Three Reasons to Put Gargoyle Figurines in the Garden

Florentine GargoyleWe all have our favorite garden statuary items. Some of us put the focus on garden fairies because we love their blend of detailed beauty, nature, and magic. Others stick to replicas of stunning antique sculptures, and some people prefer to decorate the yard with an animal yard statue or two. However, no matter what you might prefer in terms of statues or decorating themes, a gargoyle statue will make the backyard look better. The following are three reasons why this is the case:

  • Gargoyles are in a class of their own: Created to intimidate evil spirits and frighten Medieval peasants, gargoyles rank among the more unique of sculptures. Put something like the Florentine Gargoyle Statue on display and you will have the most unique backyard on the block.

 

  • Gargoyles are conversation pieces: Unique statuary is always going to spark conversation, and gargoyles are no exception. Not only will the Argos Gargoyle Sentinel Statue protect the garden, but it will also entertain guests and be the talk of your summer party guests.

 

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A Stone Garden Sculpture for a Unique Backyard

Blushing Babel, The Bashful DragonUnique garden statuary is needed for a unique backyard. An average, everyday sculpture just won't do for gardens that are decorated with carefully sculpted Bonsai vegetation, that make use of an exquisite Japanese rock garden, or have greenmen statues on some of the trees. The same can be said for backyards that already make use of our beautiful animal garden statues or one of our classic Bigfoot statues. Such backyards look best with statues that are both enchanting and unique, and the best place to find them is at the Design Toscano site.

The Dragon of Falkenberg Castle Moat Lawn Statue adds an intriguing Medieval touch to the garden. Put this lawn swimming dragon next to one of your fountains or on a stone garden wall for full effect. It can be complemented with any number of equally fantastic resin garden statues, including such unique sculptures as Apex, the Winged Dragon and "Blushing Babel, the Bashful Dragon" Statue.

The "Strike a Pose Zen Yoga Frog" Statue is a one of a kind animal yard statue that will put a smile on your face every day of the week. This fun frog is just about guaranteed to be a topic of conversation at all of your summer garden parties and looks even better when paired with the exotic "Jungle Forest Tree Frog" Statue.

Find the best deals on the best selection of fantastic resin garden statues at Design Toscano today.

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Beautiful and sturdy

Sudbury Gothic Hardwood Bar Stools: Set of Two

 

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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The Sudbury barstools combine the beauty of medieval furniture with good quality. They are sturdier than the Sudbury Collection dining chairs. It is a pity though that the barstools are different color than the dining set of the same collection. Would be nice if there was a choice of colors for the dining set, so that people who want to have matching style furniture can pick the color to correspond with the barstools.

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Dine Like Royals with Gothic Tables

Effingham Gryphon Library TableNo dining room is complete without a fine dining room table. While one could eat dinner on a small card table or while relaxing on the couch, the evening meal is always better when properly enjoyed at a fine table made for that purpose. It gives you more room to enjoy a full course meal, share your repast with family and friends, and can also be used to display candles, small statues, and other beautiful decor. European royalty recognized the importance of proper furniture for dining and typically used big, beautifully carved tables in their castles, mansions, and estates.

They dined at tables similar to the ones in our Gothic furniture collection. Many of the tables, chairs, and other furniture items in our Gothic and Medieval collection are modeled after antique replicas that act as decor in the halls of Victorian estates and old castles. The Effingham Gryphon Library Table is one such furniture item. Carved from richly colored mahogany, this beautiful piece shows the same detailed scrollwork as tables used by royalty two hundred years ago.

The Lord Raffles Lion Table is another hand-carved, absolutely majestic, mahogany dining table. Set the plates and cutlery on this beautiful furniture item and you will feel like absolute royalty at every meal. Complete the regal look with a set of fantastic Hand-Carved Mahogany Charles II Chairs.

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A Gargoyle Sculpture to Guard the Backyard

Leo the Laughing GargoyleGargoyles have been around for ages. In ancient times, sculptures of gargoyle like creatures and symbols were sometimes placed on or near sacred sites to act as a form of spiritual protection. That belief continued in Europe during the Middle Ages with typical, fanged gargoyles being placed on Gothic cathedrals and castles. Similar gargoyles are used to this day to decorate gardens and home interior. Due to their classic, protective appearance, a quality gargoyle statue can look good in any type of garden.

