Entertain Garden Guests with Fantastic Gargoyle Figurines

Legend of the Cambridge Hopping Gargoyle SculptureWe use garden statuary for a number of reasons. A beautiful stone garden angel can transform an ordinary backyard into a classic place of peace. Realistic animal garden statues add a wild, beautiful touch to a backyard with carefully crafted details. Resin garden statues can also be used to augment the personality of your personal green space while reflecting your interest in the fantasy genre, a belief system, or love of the outdoors. Statuary can of course also be used to entertain guests and certain gargoyle statues accomplish this in a frighteningly easy manner.

Garden guests won't help but notice the Legend of the Cambridge Hopping Gargoyle Statue. The sly grin on the devilish face of this modern gargoyle shows that it is clearly up to no good. Resting on its haunches, it looks ready to hop through your yard on large, clawed feet, and take flight with long, bat-like wings. You can further entertain your guests by telling them that this gargoyle statue is inspired by unexplained sets of strange, hopping  gargoyle-like prints that have shown up around Cambridge, England on several occasions.

Beelzebub, the Prince of Demons Gargoyle Statue, is another sculpture destined to be a topic of conversation. As this detailed gargoyle sits atop a Gothic plinth, it ponders its next move with an evil grin.

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Outdoor Garden Sculpture Ideas for Evening Parties

The warm days have finally come back and it's time to take advantage of that pleasant weather by hosting parties in the garden. Whether you feel like throwing a party with a theme or not, you don't want to leave out the decor. It can take the form of Greek garden statues, stone garden angels, or your favorite gargoyle sculptures as long as you feel like your guests will be entertained. The following are a few ideas for garden statuary destined to be a hit at any backyard party:Black Forest Bear Pedestal Table

  • Black Forest Bear Pedestal Table: This fantastic garden statuary item is a wonderful, functional piece that fits in with any party scene. Use it to serve drinks and snacks at the party and when the festivities are over, use it for the same purpose while watching your favorite TV series.
  • Madame and Monsieur Escargot: This brightly colored pair of big garden snails are wonderful decor at any backyard party. Put them near the pool, by the back door, or on the patio for a touch of fun, cute, and colorful decor.
  • The Lono Grand Tiki Sculptural Table: This is another excellent piece of functional decor that was made for parties. Modeled after Polynesian Tiki sculptures, this side table adds character to every party.

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Gargoyle Garden Statues that Climb the Walls of Your Abode

Gargoyle Demon on the Loose Wall SculptureGargoyles are dramatic decor no matter where they are displayed but they seem to do best when perched atop a castle wall or when leering down at folks who are walking in and out of a Gothic cathedral. Such situations were the first places where European gargoyles were used as decor and they still tend to look more impressive when crouched up on top of a parapet than when sitting on the ground. Although sculptures like the Legend of Cambridge Hopping Gargoyle look intimidating no matter where you put them, most winged gargoyles look right at home when perched on top of a pedestal.

To reach those high places they love, gargoyles could simply use their bat-like wings and fly but if the Gargoyle Demon on the Loose Sculpture is any indication, it appears that some prefer to creep up the walls of castles, churches, and homes like slinking miniature dragons. This frightening Medieval gargoyle shows that he is up to no good with an intriguing, evil grin. Pair it with the unique Catgoyle on the Loose Sculpture for garden wall decor that will give guests something to talk about! 

However, no gargoyle wall decor theme would be complete without Gaston the Climbing Gargoyle. Sculpted with eerie, realistic details, Gaston is bound to be one of more intimidating garden statuary items in your collection.

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Dragon Statues for Spring and Summer

Ranier, the Sculptural Dragon RainspoutSpring is here and it's time to redecorate the garden. This year, why not decorate the backyard with a different theme? Instead of putting out the usual selection of angel statues and garden gnomes, try decorating the backyard with a couple of dragons. They don't have to replace the rest of your decor, but by putting a dragon statue on display, you show your appreciation for the fantasy genre while giving the garden a unique, dramatic touch. 

Get your backyard ready for the warm days of spring and summer with dragon sculptures like Ranier, the Sculptural Dragon Rainspout. Put this Medieval-themed functional dragon sculpture on the end of a gutter to help channel water away from the house. This impressive dragon statue is designed to look as if Ranier is breathing fire every time it rains.

To help turn your backyard into a place of enchantment, put Dragon-Orb sculptures on display such as Mayze, the Dragon Protector of the Orb and Sir Sagremor's Dragon Statue with Orb. Mayze shows that the fantasy genre is that much more magical when humor is thrown into the mix. Poor Mayze seems to be more interested in taking a nap on top of the orb rather than ferociously protecting it and thus makes for one of the most adorable little dragon statues you will ever see. Sir Sagremor's dragon isn't exactly cute but he makes up for it with realistic, eye-catching details.

