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.

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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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I just fell in LOVE with them!

FENWAY from MA reviewed the French Greenmen Wall Sculpture: Set.

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.


Comments: I had seen these online, its exactly what I wanted and told my husband all about them, he got them for me for a Christmas present and when I opened the box I was pleasantly surprised and pleased with them!!!!!! They are GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm having my husband put them up tomorrow and I'm buying plants for them this week I just can't wait to see how beautiful they are going to look full of Impatients! I'M A VERY SATISFIED CUSTOMER, THEY ARE SO UNIQUE!!!!!

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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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Last Day to Get 20% Off of Garden Statuary from Design Toscano

Jurassic-Sized Allosaurus Dinosaur StatueMemorial Day is over and Summer has officially started but you still have time to get 20% off greenmen and other unique decor from Design Toscano. Everything at Design Toscano is on sale for 20% off the regular price until midnight, Tuesday, May 29th. It's a last chance to save on beautiful, detailed statues for your garden, a Summer fountain for the backyard, Medieval-themed decor, and hundreds of other breathtaking decorations for home, garden, and business.

That 20% discount makes this the best time to buy larger items like huge, life-size statues of Bigfoot, realistic dinosaurs, and exquisite replicas of antique furniture. Put the Giant, Life-Size Yeti Statue in your backyard this Summer and watch as reports of Bigfoot show up in the local newspaper! Party guests of all ages will love this incredibly detailed resin sculpture.

Get a big, statue of an Allosaurus for your hotel or garden and watch guests marvel over its realism. This and other dinosaur sculptures from Design Toscano look so real that every guest will be snapping pictures and doing a double-take when they first lay eyes on them.

Find these and amazing items for every decorating theme at Design Toscano. Order them by the end of today, May 29th, and get 20% off the regular price!

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Get 20% off Animal Garden Statues and Everything Else at Design Toscano!

Easter Island Ahu Akivi Moai Monolith StatueMemorial Day marks the official start of Summer for millions of Americans. To show that this holiday is just as special for the folks at Design Toscano, the Memorial Day sale starts today, May 24th. Order any of the unique items offered by Design Toscano between May 24th and May 29th and you will get 20% off the regular price! That goes for everything from exquisite  garden statuary to beautiful, authentic replicas of antique furniture.

20% off the regular price means that now is the best time to buy an Easter Island Ahu Akivi Moai Monolith Statue. Crafted to look just like the actual monoliths that dot the Easter Island landscape, this large, jaw-dropping statue will be the talk of the town. Destined to be a hit at all of your parties and an excellent choice for restaurant and hotel decor, the 20% savings are going to be nearly as big as this garden sculpture when you buy it from now until Tuesday, May 29th.

Your evening party guests are also going to need places to sit while enjoying your unique backyard decor. Buy gorgeous benches for those warm days ahead like the Roundabout Architectural Steel Garden Bench now to take advantage of the 20% discount.

Order these excellent additions to your backyard, greenmen, and anything else from Design Toscano from now until Tuesday, May 29th and get 20% off the regular price!

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Medieval Home Decor for the Walls of Your Castle

Reims Cathedral Gothic Window TraceryDecorations that follow a Medieval theme come in many forms and sizes. They can be as large as a detailed replica of an authentic suit of armor or as small as an exquisite dragon-themed chalice. There is Medieval garden statuary for the backyards of homes and hotels, and a wide variety of sculptures and objets d'art that can make any home look like a castle. Some of the most dramatic pieces destined to change the dynamic of any room are Medieval-themed wall decor.

Your home or place of business will start to look as if it has stepped back in time when you put up the Reims Cathedral Gothic Window Tracery. Inspired by the stunning Gothic architecture of the Notre Dame cathedral in Reims, France, this resin wall sculpture is breathtaking all on its own but can also be used to showcase small statues and other works of art.

Every castle should also have a "magic mirror" and even though the Saint George Slaying the Dragon Wall Mirror won't talk back, its beautifully sculpted, dramatic scene always says a lot.  

Order these, and other on sale Medieval-themed decorations and greenmen  before Friday, May 11th and get 20% as part of Design Toscano's Virtual Warehouse sale!

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Mother's Day Garden Statuary Gifts

Mother's Day is fast approaching and this means that time is running out for buying gifts that will touch her heart and make this year's holiday one of the most memorable, special days of all. Folks with mothers who love to spend time in the garden are in luck when shopping at Design Toscano not only on account of French Greenmen Wall Sculptures Le Printemps and L'Etoilethe hundreds of beautiful garden statues that are available.

