Saturday, March 23, 2013
tazevil1 from Johnston, RI, USA reviewed the Gothic Gargoyle Gutter Guardian Downspout Sculpture
Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.
Comments: I received 2 of these for gifts last year. I love the look of them, and they have worn very well in the cold New England winters so far.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Garden statuary doesn't have to be limited to your own decorating projects. Buy statues and sculptures of gnomes, fairies, and other subjects for friends and family and you might be surprised at how much they like such a gift. Resin statues and sculptures make for excellent gift items in part because people don't usually get them for a birthday or other occasion. They represent a fun change from the status quo while providing loved ones with long-lasting, beautiful decor.
Of course, you have to make sure that the sculptures you pick out will also be appreciated and loved by the person you are giving them to. For example, you probably don't want to pick out a gargoyle statue for someone who never watches horror films and has no interest in the fantasy genre. He or she probably won't appreciate even the best of gargoyle gifts so it's better to stick to something like animal garden statues or a beautiful stone garden angel. There are dozens of detailed animal sculptures to choose from and we have a veritable host of angels suited for every taste and garden.
Order these resin garden statue gifts and anything else on our site between now and February 14th and get 20% off the regular price.
This sale can't be combined with other offers.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Gargoyles are such an interesting type of garden statuary. Unlike their angelic counterparts, these statues are designed to scare away evil spirits and evil-doers and attempt to accomplish this with toothy grins, a formidable muscled appearance, big clawed hands, and intimidating bat-like wings. They are the very definition of frightening so it might seem odd to put them in the garden. Nevertheless, these mythical creatures can be quite endearing and many of us find them to be simply fascinating. They remind us of gothic cathedrals, royal European castles, and fairy tales. They lend a certain sort of enchantment to any garden and that's why gargoyle figurines also make excellent gifts for just about anyone.
Emmet the gargoyle sculpture is downright cute and looks about as intimidating as a puppy. In fact, he looks like he needs a friend and will find plenty of fans when placed in a prominent spot in the garden. On the other hand, you wouldn't want to go near The Chained Cathedral Gargoyle. There's a reason why this protective, feisty gargoyle is kept on a chain and he shows it with tensed muscled arms, outspread wings, and an open, toothed maw.
For a truly frightening gargoyle, you can't get much more terrifying than the sculpture of Scatheus, Guardian of the Shadows. The fine details and savage of appearance of this gargoyle make it seem as if the beast is ready to come to life!
Get 20% off any on sale gargoyle or other on sale item at Design Toscano until February 1st as part of our Mid-Winter Clearance Sale!
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Beautiful tables deserve equally beautiful chairs. That's not usually a problem when buying a basic kitchen table but finding the right types of chairs for replicas of antique furniture is another story. How do you pick out appropriate seating for ornate, breathtaking furniture such as the Effingham Gryphon Library Table or the Lord Raffle's Lion Leg Coffee Table? Hand carved from gorgeous mahogany, these tables are truly stunning, functional works of art.
Given their beauty and royal bearing, it can be a challenge to find seats to match these tables. However, you can't go wrong by complimenting them with chairs that are fit for nobility. The Lord Raffle's Lion Throne Chair is one such item and easily rivals any table with ornate woodwork and stunning upholstery. This antique replica is modeled after a veritable throne that was crafted for Lord Raffles, the founder of the British colony of Singapore.
The Charles II Side Chair also makes a fitting match with the tables mentioned above and any truly royal piece of furniture. This beautiful furniture item is hand carved from mahogany, upholstered with exquisite jacquard tapestry, and given a gorgeous hand-rubbed finish. It's also available as an armchair.
Order these beautiful items, gargoyle gifts, and other Gothic Décor until Sunday, January 6th and get 20% off the regular price as part of our Gothic Weekend Sale.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
It's time to start thinking about gifts for family and friends and for some people, this represents an annual challenge. While one friend might like everything from furniture to a stone garden angel, there are always one or two people who have much more restricted tastes. If you happened to see Medieval home decor in their place, they might be the perfect candidate for gargoyles. Although that might sound like some odd Medieval curse, it actually refers to one of the most unique and enduring sculptural items in history.
Gargoyle statues aren't just meant to frighten evil away from the thresholds of cathedrals and castles, they also make for excellent backyard sculptures, some of which are downright cute. Take the Picc-a-Dilly Gargoyles Sculpture set for example. This little trio of easy-going, comical gargoyles aren't likely to scare anything out of the backyard but they will put a smile on the face of the grumpiest of holiday visitors.
Match that little trio of imps with your very own gargoyle warning sign and Oscar, the Gargoyle with Attitude statue. Unlike his much more threatening, clawed brethren, it looks as if Oscar might have given up on being scary. The look on his face shows that he makes no excuses for his lazy, carefree attitude.
