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!
Sunday, September 16, 2012
The fantasy genre has been one of the most popular fiction genres since writers first started penning literature. Beowolf, possibly the oldest known work of English literature, is classic fantasy still taught in modern day English classes. Millions of children listen to stories by the Brothers Grimm in dozens of languages every day of the year. Some of the biggest movies of all time also bear witness to the power and popularity of fantasy.
Many of the fantasy genre works have similar themes and attest to the enduring draw of dragons, magical creatures, and wizards. Perhaps it's because we wish those enchanting, amazing stories were real or because they bring us to another, much more exciting world. Whatever the reason may be for enjoying fantasy films and books, items like gargoyle figurines, dragon garden statues, and Medieval decor aid in bringing those tales to life and help us personify the heroes we read about.
Hanging a Horned Dragon Skull Wall Trophy in the den tells guests what you really hunt for when you go hiking in the dark, piney woods. Display the Sword of Richard the Lionhearted in a Claw Sword Hanger and they can see the weapon used to "slay" the dragon.
Not to worry if you don't want to be known as a dragonslayer. There are plenty of beautiful Gothic tables and a number of Medieval collectibles to choose from too.
Find the very best in fantasy decor at Design Toscano.
Monday, August 27, 2012
The role of the table is one of basic importance. Like its smaller accompaniment, the chair, tables make it easier for people to reach food, books, and other items. They keep you from bending down to lift those same things off the floor and are a basic furniture item for most American homes. However, tables aren't just limited to providing an easy place for taking drinks and meals. In acting as one of the centerpiece furniture items for a room, they also make statements and can add a big touch of beauty to a home.
Gothic style tables in particular stand out for their beauty. While their modern and minimalist counterparts can highlight a room with delicate elegance, tables a la Gothic look ready to come to life with their big, bold statements. Carved from heavy, everlasting mahogany, they demand attention and guarantee performance for centuries. The carved appearance of the legs, feet, and sides are reminiscent of noble furniture that garnishes the keeps and castles of Medieval Europe. Stunning and beautiful, their rich, royal look tells guests that they have walked into the abode of people with noble bearing.
Find the best in gargoyle figurines and Medieval home decor for the best prices at Design Toscano. Buy furniture today and you can get 20% off the regular price. Sale ends today, August 27th!
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Gothic items are truly one of a kind. Replicas of beautiful antique furniture that graced the halls of Medieval castles, menacing gargoyles, mystical dragons, and stately suits of armor all fall into this category. While some people have this idea that Gothic decorations are a little too dark and macabre to hold a place in their home, they probably haven't seen the dozens of exquisite, classic, and breathtaking pieces found in our catalog.
Take the following new items for example:
Yorkshire Hinged Lid Gothic Stool and Accent Table: This beautiful replica of antique 17th century furniture is wonderful to both behold and use. Guests will wonder if you managed to find a yard sale at a Medieval castle on your latest trip to Europe. Use it for writing your memoires, for displaying a gorgeous Tiffany lamp, or for simply demonstrating your appreciation for classic, antique furniture.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Looking for a decorating theme can be a tough, time-consuming process. While you want your place to look good and contribute to a certain type of atmosphere, making the hoped for theme happen also depends on the availability and cost of the decor. Medieval decorations have a lot of personality but you don't exactly find them at the local furniture emporium. Fortunately, thanks to the Internet and Design Toscano, you don't even need to venture into a furniture store to search for medieval decor. Just head to our site and you will find a treasure trove of quality, stunning chairs and tables fit for modern day kings and queens.
The following are a couple of reasons why it's very much worth the while to decorate with Medieval-themed items:
They make you feel like royalty: Decorative chairs and exquisite furniture that could have graced the halls of bygone noble families should make you feel like royalty because very similar pieces were used by aristocrats.
Gothic tables are works of art: Items like the Lord Raffle's Lion Leg Coffee Table are stunning works of art. The beautiful carvings on the sides and legs of this table harken to the castles and manors of lords and ladies.
Get 20% off Gothic furniture and Egyptian tables from now until Monday, August 27th!
Monday, August 13, 2012
Dragons have fascinated people for thousands of years. Are they memories of ancient beasts that have since turned to dust? Are tales of winged serpents and monstrous, scaly creatures the products of imaginations inspired by instinctive fears in a pre-scientific world? Or, as in Asian dragons, are they symbols of good fortune and wisdom?
The reasons for the prevalence of dragons in cultures throughout the world will always be a mystery but that won't change their status as some of the most fantastic decorations on Earth. The Hastings Warrior Dragon Glass-Topped Sculptural Table pays homage to dragons with detailed, textured beauty. He also shows his strength by hoisting the table top high over his head. To keep with the dragon-themed room where Hastings serves goblets of mead and other Medieval drinks, provide lighting with the Marshgate Castle Dragon Sculptural Electrical Wall Sconce.
Out in the yard, if you love gargoyles but feel like the traditional versions are more at home on Gothic cathedrals, put up a few dragon-like gargoyles instead. Both Boden the Gargoyle Sentinel and Argos the Gargoyle sentinel look ready to pounce with flashing claws and sharp-toothed muzzles.
Save on these unique items, other fantastic Medieval home decor, and dragon garden statues at Design Toscano.
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Knights were part of the ruling class in Europe during the Middle Ages and Medieval times. Granted land and tiles by the kings and queens of their country, in turn, they were also required to help defend the realm if called to do so. They weren't the only people who fought in their respective armies but were easily recognized by their suits of armor and battle steeds. The droves of peasants who were soldiers in medieval armies would have likewise used chain mail and plated armor but they simply could not afford such extreme luxuries. A full suit of armor back in those feudal days would have cost as much as a brand new Cadillac or Porsche in present times. Landless serfs couldn't dream of ever having enough money to even spend on the cheapest helm much less a full suit of armor.
Knights, though, invested in them because it was a matter of life and death. In being regarded as commanders on the battlefield, they were expected to charge into the front lines of enemy forces and in those terrifying situations, armor was nothing less than a necessity. If they didn't go to battle, it still looked pretty smart during jousts and made for a fantastic heirloom. In fact, suits of armor that have been inherited by several European families are still carefully maintained and put on proud display. Although the vast majority of people weren't so fortunate to have inherited a suit of armor, Medieval home decor such as the realistic Knight of the Round Table or the exquisite King's Guard Statue might even look better than the real thing.
Get free shipping on these, other fantastic gothic décor, and garden statuary when ordered today or tomorrow, August 5th.