Gothic Décor Lighting for Halloween

The Grim Reaper Illuminated Wall SculptureLighting often gets overlooked as part of Halloween decor. Although the front porch might be decked out with an impressive display of jack-o-lanterns and illuminated skeletons, the inside of the home uses the same old torchieres and lamps as it does on every holiday. To add that extra touch of fright that makes your party one that guests will always remember, use sculptural lighting that both entertains and captures the Halloween spirit.

The Grim Reaper Illuminated Wall Sculpture will provide light for a dark hallway in the grimmest of fashions! With wicked, toothy grin, this detailed hooded skeleton will provide your guests with the most foreboding of welcomes. The ball of light in its hands lends illumination for guests while bathing the Reaper in an eerie glow!

On another wall in need of lighting, instead of setting up a boring lamp, put up "Merciless", the Gargoyle Lighted Wall Sculpture. With ball of light in his clawed, vile hands, this most disturbing of gargoyle figurines looks like he probably prefers the dark. Whether due to the light or the presence of so many guests, he doesn't seem the slightest bit happy! His mouth is open in a snarl, his eyes are livid with rage, and the veins stand out on his muscled arms as he tenses before striking out.

Find the best in Gargoyle garden statues and Halloween decor at Design Toscano today.

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Serving Tables for Halloween Gothic Décor

Roswell, the Alien Butler Pedestal Sculptural TableAs anyone who has ever thrown a Halloween party knows, the last day in October isn't just about dressing up in a funny or frightening costume. It also involves entertaining guests with games and plenty of Halloween-themed food and drink. Offering spider-shaped cookies and other creative, spooky snacks is always an important addition to the evening festivities but why not go a step further and serve them on Halloween-themed tables?

Guests will love to receive their drinks from Roswell, the Alien Butler. A sculptural pedestal serving table standing over two feet tall, the alien's huge, infinite eyes and gaunt, realistic details will make him the hit of the party. Pair it with a Flying Saucer crashed in the garden for full, Planet X effect!

If looking for something a bit more traditional for Halloween, you can't go wrong with The Contortionist Skeleton Side Table. Bound to be one of most unique skeletons you have ever seen, it keeps a thick, glass tabletop steady with a contorted combination of bony hands and hips. While you and guests are trying to figure out where the hip bone is connected to the leg bone, you will be amazed by the realistic details of this spooky sculpture.

Find these spooky serving tables, gargoyle figurines, and the best in Gothic Décor at Design Toscano today.

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Go for a Sci-Fi Theme with Alien Garden Statuary this Halloween Season!

Who says that all things spooky need to come crawling out of the grave? While the idea of zombies Crash Landing Flying Saucer Alien Spacecraft Statuecreeping up and out of the dark earth isn't exactly for the faint of heart, those undead creeps don't have a monopoly on scare tactics! Beings from other planets can vie with zombies and even the most hideous of gargoyle figurines when it comes to terrifying us. Although at least a few aliens shown on the silver screen have been downright adorable, many more are the stuff of nightmares.

In terms of terror and originality, an alien invasion is an excellent idea for a Halloween decorating theme. But where on Earth can you find decor that truly looks as if it comes from beyond the Kuiper Belt? Well, where else but Design Toscano? Aliens sculptures fit right in with realistic Bigfoot statues and creeping zombies, so of course we carry them!

Start the alien decorating with a sculpture of a flying saucer that just happened to make a crash landing in your garden. Put this very eerie statue in the backyard and you can rename your place "Roswell Two" or "The Real Area 151". When guests ask where the pilot is, direct them to the alien coming out of your wall!

Find these and other frighteningly realistic Halloween decor items at Design Toscano today!

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Get Ground-Creeping Garden Statuary for Halloween!

Outbreak of the Undead Zombie StatueOctober is here and Halloween is coming! Get ready for the creepiest day of the year (and one of the most exciting) with Halloween decor that leaves all of your guests impressed. Gargoyle figurines that hang off the walls and sneer at guests will always be a hit but some of the scariest of decorations are those that come clawing out of the ground.