Find these and dozens of fantastic gargoyle statues at Design Toscano today.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Some people with friends or family who enjoy all things Gothic have a hard time finding gifts for them. They shop in average stores and the closest thing they find to Medieval home decor are a few old chairs or Halloween decorations. To truly find Gothic gifts, you can't look for them in an average store. You need to shop at a place that excels in unique decor and that's why Design Toscano is the absolute best place for buying gifts with Gothic flair.
If your acquaintances who enjoy all things Gothic are like other people who collect decor that can be categorized as such, they probably love gargoyles. Perhaps the most signature of Gothic decor, their fanged, clawed, intimidating appearance makes for an excellent addition to any Gothic-themed backyard.
You will find one of the cutest, most nonchalant gargoyles in the form of Emmet the Gargoyle Sculpture. Available only from Design Toscano, this little gargoyle is modeled after similar small gargoyles found on Gothic style churches in France.
For a much more frightening display of gargoyle prowess, buy Talysus the Terrible! The outstretched, bat-like wings and sneering grin of this beast make it look ready to pounce at any moment!
Find these excellent sculptures, dozens of other high quality gargoyle statues, and the best in Gothic-themed gifts at Design Toscano.
Monday, September 24, 2012
Given 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.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
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 munching 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:
Follow us on Pinterest: Do this by heading to and following us on our Pinterest board.
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.
Name your newly created Pinterest board "Design Toscano Pin-spiration".
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.
Save on gargoyle figurines and other high quality Halloween decor at Design Toscano.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Gothic decorations tend to be frightening, mysterious, or intimidating but some items are downright comical. A certain sense of humor might be needed to generate smiles and guffaws from Gothic-themed items but most people should be able to appreciate the following pieces:
The Lost Zombie Head Statue: One of the many odd things about zombies is that the loss of limbs doesn't keep them from continuing to attack and terrorize any and all humans. In fact, they can even lose their noggin and still attempt to chomp at the bit! The wonderfully detailed and grotesque Lost Zombie Head Statue looks real enough to be a prop in the latest zombie horror film. Put it in the flowerbed to give your garden guests a scream of a time!
Zombie Gothic Wall Sculpture: Grant Wood's American Gothic is kind of creepy all on its own. Change the subjects of the painting to zombies and it becomes a masterpiece of dark humor! Even though they literally offer their hearts to visitors, you wouldn't want these ghouls as your neighbors!
Wrapped Too Tight Garden Mummy Statue: This funny mummy looks more annoyed than frightening. I suppose you would be too if you had to spend three thousands years in tightly wrapped bandages!
Find the best in gargoyle gifts, Medieval home decor, and unique garden statuary at Design Toscano.
Friday, August 10, 2012
Ok, so it's no surprise that we hold a lot of sales. We appreciate our customers and like to help them acquire the most unique and highest quality decor around and try to make that happen by offering a variety of discounts throughout the year. However, if you happen to be reading this post on August 10th, you can count yourself among the luckiest of our customers because on this day only, anything you order from now until 7 PM gets a 25% discount! We call it the Happy Hour Sale and like typical happy hours at your favorite drinking establishment, it only runs from now until 7pm.
If you are lucky enough to be reading this, look through the site to pick out gargoyle gifts for your Gothic-attired niece, those animal garden statues that you have always wanted for the backyard, and decor that can act as birthday and Christmas presents for all of your loved ones. Find the unique objets d'art and other items that will put a smile on everyone's face. Make sure to place your order from now until 7 PM and get that big 25% discount as part of our Happy Hour Sale!
The Happy Hour Sale at Design Toscano only happens from now until 7 PM on August 10th.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Sculptures of animals have been used in gardens and backyards since ancient Babylon. Their popularity as decor endures because they represent the power, virtue, and beauty of nature. In the case of statues of lions, dragons, or other strong, intimidating beasts, they have also been employed as erstwhile guardians. As with gargoyles, it is hoped that such animal sculptures will keep the bad spirits from crossing the threshold and bring good luck to their place of residence.
While animal statues of yore were obviously sculptures made of still, unmovable stone, modern resin sculpting technologies have added such an incredible degree of detail to the mix that people routinely take a second or even third glance when confronted with pieces like the Buster the Bulldog Sculpture.
Crafted with incredible realism, this sculpture truly captures the intimidating yet loveable look of the English Bulldog. With ears perked up on its massive head and sitting on its haunches, Buster is always ready to chew on a rubber ball or snap up whatever snack that happens to be thrown his way. He makes an excellent gift for any bulldog fan and looks content in both home and garden.
