Friday, January 24, 2014
As 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.
Monday, January 20, 2014
Of 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.
Sunday, December 22, 2013
Some 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.
Friday, December 20, 2013
Garden 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!
Friday, December 6, 2013
Black 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!
This sale cannot be combined with other offers.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Now 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.
This sale cannot be combined with other offers.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Kinger from Wisconsin reviewed the Voltaire Marble-Topped Bombe Chest
Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.
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.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
majda from mentor ohio reviewed the Rainy Day Gnomes Under an Umbrella Garden Statues
Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.
I did recommended to my friends.......and family......
Saturday, November 30, 2013
majda from Mentor - OH - USA reviewed the Rainy Day Gnomes Under an Umbrella Garden Statues
Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.
my family just love it...they are thinking do buy in the future...I am impressed hoe cute it is......love it.....
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Happy 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.
Monday, November 18, 2013
Sometimes 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.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
There 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.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Garden 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.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
The garden is meant to be decorated. While you don't have to string lights from the trees (although that can also look nice at the right time of year), the backyard is always going to look better with a bit of decor. Resin garden statues add character and can let you decorate the yard with everything from Greek garden statues to highly detailed animal garden statues and stunning stone garden angels. However, if you would rather stick to a more contemporary touch when it comes to garden decor, you may want to consider using certain Asian garden statues.
While a large Buddha sculpture can add a majestic, timeless touch to the garden, Basho the Sumo Wrestler provides a more modern look. As he squats in classic Sumo fashion Basho gets ready to wrestle any of your garden gnomes and gives the garden a unique east Asian touch. To add depth to your contemporary garden sculptures, pair Basho with a Far East Garden Fighters Sumo Gnome Statue. The Sumo Gnome is also dressed for a wrestling match but looks far too happy and cute to actually do any wrestling. On the other hand, the Far East Garden Fighter Ninja looks more than ready to defend your backyard from squirrels, rabbits, and other intruders. To round out your display of contemporary Asian garden sculptures, you can't go wrong with the beautiful and musical Cascading Bamboo Sculptural Fountain.
Find the best selection of contemporary and classic resin garden statues at Design Toscano.
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Some of us like cats, dogs, and 'traditional' pets, while others love animals of all sorts. If you or someone you know absolutely loves animals of all kinds, the following three animal garden statues make excellent backyard decor:
"The Expert Fisherman" Black Bear Statue": This sculpture of a bear is a true work of art that shows the behavior and beauty of a Black Bear with fine, accurate details. If you look close, you might even see the satisfied hungry look in the bear's eyes. Put this sculpture of a wild bear in the backyard to give your place a touch of the wild and pair this excellent sculpture with other statues of forest animals like the Mother's Love Doe and Fawn Sculpture for full effect.
Sandman and Porker, the Piggies Garden Statues: Pigs can be incredibly cute, especially when they are young. Sandman is fast asleep after eating a full, satisfying meal. However, his friend Porker is still hungry and shows it with alert, inquisitive eyes. These adorable animal garden sculptures make a wonderful compliment to a backyard with garden gnomes and other fun statues.
The Galapagos Tortoise Statue: This big spectacular sculpture of a giant land tortoise will be one of the most amazing statues in your collection. It looks so real that neighbors might wonder if you have a private zoo.
Find the best animal yard statue for the best price at Design Toscano.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Gargoyles are an interesting, unique decor item that can look great in any garden. They aren't just limited to places with several Gothic Decor items or gardens that only put gnomes and garden fairies on display. The right gargoyle statue makes an excellent addition to every backyard by merit of its classic nature. As anyone who has toured the great cathedrals of Europe is aware, those stone depictions of leering guardian spirits are a common sight on the ramparts of churches and castles and you can add the same sort of classic Medieval look to your yard with high quality resin gargoyle statues.
From now until Friday, October 18th, you can also buy several of our gargoyles for a bargain because you get an extra 15% off any of the on sale gargoyles in our collection. That includes fantastic fiendish statues like the Legend of the Cambridge Hopping Gargoyle Sculpture and the amazing Scatheus, Guardian of the Shadows. Buy and save on these excellent gargoyles to give your garden a touch of intimidating elegance. Wonderful replicas of European gargoyles such as the Florentine Gargoyle Statue and the fantastic Spitting Gargoyle of Notre Dame are also on sale.
Get an extra 15% off these and all of our sale items from today until Friday, October 18th as part of our Fall Sale!
