Which Sculptures for Outside Are Suited for a Natural Garden?

Black Bear and Cub Grand Scale Animal SculptureAs our backyards come back to life after the long, cold winter, we can reflect on some different types of gardens. Large estates can host a menagerie of classic garden statuary, animal garden sculptures, and other garden decor. More common, medium-sized gardens can show sculpted hedges, a stone garden angel here and there, and a few other resin garden statues. Small, urban gardens might not have as much space for grand scale statues but do have enough room for a few garden gnomes and potted flowers.

There are also gardens that put the focus on nature. These are the backyards where invasive plants are removed and native plant species are cultivated. Some garden space might also be left to grow on its own and provide more habitat for birds and small animals. Certain types of garden statues are well suited for these types of gardens and include such animal statues as the Mother Doe and Fawn and the Mother Black Bear and Cub Grand Scale Animal Sculpture. Both of these realistic and beautiful garden statue sets look right at home in a wilder, more natural garden. Another statue that looks right at home in a wilder garden is the Bigfoot, the Bashful Yeti Tree Sculpture.

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

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Add Enchantment to Spring Flowerbeds with Garden Fairies

Pondering Fairy of Essex Garden StatueThere are few things more naturally magical than the fresh, new flowers of spring. After several months of a backyard dominated by a colorless landscape of  cold white and dull brown, the bright colors of new flowers are especially welcome. As beautiful tulips and other flowers sprout from the recently thawed ground, they help to bring the garden back to life. One of the best ways to heighten their beauty is with certain types of resin garden statues.

Garden gnomes often pair well with flowers but gardeners looking for statues a bit more magical in appearance can't go wrong with a garden fairy sculpture or two. These elegant little statues depict the magical winged creatures said to live in old gardens and sacred tree groves. Although they haven't been reported by modern day people, folks in many parts of the world believed in them just a few hundreds years ago. You can keep those legends alive and enhance the beauty of your flower beds with lovely fairy statues like the Pondering Fairy and the Gazing Fairy Statue. Created by Evelyn Hartley, these beautiful, realistic fairies look best when placed near fresh spring flowers and will add beauty to the backyard on into the warm, lazy days of summer.

Buy $75 or more from Design Toscano by today, March 23rd, and pay nothing for regular shipping.

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Dragon Garden Statues or Dragon Sculptural Tables?

Sir Sagremor's Dragon Statue with Gazing OrbThe dragon is one of the most legendary and enduring of mythical creatures. In fact, stories of this scaly beast have been around for so long that some have wondered if dragons did indeed exist at some time in the past. Although evidence for actual dragons has yet to be found, that doesn't stop many cultures from paying homage to those intriguing creatures with films, fantasy novels, and works of art. Some of those works of art include sculptures of dragons for the garden.

Our Sir Sagremor's Dragon Statue with Gazing Orb is a classic, fantasy-themed dragon that works well in a variety of gardens. Compliment your collection of garden fairies, gnomes, or classic statuary with this enchanting sculpture to add an extra bit of magic to the backyard. It will look even better when paired with the classic Desmond the Dragon Statue.

If you already have enough dragon statues for the backyard, you could always buy dragon-themed decor for the interior of home and business. One of the most stunning dragon decor items you will ever see is the Warwickshire Dragon Glass-Topped Coffee Table. This magnificent sculptural table features a detailed, Medieval dragon that would be wonderful decor all on its own. However, it also acts as a functional, stunning coffee table.

Enjoy 20% off any of the on sale items at Design Toscano from now until March 14th.

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Sculptures for Outside Include Animals, Angels, Fountains, and More

Zairen, the Zebra SculptureOne of the beautiful things about garden statuary is the huge variety of forms they take and themes they can follow. While one can always stick to decorating the backyard with garden gnomes and garden fairies, nowadays, we can also put such statues on display as gargoyles, beautiful angels, and highly detailed animals. If the garden could use a change in decor, and lacks an animal yard statue, you might want to consider putting something like Zairen the Zebra Sculpture on display. This striking, realistic sculpture adds a beautiful, exotic look to any backyard and looks even better when complimented with a fun animal statue like "Pongo, the Hanging Baby Orangutan" Statue.

