Sunday, January 6, 2013
A northern winter is characterized by more than just cold, snowy conditions. For many people, the ice and subzero 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.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Beautiful tables deserve equally beautiful chairs. That's not usually a problem when buying a basic kitchen table but finding the right types of chairs for replicas of antique furniture is another story. How do you pick out appropriate seating for ornate, breathtaking furniture such as the Effingham Gryphon Library Table or the Lord Raffle's Lion Leg Coffee Table? Hand carved from gorgeous mahogany, these tables are truly stunning, functional works of art.
Given their beauty and royal bearing, it can be a challenge to find seats to match these tables. However, you can't go wrong by complimenting them with chairs that are fit for nobility. The Lord Raffle's Lion Throne Chair is one such item and easily rivals any table with ornate woodwork and stunning upholstery. This antique replica is modeled after a veritable throne that was crafted for Lord Raffles, the founder of the British colony of Singapore.
The Charles II Side Chair also makes a fitting match with the tables mentioned above and any truly royal piece of furniture. This beautiful furniture item is hand carved from mahogany, upholstered with exquisite jacquard tapestry, and given a gorgeous hand-rubbed finish. It's also available as an armchair.
Order these beautiful items, gargoyle gifts, and other Gothic Décor until Sunday, January 6th and get 20% off the regular price as part of our Gothic Weekend Sale.
Friday, January 4, 2013
Today, January 4th, marks the beginning of our first sale on Gothic decorations for 2013. Order any of our beautiful Gothic tables and other Gothic items from now until January 6th and get 20% off the regular price! This includes such frighteningly good gargoyle figurines as the Abbadon Gargoyle Statue. This fierce, Celtic-inspired gargoyle is ready to open its bat-like wings and pounce on any unwelcome intruders to your Gothic garden.
The Argos Gargoyle Sentinel Statue is a classic gargoyle modeled after sculptures that adorn European castles, churches, and keeps. Argos is just as intimidating as its old European brethren and has the same detailed wings, muscled haunches, and fanged snout.
For a cuter set of gargoyles, you can't go wrong with the Picc-a-Dilly garden gargoyle statues. Although these three mischievous little imps won't be scaring any rabbits out of the garden, they will probably produce more than a few laughs.
While picking out Gothic statuary, don't forget that Gothic wall decor is also on sale. This includes everything from the detailed Horned Dragon Skull Trophy to a Coat of Arms Wall Plaque that shows the family crest of Vlad the Impaler (aka Count Dracula!).
Get 20% off all Gothic items at Design Toscano until Sunday, January 6th!
Thursday, December 13, 2012
For the past two days, lucky shoppers looking for garden fairies and other unique decor and objets d'art had the chance to get 25% off their purchase. Although that sale officially ended at midnight on December 12th, we have decided to extend it for one more day!
Buy anything on our site until the end of December 13th and take 25% off the regular price! That includes stunning Gothic tables like the Effingham Gryphon Library table. Hand carved from solid mahogany, the ornate carvings on the legs of this antique replica will impress anyone who sees this heirloom furniture item.
You can also enjoy that deep discount on Egyptian art such as the Golden Pedestal Sculptural Column and the Male Egyptian Telamon Sconce. Both of these items are painted with faux gold and are a wonderful demonstration of the Egyptian style.
Animal garden statues also get that 25% discount so order realistic sculptures like the Lioness with Cub statue today and save!
Don't expect to see any further extensions of this great discount though so get big savings by placing your order today!
Save 25% on these resin garden statues and everything else on our site until the end of today, December 13th!
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Furniture items lend themselves to being functional works of art and this tendency was often shown in Medieval home decor. European royalty and artistocrats dined at beautifully carved wooden tables and sat on ornately carved chairs that could have just as easily been put on display in an art museum (exactly where many of those original pieces are found today). Although museums are the rightful homes of true antiques from European castles and keeps, artfully crafted replicas add a beautiful royal touch to any home.
To find the best prices on quality Gothic and Medieval inspired furniture this holiday season, go shopping at our furniture blowout page. You will find fantastic discounts on quality furniture like the Victorian Rococo Faux Leather Wing Chair and Ottoman and the Victorian Style Gossip Bench. Both of these stunning items are hand carved from solid mahogany and would look right at home in a stately Victorian mansion.
