Friday, September 20, 2013
Halloween is much more than entertaining trick or treaters with candy and frightening decor. It's also a celebration and we show it by attending and throwing Halloween parties. These aren't just any old parties either but festivities that include Halloween-themed games, food, spooky music, and more. Two of the essentials for any Halloween party are costumes and decor. They help turn a regular get together into a memorable Halloween bash and decor plays a huge role in determining whether your party is a hit or one that ends up being forgotten a few days later. The following are three animal garden sculpture ideas to turn your Halloween bash into an unforgettable event:
Bigfoot, the Bashful Yeti Tree Sculpture: Yes, Sasquatch is an animal too and one that makes a perfect fit for Halloween. Display this detailed depiction of the North American Ape on a tree in the backyard and it will be a frightening reminder to stay out of the woods (or your backyard) at night!
The Bad Intentions Giant Warthog Garden Statue: Add character to your Halloween decor with this intimidating statue! Modeled after one of the roughest, toughest wild pigs on the planet, the sharp, long tusks and stout, mean look of our Warthog makes it look like a natural gargoyle!
Growling Gray Wolf Statue: Use this very realistic statue of a growling wild wolf to give your yard a truly frightening touch.
These are just a few of the many life like animal garden statues in our collection. Enjoy 20% off decor when purchased until tomorrow, September 20th!
This sale cannot be combined with other offers.
Sunday, September 15, 2013
The second largest continent on the planet is renowned for its many cultures and majestic wildlife. The grassy plains and wide open savannahs of eastern and southern Africa in particular host some of the most incredible wildlife displays on Earth, including vast herds of Zebra and Wildebeest, huge Nile Crocodiles lurking in the rivers that cross the plains, trumpeting herds of African Elephants, and powerful prides of Lions on the prowl. Taking a safari to national parks and protected areas of Africa is the best way to experience such incredible savage beauty. However, even if Africa does happen to be on the other side of the globe, you can pay homage to the wildlife of the savannah with the right selection of resin garden statues.
Start your display of African animals with Gigi the Garden Giraffe. Those funny, long-necked mammals rarely sit down but Gigi shows how they do it with realistic details. As with all of our realistic animal garden sculptures, this Giraffe statue is carefully painted by hand to demonstrate the same distinctive pattern as the Giraffes than stroll the African savannahs.
No African scene would be complete without Zebras, Lions, and Elephants. Cute little Zairen the Zebra makes a striking black and white patterned statement, the incredibly life-like Lioness with Cub statue shows a mother Lion carrying her young cub, and the Good Luck, Trunk Up Baby Elephant Statue is a very realistic depiction of a young Pachyderm.
Find the best in African animal garden statues and a wide assortment of high quality decor at Design Toscano today.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Greenman statues can add an interesting touch to just about any type of backyard decorating theme. They can inject trees and garden walls with personality while acting as a nonchalant background decoration and work well with everything from classic Greek garden statues to realistic animal garden sculptures. However, if there's one holiday when this unique type of decor stands out, it has to be Halloween. Certain types of Greenmen sculptures can take center stage in Halloween displays on account of their eerie appearance. The Whispering Wilhelm Tree Ent Sculpture might look benign during the day but shows a completely different face on an October night. As the shadows lengthen, this garden statuary piece looks much more sinister and foreboding. Hang it on a tree in your yard and it will be just about guaranteed to give a sudden scare to Halloween party guests.
The same can be said of the even more frightening Spirit of Nottingham Woods Greenman Sculpture. Its piercing eyes and craggy features lend an uneasy, life-like look to any tree. Don't be surprised if you see party guests and trick-treaters alike giving this creepy decor a wide berth on All Hallow's Eve. Bring your trees to life with Wilhelm and the Spirit of Nottingham but don't forget to top off your greenman decorating by hanging the fantastic Poison Ivy Forest Witch on the front door of your place!
Find the best in unique Halloween decorations and enjoy 20% off decor at Design Toscano from now until September 20th.
This sale cannot be combined with other offers.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
For most of us, the garden is somewhat of a green oasis. It represents a slice of the natural world and a peaceful place to which we can retreat and escape the hustle, bustle, and noise of the urban landscape. Various animals and plants also use our gardens as places to rest and recuperate and birds tend to be the most conspicuous of such wild backyard visitors. At this time of the year, quite a few birds are actually migrating south to escape the colder temperatures of October, November, and the winter months. Take a close look in the backyard and you will probably see some of them foraging in the trees and in the grass. Those birds need as much food and rest as they can get to make it to their tropical wintering grounds and are therefore even easier to watch when you present them with a bird feeder.
