How to Showcase Flowers and Foliage in Sculptures for Outside

French Greenmen Wall Sculptures Le Printemps and L'EtoileGardening is a wonderful hobby. For those who haven't spent any time weeding or watering plants in the backyard, you are missing out on a very relaxing, satisfying, and positive practice. Since people have been tending gardens for thousands of years, it might also be one of the oldest hobbies on the planet. Although it helps to have a "green thumb", the availability of seeds, mulch, and information about gardening make it easy enough for just about anyone to grow beautiful red tomatoes, healthy cucumbers, and rows of bright-colored flowers. You of course, have to put time and effort into gardening to make it work, but it's the perfect excuse to enjoy the green space in your backyard.

You can also get as creative as you want with gardening, including combining it with resin garden statues. No flower garden looks complete without a quality set of garden gnomes and a garden fairy or two. They help to highlight the natural beauty of a flowerbed by merit of their small size, colors, and exquisite features.

Some garden statuary also lends itself to foliage by providing a place where plants can grow or at least be put  on display. One of the best garden statues for this purpose is the French Greenmen Sculptures Le Printemps and Le Etoile. Crown these elegant wall sculptures with bunches of beautiful flowers for a charming combination of natural and sculpted decor.

Enjoy a 20% discount on these greenman statues and all other sale items when purchasing them by midnight tonight, as part of our Virtual Warehouse Sale.

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Decorate the House with a Weathervane for Summer

Galloping Horse Full-Size Copper WeathervaneMay is here and now that the warm weather is also here to stay, it's time to decorate the backyard with your favorite resin garden statues. While taking those beautiful stone garden angels and other statues out of storage, think about how you would like to decorate the walls or even the roof of your home. The warm, pleasant weather makes it possible to put fantastic greenmen sculptures on display and put decor up on the roof. Although very few items are fitting as roof decor, there is one that makes a distinctive, elegant touch to any home or business. This functional, well known item is the weathervane and it adds a big dose of personality to any structure.

The Windblown Wicked Witch Metal Weathervane can be placed up on the roof or set up in the garden. Either way, this distinctive rust-resistant aluminum sculpture seems to race with the wind as breezes blow through your neighborhood. Crown your home with this fun weathervane to give your place a classic, mystical touch.

If topping the house with a witch on a broom doesn't seem to work, try a beautiful Galloping Horse Full-Size Weathervane or a Full-Size Soaring Eagle Weathervane. Both of these functional decor items are beautiful, copper weathervanes that add a dramatic touch to any home or business.

Find high quality weathervanes and the best in unique decor at Design Toscano.

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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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Functional Greenmen Sculptures

Odin Treestump sculptureGreenmen statues are an interesting and unique addition to the backyard. Since they act as wall decor or as sculptures that work with their natural surroundings, they can be used with most decorating themes. However, although greenmen are often referred to as being magical, enchanting, or inspirational, they aren't usually viewed as being functional sculptures because most don't seem to be capable of doing much more than decorating a wall or tree. Nevertheless, there is more than one type of functional greenman sculpture, one of the most striking being the Odin Treestump sculpture. This wonderful, creative greenman pays homage to the Ents of Tolkien fame and other tales that speak of walking, talking tree giants in the form of a resin garden statue that looks like an old treestump with a wizened face.

Odin can be placed in the backyard to act as a statue that combines everyday nature with magical mystical creatures, or this sculpture can be used as a creative table for holding a cold drink on a hot, summer day. Expect this functional greenman to also be a hit at summer garden parties.

Another way of combining the creativity of the greenman statue with function is by putting the Greenman Sculptural Garden Wall Font on display. This authentic foundry iron casting is a striking, classic means of holding your favorite flower cuttings.

Find these unique sculptures and hundreds of other high quality garden statuary items at Design Toscano.

