Three Reasons for Using Garden Décor with a European Flair

European gardens are well known for hosting beautiful garden statuary, sculpted hedges and topiary, and stunning fountains. Large, extensive gardens in major cities also display a variety of antique sculptures, some of them from the Victorian era, others from older times. There are several reasons for using similar decor in your own garden, including the following three reasons:

Ascending Angel SculptureA classic, classy appearance: Few garden statues are as distinguished as a classic stone garden angel or other sculptures that would look right at home in the garden of an old European estate. The fantastic Ascending Angel Sculpture is just one of several classic angels in our collection.

 

  • They add character to any backyard: Even one European-style garden sculpture will transform the character of your backyard. Put statues like Hebe, the Goddess of Youth, or a fine replica of the famous Venus de Milo sculpture in the yard and your place takes on an entirely different, more distinguished appearance.

 

  • Wonderful resin statues for a great price: Although the statues in our collection are fit to be put on display in large estate gardens throughout Europe, they are far more affordable than any antique sculpture. Our Marcellus Sculpture, a high quality replica of a Roman era work of art, is one such statue.

Find the best selection of resin garden statues for any decorating theme at Design Toscano today.

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Last Call to Save 20% on Unique Design Toscano Décor

In God's Grace Angel StatueAs we approach the end of May, we also come to the end of our Memorial Day sale. Today marks the final day of the sale and a last chance to take 20% off anything on our site. Don't wait until tomorrow to take advantage of this sale. Order today to pay less for summer resin garden statues, Gothic decor gifts, and other fine decor. Perhaps the backyard would look better with a new stone garden angel? If so, you could go for a majestic angel and buy the Angel of Patience Sculpture, or buy and save on a lovely child angel statue like the In God's Grace Angel Statue.

Browse our wonderful collection of Gothic decorations and you will find plenty of unique gifts for anyone who appreciates the fantasy genre and one of kind decor. You could buy Medieval lighting similar to the types of scones that would have looked right at home in the castle of King Arthur, save on fantastic Gothic tables, or even buy a beautifully detailed, three foot tall suit of armor.

It might also be time to add another animal yard statue to the garden. The realistic, highly detailed, Simon the Fox Garden Statue is a fine addition to any backyard, and the Lioness of Namibia is perfect for backyards with African-themed decor.

Buy any of the beautiful garden statuary and decor on the Design Toscano site by today, May 27th, and enjoy a 20% discount.

This sale cannot be combined with other offers.

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Enjoy 20% off New Asian Garden Statues

Thai Teppanom Beautiful Being Garden statuary can take many forms. We have said that before but it's always worth reiterating to help people avoid the mistake of buying the same old, poor quality garden statues. Before you settle on buying a cheap garden angel that you will probably give away at next year's yard sale, take a moment to browse our selection of high quality statuary. We have far more items than a few garden gnomes and stone garden angels, including a variety of enchanting Asian-themed sculptures.

The "Thai Teppanom Beautiful Being" Statue is one of newest Asian statue additions. This absolutely exquisite statue is closely modeled after intricate Buddhist Thai sculptures that date back to the time of king Prast Thong during the early seventeenth century. Our sculpture exhibits the same blend of peace and natural beauty as the antique statues from that era.

Our collection of Asian-themed decor also features the Sacred Pagoda Lantern Illuminated Statue. This quality resin statue stands over two feet in height and lends a combination of soft light and the grace of the Japanese sculptural form. Complement this fine illuminated decor with the colorful Kohaku Asian Koi Piped Spitter Statue.

Enjoy a 20% discount on these fine Asian-themed sculptures, and any of the items in our collection of high quality decor for home and office.

This sale ends on May 27th, 2014 and cannot be combined with other offers.

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Celebrate Memorial Day with 20% off Unique Garden Statuary from Design Toscano

Venus of ArlesMay is such a beautiful month but like all good things, it eventually comes to an end. However, at least the end of May is marked by a holiday that kicks off the fun days of summer. Memorial Day will be here soon and we are marking this important holiday with a sale that takes 20% off everything on our site.

Buy any of the unique decor in our collection by May 17th and you can take 20% off the regular price. That includes such beautiful Greek garden statues as our high quality replica of the Venus of Arles, one of the most famous Venus sculptures in the world.