To feed those hungry migrants while adding beauty to the backyard, put up a Rabbit with Box Birdfeeder Statue. This cute detailed statue is a cheerful addition to any yard and has a "box" that can be filled with bird seed, flowers, and other types of natural decor. Pair it with the cute Rooster with Box Birdfeeder Statue to make sure that all of the birds coming to your yard will have plenty to eat.
Find these adorable, functional resin garden statues at Design Toscano today.
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Elephants are one of the most easily recognized and well known animals on the planet. Although wild herds of these large, impressive animals only occur in protected areas and remote regions of Asia and Africa, just about everyone in the USA and Canada is familiar with the elephant. Given their rather odd, unique appearance and immense proportions, elephants can't help but make an impression and this is partly why they have been associated with luck for centuries. The appealing nature of elephants have also made them the subject of hundreds of paintings, emblems, and sculptures. In Victorian gardens, they ranked among the most noble of animal garden statues and continue to fulfill that role in modern times.
The Good Luck, Trunk Up Baby Elephant Statue expresses the class and noble beauty of the Pachyderm with finely crafted details. Standing more than five feet tall, it raises its trunk as a sign of good fortune and adds an exotic yet classy touch to any yard. This lifelike animal yard statue also works very well as a conversation piece in a hotel or restaurant and looks even more realistic when paired with the truly Enormous African Elephant Statue. This fantastic depiction of an African Elephant stands nearly eight feet tall and shows the same textured hide, long tusks, and drooping trunk as the magnificent beasts that rule the plains of Africa.
Give your garden a beautiful, magnificent dose of good luck with these elephant statues and other stunning resin garden statues from Design Toscano.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Resin garden statues help to complement a backyard with artistic beauty. They give the garden character and aid in transforming an average backyard into a personalized oasis. There's plenty of garden statues to choose from but with so many poor quality statues available, it can be hard to know where to buy reliable, high quality statuary. Even if you find a store that carries the type of quality resin garden statues you have been searching for, they probably aren't going to sell for anything close to bargain prices. In fact, that high quality stone garden angel or animal statue will probably be downright expensive but since unique garden statuary is so hard to find in the first place, we tell ourselves all too often that the high prices are worth it.
Well, we might do that until we discover the place with the best prices for resin garden statues and when that happens, it just doesn't make sense to shop for backyard decor anywhere else. You won't find that "place" at the local mall or plaza. Instead, it's much easier to get to and requires nothing more than a means of accessing the Internet. If you want to find garden sculptures and statues that are unique, of high quality, and always on sale, just go to the on sale garden statues page at Design Toscano. Every sculpture shown is on sale and includes such stunning statues as Tian Shan, the Asian Garden Sculpture, the haunting French Pleaurant Statue, and dozens of other unique, high quality sculptures for the backyard.
Find the best garden statues for the best prices at Design Toscano.
Monday, September 2, 2013
All good things eventually come to an end. Although we still have several weeks of beautiful fall weather ahead of us, Labor Day is here and that spells the official end of summer. However, at least we celebrate this day with fun family picnics and enjoying the outdoors, and at Design Toscano, we are also celebrating Labor Day by offering a 20% discount on our large collection of resin garden statues and quality decor. Buy any of our items by the end of tomorrow, September 3rd, and you can take 20% off as part of our 2013 Labor Day Sale.
With Halloween happening in a little more than a month, this sale is a great time to buy and save on excellent Halloween decor like our classic and frighteningly realistic Zombie of Montclaire Moors Statue. While that creepy zombie claws its way out of your flowerbeds, further the backyard fright with the mortifying Outbreak of the Undead Garden Statue.
You could also enjoy the Labor Day Sale discount on a beautifully detailed animal yard statue. Buy African-themed statues such as Gigi the Garden Giraffe and lion sculptures to pay homage to the wild and savage beauty of the African savannahs, and celebrate North American nature with the stunning Catch of the Day Grand Bear Sculpture.
Of course, you can also get 20% off hundreds of objets d'art, fine decor for the interior of home and office, and other unique items!
Enjoy a 20% discount on any of our outdoor animal statues and other items from Design Toscano when purchased by tomorrow, September 3rd.
Friday, August 30, 2013
We all want our gardens to look fantastic and many of us use a combination of landscaping and beautiful resin garden statues to make that happen. However, some statues stand out for their combination of unique subject matter and realism. The following trio of sculptures are three of the more interesting and unique statues in our collection:
Raptor Skeleton Garden Sculpture: Wouldn't it be wonderful to find a skeleton of a dinosaur right in your own backyard. As children, many of us entertained just such a fantasy and now you can sort of make that childhood dream come true with a sculpture of a dinosaur skeleton. Bury the weathered looking resin bones of this two foot long dinosaur raptor skeleton in a corner of the garden and invite neighborhood kids of all ages for your very own archeological backyard dig!