Save on a set of Toulon French Rococo Armchairs to accompany the Lord Raffles Lion Table for a dining room fit for royalty. These masterpieces of carved mahogany furniture command attention and look almost too good to use!
Shop at Design Toscano for the holidays and find the best savings on high quality Medieval home decor and furniture.
Monday, December 3, 2012
The holidays can be such a fun time of the year but these festive days also end up being some of the most expensive. The costs associated with decorations, parties, and gifts quickly add up so it's worth it to find discounts and savings whenever possible. One such way to save is with free shipping. Take advantage of those times when free shipping is offered on your favorite shopping sites and you not only save extra cash for delivery, you also avoid the costs, traffic, and stress of sharing the stores with the holiday crowds.
If you buy Greek garden statues and any other items on the Design Toscano site today, you can still have them shipped to your home to decorate in time for the holidays! Don't wait to buy and save on garden fairies like the exquisite Fiona the Flower Fairy sculpture. When you see the beautiful, lifelike details expressed by this statue, it's easy to understand why Fiona is one of our best selling items.
We also carry hundreds of other gorgeous statues for gardens, home, office, and business, including adorable animal garden statues like Buster the Bulldog Sculpture and life size dinosaur statues!
Order any of our high quality statues, Gothic tables, and other items from our site today!
Friday, November 23, 2012
Medieval castles and keeps were decorated with some of the more interesting art and decor. Wall tapestries told stories in beautiful woven form. Paintings were commissioned along with sculptures of angels and other religious outdoor statues. Gargoyles perched on the tall stone walls and beautifully carved furniture contributed to the atmosphere of the castle.
Antique statues and tables that used to grace European castles and manors have become items for display in museums rather than for practical use. Nevertheless, you can still find fantastic Gothic tables, chairs, and even gargoyles on the Design Toscano site.
Get the gorgeous Raffle's Lion Leg Coffee Table to impress guests and live in Gothic splendor. Carved from Mahogany, this beautiful table is distressed just enough to resemble antique furniture. The lion paw legs and carvings of lions and heraldic crests on the sides of this table will make it one of the centerpiece items in any room.
For a truly Gothic touch, put a sculpture of a Raven on the wall of your den. Ravens have been honored for their intelligence and clever antics for centuries and became symbols of the Gothic genre after being immortalized by Edgar Allen Poe. The Raven's Perch Wall Sculpture captures the foreboding, cunning look of this bird in realistic detail.
Get 20% off the finest Gothic items and everything else on the Design Toscano site through Sunday, November 25th as part of our Black Friday Weekend sale!
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Getting ready for those holiday festivities that take place in December and January is more than just buying strings of lights and decorations for a Christmas tree. You also need to buy plenty of food and beverages along with appropriately decorated cups and dinnerware. To throw a truly memorable holiday party, though, raise the level of your decor and buy quality, creative furniture. We aren't talking about seats that look like reindeer and tables that look as if they came from the North Pole.
No, the tables that will make an impression on holiday guests and act as treasured items for decades to come are furniture like the fantastic Lord Raffle's Lion Table. This stunning table is carved from gorgeous Mahogany and at seven feet long, can comfortably provide places for six people. Use it to serve a holiday-inspired repast at your Christmas dinner parties. It can also be used as a desk or artistic furniture that imparts a regal, noble feel to any room in the house.
Match this big table with Lord Raffle's Lion Leg Side Table and Lord Raffle's Lion Leg Tea Table and holiday guests will feel as if they are being treated like royalty.
Find great prices on high quality furniture, Medieval home decor, and garden statuary for the holidays at Design Toscano.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Now that October is over and done with, it's time to start thinking about the winter holidays. Christmas is just 50 days away so it's definitely not too early to start the shopping and making preparations for holiday festivities. Do a little bit each day and take advantage of sales and you should find yourself sitting down with a mug of spiced eggnog instead of doing last minute errands on December 24th. For shoppers at Design Toscano, today happens to be one of those days that should be taken advantage of.
For just 12 hours, everything on our site gets a 20% discount. Why wait to buy stunning Egyptian tables and enchanting medieval home decor when you can get 20% off the regular price today? Get the beautiful Royal Egyptian Cheetahs Sculptural Glass-topped Console for friends or family interested in Egyptian art, animals, or unique sculpted furniture. Finished with faux gold leaf, the cheetahs in this sculptural table are a work of art all on their own.
