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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Take 20% Off Gargoyle Gifts and More from Design Toscano

Double Trouble Hanging Gargoyle SculptureBlack Friday Weekend continues at Design Toscano with a 20% discount off everything on our site. Buy any of our unique resin garden statues, breathtaking angel statues, or other fine decor on our site and get 20% off as long as you order by the end of today, December 1st. The discount and date means that today is an excellent day to buy presents for all of the people in your family who have unique and distinguished tastes. Those who love fantasy novels and Gothic decor will be thrilled with any of our fine gargoyles and other stunning Gothic decorations.

People who appreciate the best in unique decor will love to tear off the wrapping paper and see Gaston, the Climbing Gargoyle Statue! Gaston is one French gargoyle who refuses to just make faces as he sits back on his laurels. Instead, he climbs the walls and ramparts of any castle to sneer down at all who pass below his startling gaze. Pair this active gargoyle with the wonderfully detailed Double Trouble Hanging Gargoyle Sculpture.

Gothic and Medieval decor also comes in other, less intimidating forms including absolutely stunning furniture items like the Lord Raffles Grand Hall Lion Leg Coffee Table and beautiful wall decor such as the Chateau St. Roche Sculptural Wall Mirror.

Save on these items, beautiful garden fairies, and hundreds of other high quality decor when ordering by today, December 1st.

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Give Gothic Décor This Holiday Season

Steampunk Skull Containment VesselDecor is an essential part of the holiday season. We decorate the home to demonstrate our beliefs and give the place the right type of holiday character. Many of us do the same for the yard and hope to impress holiday party guests with unique, funny, and stunning decorations. While it's pretty easy to head to the nearest big box store and buy average, everyday decor, finding high quality decorations and decor that makes a big impression can be a bit more of a challenge. To avoid the hassle of finding unique, high quality holiday decor, the best place to shop is at the Design Toscano site. While looking for resin garden statues that add holiday cheer to the backyard, it's also an excellent opportunity for buying unique and wonderful holiday gifts.

If you have family and friends who would rather get Medieval decor and Gothic-themed gifts than a toaster or other average gifts, you will find plenty of fantastic possibilities at our Medieval and Gothic gifts page. Give the Steampunk Skull Containment Vessel as a stocking stuffer or if you are in search of a more elaborate gift, thrill that special person with Hastings, the Warrior Dragon Glass-topped Sculptural Table. These are just two of many fine Gothic items in a unique holiday collection that also includes Medieval furniture and splendid gargoyle figurines.

Enjoy 20% off the wonderful gift items in our Design Toscano holiday collection!

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Dragon Garden Statues that Scale the Walls of Home and Garden

Dread, the Dangling Dragon Wall SculptureDragons have been immortalized in paintings, sculptures, and folk tales for thousands of years. Although we often associate dragons with European knights, stories of winged, scaled monsters date back much longer than Medieval times. Depictions of dragons have also been found on ancient Sumerian artifacts and even on much earlier rock art. Although the reason why tales of dragons are found in dozens of cultures continues to be a mystery, that doesn't stop fantasy writers from putting them into their own stories nor artists from crafting fantastic dragon statues. They also make a wonderful garden statuary statement, especially when depicted as realistic creatures that perch on top of a roof or crafty magical beasts that scale the garden walls.

Dread the Dangling Dragon Wall Sculpture is a lively winged dragon that is clearly happy to be climbing up the wall. His scaled appearance, toothy grin, and formidable claws make this a classic dragon sculpture suited for the walls, trees, or other perches of home and garden. Pair it with a realistic Stoker's Moors Dragon Skull Statue to add to the Draconian effect.

The Warsin Dragon Statue is another climbing dragon and one with a classic look that fits right in with a Gothic-themed backyard or a garden that hosts a fine display of Greek garden statuary and stone garden angels.

Find the best in dragons, gargoyle statues, and other unique, high quality resin garden statues at Design Toscano.

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The Classic Beauty of the Wall Pediment

The Hardwick Dragon Wall Pediment: Set of TwoThe wall pediment is an ancient type of architectural decor. The ancient Greeks incorporated sculpted pediments into many of their temples and important structures and this form of sculptural decor was probably used by other cultures before that time. However, the Romans took the sculpted pediment a step further with cornices decorated with sculpted motifs and figures of deities. During the Italian Renaissance, sculptors created thousands of wall pediments with intricate designs and beautiful details. That same style of wall pediment decor can still be seen today in many of our resin wall pediment items.

Homes with a Gothic flair will look even better with the Hardwick Dragon Wall Pediment. This fantastic Medieval-themed sculpture makes a powerful magical statement when placed over a hearth, above a doorway, or above the main entranceway to a big room. This fine sculpture pairs well with the Heraldic Dragons of Avebury, a wall pediment that combines the power and beauty of the dragon with the symmetry and regal appearance of a heraldic crest.

