Wednesday, November 6, 2013
It can be fun and exciting to shop for the holidays but all of those purchases add up. For example, if you want to present guests with a unique and memorable display of holiday decor, you need to buy new, high quality decorations. Throwing a party isn't going to be cheap, especially if you want to treat guests to a delicious spread of fun holiday foods and quality drinks. Most importantly, among other costs, you also need to think about the gifts you need to buy. That last expense can really add up, especially if you have lots of grandkids, siblings, and a host of good friends.
The best way to cut costs without making any sacrifices on quality is by looking for holiday gifts in a place that has frequent sales yet only offers high quality items. That's a fair description of the Design Toscano site, especially if you browse the unique selection of gifts for less than $25. Among those gifts is the Burrowing Buddies Garden Gophers Statue. Family and friends who love cute animals will adore this small statue and love how it's just the right size for a small garden. It also works well as in an indoor sculpture as does our statue of the Goddess Guan Yin. This beautiful sculpture is also available for less than $25 and makes an excellent gift for people who appreciate Asian-themed art.
Find the best selection of high quality holiday gifts for great prices at Design Toscano.
Enjoy 20% off items in our holiday collection!
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
The garden is meant to be decorated. While you don't have to string lights from the trees (although that can also look nice at the right time of year), the backyard is always going to look better with a bit of decor. Resin garden statues add character and can let you decorate the yard with everything from Greek garden statues to highly detailed animal garden statues and stunning stone garden angels. However, if you would rather stick to a more contemporary touch when it comes to garden decor, you may want to consider using certain Asian garden statues.
While a large Buddha sculpture can add a majestic, timeless touch to the garden, Basho the Sumo Wrestler provides a more modern look. As he squats in classic Sumo fashion Basho gets ready to wrestle any of your garden gnomes and gives the garden a unique east Asian touch. To add depth to your contemporary garden sculptures, pair Basho with a Far East Garden Fighters Sumo Gnome Statue. The Sumo Gnome is also dressed for a wrestling match but looks far too happy and cute to actually do any wrestling. On the other hand, the Far East Garden Fighter Ninja looks more than ready to defend your backyard from squirrels, rabbits, and other intruders. To round out your display of contemporary Asian garden sculptures, you can't go wrong with the beautiful and musical Cascading Bamboo Sculptural Fountain.
Find the best selection of contemporary and classic resin garden statues at Design Toscano.
Monday, November 4, 2013
Decor 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!
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Animal garden sculptures bring a unique, natural look to the backyard. We love to see realistic statues of bears, tigers, and even giraffes in the garden but they can also look surprisingly well in other situations. One of the places where animal garden sculptures look best is in hotel gardens and lobbies. Statues of animals always attract attention because most people are fascinated by animals in some way or another. Whether one hikes through wilderness areas to catch a glimpse of bears feeding on salmon or would rather limit his or her wildlife observations to the local zoo, it's almost impossible not to be mesmerized by the beauty of a big, orange and black striped Bengal Tiger. It's likewise difficult to not be impressed by the incredible colors shown by a strutting male Peafowl or the massive majesty of an adult African Elephant.
When it comes down to it, most people like animals and can appreciate statues of members of the wild kingdom but those sculptures do need to show a certain degree of realism. Fortunately, all of the animals in our collection of resin garden statues were carefully designed to capture the wild and beautiful character of living, breathing animals. This is why our Lioness with Cub Statue looks as if it's about to come to life, and why hotel guests will do a double take when they see the stunning Zairen the Zebra Sculpture.
Browse our big collection of animal garden statues to see how you can welcome and entertain hotel guests with realistic, captivating animal sculptures.
Friday, November 1, 2013
Halloween has come and gone but as much as we all love that spooky day of the year, it's already time to start shopping for the next holiday season. Yes, the winter holidays are really just around the corner and they call for plenty of decor. This winter holiday season, instead of using the same decorations as last year, add a touch of elegance to your decorating theme with garden angels. The right garden angel sculpture can provide a unique, very classy look to your winter holiday display. Although it's best to keep those resin garden statues inside, certain angels are going to look fantastic when displayed inside the home, hotel lobby, or as welcoming decor for holiday shoppers.
