Find Fantastic Animal-Themed Décor in the Basil Street Gallery

Heads Above Giraffe Floor LampInspiration for decor comes from many sources. The ancient Egyptians based much of their art on their belief system, daily royal life, and the wildlife that occurred in the valley of the Nile. Sculptures of Greek deities were also based on a belief system while Greek statues of fauns and other mythical creatures came from their legends and folktales. Despite the passing of hundreds of years, Egyptian art continues to be popular in many parts of the world, and many a garden boasts a statue of a Greek deity.

Another source of inspiration that has endured since people made paintings on cave walls is that of the animal. The variety and beauty of life on this planet has given rise to countless paintings, sculptures, and wall decor. Several beautiful animal-inspired works are featured in our Basil Street collection, including the realistic Leopards Lair Sculptural Wall Frieze. This unique sculptural wall decor mirrors the behavior of an African Leopard at rest.

Another animal that has inspired many a work of art is the Indian Peafowl. Glad in shimmering blue, green, and bronze, it almost looks too extravagant to be real. Our Peacocks in Paradise Statue captures the incredible beauty of these amazing birds and is a regal addition to home and business.

At Basil Street, we also have animal-themed decor that blends lighting with animal sculptures. The Heads Above Giraffe Floor Lamp is one such unique decor item.

Enjoy free shipping on purchases of $75 or more at Design Toscano from today until Sunday, April 20th.

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Would You Like $200 to Spend on High Quality Resin Garden Statues?

Oak King Greenman Wall SculptureSpring is the best time of the year for buying new garden statuary for the backyard. Since summer is just around the corner, we don't want to wait too long to buy beautiful new decor for the garden. To help you acquire new animal garden statues, and other high quality garden decor, we hold a variety of sales. However, this month, you also have the chance to win $200 to spend on fantastic garden statues and elegant interior decorations! All you have to do is write a review and post a picture of your favorite Design Toscano decor from today until April 30th. Do that and you will be included in a drawing for a $200 gift certificate that can be used for any of the beautiful items on the Design Toscano site.

That includes such striking Greek garden statues as Hebe, the Goddess of Youth Sculpture and the grand Venus of Arles Sculpture. Put these beautiful statues on display to give the backyard a classic, regal appearance.

That gift certificate could also be used for such fine greenmen statues as Bacchus, God of Wine: Greenman Wall Sculpture and the haunting Oak King Greenman Wall Sculpture. The elegant French Greenmen Wall Sculptures Le Printemps and L'Etoile can also be used as creative flower planters.

Animal garden sculptures also make a nice addition to a summer garden. Talk about your favorite Design Toscano animal statue and you might win $200 to use for buying the hypnotic Shadowed Predator Black Panther Statue.

Submit a review and photo of your favorite Toscano decor and have a chance at winning $200!

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Enchanting Resin Garden Statues on Sale

Poseidon: God of the Sea Grand-Scale SculptureThe creation of sculptures has always been a magical process. In a sense, when an artist molds marble, bronze, or high quality resin into a recognizable form, he or she is giving a bit of life to that Pegasus, dryad, or fairy. Statues of such magical creatures are like solid representations of the things we see in fantasy novels, films, and our own dreams. The fact that they are "mere" sculptures doesn't change the fact that they are also enchanting works of art that bring our imagination to other, more magical places.

The Poseidon: God of the Sea Grand-Scale Sculpture is one such statue. This spectacular classic statue is a replica of an 18th century sculpture that was in turn inspired by works of art that date back to the ancient Romans and Greeks. Poseidon's muscled appearance, piercing eyes, and formidable trident show why the powers of the sea should always be respected.

Garden fairies are among the most enchanting of resin garden statues and Fiona, the Flower Fairy Sculpture embodies that magical look with soft, lifelike details, a crown made of flowers, beautiful butterfly wings, and an exquisite fairy dress. Match the beauty of Fiona with the equally enchanting Daydream Fairy Sculpture.

Enjoy a 20% discount off beautiful garden statuary and other items from the Design Toscano site from now until Friday, February 7th.