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The Function and Symbolism of Gargoyle Figurines

Scatheus, Guardian of the Shadows Gargoyle SculptureThe gargoyle is one of the more interesting and intriguing types of decor. Unlike animal garden sculptures that show realistic depictions of real animals such as lions and bears, the typical gargoyle statue shows a mythical, intimidating monster. Their appearance couldn't really be described as being pleasant in any way so it seems rather odd that they have been a popular form of garden statuary for centuries. However, long before they made their way into gardens, gargoyles were a common feature on structures for thousands of years. Gargoyles in the form of lions can be seen on ancient Egyptian structures and the ancient Greeks used gargoyles with leering faces on many of their temples. Although those gargoyles were used as sculptural decor, their main function was to divert water off of roofs.

During the Middle Ages in Europe, gargoyles had the same function but this was combined with a lot more symbolism. Gargoyles began to take on more frightening forms to scare off any evil spirits that might want to enter a castle or church as well as to remind church goers that the devil and his minions were always watching and waiting to tempt the unwary. In present times, we use gargoyles in the garden and on our houses because they are simply interesting, unique decor. Whether you display a cute statue like Emmett the Gargoyle or a masterpiece of terror like Scatheus, Guardian of the Shadows, a gargoyle in the garden provides a dramatic touch.

Buy the best in gargoyle sculptures from today until April 11th and enjoy a 20% discount as part of our Pre-Season Garden Statue Sale!

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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.

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Visit our website to find the best in Egyptian decorations and other high quality decor but get the latest news on sales, discounts, and other savings by connecting with us via social media. If you haven't done so yet, come "like" us on our Facebook page to learn about blog posts, new decor, and trivia related to our items. We also post information to help you take advantage of our many sales and provide occasional links to museum and art gallery openings.

You can also share pictures of your favorite gargoyle figurines but you might have even more fun pinning images from our Pinterest page. Pinterest is a social site that puts the focus on sharing photos of everything you admire and love. On our page, you get the chance to share images of your own garden retreat, your favorite Halloween decor, and all of your favorite holiday recipes. Of course, you can also see and comment on products that we like, images of amazing castles, and some of our favorite places in the world.

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Last Day to Buy More and Save on Garden Statuary and Unique Decor

Gaston, the Climbing Gothic Gargoyle StatueTomorrow is March 8th, the final day of our March into Spring sale. Buy more than $100 of any items by the end of tomorrow to save on high quality animal garden statues, fantastic garden fairies, and anything else on our site. Buy a funny gargoyle statue like Detest the Rest along with the impressive Gaston the Climbing Gargoyle Statue and you can take $20 off. Both of these gargoyle figurines are as entertaining as they are intimidating.

If you are looking for statuary that is a bit more peaceful in nature, you get $50 off the Angel of Patience Sculpture. This dramatic, beautiful angel statue is more than three feet tall and is a classic angelic addition for any backyard. Complement her angelic beauty by putting the Resting Grace Sitting Angel Sculpture on a doorway cornice or on top of a garden wall.

To get a $100 discount, make any purchase of $400 or more. This gives you the chance to get big savings on one of the largest angel statue in our collection, the Grand Cathedral Angel Sculpture. This breathtaking angel sculpture is over six and a half feet in height and displays majestic wings that have a span that approaches four feet.

 

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Gargoyle Figurines with a Modern Touch

Socrates, the Gargoyle Thinker StatueGargoyles are a type of decor that have been around for a long time. Although we associate gargoyles with the Middle Ages, various cultures have been putting sculptures of scary creatures on sacred places for thousands of years. The dragons of Babylonia may not look like the gargoyles that decorate French Gothic cathedrals but they were probably likewise used to intimidate and scare off evil spirits. In modern times, we might not expect gargoyles to protect the home from evil, but that doesn't change their status as unique, mystical decor.

Modern gargoyle statues still resemble their classic Medieval predecessors but some tend to show more detail and display more human-like characteristics. One such classic gargoyle with a modern touch is Goliath the Gargoyle. Goliath's fangs and muscles are big even by gargoyle standards but he seems to be more occupied with napping than scaring off intruders. This big, sleeping gargoyle is right at home when displayed on top of a television, book case, or garden wall.

Gargoyles aren't typically known for their intelligence but Socrates, the Gargoyle Thinker breaks that stereotype by showing that these medieval monsters are capable of deep thoughts. Whether he is thinking about the role of the gargoyle in an increasingly technological world, or just who to eat next, Socrates stuns with realistic, life-like details.

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Creepy and Quality Gothic Décor

The Vampire Bats of Castle Barbarosa Wall SculpturesThere are those of us who love to decorate the backyard with a cute stone garden angel and then there are those of us who would much rather flank the back door with a pair of splendid gargoyles. Gothic statues and decorations appeal to our love of mystery and the unexplained and can make even bigger statements when displayed inside the home. The following three items are some of the creepiest, most scary interior decor you may ever hope to find:

  • The Vampire Bats of Castle Barbarosa: These exquisite, fanged, flying bats will add  the perfect touch to any Gothic-themed room. The greystone finish and veined, open wings give these creatures of the night a sinister, lifelike appearance that will be much appreciated by fans of everything Gothic.
  • The Tree Spirit of Sleepy Hollow Wall Sculpture: Who says that trees are gentle, benign creatures? The ones from Sleepy Hollow show a different side in the dark of the night and this wonderful, Gothic work of art shows that menacing facet with frightening detail.
  • The Creeper Wall Sculpture: This creative wall sculpture of a shapeless, evil wraith will send chills down the spine of just about anyone who sees it! An excellent item for any fan of horror books and movies.