Order today and save on classy, elegant furniture like the Neoclassical Egyptian Revival Chair or the beautiful Saint Thomas Aquinas Gothic Wooden Bookend. You could also get 20% off an actual, functional Celtic Rosewood Heather Harp.
Find the best in unique decor for any decorating theme as well as unique objets d'art, and animal statues at Design Toscano. Place your order today, November 5th, because this sale only last for 12 hours!
Monday, October 29, 2012
It's always nice to find low prices on quality resin garden statues, but it's even better to get those sculptures and other quality decor delivered to the front door free of charge. For just today and tomorrow, anything ordered from the Design Toscano site gets shipped free of charge! To get that free shipping, it doesn't matter if you order a life size Bigfoot Statue or a the smallest of garden fairies. You don't have to order items for the backyard either. Buy heirloom quality furniture for the interior of home or the office and it also gets delivered free of charge.
This includes furniture like the amazing Warwickshire Dragon Glass-topped Coffee table. The masterpiece of a dragon sculpture that makes up the base of this table is so detailed that you may be tempted to remove the glass top to just put the dragon on display! Use it to serve coffee to all of your guests in Gothic-themed splendor.
Egyptian decorations are also shipped free of charge when ordered today or tomorrow. Get a Queen Nefertiti Sculptural Floor Lamp or the stunning Egyptian revival Isis Table Lamp to give your place some serious Egyptian flair.
Order these and other unique decor and objets d'art from Design Toscano today or tomorrow and pay nothing for shipping!
Saturday, October 20, 2012
The animal yard statue is a classic addition to any backyard. Sculptures of animals like lions, horses, and even turtles bring elegance to the garden by showcasing their natural beauty. They can look stunning all on their own but some animal statues also combine beauty with utility in the form of tables.
The Out on a Limb Bear Cub Sculptural Table is a fine example of one such table and the sculptured table column is so detailed and realistic, you might be tempted to just put it on display for that reason alone. However, if you opt for also using it as a table, the thick glass top will act as a solid support for a cold drink, favorite books, or displaying exquisite objets d'art.
While that sculptural table can be used in the garden, it works better inside the home. The Black Forest Bear Pedestal Table, though, is an excellent item for outdoor garden parties. This bear is happy to make sure that your favorite drink and snacks are within reach!
For a more colorful approach, try the beautiful Great Barrier Reef Glass-topped Table! Sculpted with detailed depictions of stunning reef fish and bright corals that are topped with a round glass top, it's the perfect place for a poolside drink.
Find these and other stunning animal garden sculptures and gorgeous Gothic tables at Design Toscano.
Friday, October 19, 2012
If you feel like you missed out on our Fall sale, you are in luck if you order any sale items today, because we have decided to extend the promotion for one more day! From now until midnight, you can continue to enjoy 15% off any of the on-sale items on the Design Toscano site.
Egyptian decorations never looked better, especially when you can buy them for lower than already low sale prices. Enjoy savings on the classic Egyptian Temple Sculptural Wall Pediment and decorate your den or living room just as temples were decorated in ancient Egypt. During the times of the pharaohs, there was a mandate to place this pediment on every temple to ward off evil.
Another wall can be decorated with the Temple of Karnak Mirrored Wall Sculpture. The beautiful gold and ebony colors and faux gems on this unique decor make it a fine representation of Egyptian revival opulence.
Many furniture items are also on sale, including the Dordogne Marble-topped Console Table. A fine replica of Gothic tables from eighteenth century France, this table is beautifully carved from richly colored hardwood and topped with rose-hued marble. An elegant addition to any room in the house!
Save an extra 15% on these and all on sale items on our site until midnight, October 19th!
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Today is the final day of our three day sale that lets you take an extra 15% off any on sale item. From now until midnight tonight, you can still save even more on ornate Gothic tables, stunning resin garden statues, and anything else on our site that already happens to be on sale. Take advantage of this sale to enjoy a further discount on items like the classic Le Printemps and Le Etoile Wall Sculptures. Whether used for holding a bouquet of bright flowers or as wall decorations on their own, these sculptures will add a touch of class to both the garden and the home interior.