If your backyard could still use a gargoyle or two, it might be time to buy one of our detailed gargoyle sculptures. Leo the Laughing Gargoyle Statue is one of the more cheerful gargoyles in our collection. This unique canine-gargoyle hybrid will be a hit at parties whether you put it on display inside the home or in the garden.

For a more intimidating gargoyle, we have several wickedly wonderful sculptures in our collection to choose from. The Castle Gate Gargoyle Statue is a classic, old time winged beast that looks very similar to statues on the walls of old Medieval keeps. The Abbadon Gargoyle Statue is an even more intimidating, highly detailed gargoyle that perches on top of a Celtic cube.

Find the best selection of gargoyle figurines, high quality resin garden statues, and more at Design Toscano.

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Dragon Garden Statues or Dragon Sculptural Tables?

Sir Sagremor's Dragon Statue with Gazing OrbThe dragon is one of the most legendary and enduring of mythical creatures. In fact, stories of this scaly beast have been around for so long that some have wondered if dragons did indeed exist at some time in the past. Although evidence for actual dragons has yet to be found, that doesn't stop many cultures from paying homage to those intriguing creatures with films, fantasy novels, and works of art. Some of those works of art include sculptures of dragons for the garden.

Our Sir Sagremor's Dragon Statue with Gazing Orb is a classic, fantasy-themed dragon that works well in a variety of gardens. Compliment your collection of garden fairies, gnomes, or classic statuary with this enchanting sculpture to add an extra bit of magic to the backyard. It will look even better when paired with the classic Desmond the Dragon Statue.

If you already have enough dragon statues for the backyard, you could always buy dragon-themed decor for the interior of home and business. One of the most stunning dragon decor items you will ever see is the Warwickshire Dragon Glass-Topped Coffee Table. This magnificent sculptural table features a detailed, Medieval dragon that would be wonderful decor all on its own. However, it also acts as a functional, stunning coffee table.

Enjoy 20% off any of the on sale items at Design Toscano from now until March 14th.

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Magnificent!

Sir Gawain's Dragon Sculpture

 

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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My husband and I ordered this dragon head for our "Medieval Wall." It's quite an eye catcher and we get a lot of compliments on it. #I painted the eyeballs yellow with black iris so it looks more menacing#. We hung it above head level so we wouldn't be bumping into it as it sticks out quite a bit. Tip: use heavy-duty screws for hanging, as it's a fairly heavy piece.

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"The Seven Deadly Sins" are a festival of 'gesture' and 'symbolism'; each portraying one of the so-called deadliest of Heaven-blockers!

Seven Cardinal Sins Plaques

 

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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"The Seven Deadly Sins" are a festival of gesture and symbolism, each portraying the very human search for status, pleasure and wealth that we all seem attracted to. The Medieval Church declared them as Heaven-Blockers, I guess... and yet, the priests, monks and bishops pursued them all with wild abandon! Thus, the monks' hooded garb was employed in these delightful bas-reliefs to show that they didn't "practice what they preached"! Hahahaha! So human... cartoon-ishly humorous... the artist lavished his expertise upon the full range of human facial expression in a way that reflects each of the "sins". Magnificent and Bravo! Every guest has a comment about them!

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New and Exciting Gothic Decor

Knights Templar Sculptural Wall MirrorGothic decorations include such decor as gargoyles, statues and portraits of stunning Medieval dragons, and some of the most breathtaking furniture you will ever find. At Design Toscano, we love and appreciate Gothic-themed decorations and this is why we feature such a wide variety of Gothic items in our collection. We update our Gothic selection on a regular basis, and the following items are some of the newer, more exciting additions to our collection:

  • "Alicorn Unicorn Trophy" Wall Sculpture: The famed Unicorn plays a special role in Gothic stories. Unlike the darker and more frightening characters and creatures, the Unicorn represents purity and the power associated with truth. Although no one would ever be capable of actually catching this highly magical and intelligent creature, you can fool guests with that claim when you hang this unique, realistic trophy statue on the wall of your den.

