Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The backyard is a place that can be used for a wide variety of activities. During the summer months, depending on the size of the backyard, it can play host to everything from badminton games to neighborhood volleyball championships. It also acts as a fine locale for evening meals, outdoor parties, or trying your hand at gardening. When you have guests, you also make an impression with backyard garden statuary.
The bigger the statues the bigger the impression and certain extraordinary sculptures will make your garden the talk of the town. Put a giant Easter Island Ahu Akivi Moai Monolith Statue in the backyard to amaze and entertain guests. This faux stone sculpture was carefully designed and crafted to look just like the actual signature stone head statues that dot the barren Easter Island landscape.
If you have a tree or two, decorate one of them with the realistic Hanging Jungle Monkey statue. Kids of all ages will love this detailed Chimpanzee animal yard statue and neighbors will wonder if you have a pet primate on the premises.
Of course, no extraordinary backyard decor is complete without one of our exclusive Bigfoot statues. Decorate the yard with a giant, Life-size Yeti Statue for full effect and put a Bashful Bigfoot behind a tree.
Shop at the online Design Toscano store for the best in unique and extraordinary backyard decor.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
The main goal of most gardens is growing various types of greenery. The garden acts as a private sanctuary where we can tend and show off beautiful flowerbeds, carefully pruned hedges, and stately trees. Nevertheless, the backyard always looks better with a bit of garden statuary. The right type of animal garden statues can give the yard a natural touch of drama and beauty, and garden fairies provide a mystical, magical touch. However, even if a garden is decorated with the best and most beautiful of sculptures, the decorating isn't truly complete until a water feature has been installed.
This can take the form of a small pond although most people settle for the beauty and natural grace of a fountain. A fountain takes still water and brings it to life. It gives it voice in the form of bubbling laughter and when you listen to that refreshing sound, it cleanses the worries and stress from the soul. It's an invaluable, natural form of therapy that can be expressed by any type of fountain. The Alpine Approach Garden Fountain has an impressive natural appearance that resembles steadfast Alpine granite being washed by clear, cold streams of water. Counter its impressive faux stone appearance with the weathered wood and stone look of the Ridge Point Garden Fountain Sculpture.
Order any of these sculptures along with anything else on our site between now and February 14th and get 20% off the regular price.
This sale cannot be combined with other offers.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Wild places remind us of the power and mystery associated with the primal side of nature. While many of our natural instincts might be stowed away when walking to a supermarket or a favorite restaurant in the city, they come back out to play on camping trips in wilderness areas. Those feelings seem to be truly expressed once the sun goes down and the peaceful forest of the day turns into a pitch black place of foreboding menace. Every little sound can put you on edge and the imagination runs wild as owls begin to hoot and shadows seem to come to life. The hair on the back of your neck can seem to stand up for no reason and you don't dare put out the campfire. Once wolves start to howl, the experience gets kicked up a notch and you might be tempted to get in the car and drive back to civilization.
However, once you realize that the sounds of the night are just chipmunks and other small creatures, and that wolves are much more afraid of you than you are of them, their haunting calls become an enchanting reminder that wild places still exist on this Earth. Pay homage to the beauty and mystery of the wilderness with the Howling Lone Wolf Sculpture. With its muzzle raised to the sky, this highly detailed animal yard statue of a beautiful, wild wolf couldn't be more realistic.
Find the most realistic of animal garden sculptures at Design Toscano and when you order any on sale item from now until February 1st, take 20% off the price as part of our Mid-Winter Clearance Sale!
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The Asian-themed garden often plays host to bamboo (both living and sculpted forms), Koi ponds, and Buddha outdoor statues. There might also be a stunning Panda animal yard statue or even a Ninja Gnome but the most spectacular of Asian gardens usually showcase a bronze sculpture or two. Asian-themed sculptures tend to look more impressive and authentic when depicted in bronze because sculptures crafted from that ancient medium have adorned Chinese gardens for more than two thousand years.
The solid bronze Asian Dragon with Power Orb is one such spectacular sculpture. This writhing Asian water dragon is sculpted in the same style as classic dragons that adorn Chinese temples. The power orb is a modern touch but gives this beautiful bronze sculpture a magical, captivating appearance. Although it can be shown on its own, this fantastic, piped bronze sculpture is at its best when placed in a pond or fountain.