The beautiful In God's Grace Angel Statue has just the right appearance and size to fit in with other interior holiday decor. The realism and soft look of this wonderful little angel won't fail to impress all of your holiday visitors and party guests. She will also be a beautiful statue for the garden when the winter is over.
The Resting Grace Sitting Angel Sculpture is another stunning angel statue that will look right at home among the rest of your holiday decor. This high quality resin angel statue is modeled after an antique Italian original and makes for lovely decor when placed on a mantel, ledge, or pedestal.
Find the best in animal garden statues and high quality holiday decor at Design Toscano today.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
It's a great day when you find high quality resin garden statues for low prices but the shopping gets much better when you can get a discount on excellent garden statuary items. That discount might come in the form of a percentage off of the regular price or removing any regular shipping fees. Either way, you end up saving money on high quality decor for home and business. Starting today and lasting until tomorrow, you don't have to worry about paying any regular shipping costs on garden fairies, beautiful animal garden statues, and elegant decor from the Basil Street Gallery because we are offering two days of free regular shipping on anything from our site!
Whether buying something as small as a Bathroom Skullduggery Toilet Bowl Brush or larger wonderful decor like the Grand Hall Timepiece Cocktail Table, you pay nothing for regular shipping as long as you place your order today or tomorrow, October 30th. Take advantage of the lack of shipping fees and shop for holiday gift items, winter decor, and stunning resin garden statues like the Le Printemps and Le Etoile Greenmen Wall Sculptures or the cute Holiday Greeter Meerkat Statue.
Pay nothing for regular shipping on beautiful garden statuary and a host of unique items at Design Toscano from today until tomorrow, October 30th!
This sale cannot be combined with other offers.
Monday, October 28, 2013
Dragons 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.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Gargoyle figurines have been used as decor for centuries. At first, they played a role as functional decorations used for scaring off supposed evil spirits and enemies of churches and castles but since then, have morphed into Gothic decor meant to act as classic decorations for home and business. That said, as with any type of decor, you can't just put a gargoyle on display and expect it to look both intimidating and incredible. The place where a gargoyle is displayed affects the nature of the decor just as much as the level of experience and imagination of the artist who made it. The best duo of places to put a gargoyle sculpture on display are:
Next to an entranceway in the backyard: Gargoyles are sentinels and guardian statues by nature. Take advantage of those characteristics and put gargoyles just past the gate to the backyard and just outside the back door of your home. Gargoyle statues like the Florentine Gargoyle and the Boden Gargoyle Sentinel are perfect for this purpose.
Hanging from a wall: Gargoyles are at home on the ramparts and walls of a castle, old cathedral, and your home. They like to hang out in high places to better intimidate and maybe even swoop down upon anyone who dares enter into their territory. Buy Gaston, the Climbing Gothic Gargoyle Statue to decorate the walls of your home or business with a fantastic classic climbing gargoyle.
Find these and hundreds of other high quality resin garden statues at Design Toscano today.
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Although most garden statuary looks best when surrounded by the greenery of a big backyard, some statues look just as good inside the home. Certain outdoor sculptures can also act as fantastic, important decor for a business. After using such statues to help beautify the backyard during the summer, bring them inside to add character and charm to both the home and your business. Animal garden statues that look great in the backyard and then just as good or better as interior decor include such resin garden beauties as the "Veiled Chameleon" Statue and the Black Forest Bear Pedestal Table. The chameleon boasts textured, realistic details and several shades of green that add a unique natural touch wherever it is shown. Display it at a local business and kids of all ages will be talking about your unique decor. The bear table is excellent, fun, functional decor that helps bring life to any party. It also acts as a perfect drink and snack holder while watching football and basketball games in the comfort of your home.
