The Peaceful Presence of a Stone Garden Angel

The Angel's Message Garden StatueStatues of angels have been a popular subject for centuries. In European churches, they were meant to be a source of inspiration and a reminder of the glory that awaited the faithful. The artists who created lifelike sculptures of the Elohim used passages from the Bible and their own imagination to come up with the imagery that we associate with angels to this day. Beautiful, perfect, androgynous beings that are forever young while also being ancient, they exhibit huge eagle-like wings and have an appearance that can be lovely, beautiful, compassionate, and awe-inspiring all at the same time.

However, angels can also be sad and eternally peaceful and this is why we place them in cemeteries and around churches. The immensely peaceful nature of angels also makes them an ideal statue for any backyard. Although an abundance of greenery, flowerbeds, and Greek garden statues do their part in soothing the mind, the presence of angels helps create the peaceful type of atmosphere that wipes away the stress and brings you to a better place.

The Angels Message Garden Statue is such a sculpture and it accomplishes this by blending the innocent beauty of a child with the eternal peace of an angel.

Buy this lovely garden statuary, on sale greenmen, and any other sale items between July 18th and July 22nd and get an extra 10% off the sales price as part of our Mid-Summer Clearance Sale!

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Save on Sculptures for Outside at the Warehouse Sale Today!

Garden SculpturesJuly 14th has arrived and if you live anywhere near the Chicagoland area, it's time to get in the car or hop the train to the windy city for the best sale of the year on garden statuary. The doors open at 8 AM in the morning for the Design Toscano warehouse sale and don't close until 4 PM. They open back up on July 15th at 9 AM until the sale ends at 4 PM that same day. 

If you get there at eight in the morning, don't be surprised if you see a line of people waiting for the doors to open. They know that there is simply no other day of the year that offers so many opportunities to save on beautiful decor of the highest quality. These items are exclusive and those that are overstocked or bruised might even be offered for 90% off the regular price! Get there early to beat the crowds and save money on heirloom quality treasures. Even though sales of these fantastic items happen on a regular basis at the website, those discounts still can't compare with the warehouse sale so head on over to Elk Grove Village today or tomorrow if you want to find the biggest savings of the year on everything from Greek garden statues to objets d'art for the inside of the home.

The warehouse sale is located at 1400 Morse Avenue, Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007.
 

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In Support of Medieval Home Decor

The Lord Raffles Grand Hall Lion Leg Coffee TableThe word "Medieval" can invoke a wide range of images and responses. Some will think of romantic dinners where the flickering lights of candles play upon the folds of velvet robes and ignite the deep red hearts of wine-laden flasks. Others may think of foreboding castles decorated with sinister gargoyles on the outside and intricate tapestries on the inner walls. Some will be reminded of much scarier scenes that depict sharp-bladed weapons and widespread ignorance but many more people will probably think of modern Medieval-themed events and restaurants. Most, however, probably won't think so much about decor and that is indeed a shame given the fact that the majority of Medieval decor items are exquisite works of art.

Unlike much of the mass-produced furniture of modern times, chairs and tables that were fabricated for the Medieval nobility were built to impress and last for ages. Many such items have in fact lasted for centuries and can be admired in castles and a number of museums. While such antiques cost far too much to be used as actual, functional decor, replicas of Medieval works of art are downright breathtaking and include stunning items like the Antoinette Loveseat or the Lord Raffle's Grand Hall Lion Leg Coffee Table.

Find these, classic Greek garden statues, beautiful Gothic tables, and the best in Medieval decor at Design Toscano.

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How to Add a Touch of Class to Your Business with Garden Statuary

The Four Goddesses of the Seasons StatuesDecor isn't just limited to the home or garden. It's also used in every office and store and in those places, it's probably even more important to use the right type of decorations than in the home. Decorating essentially acts as a facet of marketing, and paintings, statues, and every other type of decor say something about the business. This is important to realize because even if you don't want to make a statement, no matter what sort of decorations are used in a hotel, dentist office, or even inside a supermarket, they are still going to make some sort of impression on customers. With that in mind, it's a good idea to take your time and pick out the right type of decor for your business.