The Tranquil Buddha Statue is another stunning Asian-themed bronze sculpture. Carefully crafted in the traditional lost wax method, this Buddha statue is beautifully detailed and resembles many Buddha sculptures that grace temple grounds in Thailand and China. The peaceful, contented look on the face of this Buddha is timeless and inspirational.
Save on these fantastic bronze sculptures and hundreds of other statues for the backyard and the interior of your home and business at Design Toscano.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Happy New Year from all of us at Design Toscano! The start of a new year is a useful incentive to get a fresh start on new exercise regimens, healthier diets, and other positive projects such as giving the backyard a fresh look with beautiful outdoor decor. Whether you have a backyard that hosts a stunning set of Greek garden statues or nary a sculpture, it could probably use a change of scenery. Fortunately, our newest set of sculptures provides plenty of exciting opportunities to add elegant and exciting beauty to your yard in 2013.
Make a statement with the Grand Scale Muiredach High Celtic Cross. Standing over seven feet in height and decorated with ornamental carvings, this replica of a tenth century Irish work of art will be a dominant feature in the backyard of any home or church.
If your garden could go for a touch of joy, garden statues of children will do the trick. The Little Girl and Boy Dancing Statue captures the innocent, unadulterated joy of two children lost in play and is just about guaranteed to provoke nostalgic reminders of younger days. The same can be said about the tender Love's First Kiss statue.
Animal garden statues can also do wonders for any backyard. Get the realistic White Swan Statue to give the garden a touch of enchanted elegance.
Find these items and hundreds of other beautiful statues for the interior and exterior of your home and business at Design Toscano.
Enjoy our End of the Year Sale and get 20% off until tomorrow, January 2nd!
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Anyone who has ever owned a beloved pet knows that those animals are more than just a cat or dog. They become part of the family and when they pass away, we miss them dearly. Every cherished cat, dog, or bird deserves its own memorial and there's no better place to put it than in your own, peaceful garden.
The "I Thought of You" personalized cast stone pet memorial statue reflects the deep feelings that we have for dearly departed pets. It comes with an ebony plaque that can be engraved with your pet's name and lifespan, and the sculpture has an inscription that reveals what most of us feel about beloved, deceased pets. Although this weatherproof, cast stone monument will last for years in the outdoors, it can also be displayed as a wall sculpture inside the home.
The Heart-Shaped, Cast Stone Pet Memorial is another tender means of remembering that departed best friend. It can be personalized with up to six lines of text and makes for an emotional addition to the garden and the walls of your home. The solid marble garden memorial can also be personalized and works as a beautiful reminder of your dearly departed pet.
Enjoy 20% off quality garden pet memorials, all of our resin garden statues, sculptures for outside, and everything on our site until January 2nd as part of our End of the Year Sale.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Every backyard looks better with a bit of decor. Whether the size of a postage stamp or an acre of green, animal garden statues and various types of garden statuary help to give it character and turn it into your own personal green space. The type of statuary used in the backyard depends on your likes and what you might want to portray. You don't need to settle on any old statuary either. Go for unique, quality items that will make a statement and compliment the beauty of your backyard.
These are items such as the exquisite Fairy of the West Wind Sitting Statue or even detailed gargoyle figurines like the Silas the Gargoyle Sentry. Each of these is essentially a beautiful work of art that adds a huge amount of character to any garden and are a tiny sampling of the huge array of fairy and gargoyle sculptures we carry.
Animal statues help to give your garden a wild look with natural beauty. The success of animal sculptures depends on their realism and this is why we offer items that stand out for their lifelike details such as the Shadowed Predator Black Panther Statue.
Shop at Design Toscano to find the decor and objets d'art that will turn your garden and home into an enchanted realm or peaceful escape.
Get 20% off sales items until today, December 26th as part of our Christmas Clearance sale!
Monday, November 12, 2012
Statues for the backyard don't just have to be placed on the ground or even on a plinth. Some, like the Dragon of Falkenberg Castle Moat Lawn Statue seem to come right out of the ground, while items like the Bigfoot Statue seem to lope through the yard and statues such as the Black Panther stalk the flowerbeds. Others find their home in the trees and make for a naturally beautiful addition to outdoor holiday decor.
Animal garden statues like Simone, the Squirrel Hanging Sculpture are so realistic that you can expect the live, bushy-tailed, inquisitive variety to come and scold it on more than a few occasions. Birds may keep their distance and neighbors will wonder why you have a pet squirrel until you put a little Santa Claus hat on its head.