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Dragon and Gargoyle Bronze Garden Sculptures

Winged Gargoyle of Naples Solid Bronze Garden Statue - SmallSome folks might stick to garden gnomes and an angel statue or two when it comes to backyard decor but some of us would rather decorate the yard with gargoyle figurines and majestic sculptures of dragons. Neither decorating theme is better than the other because it all comes down to a matter of personal preference. Gnomes tend to be cute while gargoyles are by nature, somewhat more intimidating. However, they are also wonderful, classic decor. Since gargoyles can be found on the ramparts of castles and some of the world's most majestic Gothic cathedrals, you could also say that those winged monsters are sort of like royalty when it comes to garden decor.

Given their special status, it's only logical that we offer dragon and gargoyle sculptures in bronze. This classic, beautiful metal alloy was a favored sculpting medium for the ancient Greeks and continues to be used by professional artists to this day. The color, texture, and durability of bronze can help turn a good quality statue into a masterpiece. Both of our bronze dragon and gargoyle sculptures fall into this category and make a prize addition to distinguished gardens of any home and business. The Asian Dragon with Power Orb is a fantastic, enchanting statue that can also be used as a fountain while the Winged Gargoyle of Naples makes for an exceptional welcoming sculpture for the backyard.

Find these and other fine bronze sculptures at Design Toscano.

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The Ancient Majesty of Greek Garden Statues

Poseidon: God of the Sea Grand-Scale SculptureGarden gnomes might win awards for being cute but some types of garden statuary are simply majestic. It's easy to see why classic angels fall into that category. Created to inspire and remind people of the beauty and majesty of the heavenly realm, angel sculptures accomplish this with other worldly beauty, feathered wings, and fine details. 

Classic Greek garden statues were sculpted for similar reasons. They were put on display in the gardens of temples and important homes to inspire worship and were also revered in part, for their beauty. In modern times, although few if any people continue to worship the deities of the Greek pantheon, sculptures of such deities as Poseidon, Hebe, and Hemera continue to bring classic, stunning beauty to the best of gardens. The Poseidon: God of the Sea Grand-Scale Sculpture is a fantastic, five foot replica of an antique statue that has graced more than one Italian garden since the 18th century. Compliment the powerful stature of Poseidon with the much softer beauty of Hebe, the Goddess of Youth, and Hemera, the Goddess of Daylight.

Put these and other Greek and Roman resin garden statues on display to add a distinguished touch to every yard.

Enjoy free regular shipping when purchased by the end of today, December 19th!

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Take 20% Off Resin Garden Statues!

Jurassic-Sized Allosaurus Dinosaur StatueThe Friday after Thanksgiving might be Black Friday, but today is another big shopping day and that translates to more savings for holiday shoppers. Here at Design Toscano, we are offering 20% off garden statuary and everything else on our site. Buy any of our animal garden sculptures, fine Gothic decorations, and Egyptian decor by tomorrow, December 10th, and take 20% off the regular price.

Perhaps the garden could use another animal yard statue? The Shadowed Predator Black Panther Statue is an excellent addition to backyards that also feature gargoyles, Greek garden statuary, or other animal garden statues. It only takes one look at the realistic green and deadly beautiful eyes of this panther to understand why this big cat is one of the most feared predators of the jungle.

You could also take advantage of this sitewide discount and buy fantastic dinosaur statues such as a Jurassic-sized Triceratops or a Jurassic-sized Allosaurus. Both of these sculptures were carefully designed and created to closely resemble the huge reptiles that roamed the Earth more than 60 million years in the past. They show that realism with finely detailed scales, correct proportions, cold eyes, and fierce claws. Entertain the grandkids by putting these unique statues in the yard or put them on display in the garden of a hotel or other business to entertain customers.

Buy these and other unique decorations from Design Toscano  by the end of tomorrow, December 10th and enjoy a 20% discount!

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Find Resin Garden Statues and Other Above Average Gifts at Design Toscano

The Praying Basilica Angel StatueNone of us want to give average, everyday presents to the special people in our lives. Sometimes, we end up doing just that but it's only because we can't find unique, high quality gift items. This year, instead of settling for less than the best when it comes to your holiday gifts, go shopping at the Design Toscano site. You won't find anything that can be described as "average" at our online store because we pride ourselves on only dealing with above average decor and other unique items that in turn, make excellent gifts.

