Socrates, the Gargoyle Thinker Sculpture

Socrates, the Gargoyle Thinker Sculpture

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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The detail of this work or art is amazing! I am very impressed with the detail to outline every muscle on the Gargoyle and the wing are like no other Gargoyle I have in our collection. I would recommend this piece to anyone that is looking for a awesome sculpture.

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Gothic Decor is More than Statues of Gargoyles and Dragons

Medieval Knight Iron BookendsThe Gothic genre is well known for decor that includes dragon statues, dark heraldic wall art, and gargoyle figurines but there is a lot more to this decorating theme than most people realize. Medieval items, antique replica furniture, and other forms of classy decor are also frequently categorized as Gothic decorations. Although our collection certainly includes several fine statues of dragons and detailed gargoyles, we also carry a variety of Medieval-themed gifts, accessories, and unique statues.

Friends and family who love the fantasy genre will also love the Medieval Knight Iron Book Ends, and the Cotswold Cathedral Jewel Box. They will also like it when you serve drinks on the Medieval Norman Warriors Coaster Set at your next party or showing of a favorite fantasy movie.

Medieval and Gothic accessories also include the beautiful Twin Dragons Sculptural Pewter Pen, and the Knight's Templar Helmet Desk Accessory among other unique items. Complement those Medieval accessories with such Gothic-themed garden statuary as the Celtic Circle of Life Sculpture and the Mystic Night Ravens Statues for the interior of the home.

Enjoy a 20% discount on any of our Gothic items and Medieval home decor until May 8th.

This sale cannot be combined with other offers.

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What to Look for in a Garden Gargoyle Statue

Boden Gargoyle Sentinel SculptureIt's easy to pick out some types of resin garden statues. There are beautiful animal garden statues for every decorating taste, angel sculptures big and small, and an exquisite range of garden fairies. However, when it comes to gargoyle sculptures, some people have a tough time picking out even one statue for the garden. This mostly stems from lack of experience with gargoyle statues and just knowing what to look for. Finding a high quality gargoyle for any garden is actually much easier than most people realize. These are a few things to look for:

  • Details: When it comes to gargoyles, beauty is found in the details. For example, although the Boden Gargoyle Sentinel Statue isn't going to win any beauty contests, it mesmerizes with carefully crafted, symmetrical features, sharp claws, and a frighteningly life-like appearance.

 

  • Creativity: In addition to fine details, look for gargoyles that would make heads turn if perched on the ramparts of a cathedral or castle. Put Talysus the Terrible Gargoyle Sculpture on display and guests will be doing double-takes when they see this fine statue. Like many a classic gargoyle, Talysus has an intimidating, muscled appearance, and a fierce look. However, this backyard beast also has long, outstretched wings and a touch of realism that will provoke more than one set of goose bumps.

 

  • Class: A classic, high quality gargoyle statue gives the garden a touch of medieval class. The Cathedral Gargoyle Statue accomplishes this with ease.

Find the best gargoyle and dragon decor for the best prices at Design Toscano. Free Standard Shipping on orders of $75 or More through Sunday, April 26th.

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Fun Gothic Decor for the Garden

Hobgoblin of Harwich Manor Garden StatueThere are many ways to decorate a backyard, and some of the more unique garden statues in our collection can lend a fun touch to any garden. Even certain Gothic statues and decor fall into this category and help give the garden an easy-going appearance. The Odin Tree Stump Sculptural Table is always a fun way to serve a cold drink on a hot summer day, or a mug of spiced cider during the cool of the night. Bring this unique greenman table out for nights that feature story telling, or when you feel like treating guests to unique, functional decor.

The Hobgoblin of Harwich Manor Garden Statue also lends a fun, Gothic look to any backyard. Inspired by English tales of hobgoblins that protect the home and garden from evil trolls and mischievous pixies, this unique sculpture gives the backyard an imaginative, magic touch. Pair it with the fun Detest the Rest Gargoyle Statue to add a bit of dark humor to your collection of resin garden statues. For more dark humor, put The Dweller Below Garden Sculpture near a pond or next to a flowerbed tended by garden gnomes.

Find great deals on high quality Gothic decorations at Design Toscano. Free Standard Shipping Available on Purchase of $75 or More Now through Sunday, April 26th with offer code: SHPAPRIL

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Gothic Decor or Classic Garden Statuary?

