Saturday, January 18, 2014
No matter how big or small a collection of resin garden statues may be, there always comes a time to buy more garden statuary. We might want to change the overall decorating theme and lack the right type of statues, or we might just feel like putting something new on display. The following three reasons show when it might be time to buy a few dragon sculptures:
The backyard could use an infusion of Gothic Decor: Dragon statues are classic but they will also fit into any Gothic decorating theme. Whether you have a backyard with an emphasis on the creepiest of sculptures or one that pays homage to Gothic architecture, dragon sculptures fill an essential niche.
The gargoyles look lonely: In other words, if you already have three or more gargoyle statues but no dragons, it's time to balance that Gothic display with a dragon or two. You could go for a basic scaled beast like Desmond the Dragon Statue or just put a dragon skull in a flowerbed.
The house could use a unique rainspout: One of the funny things about dragon sculptures is that they don't just have to sit around and proudly show a ferocious, enchanting demeanor. They can also be used as rain spouts and look great when used for that function! Try Ranier, the Sculptural Dragon Rainspout.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Today is December 15th and it's the final day to have a chance at winning $200 to spend on any of the resin garden statues and other unique, high quality decor on the Design Toscano site. If you haven't heard about this contest yet, the only thing needed to enter it is to write a review about your favorite item from Design Toscano. Write that review today and you will have a chance at winning a $200 gift card for anything on our site. That includes such beautiful garden statuary as the ever popular Music from Heaven Angel Statue and our realistic Bigfoot Statue. Buy the Music from Heaven Angel Statue and the garden will be decorated with the combined detailed beauty of a classic angel statue and the pleasant sounds of wind chimes. Purchase the Bigfoot sculpture and your yard will be decorated with one of the most unique and realistic statues on the block.
If you would rather use the prize money for animal garden sculptures, you could go with an ultra cute Tian Shan, Panda Sculpture, decorate the yard with a sleek Black Panther, or choose among dozens of other realistic animal garden statues. If Gothic decor is more to your liking, use the gift card for gargoyle figurines, dragon statues, and exquisite interior decor.
No matter what you would like to use the gift card for, you can't win it if you don't enter the contest so write your review on a Design Toscano item today!
This contest ends today, December 15th, and cannot be combined with other offers.
Friday, January 3, 2014
At Design Toscano, we are always grateful for the many clients who visit and shop at our website. We like to show that gratitude by offering discounts on quality garden statuary and other beautiful decor on a regular basis. These can be sales on Gothic Decor, new arrivals, and once in a while, site-wide discounts on everything in out catalog. Today happens to be one of those rare, entire-site sales and it's a good one. For today only, January 3rd, we are holding a one day Flash Sale where you can take 25% off of everything on our site!
Buy any of our beautiful animal garden statues, garden fairies, or other quality decor for home and office and you can enjoy a 25% discount! Take advantage of this one day Flash Sale and buy birthday gifts for friends and family who appreciate the best in quality decor, and those have yet to experience the beauty of quality resin garden statues, wickedly exquisite gargoyle figurines, and other unique decor items.
We have hundreds of high quality items to choose from including such breathtaking animal statues as our realistic Lioness with Cub, and the Beautiful Black Swan Statue. These are just two of many unique sculptures in our collection that always make an impression on garden guests and clients.
The Flash Sale discount also goes for splendid Egyptian Decor, the fantastic items from our Basil Street Gallery, and everything else on our site so place your order today and take 25% off!
This sale cannot be combined with other offers.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
At Design Toscano, we love to hear your thoughts on our quality garden statuary, garden fairies, and other unique backyard decor. When we search for items to add to our catalog, we look for the best in both interior and outdoor decor for home and office. Since we only choose items that we would love to put into our own gardens, we look forward to hearing how you feel about that stunning gargoyle statue, classic angel, or incredible large Buddha statue. In fact, we like hearing from our customers so much that we are offering a chance at winning a $200 gift card for everyone who writes a review on any of our items.
