.

Regarding gargoyle figurines, we have a large selection of these fantastic beasts. The Spitting Gargoyle of Notre Dame is cast from the famed gargoyle of the same name. Complement this classic statue with such detailed and impressive, modern day monsters as the Abbadon Gargoyle Statue.

Take 20% off any of the dragon statues and gargoyles in our collection until July 11th.

This sale ends on July 11th and cannot be combined with other offers.

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How to Choose Asian Garden Statues for Your Backyard

Far East Garden Fighter Ninja GnomeResin garden statues are wonderful, essential decor for many situations but it can be a challenge to pick out the right statue. We usually start by asking ourselves a few key questions like "Which type of statues will look best in the garden?", "How many statues should I buy?", and "Which decorating theme should I follow?". In addition, if you haven't done much shopping for garden statues, you might not even know where to look.

Whether just getting started with garden decor or looking for another addition to your personal collection of heirloom quality items, the best place to shop is Design Toscano. Take a brief look through our extensive collection and it won't take long to see that we have the best selection of unique, quality decor for the best prices. If you were thinking of putting Asian-themed decor in the backyard, browsing our Asian garden statue collection is the first easy step in finding the best Asian decorations for the garden. Here are two other questions to consider when looking for the best Asian statue:

  • Is this the first Asian statue for the garden?: If you already have Asian-themed garden decor but lack a dragon, the Asian Dragon of the Great Wall could be a suitable addition. Or, if this will be the first Asian-themed decor in your backyard, the Enlightened Buddha Sculpture will make an impression. 

 

  • How do you use your garden?: For example, if the backyard is dedicated to fun activities and parties, a Far East Garden Fighter Ninja Gnome could fit the bill. However, if the backyard is a quiet retreat or place for meditation, you would be better off with something along the lines of a solid bronze Tranquil Buddha Statue.

Find the best prices for unique garden statuary and other high quality decor at Design Toscano.

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Fantastic Asian Wall Décor on Sale at Design Toscano

Fire Dragon Wall SculptureAsian garden statues are a pleasant, artistic addition to the backyard and help to augment the atmosphere of hotels, restaurants, and other business environments. However, when shopping for the perfect Asian garden sculpture, don't forget to browse our collection of equally impressive Asian wall decor. We have exquisite masks, decorative friezes, and other high quality Asian-themed decor for the walls of your garden and the interior of home and business.

Like all of our masks, the Wei Chi Gong Sculptural Wall Mask is carefully painted by hand to give it the same type of fine details seen on the stunning wall masks of authentic, classic Chinese operas. Complement this fine decor with the colorful, stunning Dian Wei Peking Opera Wall Mask Sculpture.

You can also add the elegance and mystery of a Ming Dynasty Imperial Palace to your abode with the Forbidden City Asian Temple Doors Wall Frieze. This beautiful frieze is modeled after impressive doors from the Forbidden City in Beijing, China.

You will also find Asian dragon wall decor in our collection. The Fire Dragon Wall Sculpture is a fantastic detailed depiction of a classic Asian dragon. This spectacular dragon head and neck makes a big impression by extending nine inches from the wall.

Enjoy a 20% discount on any of our garden statuary and other items at Design Toscano.

This sale ends on July 7 and cannot be combined with other offers.

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Save 20% on Bronze Garden Statues at Design Toscano

Set of Large Bronze CranesBronze is just beautiful. This copper alloy has been used for making sculptures, weapons, and tools for thousands of years because it is easier to work that other metals, endures for centuries, and looks great. For these reasons, this sculpting medium continues to be a choice material for making distinguished, heirloom quality statues. A bronze sculpture lends a touch of sophisticated beauty to the garden or place of business, and when you purchase any of our bronze items by July 7th, you can enjoy a 20% discount.

Take advantage of this sale to save on such fantastic bronze decor as our Set of Large Bronze CranesBronze is the best medium for showcasing the classic beauty of these large wading birds and these sculptures would look right at home in the gardens of English Victorian mansions, and much older gardens of east Asian estates.    

The bronze fairy also makes a fine statement in any garden. Our solid bronze Bird Fairy Statue shows the warm brown colors of classic bronze along with a verdigris patina that highlights her hair, clothing, and the bird flying from her little hands. Complement this fine statue with our solid bronze Dancing Fairy for more beauty in the backyard and more savings.

Take 20% off any of the bronze garden statuary and other quality decor in our collection until July 7th.

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Happy Fourth of July from Design Toscano!

Daydream FairyHappy July 4th from all of us at Design Toscano! Independence Day is here and it's time to fire up the grill and get ready to watch the fireworks. We hope you enjoy this fun day outdoors and spend a wonderful time in your own, big backyard. We have been marking this special day with a site-wide sale that takes 20% off everything from beautiful garden fairies to high quality interior decor in the Basil Street Gallery.   

Take advantage of this sale to save on elegant and inspirational fairy statues like the Spirit of the West Wind. This wonderful, two foot tall fairy readies herself for flight with an eager summer breeze, and acts as high quality, enchanting garden statuary for the backyard. Complement her with other beautiful fairies in our collection like the Daydream Fairy Sculpture.

At Basil Street, you will find a wonderful selection of gift ideas, objets d'art, and exquisite decor for home and business. The six foot tall Peacock Goddess Torchiere Floor Lamp is one of several stunning functional lighting decor items in our collection, and looks even better when sharing a room with such exquisite decor as the Peacocks in Paradise Statue.

Enjoy 20% off all of the high quality decor in the Design Toscano collection until July 7th.

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Delightful Garden Fairies for Sale

Fiona the Flower FairyThe fairy statue became popular garden statuary during the Victorian era. Before then, a lot of people didn't need to put statues of fairies in the backyard because they believed that the "little people" were real and frequented the garden on moonlit nights. On occasion, some people also left offerings in the garden to appease the fairies and gnomes that supposedly lived there.