Roswell, the Alien Sculpture: A surprising number of people have seen unidentified flying objects and a few have even claimed to have seen actual alien visitors. Put this sculpture of a Gray alien into the backyard to pay homage to the mystery of UFOs and entertain guests with one of the most unique statues they will ever see.
The Abominable Snowman: No sampling of extraordinary garden statues would be complete without mentioning a Bigfoot statue. In addition to our classic Bigfoot sculptures, we now also offer statues of its Himalayan cousin, the mysterious Abominable Snowman.
Save 20% on these extraordinary resin garden statues along with anything else from our collection from now until September 3rd as part of our Labor Day Sale.
This sale cannot be combined with other offers.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Part 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.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Garden statuary is an important part of backyard decor. Statues play a big role in adding character to the green space behind a home or business, can highlight its natural appeal, and can help to turn that backyard into a peaceful oasis. Among the many types of garden statues are realistic animal garden sculptures, statues of angels, and depictions of dragons. Each of these plays a role in certain decorating themes but can also be used together to create a decorating style that puts the focus on all things majestic.
"Majestic" in this sense of the word refers to decor that is outstanding in terms of size, splendor, and the impression it makes on visitors to the garden. These are sculptures fit for a royal garden and include such fantastic animal garden statues as the Regal Lion Sentinels of Grisham Manor and grand scale statues like the nearly eight foot long Bengal Tiger Sculpture. The lion statues are similar to sculptures that flank the entrances to huge Victorian mansions and have a similar, royal effect. The Bengal Tiger sculpture is an outstanding, majestic item on account of its life size proportions and realistic appearance.
Awe inspiring animal garden statues such as these are best paired with the most outstanding of angel sculptures. Although there are several angel statues in our collection that match that description, the Angeli di Luce statues stand out for their dramatic beauty, realism, and striking demeanor.
Find majestic garden statuary fit for royalty at Design Toscano today.
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Animal garden sculptures are a wonderful addition to any backyard. Not only do they pay homage to the wonder and beauty of nature, but they can also do so with dramatic and striking results. The following three tips will help you showcase the beauty of animal statues in your backyard:
Put the animal statue where it would naturally occur: In other words, instead of putting that mesmerizing Black Panther statue out in the middle of the yard, place it off to the side and in the shade, or coming out from behind a bush. This emulates the tendency of actual wild panthers to keep to cover, especially when stalking prey, and will thus will add a further touch of realism to this dramatic statue.
Use animal statues together: Since Black Panthers are top predators, this sleek and powerful feline will take on a very realistic appearance if it appears to be stalking something. That something could be a statue of a beautiful Black Swan, an armadillo, or other potential prey. Place the prey animal in the foreground and looking away from the panther for full realistic effect.
Only use high quality, realistic statues: This is the most important thing to keep in mind when aiming for striking, realistic displays of animal statues. If the sculpture doesn't look real, it will only take away from the realism of the overall display.
Find the best deals on the most realistic animal garden sculptures anywhere at Design Toscano today.
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Gargoyles have come a long way since the days when they were restricted to castle ramparts and the high exterior walls of Gothic cathedrals. Nowadays, many of us display these fascinating statues in our homes, put them up on the roof, or use them as part of a garden statuary collection. The detailed, unique appearance and history of the Gargoyle sculpture may help it fit into a wide variety of decorating themes but no one gargoyle is perfectly suited to every type of garden. In other words, certain gargoyles look better in some gardens than others.
For example, if the decor in the backyard is dedicated to cheerful gnomes and cute bunnies, the ferocious Boden the Gargoyle Sentinel statue is going to seem very much out of place. This fine, classic, intimidating gargoyle and others like it will be much more at home in a backyard that hosts classic garden statues, strong and powerful stone garden angels, and Victorian outdoor garden water fountains.
A much better gargoyle match for gardens that put the focus on cute sculptures would be a set of the hilarious Picc-a-Dilly Gargoyle Sculptures or comical Oscar, the Gargoyle with Attitude. These fun statues are so easy-going (and maybe even adorable) that they wouldn't even be capable of intimidating a house fly.
Find these and dozens of other wonderful gargoyle and dragon resin garden statues at Design Toscano today.