One great gift item for Mother's Day is the French Greenmen Wall Sculptures Le Printemps and L'Etoile. These classic sculptures complement each other when placed on corners or any garden wall surface. The sculpted poppies in bloom that adorn their flowing hair can be highlighted by real flowers planted in the tops of these sculptures. Every mother will also appreciate the fresh flowers added to this gift.

Another item that will be cherished by mothers who love their backyards is the Flowers for Felicity Little Girl Garden Statue Little Felicity shows her love for gardening with a smile on her face as she carries two baskets that can be filled with flowering plants.

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Trees Aren’t the Only Place for Greenmen

The sculptures of intricately carved faces known as "Greenmen" are some of the best decor possible for trees in the backyard. Crafted to look like a part of the tree, they add personality to the oaks, maples, Oak King Greenman Wall Sculptureand elms in the garden by literally giving them a face. Nevertheless, these sculptures also look great in other places in the home and garden. To add a unique dimension to any decorating theme, try putting them on:

  • Walls in the garden: Put one or more of these sculptures up on the walls in the back of your home and garden. By making them more visible, you provide a nice touch of personality to the backyard.
  • Inside a workshop: A "workshop" can be a garden shed, greenhouse, or any place where you pot plants, sculpt clay, or create things on a regular basis. These unique types of garden statuary just might act as a source of inspiration.
  • As doorknockers: Welcome all to your home with a doorknocker that has serious character. The Vecchio Iron Doorknocker is so big that guests might need two hands to use it. Just make sure that you have a door that is big and strong enough for to employ it!

Add personality to your place with these sculptures, garden fairies, and other decor from Design Toscano.



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Blend Function and Action with These Outdoor Garden Water Fountains

Quenching a Big Thirst Sculptural FountainGardens and backyards deserve more than carefully trimmed hedges, flourishing rose bushes, and a healthy variety of trees. Your personal green space always looks better when there are statues of garden fairies in the flowerbeds, greenmen on the oaks, and animal sculptures in the yard. However, no matter how many statues are in your beautiful backyard, it will always look better with a fountain or two. The sound and sight of bubbling water is just as refreshing to listen to and watch as a glass of ice cold H2O on a hot day in July.  Fountains also make for wonderful sculptures and are the perfect centerpieces for every garden.

The artistic themes of some fountains also add action to the backyard. The "Quenching a Big Thirst Sculptural Fountain" is one of the more popular fountains available from Design Toscano. Saint Bernards are big dogs with an even bigger thirst on hot summer days. It is a good thing that this fountain has a generous basin because the adorable Saint Bernard trying to get a drink is determined to quench its thirst.

The "Guzzling Gulp BlackBear Garden Fountain" is another hit for every backyard. The detail and colors on the tree stump and cute Black Bear are so realistic that backyard birds might never be too afraid to visit this fountain for a drink!

Get 20% off these items and all garden statues until Thursday, April 12th!


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Animal Garden Sculptures in Action

Sculptures are created to depict a wide range of emotions and themes. Statues of angels typically show Mischievous Bear Cubs Sculpturepeaceful or sad expressions when they have been crafted for use in cemeteries or other places designated for grieving, healing, and self-reflection. Garden fairies, on the other hand, are fun, mischievous little creatures that represent curious, magical aspects of the natural world (your backyard included). Greenmen are rather stoic but help to bring trees to life with the expressions on their gnarled, woody faces. However, when it comes to action scenes, it can be hard to beat statues of animals.

Even when shown as still, non-moving sculptures, large cats always look ready to pounce. They prowl the undergrowth in search of prey and can bound into swift, deadly action in a matter of seconds. Statues of pandas are just as realistic in showing the comical side of this incredibly cute, bamboo eating animal. Nevertheless, one of the most realistic action scenes for any garden is the Mischievous Bear Cubs Sculpture. The details and expressions of the faces of the two bear cubs are so realistic that at first glance, guests will wonder if you have bears living in the backyard. Perched on a piece of driftwood, the bear cubs in this sculpture are always ready and eager to cause mischief.

Get 20% off animal garden statues and other resin garden statues until Thursday, April 12th!

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Make Your Trees Talk with Greenmen

Trees can take on mystical, majestic appearances no matter where they grow. Groves of tall pines seem to hide dark secrets and whisper about them as you walk on by. Willows bend over streams but let the water do the talking. Poplars and Maples laugh and shout in a stiff breeze while Oaks grumble beneath Whispering Wilhelm Tree Ent Sculpturestormy skies and threaten to drop their branches on those who would harm them.