This sale cannot be combined with other offers.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
We are all familiar with domesticated common animals like dogs, cats, cows, and chickens. While those animals do make excellent subjects for an animal yard statue, sometimes, we want something a bit more on the wild side for the backyard. Keep the cute statues of laughing pigs and dancing geese near the back door but let the other parts of your garden go wild with sculptures of bears, moose, and other beautiful wildlife. The popular Catch of the Day Grand Bear Sculpture is one such item. The very realistic nature of this sculpture shows that artist Samuel Lightfoot must be familiar with seeing bears that fish for salmon in wild Alaskan rivers.
This statue is a work of art that will be admired by every guest to the garden. Its details and natural beauty also make it an excellent item to display in outdoor-related stores and restaurants. Pair it with the equally realistic "Expert Fisherman" Black Bear Sculpture, another talented creation by Samuel Lightfoot.
The Simon the Fox Garden Statue lets you pay homage to one of nature's craftiest creatures. The fox has been immortalized in folk tales and cartoons in many a culture, and in Japanese traditions, is viewed as a magical creature. For that reason, this realistic depiction of a wild Red Fox works well with garden fairies, gnomes, and other mystical creatures.
Find these quality resin garden statues and other unique decor for garden, home, and business at Design Toscano.
Friday, October 11, 2013
Yesterday, we held a quick, 12 hour sale on garden statuary and everything else on our site. However, if you missed the Pre-Columbus Day Sale on the 10th, you can still get 20% off unique objets d'art and other unique decor when making your purchase by the end of today, October 11th. The sale went so well yesterday, that we have decided to continue offering a 20% discount on all of our items for just one more day.
Buy beautiful garden fairies and get 20% off such exquisite enchanting outdoor statues as the Twinkle Toes Fairy Statue, and "Fanny the Fairy" Sitting Statue. Both of these beautiful little statues are lovely decor for any backyard but work especially well in gardens decorated with flowerbeds and a variety of enchanting sculptures.
That 20% discount also goes for fun Asian garden statues like a Garden Fighter Gnome and fantastic Asian dragons such as the Benevolent Dragon. Speaking of dragons, we also have several detailed garden statuary dragons and gargoyles in our collection. it's not too late to buy a fiendish gargoyle to use as Halloween decor and an impressive dragon sculpture to decorate the walls of your personal keep.
Buy these beautiful statues by the end of the day and enjoy 20% off! Keep in mind that everything on our site is on sale but this offer is definitely over by the end of today, October 11th so place your order now!
This sale cannot be combined with other offers.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Fantasy and magical creatures have played a big role in garden statuary for much longer than most people realize. Statues of fawns and other magical beings were put on display in temple gardens of ancient Greece, sculptures of mystical animals are commonly seen on old Mayan ruins, and the ancient Egyptians sculpted many a statue in the likeness of deities that were half human and half animal. In the Middle Ages, sculptures of gargoyles and a variety of magical beings were placed on European churches and on the ramparts of castles. Many of the statues in Victorian era gardens were also based on beings that only lived in the realm of fantasy and similar sculptures continue to be popular to this day.
While we don't think of garden gnomes and garden fairies as being based on magical beings, they most certainly are and you don't have to go all that far in the past to find cultures and societies that believed in creatures like pixies, elves, and other forms of "little folk". In fact, some people and a few cultures still believe in strange, small beings that can play tricks on the unwary and cause problems for those who fail to leave offerings or respect the sacred places where they dwell. Although you can't expect to see any of the little folk in your backyard (they are notorious for staying out of sight), it's still fun to pay homage to those tales with beautiful garden fairies like the Daydream Fairy Sculpture and the Sunflower Fairy Statue.
Find these and dozens of other detailed, enchanting fairy statues in our garden fairy statue collection.
Friday, September 27, 2013
The garden is an oasis of peace and an escape from much more hectic surroundings. For this reason, it's important to mark the boundary between the tranquility of the backyard and the noise of the street. The best way to demonstrate that difference is with unique resin garden statues, including those that act as garden welcome signs. Use a sign that reflects your taste in decor and shows guests that they are entering a place where they can leave the stress of everyday life behind.
If the garden is decorated with garden gnomes, you might want to welcome guests with the Greetings from the Garden Gnomes Welcome Statue. No ordinary welcome sign, this resin garden statue is painted by hand in cheerful colors and detailed with two friendly gnomes, a turtle, mushrooms, and a miniature squirrel. If a cheerful animal theme is a better fit for the garden, use the Delightful Dancing Ducks to put a smile on the faces of all backyard visitors. This detailed, fun garden statuary also makes a great welcome sign for the house.
While the two welcome signs mentioned above are certainly cute, the Puppy Parade Welcome Sign is one of the most adorable statues in our entire collection! The five realistic puppy sculptures on this sign welcome guests with big endearing eyes and the happiest of puppy faces.
Find the best welcome signs and animal garden statues for the backyard at Design Toscano today.