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How to Put Unique Hunting Trophies on Display without Going Hunting

African Antelope Wall Mounted Trophy StatueSome people like animal trophies and some people don't but you don't necessarily need to go hunting to put them on display in the home or office. The following steps are the easiest way to get unique, eye-catching animal trophies without actually going hunting:

  • Browse the wall decor category on the Design Toscano site: While looking through hundreds of beautiful interior decor such as replicas of classic paintings, stunning sculpted  mirrors, and other eye-catching items, keep an eye out for wall decor like the African Antelope Wall Mounted Trophy Sculpture. This impressive faux ebony sculpture captures the essence of these African grazers in elegant form.
  • Buy an Alaskan Moose Trophy Wall Sculpture: Put this realistic replica of a big northern Moose head up on the wall and get ready to tell a hunting story to clients and guests. This fun, two foot wide wall decor is sculpted and painted with fine details to look just like the real thing.
  • Order the Horned Dragon Wall Sculpture: Your guests will have even more questions when they see this trophy of a dragon skull displayed on the wall! This wall decor captures the fierce nature of the legendary beast with sharp details and a fossilized bone look.

These are just a few of the animal wall trophies to be found on our site. Find the most realistic of animal wall decor, animal garden statues, and greenmen at Design Toscano.

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Two Days to Save on Greenmen and all Design Toscano Wall Decor

Presence of Carnevale: Greenman Wall SculptureWall decor is an excellent means of decorating with unique sculptures that add a classic, elegant touch to the home and office. Another great reason for buying wall decor is because it's on sale today and tomorrow. Buy any of our beautiful wall decor on February 20th and February 21st and you get 20% off the regular price! This includes exquisite, eye-catching decor like the Presence of Carnevale Wall Sculpture.  The details and lifelike glint in the eyes of this unique Venetian greenman sculpture will provide an enchanting touch to any home.

Mirrors are also on sale for just today and tomorrow and that includes stunning, decorative items such as the Chateau St. Roche Sculptural Wall Mirror. This ornate work of art is absolutely majestic and its classic royal emblems and faux gems will make you feel like a king or queen every time you look into the glass.

These two days are also the perfect time to add niche wall decor to your home. The fantastic three foot tall Winthrop Court Wall Niche is a direct replica of an antique English piece and displays the same Rococo style with classic columns and an Acanthus leaf finial. The designer resin used to make this statue is of such a high quality that you may find it hard to believe that this elegant wall decor is not carved from rich, dark Walnut.

Order these items and other excellent wall decor from Design Toscano by tomorrow, February 21st, and get 20% off the regular price!

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Give the Home an Enchanting Touch with Greenmen Decor

Different types of decor lend different feelings and character to a home. When a house is decorated with Egyptian art, it demonstrates classic, royal elegance. Use medieval home decor and the interior of your Sutherland House Greenman Authentic Foundry Iron Door Knockerplace begins to take on the appearance and storied sentiments of a noble's castle. Animal garden statues add a bit of natural beauty to a backyard while other types of decor can turn your home into a place of magic and enchantment. One such type of decor is the greenman.

In blending a human-like face with wood, stone, or other elements, Greenman decorations look nothing short of magical. It seems as if they might talk at any moment and challenge the observer to touch them to see if they will respond (or maybe even bite!).

Greet guests at the front door with the Sutherland House Door Knocker. Cast from foundry iron, this classic, authentic door knocker is a replica of an original, bearded greenman, nineteenth century English antique.

Inside the home, put your own magic mirror on display with the Forest Spirits Wall Mirror. This greenman decor will remind you of ancient, legendary forests where gnarled old oaks come to life and tall Sugar Maples whisper as you walk beneath their leafy boughs.

Find the best in greenman decorations and hundreds of enchanting items at Design Toscano today.

 

 

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Order $75 or More of Fantastic Garden Statuary and Enjoy Free Regular Shipping Today Only

The Zombie of Montclaire Moors StatueToday, we are hosting a quick offer at Design Toscano to save on shipping. For just today (January 16th), all orders of $75 or more pay nothing for regular shipping! Take advantage of this one-day offer and order  garden fairies for the spring and summer months. We have a huge selection of enchanting fairy statues including exquisite sculptures like the Celtic Fairy's Perilous Perch. The form and details on this statue give it a sense of realism that will make you wonder if she comes alive when you aren't watching.

Now is the day to enjoy free shipping on one of those zombie statues that you have always wanted but never had the courage to buy. The Zombie of Montclair Moors is one of the most realistic and frightening sculptures you will ever see. Order it today to give your garden a unique, fantasy-inspired touch suitable for Halloween and any time of the year.