Dare Halloween guests to enter your home with the Outbreak of the Undead Statue! With hungry, undead eyes, this rotting, green zombie outstretches an arm tipped with clawed hand to grasp at all passersby. You can bet that most will be giving this realistic ground sculpture a wide berth!

Combine the Outbreak of the Undead Statue with our equally realistic and horrific Zombie of Mountclaire Moors Sculpture for the beginnings of a zombie army in the garden. The pained, angry look on the face of this creature tells guests that they are dealing with one dangerous character. Arms bent with rigor mortis and an unnatural gray skin pallor lend realism to this fantastic sculpture.

Yet another disturbing garden ground sculpture is the Dweller Below. As he comes up out of his sewer dwelling, the sinister look on the face of this creature hints at his evil intentions.

Save on these resin garden statues, Gothic tables, and other quality Halloween decor at Design Toscano!

 

 

 

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Dragon Garden Statues or Grim Reapers for Halloween?

Mystic Dragon Avenger StatueHalloween decor can come in many shapes and sizes. In addition to the usual cut-outs of ghosts, spiders, and other scary creatures, zombie sculptures and certain animal yard statues can help transform an average looking house into a lair of horrors. Although many people put dragon statues on display as part of a general Gothic or Medieval theme, they also make for great Halloween decor.

There's no denying the potential for terror with the Mystic Dragon Avenger Statue. Curling around a stone orb as it readies itself to pounce, this dragon displays furious eyes and open toothy maw for a truly menacing look.

The remains of dragons look just as frightening and your Halloween party guests will wonder what you have been up to when they come across the Stoker's Moors Dragon Skull while taking a pleasant stroll in your garden.

While many dragons are scary, most are also mystical and not nearly as terrifying as the very persona of death. Grim reapers take the prize when it comes to terrifying decor and the Ultimate Destiny Gothic Grim Reaper Statue is one of the most disturbing! Guests will also love it when you "welcome" them with a "no trespassing" sign flanked by Grim Reapers.

Order these spooky items, fantastic gargoyle figurines, and resin garden statues by midnight tonight and get them shipped for free!

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Last Day to Get 20% off Gargoyle Figurines and Other Halloween Decor

Nightfall Sculptural Gargoyle ChandelierGiven the costs associated with parties, costumes, candy, and turning your place into a temporary haunted house, it's important to find discounts on Halloween decorations. You could buy cheap decor for this spookiest of holidays but that won't help your place stand out from homes of neighbors, family, and friends. It's better to invest in scary decor that makes a lasting impression and can be used for years instead of below-average, throwaway decor. Fortunately, if you buy Halloween decor from Design Toscano today, you can get a 20% discount on decorations of the highest quality.

Buy any of the items in our Haunting Halloween Gallery from now until the stroke of midnight and you get 20% off the regular price! This includes the Grim Reaper Sculptural Bath Tissue Tyrant to ensure that guests will be confronted with a deathly presence no matter what part of the house they visit!

For lighting, use the fantastic Nightfall Sculptural Gargoyle Chandelier. This beautifully detailed, frighteningly good sculpture will be a centerpiece item for any Halloween party.

You can also greet guests at the front door with the wonderfully Gothic Dragon Welcome Wall Plaque. Or, tell them to leave with the Go Home Wall Sculpture.

Order these and other high quality decor from our Haunting Halloween Gallery by midnight tonight and get 20% off the regular price!

Don't forget to enter our Pinterest contest to show off your Halloween decorating skills and win a $200 gift certificate! Contest ends on September 28th.

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Backyards are Spookier with Greenmen

Poison Oak: Greenman Tree SculptureEven if you have never seen what greenman decor looks like, it's easy to surmise that it might be spooky. Although it sounds like another name for Martian-themed decor, greenman items are very much connected to Earth. These nature-themed decorations literally give faces to trees and the result is magical, mysterious, and somewhat frightening. Adding personality to trees with woody faces and piercing eyes, these sculptures will provide a unique, naturally spooky touch to the yard.

Most trees are innocent and docile but when the big craggy oak in the backyard decides to come awake and show its true face, trick-or-treaters might skip your house during their quest for candy. The Spirit of Nottingham Woods greenman can be especially frightening on dark, October nights. With perceptive, woody eyes, he peers out at all passersby and dares Halloween party guests to approach his twiggy abode.