Yonva, the Climbing Bear Sculpture is another animal statue meant for the trees. Modeled after a real bear cub, Yonva plays the role perfectly with its adorable face and highly detailed, furry appearance. Black Bears like Yonva are naturally good climbers and they often sleep in nests high up in a tree. Larger and bulkier Brown Bears usually stick to the ground because they don't climb trees nearly as well. This is demonstrated by the oh so cute Out on a Limb Hanging Brown Bear Statue!
Order these and other high quality animal statues as holiday gifts from Design Toscano.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Happy Halloween! Today is one of our favorite holidays and we are celebrating it with a a Halloween Happy Hour sale that takes 25% off of everything on our site! Order anything on the Design Toscano site from 2pm to 7pm CST today only (October 31st) and you get a 25% discount. That includes unique spooky decor like our Gothic Zombie Wall Sculpture, and the terrifying Harvest of Evil Garden Scarecrow Statue.
Shop during the Halloween Happy Hour sale and save big on gifts for the winter holidays. Friends and family who enjoy Medieval home decor will love items like the Gothic Greenman Cast Iron Door Knocker or a detailed statue of a full suit of beautiful, sixteenth century Italian armor.
Get high quality, realistic animal garden statues for folks who appreciate nature and the great outdoors. The Catch of the Day Bear Sculpture captures the hunting technique of a bear with incredibly realistic detail. Put it next to your Koi pond to heighten its realism.
The dog lovers in the family will get a kick out of Buster the Bulldog Sculpture. A must for any English Bulldog owner, his hoard of dog biscuits makes this adorable statue realistic both in terms of appearance and setting.
Order these unique items and anything else on our site from 2pm to 7pm CST on October 31st and enjoy 25% off the regular price!
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Artists have been sculpting statues of deities and other religious inspired themes since people first started making statues. Uses for worship, inspiration, reminders, and intrinsic beauty, they can also help to make the backyard a more peaceful place. Three of the most peaceful resin garden statues in our collection are:
Madonna of Notre Dame Statue: This statue of the Madonna gives an open, peaceful welcome with outstretched arms and loving look on her face. This simple yet beautiful sculpture of the Madonna is based on similar statues that adorn French churches.
Nature's Nurturer Saint Francis Sculpture: One of the most peaceful and beloved of Catholic saints, Saint Francis shows his humble nature and devotion by renouncing everything and befriending all of God's creation. Offering food to the squirrels and birds that flock to him, this wonderfully detailed statue captures his love for the animal kingdom.
Giant Buddha Monument-Sized Garden Sculpture: This large Buddha statue is four feet tall and depicts the enlightened one in the serene depths of meditation. Modeled after Buddha statues from southern Asia, this beautiful sculpture will help bring peace and tranquility to any type of garden.
Save on these religious sculptures, the most peaceful of stone garden angels, and dozens of other beautiful, spiritual statues at Design Toscano. Our 25% Off Sitewide Sale has been Extended thru 10pm tonight!
Monday, October 22, 2012
How can you not like Meerkats? Animated and entertaining, they stand on their hind legs to scan their surroundings for both friend and foe. Their black-tipped fingers and dark markings around the eyes give them a wonderfully mischievous, cartoon-like appearance. It's too bad that these beautiful little animals only naturally occur in southern Africa but at least you can add them to your yard in the form of realistic, detailed animal garden statues. The main question is which one to put in the garden?
The Meerkat Gang Sculpture is a classic depiction of these noble little creatures and looks beautiful in any yard.Try putting it near the flowers so the Meerkats can guard them with bright, watchful eyes.
You can also mix Meerkats with outdoor garden water fountains when you buy the Meerkat Family at the Watering Hole Sculpture. Just as they would do in their dry Kalahari Desert homeland, a family of Meerkats hangs out at a precious watering hole and stand on their hind legs to get a better view of their surroundings.
For one of the cutest of Meerkat statues, see the Kalahari Meerkat Statue: Out of Hole. Just as the name of the statue implies, a cute Meerkat peeks its adorable head out of its burrow to inspect your garden.
Find the best in Meerkat items and other high quality garden sculptures at Design Toscano.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
The animal yard statue is a classic addition to any backyard. Sculptures of animals like lions, horses, and even turtles bring elegance to the garden by showcasing their natural beauty. They can look stunning all on their own but some animal statues also combine beauty with utility in the form of tables.
The Out on a Limb Bear Cub Sculptural Table is a fine example of one such table and the sculptured table column is so detailed and realistic, you might be tempted to just put it on display for that reason alone. However, if you opt for also using it as a table, the thick glass top will act as a solid support for a cold drink, favorite books, or displaying exquisite objets d'art.