For example, if you want customers to feel like nobility, you might want to flank the entranceway with two, regal lion sculptures. To make them feel as if they are walking into a classy, distinguished establishment, try sculptures like the Four Goddesses of the Seasons or the beautifully detailed Muse with Harp Sculpture. Using statues like these for decor adds a touch of class, and thus value, to your business.

Find fantastic Greek garden statues, resin garden statues, and other works of art at Design Toscano.

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Greek Garden Statues

Monteverde Angel Statue (1882)Classic garden statuary has been used as outdoor decor for more than two thousand years. While a backyard or an olive grove has a natural, green beauty all on its own, it's more of a raw, unfinished look. When precious stones like rubies and sapphires are found, they don't show the intense colors and drama of the finished gemstone. They are much more opaque and in need of polishing to show their true nature. The same can be said of gardens that lack sculptures and other decor.

As decor is placed into a garden, it starts to take on a certain degree of personality. Classic depictions of deities, angels, fairies, and other subjects have been placed into backyards and green spaces for this very purpose and the tradition is much more popular in modern times. In fact, it's quite likely that more people showcase beautiful classic statuary like the Monteverde Angel Statue or Poseidon, God of the Sea than in ancient times simply because a higher percentage of the population now has the means to afford such items. In the not too distant past, classic statuary only graced the gardens of the very rich. However, nowadays, almost everyone can afford a gorgeous, haunting stone garden angel and other heirloom-worthy items.

 

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Horse Statues Are Classic Animal Garden Sculptures

Majestic Mustang Horse SculptureThe animal yard statue has been around a lot longer than most people realize. Although the gardens of the ancient Greeks and Egyptians weren't exactly replete with detailed depictions of Meerkats, they did showcase sculptures of other animals. Sculptures of lions were found in many gardens but horses were probably the most popular animal to be immortalized in stone.

The horse is still admired for its combination of grace and speed but before the car was invented, this animal was vital for everything from farming to travel and war. Its noble bearing was captured by countless artists over the centuries and this tradition continues with sculptures such as the Majestic Mustang. The wild, unfettered nature of the mustang is captured in this dramatic statue as the horse rears up and batters the air with its forelegs.

Horses have been so revered that they have also been used to create mythical creatures. The Greeks combined the wings of an eagle and the beauty of a horse to come up with the Pegasus. This amazing mythical animal combines the best of both worlds to prance through the skies with amazing speed. A symbol of creativity, the Grand Pegasus Winged Horse will add a touch of magical beauty to every backyard.

Buy these animal garden statues and other beautiful garden statuary from Design Toscano today until July 5th and get 20% off the regular price!

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Last Day to Save get 20% off of Classic Garden Statuary

Venus of Arles Sculpture - GrandSculptures for outside come in many forms and sizes. There are realistic animal statues that can turn your garden into a scene from the deep forests of the Pacific northwest or the savannahs of wildest Africa. You can turn your garden into an exquisite Asian-themed abode or have garden fairies hiding in the flower beds while gargoyles guard the doorways to your house and glare down from the roof. However, as exciting as those backyard decorating themes are, they aren't classic.

That doesn't mean that there is anything wrong with them, it just means that they don't lend themselves to the same sort of atmosphere as Greek garden statues or other classic, fake stone sculptures. The classics refer to pieces created in the art tradition of ancient Greece and Rome. These are pieces like the Venus of Arles,statues of the Madonna, or a replica of "The Thinker" by Rodin.

Classic-themed sculptures are pieces that can easily stand out on their own and bring your mind to another time and place. Most were originally sculpted for this reason and the beautiful, detailed replicas of classic statues from Design Toscano continue to do just that in gardens across the nation.

Get 20% off everything in the Classic Garden Collection. Sale ends today, June 24th!