While the Nottingham Greenman can look frightening or intriguing depending on the lighting, there's no doubting the evil designs of the Poison Oak Greenman Tree Sculpture. This leering sculpture literally shows his teeth in a malicious grin that taunts guests to "Come closer for a better look!".

Save 20% on these and other Halloween decor from now until September 24th!

Don't forget to participate in our Pin-spiration contest by creating your own Halloween pinboard with scary garden statuary and the best in gargoyle figurines. The winner gets $200 off a Bigfoot statue or anything else at Design Toscano.

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Did You Get a Bigfoot Statue for Halloween Yet?

Bigfoot the Giant Life-size Yeti StatueThe best Halloween displays in town aren't necessarily the ones with scary sounds piped into a front yard that has been transformed into a spooky cemetery. While those do look great, they have been done before and who knows how many houses will follow that theme in 2012. If your place is going to stand out from the rest of the Halloween decorating crowd, you need to let your creative juices lead you to places where decorating ideas have no boundaries. Let your mind wander outside the box and you will come up with some amazing decorating themes.

For example, while zombies crawl out of your flower garden, how about putting up a Bigfoot crossing sign, or something like, "Beware of the Great North American Ape". Of course you should also combine those curious warnings with Bigfoot decor and that's just one of the ways we can help. You can start out by putting Bigfoot, the Bashful Yeti Tree Sculpture behind a tree in the yard. Party guests and trick-or-treaters will do a double-take when they spot this highly detailed, realistic Bigfoot sculpture peering at them from the shadows! Follow that up with the huge, realistic Life-sized Yeti Sculpture in the garden and they might run for the door!

Find garden statuary and the best gargoyle figurines for Halloween at Design Toscano!

Save 20% on decor from now until September 24th!

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Create a Board on Pinterest with Scary Garden Statuary to Win a $200 Gift Certificate!

Halloween is one of our favorite holidays. It's the one holiday season that encourages literally frighteningly good decor, gives everyone a chance to dress up as they favorite villain, and provides the perfect excuse for Design Toscano Pinterest Halloween Contestmunching on candy.  This year, we are starting the celebration a month in advance with a contest that rewards one lucky contestant with a $200 gift certificate!

Pinterest is a social media site that acts as a virtual pin-board. It's a great place to showcase images of art, food, travel galleries, and decorations. Participation in this contest is free and requires nothing more than a creative touch and a bit of time spent on the computer. Here's how you can get involved:

  1. Follow us on Pinterest: Do this by heading to and following us on our Pinterest board.
  2. Create your own spooky board: Make your own scary Pinterest board showing four Design Toscano items for each of the following three categories- indoor decor, outdoor decor, and costume ideas.
  3. Name your newly created Pinterest board "Design Toscano Pin-spiration".
  4. Copy the URL from your board and put it into the comments section of our Pin-spiration Contest Board.

Only one Pinterest board will be chosen as the winner so remember to be creative when posting your board! Contest ends on September 28th.

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Get Ready for Halloween with Gargoyle Figurines!

Gaston, the Climbing Gothic Gargoyle StatueWith little more than a month to go until Halloween, the time has definitely arrived to to start shopping for spooky decor! Every year, we try to outdo the neighbors with scary decorations but it seems like many of us end up with similar decor time and time again. Those ghostly decorations might look fantastic but they kind of lose their edge when the guy next door is doing the same thing. This year, try outdoing the neighbors by shopping somewhere different.

Instead of going for the same old gravestones and cut-outs of "booing" ghosts and witches in the windows, put up a few garden gargoyles and watch the neighbors scream in delight. Greet party guests, passersby, and trick-or-treaters with Gaston, the Gothic Climbing Gargoyle. Lifelike and detailed, Gaston grins with anticipation and looks ready to reach out and grab the nearest unfortunate soul with a muscled, claw-tipped arm.