Let's take our stone garden angel collection an an example. Instead of just one or two everyday angels, we have nine pages of exquisite angel statues. There are sweet cherubs like the Balancing a Dream sculpture along with several large classic angels like the Praying Basilica Angel Statue. Speaking of classic statuary, we also have a host of wonderful Greek Garden Statues and beautiful replicas of famous works of art such as the Birth of Venus Statue.

For fine interior decor, browse our extensive collection of objets d'art, Egyptian decorations, and more in the Basil Street Gallery. There's nothing average about items like the Bali Sculptural Wall Frieze, Neoclassical Male Occasional Table, or the Serengeti Soiree Giraffe and Zebra Bookends.

Find these and hundreds of other above average gift items at Design Toscano today.

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Garden Décor: The Overlooked Excellent Gift Idea

"Dreamland Fairy" StatueSometimes it's hard to find gifts for the holidays because we just end up thinking about the same types of presents we gave the year before. It might be clothing or some useful item but we don't often think of giving decor for the backyard. This is a perfect gift for anyone who has at least some green space behind the house. If the person in question likes to spend time in the garden, that's even better, but anyone with a backyard could use high quality decor for the garden. Even if he or she already has a fine display of Greek garden statues or a fun bunch of garden gnomes, you can bet that they will love to take the wrapping off another statue for the yard.

To find the best garden statue for that special person, think about how they have decorated their yard along with their hobbies, what they like to read, and so on. If they only have gnomes and other cute garden statuary, garden fairies like the Dreamland Fairy Statue is a good bet. They might also like high quality animal garden statues like adorable Pongo, the Hanging Baby Orangutan. However, if that special person is a fan of science fiction or fantasy novels, buy gargoyles figurines like the Chained Cathedral Gargoyle Statue or a realistic dragon skull statue.

Find the best garden decor gifts at Design Toscano.

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5 Fantastic and Unique Holiday Gifts from Design Toscano

Frederic, the Little Fisherman of Avignon SculptureAlthough some of us don't want to admit it, it's time to start shopping for holiday gifts. Sure, there's still plenty of time to find all of the presents you need but as we all know, the more we put off buying those gifts, the more difficult it becomes to find them. To avoid settling on less than average last minute gifts, buy high quality gifts for better prices now. That happens when you shop our holiday selection because, for a limited time, you can get a 20% discount off any of our holiday items. There are literally hundreds of excellent gifts to choose from including the following five possibilities:

Enjoy 20% off items in our holiday gift collection!

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Asian Garden Statues for a Contemporary Backyard

Cascading Bamboo Sculptural FountainThe garden is meant to be decorated. While you don't have to string lights from the trees (although that can also look nice at the right time of year), the backyard is always going to look better with a bit of decor. Resin garden statues add character and can let you decorate the yard with everything from Greek garden statues to highly detailed animal garden statues and stunning stone garden angels. However, if you would rather stick to a more contemporary touch when it comes to garden decor, you may want to consider using certain Asian garden statues.

While a large Buddha sculpture can add a majestic, timeless touch to the garden, Basho the Sumo Wrestler provides a more modern look. As he squats in classic Sumo fashion Basho gets ready to wrestle any of your garden gnomes and gives the garden a unique east Asian touch. To add depth to your contemporary garden sculptures, pair Basho with a Far East Garden Fighters Sumo Gnome Statue. The Sumo Gnome is also dressed for a wrestling match but looks far too happy and cute to actually do any wrestling. On the other hand, the Far East Garden Fighter Ninja looks more than ready to defend your backyard from squirrels, rabbits, and other intruders. To round out your display of contemporary Asian garden sculptures, you can't go wrong with the beautiful and musical Cascading Bamboo Sculptural Fountain.

Find the best selection of contemporary and classic resin garden statues at Design Toscano.

