Last Day to Get 20% Off New Garden Statuary and Other New Arrivals at Design Toscano

Giant Loggerhead Sea Turtle StatueHere at Design Toscano, it's always exciting to see our new decor and objets d'art arrive at the warehouse. Many of these items are replicas of beautiful antiques and works of art that have graced European cathedrals, Victorian gardens and private villas, and show their history with elegant, stunning details. Such new, high quality decorations aren't usually the items that one expects to find on sale but when you order any of our new arrivals by the end of today, May 15th, you can indeed get a 20% discount on that purchase! To showcase the beauty and creativity of our new arrivals, we have held a sale on them for the past couple of days.

Today, May 15th, however, is definitely the final day of this sale so don't wait to save on realistic animal garden sculptures like the Giant Loggerhead Sea Turtle Statue. This detailed animal decor looks so incredibly real that guests might wonder if you have an actual sea turtle on display in your yard. Put it by the pool or near a garden pond for full effect.

You will also save on high quality Greek garden statues like Susanna and The Elders. This exquisite garden statue expresses the same emotions and dramatic beauty as the Baroque French original.

Save 20% on these and other new arrivals when ordering today, May 15th.

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One More Day to Save on Sculptures for Outside!

Spitting Asian Dragon Bronze Garden StatueMother's Day is such an important holiday that we decided to extend our Mother's Day Weekend Sale for one more day. This means that you can still get 20% off any of our items as long as you buy them by the end of today, April 30th! It's a chance to pay less for unique and impressive sculptures like our Bigfoot Statue. This signature, modern classic comes in three different sizes to make it work in any type of garden and also acts an an excellent conversation piece in restaurants and hotels.

Order by the end of today and you can also get a 20% discount on beautiful, timeless bronze statues such as the Spitting Asian Dragon. Made in the traditional lost-wax tradition, this bronze sculpture is an authentic replica of exquisite bronze serpentine dragons that grace Chinese gardens and monasteries. If you would rather decorate the yard with a Medieval dragon, put the Dragon of Falkenberg on display or surprise guests by decorating the flowerbed with a realistic skull of a dragon!

Of course, outdoor sculptures aren't just limited to mythological creatures. We also have dozens of awe-inspiring, classic angel statues like the Angel of Patience sculpture, beautiful animal garden statues, and a host of Greek garden statues.

Buy these beautiful garden statues and hundreds of other unique, high quality decor at Design Toscano by the end of today, April 30th and get a 20% discount as part of our Mother's Day Weekend Sale!

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Last Day to Get 20% off New Garden Statuary and Other Decor

Water LiliesAt Design Toscano, we are always on the lookout for exciting new items to offer to our customers. Quite often, ideas for new items happen during travels in Europe.  We might come across a stunning stone garden angel in Tuscany or enchanting greenmen sculptures at old pubs in the English countryside. If those items capture our attention, we make detailed replicas of such treasures to share them with our customers. Artists also present their ideas to us and we are always on the lookout for unique, high quality decor. This helps us update our catalog with fantastic, new decor on a regular basis and when you order any new item by the end of today, April 24th, you can get a 20% discount!

Yes, today is the final date of our three-day sale on new items. Browse through our new collection and find beautiful replicas of impressionist works of art such as several of Monet's "Water LiIies" paintings. Our stretched canvas replicas are presented in beautiful designer resin frames and match the actual painting with carefully chosen colors and brush strokes.

In addition to beautiful wall decor, new items include a variety of stunning animal garden statues, classic busts, a classical Greek Fluted Plinth, and much more.

Today, April 24th is the last day to enjoy a 20% discount on any of our new items as part of our three-day sale.

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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.

Find the best in quality garden decor at Design Toscano today.