If you already have enough animal statues in the yard, you might want to go for a statue or two that is a bit more classic in nature. A stone garden angel such as the Angel of Patience Sculpture and the cute In God's Grace Angel Statue are just two of many fine angel statues in our collection.

Or, perhaps the time has come to put a sculptural fountain in the backyard. The Medici Lion Four-Tier Fountain is a majestic fountain fit for the most elegant of gardens while the Quenching a Big Thirst Sculptural Fountain entertains with its big, thirsty Saint Bernard.

Find resin garden statues for every taste and decorating theme at Design Toscano today.

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Epic Resin Garden Statues from Another Time and Place

Treebeard Ent with Mystical Orb StatueThere's nothing wrong with classic garden statues or high quality sculptures of gnomes and angels but some of us wouldn't mind a sculpture or two that is simply unique, breathtaking, and nothing short of incredible. Those are some big shoes to fill but our selection of fantasy statues are definitely up to the challenge. These are the sculptures in our collection that represent creatures, beings, and ideas from the boundless realms of imagination. Put any of these statues in the yard and the garden will take on far more character than you have ever dreamed of:

  • The Abominable Snowman Life-Size Yeti Statue: This massive bigfoot statue showcases the wild, untamed stature of the Sasquatch along with the mystery of the huge, furry, two-footed Hominids rumored to roam the snow fields of the Himalayas. Put this amazing Yeti statue in the yard and watch as your garden guests run for the door, or for their cameras.

 

  • "Zombie Gnombie" Statue: It's hard to think of a garden statue that is less expected than one of a gnome that has turned into the living dead. This fantastic little statue will be the talk of your garden parties and makes for a frightening, exciting addition to the backyard.

 

  • Treebeard Ent with Mystical Orb Statue: This fantastic depiction of a wise old Ent is perfect for anyone who loves the works of Tolkien and other fantasy authors. Put it on display in the garden to keep those mischievous pixies in check and to remind you of your favorite fantasy realms.

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

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How to Pick Out the Best Gargoyle Gifts

The Picc-a-Dilly Gargoyle Sculptures Set - MediumPay a visit to European castles and Gothic cathedrals that were built during the Middle Ages and you will see classic gargoyles glaring down from the ramparts. However, advances in resin garden statues have made it possible to put the same types of fantastic gargoyle garden statues on display right in your own backyard. They also make excellent gifts for anyone who appreciates unique garden decor but we should always try to pick out the most appropriate gargoyle statue for that lucky person.

To pick out the best gargoyle gift, start out by thinking about the garden where it will be put on display. If the person in question has garden gnomes and other cute statues, the Picc-a-Dilly Gargoyle Sculptures Set will look right at home. These super cute gargoyles will look even better in a garden adorned with the eye-catching Babble, The Gothic Gargoyle Statue.

If the lucky recipient of a gargoyle gift happens to enjoy Gothic decor, there is a very good chance that they already have a gargoyle or two. Take a look in their garden to see if they already have something classic like the  Cathedral Gargoyle Statue or a fantastic, frightening beast like Scatheus, Guardian of the Shadows Gargoyle Sculpture.

Keep in mind that no matter which gargoyle you go with, when you buy that high quality statue from Design Toscano, it's going to look fantastic.

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The Best Garden Gargoyle Statue for a Gothic Garden

Boden Gargoyle Sentinel StatueAs the snow falls outside and we wait out the cold grip of winter, why not warm the heart by making plans for a spring garden? One idea is hosting a Gothic-themed garden instead of a backyard dotted with friendly garden gnomes and innocent animal garden statues. If you feel bad about keeping the gnomes in storage, you could always put a few, choice gnome statues on display while other parts of the garden are dedicated to fine Gothic statuary. However, no matter how you decide to decorate the backyard with Gothic-themed decor, don't forget the gargoyle sculpture. One or more of these classic Gothic statues are an absolute essential aspect of any Gothic-themed garden.