 

  • Knights Templar Sculptural Wall Mirror: This unique decor would be interesting enough on its own but it also works as a functional mirror. Stare into this looking glass to feel like royalty from another age.
 

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A beautiful piece of furniture

The Lord Raffles Winged Lion Buffet Table

 

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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I bought this for my medieval room area. It is an amazing piece of furniture and I continue to receive many compliments on it. I set my King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table in the center (also from Toscano) and my swords in the stones. I must admit this is my favorite item in my home and I enjoy just sitting, reading, and looking at it!

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The Class and Beauty of Medieval Home Décor Furniture

The Lord Raffles Grand Hall Lion Leg Coffee TableFurniture from the Medieval days is represented by either simple pieces used by the working class, beautiful items that were crafted and used by monks, or regal chairs and tables reserved for royalty. In our collection, we have many fine replicas of antique furniture, including pieces that would look right at home in the biggest of castles and ancient European monasteries. One such item is the beautiful Lord Raffles Grand Hall Lion Leg Coffee Table. One of the most striking Gothic tables in our collection, it is hand carved and finished from rich mahogany and modeled after fine antique tables that grace sitting rooms in big, old English estates. Pair that beautiful table with the St. Thomas Aquinas Gothic Wooden Bookstand, an ornate replica of an eighteenth century item.

If your personal castle requires a larger table, the Effingham Gryphon Library Table is an excellent choice. This beautiful table is likewise carved by hand from mahogany and makes for a distinguished dining or reading table. Pair it with equally beautiful chairs such as the fantastic Charles II Side Chair, a mahogany, beautifully ornate antique replica.

Buy these and other furniture items from Design Toscano by January 31st and enjoy a 20% discount.

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Gothic Tables and Other Beautiful Furniture on Sale Today at Design Toscano

Heraldic Lion Accent TableStarting today, all of the beautiful furniture items in our collection are on sale! Order any of the Egyptian tables, replicas of exquisite antique furniture, chairs, and other furniture pieces today until January 31st and take 20% off the regular price. Since all of our Gothic Tables are also included in this sale, this is an excellent time to buy these magnificent, functional works of art. The Heraldic Lion Accent Table is just one of several antique replica tables in our collection. This fine piece is crafted from solid hardwood and features lions paw feet and other ornamental carvings. It's the perfect addition to a den or reading room that features antique and Medieval decor.

The Effingham Gryphon Library Table is another fantastic table for a reading room or personal library. Carved by hand from solid mahogany, this beautiful, richly colored table will make an impression on all of your house guests. This distinguished piece also features elegant scrollwork and ornate gryphons. Pair it with the equally distinguished Lord Raffles Lion Leg Side Table and other stunning furniture such as the mahogany Carved Rocaille Chair.

Buy these and other furniture items from Design Toscano by January 31st and enjoy a 20% discount.

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The Best Garden Gargoyle Statue for a Gothic Garden

Boden Gargoyle Sentinel StatueAs the snow falls outside and we wait out the cold grip of winter, why not warm the heart by making plans for a spring garden? One idea is hosting a Gothic-themed garden instead of a backyard dotted with friendly garden gnomes and innocent animal garden statues. If you feel bad about keeping the gnomes in storage, you could always put a few, choice gnome statues on display while other parts of the garden are dedicated to fine Gothic statuary. However, no matter how you decide to decorate the backyard with Gothic-themed decor, don't forget the gargoyle sculpture. One or more of these classic Gothic statues are an absolute essential aspect of any Gothic-themed garden.

For a look that blends the storied appearance of a Medieval gargoyle with details that pay homage to horror classics, buy the Chained Cathedral Gargoyle Statue. When guests see this eerie sculpture in the garden, they will realize that they aren't walking into any ordinary castle. If you would like to add a regal yet somewhat intimidating Gothic touch to the backyard, put Gargoyle Sentinel Statues on display! Try the fantastic Boden Gargoyle Sentinel Statue and the Argos Gargoyle Sentinel Statue for full effect. No matter which gargoyle statues you choose, don't forget to add another gothic gargoyle touch with Roland the Gargoyle Rain Gutter.