Find animal garden sculptures and garden statuary for any decorating theme at Design Toscano.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
On most years that can be divisible by four, the month of February gets an extra day. These are the Leap Years and if your birthday happens to be February 29th, you know all too well that this date doesn't show up on every calendar. However, it does make an appearance in 2012 and Design Toscano is marking this special day with a 15 hour sale!
Shop at Design Toscano this February 29th and get 25% off of everything! Buddha outdoor statues, gargoyle gifts, beautiful hand-crafted furniture, elegant replicas of classic works of art, and hundreds of unique decor will be available for 25% less than their normal prices on this elusive date. This is the perfect time to buy decor from Design Toscano for the entire year, to build an Asian-themed garden, or to find gifts for friends and family who appreciate Gothic wall art.
If you have always wanted a detailed replica of King Tut's throne or a Bigfoot statue, you might as well buy them both now and get 25% off the regular price.
With 25% off everything, the more you buy the more you save so take advantage of the Leap Year sale and save big on February 29th!
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
When someone is creating an outdoor theme for their garden, the terms mythical and magical
come to mind. While for some this means the addition of a religious element, or the recreation of a magical fairy land, others prefer a mystique that is all too different. The mystique of the medieval era has become a very popular means of decoration, both in and outside the home. And gargoyle gifts
or medieval home decor are one way to add a touch of magic to your space in a very unique way. And at Design Toscano, the best time to do it is when the favored pieces are on sale, like now!
A gargoyle sculpture such as our Chained Cathedral Gargoyle Statue
is a way to bring the medieval into your garden in a truly authentic way. This replica will make a statement about the intrigue and mystique you wish to create in your design theme for less than $40. Perch him wherever you like and he will watch over your outdoor space with a vigilant eye.
You can add the touch of gargoyle inside as well! Little accent pieces such as our Flush the Gargoyle Bathroom Tissue Holder
will add the perfect medieval touch to one of your most royal rooms for less than $30.
When it comes to decorating medieval style, you have an abundance of ways to do so both inside and outside. And with many of our medieval items now reduced, your only limit is your imagination!
Thursday, January 5, 2012
It is so tempting to want to make a few extra purchases for yourself during the holiday season, however sometimes it’s always best to wait until after the holidays when prices go down. If you have been thinking of adding some gothic decor to your indoor space this year,
now is the perfect time to do so as Design Toscano has just reduced a huge selection of medieval and gothic items. Whether you want something to embody your favorite knight, or simply need the guardian watch of a gargoyle in your home, we have the perfect piece just for you in any budget.
For anyone that has been itching for the right price on knight statues
, we now have a knight statue in our King’s Guard Sculptural Replica
. This is one of our most popular items and best sellers, and has now been reduced to less than $200. You can’t get a more perfect price than that!
Medieval home decor comes in all shapes and sizes and there are themes within the themes themselves. You can add dragons, gargoyles, and knights oh my to any room in your home and keep the medieval theme going. A simple accent piece like our Knights of the Digital Realm Bookends
shows off your gothic side without going too dark for less than $35.
When you are looking to give the gift of medieval for yourself, look no further than our huge selection of medieval and gothic items that are popular favorites, and have just been reduced one more time, just for you.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
If you were oohing and aahing over our fabulous selection of dragon and gargoyle items
during our holiday sales, you don’t have to fret. With a new year, you can certainly get some gargoyle gifts
for yourself without feeling an ounce of guilt. And there is no better time than now, as many of our most popular dragon and gargoyle items have been reduced yet again.
This gargoyle sculpture known as the Florentine Gargoyle Statue
will keep vigil over your outdoor abode and loved ones inside as well. Perch him atop a secret space so that nobody but you knows who is keeping watch over you. For less than $35, you can not get a better security system than this mystical gothic piece.
If dragon garden statues are your gothic accents of choice, you have an abundance of options at Design Toscano. Here we have the mystical Sir Sagremor’s Dragon statue
hat comes with its own gazing orb for less than $140. It is a mythical vision that will create magic in your outdoor space whether it is capturing the sun is shining in all its glory, or the full moon is casting a magical beam into your outdoor haven.
At Design Toscano, there is always something that has just been reduced. Check out our huge selection of newly reduced most popular gothic and dragon items to get your fix of gargoyle or dragon delights now that the holidays are over.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
If your budget hasn’t allowed you to do too much holiday shopping yet, it’s not too late to squeeze in some last minute shopping at some very affordable prices. Whether you are looking for an animal lover or someone with a little knight in them, we have a huge selection of unique gifts that are still available to ensure they arrive on time. Here are some ideas for gifts under $50 that will be sure to get your gift giving inspiration rolling.
Our Meerkat statue selection is adored by all of our customers and you can see why these cute creatures are among our top rated ones as well. You may want to get the animal lover on your list something as unique as the Meerkat Clan Statue
. These creatures will delight any indoor or outdoor space and will be cherished by any family on your list.