You could also take advantage of this sale and buy beautiful Victorian-themed sculptures. The Staverden Castle Peacock on an Urn Garden Statue is a classic, detailed depiction of a male Peafowl perched on an ornate urn. This fine statue pairs well with such Victorian-themed items as the French Pleurant and the Cherubs at Play Sculptural Fountain.

You could likewise take advantage of our Memorial Day sale to add an animal yard statue to the garden. Welcome garden guests with the super cute Puppy Parade Welcome Sign and entertain them with the Lifting a Leg Naughty Boston Terrier Dog Statue.

Enjoy 20% off any of our unique resin garden statues and other fine decor in our collection when purchased today until May 27th.

This sale cannot be combined with other offers.

 

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Which Stone Garden Sculpture Looks Best in Your Backyard?

Madame & Monsieur EscargotWhen it's time to decorate the garden with backyard decor, we sometimes realize that it's also time to buy a new garden statue or two. That realization might come from noticing that the backyard looks rather empty with just one or two sculptures, that the statues currently on display in the garden look old and worn, or that the backyard would look better with a new decorating theme. However, once you realize that the garden is in need of new statuary, you then have to pick out the best statuary for the yard.

The easiest way to find the best animal yard sculpture, fountain, or other garden statue is to browse the Design Toscano site. There are literally hundreds of unique garden statues that are arranged in several distinct categories, and an easy to use search function. For example, if the backyard could use an animal statue for the side of the pool, check out our collection of wild animal statues. The Baby Fur Seal Statue is a nice option as is the brightly colored Madame & Monsieur Escargot, Enormous Garden Snail Statue Set.

If the backyard trees could use a bit of decor, you might want to decorate them with striking greenmen sculptures like Whispering Wilhelm Tree Ent Sculpture or even "Pongo, the Hanging Baby Orangutan" Statue!

However, if a classic garden statue would look best, we have a large selection of classic statuary to choose from including a large sculpture of Thalia, Muse of the Garden.

Buy stunning resin garden statues for great prices at Design Toscano today!

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Unique Statues for Garden and Gothic Décor for the Home

Zen, Garden GnomeIt's easy to find decor for the home and garden but it's not so easy to find unique, high quality items for low prices. Well, not so easy unless you already know where to shop for them. You won't find detailed, beautiful animal garden statues, the best selection of stone garden angels, nor unique objets d'art for the home at the nearest big box store. You might find a few nice items after scouring stores for hours but even then, they are going to cost more than you probably want to pay. The easiest place to shop for high quality decor is at Design Toscano simply because we have a huge selection of unique, high quality items for great prices.

For example, if you feel like buying a new garden gnome but would much rather have a gnome that stands out from the crowd, you just might like the cute "Zen Garden Gnome" Statue. Although this gnome would rather meditate than work in the garden, he hasn't relinquished his white beard, pointed red hat, and other typical gnome attire. Complement his search for higher consciousness with the "Strike a Pose Zen Yoga Frog" Statue.

As for interior decor, you will find hundreds of exquisite and stunning items in our Basil Street Gallery as well as such high quality Gothic-themed decor as the Warwickshire Dragon Glass-Topped Coffee Table and the Chateau St. Roche Sculptural Wall Mirror.

Find the best garden statuary and interior decor for the best prices at Design Toscano.

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The Beauty of Big Animal Outdoor Statues

Mombasa, the Garden Giraffe StatueThe animal yard statue comes in many shapes and sizes. It can take the form of a small, cute sculpture of a pig, be displayed as a captivating sculpture of a stalking panther, or be a huge, life-sized sculpture of a wild animal. The grand-scale animal statues in our collection are some of the most impressive statues you will ever see and are a wonderful addition to any backyard.

They also act as great decor for a business, especially restaurants and the service industry. The Giant Male Silverback Gorilla Statue is even bigger than the Lowland and Mountain Gorillas that frequent the jungles of Africa. This highly detailed statue shows the same characteristics as the real animal except that it has a hand large enough to be used as a seat. It will also act as a big, beautiful conversation piece no matter where it is put on display.