While that sculptural table can be used in the garden, it works better inside the home. The Black Forest Bear Pedestal Table, though, is an excellent item for outdoor garden parties. This bear is happy to make sure that your favorite drink and snacks are within reach!
For a more colorful approach, try the beautiful Great Barrier Reef Glass-topped Table! Sculpted with detailed depictions of stunning reef fish and bright corals that are topped with a round glass top, it's the perfect place for a poolside drink.
Find these and other stunning animal garden sculptures and gorgeous Gothic tables at Design Toscano.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Angels have been a common, recurring theme in gardens and cemeteries for centuries. Meant to bring peace to the garden or express a sense of mourning over a lost, loved one, angels have been shown in a variety of poses. They can be tall and intimidating as they tower above the garden with large, outstretched wings, look to the heavens with joy, or they can be beautifully sad as they lower their head in a sign of mourning. Angels can also be seated as they ponder their surroundings in relaxed contemplation.
The Resting Grace Sitting Angel Sculpture captures the appearance and demeanor of the seated angel perfectly. With head resting on her hand, she contemplates your garden with a peaceful expression on her youthful face while the detailed folds of her long gown and feathered wings are a sight to behold.
For an even more relaxed look, you can't go wrong with the Afternoon Nap Angel Sculpture. This cute little cherub felt so at home in your garden that it fell fast asleep in a flower basket. With head resting on one of its wings, this baby angel is a perfect inspiration to take your own backyard nap.
Find these high quality resin garden statues, beautiful religious outdoor statues, and the best in animal garden sculptures at Design Toscano today.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Statues have been used for religious purposes since people first learned to carve. They help remind us of ideals and philosophies to live by and for many people, give form to faith. They represent some of the earliest pieces of art, sculpted masterpieces that take center stage in some of the most prestigious museums, and beautify gardens around the globe.
Religious statues also fit into just about any decorating theme and when you order them from Design Toscano through today, September 4th, you can get 20% off the regular price as part of our Labor Day Sale. Animal lovers can save on the beautiful Nature's Nurturer: St. Francis Sculpture. The bird bath in this statue makes it possible for Saint Francis to show his love for animals in real time as sparrows, goldfinches, doves, and other birds come to perch on his shoulders and splash in the basin.
People who appreciate classic Renaissance-themed art and the sacred union of the family will love The Holy Family Sculpture. Detailed, lifelike, and sculpted in classic Italian sculpting traditions that have been passed down for centuries from generation to generation, this work of art has the elegance of an heirloom piece.
Save 20% on these excellent statues, Buddha outdoor statues, and everything on our site when ordered by today, September 4th.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
The end of summer is almost here and we Americans mark the occasion with Labor Day celebrations. Although the weather seems to be just as warm and trees have yet to drop their leaves, the first Monday in September is when we decide that another Summer has come to an end. This turns the Labor Day weekend into Summer's last hurrah and millions of Americans follow suit by heading to the outdoors. Pools get filled to capacity, state and national parks are busy, marching bands show their stuff on Main Streets, and grills are fired up across the nation.
Many of us also enjoy this holiday by hosting parties in the backyard. We invite friends and family to share great food, drink, and conversation, and give them a tour of our prized resin garden statues. At Design Toscano, in addition to celebrating Labor Day with backyard parties, we also offer a 20% discount on everything in our online catalog. From September 30th to August 4th, you get 20% off anything ordered on our site! That includes such classic, beautiful statues as the Grand Cathedral Angel Sculpture, and exquisite decor for the interior of your home or business.
Celebrate Labor Day with 20% savings on beautiful animal garden statues and every item from August 30th to September 4th!
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Elephants are considered to be good luck in Thailand and other parts of southern Asia. Rumored to have excellent memories and known to be fiercely loyal to their herd and protective of their young, elephants embody a number of noble characteristics. To demonstrate reverence and appreciation for pachyderms, statues of these powerful, intelligent, and unmistakable animals can be seen in many hotels, restaurants, and shops in southern Asia. They also make for interesting garden statuary, especially when the sculptures are as realistic as the ones offered by Design Toscano.
Put the Trunk-Up Baby Elephant Statue in the yard and neighbors may wonder if you are harboring a private zoo or the most exotic of pets. This statue is about as realistic as you can get without having a real, live elephant roaming through the garden. Kids and adults alike will love the detailed wrinkles and playful features of this cute baby elephant.