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Line the Entrance to Your Backyard with Classic Garden Statuary

Venus of Arles Sculpture - GrandIn ancient Greece, gardens of the well-to-do and the grounds of temples showcased beautiful sets of statues that depicted various figures from the Greek pantheon. Some were so realistic that they gave birth to legends of a snake-haired Gorgon who could turn people into stone. After the ancient Greek Empire declined, the Roman Empire arose and followed the Greek example of decorating villas and sacred sites with realistic sculptures carved from stone.

Walkways in some places were lined with incredible images of deities, images of beauty, leaders, and warriors. Several centuries later, wealthy Europeans revived the tradition of showcasing beautifully sculpted figures in large gardens and cemeteries. Statues of Jupiter and and Hemera, the Goddess of Daylight lined the entranceways to beautiful gardens in many parts of Europe and it continues to this day in quite a few backyards in Canada and the United States if America. Whereas only the most wealthy of families could afford classic sculptures for their gardens in Europe, the much lower prices of resin garden statues from Design Toscano make it very possible to flank the entrance of your backyard with beautiful, detailed replicas of classic sculptures.

Order outdoor garden sculptures from our Classic Garden Collection today and tomorrow and get 20% off the regular price.

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Order Garden Statuary from the Classic Garden Collection and get 20% off Until June 24th!

Hebe, the Goddess of Youth SculptureThe third week of June is almost over but the summer of 2012 has barely started. Hopefully, most people will have kicked off the warm weather back in May or early June with an evening garden party. For those who haven't had the chance to host a beautiful summer soiree yet, there's still plenty of time and if you need stunning, classic statues you are in luck because from today until Sunday, June 24th all of the items in the Classic Garden Collection at Design Toscano are 20% off.

Save on breathtaking replicas of Greek-themed sculptures such as Hebe, the Goddess of Youth, and the Farnese Hercules. Both are as classic as can be, our replica of the Farnese Hercules being a detailed depiction of the original piece sculpted more than 2,000 years ago.

Folks with Gothic-themed gardens will love our replica of the fifteenth century French Pleurant statue. The bowed head and generous folds of a cloak make this piece a beautiful blend of contrasting shadows, sadness, and emotion.

Our classic garden collection also includes more contemporary pieces like the beautiful Contemporary Venus Sculpture by Carlo Bronti.

Get 20% off these resin garden statues and every outdoor garden sculpture from the Classic Garden Collection from now until Friday, June 24th.

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A Garden Fairy Statue for the Middle of the Lawn

Every backyard needs garden statuary and each sculpture has its proper place. For example, greenmen look right at home on trees and garden walls, some detailed animal statues look better Rhiannon the Archer Garden Fairy Statuewhen they lurk in the grass beneath a shady oak, and gnomes compliment any flowerbed. The center of the yard also deserves a statue but only certain, special types of sculptures or decor merit being placed out front and center. Beautiful fountains and bronze sculptures come to mind and Greek-themed statues always command attention but some fairy statues also exude the type of drama and majesty that earns them a central spot in the yard.  

One such fairy statue is Rhiannon the Archer Garden Fairy Statue. As she gracefully releases an arrow into the sky, the focused determination on her face shows that Rhiannon is no flowerbed fairy. She's a powerful, beautiful warrior with details and demeanor that are simply breathtaking. Given the beauty and realism of this two-toned statue, it's hard to imagine showing her in any other place than the middle of the yard.

Find this exclusive, gorgeous garden sculpture and hundreds of detailed items for the garden at Design Toscano.

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Last Day to Save on Asian Garden Statues for Dad

The Tranquil Buddha Solid Bronze Garden StatueFather's Day is still a little more than a week away and that means that you still have plenty of time to find that perfect gift for dad. However, if you want to combine great savings with unique, exquisite gifts, you only have until the end of today, June 8th to buy them. Today, June 8th, marks the final day of the tiered discount Father's Day sale at Design Toscano. Buy more than $400 worth of unique Greek Garden Statues and other fantastic objets d'art from Design Toscano today and you get $100 off! Wait until tomorrow though and you won't get anything off the same purchase.