For a look that blends the storied appearance of a Medieval gargoyle with details that pay homage to horror classics, buy the Chained Cathedral Gargoyle Statue. When guests see this eerie sculpture in the garden, they will realize that they aren't walking into any ordinary castle. If you would like to add a regal yet somewhat intimidating Gothic touch to the backyard, put Gargoyle Sentinel Statues on display! Try the fantastic Boden Gargoyle Sentinel Statue and the Argos Gargoyle Sentinel Statue for full effect. No matter which gargoyle statues you choose, don't forget to add another gothic gargoyle touch with Roland the Gargoyle Rain Gutter.

Find these and dozens of other fantastic garden gargoyle statues at Design Toscano today.

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The Differences Between Garden Fairies, Gnomes, and Trolls

"Axle Grease, the Biker Gnome" StatueOf the various types of resin garden statues available, few are better known than the iconic garden gnomes. These happy, little bearded guys always make for a cheerful addition to the backyard (except perhaps the Zombie Gnombie), and are easy, excellent little statues to add to any garden. Although there are also other sculptures of magical little beings, the statue in question isn't really a "garden gnome" unless it sports a colorful little cap, and has a beard (in the case of male gnomes). Although typical gnomes like Handstand Henry wear simple yet colorful clothing, Axle Grease, the Biker Gnome shows that some gnomes follow their own set of rules.

Garden fairies can be recognized and easily separated from gnomes by their much more delicate appearance. All appear to have wings, are females, wear natural or rather angelic clothing, and are more likely to play tricks on people than the hard-working gnome. The beautiful Celtic Fairy's Perilous Perch Garden Statue exhibits all of these characteristics but Rhiannon the Archer Garden Fairy Statue is a reminder that fairies also have a tough, more dangerous side that should always be respected.

As far as trolls go, garden statuary depictions of those typically solitary creatures are far and few between. Nevertheless, Theodor, the Garden Troll Sculpture captures the odd and intriguing essence of these intelligent garden creatures with realistic colors and fine details.

Find the best in unique garden statuary at Design Toscano.

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The Tiered Sale on Design Toscano Items Ends Today

Royal Egyptian Cheetahs Sculptural Glass-Topped ConsoleToday is the final day of our tiered sale. This means that if you would like to save anywhere from $20 to $200 on high quality Egyptian decorations, beautiful items in the Basil Street Gallery, and more, place your order today! Since you can get $20 off purchases of $100 or more, today is an excellent day to buy beautiful garden statuary items like The Enlightened Buddha Sculpture. This classic Buddha statue is crafted in southeast Asia and modeled after antique Buddha sculptures that adorn the gardens and grounds of temples in Vietnam, Thailand, and other parts of southern Asia. Add the beautiful Lioness of Namibia Statue onto the order and the discount jumps to $50.

Today is also the perfect day for buying spectacular Egyptian art and sculptural furniture. Buy breathtaking items such as the stunning Cleopatra Neoclassical Chaise and you can take a full $200 off! Get the beautiful Royal Egyptian Cheetahs Sculptural Glass-Topped Console for the parlor and enjoy a $100 discount. Whether shopping for fine furniture, garden gnomes, or the best in Gothic decor, place your order today to take advantage of this sale.

The tiered sale at Design Toscano includes all items on our site and is as follows:

Enjoy $20 off purchases of $100 or more.

Enjoy $50 off purchases of $225 or more.

Enjoy $100 off purchases of $400 or more.

Enjoy $200 off purchases of $750 or more.

This sale ends today, January 17th and cannot be combined with other offers.

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Excellent quality very attractive.