Mombasa, the Garden Giraffe Statue is a spectacular sculpture that reaches a height of close to eight feet. The long legs, very long neck, and beautiful reticulated pattern are closely modeled after the actual giant herbivores that roam the savannahs of Africa. Put this majestic animal sculpture in the garden or a place of business and guests will be talking about it for years.

Buy big, high quality animal garden sculptures and other beautiful garden statuary from Design Toscano today.

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Three Reasons to Put Gargoyle Figurines in the Garden

Florentine GargoyleWe all have our favorite garden statuary items. Some of us put the focus on garden fairies because we love their blend of detailed beauty, nature, and magic. Others stick to replicas of stunning antique sculptures, and some people prefer to decorate the yard with an animal yard statue or two. However, no matter what you might prefer in terms of statues or decorating themes, a gargoyle statue will make the backyard look better. The following are three reasons why this is the case:

  • Gargoyles are in a class of their own: Created to intimidate evil spirits and frighten Medieval peasants, gargoyles rank among the more unique of sculptures. Put something like the Florentine Gargoyle Statue on display and you will have the most unique backyard on the block.

 

  • Gargoyles are conversation pieces: Unique statuary is always going to spark conversation, and gargoyles are no exception. Not only will the Argos Gargoyle Sentinel Statue protect the garden, but it will also entertain guests and be the talk of your summer party guests.

 

Find unique gargoyle statues and hundreds of other fantastic resin garden statues at Design Toscano today.

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Wall Decor in the Form of a Garden Angel Statue

Brixton Abbey AngelWhen we think of angel sculptures, most of us have classic angel statues in mind. These are the majestic angels that we see in churches, in Italian courtyards, and in many a garden statuary collection. There are many fine angel statues like this but there are also angel sculptures that look like children, that can be used to remember loved ones, and that can be used as wall decor.

The Santa Croce Angel Wall Frieze is one of the more magnificent wall decor angels in our collection. Available in small and large sizes, this replica of an 18th century Italian work of art is a stunning display of angelic beauty. Although some angels stretch their wings, this angel nearly envelopes herself in a pair of highly detailed, huge, feathered appendages. This stand out decor can be hung on the inside of a large garden wall or used to add unique charm to the interior of home and business.

If the garden walls work better with a smaller garden angel, the Brixton Abbey Angel Wall Sculpture is a wonderful, functional piece that is modeled after an antique, Victorian angel statue. The beautiful little angel featured in this sculpture holds a large seashell that can be used as a bird bath, to showcase flower cuttings, or hold potpourri.

Find the best selection of resin garden statues and other fine decor for the best prices at Design Toscano today.

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Happy Mother’s Day from All of Us at Design Toscano

Frances the Flower GirlHappy Mother's Day! We hope that this special day is a good one for both mothers and their families no matter where they may live. Since May is such a beautiful month, we also hope that the weather is nice enough to enjoy the beauty of a garden, park, and the outdoors. Perhaps Mom will receive one of our resin garden statues as a gift. The lovely "Frances, the Flower Girl" Statue is a fine gift to receive and give. Although this child statue looks lovely enough on its own, it can also be used to showcase fresh flower cuttings or an ornamental plant. Frances looks even better when complemented with the Fanny & Frank Farmer Garden Statues.

If Mom happens to like birds and you have yet to give her a garden statue, she will love the Great White Egret Statue. This animal yard statue is crafted with fine details that make it look just like the actual elegant egrets that wade in the waters of coastal marshes, southern bayous, and other wetlands. Pair this beautiful animal sculpture with the hilarious "Delightful Dancing Ducks" Welcome Sign to put a smile on the face of Mom, or to give your own garden a bit of summer cheer.

Find the best selection of garden statuary, and fine decor for the home and office at Design Toscano.

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Celebrate the Elixir of Life with Outdoor Garden Water Fountains

Hadrian's Villa Four Urn Garden FountainWhen the Spanish conquistadors reached the shores of the Americas, their efforts were fueled by the desire to conquer and find riches, as well as various legends. One of the most interesting legends that they pursued was that of the fountain of life. Several conquistadors followed leads in Florida and elsewhere to reach a spring that was rumored to bestow immortality upon anyone who drank from it. All of their efforts, of course, resulted in disaster and tragic failures but that doesn't deny the existence of an elixir of life. The true elixir if life is simply fresh, clean water and although drinking it won't keep any of us from paying a final visit to the graveyard, we do need plenty of it to stay alive.