For an even more sinister looking garden gargoyle statue, put Beezlebub, the Prince of Demons on display! True to its name, this is one evil looking character. With clawed extremities and short, bat-like wings, this master of malice sits on his pedestal and contemplates his next evil move with an evil, ugly, fanged grin.

Save on these and other quality, scary decor by shopping for Halloween decorations at Design Toscano!

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Show Your Appreciation for Fantasy with Medieval Home Decor

Horned Dragon Skull Wall TrophyThe fantasy genre has been one of the most popular fiction genres since writers first started penning literature. Beowolf, possibly the oldest known work of English literature, is classic fantasy still taught in modern day English classes. Millions of children listen to stories by the Brothers Grimm in dozens of languages every day of the year. Some of the biggest movies of all time also bear witness to the power and popularity of fantasy.

Many of the fantasy genre works have similar themes and attest to the enduring draw of dragons, magical creatures, and wizards. Perhaps it's because we wish those enchanting, amazing stories were real or because they bring us to another, much more exciting world. Whatever the reason may be for enjoying fantasy films and books, items like gargoyle figurines, dragon garden statues, and Medieval decor aid in bringing those tales to life and help us personify the heroes we read about.

Hanging a Horned Dragon Skull Wall Trophy in the den tells guests what you really hunt for when you go hiking in the dark, piney woods. Display the Sword of Richard the Lionhearted  in a Claw Sword Hanger and they can see the weapon used to "slay" the dragon.

Not to worry if you don't want to be known as a dragonslayer. There are plenty of beautiful Gothic tables and a number of Medieval collectibles to choose from too.

Find the very best in fantasy decor at Design Toscano.

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Last Day to Receive 20% Off Gothic Tables

Sir Benedict's Library TableThe role of the table is one of basic importance. Like its smaller accompaniment, the chair, tables make it easier for people to reach food, books, and other items. They keep you from bending down to lift those same things off the floor and are a basic furniture item for most American homes. However, tables aren't just limited to providing an easy place for taking drinks and meals. In acting as one of the centerpiece furniture items for a room, they also make statements and can add a big touch of beauty to a home.

Gothic style tables in particular stand out for their beauty. While their modern and minimalist counterparts can highlight a room with delicate elegance, tables a la Gothic look ready to come to life with their big, bold statements. Carved from heavy, everlasting mahogany, they demand attention and guarantee performance for centuries. The carved appearance of the legs, feet, and sides are reminiscent of noble furniture that garnishes the keeps and castles of Medieval Europe. Stunning and beautiful, their rich, royal look tells guests that they have walked into the abode of people with noble bearing.

Find the best in gargoyle figurines and Medieval home decor for the best prices at Design Toscano. Buy furniture today and you can get 20% off the regular price. Sale ends today, August 27th!

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Extra Savings on Gargoyle Garden Statues

Silas the Sentry Gargoyle SculptureThey were created to intimidate but for many people, gargoyles simply fascinate. Those Medieval-themed sculptures are far more than simple scary statues. Although some look angry or annoyed, most gargoyles appear to be curious, inquisitive, or lost in thought. Given their muscled appearance, large fangs, and massive claws, it's not as if gargoyles need to look mean. In essence, they pretty much look bad to the bone and perhaps that's what makes them so appealing.

Gargoyle "beauty" is found in the details and Silas the Sentry Gargoyle displays this with realistic, bat-like wings, defined muscles, a toothy maw, and strong claws. If he could talk, I don't think I would wait around to see what he had to say!

Another wonderfully detailed gargoyle that shows off menacing beauty is Talysus the Terrible. Although he looks a bit more like a monkey than a bulldog, flying monkeys with teeth, claws, and bat-like wings were never known for their friendly demeanor. Seated on a ball-topped plinth, this gargoyle statue is a beautiful addition to any garden.

Get an extra 10% off these detailed gargoyle figurines, on sale garden statuary, and all of our on sale items until Sunday, July 22nd! 

 

 

 

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Are Gargoyle Garden Statues Scarier than Zombies?