French Pleurant StatueIt can be a dilemma. We realize that yes, the garden does need new statuary but do we buy a new Victorian-themed sculpture, another angel, or maybe even a gargoyle? Although gothic sculptures and classic statues might seem to be at two ends of the decorating spectrum, actually, such statues can have more in common than we think. Instead of settling on a classic statue, or a sinister gargoyle sculpture, why not get both?

Several gargoyles fit right in with classic sculptures and more than one classic item looks right at home in a garden that features a dragon statue, gargoyle, and other Gothic items. One such garden sculpture is the beautiful, yet haunting, French Pleurant statue. The intricate folds and faceless appearance of this decor give it a striking yet organic, natural look. Display this work of art next to a vibrant flowerbed or in the same field of view as your dragon sculptures.

Although the Odin Greenman Tree Stump Sculptural Table provides a fitting touch to yards decorated with Gothic items, it will also be the hit of the party in backyards decorated with classic statuary. Likewise, the Angel of Patience Sculpture and other angel statues act as inspiration no matter where they are put on display.

Find the best selection of beautiful resin garden statues and unique decor for the best prices at Design Toscano.

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Take 20% Off Contemporary Garden Statuary

Massive Mystic MushroomsThe search for new garden statuary is on but which resin garden statues do we go with? There are classic statues, majestic angels, and more animal yard statues to choose from as well as garden gnomes, gargoyles, and garden fairies. Contemporary statues are another option, especially when the garden is in need of a new look. These items blend classic sculpting forms with modern ideas to make unique, refreshing decor for a backyard and place of business.

Give your garden gnomes and garden guests something to talk about with the "Massive Mystic Mushrooms" Statues. These unique sculptures punctuate the garden with their size (nearly four feet tall), and eye-catching appearance. They also work well when paired with other fantasy-themed statues, including the Crash Landing Flying Saucer Alien Spacecraft Statue.

Tempest, the Metal Garden Trellis Fairy is a wonderful, artistic means of helping your garden grow. Put this trellis-fairy next to your favorite flowerbed, or wherever you would like to see this unique item naturally decorated with climbing ivy.

A contemporary Venus might also be what the garden needs. The beauty shown by such modern statues as the Contemporary Venus Sculpture and the Venus of Pietrasanta by Carlo Bronti makes a statement in any yard.

Enjoy a 20% discount off any of our garden statues when purchased by today, April 17th, 2015.

This sale cannot be combined with other offers.

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Take 20% Off Greenmen, Gargoyles, and Detailed Dragon Statues

Bacchus Wall SculptureStatues for the garden can be more than a cute animal yard statue, or classic sculptures that would look right at home on the grounds of a Victorian estate. Gargoyles, greenman sculptures, and other types of Gothic decor also have their place in a summer garden, and we are pleased that our collection is graced with several of these mysterious statues.

Greenman decor is a wonderful way to give the garden a bit of personality. The Bacchus, God of Wine: Greenman Wall Sculpture makes for fun, classic wall decor, whereas the Whispering Wilhelm Tree Ent Sculpture puts an enchanting face on a favorite tree. These and other greenman decor always make nice additions to backyards that are solely decorated with sculptures.

Gargoyle statues lend a classic, contrasting touch to every type of garden. Although many people categorize gargoyles as Gothic sculptures, they also look right at home in a Victorian garden, or a backyard decorated with cute animal statues. Gargoyles fit in because there are cute and funny statues like The Picc-a-Dilly Gargoyle Sculptures Set, climbing gargoyles like Catgoyle on the Loose!, and powerful, intimidating sculptures like the Boden Gargoyle Sentinel Statue.

Enjoy a 20% discount off these, dragon sculptures, and any of our garden statues when purchased by April 17th, 2015.

This sale cannot be combined with other offers.

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Favorite Gargoyle Figurines at Design Toscano

Nike of SamothraceWe love to collect unique garden statuary. Whether a sculpture is a detailed, beautiful replica of a classic statue (like the Nike of Samothrace) or puts a face on your favorite tree (see the Whispering Wilhelm Tree Ent Sculpture), we love to add beautiful items like these to our collection. Exquisite gargoyles also make it into our collection, some of which are immediate favorites. The following are a few of those favorite gargoyle sculptures:

  • Emmett the Gargoyle Sculpture: Emmett might be the littlest gargoyle on the block but he is also one of the most popular. This cute, shy gargoyle captures everyone's attention with his demure, yet classic appearance.

