Three Reasons to Put Gargoyle Figurines in the Garden

Florentine GargoyleWe all have our favorite garden statuary items. Some of us put the focus on garden fairies because we love their blend of detailed beauty, nature, and magic. Others stick to replicas of stunning antique sculptures, and some people prefer to decorate the yard with an animal yard statue or two. However, no matter what you might prefer in terms of statues or decorating themes, a gargoyle statue will make the backyard look better. The following are three reasons why this is the case:

  • Gargoyles are in a class of their own: Created to intimidate evil spirits and frighten Medieval peasants, gargoyles rank among the more unique of sculptures. Put something like the Florentine Gargoyle Statue on display and you will have the most unique backyard on the block.

 

  • Gargoyles are conversation pieces: Unique statuary is always going to spark conversation, and gargoyles are no exception. Not only will the Argos Gargoyle Sentinel Statue protect the garden, but it will also entertain guests and be the talk of your summer party guests.

 

Find unique gargoyle statues and hundreds of other fantastic resin garden statues at Design Toscano today.

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Aquatic Animal Garden Statues

Red Eyed Tree Frog StatueStatues of animals are wonderful decor for every type of garden. Sculptures of majestic stone lions look right at home in Victorian-themed gardens, dragon statues and gargoyle figurines are essential decor for the Gothic garden, and sculptures of cute baby animals add an adorable touch to even the smallest of gardens. In addition to many statues that show terrestrial animals, we also have a fine collection of aquatic animal sculptures.

These include beautiful frog statues that will add a touch of colorful realism to your backyard pond or fountain. The Red-eyed Tree Frog Statue can be attached to a branch that hangs above a pond or on a wall next to a fountain.

For a more dramatic aquatic animal statue, put the Medium Leaping Sea Dolphin Statue on display. This beautiful sculpture captures the exuberance and sleek look of a wild, leaping dolphin.

Some of our best aquatic statues come in the form of bronze outdoor garden water fountains. The Single Dolphin Solid Bronze Garden Statue adds an elegant, timeless look to the yard with a simple yet beautiful solid bronze sculpture of a spitting dolphin. If you are looking for a more elaborate bronze dolphin fountain, put the fantastic Undersea Dolphins Solid Bronze Garden Statue on display.

Enjoy a 20% discount on any of the animal statues in our collection from today until March 28th.

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A Gargoyle Sculpture to Guard the Backyard

Leo the Laughing GargoyleGargoyles have been around for ages. In ancient times, sculptures of gargoyle like creatures and symbols were sometimes placed on or near sacred sites to act as a form of spiritual protection. That belief continued in Europe during the Middle Ages with typical, fanged gargoyles being placed on Gothic cathedrals and castles. Similar gargoyles are used to this day to decorate gardens and home interior. Due to their classic, protective appearance, a quality gargoyle statue can look good in any type of garden.

If your backyard could still use a gargoyle or two, it might be time to buy one of our detailed gargoyle sculptures. Leo the Laughing Gargoyle Statue is one of the more cheerful gargoyles in our collection. This unique canine-gargoyle hybrid will be a hit at parties whether you put it on display inside the home or in the garden.

For a more intimidating gargoyle, we have several wickedly wonderful sculptures in our collection to choose from. The Castle Gate Gargoyle Statue is a classic, old time winged beast that looks very similar to statues on the walls of old Medieval keeps. The Abbadon Gargoyle Statue is an even more intimidating, highly detailed gargoyle that perches on top of a Celtic cube.

Find the best selection of gargoyle figurines, high quality resin garden statues, and more at Design Toscano.

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Adorable Puppy Dog Animal Garden Statues

Dalmation Puppy Dog StatueSome sculptures of animals stand out for their realism or dramatic appearance, others look regal, and other animal statues are just cute as a button. Then there are our puppy dog statues. These beautiful little animal sculptures are so adorable that they belong in a category of their own. They look so real that many of your guests will be hard pressed to not pet these beautiful, captivating statues and you will have to stop kids from playing with them.