Find these and dozens of other fantastic garden gargoyle statues at Design Toscano today.

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How to Get $200 Off Fantastic Garden Statuary from Design Toscano

Triumphant Entry Elephant SculptureIt's always a good day when you can buy high quality resin garden statues for a discount. The right type of garden statuary can add an elegant, classic look to every backyard and many garden statues can also be used as interior decor. However, even if you can buy stunning statues for 25% off the regular price, that discount can't compare with $200 off any of the items on the Design Toscano site. To have a chance at winning that gift card, all you need to do is write a review on any of your Design Toscano items.

If you bought one or more of our detailed garden fairies, write a review about one of your favorites. You can talk about where you put in on display, what you like about it, how it makes you feel, or whatever you feel like saying. Just write a review by January 15th, 2014, and you will be entered into a drawing for that $200 gift card. You can also talk about such beautiful animal garden statues as the Catch of the Day Grand Bear Sculpture or the Triumphant Entry Elephant Sculpture. Or, if you would rather write a review about one of our stunning Gothic tables, exquisite Medieval home decor, or any of the lovely items from the Basil Street Gallery, that will work too!

Send us a review about one of your Design Toscano items from now until January 15th, 2014, and have a chance at winning a $200 gift card for anything on our site!

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New Medieval Home Decor

"King Arthur's Tintagel Castle" Metal Wall SconceIt's always exciting when new items arrive at the Design Toscano warehouse, especially when the new additions to our catalog happen to be replicas of antique furniture and Medieval-themed works of art. It's always fun to see how similar such items are to the antique decor that graces the walls of castles, Gothic cathedrals, and keeps. When you admire the details and authentic look of our Gothic decor and Medieval items, it's easy to imagine living in another very different time and place. Such items add a lot of character to a home and place of business and when you buy new Medieval decor today and tomorrow, you can also take 20% off!

Some of our new Medieval items include exquisite wall decor like the "King Arthur's Tintagel Castle" Metal Wall Sconce. Use this ornate wall sconce to add a touch of Medieval flair to a hallway or dining room and put a candle in it for romantic lighting. Compliment that beautiful wall sconce with the stunning "Sir Lamorak's Dragon" Wall Trophy, a realistic, detailed dragon head that extends nearly a foot out from the wall! You will also find elegance and savings on such wall decor as the "Royal Coat of Arms of Great Britain" Wall Sculpture.

Buy these Medieval-themed items and any of the other Design Toscano new arrivals by Wednesday, January 8th, and enjoy a 20% discount.

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A beautiful piece of furniture

MystiRex from Chandler - AZ - USA reviewed the The Lord Raffles Winged Lion Buffet Table

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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I bought this for my medieval room area. It is an amazing piece of furniture and I continue to receive many compliments on it. I set my King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table in the center (also from Toscano) and my swords in the stones. I must admit this is my favorite item in my home and I enjoy just sitting reading and looking at it!

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Fantastic Indoor Dragon Garden Statues

"Dragon Minions of Darkness" StatuesDragons have enchanted, frightened, and intrigued people for thousands of years. While no one really knows how legends of dragons originated, that doesn't stop us from continuing to love stories of massive, fire-breathing beasts to this day. We help keep those stories alive in part, by using exquisite dragon decor in the garden. A dragon skull or a statue of a scaled Medieval beast rising out of the ground makes for quite the fantasy-inspired statement but there is also dragon decor for the home interior.

Two of the most enchanting dragon statues for the inside of the home are the Dragon Minions of Darkness. Both of these statues feature classic winged dragons replete with sharp fangs and claws. A further touch of realism is provided with bright, shining hues of emerald green, ruby red, silver, and brilliant gold. In most stories, dragons are not dull, feeble minded monsters but display a cunning mind as sharp as their massive claws, and sport shining natural, brightly colored suits of armor. Artist Liam Manchester has managed to capture just that essence with these fine dragon sculptures and adds another dramatic touch by placing them more than a foot and a half above their stone-shaped mounts. Put these stunning dragon statues on display to enthrall all of your fantasy fan guests.