Classic statues that fit the bill include Greenmen such as Bacchus, the God of Wine, and Emperor Josephine's Dancer Sculpture. Bacchus is excellent wall decor whether watching over a summer garden party, placed on the wall of a fine restaurant, or when used as fine unique decor for a dinning room. Emperor Josephine's Dancer adds a fun, cheerful touch no matter where this beautiful replica sculpture is displayed.
Find these and other high quality resin garden statues at Design Toscano today.
Monday, October 28, 2013
This is a very lucky day for anyone visiting the Design Toscano blog. For today, just one day only, anything you buy at Design Toscano gets a big 20% discount! Order any of our unique resin garden statues, Egyptian decor, and other high quality items today, October 25 and you can take 20% off. With a discount like that, this day is the best time to buy beautiful mahogany and hardwood furniture like the L'Escritoire Secretary Desk and the magnificent Lord Raffles Lion Throne Chair. Both of these items are crafted with care and fine details that turn them into beautiful functional decor. These heirloom pieces are inspired by antique furniture that graces the halls of European estates and will lend the same regal look to any room.
It's also a great day to buy and save on Gargoyle figurines that add a classic Gothic touch to any garden. For a bit of cute Gargoyle decor, get the "Beware of Gargoyles" Garden Plaque with Stake and Babble, the Gothic Gargoyle Statue. Both of these unique decor items will put a smile on the face of every garden guest. However, folks hoping for a different sort of reaction can't go wrong with spectacular gargoyle statues like the intimidating and very classic Cathedral Gargoyle Statue or the monstrous Abbadon Gargoyle Statue.
Save 20% on these beautiful items, animal garden statues, and anything else in our catalog today only!
This sale is for a Limited Time Only on October 25, 2013 and cannot be combined with other offers.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Every backyard needs a fine set of resin garden statues but we shouldn't forget about decorating the interior of home and business. At Design Toscano, we haven't forgotten about the importance of interior decor and that's why we are hosting a two day sale on our beautiful collection of wall decor. Hundreds of wall decor items are available including stunning sculptural mirrors like the Chateau St. Roche Sculptural Wall Mirror and the striking Lady of the Lake Art Deco Wall Mirror. These and other sculptural mirrors are exquisite functional decor that add a touch of artistic elegance to any home.
Perhaps your home or business could also use a wall sculpture? We have a large selection of sculptures that add personality and class to the rooms of both home and business with textured elegance. Decorate the walls and save with sculptural wall friezes such as Cupid and Psyche, Neptune's Horses of the Sea, and the enchanting Bali Lotus Wall Sculpture.
Paintings are wall decor too and we offer dozens of high quality replicas of everything from the Mona Lisa to beautiful Impressionist pieces by Monet such as his Waterlillies painting.
From today until tomorrow, October 23rd, get a 20% discount on any of our wall decor items!
This sale cannot be combined with other offers.
Monday, October 21, 2013
At Design Toscano, we hold a lot of sales. Sometimes, a sale is for garden statuary while other times, it might pertain to animal garden sculptures. However, keep in mind that even when we don't have an official sale going on, hundreds of our high quality decor items are still on sale. For example, if your garden could use a few extra religious-themed sculptures, just head to the main page for religious statues and check out the sale items. While the items that are on sale vary and change, you will always find several wonderful religious sculpture options for great low prices.
The beautiful Miraculous Medal Madonna Sacred Garden Statue is one of our best selling religious statues. Modeled after antique Madonna statues found in the yards of many Italian homes, this fine sculpture is carefully painted by hand and is an excellent addition to Roman Catholic residences and anyone who appreciates Madonna-themed art. For additional peace and serenity, pair it with the elegant Madonna of Notre Dame Garden Statue.
Stone garden angels are also religious statues and are meant to inspire. The Glory del Cielo promotes inspiration with detailed wings, carefully carved robes, arms folded across the chest, and an innocent peaceful face gazing up at the heavens.
If you would rather go with Asian-themed religious statues, the Monument-Sized Giant Buddha Statue is also on sale.