As with all of the puppies in our collection, the Dalmatian Puppy Dog Statue captures the happy nature of a young Dalmatian with bright realistic eyes, accurate colors, and other fine details. Take adorable a step further by pairing the Dalmatian puppy with the Black & White Cocker Spaniel Puppy Dog Statue. The spaniel statue in particular is so cute that it would melt the heart of a stone cold gargoyle.

These are just two of the dog breeds depicted by these endearing puppy statues. Browse our collection and you might find your favorite breed along with incredibly cute statues of an Airedale Puppy, German Shepherd Puppy, and a Rottweiler Puppy to name a few. Although animal decor can't completely match the beauty of the real thing, these statues come pretty close!

Find the best selection of cute, high quality animal garden sculptures at Design Toscano.

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Last Day to Take 20% More off Sale Items at Design Toscano

Silas the Sentry Gargoyle SculptureThis is a great time of the year to buy resin garden statues for the backyard and business. The snow has melted, we can see how we would like to decorate our backyards, and customers love going to a place with fresh, new decor. However, if we had to pick just one day to go shopping for high quality decor, it would be today, March 14th. This date just might be the best day of the year to purchase decor for the garden and business because we are offering a 20% discount on any of our items that are already on sale.

That means an extra 20% off fantastic, detailed gargoyle statues like Silas the Sentry Gargoyle Sculpture. Whether you have Silas guard the entrance to your garden or the main hallway of your home, this fanged beast of a sculpture will make an impact on all of your guests. If Silas is a bit too brute for your tastes, you could always counter his intimidating look with an incredibly cute West Highland Terrier Puppy Dog Statue.

We also have plenty of beautiful outdoor garden sculptures on sale including such classic statuary as the Goddess Aurora Statue and Hemera, the Goddess of Daylight.

Enjoy 20% off these high quality items and any of the on sale items at Design Toscano when purchased by today, March 14th.

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Add an Adorable Touch to the Backyard with a Tiger Sculpture

Garden statuary can take the form of classic, inspirational sculptures such as a grand scale stone garden angel, a beautiful cascading fountain, gargoyles, or other breathtaking The Grand-Scale Wildlife Animal Collection: Lying Down Bengal Tiger Cub Statuesculptures. However, the statues in the garden don't have to be big statues that stop you in your tracks for admiration or contemplation. They can also be incredibly cute statues that put a smile on your face and lend adorable charm to the garden. One such statue is the tiger cub animal yard statue and at Design Toscano, we have the cutest selection of tiger cub statues you will ever see.

The Sitting Bengal Tiger Cub Statue is a high quality, gorgeous tiger statue in our grand-scale wildlife animal collection. The fierce and lovely eyes of this baby Tiger have the same heart melting effect as a real, live Tiger cub. This statue also has the same big paws, ears, and black stripes on orange coat as the majestic big cat. It's just too cute! Pair this beautiful animal statue with the Lying Down Bengal Tiger Cub Statue to give it some company.

The Up a Tree Tiger Cub Statues are another pair of adorable baby animal sculptures. One lounges and makes its best attempt at a roar while the other is still trying to get to the top of the tree.

Find these baby tiger statues and other cute sculptures at Design Toscano today.

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New and Exciting Gothic Decor

Knights Templar Sculptural Wall MirrorGothic decorations include such decor as gargoyles, statues and portraits of stunning Medieval dragons, and some of the most breathtaking furniture you will ever find. At Design Toscano, we love and appreciate Gothic-themed decorations and this is why we feature such a wide variety of Gothic items in our collection. We update our Gothic selection on a regular basis, and the following items are some of the newer, more exciting additions to our collection:

  • "Alicorn Unicorn Trophy" Wall Sculpture: The famed Unicorn plays a special role in Gothic stories. Unlike the darker and more frightening characters and creatures, the Unicorn represents purity and the power associated with truth. Although no one would ever be capable of actually catching this highly magical and intelligent creature, you can fool guests with that claim when you hang this unique, realistic trophy statue on the wall of your den.