You don't have to venture out into the wilderness to find magical scenes like this. Sometimes all it takes is a glance into the backyard to find places suitable for fairy dwellings and Ent gatherings. Nevertheless, every garden looks a lot more magical with certain, careful touches. To add that extra touch of magic to your backyard and give voice to your trees, put up a few greenmen. 

These outdoor decorations also look great on walls but when placed on trees, they just about bring them to life. Put the beautifully detailed Whispering Wilhelm the Tree Ent Sculpture on any of your backyard trees and some guests may wonder if you have a tree shepherd living behind your home!

Find the best in garden fairies, animal garden sculptures, and other magical additions for your backyard at Design Toscano.

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Free Shipping Extended One Day on $75 or more Egyptian Art from Design Toscano!

April Fools day was yesterday but Design Toscano was never joking about offering free shipping on orders of $75 or more. If you ordered $75 or more on April first from Design Toscano, you saved money on shipping costs because there were none! However, if you missed yesterday's free shipping, you can still The Hawthorne Wing Chairsave on orders of $75 or more from Design Toscano because the free shipping sale has been extended for one day only!

This is your second chance to get that free shipping discount when ordering beautiful furniture like the Hawthorne Wing chair or the Days End Lounge Chair and Ottoman. Both of these items are big enough to make shipping costs an issue that anyone would rather avoid. Buy them today and you avoid those shipping costs entirely. When these beautiful pieces of furniture get settled into your home, you can relax in them even better knowing that you didn't have to spend anything extra to ship them.

As long as you order $75 or more, the shipping is free so take advantage of this discount and place an order today for both Spring and Summer items. If you just want something that costs less than $75, why not add a few Greenmen to the purchase to put the order over $75 and save on shipping?

Order $75 or more from Design Toscano today and pay nothing for shipping!

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Giant Insects in the Backyard?

There are plenty of ways to add a bit of pizzazz to the backyard. A huge Bigfoot statue will make all Oversized Dragonfly & Butterfly Wall Sculpturespassersby look twice and some will probably start taking pictures with their mobile devices. Greenmen are less obvious but just as interesting and give personality to your trees. Of course there are also dozens of elegant fairy and angel statues to choose from. When shopping at Design Toscano, the possibilities seem endless and especially so when you check out the new, creative items available in the Spring catalog.

A couple of new items that will pep up any backyard are the oversized butterfly and dragonfly wall sculptures. With a two foot wingspan, these insects would have looked right at home in a forest stalked by dinosaurs. Metal sculptures that are built to last, both the dragonfly and butterfly will brighten your backyard or solarium for years. Their bright colors glitter in the sunlight just like the insects that were the inspiration for this garden decor. Glass cabochons on their wings give them a jeweler's touch while their detailed appearance is sure to draw the eye of every garden guest.

Find these unique items, exquisite garden statuary, and other fantastic decor for the backyard in the new arrivals page of the Design Toscano website.

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Add Elegance to Flowers with These Greenmen Planters

March is finally here and although winter still holds much of the country fast in its icy grip, its hold is going to weaken in a matter of weeks or even days. As Spring approaches, it's time to start thinking about the flowers you would like to plant. Not only do you have to decide upon which flowers you would like to have French Greenmen Wall Sculptures Le Printemps and L'Etoilegrowing in the garden, you also need to pick where they will grow. Some species are best off planted separate from other flowers (roses come to mind), while other species are more suited for flower beds.

There are also flowers that look great when they grow out of and hang from a planter. Although flower pots can be used in this regard, there are much more elegant means of providing a place for flower species that hang into the air. For example, you could hardly add more elegance to potted flowers than having them grow out of the Le Printemps and Le Etoile Wall Sculpture. These sculptures for outside have a serene, classic appearance that will make your backyard look like it belongs in the Victorian era. These two pieces of garden statuary are also perfect for decorating both sides of a corner and compliment garden cherub statues.

Get 20% off this and all sale items from March 6th until March 9th!


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Add Personality to your Garden with a Meerkat Sculpture!

The savannas of Africa are filled with wildlife. Herds of Zebras, Wildebeest, Gazelles, and Giraffes roam and graze the plains. Lions, Hyenas, and other predators stalk them and the deadly drama played out between predator and prey unfolds on a nightly basis. Among the larger animals are a cadre of smaller creatures that also make their home on the plains. They tend to be ignored and overlooked when Meerkat Family at the Watering Hole Garden Fountaincharismatic megafauna like rhinos and elephants come onto the scene but many of the smaller animals are just as interesting as the big ones.