Clean, fresh water is precious, deserves to be celebrated, and has a fluid natural beauty that can soothe, awe, and inspire. One of the best ways to showcase the unique beauty of the elixir of life is with fantastic water fountains for the garden. We have fountains to fit every decorating theme including classical pieces like the Hadrian's Villa Four Urn Garden Fountain and the Hebe, Goddess of Youth Garden Fountain, contemporary fountains such as the Villa Castle Cascading Three Bowl Garden Fountain, and several other works of art that showcase the relaxing sights and sounds of flowing water.

Find the best prices and best selection of garden statuary, quality fountains, and other fine decor at Design Toscano.

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Why Today Is the Best Day to Buy Gothic Décor for Halloween

Zombie Gnombie StatueMay is such a beautiful time of the year. Lilacs are blooming and filling the air with fantastic fragrance, the sun in shining, trees are fresh with bright green leaves after a long, cold winter, and we are greeted by warm air as soon as we step out the door. Ironically, today just might also be the best day to buy Halloween decor. Yes, we know that the spookiest day of the year is the furthest thing from just about everyone's mind but today, May 9th is a perfect day for purchasing all of your unique Halloween decorations because it happens to be the final day of our sale on Gothic-themed items.

Buy any of our Gothic decorations by today, May 9th and you can take a big 25% off the regular price! If you love to celebrate Halloween, take advantage of this sale and save on such fantastic Halloween decorations as the incredible Zombie Gnombie. Nobody is immune to a Zombie bite, not even happy, cheerful gnomes and this unique garden statuary shows it with fine, frightening details!

We also have Halloween statues that are perfect for transforming your yard into an eerie graveyard. The Balkan Vampire Blood Cross Statue entertains and frightens with its menacing appearance. Pair it with the equally disturbing Vampire Demon Tombstone Statue for full frightening effect!

Take 25% off of any of the Gothic items in our collection when purchased by today, May 9th.

This sale cannot be combined with other offers.

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Gothic Garden Statuary for the Summer

Spirit of Nottingham Greenman StatueSummer is just around the corner and although the warm weather doesn't seem to match Gothic decorations as much as garden fairies and other more cheerful decor, there are Gothic items perfectly suited for warm June nights and the hot days of July. Several Gothic resin garden statues in particular are very much suited for the summer months. For example, no summer Gothic garden is complete without a greenman sculpture or two. Greenmen add an enchanting, mysterious touch to the backyard by literally putting faces on the trees. Put the Spirit of Nottingham Woods: Greenman Tree Sculpture on your favorite Oak or Maple to help bring it to life, and pair it with the frightening Poison Oak: Greenman Tree Sculpture if you dare!

Instead of putting a garden fairy statue in the yard, put the Hobgoblin of Harwich Manor Garden Statue on display. Legends say that this funny, furry creature guards vacant castles, keeps, and estates from Trolls and other nasty creatures.

Our Nature's Wanderer Sculpture will also make a fine addition to any Gothic-themed yard. This cloaked wizard will look right at home as he rests on his staff next to a flowerbed or in one of the wilder corners of your garden.

Take 25% off of any of the Gothic decor in our collection when purchased by Friday, May 9th.

This sale cannot be combined with other offers.

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A Stone Garden Sculpture for a Unique Backyard

Blushing Babel, The Bashful DragonUnique garden statuary is needed for a unique backyard. An average, everyday sculpture just won't do for gardens that are decorated with carefully sculpted Bonsai vegetation, that make use of an exquisite Japanese rock garden, or have greenmen statues on some of the trees. The same can be said for backyards that already make use of our beautiful animal garden statues or one of our classic Bigfoot statues. Such backyards look best with statues that are both enchanting and unique, and the best place to find them is at the Design Toscano site.