Friday, August 16, 2013
August is that time of year when the summer slowly rolls to a finish in the form of muggy humid weather, lazy picnics, and relaxing by the pool. To celebrate these final hot days of the year, we have been holding a Beat the Heat Sale for the past few days. However, just as the summer eventually has to come to an end, so does this sale so don't wait until tomorrow to buy high quality resin garden statues, beautiful animal garden sculptures, and other unique decor for home, garden, and office. Order anything from Design Toscano today and you can still get:
$20 off purchases of $100 to $199.
$50 off purchases of $200 to $399, and
A $100 discount on purchases of more than $400!
The hefty tiered discounts offered with this sale make today an excellent time for ordering a few extra Greek garden statues, holiday and birthday gifts for family and friends, and high quality Halloween decor. Buy the creepy Outbreak of the Undead Zombie statue and a fantastic Zombie at the Door Wall Sculpture and you can take $20 off. Add the gorgeous Saint Benedict's Library Table to your order and you enjoy a $100 discount! Don't wait to place your order, though, because this sale ends today, August 16th!
Find the best in unique statues and decor at Design Toscano.
This sale expires on August 16th, 2013 and cannot be combined with other offers.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
The garden or backyard is your own personal oasis of green. It's where we can escape after a long day at work, where we can get back in touch with nature, and where we can take a dip on a hot summer day. It should always serve as a positive place that makes you feel better and certain types of garden statuary can help in that respect. Beautiful resin garden statues of children are wonderful for lending the backyard a touch of cheer. Put an animal yard statue on display that depicts your favorite wildlife and the garden becomes more like a personalized sanctuary. However, if there was one statue that stood out in terms of being a symbol of good cheer, it would have to be a sculpture of a laughing Buddha.
The jolly, laughing Buddha has acted as a positive sign and inspiration of happiness in Asian temples and homes for hundreds of years. The laughing Buddha statue has continued to be popular for such a long period of time probably because it represents the priceless nature of unabridged laughter and pure joy (not to mention putting a smile on the face of anyone who looks at it). Add that beautiful combination of peace and laughter to your garden with the Laughing Maitreya Buddha Statue. Rub his belly for good luck, put him next to a bubbling outdoor water fountain, and allow yourself to be entertained by the presence of this jolly statue.
Order this statue with other unique garden statuary between today and 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.
Monday, August 12, 2013
Backyard decor isn't just limited to placing garden gnomes in and next to flowerbeds or setting up a few Greek garden statues here and there. You can also decorate garden walls with beautiful, stunning outdoor wall decor, put a witch themed weather vane on the roof, and decorate garden trees with unique sculptures. Trees are natural sculptures all on their own but they take on new life when decorated with animal garden statues such as the Out on a Limb Hanging Brown Bear Cub. This charming animal garden sculpture blends the cute, mischievous attitude of a bear cub with realistic details for absolutely adorable results.
Complement the cute look of the Brown Bear cub by putting the Up a Tree Hanging Black Bear Cub Statue on one of your other backyard Maples. This beautiful sculpture likewise captures the funny, troublesome antics of a young bear with finely sculpted details. Both of these hanging bear cub statues also come with their own branch to facilitate their placement on any garden tree.
While the baby bears hang off their branches, you can add more cute animal decor to your trees with Howie the Hoot Owl Swinging Sculpture. This wide-eyed, good natured owl comes with its own rope swing perch for hanging from a favorite tree or the inside of rooms with a high ceiling.
Find the best in unique garden statuary and beautiful decor at Design Toscano today.
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Today is August 11th and it's your last chance to win a $200 gift certificate for anything on the Design Toscano site. That $200 is going to be very handy if the interior of your home could use more Gothic decor, or the backyard needs a few more animal garden statues. All you have to do to have an opportunity to win that gift certificate is write a review about one of your favorite Design Toscano items and send it in by the end of the day. It shouldn't take long to write a fun, creative review and it will give you a chance at having $200 to spend on new, unique statues like the Zombie Gnombie. This fun and frightening garden collectible statue shows that no one is exempt from turning into a Zombie, not even wholesome garden gnomes!
Win that gift certificate and you can order Zombie Gnombie and still have enough to spend on a Great White Shark Fin for the pool and one or two of our enchanting garden fairies. The shark fin makes for entertaining, fun decor for any backyard and will be a hit at your summer garden parties. Of course, you can also put more peaceful garden statuary on display such as our popular Dreamland Fairy.
Write a review by the end of today, August 11th, to have a chance at winning $200 to use on stunning animal garden sculptures, fine interior decor, Egyptian art, and more from Design Toscano.
This cannot be combined with other offers.