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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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3 Tips on Using Garden Statuary to Turn Your Backyard into a Victorian Garden

Hebe, the Goddess of Youth SculptureMarble sculptures may have been a feature of Roman villas but the height of decorating the garden with statues was reached during the Victorian era. As the United Kingdom became the wealthiest country on Earth, well to do British families filled extensive gardens with exquisite sculptures. Stone garden angels, impressive statues of lions, and hundreds of other beautiful sculptures were displayed on the grounds of manicured estates. While filling the garden with statues during Victorian days was limited to the wealthy, at present times, garden sculptures are so affordable that just about anyone can turn their backyard into an elegant Victorian garden. Follow these three tips for a backyard that rivals the  majesty of any Victorian era garden:

  • Put several classic garden statues on display: Classic sculptures of deities and creatures from Greek myths were a common feature of Victorian gardens. Display beautiful statues such as Hebe, the Goddess of Youth and an authentic replica of the Venus de Milo to give your garden an elegant touch.
  • Include a stone garden angel or two: Get an angel statue like the Glory del Cielo sculpture to add classic, angelic beauty to the backyard.
  • Buy one or more stone lion sculptures: Lions were displayed in Victorian gardens because they are a sign of nobility, power, and majesty. Give your backyard a noble look with the Lion Of Florence Sentinel Statue.

It becomes that much easier to turn your backyard into a Victorian garden for the next seven days because you get 20% off the regular price of all resin garden statues from today until April 11th as part of our Pre-Season Garden Statues Sale!

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What is Outdoor Garden Statuary Made Of?

Catch of the Day Grand Bear SculptureThe garden is meant to be decorated with statuary. Whether the backyard is used to grow vegetables, for dinner parties, or for playing badminton, it's also the perfect place for displaying a stone garden angel or a collection of classic Greek garden statues. Sculptures give your place a regal touch, allow you to express feelings about your faith, and can be used to add both drama and peace to the backyard. The fact that statues aren't carved from slabs of marble also make them much more affordable than the sculptures that graced Roman villas and Victorian era gardens. Although you could certainly find sculptors who are willing to create a marble statue for thousands of dollars,nowadays, it's far easier to buy garden statues that are made from quality resin.

Resins are used as the medium of choice for high quality statues because this material is much more affordable and weighs much less than granite or marble. The fact that it's also much more pliable than natural stone means that it can be used to create incredibly realistic animal garden sculptures such as the Catch of the Day Grand Bear Sculpture, or Zarien the Zebra. Although resins can be used to make beautifully delicate garden fairies, they are also engineered to last for decades (and should last for centuries with proper care).

Find hundreds of fantastic, high quality resin statues for the garden at Design Toscano today.

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Marble Busts for Sale at Design Toscano

Minerva, Roman Goddess of Wisdom: Bonded Marble Resin Sculptural BustThe bust is a distinctive type of sculpture that makes an impressive, classic addition to any room. In addition to be being a thought-provoking sculpture, one of the other benefits of the bust is that it's small size makes it easy to display. Add elegance to the office and hope for inspiration with a classic bust of Minerva, the Goddess of Wisdom. This bonded marble resin bust is a high quality replica of an eighteenth century sculpture by Antonio Canova and could also be used to add a bit of classic elegance to the living room.

Many a bust also looks fantastic in the garden. The Apollo Belvedere Bust with Roman Column Plinth is a beautiful, striking sculpture similar to statues of Apollo that were shown in Roman and British gardens. Indeed, this item is a close replica of a nineteenth century British work of art and is given a faux stone finish to make both bust and column look even more like the original sculptures.

Beauty isn't limited to classical busts. Put the Nubian Kandake Sculptural bust on display to showcase a striking, beautiful bust of a Nubian queen and buy a bust of The Golden Shroud of Tutankhamen for your Egyptian-themed room. 

Save 20% on these quality items, classic Greek garden statues, and everything from the Design Toscano site when ordering today until March 31st.

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Last Day to Get 20% Off New Bonded Marble Resin Statues

Hebe, the Goddess of Youth Bonded Marble Resin StatueToday, March 22nd is the final day of our quick, three day sale on new items. Order any new garden statuary, unique indoor decor, or other new items on our site by the end of today and enjoy a 20% discount. That includes two, new, beautiful, bonded marble sculptures that will please anyone who appreciates exquisite interior decor. The statue of Hebe, the Goddess of Youth, is slightly under a foot in height and captures the classic beauty of Greek garden statues with a lifelike appearance and graceful, flowing robes. This lovely statue depicts Hebe, the daughter of Zeus and Hera, in her role as the official cupbearer for the Greek Olympian Gods. Put this beautiful little statue on display in your office or living room to enchant clients and guests.