 

  • Knights Templar Sculptural Wall Mirror: This unique decor would be interesting enough on its own but it also works as a functional mirror. Stare into this looking glass to feel like royalty from another age.
 

Enjoy free shipping on purchases of $75 or more from Design Toscano today only.

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Sculptures for Outside Include Animals, Angels, Fountains, and More

Zairen, the Zebra SculptureOne of the beautiful things about garden statuary is the huge variety of forms they take and themes they can follow. While one can always stick to decorating the backyard with garden gnomes and garden fairies, nowadays, we can also put such statues on display as gargoyles, beautiful angels, and highly detailed animals. If the garden could use a change in decor, and lacks an animal yard statue, you might want to consider putting something like Zairen the Zebra Sculpture on display. This striking, realistic sculpture adds a beautiful, exotic look to any backyard and looks even better when complimented with a fun animal statue like "Pongo, the Hanging Baby Orangutan" Statue.

If you already have enough animal statues in the yard, you might want to go for a statue or two that is a bit more classic in nature. A stone garden angel such as the Angel of Patience Sculpture and the cute In God's Grace Angel Statue are just two of many fine angel statues in our collection.

Or, perhaps the time has come to put a sculptural fountain in the backyard. The Medici Lion Four-Tier Fountain is a majestic fountain fit for the most elegant of gardens while the Quenching a Big Thirst Sculptural Fountain entertains with its big, thirsty Saint Bernard.

Find resin garden statues for every taste and decorating theme at Design Toscano today.

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How to Pick Out the Best Gargoyle Gifts

The Picc-a-Dilly Gargoyle Sculptures Set - MediumPay a visit to European castles and Gothic cathedrals that were built during the Middle Ages and you will see classic gargoyles glaring down from the ramparts. However, advances in resin garden statues have made it possible to put the same types of fantastic gargoyle garden statues on display right in your own backyard. They also make excellent gifts for anyone who appreciates unique garden decor but we should always try to pick out the most appropriate gargoyle statue for that lucky person.

To pick out the best gargoyle gift, start out by thinking about the garden where it will be put on display. If the person in question has garden gnomes and other cute statues, the Picc-a-Dilly Gargoyle Sculptures Set will look right at home. These super cute gargoyles will look even better in a garden adorned with the eye-catching Babble, The Gothic Gargoyle Statue.

If the lucky recipient of a gargoyle gift happens to enjoy Gothic decor, there is a very good chance that they already have a gargoyle or two. Take a look in their garden to see if they already have something classic like the  Cathedral Gargoyle Statue or a fantastic, frightening beast like Scatheus, Guardian of the Shadows Gargoyle Sculpture.

Keep in mind that no matter which gargoyle you go with, when you buy that high quality statue from Design Toscano, it's going to look fantastic.

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ADORABLE LITTLE GUYS!

The Picc-a-Dilly Gargoyle Statue Set: Medium

 

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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A friend bought me this set a while back. I love them! They make me smile every time I look at them. I liked them so much that I decided not to put them in the garden, but find a fun place for them inside. They are well made and worth the money if you're looking for something different with a sense of whimsy.

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This statue is a proud addition to any collection

Talisman, Gargoyle of the Eclipse Statue

 

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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Not only is this statue very well made, the attention to detail is exemplary. The coloring is realistict and the teeth and nails are well defined and neatly painted. This makes a fantastic addition to any collection; display it higher up so as to truly appreciate the animated features of the face.