If you prefer statues with a more pleasant, tranquil appearance, buy peaceful decor such as the Brixton Abby Angel Wall Sculpture or the beautiful little Angel of Meditation Statue.

Order $75 of these items, greenmen, and other unique decor from Design Toscano by the end of today and pay nothing for regular shipping.

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Decorate Greenmen Decor for the Holidays

Each holiday has its own set of decorations but the winter holiday season is in a category of its own. The exterior of homes and businesses are decorated with wreaths, snowmen, and a dazzling array of colored Poison Oak: Greenman Tree Sculpturelight displays. The interior of the home sees garland on banisters, mistletoe above doorways, colored electric candles in the windows, and a decked out evergreen tree on display in the living room.

Some people go all out and others decorate very little for the winter holidays but it's the extra little touches that people will remember the most. This holiday season, one of the ways of making your party the most memorable one on the block is by decorating greenman sculptures. Convert woody, sinister faces like the Poison Oak Tree Sculpture and the Spirit of Nottingham Woods into much more benign characters by decorating them with elf hats, garland, and blinking lights.

Elf hats also work wonders for greenman statues meant for the walls of both garden and the interior of your home. Put them on the Somerset Greenman Statues to give them a jolly touch but don't expect anyone to go so far as giving them a kiss if you happen to crown these wall sculptures with a sprig of mistletoe!

Find hundreds of quality resin garden statues, a beautiful animal yard statue for every taste, and other unique decor at Design Toscano. Order any item by December 16th and pay nothing for standard shipping!

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Garden Statuary and Unique Gifts for the Distinguished Gentleman

The winter holiday season is here again and it can be an exciting time of the year but who doesn't breathe a sigh of relief after buying and wrapping the last gift? As we all know, paying for those gift items is usually Gods of Greek Mythology Chess Set: Includes Chess Pieces & Boardmuch less problematic than finding the right presents for our loved ones. We want to give something that will be appreciated, enjoyed and that matches a person's personality. Fortunately, whether in search of a gift for the artist, distinguished gentleman, or both, our site is filled with hundreds of high quality, unique gifts for just about every member of the family.

Speaking of distinguished gentlemen, what educated, well read man would not like the Lord Byron Wooden Side table? With its hand painted "books", this unique table is a functional, trompe l'oeil work of art that adds a clever, artistic touch to the reading room.

If he plays chess, get him the Gods of Greek Mythology chess set to play on the Lord Byron side table. This beautifully carved chess set depicts various members of the Green pantheon in artistic detail and comes with a deluxe wooden chess board that is built to last.

Find these items, the best in Asian garden sculptures, greenmen, and hundreds of other heirloom quality gift items at Design Toscano.

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Greenmen for the Winter Months

Whispering Wilhelm Tree Ent SculptureThe cold months have started in many parts of the USA and Canada. Snow has already fallen in some areas and December is just a couple weeks away. The transition from warm weather to freezing cold is perhaps best demonstrated by the appearance of the backyard. Trees have gone from being cloaked in a crown of greenery to becoming stark, bare, woody skeletons. Not that you would need it during December, but they no longer provide any degree of shade and the few birds that perch in their branches stand out against the cold, pale sky.

Nevertheless, the stark landscape in the garden doesn't mean that it can't be decorated. It's a matter of using different decor and the beauty of some items can become more apparent after the leaves drop. Greenman sculptures like Whispering Wilhelm the Tree Ent can be easier to see and help to remind you that your favorite hybernating Maple or Oak is alive and well.

The Spirit of Nottingham is another Greenman sculpture that captures the essence of the "tree spirit" with long, woody nose and piercing, aged eyes. Designed to blend in with tree bark, this sculpture helps to give a face to any type of tree.

Find the best greenman sculptures, garden fairies, and garden statuary for all season at Design Toscano.

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What Statues for Garden Do You Need?