The Angel of Spring is another lovely sculpture that combines the eternal beauty of a winged angel with the appeal of spring flowers. As she sits on the throne of nature, the angel in this regal bonded marble resin sculpture relaxes with closed eyes and a peaceful expression on her face.

Both of these statues have a flowing, lustrous appearance that comes from a process that uses resin bonded with marble dust.

Buy these beautiful new statues and any other new items by the end of today, March 22nd, and enjoy 20% off the regular price.

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Bronze Garden Sculptures for a Classic, Victorian Garden

The Birth of Venus Bronze Garden StatuePeople have been decorating their gardens with statues for thousands of years. Sculptures of deities were a key feature of Greek and Roman gardens but they also used a variety of secular statuary. After the fall of the Roman Empire, garden sculptures in most parts of Europe were limited to the grounds of churches and other sacred sites until the Renaissance. As an increasing number of wealthy benefactors supported the arts, some of the most stunning sculptures and garden statuary of all time were created. Although subsequent centuries saw garden statues becoming a common feature in many a backyard, the Victorian era seemed to take garden statue decor to new heights.

Victorian estates in England and her colonies showcased dozens and even hundreds of stone garden angels, beautiful marble statues, urns, fountains, and many other sculptures. Some of the most prized items put on display were exquisite bronze fountains and bronze statuary. Bronze pieces continue to have a timeless quality that makes them fine heirloom items and centerpiece sculptures to this day. The bronze Windblown sculpture expresses creativity and high quality art by showing a maiden catching her flowing dress as it blows in the breeze.  The Birth of Venus Bronze Sculpture is another heirloom piece that replicates Boticelli's famous painting in immortal bronze form.

Heighten the classic appeal of your garden with high quality bronze sculptures from Design Toscano.

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Marble Busts for Sale

William Shakespeare Sculptural BustThe bust is a form of decor that dates back thousands of years. Long before the ancient Romans and Greeks were putting the busts of deities and politicians on display, the ancient Egyptians were doing the same thing with figures carved in basalt and sandstone. The power of the bust is that it focuses in on the face of a person to show beauty and admirable, noble qualities. We carry marble busts for every decorating theme.

The lovely Veiled Maiden Sculptural Bust is a replica of a stunning nineteenth century work of art done by Raphael Monti. The elegance and impressive artistic nature of the original are faithfully represented in this detailed replica. This is a beautiful, thought provoking indoor statue that will become a conversation piece and be admired by all of your guests.

Actors and fans of the theater will love a desktop bust of the most famous bard in history. The William Shakespeare Sculptural Bust is a quality replica of an original, nineteenth century work of art by Emile Guillemin. You can also pay homage to Shakespeare with a larger bust of his likeness that also works well as garden statuary.

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Give Your Pool a Roman Spa Look with This Garden Statuary

Hadrian's Villa Roman Spa Furniture Collection: Chaise LongueThe people of ancient Rome were experts at building and enjoying saunas, public baths, and spas. Although the spas of that ancient era were vastly different from those of today, like their modern counterparts, they acted as a place to relax and unwind. Senators and citizens reclined on carved marble benches under the gaze of classic Roman statuary and entered the warm waters of heated pools to relax and rejuvenate after a long day. During the summer months of modern times, millions of Americans and Canadians enjoy their pools for similar reasons and more than a few also do so under the gaze of similar, Greek garden statues.

Although most people in modern times use poolside furniture that is a far cry from the stone seats used by the Romans, you can add to the Roman look of of your pool with items from the Hadrian's Villa Roman Spa Furniture Collection. Get the Master's Chair for a poolside seat fit for an emperor, or relax in the striking Chaise Lounge while placing an ice cold drink on a Cocktail Table inspired by columns in Hadrian's Villa.

Order any of these unique, functional sculptures and the best in animal garden statues from Design Toscano between now and February 14th and get 20% off the regular price.

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Delightful Asian Garden Sculptures

The Laughing Maitreya Buddha StatueAsian garden statues are a welcome addition to most backyards. Whether the yard already has garden fairies or classic Greek statuary on display, Asian decor can provide a peaceful, enchanting touch that reminds us of the need for tranquility in our lives. While quiet and peaceful depictions of a meditating Buddha are a common and fitting aspect of Asian gardens, Asian-themed decor also includes dramatic pieces like ornate and beautifully detailed bronze dragons. Some Buddha statues are also meant to inspire laughter and add a light-hearted touch to the garden.