Enjoy the discount on the nostalgic Memory Captured in Time Sculpture. This amazing sculpture shows a young girl happily jumping rope and the scene is captured with her in in mid-air! Detailed and realistic, you can almost hear the swish of the rope and see her hair bob up and down as she jumps. The beauty of this work of art is heightened by the faux verdigris bronze finish.
Several animal garden sculptures are also on sale including the striking Zairen, the Zebra Sculpture. This highly realistic depiction of a Zebra colt will capture of the hearts of children of all ages.
Save an extra 15% on these beautiful items and every on sale item at the Design Toscano site from now until the end of today, October 18th!
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The sea is a mysterious realm. When you stand on the beach and gaze out over the endless water, it seems like anything could be found beneath the waves. Throughout the ages, those who set sail on the oceans have experienced many strange phenomena and created amazing tales in an attempt to come up with explanations.
One such recurring tale involves beautiful creatures that are part woman, part fish. Known as mermaids, sirens, kelpies, as well as by other names, they emerge from the deep to sing to lonely sailors on moonlit nights. Those unfortunate enough to listen and pay heed to their deadly songs willingly leave the safety of the boat to sink and drown in the deeps. However, not all mermaids are said to be so dangerous. Some live a simple life beneath the waves and venture out onto rocks to watch the ships pass by. These latter mermaids are the ones you want in your garden and we make that happen with the classic Daydreaming Mermaid of Langline Cove statue. This beautiful piece will look just as mesmerizing as a real mermaid as she sits next to your pool or koi pond.
Inside the home, you can continue to show the mysterious beauty of mermaids with the Entwined Mermaids Sculptural Floor Lamp. Over six feet tall, this ornate lamp with faux verdigris bronze finish will be an enchanting work of art for any home.
Save an extra 15% on these beautiful items and all on sale animal garden statues, Gothic tables, and greenmen at the Design Toscano site from now until Thursday, October 18th!
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The kings and queens of Medieval Europe decorated their castles and keeps with ornately carved tables, beautiful chairs, tapestries, and other hand-crafted decor. Many such items are presently put on display in various museums not only because of their value as antiques, but also because they have always been veritable works of art. The nobility of Medieval times could afford to commission works of art and they did so when needing furniture, mirrors, or other decor for the home.
Although the actual items from those days can only be seen in museums, we make it possible to sit in your own Medieval throne and dine at striking, beautifully carved Gothic tables. The Grand Occasion Heraldic Arm Chair looks so absolutely stunning that you might want to just show it rather than sit in it! Be assured, though, that if you feel like resting in this ornate seat, it's just as comfortable as it is intricately carved.
The same can be said about the gorgeous, hand-carved Effingham Gryphon Library Table and the Lord Raffles Lion Leg Coffee Table. Both are true works of art fit to be heirloom furniture.
Save an extra 15% on these beautiful items and every on sale item at the Design
Toscano site from now until Thursday, October 18th!
Saturday, October 6, 2012
As anyone who has ever thrown a Halloween party knows, the last day in October isn't just about dressing up in a funny or frightening costume. It also involves entertaining guests with games and plenty of Halloween-themed food and drink. Offering spider-shaped cookies and other creative, spooky snacks is always an important addition to the evening festivities but why not go a step further and serve them on Halloween-themed tables?
Guests will love to receive their drinks from Roswell, the Alien Butler. A sculptural pedestal serving table standing over two feet tall, the alien's huge, infinite eyes and gaunt, realistic details will make him the hit of the party. Pair it with a Flying Saucer crashed in the garden for full, Planet X effect!
If looking for something a bit more traditional for Halloween, you can't go wrong with The Contortionist Skeleton Side Table. Bound to be one of most unique skeletons you have ever seen, it keeps a thick, glass tabletop steady with a contorted combination of bony hands and hips. While you and guests are trying to figure out where the hip bone is connected to the leg bone, you will be amazed by the realistic details of this spooky sculpture.
Find these spooky serving tables, gargoyle figurines, and the best in Gothic Décor at Design Toscano today.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Today is the final day to get 20% off any furniture item at Design Toscano. Don't wait until tomorrow to order stunning Egyptian tables, replicas of antique chairs, and other unique furniture items unless you want to pay full price. Even then, the deals on our furniture are always good but why pay more when you can take 20% off the price today?