From now until January 15th, 2014, write a review on your favorite Design Toscano statue or other item in our catalog and you will be entered into a drawing to win that $200 gift card. All you have to do is pick out one of your favorite gargoyle figurines or other item in our catalog, and write a review about it for our site! Since it's easier to talk about things that one likes, we suggest reviewing one of your favorites. Tell us how you how you feel about that sculpture, how you picked it out, or better yet, if you have one, a story related to that cherished Music from Angel Angel Statue or other beautiful Design Toscano decor.
Send us a review about one of your Design Toscano items from now until January 15th, 2014, and have a chance at winning a $200 gift card for anything on our site!
This sale cannot be combined with other offers.
Sunday, December 29, 2013
Dragons have enchanted, frightened, and intrigued people for thousands of years. While no one really knows how legends of dragons originated, that doesn't stop us from continuing to love stories of massive, fire-breathing beasts to this day. We help keep those stories alive in part, by using exquisite dragon decor in the garden. A dragon skull or a statue of a scaled Medieval beast rising out of the ground makes for quite the fantasy-inspired statement but there is also dragon decor for the home interior.
Two of the most enchanting dragon statues for the inside of the home are the Dragon Minions of Darkness. Both of these statues feature classic winged dragons replete with sharp fangs and claws. A further touch of realism is provided with bright, shining hues of emerald green, ruby red, silver, and brilliant gold. In most stories, dragons are not dull, feeble minded monsters but display a cunning mind as sharp as their massive claws, and sport shining natural, brightly colored suits of armor. Artist Liam Manchester has managed to capture just that essence with these fine dragon sculptures and adds another dramatic touch by placing them more than a foot and a half above their stone-shaped mounts. Put these stunning dragon statues on display to enthrall all of your fantasy fan guests.
Enjoy 20% off these fine dragons, Medieval home decor, all of our detailed gargoyle figurines, and everything else on the Design Toscano site when purchased by December 31st.
This sale cannot be combined with other offers.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Today is December 25th and for kids of all ages, this is the biggest day of the year. Merry Christmas from all of us at Design Toscano and Happy New Year! We hope that 2013 was a wonderful year for all of you and that 2014 is filled with success, peace, and happiness. It's still winter but that means there's plenty of time to think about new garden statues for the backyard, home, and business. They might come in the form of fantastic animal garden sculptures like the Catch of the Day Grand Bear Sculpture and adorable animal garden statues such as the Yorkshire Lambs. Both of these animal statues demonstrate the realism and quality shown by all of our animal sculptures including classic Victorian style items such as the Regal Lion Sentinel of Grisham Manor.
If the backyard could use a new angel, the Ascending Angel Statue is one of our more dramatic items while the Praying Basilica Angel Statue captures the classic beauty of a devout, detailed angel with flowing locks, gown, and big feathered wings. If gargoyle figurines are more to your liking, we have sculptures of those intimidating creatures to meet just about every taste. The powerful Large Florentine Gargoyle Statue is one of the more classic gargoyles in our collection while little Emmet the Gargoyle wins awards for being the cutest creature on the block.
Find the best deals on beautiful resin garden statues and other high quality decor at Design Toscano today.
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.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Garden statuary can take the form of a magnificent classic angel sculpture, realistic animal garden statues, and many other decorating themes. While most folks wouldn't describe gargoyle figurines as being exactly cute in nature, we do carry several statues in our collection that are absolutely adorable. These are just three of those very special statues:
The Reading Rebecca Garden Scholar Statue: This wonderful little statue is a heart warming addition to any yard and perfect for anyone who loves to read and adores the innocence of statues that depict children.
Young Sweethearts: Kissing Children Garden Statue: With a bouquet of flowers in hand, the little girl in this statue combination receives a gentle kiss from her special little friend. She might not be so happy when he shows her the frog he has hiding behind his back! This sculpture is bound to be one of the cutest additions to any garden.
Sophie in her Sundress Statue: What little girl doesn't love to show off her new sundress? This little child sculpture is a high quality, innocent addition to every yard. Sophie's dress can also act as a bird bath or a means of displaying your favorite flower cuttings.
Find these adorable statues and great prices on other high quality decor for home and office at Design Toscano.
Enjoy free regular shipping when purchased by Thursday, December 19th!