Kinger from Wisconsin reviewed the Voltaire Marble-Topped Bombe Chest

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of this piece. We needed a narrow bombe style chest to use along side my recliner. There were not many options. My wife came across this and it looked nice but we had not purchased from Design Toscano before. I was hesitant to purchase from a company that also sold Pope figurines garden gnomes and King's throans. So I had a couple beers and my wife a bottle of wine and we placed the order online. First delivery was extremely fast. We ordered it Saturday night and it was delivered Tuesday morning. The table was very safely packed. Assembly took 5 minutes. Simply attach the feet. I immediately noticed the use of really wood. solid and ply veneer. Most furniture in the price is entirely MDF board painted to look like stained wood. The drawers fit nice line up perfect and glide easily. The only defect found was a slight finishing blemish in the stain on the bottom drawer. Not a big deal but there nonetheless. My wife was not completely happy that the chest is a darker and redder color then pictured. Personally I really like the color but it does not match like we thought with our other furniture. As noted by others the granite top is not attached. A simple solution is to use a bead of silicone caulk at each corner. This is the same method that stone counter top is installed to kitchen cabinets. Simple and semi permanent. This was an excellent purchase. If sold at a furniture store I would expect to pay double the price. Extraordinary value.

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beautiful...but the paint peeled some from the back of umbrella.....still very nice product

majda from mentor ohio reviewed the Rainy Day Gnomes Under an Umbrella Garden Statues

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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I did recommended to my friends.......and family......

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Dragon and Gargoyle Bronze Garden Sculptures

Winged Gargoyle of Naples Solid Bronze Garden Statue - SmallSome folks might stick to garden gnomes and an angel statue or two when it comes to backyard decor but some of us would rather decorate the yard with gargoyle figurines and majestic sculptures of dragons. Neither decorating theme is better than the other because it all comes down to a matter of personal preference. Gnomes tend to be cute while gargoyles are by nature, somewhat more intimidating. However, they are also wonderful, classic decor. Since gargoyles can be found on the ramparts of castles and some of the world's most majestic Gothic cathedrals, you could also say that those winged monsters are sort of like royalty when it comes to garden decor.

Given their special status, it's only logical that we offer dragon and gargoyle sculptures in bronze. This classic, beautiful metal alloy was a favored sculpting medium for the ancient Greeks and continues to be used by professional artists to this day. The color, texture, and durability of bronze can help turn a good quality statue into a masterpiece. Both of our bronze dragon and gargoyle sculptures fall into this category and make a prize addition to distinguished gardens of any home and business. The Asian Dragon with Power Orb is a fantastic, enchanting statue that can also be used as a fountain while the Winged Gargoyle of Naples makes for an exceptional welcoming sculpture for the backyard.

Find these and other fine bronze sculptures at Design Toscano.

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The Ancient Majesty of Greek Garden Statues

Poseidon: God of the Sea Grand-Scale SculptureGarden gnomes might win awards for being cute but some types of garden statuary are simply majestic. It's easy to see why classic angels fall into that category. Created to inspire and remind people of the beauty and majesty of the heavenly realm, angel sculptures accomplish this with other worldly beauty, feathered wings, and fine details. 

Classic Greek garden statues were sculpted for similar reasons. They were put on display in the gardens of temples and important homes to inspire worship and were also revered in part, for their beauty. In modern times, although few if any people continue to worship the deities of the Greek pantheon, sculptures of such deities as Poseidon, Hebe, and Hemera continue to bring classic, stunning beauty to the best of gardens. The Poseidon: God of the Sea Grand-Scale Sculpture is a fantastic, five foot replica of an antique statue that has graced more than one Italian garden since the 18th century. Compliment the powerful stature of Poseidon with the much softer beauty of Hebe, the Goddess of Youth, and Hemera, the Goddess of Daylight.

Put these and other Greek and Roman resin garden statues on display to add a distinguished touch to every yard.

Enjoy free regular shipping when purchased by the end of today, December 19th!

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Free Shipping on Garden Statuary Gifts and More from Design Toscano!