The Triumphant Entry Elephant Statue might not be life-size but it makes up for that with highly detailed features and a proud, realistic appearance. Its three foot height and more than four foot length also make it big enough to impress and bestow good luck upon your guests.
Find these and other unique statuary at Design Toscano.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
The garden should be a quiet, relaxing place but it doesn't need to be absent of sound. In fact, it can't and shouldn't be absolutely silent because the subtle sounds of nature are one of the benefits of any backyard. Birds sing from the tops of trees in spring and early summer, and chirp and chatter at other times of the year. On warm summer evenings, crickets and other insect sounds can act as natural lullabies. Even during the dead of winter, sound is still present as wind blows through the trees. The natural sounds should be there but you do yourself and the garden a favor by installing water fountains to add to the backyard symphony .
Fountains have played important roles in European plazas for hundreds of years. Locals came to them to fill their water buckets but they also enjoyed the sights and sounds of beautiful sculptures that blended water and stone. The water in a good fountain gurgles but the splashing and flow of a great fountain positively sings. These are pieces like the Cherubs at Play Sculptural fountain and the Heavenly Moments Angel Sculptural fountain. Both are as beautiful for the ears as they are for the eyes and will fill any garden with the happy sounds of laughing water.
Find unique garden statuary like these items and the best in animal garden statues at Design Toscano.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
The summer winds down in August and those dog days make more than a few of us ready for the refreshing winds of autumn. Even the trees seem ready to change the color of their leaves as you stroll through the backyard. Birds spend most of their time splashing around in one of your outdoor garden water fountains and you find yourself spending just as much time in the pool. However, despite the lazy, tired atmosphere so common during the last days of August, evenings can be downright enchanting.
As the sun once again turns the reins over to the dark skies of night, the shadows lengthen and the backyard takes on a different personality. Garden fairies seem ready to spring into action and animal garden statues like the Mystical Unicorn of Avalon turn the backyard into a place where magic still exists.
It's the perfect time for throwing enchanting backyard parties and the garden will reveal its true sylvan character with detailed sculptures like Simon the Fox or the Spitting Asian Dragon Bronze Garden Statue. These and other unique Design Toscano sculptures will turn your late summer backyard soirees into unforgettable evenings for all of your guests.
Save on these and other unique garden sculptures at Design Toscano.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
July is coming to an end and this summer has certainly been a hot one! In fact, meteorologists are saying that it may be the hottest summer on record and although it's not over yet, let's all hope that the heat waves are behind us as we head into the home stretch to autumn. August isn't autumn by any means but it reminds us that the days of cooler weather, crisp nights, and fall foliage are fast approaching. August represents the end of those summer days and for whatever reason, this time of the year always seems to be "lazier" than months like February, May, or October.
Whether it's because of the humid, dusky evenings or because we are just getting tired of summer, we often refer to August as the "dog days" of the season. It's a time to sit out on the porch and sip Mojitos, Mint Juleps, or some other tangy, refreshing drink. It's a time for admiring your garden statuary from the cool recesses of the pool or from a well-worn chair in the shade. Fitting decor for this time of the year are cherub statues like the Afternoon Nap Angel Sculpture or the Summertime Reflections Cherub Garden Statue. With their wonderfully relaxed and lazy looks, these beautiful little statues will be the perfect addition to any August garden.
Find these cherub sculptures, beautiful garden fairies, and the best in outdoor animal statues at Design Toscano.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Just as decor in the backyard says something about your garden, interior decor can speak volumes about your personality and tastes. It of course doesn't give the entire picture but it's probably safe to say that people who use more animal garden statues have a strong appreciation for wildlife. Folks who display statues of Greek deities probably enjoy classic works of art more than contemporary pieces. If religious outdoor statues are shown in the garden, they very likely reflect the belief system of the people who live there. However, statues aren't the only types of decor that offer a glimpse into the personality of the home owner. Furniture can also be used to show who you are are and what you stand for.
Use Gothic pieces like the Effingham Gryphon Library Table and guests won't fail to be impressed by the beauty of solid, carved mahogany. Its intricately carved legs and strong, enduring look will tell them that the owner of the home may have attributes that are just as distinguished and noble.
Serve tea or coffee to your guests on the Lord Raffle Lion Tea Table and they will realize that they are dealing with someone who believes in elegance and class.
Save on these and certain other pieces of furniture today and tomorrow at Design Toscano!