Enjoy 20% off these fine dragons, Medieval home decor, all of our detailed gargoyle figurines, and everything else on the Design Toscano site when purchased by December 31st.

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Enjoy a 20% Discount on Resin Garden Statues and More During Our End of Year Sale!

"The Eye of the Dragon" Mystical Safe BoxThe holidays are pretty much over and that means that we no longer need to rush around in search of the best gifts (at least for another year). When we go shopping now, we can take our time, look around, and think about the best garden statues for the backyard, the most appropriate resin garden statues for business, and pick out absolutely exquisite indoor decorations. Smart shoppers also realize that this and the next few weeks can be some of the best days of the year for deals on everything from pool accessories to summer clothes and resin garden statues.

Here at Design Toscano, you will find your fair share of deals with a 20% discount on every item in our online store. That includes unique decor such as a replica of a Medieval suit of armor, and wonderful gargoyle sculptures such as the detailed and intimidating Silas the Sentry. Pair Silas with other gargoyles from our collection and stunning dragon decor such as Dread, the Dangling Dragon Wall Sculpture.

Keep in mind that all of our accents, objets d'art, and accessories are also on sale. That includes such beautiful unique items as the Eye of the Dragon Mystical Safe Box, and the stunning Russian Imperial Eagle Faberge Style Enameled Eggs.

Enjoy a 20% discount on these and hundreds of other unique items at Design Toscano today.

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Save on New Gothic Décor and More at Design Toscano

Gothic Temptress StatuesGothic decorations are more than gargoyle figurines and breathtaking dragon sculptures for the garden. Those statues are certainly magnificent but Gothic decor also includes beautiful wall decor, statuettes, and functional items. We update our Gothic collection with new items on a regular basis including decor that could be classified as Gothic, Medieval, or even Celtic. The Celtic Knotwork Tiffany-Style Stained Glass Window is one such piece. This beautiful stained glass piece combines the elegant patterns of the Celtic art form with a Gothic arch and warm red, yellow, and silver hues.

The Spirit Guide Angel Statue is just one of several striking statuettes in our collection. This fine piece was created by artist Anne Stokes and shows a striking, detailed angel with majestic wings and has a Celtic touch. Although this fine indoor decor displays the same type of enchanting mystery as many other Gothic items, if it seems a bit too angelic, there's always the equally enchanting, brightly colored Gothic Temptress Statues. Compliment these statues with the striking Jaw of the Dragon Offering Dish.

Enjoy 25% off these items and all of our beautiful resin garden statues, Gothic decor, and everything else on our site as long as you purchase by Friday, December 13th.

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Pay Nothing for Regular Shipping on Gargoyle Figurines from Design Toscano!

Talysus the Terrible Gargoyle SculptureGargoyles have graced the ramparts of castles and cathedrals for centuries but thanks to modern resin technologies, we can also put these fantastic sculptures on display in our very own gardens. The detailed, bat-like wings, scales, and other intimidating features of this old Medieval form of art are an essential aspect of any Gothic decor theme, while the classic appeal of gargoyles makes even the most ferocious gargoyle suitable for a garden that also features angels, animal garden statues, and beautiful outdoor water fountains. The timeless appeal of the gargoyle makes this a suitable sculpture for both indoors and the outdoors and a fine gift for someone who enjoys the fantasy genre.

Whether you buy a gargoyle statue to be used as a winter holiday gift, or to decorate your own place, today is a great day for purchasing a gargoyle or two. Buy gargoyles today and tomorrow from Design Toscano, and you pay nothing for regular shipping! The absence of regular shipping costs makes today an excellent day to buy cute little Emmet the Gargoyle Sculpture for the garden, or Talysus the Terrible for the backyard. Both of these modern gargoyles would fit right in with their old Medieval counterparts because they are crafted in the same intimidating style (although Emmet is much more adorable!).

Find great deals on gargoyle sculptures and more from Design Toscano.

Pay nothing for regular shipping on these and other items from Design Toscano when purchased by tomorrow, December 8th.

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