With Mother's Day coming up in the beginning of May, it is time to think of the perfect gift. If mom likes to decorate her garden, we have many garden cherub statues that she might find adorable and that may reminder of her kids. As we look with anticipation towards summer, the Summertime Reflections Cherub Garden Statue should be just the thing she would love. The wonderful little cherub lying down just gazing at flowers in a pool of water is serene and playful at the same time.
For mom or anyone looking for serenity in their garden or yard, they should look at our Buddha outdoor statues. Sometimes Buddha is shown as joyful and almost playful, however, his figure is most often connected with tranquility like the Great Buddha Garden Sanctuary Sculpture with the Buddha statue in a contemplative state sculpted in a prayerful pose.
In keeping with the theme of serenity many of our Asian and Japanese garden statues are perfect for a serene garden or yard space. Maybe not the Sumo Wrestler, but the Meditating Shy Yogi of Bali Sculpture is a figure which is totally bent over in meditation and prayer with his hands covering his face, giving a sense of serenity to the area around him.
Outdoor décor can create a certain thematic charm for your patio, yard or outdoor space. Many people like our Japanese garden statues when setting an Asian theme to their space with our big Sumo wrestler. There is nothing cuter yet more Asian than the panda and like all of our animal statues this guy is lifelike in every way. It's Tian Shan, the Asian Panda Sculpture, sitting on a rock enjoying a nice snack of bamboo.
No matter what the theme of your outdoor décor is, we have outdoor garden water fountains that will fit right in. If your décor scheme is less classical and more fun our wonderful Quenching a Big Thirst Sculptural Fountain would be just the perfect item. Here is a very large, but charming Saint Bernard standing up and taking a drink from a bubbling fountain.
For many the mystical theme is one that they would like to portray in their décor and there is no better way than with a garden fairy statue. Design Toscano has several outdoor fairy statues and it may be tough to choose which of these lovely fairies will fit your space. If you have a flower garden, you could do no better than include our Fiona, the Flower Fairy Sculpture who will watch over your flowers and guide them to beauty with her fragile butterfly wings.
Design Toscano has the best in outdoor décor. Not only are the pieces sculpted well by excellent artists, they maintain a wide selection to offer the shopper plenty of options for their outdoor space. In the area of Japanese garden statues of course there is our large sumo wrestler. We have many Asian themed statues and one of the most interesting is the Siamese Fighting Fish Asian Bronze Garden Statue. This fighting fish, sculpted in great detail in bronze, is a wonderful garden piece even if you don't have a pond.
For more excellent outdoor décor, please look at our marble busts for sale. These articles can be used indoors also and sometimes the patio in between is just the place for a lovely statue. One of the nicest ones is The Pieta Bonded Marble Statue now on sale is at a wonderful price. This sorrowful, yet beautiful statue can lend peace to any area of your home.
We can't talk enough about our outdoor garden water fountains because there are such a variety of them. Many people picture outdoor fountains being done in marble or stone, but Design Toscano has a nice collection of bronze outdoor fountains also. A nice addition to the pond or pool area are The Duck Pond Family Spitting Duck Bronze Statues which depicts two cute ducks with water flowing from their beaks.
Summertime is a great time to have garden parties – to invite friends over and either re-design your garden or create an entirely new one.
So while your friends might be bringing over plants, herbs and veggies to plant in your new garden space, you might be wondering what sort of Japanese Garden Statues are available to really bring your garden to life!
We have a large selection of Statues for Garden, from lost wax bronzes to exotic animals, you’ll love our selection and the only thing you may not like is trying to narrow down your selection.
For example, if your garden is going to have an Asian-like theme, then you might be interested in our Asian Dragon with Power Orb Solid Bronze Garden Sculpture.
This Asian-inspired Dragon is cast in the traditional lost wax method and then finished with an antique verdigris patina.
Although it’s fitted to work in a fountain, there is no reason why it couldn't be the center piece of your garden and if you move to a place with a fountain later on, you can use it as a fountain in its next life!
Do you own some of Design Toscano's garden statues? Where are they in your garden? Tell us why you love it by leaving a comment below!
Can we help you with decorating your gardens and landscapes with statues? Please feel free to phone us with any questions you have at 1-800-525-5141.
Prominently featured in the myths of many eastern and western cultures, dragons are more than just fire-breathing creatures from legend. They also hold spiritual and cultural significance the world over. The word “dragon” can be traced back to the Greek word “drakon,” which referred to the dragon’s serpentine and reptilian characteristics. The Latin word for dragon is “draco.” In art, the dragon has been captured in the form of dragon garden statues, paintings, and at Design Toscano, as unique furniture like the Warwickshire Dragon Coffee Table.
Dragons are usually depicted with the scaly body of a large lizard or serpent, often with monstrous bat-like wings and at times, the ability to breathe fire. The winged dragon is characteristic of Western European lore, where dragons live in protected lairs, such as caves, and are known as malevolent creatures of the earth. With fanged teeth, as modeled by our Stoker’s Moors Dragon Skull Statue, dragons epitomized a menacing prowler throughout thousands of years of mythology, representing evil in contrast to the good knight.
The snake-like dragon derives from the legends of the Orient. In many Asian cultures, dragons often represented the spiritual forces of the universe, and they also possessed magical powers themselves that granted supreme wisdom and power. Culturally, Chinese dragons are seen, unlike their western counterparts, as kind, intelligent, benevolent creatures and are a common site in China. Depicted like a scaly serpent, the Chinese dragon is ubiquitous in Chinese art and folklore.
Since dragons are known to have the powers of a shape shifter, we’ve depicted dragons in their many different incarnations and roles. For a truly menacing interpretation based on the European style, our Warsin Dragon Statue brings to mind the ancient battle of knights versus dragons. In honor of the noble dragons that guarded castle moats, we’ve sculpted the Dragon of Falkenberg Castle complete with scales, wings, and a treacherous tail.
Whether you're looking to honor the ancient spirit of the dragons found in Asian myth or you're more drawn to the legendary power and ferocity of Medieval dragons, Design Toscano offers many Gothic decor, Dragon garden statues, Japanese garden statues, and Medieval knight statues from which to choose.