The sale includes the Bentley Grand Scale Armchair in all of its comfortable splendor. One of our many exclusive items, this armchair combines plush relaxation with beautifully ornamented, hand-carved hardwood arms and legs. This heirloom furniture is destined to be one of the most wanted seats in the house.
To keep family and guests from fighting over the comfort and beauty of the Bentley Armchair, order the classy Antoinette Loveseat. This elegant replica of an antique French chair vies with the Bentley Armchair in terms of both comfort and appearance. Its blushed floral jacquard with gold brocade trim upholstery is just as impressive as the hand-carved legs and pediment top.
Match these beautiful chairs with the Val de Loire Ebony Console Table and the Lord Raffle's Grand Hall Lion Leg Coffee Table for a stunning, showcase living room fit for nobility.
Order these and other fantastic furniture today and get 20% off the regular price!
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Chairs can be simple, wooden, seats sans frills or they can be regal, sculpted thrones. Both types of chairs were used during Medieval times but only the royalty could afford thrones and chairs that doubled as sculpted works of art. In modern times, the average person can afford to sit in royal splendor at gorgeous Gothic tables. No need to rest in simple uncomfortable chairs when you can lounge in luxury in the beautiful San Lorenzo Renaissance Cross-Frame Chair. Modeled after chairs that were reserved for nobility and other members of the ruling class in medieval Italy, this striking piece of furniture is made of polished hardwood and shows sculpted lion's heads on its arms. Use it as a throne when watching your favorite shows, playing cards, or entertaining guests.
You can treat your guests like royalty with this authentic replica of the Lord Cumberland Throne. This solid, wide cushioned seat is regally carved in the Georgian style and has a comfortable, hand-tacked leather cushion. Since Lord Cumberland needed a chair that was equally fit for both visiting kings and queens, he had one spindle carved in the likeness of a king's head and the other depicting a queen.
Buy these high-quality replicas of antique furniture and Egyptian tables between today and Thursday, October 4th, and get 20% off the regular price!
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Tables can act as works of art and nothing might indicate this better than Egyptian revival furniture. The style and beauty of Egyptian art works wonderfully on furniture because it can be incorporated into sculpted table legs, columns, table supports, and the table top itself. Examples include beautiful statues of Egyptian servants and deities that hold up a glass table top or tables decorated with bas-relief sculptures.
One of the most interesting pieces of Egyptian furniture is the glass-topped Reneutet Egyptian Cobra Goddess table. To the ancient Egyptians, the cobra was seen as a sign of protection, so it was often used to represent Reneutet, the Goddess that Protects. As she rears up to show her hood, this cobra also reveals a beautiful underbelly colored with faux lapis, onyx, gold, and carnelian. The rest of her scaled likeness is faux gold and she makes for a stunning, unique side table in any room.
The Temple of Khafre Ornamental side table is a beautiful designer resin table that depicts Anubis, temple priests, and hieroglyphs with stunning effect. Hand-painted in faux gold and silver, it is named after (and does justice to) Khafre, the legendary builder of the huge pyramids and other Egyptian monuments.
Find these, Gothic tables, and other unique furniture items at Design Toscano. Order them between today and Thursday, October 4th and get 20% off the regular price as part of our 3 day furniture sale!
Monday, October 1, 2012
October is here and Halloween is coming! Get ready for the creepiest day of the year (and one of the most exciting) with Halloween decor that leaves all of your guests impressed. Gargoyle figurines that hang off the walls and sneer at guests will always be a hit but some of the scariest of decorations are those that come clawing out of the ground.
Dare Halloween guests to enter your home with the Outbreak of the Undead Statue! With hungry, undead eyes, this rotting, green zombie outstretches an arm tipped with clawed hand to grasp at all passersby. You can bet that most will be giving this realistic ground sculpture a wide berth!
Combine the Outbreak of the Undead Statue with our equally realistic and horrific Zombie of Mountclaire Moors Sculpture for the beginnings of a zombie army in the garden. The pained, angry look on the face of this creature tells guests that they are dealing with one dangerous character. Arms bent with rigor mortis and an unnatural gray skin pallor lend realism to this fantastic sculpture.
Yet another disturbing garden ground sculpture is the Dweller Below. As he comes up out of his sewer dwelling, the sinister look on the face of this creature hints at his evil intentions.
Save on these resin garden statues, Gothic tables, and other quality Halloween decor at Design Toscano!