Royal Cartouche Sculptural FriezeBlack Friday weekend has come and gone but this weekend, we are going to continue to help people get all of those last minute gifts by offering free regular shipping on resin garden statues and everything else on the Design Toscano site. Take advantage of free shipping and buy a few more last minute gifts for the special people on your list, beautiful garden statuary for yourself, and unique decor for the house.

One of the best places to shop for unique gifts is the Basil Street Gallery. This is the place to look for stunning Egyptian decorations such as the Royal Cartouche Sculptural Frieze and the Wings of Isis Egyptian Revival Sculptural Clock. These are just two of many fine Egyptian decor items that add a royal, unique compliment to any home. If Egyptian-themed decor won't do the trick, perhaps you or that special person would like functional works of art such as the stunning Art Deco Peacock Maidens Illuminated Statue?

We also have a huge collection of high quality garden statues including breathtaking, majestic stone garden angels such as the Angel of Patience, and the Angeli di Luce statues, classic hand-painted garden gnomes like the Dancing Duo Garden Gnome Statue, and simply extraordinary sculptures like our classic Bigfoot Statue.

Find these and hundreds of other high quality decor at Design Toscano. Order these items and anything on our site by Sunday, December 8th and pay nothing for regular shipping!

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Garden Statues and Excellent Last Minute Gifts

Celtic Fairy's Perilous Perch Garden StatueNow that December is here, we are quickly coming in to the home stretch for winter holiday shopping. With all of the preparations needed for the holidays, you could say that the time for last minute gifts has arrived. Even though there are still a few weeks to go, you might be too busy to dedicate much time to shopping - so buy those last minute gifts now instead of waiting another week or two. At Design Toscano, we know how stressful it can be to shop for last minute gifts so we are encouraging shoppers and making it easier to buy today by offering a 25% discount on all of our garden statuary, exquisite items from the Basil Street Gallery, and everything else on our site.

If that special person likes to collect garden gnomes, put a smile on his or her face with gnomes like Axle Grease, the Biker Gnome Statue, or the adorable Rainy Day Gnomes Under an Umbrella Garden Statue.

Folks who appreciate Celtic decor, the fantasy genre, and exquisite statues will appreciate garden fairies like the Celtic Fairy's Perilous Perch Garden Statue. This beautiful, realistic statue is just one of many stunning fairy statues in our collection. For an enchanting host of equally exquisite stocking stuffers and stunning decor, look for last minute gifts at Basil Street.

Order these and anything else from Design Toscano by today, December 2nd and enjoy a 25% discount.

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very good made ...design is adorable...

majda from Mentor - OH - USA reviewed the Rainy Day Gnomes Under an Umbrella Garden Statues

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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my family just love it...they are thinking do buy in the future...I am impressed hoe cute it is......love it.....

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Happy Thanksgiving from Design Toscano!

"Axle Grease, the Biker Gnome" StatueHappy Thanksgiving from all of us at Design Toscano! Turkey Day has indeed arrived and millions of Americans are ready to celebrate it with plenty of food, spending time with the family, watching parades, and enjoying the football game. While today is best spent with family, enjoying that turkey, and pondering the tangy taste of cranberry sauce, we would like to remind all of our readers that tomorrow happens to be Black Friday. If you don't feel like braving the crowds at local big box stores, keep in mind that the shopping at the Design Toscano site is going to be a lot easier and can be done in the comfort of your home while you eat turkey leftovers and sip hot chocolate.

If you opt not to head to the stores on Black Friday, you can still buy wonderful resin garden statues, fine interior decor, and much more at the Design Toscano site with nary a step out the door of your cozy home. Buy beautiful indoor statues to give to friends and add elegance to the home. Your motorcycle enthusiast friends will love "Axle Grease, the Biker Gnome" Statue, get the "Nubian Water Gatherer" Statue for those who appreciate elegant African art, and "Jo Jo the Gecko" Statue to be the life of the party.

Find these and hundreds of other quality decorations at Design Toscano today.