In modern times, although we don't really believe that fairies actually live in the garden (at least most of us), we still like to pay homage to the legend with high quality fairy decor. By nature, most garden fairies are lovely, delightful creatures. Those attributes are shown by the majority of the fairies in our collection, including our beautiful Fiona, the Flower Fairy Sculpture. This life-like fairy sculpture has a peaceful smile and elegant features that lend a happy touch to any backyard.

Another, equally delightful fairy sculpture is Fannie, the Fairy Sitting Statue. Fannie's lovely little smile and half-closed eyes fit in perfectly with a lazy, warm summer garden. Don't forget to buy and save on the Woodland Fairy Garden House Statue to give Fannie, Fiona, and your other garden fairy statues a place to live.   

Take 20% off any of the garden fairy statues in our collection as well as any of our high quality decor from today until July 7th as part of our July 4th sale.

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A Great Deal on a Gargoyle Statue

Talysus the Terrible Gargoyle StatueThose of us who love to spend time in the garden also love to find great deals on garden statuary. Of course, a "great deal" doesn't mean average or cheap statues that cost less because they look bad or are going to fall apart after a few months. No, "great deals on garden statues" translates to high quality, unique garden sculptures that cost much less than expected. Those would also be statues from our collection, including several excellent gargoyle figurines.

Talysus the Terrible Gargoyle Statue is one such sculpture. This laughing gargoyle is on sale and blends a menacing Gothic grin and more modern muscled appearance for fantastic, entertaining results. A sphere-topped plinth for a perch completes the fantasy-flavored look of this unique statue.

Another fine deal on gargoyle statues can be found with the Picc-a-Dilly Gargoyle Sculptures Set. These fun little gargoyles might not look as frightening as classic-themed gargoyles similar to the stone beasts that sit on the ramparts of old castles but they make up for it with a hilarious, adorable appearance. These cute little creatures will look right at home in a flowerbed, make excellent, unique gifts, and will put a smile on the face of any garden guest. Not to mention, they are also available for a great, low price.

Find the best gargoyle figurines and garden dragon statues at Design Toscano.

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Bring Elegant Beauty to the Backyard with Classic Resin Garden Statues

Four Goddesses of the SeasonsSome statues are cute, others are inspirational, and some are downright elegant. Most classic statuary fits into this latter category by merit of distinguished details and a high class appearance. These are sculptures that never fail to impress every time you walk into the garden, and guests will feel as if they have entered a royal estate, or Roman villa. Any of the Four Goddesses of the Seasons would add a beautiful, antique look to a backyard or place of business, but all four of them placed in different corners of the garden would make your place resemble something from a wonderful Victorian novel.

Our beautiful British Reading Fairy Statue is one of the more popular classic statues in our collection and with good reason. This unique, classic decor captures the hearts of everyone from children to retirees and resembles similar classic fairy sculptures found in European gardens and Victorian estates.Complement this fine sculpture with a place for you and your guests to sit down and read a favorite book. The elegant Giant Neoclassical Swan Garden Bench can help you enjoy a good story surrounded by the greenery of your backyard, can be shared with family or a special friend, and makes its own classic statement whether you use it as a beautiful garden seat or stand alone decor. 

Buy classic garden statuary and any other item in our classic collection today, June 26th, 2014, and take 20% off.

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Save 20% on New Classic Garden Statuary at Design Toscano

Neptune of St. John's LockSummer is the perfect time of the year to put new decor into the garden. Those of us at Design Toscano love to decorate our yards with new, unique garden statues and love it even more when new items arrive at our warehouse. At this time of the year, we are especially excited about new classic statuary because it adds such a distinguished, wonderful look to any garden.

The Neptune of St. John's Lock is a wonderful pool-side sculpture. This beautifully detailed, powerful statue of Neptune is modeled after the famous Father Thames statue on display at the mouth of England's great river. This majestic decor also makes an impressive statement when displayed next to a big, beautiful fountain, or backyard pond.

The Unbridled Power Equestrian Horse Statue is one of the new, classic animal statues in our collection. This beautiful sculpture makes an excellent gift for anyone who loves horses and the combination of power and grace shown by a healthy thoroughbred. This awe-inspiring statue also works very well as decor for a restaurant, hotel, or other business.

We also have interesting new classic wall decor, including the Hafod Mansion Greenman, a replica of an 18th century Welsh Greenman that works as a fountain wall sculpture.         

Buy any of the classic resin garden statues and other items in our classic collection until tomorrow, June 26th and take 20% off.

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Sale on Classic Garden Statuary Starts Today

Virtues of HonorClassic statuary lends a distinguished look to any garden because this sculpting form reminds us of statues displayed on the grounds of old Victorian estates, Roman ruins, and in museums. A great degree of attention is paid to details to make these statues as life-like as possible. This aspect of classical statuary is shown by all of the classic sculptures in our collection, including the Caesar Augustus of Prima Porta Grande-Scale Sculptural Bust. Modeled after an actual 2,000 year old bust presently on display in the Vatican Museum, this classic decor makes a distinguished statement for any home.

Hebe, the Goddess of Youth Sculpture is another beautiful garden statue with realistic, life-like curves, dimensions, and features. This makes a fine, tranquil addition to a big backyard or hotel garden, and is wonderfully complemented with other classic outdoor statues like Poseidon: God of the Sea, and the Three Graces Statue.

We also have several classic wall decor items in our collection, including beautiful sculptural friezes such as the Virtues of Honor Sculptural Frieze and the stunning Torso of Adonis Bas-Relief Wall Frieze

Buy any of these items and other classic resin garden statues in our collection from today until June 26th and take 20% off.

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