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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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I get lots of compliments

Mymess2 from Chicago, IL, USA reviewed the Babble, The Gothic Gargoyle Sculpture

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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Comments: I really enjoy letting this statue great my guests as they walk in. Everyone complents on this one and gets a lot smiles as well. He is nice size and looks great next to my entry and plants.

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Silas the Gargoyle Excellent Addition to ANY Collection!

FrogLover from Lithia, FL, USA reviewed the Silas the Gargoyle Sentry Statue: Large

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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Comments: First time I saw Silas I had to have him! This is worth the buy! I bought the medium sized version of this statue a while back. Now it sits next to my computer monitor on my desk. The medium is not as detailed as the large. But adding some silver paint does fill in the spaces where it lacks. Be it the large size or the medium size the statue is still worth the money! Just use plain ole' bar of soap and water for easy cleaning works best. Remeber to raise with cool water and dry off. I love the straight forward stare of taking charge expression on his face. The velvet bottom on the statue is nice, no scuffing a surface. This would be the next perfect addition to any Gargoyle Collection. I will be buying more like this one in the future.

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Guarding my door

tazevil1 from Johnston, RI, USA reviewed the Gaston, the Climbing Gothic Gargoyle Statue: Medium

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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Comments: I have had this outside the entrance to my home for about 5 years now. I love the looks I get from strangers as they approach. He has faded a bit after being out in the weather for 5 years, but no signs of cracking or decay.

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Great new edition

tazevil1 from Johnston, RI, USA reviewed the Detest the Rest Gargoyle Statue

Bottomline: No, would not recommend to a friend.

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Comments: Received this as a Christmas present this year. What a great addition to my gargoyle collection. It's actually bigger than you would expect...love it!!

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Another great addition

tazevil1 from Johnston, RI, USA reviewed the Ball-And-Chain Gothic Dungeon Gargoyle Statue

Bottomline: No, would not recommend to a friend.

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Comments: Added this to my collection about 2 years ago. Wish they offered one a little bigger, so I could put it outside. Both this piece, like all the others from DT, is excellent quality.

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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.

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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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20% Discount on Any On Sale Garden Statuary Starts Today!

Florentine Gargoyle Statue: LargeJanuary is the cold heart of winter. The temperatures outside are well below freezing in many parts of the USA and Canada, and shoveling snow has become a daily part of the exercise routine for lots of people. It's tempting to just stay inside but at least that gives you the chance to go through the house and take stock of items that you would rather sell than put into storage. We pretty much do the same thing and call it the Mid-Winter Clearance Sale. This January sale is a great chance to save 20% on any of our sale items and goes on from today until February 1st.

It includes gargoyle figurines like the classic Florentine Gargoyle Statue. This sculpture of a staunch Italian gargoyle is modeled after medieval gargoyle statues that perch on Tuscan churches. It comes in two sizes and both are fine examples of Gothic decor.

The clearance sale also counts for on sale Egyptian decorations like the stunning King Tut Sculptural Floor Lamp. This functional work of art adds lighting with an ancient, royal touch to any home and business.

Order any on sale item from now until February first and enjoy 20% off as part of our Mid-Winter Clearance Sale! This sale cannot be combined with other offers.

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Gothic Décor for the Dark Days of Winter

A northern winter is characterized by more than just cold, snowy conditions. For many people, the ice and Gaston, the Climbing Gothic Gargoyle Statuesubzero temperatures are much less of a problem than the lack of sunlight. The sun gets up later and sets much earlier than the glorious days of summer and if you work the day shift in the north, you might commute to and from work in the dark.

After several weeks of sun-poor days, it's easy to wonder if Edgar Allen Poe penned most of his Gothic classics during the winter. He would have probably loved a writing room decorated with a Raven's Perch Wall Sculpture and a Gargoyle statue or two. Given his writing style, such Gothic wall art might have cheered him up on days that were especially dim.

Such days can also inspire us to find beautiful Gothic decorations for all of our needs. The Gothic Cathedral Arch Mirror does much more than act as a mere looking glass. This stunning wall art is inspired by the windows of Gothic cathedrals and is finished with a unique process that gives it an ancient, foreboding appearance.

Provide light for this mirror and your hallways with breathtaking Gothic items like The Grim Reaper Illuminated Wall Sculpture and the Marshgate Castle Dragon Wall Sconce.

Buy these items, beautiful Gothic tables, and other Gothic decorations by the end of today, January 6th, and get 20% off the regular price.

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