Friday, December 13, 2013
Gothic decorations are more than gargoyle figurines and breathtaking dragon sculptures for the garden. Those statues are certainly magnificent but Gothic decor also includes beautiful wall decor, statuettes, and functional items. We update our Gothic collection with new items on a regular basis including decor that could be classified as Gothic, Medieval, or even Celtic. The Celtic Knotwork Tiffany-Style Stained Glass Window is one such piece. This beautiful stained glass piece combines the elegant patterns of the Celtic art form with a Gothic arch and warm red, yellow, and silver hues.
The Spirit Guide Angel Statue is just one of several striking statuettes in our collection. This fine piece was created by artist Anne Stokes and shows a striking, detailed angel with majestic wings and has a Celtic touch. Although this fine indoor decor displays the same type of enchanting mystery as many other Gothic items, if it seems a bit too angelic, there's always the equally enchanting, brightly colored Gothic Temptress Statues. Compliment these statues with the striking Jaw of the Dragon Offering Dish.
Enjoy 25% off these items and all of our beautiful resin garden statues, Gothic decor, and everything else on our site as long as you purchase by Friday, December 13th.
This sale cannot be combined with other offers.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Gargoyles have graced the ramparts of castles and cathedrals for centuries but thanks to modern resin technologies, we can also put these fantastic sculptures on display in our very own gardens. The detailed, bat-like wings, scales, and other intimidating features of this old Medieval form of art are an essential aspect of any Gothic decor theme, while the classic appeal of gargoyles makes even the most ferocious gargoyle suitable for a garden that also features angels, animal garden statues, and beautiful outdoor water fountains. The timeless appeal of the gargoyle makes this a suitable sculpture for both indoors and the outdoors and a fine gift for someone who enjoys the fantasy genre.
Whether you buy a gargoyle statue to be used as a winter holiday gift, or to decorate your own place, today is a great day for purchasing a gargoyle or two. Buy gargoyles today and tomorrow from Design Toscano, and you pay nothing for regular shipping! The absence of regular shipping costs makes today an excellent day to buy cute little Emmet the Gargoyle Sculpture for the garden, or Talysus the Terrible for the backyard. Both of these modern gargoyles would fit right in with their old Medieval counterparts because they are crafted in the same intimidating style (although Emmet is much more adorable!).
Find great deals on gargoyle sculptures and more from Design Toscano.
Pay nothing for regular shipping on these and other items from Design Toscano when purchased by tomorrow, December 8th.
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.
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Dragons can be mystical, enchanting, and wise, but we should never overlook their fierce nature. Many are the stories and legends of a powerful, dangerous dragon that needs to be avoided and/or appeased at all costs. To do otherwise might invoke its fiery rage and could doom the entire community. To resolve that perilous problem, the local villagers either send some sort of tribute or a hero to rid themselves of the beast. Hence, we have the legend of the dragon slayer but despite the danger associated with dragons, we continue to be spellbound by these mythical, magical creatures. They represent a fierce beauty that comes to life in fantasy novels and movies, and whenever they are depicted, the audience can't help but be impressed by their dangerous, majestic beauty.
You can bring that same detailed beauty into your garden with many of our dragon sculptures. The Mystic Dragon Avenger Statue shows the fierce side of the dragon with sharp details and a fanged snout. As it coils around its magic orb, this striking dragon somewhat resembles a gargoyle meant to protect your garden.
For a fierce and functional dragon, try Ranier, the Sculptural Dragon Rainspout. Put this unique garden statue at the end of a gutter and it will look as if the scaled beast is breathing fire every time it pours.
Find the best in beautiful dragon statues, gargoyle figurines, and other unique decor at Design Toscano.
Monday, November 4, 2013
Decor is an essential part of the holiday season. We decorate the home to demonstrate our beliefs and give the place the right type of holiday character. Many of us do the same for the yard and hope to impress holiday party guests with unique, funny, and stunning decorations. While it's pretty easy to head to the nearest big box store and buy average, everyday decor, finding high quality decorations and decor that makes a big impression can be a bit more of a challenge. To avoid the hassle of finding unique, high quality holiday decor, the best place to shop is at the Design Toscano site. While looking for resin garden statues that add holiday cheer to the backyard, it's also an excellent opportunity for buying unique and wonderful holiday gifts.