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Fond memories

Spitting Gargoyle Of Notre Dame Statue, Historic Direct Casting

 

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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I saw the original first-hand on the roof of Notre Dame de Paris in 1995. You had to pay to go up there, but the cathedral was being restored, and watching the workmen patching the parapets and cleaning the gargoyles was worth every franc. Things were badly weathered, and I think some of the gargoyles were actually replaced by precise copies. I really liked the spitting gargoyle and to be able to present him as a gonzo 41st wedding anniversary gift to my husband was simply golden. "Spitter" is sturdy if weathered-looking, built to last, just like the original, and commands enough presence with his size and forbidding visage that our dogs are yet to insult him even after several months. We love our "Spitter!"

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The pride of our garden

Spitting Gargoyle Of Notre Dame Statue, Historic Direct Casting

 

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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Bought the spiiter at least 15 years ago from Toscano. We get remarks on the spitter from every guest. The cost was 750.00. The cost now is much more reasonable. The statue has weathered a bit but looks more like the original @ Notre Dame Catherdral in Paris. The casting is very light and can be moved easily. My brother really liked the spitter and since he donated one of his kidneys to me this summer, I am purchasing one for him for his garden.This casting is excellent.

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Very nice detail

Socrates, the Gargoyle Thinker Sculpture

 

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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My wife has statues of the thinker and loves gargoyls so it was the perfect combination for her birthday she has it proudly displayed in her flower garden under lights

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Impressive Gargoyle.

Silas the Gargoyle Sentry Statue: Large

 

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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This is a well made high quaility product. Excellent details and impossing size make this a must have for anyone who loves gargoyles. Shiipped fast and was packaged safely. Another great product from Design Tascano.

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The Best Garden Gargoyle Statue for a Gothic Garden

Boden Gargoyle Sentinel StatueAs the snow falls outside and we wait out the cold grip of winter, why not warm the heart by making plans for a spring garden? One idea is hosting a Gothic-themed garden instead of a backyard dotted with friendly garden gnomes and innocent animal garden statues. If you feel bad about keeping the gnomes in storage, you could always put a few, choice gnome statues on display while other parts of the garden are dedicated to fine Gothic statuary. However, no matter how you decide to decorate the backyard with Gothic-themed decor, don't forget the gargoyle sculpture. One or more of these classic Gothic statues are an absolute essential aspect of any Gothic-themed garden.

For a look that blends the storied appearance of a Medieval gargoyle with details that pay homage to horror classics, buy the Chained Cathedral Gargoyle Statue. When guests see this eerie sculpture in the garden, they will realize that they aren't walking into any ordinary castle. If you would like to add a regal yet somewhat intimidating Gothic touch to the backyard, put Gargoyle Sentinel Statues on display! Try the fantastic Boden Gargoyle Sentinel Statue and the Argos Gargoyle Sentinel Statue for full effect. No matter which gargoyle statues you choose, don't forget to add another gothic gargoyle touch with Roland the Gargoyle Rain Gutter.

Find these and dozens of other fantastic garden gargoyle statues at Design Toscano today.

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How to Know When to Buy Dragon Garden Statues

Stoker's Moors Dragon Skull StatueNo matter how big or small a collection of  resin garden statues may be, there always comes a time to buy more garden statuary. We might want to change the overall decorating theme and lack the right type of statues, or we might just feel like putting something new on display. The following three reasons show when it might be time to buy a few dragon sculptures:

  • The backyard could use an infusion of Gothic Decor: Dragon statues are classic but they will also fit into any Gothic decorating theme. Whether you have a backyard with an emphasis on the creepiest of sculptures or one that pays homage to Gothic architecture, dragon sculptures fill an essential niche.
  • The gargoyles look lonely: In other words, if you already have three or more gargoyle statues but no dragons, it's time to balance that Gothic display with a dragon or two. You could go for a basic scaled beast like Desmond the Dragon Statue or just put a dragon skull in a flowerbed.
  • The house could use a unique rainspout: One of the funny things about dragon sculptures is that they don't just have to sit around and proudly show a ferocious, enchanting demeanor. They can also be used as rain spouts and look great when used for that function! Try Ranier, the Sculptural Dragon Rainspout.
Find the best in dragon sculptures for the garden, gargoyle figurines, and hundreds of other high quality garden statues at Design Toscano.
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Last Day to Write a Review and Have a Chance at Winning a $200 Gift Card for Design Toscano