Meerkats in particular are filled with personality and are incredibly endearing. Small, weasel-like animals that look as if they applied a bit too much eye liner, Meerkats spend much of their time with their huge extended family. As some of the family rests inside and forages near their burrows, others act as sentinels to watch for eagles and other larger animals that would prey upon them. As they keep an eye out for their enemies, the Meerkats stand on their hind legs and peer into the distance with bright eyes. If a jackal, eagle, or other predator is sighted, the sentinels give the alarm and the rest of the Meerkat family zips into their underground burrow.

Although you would need to have a backyard in an expansive African savanna to play host to wild Meerkats, you can still bring the personality of these  little characters into your garden with a Meerkat statue fountain. This realistic fountain shows several Meerkats of all ages as they hold vigil over the garden and is an excellent accompaniment to a backyard with greenmen and other animal garden statues such as a tiger sculpture.

Get 20% off this and other sale items from March 6th until March 9th!

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Bigfoot in The Garden

There is something mysterious about old, primeval forest. Massive trees stretch their way up into the sky to leave the forest floor in perpetual shade. The rustling of leaves in the undergroth reveals the presence of small animals that attempt to stay hidden from larger predators. Treetops are given voice by the wind and woodland birds enchant the forest with song. At night, however, the woods take on a different, more Bigfoot, the Garden Yeti Statuesinister appearance. The shadows grow long and dark and every sound sets your nerves on edge. Diurnal beings that we are, we can't see into the dim recesses and fear is quickly made tangible by repressed instinctive memories of predators lurking in the dark of the night.

Bigfoot might not be a predator but this legendary creature is every bit as scary and mysterious. People who have heard it howl in the night were petrified to the core. Those who have glimpsed this big, shaggy creature were both terrified and intrigued. Whether real or not, Sasquatch represents wilderness and the great unknown. Although a real Bigfoot isn't likely to turn up in your backyard (folks who reside in the Pacific Northwest might beg to differ), you can capture the essence of one of America's most persistent and fantastic folktales with the Bigfoot statue from Design Toscano. Hide it behind a tree decorated with greenmen to make its presence that much more realistic or let it walk among garden fairies and outdoor animal statues such as a tiger sculpture.

Buy that statue of Bigfoot today and get 25% off the regular price!


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Add Texture to Your Home with Framed Art

There's nothing more boring than a home with bare walls. Well, a static television screen is a strong contender but at least the conglomeration of fuzzy black and white dots still show texture. When walls have nothing to break up their barren monotony, it doesn't say anything about their room. It displays about as much character as a void and you can be sure that guests will get that sort of empty feeling when they Zebra's Kiss: Classic Art Reproductionwalk in. To keep you, your family, and guests interested in the appearance of your home, add some texture to its walls with framed artwork.

They carry out a similar purpose as the greenmen decorating the trees in your garden and will bring those barren walls to life. A framed replica of a painting that depicts black and white striped zebras adds a solid dose of texture to the smoothest of walls. This replica of a work done by Lisa Benoudiz is a great addition to an African-themed room, animal-themed room, or a wall that simply needs more texture.

Just about any painting that incorporates texture will work for spicing up those bare walls. For a classic, patriotic look, try hanging a replica of Washington Crossing the Delaware.

Beautify your backyard with a tiger sculpture and resin garden statues but use Egyptian decorations and framed works of art to liven up the interior of your home. All framed art is 25% off from February 22nd to February 27th!

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Every Garden Needs Greenmen

Your backyard can look fantastic with the right types of garden statuary and sculptures. A The Spirit of Nottingham Woods: Greenman Tree Sculpturepagoda statue always looks nice in an Asian-themed garden as do Buddha outdoor statues.   However, no matter what your garden decorating theme is, it's always going to look better with a "greenman" or two. This doesn't refer to gnome statues or little men from Mars. Although that would provide an interesting touch to any backyard, the sculptures that work with any garden are depictions of faces that appear to come right out of the tree they are placed on.

Most show old, ancient faces nestled within gnarled branches and craggy tree trunks. They bring tree spirits and dryads to mind and indeed this is what they essentially depict. Whereas  statues of garden fairies still manage to stand out in the greenery, greenmen sculptures blend right in with the trees. Hang up one of these mystical sculptures on a shady tree trunk and it will look as if the tree has a face staring out at you and your guests. These sculptures aren't limited to trees either. Many also look striking when placed on a wall, especially when it's a garden wall covered in creeping ivy.

Get 20% off these fantastic garden sculptures and other decor until February 14th!

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