One such easy-going Buddha sculpture is The Laughing Maitreya Buddha Statue. This jolly Buddha is all smiles as he contently sits and waits to hand out candy to lucky children. Rub his belly for good fortune and let his laughing face wash away your worries.

Another delightful, laughing statue comes in the form of a sculpture of Shou Xin Gong, the Chinese God of Longevity. Wise Shou Xin Gong expresses his happiness with an open smile as he offers the peach of immortality, a fruit said to bloom once every 3,000 years. This is the fruit that made the mischievous Monkey King immortal after he stole one and took a few bites. Shou Xin Gou holds the staff of longevity in his other hand and is said to grant a long life to those who put statues of him on display.

Get 20% off these and other lovely Asian decor items when buying them today and tomorrow, February 5th.

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Ring in the New Year with New Garden Statuary

Muiredach High Celtic Cross Grand Scale StatueHappy New Year from all of us at Design Toscano! The start of a new year is a useful incentive to get a fresh start on new exercise regimens, healthier diets, and other positive projects such as giving the backyard a fresh look with beautiful outdoor decor. Whether you have a backyard that hosts a stunning set of Greek garden statues or nary a sculpture, it could probably use a change of scenery. Fortunately, our newest set of sculptures provides plenty of exciting opportunities to add elegant and exciting beauty to your yard in 2013.

Make a statement with the Grand Scale Muiredach High Celtic Cross. Standing over seven feet in height and decorated with ornamental carvings, this replica of a tenth century Irish work of art will be a dominant feature in the backyard of any home or church.

If your garden could go for a touch of joy, garden statues of children will do the trick. The Little Girl and Boy Dancing Statue captures the innocent, unadulterated joy of two children lost in play and is just about guaranteed to provoke nostalgic reminders of younger days. The same can be said about the tender Love's First Kiss statue.

Animal garden statues can also do wonders for any backyard. Get the realistic White Swan Statue to give the garden a touch of enchanted elegance.

Find these items and hundreds of other beautiful statues for the interior and exterior of your home and business at Design Toscano.

Enjoy our End of the Year Sale and get 20% off until tomorrow, January 2nd!

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Contemporary Resin Garden Statues

Maiden of Peace Sitting Woman SculptureStone garden angels and Greek garden statues add a classic touch to any backyard but they don't have a monopoly on the much desired combination of quality and beauty. Many sculptures with a more modern look are just what a garden needs.

The Maiden of Peace Sitting Woman Sculpture is an expression of freedom, joy, and carefree beauty. With one arm reaching to the sky as she releases a dove and the other outstretched behind her, she makes an unfettered, fearless pose. Put this beautiful, inspirational sculpture in the garden, on a window ledge, or in the office to be reminded of happy, peaceful thoughts during stressful times.

One contemporary piece of decor that looks right at home next to the pool or near one of your outdoor garden water fountains is our modern water nymph statue. This flowing sculpture takes a page from ancient Greece and adapts it to modern times. This lovely faux bronze statue has a graceful liquid appearance that blends the female figure with water and myth.

For a beautiful, unique welcome sign, use the Garden Iris Cast Stone Obelisk. This solid, cast stone sculpture gives a peaceful welcome in the form of a scene showing a dragonfly hovering over an Iris patch.

Bring modern artistic beauty to the garden with these and other sculptures from Design Toscano.

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Garden Statuary for the Musician

If you still aren't sure what to get certain friends and family members this holiday season, Greek garden statues and other outdoor sculptures are a great gift idea. Even if the lucky person in question doesn't have Music from Heaven Angel Statuea garden, if you give them quality statuary that also matches their personality or passion, they will love it.

For example, musicians in the family who like classical sculptures will appreciate the breathtaking Muse with Harp sculpture. Crafted by artist Carlo Bronti, the details and curves of this sculpture lend to a lifelike, stunning appearance. From the waves of her hair to her flowing gown, she expresses the beauty of bringing music to life and it almost seems as if you can hear the notes issuing forth from her classical Greek harp.