Better to look for Father Day gifts now than check tomorrow and realize too late that you could have saved money on the best gifts for dad. If he has an Asian-themed garden or wants to start one, he will love the timeless solid bronze Tranquil Buddha Statue. Order this beautiful, stunning work of art today to get $100 off the regular price.

If your dad has a sense of humor, Basho the Sumo Wrestler Sculpture or will put a smile on his face. Buy him the medium-sized Basho today and you will get $20 off the regular price.

Find the best gifts for dad at Design Toscano. Buy them today and enjoy savings with the Father's Day Sale tiered discount:

Save $10 on purchases of $75-$99.99

Save $20 on purchases of $100-$199.99

Save $50 on purchases of $200-$399.99

Save $100 on purchases of $400+

Don't wait until tomorrow because this sale ends today, June 8th!

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Last Day to get Free Shipping and Handling on Greek Garden Statues

Hebe, the Goddess of Youth SculpturePeople have been tending gardens for thousands of years. The people who lived in some of the earliest settlements on Earth probably cultivated tubers like manioc and yucca, fruits such as bananas and peaches, and various herbs. As time moved forward and people started living in stone houses and building cities, some of the more well to do families had the time and resources to invest in their gardens. They built courtyards in the open space behind their homes to house shrines, clay ovens, and beautiful fountains. Such places were also used for displaying artwork and the Greeks in particular were especially adept at beautifying their ancient backyards with incredibly detailed statues.

Most of the statues were religious in nature and depicted such members of the Greek pantheon as Diana the Hunter, Hebe the Goddess of Youth, or Hemera the Goddess of Daylight. In ancient Greece, many such sculptures were probably used in rituals and worshipped but also added unmistakable beauty to every garden. Just as such statues added mystique to ancient olive groves in Greece, modern-day versions of Greek statuary bring the magic of classical sculptures into gardens of the present.

Order $75 or more of beautiful Greek statues, greenmen, garden statuary, or anything else from Design Toscano today and have your order shipped for free! This sale ends today, June third.

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Every Summer Backyard Needs Gnome Garden Statuary

The Knothole Gnomes Garden Welcome Tree Sculpture: Door GnomeMemorial Day and the warm, wonderful days of Summer are just around the corner. No more snow, the grass is fresh, and the backyard is filled with greenery. Birds sing in the garden and even your favorite gargoyle figurines seem to be smiling. It's a fantastic time of the year to be outside and what better place to enjoy the outdoors than your own backyard. No matter what decorating theme you follow, there are some types of garden decor that are nothing less than essential. Garden fairies fall into that category but even their importance is eclipsed by that of the garden gnome.

Friendly, magical, and wholesome, gnomes welcome every guest to the garden with a bearded smile. Whether you place them near flowerbeds or just outside the back door, these classic garden sculptures are right at home in any backyard. Their pointed hats add splashes of happy color and the twinkle in their eyes adds cheer to every garden.

Snoozing Booker, the Garden Gnome Statue is the perfect gnome for people who enjoy a good read in the backyard. Gnomes are also just at home in the trees and you can show this with Knothole Gnomes Garden Sculptures.

Buy statues of gnomes, Greek Garden Statues, and anything else from Design Toscano from now until Tuesday, May 29th and get 20% off the regular price!

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The Realism of Lifecasted Garden Statuary

Lady of the Lake Direct Lifecasted Garden StatueThe sculptures of the ancient Greeks, Romans, and Renaissance artists are wonders to behold. Statues done during Greek times were so realistic that they spawned tales of a mythical creature that turned anyone who looked into her eyes into stone. The skills of artists from ancient Greece and Rome are still showcased more than two thousand years after they brought life to slabs of marble. The artists of the Renaissance equaled that realism with incredibly life-like pieces. Nevertheless, modern sculptures take realism a step further with techniques that capture every tiny curve and detail of a subject.