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Garden Décor: The Overlooked Excellent Gift Idea

"Dreamland Fairy" StatueSometimes it's hard to find gifts for the holidays because we just end up thinking about the same types of presents we gave the year before. It might be clothing or some useful item but we don't often think of giving decor for the backyard. This is a perfect gift for anyone who has at least some green space behind the house. If the person in question likes to spend time in the garden, that's even better, but anyone with a backyard could use high quality decor for the garden. Even if he or she already has a fine display of Greek garden statues or a fun bunch of garden gnomes, you can bet that they will love to take the wrapping off another statue for the yard.

To find the best garden statue for that special person, think about how they have decorated their yard along with their hobbies, what they like to read, and so on. If they only have gnomes and other cute garden statuary, garden fairies like the Dreamland Fairy Statue is a good bet. They might also like high quality animal garden statues like adorable Pongo, the Hanging Baby Orangutan. However, if that special person is a fan of science fiction or fantasy novels, buy gargoyles figurines like the Chained Cathedral Gargoyle Statue or a realistic dragon skull statue.

Find the best garden decor gifts at Design Toscano.

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Gargoyle Gifts for the Holidays

Argos Gargoyle Sentinel StatueThere are many types of presents that we can give for the holidays but the key to a good gift is finding one that will be appreciated or even adored by the recipient. If someone on your holiday gift list happens to love stories with dragons, plays fantasy video games, or is an aficionado of the horror genre, they are going to love it when they open that gift wrap and find a gargoyle statue. Gargoyles are classic decor that can give home and the garden an enchanting, magical touch. The different types of gargoyle sculptures also make it possible to find a gargoyle that fits into every decorating theme.

Cute Emmett the Gargoyle will look right at home in a backyard replete with cheerful garden gnomes, animal statues, and other light-hearted decor. Whether you put little Emmett off in a corner or right next to the back door, guests will love this littlest of gargoyles.

If you would rather see a classic, fierce, and intimidating gargoyle, Boden the Sentinel fits the bill with sharp claws, half open wings, and a no-nonsense expression on its fanged face. Put Boden on one side of a garden path and Argos the Sentinel Gargoyle on the other for full magnificent effect. If those are too fierce, you can go back to the cute route with The Picc-a-Dilly Gargoyles Sculpture Set.

Buy these gargoyles and any of the unique items on the Design Toscano site by the end of Sunday, November 17th and pay nothing for regular shipping.  

Free shipping ends on Sunday, November 17th and can't be combined with other offers.

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Statues for Garden Can Be Animals, Religious, or Simply Unique

Humpty Dumpty SculptureGarden statuary encompasses a much wider range of subjects than most people realize. While gnomes and fun welcoming signs continue to be popular additions to the backyard (and there's nothing wrong with using them as decor), nowadays, you can also accent the garden with a highly realistic animal yard statue, decorate the yard with stone garden angels along with a wide variety of religious statues, or add a unique touch to the yard with a fantastic Bigfoot Statue.

To bring a bit of Africa into your yard, put statues like the fantastic Lioness with Cub and  the Stalking the Savannah Cheetah Statue on display. Both of these fine animal sculptures capture the essence of wild Africa with beautiful details and characteristic behaviors shown by these felines in the wild. Compliment these striking sculptures with the impressive Mombasa, the Garden Giraffe Sculpture.

Religious statues come in many forms and range from classic Christian statues like the breathtaking Ascension: Grand Scale Christ Sculpture, artistic angel-themed decor such as the Santa Croce Angel Wall Frieze, and beautiful Asian religious statues such as the Great Buddha Garden Sanctuary Sculpture.

As far as unique statuary goes, you won't find a better selection of fantasy-themed and unique resin garden statues anywhere else. In addition to our signature Bigfoot Statue, we also make it possible to decorate your yard with friendly alien decor, a quality Humpty Dumpty Sculpture, and much more.

Find the best garden statuary for every backyard at Design Toscano.

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