Whether just getting started with a garden or maintaining one for several years, picking out the right decor Pagoda Lantern Sculpturescan be a challenge. Do you go with greenmen sculptures for the trees or opt for statues that hang from the limbs? Do you limit your garden sculptures to topiary or go for a classic display of Greek-themed statues? Is decor in the backyard going to follow a certain theme or blend Asian sculptures with African animals? No matter how you decide to decorate the garden, the huge assortment of classic and unique decor at Design Toscano gives you a cornucopia of garden statuary options.

If the garden lacks any decor whatsoever, decide on a theme (or not) first and foremost. If going for an Asian-themed garden, Pagoda Lantern sculptures are a good choice. Their simple design and easy-going appearance make them a versatile and ideal addition to any type of flowerbeds.

Speaking of flowers, garden fairies also work well with just about any type of garden on account of their small size and naturally enchanting appearance. The detailed beauty of Fiona the Flower Fairy makes this one of our more popular fairy sculptures.

If you already have an established, well decorated garden, you might want to consider something unique like a life size tiger or Bigfoot.

Save on the best decor for both the backyard and the interior of home and office at Design Toscano.

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Save 20% on Greenmen and Other Wall Décor

Greenman wall sculptures have been used for centuries in gardens throughout Europe. Possibly Oak King Greenman Wall Sculptureinfluenced by old beliefs and legends of spirits that reside in old trees, craggy hills, and misty moors, the greenman sculpture attempts to personify the mystical side of nature. Both haunting and enchanting, they make for unique wall decor that will add a magical touch to any backyard. Order these classic sculptural pieces that give a face to nature today and tomorrow and get 20% off the regular price as part of our wall decor sale!

Give your favorite backyard tree a face with the gnarly Nottingham Woods Tree Sculpture. The piercing eyes and wooden-like face of this greenman are about as realistic as one can get aside from actually experiencing a true tree spirit.

For a more festive greenman sculpture that works well both in the backyard patio and the inside of the home, buy the Presence of Carnevale Wall Sculpture. The beautiful feathered details of this sculpture will captivate both you and your guests.

The Oak King Greenman Sculpture makes for regal, naturally inspired wall decor with an appearance as ancient as an old, wizened oak tree.

The 20% discount applies to all of our wall decor, including beautiful Egyptian art, animal garden sculptures for the wall, and a stone garden angel or two. Get 20% off all wall decor from Design Toscano today and tomorrow only.

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The Enchanting Beauty of Mermaid Garden Statuary and Decor

Daydreaming Mermaid of Langeline Cove StatueThe 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!

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Backyards are Spookier with Greenmen

Poison Oak: Greenman Tree SculptureEven if you have never seen what greenman decor looks like, it's easy to surmise that it might be spooky. Although it sounds like another name for Martian-themed decor, greenman items are very much connected to Earth. These nature-themed decorations literally give faces to trees and the result is magical, mysterious, and somewhat frightening. Adding personality to trees with woody faces and piercing eyes, these sculptures will provide a unique, naturally spooky touch to the yard.

Most trees are innocent and docile but when the big craggy oak in the backyard decides to come awake and show its true face, trick-or-treaters might skip your house during their quest for candy. The Spirit of Nottingham Woods greenman can be especially frightening on dark, October nights. With perceptive, woody eyes, he peers out at all passersby and dares Halloween party guests to approach his twiggy abode.

While the Nottingham Greenman can look frightening or intriguing depending on the lighting, there's no doubting the evil designs of the Poison Oak Greenman Tree Sculpture. This leering sculpture literally shows his teeth in a malicious grin that taunts guests to "Come closer for a better look!".

Save 20% on these and other Halloween decor from now until September 24th!

Don't forget to participate in our Pin-spiration contest by creating your own Halloween pinboard with scary garden statuary and the best in gargoyle figurines. The winner gets $200 off a Bigfoot statue or anything else at Design Toscano.

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Fall is a Time for Greenmen in the Garden

Oak King Greenman Wall SculptureSummer has officially come to its end but the true colors of Autumn won't show for at least a month. Nevertheless, temperatures are going to drop bit by bit until we feel that crisp, evening air indicative of change. Those of us with gardens have already noticed that change with fewer flowers and much less bird song. Before we know it, Maples will be crowned with a brilliant array of orange, yellow, and flaming red leaves. The backyard will be carpeted with them and the grass will cease to grow. 