The Zombie of Montclaire Moors StatueZombies! The mere word for halting, rotting, reanimated corpses feeds the fires of imagination and heightens the senses with fear. The concept of people coming back from the dead as ravenous, mindless monsters has spawned dozens of horror films, tales of terror, and some of the more successful video games. Whether it was a bioengineered pathogen that brought them back from the dead or some evil curse that helped them crawl out of their graves, zombies are the true stuff of nightmares. With that in mind, what other type of decor could possibly come close to matching the classic terror embodied by the Zombie of Montclaire Moors Sculpture?

Legend of the Cambridge Hopping Gargoyle SculptureIf there is anything that could approach the frightening nature of a zombie clawing its way out of the ground, it would have to be a detailed, grotesque gargoyle sculpture. Perched on castle and church walls for centuries, gargoyles just might be the most classic of objets d'art that were sculpted to scare. The Legend of the Cambridge Hopping Gargoyle Sculpture exhibits a particularly sinister grin that will send chills down the spine of anyone peering into the garden.

Which do you think are scarier? Gargoyles with intimidating, lethal looks or, a voracious, maddened zombie?

Get 20% off gargoyle figurines and everything else in the Design Toscano catalog from today until July 5th as part of the Fourth of July sale!

 

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Unleash Dragon Garden Statues in the Backyard

The Dragon of Falkenberg Castle Moat Lawn StatueDragons are such wonderful, mystical creatures. Most cultures have dragon myths and they fly through dozens of fantasy novels and films on their massive, bat-like wings. Given their large size, huge clawed feet, pointed teeth, and that fiery breath, it's a relief to know that the scaly beasts are only found in the imagination. Nevertheless, they still make for some pretty exciting garden statuary!

The Dragon of Falkensberg Castle makes for an especially interesting dragon sculpture. The three parts of this beautiful faux stone statue give it an eerie, undulating appearance that makes it look as if the beast is swimming through your lawn or right next to the pool.

If you have doghouse or a shed in the backyard, their roofs will be a perfect resting spot for Apex the Winged Dragon. This modern gargoyle-like dragon will fit on just about any roof but keep in mind that his contemplating, hungry look might scare off some of the more timid backyard party guests.

As intimidating as the above two dragon sculptures are, not every dragon is meant to be frightening. The Sir Sagremor's Dragon Sculpture with Gazing Orb sums up the beauty of the mystical dragon and will add magic to any backyard.

Find these unique sculptures, gargoyle figurines, and beautifully detailed garden faries at Design Toscano today.

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Last Day to Save on Gorgeous Gothic Tables

York Monastery Solid Hardwood Gothic BenchGothic decorations aren't just limited to incredible wall art, intimidating gargoyle figurines, and dragon statues. Sure, those are Gothic mainstays but no Gothic-themed home is complete without some Gothic furniture. During the days of kings, queens, knights, and castles, royalty used some pretty fine looking furniture. Unlike the simple wooden benches used by their subjects, the nobility had some of the most ornate and beautifully carved seats, tables, and beds in Europe. Many of those original pieces are valuable antiques that are put on display in art museums and restored castles.

While Gothic furniture from medieval times is just meant to be admired from afar, authentic replicas of antique furniture from Design Toscano make for fantastic Medieval home decor. Use the York Monastery Solid Hardwood Gothic Bench as prized home decor and a seat while reading a copy of the "Canterbury Tales".

Keep your prized books and other possessions in the Coat of Arms Gothic Revival Armoire while decorating your home with a stunning realistic replica of antique furniture from the French gothic revival period. Add to the French gothic revival look with the beautiful Octagonal Side Table.

Get 15% off already reduced Gothic items when buying them by the end of today, June 15th.

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Guard Your Home with These Asian Garden Sculptures

Thai Princess SculptureStatues are a peculiar form of art. Whereas paintings can depict scenes, people, and emotions, they are always going to be flat pictures that can only be viewed from the front. Sculptures, on the other hand, are three-dimensional representations of a subject or scene. You can walk around them and view them from every angle. When crafted with details that closely mimic reality, they can look as if they are going to come to life. This lifelike appearance has converted many a sculpture into functional art.