This technique is known as lifecasting and as one can imagine, it involves making casts of every part of the subject to create the most life-like sculpture possible. It's a painstaking, 12 step process but the end result is an exact, three-dimensional replica of the subject in question. The Lady of the Lake outdoor garden sculpture is one such work of art. The realism of this statue is truly breathtaking while the hair hiding her face as she crouches next to the water adds to her mystical appearance. Guests will be enchanted by this magical faux stone garden sculpture and you might begin to wonder if she is going to get up and walk into the water.

Find this and dozens of unique, realistic Greek garden statues to choose from at Design Toscano.

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The Classic Beauty of Greek Garden Statues

Hebe, the Goddess of Youth SculptureArtistic beauty comes in many forms and its recognition ultimately depends upon who is looking. Garden statuary that looks breathtaking and gorgeous to one might be viewed as being hideous by another. Nevertheless, some themes and objets d'art are regarded for their enduring beauty by people from every background. Pieces that look beautiful no matter what the era is or where they are placed are often referred to as being "classic". Paintings by Renaissance greats, beautiful music that withstands the test of time, and all works of art that continue to be recognized for their beauty as the centuries crawl by are truly classic in nature.

Among classic artwork, no theme might encapsulate classic appeal better than Greek-themed sculptures. The ancient Greeks were one of the first great civilizations in Europe and their influence can still be heard in many of the words that are used and seen in architecture that graces many buildings in North America. However, the artistic legacy of the Greeks is most readily experienced in the gardens of homes, hotels, and fine restaurants in the form of beautiful statues. Outdoor garden sculptures of Greek deities such as Hebe, the Goddess of Youth or Thalia, Muse of the Garden always add a serious touch of classic beauty wherever they are shown.

Find these and other beautiful, classic statuary at Design Toscano.

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Add Light to a Room with Art Deco

Lamps come in all shapes and forms and many act as intricate works of art. Even though they serve a The Desiree Art Deco Lighted Sculpturefunction, they never need to be boring. That would do your home a disservice, especially since there are so many beautiful and interesting means of adding light to a room. Instead of using a regular lamp for lighting, you could also provide a soft, warm touch with elegant art deco like the The Desiree Art Deco Lighted Sculpture.

Is it a lamp? Is it a sculpture? It's actually neither and both at the same time. The graceful curves of this art deco piece are beautiful to look at and add elegance to any room. The piece would be beautiful enough on its own but the frosted, lit globe helps it to take on a much more magical appearance. Colored in a trio of faux ivory, ebony, and gold leaf, this sculpture also has just the right amount of contrasting tints to give it an eternal, peaceful, museum-like appearance. While a tiger sculpture or Bigfoot statue adds excitement to a backyard, this beautiful little piece from the Basil Street catalog is functional elegance at its purest.

Find everything from art deco to Greek garden statues and Gothic tables at Design Toscano.

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Add Class to the Office with Elegant Framed Art

Hemera, the Goddess of Daylight StatueThe home is where the heart is but it's not the only place where you spend a significant amount of time. For many, the office becomes a home away from home because they spend eight or more hours there most days of the week. Whether you have your own office in a building or right in your own house, it's worth it to pay just as much attention to decorating it as your home. This doesn't mean that you have to change the decor in your office each year (although that will make the place feel that much more dynamic). It just means that it's a good idea to put some thought and effort into decorating your personal work space.

While you can put in Greek garden statues or even a stone garden angel, since those types of decor are usually better off in the backyard, you might want to put up a few paintings. You can't go wring with wall art for the office and Design Toscano has hundreds of items to choose from that compliment a wide variety of themes. Beautiful replicas of classic paintings will provide your office with an elegant look that will be appreciated by you and any visitor.

Buy framed art from February 22nd to February 27th and get 25% off the regular price!
 