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Dragon Garden Statues that Scale the Walls of Home and Garden

Dread, the Dangling Dragon Wall SculptureDragons have been immortalized in paintings, sculptures, and folk tales for thousands of years. Although we often associate dragons with European knights, stories of winged, scaled monsters date back much longer than Medieval times. Depictions of dragons have also been found on ancient Sumerian artifacts and even on much earlier rock art. Although the reason why tales of dragons are found in dozens of cultures continues to be a mystery, that doesn't stop fantasy writers from putting them into their own stories nor artists from crafting fantastic dragon statues. They also make a wonderful garden statuary statement, especially when depicted as realistic creatures that perch on top of a roof or crafty magical beasts that scale the garden walls.

Dread the Dangling Dragon Wall Sculpture is a lively winged dragon that is clearly happy to be climbing up the wall. His scaled appearance, toothy grin, and formidable claws make this a classic dragon sculpture suited for the walls, trees, or other perches of home and garden. Pair it with a realistic Stoker's Moors Dragon Skull Statue to add to the Draconian effect.

The Warsin Dragon Statue is another climbing dragon and one with a classic look that fits right in with a Gothic-themed backyard or a garden that hosts a fine display of Greek garden statuary and stone garden angels.

Find the best in dragons, gargoyle statues, and other unique, high quality resin garden statues at Design Toscano.

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Zairen the Zebra in honor of 'Paradise' Opening today!

St. Louis Draped Sculptural Wall Accent SetThis is the final day of our Fall Sale but as long as you order any on sale item by the end of today, you can still get 15% off already low prices on beautiful animal garden statues, elegant garden fairies, and classic Greek Garden Statues.

Find great savings on magnificent statues of African wildlife like Mombasa, the Garden Giraffe, an eight foot tall animal yard statue masterpiece destined to impress all of your guests. This and other large animal statues like Zairen the Zebra also make excellent decor for restaurants and hotels.

Other quality resin garden statues that get an extra 15% off include the Poseidon: God of the Sea Grand Scale Sculpture and the beautiful Windblown Sculpture. Both of these excellent garden statuary items will add a wonderful touch of class to any backyard display. They also make majestic additions to decor in hotel gardens and fine restaurants.

Take advantage of this final day of the Fall Sale and save on unique and stunning gift items from the Basil Street Gallery such as the Saint Louis Draped Sculptural Wall Accent Set and the Italian Garden Hand-Painted Oval Wall Masterpiece.

Get an extra 15% off all of our sale items today, October 18th as part of our Fall Sale!

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Where to Put Asian Garden Statues on Display

"Asian Dragon of the Great Wall" StatueThe Asian garden statue is meant to remind us of the many beautiful gardens that are found in eastern and southern Asia. In countries like China, Japan, and Thailand, certain types of decor have been an essential part of green space on large estates, public parks, and temple grounds for hundreds of years. Statues of Buddhas are used for religious reasons while sculptures of pagodas and other subjects are displayed for their symmetrical beauty. However, somewhat ironically, you don't have to have an Asian-themed garden to display Asian sculptures. Asian garden statues can look just as impressive as long as they are presented the right way.

For example, if stone garden angels and Greek garden statues are already situated in prominent places in the backyard, you don't want to put a large Buddha statue such as the Jolly Hotei Buddha right next to them. Instead, put the Buddha sculpture in another corner of the garden, perhaps under the tranquil shade of a large tree since such spots reflect the types of places where the Buddha is said to have meditated.

The Asian Dragon of the Great Wall is somewhat more versatile but still looks best when placed in or next to a flowerbed, or even better, when displayed right next a swimming pool or koi pond.

Find these Asian garden sculptures and dozens of other high quality resin garden statues for great prices at Design Toscano.

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12 Hours to Take 20% Off Resin Garden Statues and More from Design Toscano

Berkshire Hall Dual Maiden UrnWhile most of us are getting ready for the scariest day of the year, another fall holiday is just around the corner. Monday is Columbus Day and although there won't be as many parties and decorations as Halloween, several people will enjoy a day off from work or school. To mark this official holiday, we are hosting a pre-Columbus Day Sale for just 12 hours, today only! Order anything from our site on today, October 10th, and you can take 20% off! Take advantage of this quick 12 hour sale to buy and save on gifts for loved ones and yourself, garden statuary for the backyard, and fantastic last minute Halloween decor.