The Dragon of Falkenberg Castle Moat Lawn Statue adds an intriguing Medieval touch to the garden. Put this lawn swimming dragon next to one of your fountains or on a stone garden wall for full effect. It can be complemented with any number of equally fantastic resin garden statues, including such unique sculptures as Apex, the Winged Dragon and "Blushing Babel, the Bashful Dragon" Statue.

The "Strike a Pose Zen Yoga Frog" Statue is a one of a kind animal yard statue that will put a smile on your face every day of the week. This fun frog is just about guaranteed to be a topic of conversation at all of your summer garden parties and looks even better when paired with the exotic "Jungle Forest Tree Frog" Statue.

Find the best deals on the best selection of fantastic resin garden statues at Design Toscano today.

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Give the Backyard a Unique Down Under Look with Australian Animal Garden Statues

Kouta, The Climbing Koala SculptureThe garden decorating season is here and most of us mark this time of the year by planting vegetables and flowers in the backyard and shopping for new resin garden statues. We all want to find the best deals on garden statuary and make use of decor that lends a unique look to the backyard but this can be a challenge when you already have a good selection of statues to choose from. This year, instead of buying a new stone garden angel, you may want to consider statues of Australian animals. There are few places on the planet that have as many unique and signature animals as Down Under and any of those creatures will give your garden a unique, exotic look.

Instead of putting a statue of a mischievous squirrel in your favorite backyard tree, decorate it with Kouta, the Climbing Koala. This realistic animal garden statue is nearly as adorable as the actual Eucalyptus munching animals that add charm to Australian woodlands. It can also be displayed on a garden wall.

Complement Kouta the Koala with another wild, signature animal of the Australian outback, the kangaroo. The Kangaroo and Joey Australian Outback Statue is as large as the actual hoppers that spring across the Australian landscape. Put this life-like beauty in the garden and neighbors will wonder where you managed to find such an amazing pet.

Find the best selection of unique animal garden sculptures at Design Toscano today.

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The Top Two Places to Put a Tiger Sculpture on Display

Power and Grace Sumatran Tiger SculptureTigers are one of the most fantastic creatures on the planet. These charismatic predators mesmerize with a blend of beauty, power, and grace. Their beautiful orange and white, black-striped coat helps keep them hidden as they stalk the tall jungle grass, and they use sheer, raw power to take down animal prey as large as Water Buffalo. For many people, these big cats are both respected and revered, and act as inspiration for a variety of art forms, including the stone garden sculpture.

Although a quality statue of a Bengal Tiger will make a statement no matter where it is put on display, it takes on a truly regal appearance in the following situations:

  • Just past the entrance to the garden: A tiger statue is a spectacular means of welcoming any garden guest but it will have even more impact when placed 20 or 50 feet past the entrance. Place a cherub or some other, more easy-going statuary at the entrance to the backyard to get their guard down,and then confront guests with a big, spectacular tiger statue like the Grand-Scale Wildlife Animal Collection: Bengal Tiger Statue.
  • A tiger to welcome guests to a business: The other best place to put a tiger on display is at or near the entrance to a business. If the reception area is large enough or has some green space, the same big Bengal Tiger from the backyard can be put on display. For smaller areas of green space, try the Power and Grace Sumatran Tiger Sculpture or a super cute Bengal Tiger cub.

Find the best Tiger and other animal garden sculptures at Design Toscano.

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It's Official! Pigs are Flying! You've seen it here first, Folks!

Heaven Flying Pigs Statue CollectionThe end of April is here and this day marks the final day to have a chance at winning a $200 Design Toscano gift certificate. All you have to do to enter this contest is write a review and submit a photo of your favorite Design Toscano item by today, April 30th. Do that and you will be entered into a drawing for $200 to spend on beautiful garden statuary, high quality interior decor, and any of the unique items at the Design Toscano site.

Keep in mind that you don't have to be a writer to enter this contest. Just pick out your favorite animal yard statue or any other favorite Design Toscano item, write a review, and send a picture of it. Tell everyone what you like about the decor, where you put it on display, how it complements other items in your garden statue collection, or anything you would like to say about that special decoration. It shouldn't take more than 5 or 10 minutes to do and if you win the drawing, you can use the $200 gift certificate for cute animal garden statues like the Hog Heaven Flying Pigs Statue Collection, fine Egyptian decor, and other beautiful items in our collection.