Find the best selection of religious resin garden statues and other high quality decor for the best prices at Design Toscano.
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Some of us like cats, dogs, and 'traditional' pets, while others love animals of all sorts. If you or someone you know absolutely loves animals of all kinds, the following three animal garden statues make excellent backyard decor:
"The Expert Fisherman" Black Bear Statue": This sculpture of a bear is a true work of art that shows the behavior and beauty of a Black Bear with fine, accurate details. If you look close, you might even see the satisfied hungry look in the bear's eyes. Put this sculpture of a wild bear in the backyard to give your place a touch of the wild and pair this excellent sculpture with other statues of forest animals like the Mother's Love Doe and Fawn Sculpture for full effect.
Sandman and Porker, the Piggies Garden Statues: Pigs can be incredibly cute, especially when they are young. Sandman is fast asleep after eating a full, satisfying meal. However, his friend Porker is still hungry and shows it with alert, inquisitive eyes. These adorable animal garden sculptures make a wonderful compliment to a backyard with garden gnomes and other fun statues.
The Galapagos Tortoise Statue: This big spectacular sculpture of a giant land tortoise will be one of the most amazing statues in your collection. It looks so real that neighbors might wonder if you have a private zoo.
Find the best animal yard statue for the best price at Design Toscano.
Friday, October 18, 2013
This is the final day of our Fall Sale but as long as you order any on sale item by the end of today, you can still get 15% off already low prices on beautiful animal garden statues, elegant garden fairies, and classic Greek Garden Statues.
Find great savings on magnificent statues of African wildlife like Mombasa, the Garden Giraffe, an eight foot tall animal yard statue masterpiece destined to impress all of your guests. This and other large animal statues like Zairen the Zebra also make excellent decor for restaurants and hotels.
Other quality resin garden statues that get an extra 15% off include the Poseidon: God of the Sea Grand Scale Sculpture and the beautiful Windblown Sculpture. Both of these excellent garden statuary items will add a wonderful touch of class to any backyard display. They also make majestic additions to decor in hotel gardens and fine restaurants.
Take advantage of this final day of the Fall Sale and save on unique and stunning gift items from the Basil Street Gallery such as the Saint Louis Draped Sculptural Wall Accent Set and the Italian Garden Hand-Painted Oval Wall Masterpiece.
Get an extra 15% off all of our sale items today, October 18th as part of our Fall Sale!
This sale cannot be combined with other offers.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Gargoyles 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!
This sale cannot be combined with other offers.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Isn't it nice when you find high quality items on sale? This is why we spend so much time in certain stores and always have an eye out for those sale signs. if you look long enough, you can find some real bargains on garden statuary but the quickest route to the best deals on resin garden statues is always at the Design Toscano site. There's always something on sale on our website and from today until Friday, October 18th, you can get an additional 15% off any of our on sale items! Yes, that's an extra 15% discount on any AND all sale items.
The savings add up and make these days the best time for buying sale items like the incredible Lord Raffles Lion Throne Chair. The aristocratic nature of this beautifully carved mahogany chair makes it fit for royalty. Pair it with on sale Gothic Tables like the Effingham Gryphon Library Table and you will enjoy some truly incredible savings on stunning furniture.
That extra 15% off also turns the Fall Sale into an ideal time for purchasing fantastic resin garden statues like the Angel of Patience and the Enlightened Buddha Sculpture.
Get an extra 15% off all of our sale items from today until Friday, October 18th as part of our Fall Sale!
This sale cannot be combined with other offers.
Monday, October 14, 2013
Bigfoot! The name of this supposedly mythical beast provokes scorn and laughter for some, curiosity in others, and for a few people, a knowing apprehensive look. This last set of people are those who claim to have seen Sasquatch, a swamp ape, or other hairy, two-legged creature in the wild places of North America. Although irrefutable, accepted scientific evidence is lacking, Bigfoot has earned quite a few believers on account of huge, unexplained footprints, unidentified cries during the dead of the night in wilderness areas, and credible sounding sightings.