If you are looking for high quality gifts, browse the Basil Street Gallery to find absolutely exquisite objets d'art, stunning interior decor like the Berkshire Hall Dual Maiden Urn, beautiful Egyptian decorations, and much more. Basil Street is the perfect place to find the best in unique decor and other beautiful gift items but if you still need stunning Halloween decorations, browse our collection of gargoyle figurines, and terrify guests with the Zombie Gnombie statue!

All of our beautiful stone garden angels, Greek garden statues, and life-like animal garden sculptures are also on sale. Just make sure to order today to take advantage of our Pre-Columbus Day Sale because it only lasts for 12 short hours.

Order anything from our site by the end of today, October 10th, and enjoy a 20% discount!

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Meerkat Statue or a Tiger Sculpture?

The Meerkat Clan StatueThe backyard can have a pleasing display of garden fairy statues and Greek garden statues but won't be complete until it also boasts at least one animal yard statue. Animal garden statues can add a key, natural touch that helps to complete the look of a backyard. Although a sculpted fountain gives a crowning touch to backyard decor and no garden should be without one or two elegant garden benches, animal garden sculptures showcase the stunning and dramatic beauty of nature's palette. However, once you realize that the garden could use a statue of a wild animal, which type of animal do you get?

If you are looking for "cute", you can't go wrong with a Meerkat Sculpture. While many animals look cute in their own way, the Meerkat is unbelievably and undeniably adorable. In fact, this mischievous little creature looks so cute, it can be hard to believe that it actually exists. Its tiny black paws and little black mask make this furry creature look like it's always up to no good while its big pleasing eyes and tendency to stand on its hind legs melts the heart with ease.

Powerful Pounce: Sumatran Tiger StatueHowever, if you would rather opt for majesty and drama, forget about the Meerkat and get a stunning Tiger Sculpture! The Powerful Pounce Sumatran Tiger Statue blends fine details and beauty for a very realistic, powerful depiction of this big Asian cat. 

Find high quality, realistic statues of Tigers and Meerkats at Design Toscano today.

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Garden Décor with a European Flair

Staverden Castle Peacock on an Urn Garden StatuePeople have been decorating gardens throughout the world for thousands of years. Most of the decorating has involved simple, natural decor but some civilizations and cultures managed to turn the decorating of the garden into an art form. Although garden statues and careful pruning have beautified many a backyard, many of the most impressive gardens can be found in Europe. Sculptures for garden were limited to the clergy and nobility for much of post-Roman European history until the Italian Renaissance. As sculpting and other art forms flourished, merchants and well to do families placed fantastic statues in their gardens, including beautiful stone garden angels and works that paid homage to Greek garden statues. This garden decorating trend spread throughout much of Europe and may have reached its zenith during the Victorian era.

The United Kingdom took center stage as the most powerful nation during this time period and demonstrated wealth, knowledge, and prestige with estates and homes that had some of the most stunning gardens in history. Dozens of breathtaking statues decorated Victorian yards along with outdoor garden water fountains and the occasional bronze. Many of these sculptures can still be seen to this day, some on private estates and others on the grounds of museums and castles. Advances in the materials used to make resin garden statues have also made it possible to decorate your backyard with the same type of regal sculptures. Add the same sort of classic European flair to your place with statues like the Staverden Castle Peacock on an Urn, and Hebe, the Goddess of Youth Sculpture.

Find dozens of high quality garden statues for low prices at Design Toscano.

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Dozens of Resin Garden Statues on Sale

Poseidon: God of the Sea Grand-Scale SculptureWhen shopping for garden statuary, we all want to find the best sculptures for the lowest prices. That can be a tough, time consuming endeavor when you restrict the shopping to malls, plazas, and other brick and mortar stores. However, shop for garden statues online at Design Toscano and you are always going to find the very best in sculptures for the backyard and business at excellent prices. For example, all it takes is one quick look at our sale page for garden statuary to see that we don't just cut prices on a few old statues. The number of sculptures with discounted prices is well over a hundred and every single one is a work of art.

Although the items offered at a discount vary, recently, our monument sized large Buddha statue has been available for $50 off the regular price. This classic depiction of the Buddha is crafted from quality resins and given a faux stone finish to give it the same antique, authentic look as Buddha sculptures that have graced temple gardens in east Asia for hundreds of years.