Another classic sculpture for the musician is our popular Music from Heaven Angel Statue. Any musician will relate to the content, satisfied look on the face of this angel as she makes music with her ornately carved harp. If you think you hear notes coming from the harp, it won't be your imagination either because the strings are wind chimes that make music inspired by the wind!

Find quality sculptures for outside, garden fairies, and other unique gift ideas at Design Toscano today!

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Add Personality to the Outside of the Home with Dragon Garden Statues

A house or apartment takes on a certain degree of personality as soon as it is finished but its character isn't Warsin Dragon Statuetruly expressed until it has been lived in. Eventually, most people put up varying types and amounts of decor. Although every decoration says something about the owners, some items show a bit more personality than others. A welcome sign with frogs or flowers is a quaint, friendly means of saying an automatic "hello" to whomever arrives at the door and Greek garden statues in the backyard demonstrate an appreciation for classical art but few decorations add more personality to a place than dragon sculptures.

Unlike most other garden statuary, dragons can be mystical, frightening, impressive, dangerous, admirable, and noble all at the same time. They appeal to our sense of fantasy and help turn any home into a much more magical place.

Hang the Warsin Dragon Sculpture on one of the garden walls or next to a door to make a statement and put dragon downspout sculptures on the gutters.

You don't have to stick with your old welcome signs either. Get the Bless this Home Dragon Wall Sculpture to show guests that they aren't about to enter into any old home.

Save on the best in dragon sculptures and hundreds of unique fantasy statuary at Design Toscano.

Place your order for these items and anything else on our site by the end of tomorrow, December 7th, and receive free standard shipping!

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Last Day for Free Shipping on Garden Statuary

The holidays can be such a fun time of the year but these festive days also end up being some of the most Fiona, the Flower Fairy Sculptureexpensive. 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!

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Free Standard Shipping on Everything from a Bigfoot Statue to the Smallest Garden Fairy

Bigfoot, the Garden Yeti StatueShopping online can make it easy to find garden statuary and other objets d'art for great low prices. Although you have to pay for shipping and can't get your purchase two seconds after buying it, the time saved and convenience of shopping from the comfort of the home or office makes up for those small disadvantages. Even when large purchases result in sizeable shipping costs, they are still outweighed by the advantages of online shopping. Nevertheless, it's always better to pay less so it's worth it to take advantage of times when discounts are offered on shipping, especially for large items like beautiful Greek garden statues

At Design Toscano, one of those rare times happens to be in effect from today until Thursday, November 15th. All you need to do to get free standard shipping from now until November 15th is order anything from our site. Order something small and exquisite like a Versailles telephone from our Basil Street Gallery or large statuary like Bigfoot the Garden Yeti and it gets shipped for free* right to your front door. It doesn't matter what you order, nor how big or small your purchase may be. Just buy between now and Thursday, November 15th and standard shipping is free!

*Does not include oversized or freight surcharges. Get free standard shipping from now until Thursday, November 15th, 2012 when ordering anything from Design Toscano!

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The Importance of Plinths for Garden Statuary

Estate Classic Statuary Plinth BaseSome statues are big enough to stand on their own but most look better with a bit of extra height. The ancient Greeks and Romans realized this and used plinths and columns for most of their sculptures. Statues of Zeus and sculptures of Jupiter were given their proper due as major deities when they were placed on a pedestal. It demonstrated their importance and made them more visible than subjects of lesser importance. A decorative base also added to the artistic quality of sculptures and could transform a small statue into a majestic work of art.

There's no reason why modern statuary shouldn't likewise be displayed on columns and plinths with a classic appearance. They give them the same noble gestalt as statuary that graced the gardens of ancient Rome and Athens and add a touch of elegant class to any backyard.

The Estate Classic Statuary Plinth Base looks nice enough to act as a sculptural work of art all on its own but it's really meant to provide quality sculptures with the type of display that they deserve. The Grande Laurel Sculptural Plinth Base is another regal choice for your favorite outdoor garden sculpture while a straightforward Roman Doric column can be used for small statues, flower vases, or a table for a cold drink.

Find a wide variety of columns for all of your garden statue needs at Design Toscano. Get 20% off plinths, garden fairies, and all garden statue items until Sunday, November 11th!

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