If you have family and friends who would rather get Medieval decor and Gothic-themed gifts than a toaster or other average gifts, you will find plenty of fantastic possibilities at our Medieval and Gothic gifts page. Give the Steampunk Skull Containment Vessel as a stocking stuffer or if you are in search of a more elaborate gift, thrill that special person with Hastings, the Warrior Dragon Glass-topped Sculptural Table. These are just two of many fine Gothic items in a unique holiday collection that also includes Medieval furniture and splendid gargoyle figurines.
Enjoy 20% off the wonderful gift items in our Design Toscano holiday collection!
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Gargoyle figurines have been used as decor for centuries. At first, they played a role as functional decorations used for scaring off supposed evil spirits and enemies of churches and castles but since then, have morphed into Gothic decor meant to act as classic decorations for home and business. That said, as with any type of decor, you can't just put a gargoyle on display and expect it to look both intimidating and incredible. The place where a gargoyle is displayed affects the nature of the decor just as much as the level of experience and imagination of the artist who made it. The best duo of places to put a gargoyle sculpture on display are:
Next to an entranceway in the backyard: Gargoyles are sentinels and guardian statues by nature. Take advantage of those characteristics and put gargoyles just past the gate to the backyard and just outside the back door of your home. Gargoyle statues like the Florentine Gargoyle and the Boden Gargoyle Sentinel are perfect for this purpose.
Hanging from a wall: Gargoyles are at home on the ramparts and walls of a castle, old cathedral, and your home. They like to hang out in high places to better intimidate and maybe even swoop down upon anyone who dares enter into their territory. Buy Gaston, the Climbing Gothic Gargoyle Statue to decorate the walls of your home or business with a fantastic classic climbing gargoyle.
Find these and hundreds of other high quality resin garden statues at Design Toscano today.
Monday, October 28, 2013
This is a very lucky day for anyone visiting the Design Toscano blog. For today, just one day only, anything you buy at Design Toscano gets a big 20% discount! Order any of our unique resin garden statues, Egyptian decor, and other high quality items today, October 25 and you can take 20% off. With a discount like that, this day is the best time to buy beautiful mahogany and hardwood furniture like the L'Escritoire Secretary Desk and the magnificent Lord Raffles Lion Throne Chair. Both of these items are crafted with care and fine details that turn them into beautiful functional decor. These heirloom pieces are inspired by antique furniture that graces the halls of European estates and will lend the same regal look to any room.
It's also a great day to buy and save on Gargoyle figurines that add a classic Gothic touch to any garden. For a bit of cute Gargoyle decor, get the "Beware of Gargoyles" Garden Plaque with Stake and Babble, the Gothic Gargoyle Statue. Both of these unique decor items will put a smile on the face of every garden guest. However, folks hoping for a different sort of reaction can't go wrong with spectacular gargoyle statues like the intimidating and very classic Cathedral Gargoyle Statue or the monstrous Abbadon Gargoyle Statue.
Save 20% on these beautiful items, animal garden statues, and anything else in our catalog today only!
This sale is for a Limited Time Only on October 25, 2013 and cannot be combined with other offers.
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.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
While most of us are getting ready for the scariest day of the year, another fall holiday is just around the corner. Monday is Columbus Day and although there won't be as many parties and decorations as Halloween, several people will enjoy a day off from work or school. To mark this official holiday, we are hosting a pre-Columbus Day Sale for just 12 hours, today only! Order anything from our site on today, October 10th, and you can take 20% off! Take advantage of this quick 12 hour sale to buy and save on gifts for loved ones and yourself, garden statuary for the backyard, and fantastic last minute Halloween decor.
If you are looking for high quality gifts, browse the Basil Street Gallery to find absolutely exquisite objets d'art, stunning interior decor like the Berkshire Hall Dual Maiden Urn, beautiful Egyptian decorations, and much more. Basil Street is the perfect place to find the best in unique decor and other beautiful gift items but if you still need stunning Halloween decorations, browse our collection of gargoyle figurines, and terrify guests with the Zombie Gnombie statue!