Tian Shan, the Asian Panda SculptureToday is December 15th and it's the final day to have a chance at winning $200 to spend on any of the resin garden statues and other unique, high quality decor on the Design Toscano site. If you haven't heard about this contest yet, the only thing needed to enter it is to write a review about your favorite item from Design Toscano. Write that review today and you will have a chance at winning a $200 gift card for anything on our site. That includes such beautiful garden statuary as the ever popular Music from Heaven Angel Statue and our realistic Bigfoot Statue. Buy the Music from Heaven Angel Statue and the garden will be decorated with the combined detailed beauty of a classic angel statue and the pleasant sounds of wind chimes. Purchase the Bigfoot sculpture and your yard will be decorated with one of the most unique and realistic statues on the block.

If you would rather use the prize money for animal garden sculptures, you could go with an ultra cute Tian Shan, Panda Sculpture, decorate the yard with a sleek Black Panther, or choose among dozens of other realistic animal garden statues. If Gothic decor is more to your liking, use the gift card for gargoyle figurines, dragon statues, and exquisite interior decor.

No matter what you would like to use the gift card for, you can't win it if you don't enter the contest so write your review on a Design Toscano item today!

This contest ends today, December 15th, and cannot be combined with other offers.

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Flash Sale at Design Toscano! Get a 25% Discount Today Only!

 "Beautiful Black Swan" StatueAt Design Toscano, we are always grateful for the many clients who visit and shop at our website. We like to show that gratitude by offering discounts on quality garden statuary and other beautiful decor on a regular basis. These can be sales on Gothic Decor, new arrivals, and once in a while, site-wide discounts on everything in out catalog. Today happens to be one of those rare, entire-site sales and it's a good one. For today only, January 3rd, we are holding a one day Flash Sale where you can take 25% off of everything on our site!

Buy any of our beautiful animal garden statues, garden fairies, or other quality decor for home and office and you can enjoy a 25% discount! Take advantage of this one day Flash Sale and buy birthday gifts for friends and family who appreciate the best in quality decor, and those have yet to experience the beauty of quality resin garden statues, wickedly exquisite gargoyle figurines, and other unique decor items.

We have hundreds of high quality items to choose from including such breathtaking animal statues as our realistic Lioness with Cub, and the Beautiful Black Swan Statue. These are just two of many unique sculptures in our collection that always make an impression on garden guests and clients.

The Flash Sale discount also goes for splendid Egyptian Decor, the fantastic items from our Basil Street Gallery, and everything else on our site so place your order today and take 25% off!

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Write a Review and Win $200 off Resin Garden Statues!

Music from Heaven Angel Statue: LargeAt Design Toscano, we love to hear your thoughts on our quality garden statuary, garden fairies, and other unique backyard decor. When we search for items to add to our catalog, we look for the best in both interior and outdoor decor for home and office. Since we only choose items that we would love to put into our own gardens, we look forward to hearing how you feel about that stunning gargoyle statue, classic angel, or incredible large Buddha statue. In fact, we like hearing from our customers so much that we are offering a chance at winning a $200 gift card for everyone who writes a review on any of our items.

From now until January 15th, 2014, write a review on your favorite Design Toscano statue or other item in our catalog and you will be entered into a drawing to win that $200 gift card. All you have to do is pick out one of your favorite gargoyle figurines or other item in our catalog, and write a review about it for our site! Since it's easier to talk about things that one likes, we suggest reviewing one of your favorites. Tell us how you how you feel about that sculpture, how you picked it out, or better yet, if you have one, a story related to that cherished Music from Angel Angel Statue or other beautiful Design Toscano decor.

Send us a review about one of your Design Toscano items from now until January 15th, 2014, and have a chance at winning a $200 gift card for anything on our site!

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