 

  • The Spitting Gargoyle of Notre Dame Statue, Historic Direct Casting: The spectacular, Parisian cathedral of Notre Dame is home to the most famous gargoyles on the planet. One of those classic creatures is the "Spitting Gargoyle". This famous sculpture shows its contempt for unwelcome visitors by sticking its tongue out as it gets ready to spit on them. Thanks to special permission from the French Ministry of Architecture, we were able to make a direct cast of this most classic of gargoyles.

 

Save on a wide variety of dragons, gargoyle statues, and other unique decor at Design Toscano.

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One More Day to Enjoy 20% Off Garden Statues and Other Fine Decor at Design Toscano

Antoinette LoveseatSaint Patrick's day is such a fun holiday, we can' help but celebrate for one more day with an extended site wide sale at Design Toscano. If celebrating the green kept you from saving on beautiful resin garden statues and other fine decor, you still have one more chance to take 20% off everything from elegant furniture to frighteningly good gargoyle figurines.

Buy and save on the beautiful Antoinette Loveseat to lend a touch of class to your favorite reading room. The beautiful combination of hand-carved hardwood and fine jacquard upholstery with gold brocade trim give this antique replica a rich, authentic appearance. Pair it with the majestic Bentley Grand-Scale Armchair for more savings on fine furniture.

All of our Gothic Decor is also on sale including gargoyle statues, sculptures of dragons, eye-catching wall decor, and other unique items. Get the Argos Gargoyle Sentinel Statue to guard the back gate with a fine touch of Gothic splendor. This stunning, two foot tall gargoyle is carefully crafted to resemble the old, intimidating beasts that still perch on the ramparts of European castles, keeps, and cathedrals. Pair Argos with the Boden Gargoyle Sentinel Statue for additional savings on fine decor.

Enjoy a 20% discount on any of the resin garden statues and other fine items in our collection of unique decor when purchased today, March 18th.

This sale cannot be combined with other offers.

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Excellent use of design

Scatheus, Guardian of the Shadows Gargoyle Sculpture

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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Scatheus was packed so well! The artists use of detail still has me finding new features. While this is a pricey item, he has found the perfect spot inside my home. If you're looking for a high quality, intensely detailed grotesque, this one is worth the price and unusually high delivery cost.

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Raptor, Gargoyle Surveyor of the Realm Sculpture

Raptor, Gargoyle Surveyor of the Realm Sculpture

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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The sculpture is very well made and sturdy. The detail on the Gargoyle and base is awesome! My wife liked it so much that she decided to keep it in the house and not outside by the front door as I had thought she would lol.

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dark shadows for real!

Dark Shadows Gargoyle Sculptural Lamp

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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I love it and it does cast a pretty wicked shadow on the ceiling.

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Where to Put a Large Garden Gargoyle Statue on Display

Florentine Gargoyle StatueGargoyles are classic decor in a category of their own. Those of us who love to decorate our homes with dragons and other types of Gothic decor also have a strong appreciation for high quality gargoyle figurines. However, many folks who do not generally decorate with Gothic items also have a gargoyle statue or two because these interesting sculptures fit in with a variety of decorating themes. For example, a large, high quality gargoyle like the Florentine Gargoyle Statue adds a nice touch to a backyard with a few Greek garden statues, and Emmett the Gargoyle Sculpture can fit in with garden gnomes and cute animal statues.

When purchasing a large gargoyle, one of the biggest challenges is figuring out where it should be put on display. For example, you might want to reserve one side of the backyard for an angel statue, and put Talysus the Terrible Gargoyle Sculpture on the opposite side of the yard. Or, Talysus might look best when placed in a dark, shaded corner of the backyard.

Entranceways are another perfect place for gargoyles because these intimidating stone beasts were meant to act as guards and greet certain guests with cold stares. The Argos Gargoyle Sentinel Statue will look right at home when placed next to the back door, or as a centerpiece item.

Buy exquisite gargoyle sculptures for great prices at Design Toscano.

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Easygoing Medieval Home Decor + Sale Extended!

Dragon of Kingsbridge Manor PedimentMany of us love Medieval decor but not all of us are ready to decorate the garden with a host of gargoyle statues, or the walls of the home with decor like "The Dragon of Kingsbridge Manor" Pediment. If the home is not quite ready for such majestic items, a subtler approach to Medieval decor could fit the bill. We have a wide variety of easygoing Medieval-themed decor that adds a lovely, storied touch to any decorating theme.