All of our beautiful stone garden angels, Greek garden statues, and life-like animal garden sculptures are also on sale. Just make sure to order today to take advantage of our Pre-Columbus Day Sale because it only lasts for 12 short hours.
Order anything from our site by the end of today, October 10th, and enjoy a 20% discount!
This sale cannot be combined with other offers.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Stories of mermaids have enthralled and terrified sailors for centuries. The idea of irresistible beauties who charm men with magical voices to then drown them in the briny depths of the sea might sound like a ridiculous fairy tale in modern times, but in pre-scientific days, such superstitions were taken to heart. A lot of strange, unexplained things happen out on the open ocean and stories of mermaids were just one way of attempting to explain why some ships seemed to disappear without a trace, or why some sailors appeared to become enchanted and jump into the sea. Although we know now that rogue waves and bad weather are the forces that usually sink ships and that countless days on the sea with little food and water can cause hallucinations, mermaids continue to be a popular theme of cartoons, books, movies, and decor.
Although actual mermaids have yet to be discovered, you can find some of the more enchanting ones in our garden statuary collection. The Daydreaming Mermaid of Langeline Cove Statue is a classic mermaid statue that captures your attention with a finely scaled fish tale and other beautiful details. Measuring more than a yard in length and in height, this enchanting statue will charm both you and your garden guests. Pair this high quality garden statue withe colorful Melody's Cove Mermaid Wall Sculpture.
Find the best in mermaid statues, garden fairies, gargoyle figurines, and hundreds of fantastic garden statues at Design Toscano today.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
With so many gargoyle figurines in our collection, it might be tough to pick out the best gargoyles for your Halloween garden. Nevertheless, if you want to put out a truly frightening and unique display for this Halloween season, finding the best gargoyles for the yard will pay dividends in the form of screams, nervous laughter, and fun Halloween memories. Use the following trio of tips to find Gargoyle statues that convert your place into an amazing display of frighteningly good decor:
Go for realism: In general, the more real the gargoyle sculpture, the bigger the impact it has on guests. Your Halloween friends will love the look on the face of Socrates the Gargoyle Thinker Statue and will be impressed by its muscled appendages, sharp claws, and big bat wings.
Get at least one terrifying gargoyle statue: It's fun to have Halloween decor that provokes laughter and entertains our guests but what would this spooky holiday be without some truly scary decor? This holiday also calls for terrifying decor and Scatheus, Guardian of the Shadows plays the part with sharp, pointed features, a menacing glare, and intimidating details.
Buy a gargoyle that hangs off a wall: With their bat wings, Gargoyles are far from terrestrial in nature. They actually prefer to perch on the ramparts and hang off of walls. Gaston, the Gothic Climber does this with ease and stares down at guests with an evil grin.
Find fantastic gargoyles, dragon statues, high quality resin garden statues, and more at Design Toscano.
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Yikes, it's Friday the 13th! This infamous date is ideal for buying the best in Halloween decor, especially when you can take 25% off the regular price. For just 13 hours on today, Friday the 13th, you can take 25% off resin garden statues and everything else on our site. Take advantage of these frighteningly good savings to buy fantastic decor for the scariest holiday of the year. This Halloween, instead of those mediocre, everyday decorations, entertain guests and trick or treaters with spooky greenmen that turn your trees into mysterious, sinister beings. Pair those greenman sculptures with an Odin Tree Stump Sculptural table for full mysterious effect and add to the perilous nature of your Halloween garden with a Black Panther animal yard statue that lurks in the shadows.
In addition to zombie statues and other appropriate decor for a Halloween flavored backyard, don't forget to also buy and save 25% on fantastic interior decor. Get Silas the Gargoyle and put it just inside the front door so guests can be greeted in proper Halloween fashion during your October festivities. There are also plenty of other equally intimidating gargoyle figurines to decorate the interior of your home.
Since this 13 hour sale isn't restricted to Halloween decor, and includes everything on our site, it's also the perfect occasion for buying gifts for birthdays and the winter holidays. However, this sale only lasts for 13 hours on today, Friday the 13th, so place your order now!
This sale cannot be combined with other offers.