If dragons don't belong on the walls of your home, the Weeping Angel Wall Pediment and the San Galgano Wall Pediment are just two other types of wall decor sculptures that bring classic beauty into the home.

Buy these and other wall decor until the end of today, October 23rd, and get a 20% discount on any of our wall decor items!

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Gargoyle Figurines, the Leering Guardian Spirits

Legend of the Cambridge Hopping Gargoyle SculptureGargoyles are an interesting, unique decor item that can look great in any garden. They aren't just limited to places with several Gothic Decor items or gardens that only put gnomes and garden fairies on display. The right gargoyle statue makes an excellent addition to every backyard by merit of its classic nature. As anyone who has toured the great cathedrals of Europe is aware, those stone depictions of leering guardian spirits are a common sight on the ramparts of churches and castles and you can add the same sort of classic Medieval look to your yard with high quality resin gargoyle statues.

From now until Friday, October 18th, you can also buy several of our gargoyles for a bargain because you get an extra 15% off any of the on sale gargoyles in our collection. That includes fantastic fiendish statues like the Legend of the Cambridge Hopping Gargoyle Sculpture and the amazing Scatheus, Guardian of the Shadows. Buy and save on these excellent gargoyles to give your garden a touch of intimidating elegance. Wonderful replicas of European gargoyles such as the Florentine Gargoyle Statue and the fantastic Spitting Gargoyle of Notre Dame are also on sale.

Get an extra 15% off these and all of our sale items from today until Friday, October 18th as part of our Fall Sale!

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Good storage chest.

jsd2 from St. Louis, MO, USA reviewed the Medieval Strong Box Ottoman

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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Comments: The chest is nice & deep to store blankets or other items. It seems a bit tall to use as an ottoman so it's probably better as a seat.

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Fun New Side Tables and Medieval Home Décor

French Wine Barrel Side TableWe always look forward to the new decor and resin garden statues that arrive at the Design Toscano warehouse. You simply cannot find the same kind of unique furniture and decor at the store and each item is a work of art. Recently, we had some beautiful new side tables and Medieval decor come in. A few of those new items include:

  • The French Wine Barrel Side Table: This handsome table stands one and a half feet tall and is perfect for any aficionado of the fermented grape. It has been carefully painted with the same tones shown by aged French Oak wine barrels and will be beautiful decor whether used as a table while enjoying a favorite vintage or as a place to display the Versailles Telephone. That functional work of art will also look right at home when placed on the Tour Eiffel Sculptural Metal Side Table. The metal latticework and Eiffel Tower shape will bring back fond memories of strolling down the Champs Elysees and sampling fine wines in the Loire Valley.
  • The Carbon Candle Chandelier Wall Sconce: If you have been hoping to light a room with elegant Medieval decor,  buy this wonderful wall sconce. The charming combination of scrollwork and candles help turn this wall decor into a romantic work of art. Use it in a bathroom, bedroom, or cozy hallway and buy it as a wedding gift.

Find these beautiful items and other fine decor for home and business at Design Toscano.

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Beautiful, Functional Gothic Tables and Furniture

Gothic Quatrefoil Console TableFurniture has been a form of art for centuries and many a furniture maker has shown his and her artistic talent when making wooden chairs, tables, and other items. When beautiful woods such as Chestnut, Oak, and Mahogany are used, it's just about impossible not to carve a few extra decorative motifs or to turn the entire piece into a work of art. In addition to adding a decorative touch, artistic furniture makers also love to combine function with beauty. This has resulted in many wonderful furniture items, including handsome gaming tables such as the Walpole Manor Gaming Chess Table. The class and elegance of this functional table turns it into excellent decor whether you happen to play chess or not.

The Saint Thomas Aquinas Gothic Wooden Bookstand is another beautiful work of art that acts as fitting decor for the most distinguished of homes. Modeled after an 18th century antique, this Gothic bookstand is the perfect place to showcase your Gothic objets d'art and favorite tomes. Pair this elegant bookcase with the beautiful Gothic Quatrefoil Console Table. An authentic antique replica of Medieval home decor, this hardwood table would look right at home in the halls of a 15th century castle. Use the quatrefoil embellished drawers to store antique silverware, table dressings, cherished books, or other personal treasures.

Find high quality Gothic decor and Medieval furniture at Design Toscano today.

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Garden Benches as Resin Garden Statues

Blair Castle Sculptural Gargoyle BenchWhen some people think of garden statuary, images of Greek garden statues or a beautiful stone garden angel may come to mind. While such sculptures certainly make stunning additions to the backyard, they aren't the only type of statuary that adds beauty to the garden. Some sculptures are functional in addition to acting as decor and one such very useful type of garden statuary is the stone garden bench. The stone bench has played a role as garden decor for more than 2,000 years and hasn't changed all that much since the times of the ancient Greeks except for being made of sturdy resin materials and cast stone instead of quarried materials.