The At Battle's End Sculptural Lamp is an easy means of adding a bit of Medieval-themed illumination to any room. This distinctive lamp lends drama with a finely detailed miniature knight, sword, and metal fleur-de-lis lampshade. This unique illumination pairs well with the Arthurian Knight Bookends. Both also make fine gifts for anyone with an appreciation for history and the fantasy genre.

The Crown Royale Hanging Pendant Lantern is another elegant means of adding illumination with a classic Medieval touch. This lovely decor features hand-tooled metal scrollwork and smoked glass to give your hallway a lovely, antique look. It also adds a distinguished touch to a library, entranceway, bookstore, restaurants, and other places of business. Pair it with the Crusader's Great Helm Gothic Trash Bin.

Find the best selection of Gothic decor and other quality decorations for the home and business at Design Toscano.

Sale Extended! Take 20% Off Your Order thru Midnight CST!

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Very nice looking

Gargoyles and Dragons: Dermott Sculptural Pen

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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I got two different dragon pens and they are both very nice to give as a gift. They are detailed and a fun pen to use for journal entry. I think this gift will go over very well.
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Final Day for 20% Savings on Gothic Décor and Garden Statuary at Design Toscano

Socrates the Gargoyle ThinkerFebruary is coming to its quick end along with our sitewide sale at Design Toscano. Today, whether you buy a few objets d'art or majestic Gothic tables, you can also enjoy a 20% discount on any of the fine decor in our collection. Buy and save on Gothic items like the Spirit of Nottingham Woods: Greenman Tree Sculpture. This unique sculpture lends the yard a haunting touch and looks even better when paired with such detailed, realistic gargoyle figurines as Socrates, the Gargoyle Thinker Statue, and the Legend of Cambridge Hopping Gargoyle Sculpture.

Folks looking for Gothic gifts today are also in luck because they can save 20% on a host of exquisitely dark works of art. Among the wide variety of Gothic gift items in our collection are the Poe's Mystic Raven Solid Hardwood Walking Stick, and The Dragon's Pentacle Wall Sculpture. Buy and save on these and other striking Gothic items to surprise that special person with the most unique of gifts.

Of course, all of our garden statues are also on sale, including beautiful animal garden statues, high quality cute gnomes, and such wonderful angel sculptures as the Heaven's Guardian Angel Garden Statue.

Take 20% off any of the unique decor, resin garden statues, and other items in our collection until today, February 26, 2015.

This sale cannot be combined with other offers.

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My thoughts

Gargoyles and Dragons: Dermott Sculptural Pen

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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This did not feel real comfortable in my hand, and is dropped being resin it would be likely to break on a hard surface. This is more of a collector piece for my Step daughter so these things would not be an issue. This is an eye catcher

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Captures the morning light

Emmett the Gargoyle Sculpture

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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Emmett is a solid ten pounds and can withstand a good deal of wind. I have him out on the balcony surveying the Atlantic Ocean. I particularly like his surface texture which captures the morning light brilliantly.

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Great Garden Gargoyle!

Emmett the Gargoyle Sculpture

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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I got Emmett as a Christmas present for my wife. It is sturdy but light weight and she really thinks he is cute! It came on time and is a great deal - very affordable for the quality.

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Eerie, Cheery Gothic Decor

Detest the Rest GargoyleDecorations with a Gothic flair aren't typically associated with happy, bright, or cute decor. On the contrary, most Gothic items are dark, mysterious, and remind us of other, more exciting realms. That said, depending on your sense of humor, there are several Gothic decorations capable of provoking smiles and a laugh or two. The Detest the Rest Gargoyle Statue is dark humor at its best. Unlike other gargoyles, this poor little guy is too shy and grumpy to make the slightest attempt at intimidation. Since it looks like he could use a friend, put him near garden fairies or a cute animal yard statue. If displayed inside the home, maybe the cat will curl up next to him. "Detest" looks even better when paired with Oscar: The Gargoyle with Attitude.

Speaking of gargoyles, the Picc-a-Dilly Gargoyles might be the cutest of their kind. These fun little sculptures are a unique, cheerful addition to the work desk, a fireplace mantle, or your favorite spot for displaying one of a kind works of art. Get "The Black Widow Spider" Statues to give them some equally unique company.

We also have a variety of Gothic wall decor items to fit any decorating need including the Zombie Gothic Wall Sculpture, and the "Fangs of the Vampire" Cast Iron Bottle Opener.

Find the best selection of unique Gothic and Medieval home decor at Design Toscano.

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