Enjoy Black Friday Sales at Design Toscano!

Wing of Icarus Sculptural Metal Wall FriezeBlack Friday weekend is here! This is the big day for shoppers and stores alike and although our store is online, we are still offering 20% off everything on our site from today until Sunday, December 1st. That means everything from wonderful resin garden statues to the stunning interior decor featured in our Basil Street Gallery. Save on unique garden statuary like our Bigfoot Statue. This Design Toscano classic is a fun addition to any backyard and will be a hit at many a hotel and business. In keeping with legends of Sasquatch, our realistic Bigfoot sculpture is big, strong, hairy, and has a large, dome-shaped head. Give this unique statue to friends and family who enjoy the outdoors and the paranormal.

Browse Basil Street to find the best in unique, high quality decor, functional furniture, and other beautiful gifts. This is the best place to shop for artistic, elegant wall friezes such as the Wing of Icarus Sculptural Metal Wall Frieze and the exquisite Cupid and Psyche Sculptural Wall Frieze. You will also find great deals on premium decor such as the French Neoclassical Griffin Pedestal and the Saint Benoit Demilune Wall Shelf.

That 20% discount also goes for all of our beautifully detailed animal garden statues, gargoyles, Gothic tables, and much more.

This sale cannot be combined with other offers and ends on Sunday, December 1st.

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Garden Décor: The Overlooked Excellent Gift Idea

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

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

Find the best garden decor gifts at Design Toscano.

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Gargoyle Gifts for the Holidays

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

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

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

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

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

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Give Gothic Décor This Holiday Season

Steampunk Skull Containment VesselDecor 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!

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12 Hours to Take 20% Off Resin Garden Statues and More from Design Toscano

Berkshire Hall Dual Maiden UrnWhile 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.

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Enjoy a 25% Discount on Unique Garden Statuary Today Only!

Shadowed Predator Black Panther StatueYikes, 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.

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Gargoyle Gifts for Halloween

Draga the Gargoyle Vampire StatueIt might still be warm outside but the cool, crisp days of autumn are just a few weeks away. As the weather gets cooler, many of us start to think about putting our favorite garden fairies, gnomes, and other resin garden statues back into storage. However, at the same time, we also need to start thinking about how we are gong to decorate the backyard for one of the most entertaining holidays of the year. Halloween is going to be here in the blink of an eye and a big part of that fun holiday is turning the backyard into a temporary display of haunting, frighteningly good decor.

This Halloween, instead of sticking to the same old cut-outs of ghosts, glow in the dark skeletons, and pumpkin-themed decor, reward yourself and friends with the gift of gargoyle figurines and get serious with your spooky display. Shock and impress guests with detailed and realistic gargoyles such as Draga the Gargoyle Vampire Statue. Not only does this finely carved fiend watch over your Halloween party guests, but it also wants to bite their necks and shows it with a sinister look and sharp fangs.

While Draga watches guests from a corner of the yard, greet them at the door with fantastic sentinel gargoyles such as Argos and Boden. The sharp, regal details, toothy maws, and impressive appearance of these gargoyle statues will tell guests that they have just walked into the best Halloween party in town.

Find magnificent gargoyle sculptures and the best in garden statuary at Design Toscano today.

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Unusually fabulous!

Phill58 from Berne, NY 12023, USA reviewed the Gaston, the Climbing Gothic Gargoyle Statue: Medium

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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Comments: I was given this as a Christmas gift, LOVE it!! I knew immediately where it came from. Your quality is outstanding. I'm addicted and have to have more. You cant find the variety you offer any where else. I will continue to shop with you in the future and have told several friends decorating their gardens where to shop. THANKYOU for so many wonderful options at affordable prices.

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One Last Day to Get 20% Off Garden Statuary and Everything Else at Design Toscano!

"Lindburg, the Flying Squirrel" StatueThe first of April might be the biggest day of the year for practical jokes, but we aren't joking around when we say that we have extended our Spring Cleaning Sale! For one more day, you can get a 20% discount on resin garden statues, and all of our high quality, unique decor. Just order anything from our online site by the end of today, April 1st and enjoy 20% off the regular price. Think of this extra chance to save on garden sculptures as a way to reward our faithful blog followers because the sale definitely ends today.

The best way to take advantage of that 20% discount is by browsing our online catalog now to look for breathtaking Egyptian decorations, stunning gargoyle statues, and fantastic wall decor. Buy gifts for family, friends, and yourself to save money today rather than paying the full price tomorrow. Maybe your garden could use one of our new animal statues? The Lindburg the Flying Squirrel is an adorable, daring representation of a common yet little seen nocturnal mammal that resides in many North American forested sites.

Or, maybe you know someone who would love the nostalgic and creative Gone Fishing Fisherman Statue. This is a perfect, timeless statue to place next to a pond and will be loved by anyone who went fishing as a kid.

Save 20% on these, other quality backyard decorations, and everything at the Design Toscano site when buying by the end of today, April 1st.

This sale cannot be combined with other offers.

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Love them

tazevil1 from Johnston, RI, USA reviewed the Gothic Gargoyle Gutter Guardian Downspout Sculpture

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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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.

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Resin Garden Statues as Gifts

Balancing a Dream Cherub Garden StatueGarden 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.

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Fun Gargoyle Gifts

Emmett the Gargoyle SculptureGargoyles 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!

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Noble Chairs for Gorgeous Gothic Tables

The Lord Raffles Grand Hall Lion Leg Coffee TableBeautiful 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.

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Gargolye Gifts for the Holidays

It's time to start thinking about gifts for family and friends and for some people, this represents an annual Beware of Gargoyles Garden Plaque with Stakechallenge. 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.

 

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Gargoyle Gifts for Gothic Friends

Emmett the Gargoyle SculptureSome 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.

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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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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.

Save on gargoyle figurines and other high quality Halloween decor at Design Toscano.

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Humorous Gothic Decor

Zombie Gothic Wall SculptureGothic 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.

 

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Amazing Sale on Amazing Garden Statuary Today Only!

Emmett the Gargoyle SculptureOk, 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.

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Is that a Real Bulldog or an Animal Yard Statue?

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 Buster the Bulldog Sculptureguardians. 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.

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