You will also find sales on beautiful Greek Garden Statues such as Poseidon, God of the Sea, and a fantastic replica of the Nike of Samothrace along with discounted stone garden angels, and realistic animal garden sculptures.

Buy $75 of these and other beautiful decor by the end of today, September 29th, and pay nothing for regular shipping!

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Greenmen Decor for Halloween

Whispering Wilhelm Tree Ent SculptureGreenman statues can add an interesting touch to just about any type of backyard decorating theme. They can inject trees and garden walls with personality while acting as a nonchalant background decoration and work well with everything from classic Greek garden statues to realistic animal garden sculptures. However, if there's one holiday when this unique type of decor stands out, it has to be Halloween. Certain types of Greenmen sculptures can take center stage in Halloween displays on account of their eerie appearance. The Whispering Wilhelm Tree Ent Sculpture might look benign during the day but shows a completely different face on an October night. As the shadows lengthen, this garden statuary piece looks much more sinister and foreboding. Hang it on a tree in your yard and it will be just about guaranteed to give a sudden scare to Halloween party guests.

The same can be said of the even more frightening Spirit of Nottingham Woods Greenman Sculpture. Its piercing eyes and craggy features lend an uneasy, life-like look to any tree. Don't be surprised if you see party guests and trick-treaters alike giving this creepy decor a wide berth on All Hallow's Eve. Bring your trees to life with Wilhelm and the Spirit of Nottingham but don't forget to top off your greenman decorating by hanging the fantastic Poison Ivy Forest Witch on the front door of your place!

Find the best in unique Halloween decorations and enjoy 20% off decor at Design Toscano from now until September 20th.

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Garden Benches as Resin Garden Statues

Blair Castle Sculptural Gargoyle BenchWhen some people think of garden statuary, images of Greek garden statues or a beautiful stone garden angel may come to mind. While such sculptures certainly make stunning additions to the backyard, they aren't the only type of statuary that adds beauty to the garden. Some sculptures are functional in addition to acting as decor and one such very useful type of garden statuary is the stone garden bench. The stone bench has played a role as garden decor for more than 2,000 years and hasn't changed all that much since the times of the ancient Greeks except for being made of sturdy resin materials and cast stone instead of quarried materials.

Statues such as the Blair Castle Sculptural Gargoyle Bench are a wonderful addition to backyards that feature classic sculptures or follow a Medieval decorating theme. Use this unique bench as a place to put your books during warm weather and then bring it inside for use as a Medieval table during the winter. For an absolutely regal look, you can't go wrong with the stunning Giant Neoclassical Swan Garden Bench. Take a seat in this fantastic garden statuary item and you will feel as if you are living a Victorian dream. To round out your display of statuary, remember a loved one with one or more of our personalized memorial garden benches.

Find the best in unique garden statuary, functional sculptures for the backyard, and the best in decor at Design Toscano today.

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Dragon Garden Statues as Rain Spouts

Giant Cross-Toed Dragon Rain SpoutPart of the beauty of garden statuary stems from the ability to provide an actual function in addition to making your place look simply majestic. For example, the backyard is going to look stunning with a fine display of Greek Garden Statues but a couple of outdoor garden water fountains add a further, fantastic dimension to garden decor. The same can be said of creative weather vanes and rain spouts, especially when they come in the form of a dragon. The dragon rain spout continues the Medieval tradition of using gargoyles and dragon sculptures to channel rain off the roofs of cathedrals, castles, and other large buildings. While such functional sculptures during Medieval times were limited to the clergy and nobility, nowadays, such eye-catching Gothic rain spouts are available to anyone who wants to give their home a unique, Medieval touch.

The Giant Cross-Toed Dragon Rain Spout is modeled after dragon gargoyle spouts on Gothic cathedrals and thus shows a similar large, open muzzle, fierce expression, and craggy, crossed toes that grip its base. This stunning dragon statue can either be installed to funnel rain off of the roof or be used as a stand alone dragon statue that guards the entrance to your home. Complement it with such stunning sculptural dragon rain spouts as Ranier and Darian.

Find the best in functional and unique resin garden statues at Design Toscano today.

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