Those backyard changes make it one of the best times of the year for putting greenman sculptures on display. The lack of foliage draws the eye to these curious, nature-themed works of art and gives the backyard a mystical, Druid-inspired touch. The earthy tones of the Oak King Greenman Wall Sculpture will match the light brown of Autumn leaves. Like an old, mighty oak, his piercing eyes display the wisdom of ancient trees.

The  Somerset Greenwoman sculpture will keep the memory of summer alive with her ivy-green and light brown colors. Her lifelike face will fascinate visitors to the backyard well into winter.

Save on garden fairies for the fall, these unique sculptures, and other beautiful garden statuary at Design Toscano.

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All Garden Fairies Need a Fairy Ring

Twinkle Toes Fairy StatueTales of fairies and their magical cousins, the leprechauns and gnomes, have been with us for thousands of years. Despite the widespread present-day belief that elves and other "little people" only live on in fairy tales and fantasy novels, in some parts of the world, people actually still leave offerings for spirits that supposedly reside in the home and garden. Even though few people actually see those little spirits, the occupants of homes in such countries as Thailand would rather not risk offending them and thus give them a small, sculpted place to stay along with a few offerings to keep them happy.

While various western cultures probably also followed similar practices at some time or another, many also held the belief that fairies lived in certain enchanted spots in old forests, wild moors, and craggy mountains. Those magical sites could be recognized by the presence of fairy rings and were to be avoided, especially after the sun went down. Fairy rings came in the form of mushrooms, trees, or rocks that seemed to be placed in a circular shape. The obvious circle appearing in the middle of some wild area just couldn't have happened by any natural means and was therefore attributed to the little people. Whether natural or made by someone, a fairy ring is the perfect place to display a garden fairy statue. It will look right at home in the fairy ring and even better when placed beneath a tree decorated with greenmen.

Find the most magical of resin garden statues for great prices at Design Toscano.

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Garden Statuary for a Fantasy-Filled Backyard

Fiona, the Flower Fairy SculptureThere's something to be said about amazing tales of dragons, sorcerers, and garden fairies that giggle from the shadows of ancient, talking Oaks. They bring us to places where even our wildest dreams won't go and remind us that life is filled with mystery. Although not everyone is a fan of the fantasy genre, most can appreciate the eye-opening wonder generated by incredible tales of witches and mythical creatures. Authors gifted with the power of imagination and dedicated film makers provide the platforms that transport us to the wastelands of distant planets that orbit twin suns, to hidden schools where gifted children learn how to use magic, and to places where the humblest of characters become the greatest of heroes.

Sculptors also play their part in giving the imagination a fantasy-filed nudge. They make it possible to display Mermaids next to the pool without guests having to worry about any siren songs. Statues of mythical creatures like the Pegasus , garden fairies, and greenmen can be so realistic that they seem ready to come to life. The same can be said about the life-size, detailed sculpture of a voracious looking Velociraptor.

Bring magic to your own backyard with fantasy-themed statues from Design Toscano.

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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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Greenmen for the Summer Months

Bacchus, God of Wine: Greenman Wall SculptureEach season has its own set of garden statuary. Most sculptures for outside look great all year long but statues of African animals just look out of place when coated with ice and snow.  To me, statues of fairies seem perfect for warm spring and summer weather while religious and Asian-themed sculptures look fantastic any time of the year. When the cool weather of autumn blows in from the north, greenman wall decor can heighten the effects of the fall season in any backyard. Nevertheless, there are certain types of greenman decorations that have "summer" written all over their gnarled, wizened faces.

Bacchus, the God of Wine Wall Sculpture is one such piece. I just can't imagine the classical patron saint of summer parties being displayed at any other time of the year. As befits the original "king of the party", he sports bunches of wine grapes and looks ready for another drink. Make this summer sculpture feel right at home by putting him up on a sunny, ivy-covered wall.

The Le Printemps and Le Etoile French Greenman sculptures are perfect for spring but since "Le Etoile" means summer, both are just as beautiful during the months of June, July, and August.

Happy Father's Day from Design Toscano!

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