Statues such as the Blair Castle Sculptural Gargoyle Bench are a wonderful addition to backyards that feature classic sculptures or follow a Medieval decorating theme. Use this unique bench as a place to put your books during warm weather and then bring it inside for use as a Medieval table during the winter. For an absolutely regal look, you can't go wrong with the stunning Giant Neoclassical Swan Garden Bench. Take a seat in this fantastic garden statuary item and you will feel as if you are living a Victorian dream. To round out your display of statuary, remember a loved one with one or more of our personalized memorial garden benches.

Find the best in unique garden statuary, functional sculptures for the backyard, and the best in decor at Design Toscano today.

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Well-made Fun!

iananna from Dallas, TX reviewed the Dragons Thorne Medieval Rucksack

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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Comments: My sons LOVE this backpack! It has room for all their schoolwork; and, the one-shoulder design is formed to help distribute weight. Another plus, the dragon emblem has not flaked or become worn. And, it's a design allowed in school. The cost is equal to the backpacks we found in chain retail stores. The difference...this bag has lasted for longer than a year :) You won't be disappointed!

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Dragon Garden Statues as Rain Spouts

Giant Cross-Toed Dragon Rain SpoutPart of the beauty of garden statuary stems from the ability to provide an actual function in addition to making your place look simply majestic. For example, the backyard is going to look stunning with a fine display of Greek Garden Statues but a couple of outdoor garden water fountains add a further, fantastic dimension to garden decor. The same can be said of creative weather vanes and rain spouts, especially when they come in the form of a dragon. The dragon rain spout continues the Medieval tradition of using gargoyles and dragon sculptures to channel rain off the roofs of cathedrals, castles, and other large buildings. While such functional sculptures during Medieval times were limited to the clergy and nobility, nowadays, such eye-catching Gothic rain spouts are available to anyone who wants to give their home a unique, Medieval touch.

The Giant Cross-Toed Dragon Rain Spout is modeled after dragon gargoyle spouts on Gothic cathedrals and thus shows a similar large, open muzzle, fierce expression, and craggy, crossed toes that grip its base. This stunning dragon statue can either be installed to funnel rain off of the roof or be used as a stand alone dragon statue that guards the entrance to your home. Complement it with such stunning sculptural dragon rain spouts as Ranier and Darian.

Find the best in functional and unique resin garden statues at Design Toscano today.

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Three Excellent Reasons for Buying Gothic Tables

The Sudbury Solid Pine Dining TableMedieval home decor adds a regal, storied look to any home, especially when Gothic tables are placed in the dining area, library, or other suitable room. The following are three other reasons for buying magnificent Gothic furniture from Design Toscano:

  • The Sudbury Solid Pine Dining Table: Although many Gothic-themed tables and replicas of antique furniture are hand carved from rich, reddish Mahogany, we dare to state that this rich, golden-colored, solid pine table is just as beautiful. Its full seven foot length and stunning appearance are ideal for hosting regal dinners and its beautiful, hand carved rosettes, laurel bows, and scrolls heighten this uncommon table with Medieval personality.
  • Lord Raffles Grand Hall Lion Leg Coffee Table: Since we did mention Mahogany, it's only fair that we also talk about one of the most regal Mahogany tables in our collection of fine furniture. This stunning coffee table is hand carved from that durable, richly colored tropical hardwood and is a replica of antique furniture that was used by European royalty.  Its regal stature is demonstrated with carvings of lions heads, lion paws for the table's feet, and ornate heraldic crests.
  • Save 20% on Gothic Tables and all furniture items: Given that our sale on furniture items only lasts until tomorrow, August 25th, this may be the best reason for buying Gothic themed tables and other furniture now!

Enjoy a 20% discount on all of our furniture items when purchased by tomorrow, August 25th.

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Give Gothic Décor a Modern Touch with Steampunk Items

Warwickshire Dragon Glass-Topped Coffee TableGothic decorations represent an especially unique type of decor for a number of reasons. They can be replicas of furniture and decor that hail from another very different time, are often associated with tales of horror and suspense, and may depict mythical creatures that are a lot less cuddly than a rabbit, horse, or even a bear. When we follow a Gothic decorating theme for a room, home, or garden, gargoyle figurines start hanging from the walls and flank entrance ways. Statues of knights and other Medieval-themed items make an appearance. Gothic furniture gives living and dining rooms an ornate, noble appearance. In short, your place becomes an abode of fantasy and Medieval charm. Nevertheless, you will make your place look even more interesting by injecting it with a bit of Steampunk.