The function can come in the form of religious purposes, for remembrance, and as a means of warding off unwelcome guests. This latter purpose was the impetus for creating sculptures of gargoyle figurines in Europe, dragons in various parts of the world, and "Foo Dogs" in China. Anyone who has visited the Forbidden City in Beijing, China has been greeted by the intimidating and powerful Foo Dogs that guard its gates. With their large fanged maws, muscled bodies, and lion-like appearance, Foo Dogs are meant to scare off both evil spirits and erstwhile enemies. Flank the back door with a pair of these Asian Garden Sculptures to do the same.

Get beautifully detailed Foo Dog sculptures and other Asian garden statues for your home and garden at Design Toscano.

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Every Summer Backyard Needs Gnome Garden Statuary

The Knothole Gnomes Garden Welcome Tree Sculpture: Door GnomeMemorial Day and the warm, wonderful days of Summer are just around the corner. No more snow, the grass is fresh, and the backyard is filled with greenery. Birds sing in the garden and even your favorite gargoyle figurines seem to be smiling. It's a fantastic time of the year to be outside and what better place to enjoy the outdoors than your own backyard. No matter what decorating theme you follow, there are some types of garden decor that are nothing less than essential. Garden fairies fall into that category but even their importance is eclipsed by that of the garden gnome.

Friendly, magical, and wholesome, gnomes welcome every guest to the garden with a bearded smile. Whether you place them near flowerbeds or just outside the back door, these classic garden sculptures are right at home in any backyard. Their pointed hats add splashes of happy color and the twinkle in their eyes adds cheer to every garden.

Snoozing Booker, the Garden Gnome Statue is the perfect gnome for people who enjoy a good read in the backyard. Gnomes are also just at home in the trees and you can show this with Knothole Gnomes Garden Sculptures.

Buy statues of gnomes, Greek Garden Statues, and anything else from Design Toscano from now until Tuesday, May 29th and get 20% off the regular price!

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Possibly the Most Horrific and Detailed of All Gargoyle Figurines

Scatheus, Guardian of the Shadows Gargoyle SculptureGargoyles are meant to be scary. After all, they were supposed to scare all intruders and evil spirits away from the castles and churches they were tasked with protecting. As ugly and intimidating as many of these creatures are, a few stand out for their frightening demeanor. Among those few extra terrifying gargoyles, one in particular could easily win the prize for most terrifying gargoyle ever. The beast of a sculpture that soundly earns this award is Scatheus, Guardian of the Shadows.

We should all count ourselves lucky to know that this fantastic piece of Gothic Décor is a work of art that won't come to life. If that happened it would certainly scare away every would-be intruder in a ten mile radius but it would probably also scare away everyone else! Perched on a craggy rock, Scatheus hisses with wide open maw and glares with animalistic rage as he readies himself for the attack. Looking almost like a cross between a dragon and a gargoyle, he raises his muscled, horribly clawed arms and starts opening his bat-like wings that will take him into the air before he swoops down on his prey.

Get this fantastic, frighteningly good work of art from Design Toscano to own the scariest gargoyle statue on the block!

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Save Even More on these Gargoyle Figurines until Friday, May 11th

Silas the Sentry Gargoyle SculptureThe gargoyle is one of the more interesting art themes to have come out of Europe during the Middle Ages. Way back then, these intimidating, frightening looking sculptures were actually considered to be functional works of art. They weren't placed on churches and castles because clergy and royalty had a particular penchant for horror-themed objets d'art. No, gargoyles were used to scare away evil spirits and other would be foes. Some were also used to help siphon water off roofs or even pour boiling oil on enemies besieging the castle.

Such uses are no longer needed during modern times but that hasn't diminished the popularity of using gargoyles for decorations.  Whether following a Gothic theme in the garden or simply looking for a detailed, unique statue for the inside of a home or business, gargoyles act as classic decor.

As part of the Virtual Warehouse sale at Design Toscano, you can also get 20% off any on sale gargoyles until Friday, May 11th. This includes such popular statues as the muscular Silas the Sentry Gargoyle and the classic Florentine Gargoyle Statue. Both make for excellent conversation pieces inside or in the garden of any home or business.

Order these and other on sale garden statuary until Friday, May 11th and get 20% off!

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