Submit a review and photo of your favorite Toscano decor and enter a contest for a $200 gift certificate.

This contest ends today, April 30th, and cannot be combined with other offers.

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Dinosaurs Are Garden Statuary for Children of all Ages

Jurassic-Sized Triceratops Dinosaur StatueWe have a wide variety of animal garden statues in our collection. There are cute statues of bunnies and dancing geese, highly detailed sculptures of majestic wild animals, and more than a few mythical creatures. However, we also carry beautiful, realistic statues of spectacular beasts that went extinct millions of years ago. These incredible animals are the dinosaurs and although they haven't been around for more than 60 million years, they are as popular as ever, especially among kids of all ages.

Most kids love dinosaurs and as adults, many of us can't help but be fascinated by those ancient, extinct behemoths. This is why realistic sculptures of dinosaurs are an excellent choice for decor in family-oriented hotels, restaurants, and other businesses. Put an incredible Jurassic-Sized Triceratops Dinosaur Statue at the entrance of a business and it will become the talk of the town. Kids will literally come running to the doors and customers will keep flocking back to get a look at this very realistic dinosaur.

If our Jurassic sized dinosaurs are a bit too big for a home or business, we also have smaller, high quality dinosaur statues like the Brachiosaurus Dinosaur Statue and the fun Pterodactyl Statue. These smaller dinosaur statues will entertain customers and guests of all ages whether displayed in the backyard or in the foyer of a place of business.

Find the best selection of dinosaur sculptures, and other high quality resin garden statues at Design Toscano.

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Last Day to Take 20% Off Mother’s Day Garden Statuary Gifts

Medici Lion Four-Tier FountainSpring can be such a busy time of the year. After that snow melts, we can't wait to get back outside and into the garden, go for a walk in our favorite parks, and hold a yard sale. Despite being such a busy time of the year, believe it or not, there's still time to buy and save on fantastic Mother's Day gifts from Design Toscano. Buy any of the unique decor and beautiful items in our collection by today, April 28th, and you can take 20% off the regular price.

If Mom likes to spend time in the garden, we have hundreds of beautiful garden statues that will complement every garden decorating theme. If Mom's garden could use a fountain, she might like the fantastic St. Francis' Life-Giving Waters Fountain or the classy Medici Lion Four-Tier Fountain. The inspirational In God's Grace Angel Statue is another beautiful gift idea for anyone who has an appreciation for angels or lovely garden statue decor.

Even if Mom doesn't spend any time in the garden, we still have hundreds of unique gift ideas. You will find a treasure trove of possible gifts for Mom in our Basil Street Gallery including striking Egyptian decorations like the Eye of Horus Egyptian Vase, and sculptural lighting such as "The Peacock Goddess" Torchiere Tabletop Lamp

Take 20% off any of the beautiful resin garden statues and unique decor on our site when purchased today, April 28th.

This sale cannot be combined with other offers.

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Mother’s Day Sale at Design Toscano Starts Today

Fairy of the West Wind Sitting StatueAs we head into the last two weeks of April, it's time to think about Mother's Day gifts. This year, Mother's Day falls on May 11th so there's still time to find the perfect gift. Instead of buying jewelry or a bouquet of flowers, why not buy beautiful garden statues? Get the right type of statue and mom will treasure it for years. Not to mention, when you buy any of the garden statuary or other items in our collection from today until April 28th, you can take 20% off the regular price.

Save on elegant garden fairies like the Fairy of the West Wind Sitting Statue and the Daydream Fairy Sculpture. The exquisite, life-like features of these wonderful little fairy statues make them an ideal addition to any garden.

All of our animal garden statues are also on sale including cute little sculptures like the "Delightful Dancing Ducks" Welcome Sign and Pancho the Burro Planter Sculpture.

When thinking about a gift for mom, keep in mind that we also have a large selection of fine interior decor items, including such beauties as the Lucina, Goddess of Light Stained Glass Lamp and the St. Louis Draped Sculptural Wall Accent Set.

Enjoy a 20% discount on beautiful resin garden statues and everything else on our site from today until April 28th.

This sale cannot be combined with other offers.

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