Gothic decor can be a truly inspirational gift as well, and whether you are thinking of knight statues or something more gargoyle, your imagination is your only limit with our huge selection. Our Arthurian Knight Bookends
will be the perfect gift for the booklover on your list that already has everything!
These last minute gifts are just a few ideas to get you started. Browse our huge selection of medieval and Egyptian decor or garden statues
in our gift categories under $50 for every budget!
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Dragon and gargoyle items are a popular favorite here at Design Toscano, and you are going to like them even more now that many have been reduced. There is no design theme that can’t use a little gothic accent, and whether you want to purchase some gargoyle gifts
for yourself, or add something to your outdoor theme, now is the perfect time to do so. Here are just a few of our gargoyle figurines and gothic ideas that have been reduced!
This hopping gargoyle sculpture
has a legend that goes back centuries. Put a little bit of legend into your outdoor space for less than $40.
Dragon garden statues as well add a sense of ambience and mystery to any outdoor space. Our Warsin Dragon Statue
is perfect for any indoor or outdoor space, and comes in a variety of sizes to fit every budget.
If you have been looking for the perfect time to purchase gargoyle or gothic items for your indoor or outdoor theme, now is the time to do so. Now that your own holiday shopping is done, browse our already reduced list of best sellers and treat yourself today. Why not treat yourself to more than one at these prices?
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Stocking stuffers always seem to be the last thing to do on everybody’s list. If you haven’t
had a chance to pick yours up, it’s not too late to take advantage of our huge and affordable selection of stocking stuffers for less than $25. That’s right, there’s still a few days left to do all of your stocking stuffer buying today to make sure your gifts will arrive for their stockings on time. Here are some unique ideas if you are still stuck for those perfect stocking stuffers.
Gargoyle gifts are always a fun thing to give, and they are as much fun to receive them as they are to give them. There really is something for everyone when it comes to the gift of Gothic decor. If you want to add just a touch of gargoyle in someone’s stocking this year, our unique Gothic Grains of Time Hourglass
will make for the perfect conversation piece.Medieval home decor
can come in any shape and size whether you are looking for a focal piece or a simple trinket item as a stocking stuffer. For the dragon lover on your list, they may love our Legendary Dragon of Glenshire Lidded Box
that serves as the perfect place to store keys, change, or any trinket of interest.
No matter what you are looking for when it comes to stocking stuffers, we have something for everybody in our Under $25 category and it’s not too late to have it shipped in time!
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Not everybody considers the gothic era as a key design theme, however if you ask our customers you will here differently! Gothic decor
is a favorite here at Design Toscano, and if
you browse our huge selection of customer favorites you will soon see why. These eccentric pieces are different and unique which makes them the perfect gift. Find something you like for the favorite eccentric on your list, and you may like them so much you’ll get them for yourself as well! Here are some ideas to get you started!Gargoyle gifts
are great gifts because they are something simple that can be added to any room without changing the interior design. If you are looking for something unique that is already top rated by our customers, you may want to consider a gargoyle sculpture or a unique gargoyle item. Among our list of customer favourites is our Authentic Gargoyle Bottle Opener
. This gift can be added to any design theme and makes for a fun conversation piece when entertaining.
A wall sconce also makes for the perfect gift and you can see why this Marshgate Castle Dragon Sconce
is among our customer favorites. No matter where this is placed, it will provide just the right mythical ambience you are hoping for in whomever you choose to give this to.
And because our customers are our favorite people, we are honoring the selection of our top rated gifts with a Friends and Family Sale that is still going and will give you 25% off anything in the store. Hurry though, sale ends tomorrow!!
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
If you have been thinking about giving the gift of the medieval era this year, but are worried
that it might be a little too much for a certain someone, you may want to think about giving the same sentiment with medieval accessories. This is a design theme that is very easy to go overboard on, but with the touch of a simple Gothic accessory for medieval home decor, you make the same statement without saying too much. Here are some great ideas to get you started.
Our Florentine Dragon Gothic Doorbell
is the perfect touch of Gothic decor without going overboard. This simple piece will certainly be a conversation starter for the guests your gift recipient will entertain in the future for years to come. In two different sizes, it can fit any budget as well for under $40.Gargoyle figurines
are also designed to fit any home decor theme. These symbols of protection can be placed anywhere inside or outside the home, and serve as quaint little reminders of security. Our Florentine Gargoyle Statue
imposes an air of vigil wherever it is placed. With a variety of sizes to choose from, this replica antique comes with an antique price tag as well!
The medieval era is not as dark and foreboding as people think. There isn’t anybody who can’t capture the magic and mystery of this time with a simple accent or accessory piece that will blend well in any indoor or outdoor space.