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Statues Make a Statement Without Saying a Word

Many people go to great lengths when designing rooms in their home to show off their Zephyrus and Flora Natural Bonded Marble Sculpturepersonality.  When it comes to making a statement in your home, you would be surprised how a simple statue cleverly placed can accomplish this task without going into budget overload.  If you are looking for the right statue for the right space, browse our Basil Street Gallery to find the perfect statue that you will feel is made just for your home.

There is no better way to bring a touch of elegance into your home than through memoirs of the Paris Opera House.  Browsing our huge selection of marble busts for sale will give you some ideas if you are looking for ways to show off your Renaissance flair.  This exquisite Mademoiselle de la Danse Sculpture is just one item that will do just that.  Sculpted to reminisce the Paris Opera House, this enchanting piece will certainly make a bold statement in any room she dwells.

Greek garden statues are another way to embody your inner god or goddess.  Whether they are placed indoors or out, those you choose to entertain will certainly be enlightened to a different side of you.  This Zephyrus and Flora Natural Bonded Marble Sculpture is a gorgeous rendition of the celebration of spring that you can enjoy in your home all year long.

Hurry and snap these pieces up now while our 20% off our entire New Basil Collection sale is still on! Ends tonight January 25th at midnight!


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Nothing Says Romance More Than Cupid!

When it comes to Valentine’s Day, there is no symbol more romantic than the symbol of Cupid.  So if you are looking for a way to send a Valentine with a symbolic message that goes beyond the standard Hallmark token, look through the Cupid collection at Design Toscano to get your imagination started.  We have a stunning collection of Cupid accessories that can send a very elegant Valentine’s statement.  Here are some ideas!

Cupid and Psyche: Little Lovers Bonded Marble Resin StatueAn outdoor garden sculpture is one way to send a bold statement on the most romantic day of the year.  Our Cupid & Psyche Grande Sculpture will certainly not leave your Valentine guessing on just how much they mean to you!

Greek garden statues as well are an exquisite way to make the same statement.  Whether you go big or small with your Greek selection, Cupid says it all without saying a word in our Cupid and Psyche Little Lovers Bonded Marble Resin Statue There is nothing more romantic than watching the greek goddess Psyche alight on her fairy wings whilst her angel Cupid hovers by her side.

Another way to make the same statement with Cupid for Valentine’s Day is by purchasing one of our marble busts for sale.  The infamous duo of Cupid and Psyche is beautifully handcrafted in this Cupid and Psyche Bonded Marble Bust

No matter how you choose to shoot Cupid’s arrow this Valentine’s, do so today with our Valentine’s Sale!  Today is our LAST DAY to take advantage of 20% off our entire Valentine’s Collection!  Hurry! Sale ends today at midnight January 21st! 

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Change the Look of Your Garden With Outdoor Wall Decor

Where many people like to place statues or accessories throughout their outdoor space, this is Greek God of the Sea: Poseidon Wall Sculpturenot the only way to create a theme in your garden, as not everybody has the space to do just that.  What you may want to consider this year is adding some decorations to your walls outside, as this is just an effective way to make a unique statement with just one or two pieces. 

Garden statues gnomes are a very popular addition to any outdoor space.  If you don’t have the room for it, you don’t even need a wall for this adorable Knothole Gnomes Garden Welcome Tree Sculpture.  He is perfectly sized for any tree you have outside.

Greenmen are also popular items in an outdoor living area.  They embody a mystique that is both elegant and intriguing.  Wall art is a great way to add these mythical creatures to your garden.  This Bacchus, God of Wine: Greenman Wall Sculpture comes in a variety of sizes to accommodate both your wall space and your budget as well.

And if you were thinking of creating a Greek theme in your garden this year, there are an abundance of wall art ways to add Greek garden statues to your theme as well.  This Greek God of the Sea will easily fit on any wall or tree space you have available.

When it comes to garden decor, there are a number of ways to create a theme in a limited space. Wall art is a beautiful and very simple way to do so.


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