Saturday, August 10, 2013
The summer months are ideal for getting outside and exploring parks, wildlife refuges, and national forests. The warm weather makes it much easier to experience the natural beauty of woodlands, grasslands, mountains, and marsh than the winter months. There are also more birds to see, you might catch a glimpse of baby deer or even a Black Bear, and camping with the family beneath a star-studded sky is priceless. After coming back to civilization and home, you can put a bit of that wild, natural beauty into the backyard with the right type of animal garden statues.
These are sculptures that capture the essence of Earth's wild places with detailed depictions of animals that only occur in wilderness areas. Bears are one such animal and although populations of the Black Bear have increased to the point where they sometimes show up in suburban neighborhoods, this large mammal is most common in wild, road less regions. This crafty animal eats just about anything it can find or catch, including fish from a clear mountain stream. The Expert Fisherman Black Bear Statue shows this animal's love for fish with amazing, realistic details.
One of the best symbols of the great outdoors is the Gray Wolf, an intelligent canine only found in the wild, untamed forests of the north. Although it's difficult to catch a glimpse of this shy, clever animal, the howls of the wolf are frequently heard during nights in the boreal forest. Get the Howling Lone Wolf Garden Statue to add a wild and dramatic touch to the backyard.
Find the best in animal garden sculptures and high quality garden statuary at Design Toscano.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Animal sculptures can provide a fun, nature-themed facet to any garden. The popularity and natural beauty of animals also makes statues of lions, zebras, cute bears and other types of wildlife an easy marketing investment for hotels, restaurants, and other types of businesses. Improvements in resin sculpting materials have made it easier for sculptors to demonstrate their talents and ability to craft highly realistic, detailed statues of animals and bronze continues to be an excellent medium for animal sculptures. Some of the most interesting of animal sculptures are done in bronze and add a unique dimension to the backyard by blending the ancient sculpting technique of the lost wax method with the beauty of a rich brown, copper alloy.
Put bronze sculptures of crabs in the garden and watch the reactions of your guests as they admire the realism shown by these beautiful metal statues. These fine sculptures look just like the crabs we see at the beach and in tidal pools, and like those crustaceans, they are ready to defend your flowerbeds with raised, open claws.
Compliment those crab sculptures with a beautiful, realistic bronze turtle statue. This wonderful bronze garden statue shows the same richly textured shell, legs, and head as an actual turtle and can also be used as an outdoor garden water fountain.
Buy these beautiful statues and any of the other bronze garden statues in our collection by the end of today, August 7th, and enjoy a 20% discount!
This sale cannot be combined with other offers.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Garden statuary can be an important, regal addition to a backyard. Put a couple of detailed animal garden statues on display and the backyard showcases the dramatic beauty of the natural world. Put up a stone garden angel or a large Buddha statue and the garden becomes more like a sanctuary of peace. The types of statues displayed in the garden add to or subtract from its character. However, put a few quality bronze sculptures on display and the backyard will look absolutely regal.
Quality resin statues provide a fine decorative touch to any yard but bronze sculptures lend a classic, eternal appearance that demonstrates priceless beauty. In ancient Greece, bronze statues represented the best in garden statuary and a similar situation exists in modern times. This is shown by such beautiful bronze sculptures as the amazing Leap Froggin Playing Boys statue and the breathtaking bronze of Pan, Greek God of the Forest. Both of these high quality bronze sculptures were made in the traditional lost wax method. The sculpture of the playing boys captures the excitement and unbridled joy of youth with uncanny realism while the small statue of Pan will remind you of similar sculptures crafted more than 2,000 years ago.
Buy these fine statues and any of the other bronze garden statues in our collection by tomorrow, August 7th, and take 20% off.
This sale cannot be combined with other offers.
Monday, August 5, 2013
It can be fun to write about the things we love but it's much easier to find inspiration when you can win a $200 gift certificate from Design Toscano! This is a reminder to write a review about any of the items you have purchased from Design Toscano to be eligible for $200 worth of animal garden statues, garden fairies, and any of the other unique items in our collection. If you feel like writer's block is keeping you from penning something about the fine wall decor and objets d'art from the Basil Street Gallery, take a stroll through the backyard to see if you can find inspiration in admiring your collection of angel statues and outdoor garden water fountains.
Or, you can think about how you can use that gift certificate once you win it. You might want to pick out a sculptural side table like the best selling Kasbah Camel or the classic Sultan's Elephant side table. Pick out classic wall decor such as the Paris Metro Wall Frieze and the unique Ancient Tree of Life Wall Sculpture. These quality wall decor items will breathe new life into any room and add a nice touch to the walls of any business. However, you can't win $200 to buy these and other quality decor from Design Toscano if you don't enter the contest, so send in a review today!
This contest ends on August 11th and cannot be combined with other offers.