Although the Steampunk theme is in a category of its own, it makes a very nice compliment to Gothic decor. Steampunk came out of Japanese Anime films that gave characters and their backdrops a distinct, creative blend of Victorian era designs and odd, industrial gadgetry. As far as decorating goes, the results are unique, textured pieces that come straight out of a fantasy world where people with enhanced robotic limbs occasionally battle monsters in Victorian-themed, industrial landscapes. This may explain why such fantastic Steampunk animal items as the Cyber Bat and  Cyber Leopard  make excellent additions to a Gothic-themed room.

Order these and other items from today until tomorrow, August 16th, and save with our Beat the Heat Sale.

With the Beat the heat Sale, you:

Save $20 on purchases of $100 to $199.

Save $50 on purchases of $200 to $399.

Save $100 on purchases of more than $400!

This sale expires on August 16th, 2013 and cannot be combined with other offers.

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The Intimidating Beauty of the Garden Gargoyle Statue

Gargoyle statues aren't really in the same category as a peaceful depiction of a sleeping cherub or a cute little animal garden statue of a rabbit. No, Gargoyles were designed to scare off and intimidate evil spirits and people with malicious plans. Intimidation is an essential part of the Silas the Sentry Gargoyle Sculptureclassic gargoyle statue but that characteristic also lends the sculpture a certain degree of beauty.  Much of that beauty is found in the fine details shown by such high quality gargoyle statues as Argos and Boden; two striking Gargoyle sentinel statues. These two foot tall gargoyles make a beautiful Gothic statement with their wonderfully detailed wings, talons, muscled appearance, and classic French gargoyle faces. Use them to flank the entranceway to the backyard or house and guests will feel as if they are walking into a place where Medieval fantasy reigns.

Silas the Sentry Gargoyle is equally intimidating and beautiful. Silas demonstrates a frightening, intimidating, and realistic display of personality with its upturned face and accusing glare. With its tensed muscles and crouched position, this fine gargoyle seems ready to leap into the air and use its sharp claws to defend the castle at any moment.

Enjoy free regular shipping on unique resin garden statues and other items from Design Toscano from today until Sunday, August 4th. No minimum purchase required!

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Ornate and Beautiful Gothic Décor Items

Gothic decorations are typically majestic. Gothic sculptures and art are inspired by the fantasy and horror genres as well as decor that graced the halls, walls, and turrets of Medieval castles, keeps, and Victorian mansions. The result of this dark combination are beautiful Gothic "The Dragon of Kingsbridge Manor" Pedimentsculptures and art that lends an exciting antique character to garden and home. By nature most Gothic decor is ornate, detailed, and simply stunning. That blend of ornate beauty is particularly demonstrated  by the Skull and Sword Gothic Wall Sculpture. Aficionados of the fantasy genre will be captivated by this striking wall decor that features a fanged, demon skull that has been spiked with a barbaric, branded sword. Red and orange flaming wings add further Gothic character to this striking sculpture.

No Gothic-themed room or home would be complete without its fair share of dragon sculptures. Decorate your favorite room with the The Dragon of Kingsbridge Manor Pediment to combine the legendary strength and intimidating personality of a dragon with the noble beauty of a wall pediment. This striking wall decor is based on a legendary Medieval battle between a knight and a dragon. After a fiery and heated struggle, the Knight of Kingsbridge emerged victorious and mounted the head, claws, and wings of the dragon above an hearth in his keep. This magnificent decor will give both home and business a fantastic Medieval touch.

Find these regal items and other spectacular, ornate Gothic decor at Design Toscano.

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Gothic Decor for a Gothic Themed Bar

Authentic Iron Gargoyle Bottle OpenerA bar can be a wonderful addition to a home. It's the perfect venue for entertaining guests and is a fun place to sit back and relax after a long day at work or weeding the garden. A bar can also be successfully used to highlight a decorating theme. For example, a bar placed in a room that features Gothic decorations can add a wonderful, additional Gothic touch in a variety of ways. One of the easiest means of adding Gothic decor to a bar is with fun, decorative bottle openers such as the Evil Skull Cast Iron Bottle Opener or better yet, have guests open bottles with a striking dragon opener or a wicked iron gargoyle bottle opener.

Decorative mirrors also work well with home bars. The Gothic Cathedral Arch Mirror is a beautiful piece that adds a fantastic, four and a half foot tall, Medieval touch to a room that hosts a Gothic bar. For full Gothic effect, hang this enticing, enchanting mirror right behind the bar and use Forest Spirits Greenmen Goblets to serve guests their drink of choice.

Complete the Gothic look of your bar by putting Count Dracula's Coat of Arms on a wall next to it. Few other decorations can match the Gothic splendor of a realistic replica of the real Dracula's family crest!

Find all of your Gothic decorating needs and much more in high quality decor at Design Toscano today.

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