These stories and possible evidence give some credence to the otherwise unbelievable idea that a large hairy, unidentified Hominid haunts the deep forests of North America. That spark of possible truth to the tales of Sasquatch makes Bigfoot appealing to many people with open minds and affirms its place as a wonderful garden statue. Whether you believe in Bigfoot or not, a statue of this supposed mythical creature turns an average backyard into something extraordinary. Since our Bigfoot Statues are carefully based on descriptions and legends of the creature, they demonstrate a high degree of realism. Bigfoot, the Garden Yeti turns its head to look at the observer as it quickly walks off into the forest while Bigfoot, the Bashful Yeti Tree Sculpture shows how this very shy creature has occasionally been described.
Find these and other unique statues of Sasquatch, fantastic garden fairies, and other resin garden statues at Design Toscano today.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
The Asian garden statue is meant to remind us of the many beautiful gardens that are found in eastern and southern Asia. In countries like China, Japan, and Thailand, certain types of decor have been an essential part of green space on large estates, public parks, and temple grounds for hundreds of years. Statues of Buddhas are used for religious reasons while sculptures of pagodas and other subjects are displayed for their symmetrical beauty. However, somewhat ironically, you don't have to have an Asian-themed garden to display Asian sculptures. Asian garden statues can look just as impressive as long as they are presented the right way.
For example, if stone garden angels and Greek garden statues are already situated in prominent places in the backyard, you don't want to put a large Buddha statue such as the Jolly Hotei Buddha right next to them. Instead, put the Buddha sculpture in another corner of the garden, perhaps under the tranquil shade of a large tree since such spots reflect the types of places where the Buddha is said to have meditated.
The Asian Dragon of the Great Wall is somewhat more versatile but still looks best when placed in or next to a flowerbed, or even better, when displayed right next a swimming pool or koi pond.
Find these Asian garden sculptures and dozens of other high quality resin garden statues for great prices at Design Toscano.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
We are all familiar with domesticated common animals like dogs, cats, cows, and chickens. While those animals do make excellent subjects for an animal yard statue, sometimes, we want something a bit more on the wild side for the backyard. Keep the cute statues of laughing pigs and dancing geese near the back door but let the other parts of your garden go wild with sculptures of bears, moose, and other beautiful wildlife. The popular Catch of the Day Grand Bear Sculpture is one such item. The very realistic nature of this sculpture shows that artist Samuel Lightfoot must be familiar with seeing bears that fish for salmon in wild Alaskan rivers.
This statue is a work of art that will be admired by every guest to the garden. Its details and natural beauty also make it an excellent item to display in outdoor-related stores and restaurants. Pair it with the equally realistic "Expert Fisherman" Black Bear Sculpture, another talented creation by Samuel Lightfoot.
The Simon the Fox Garden Statue lets you pay homage to one of nature's craftiest creatures. The fox has been immortalized in folk tales and cartoons in many a culture, and in Japanese traditions, is viewed as a magical creature. For that reason, this realistic depiction of a wild Red Fox works well with garden fairies, gnomes, and other mystical creatures.
Find these quality resin garden statues and other unique decor for garden, home, and business at Design Toscano.
Friday, October 11, 2013
Yesterday, we held a quick, 12 hour sale on garden statuary and everything else on our site. However, if you missed the Pre-Columbus Day Sale on the 10th, you can still get 20% off unique objets d'art and other unique decor when making your purchase by the end of today, October 11th. The sale went so well yesterday, that we have decided to continue offering a 20% discount on all of our items for just one more day.
Buy beautiful garden fairies and get 20% off such exquisite enchanting outdoor statues as the Twinkle Toes Fairy Statue, and "Fanny the Fairy" Sitting Statue. Both of these beautiful little statues are lovely decor for any backyard but work especially well in gardens decorated with flowerbeds and a variety of enchanting sculptures.
That 20% discount also goes for fun Asian garden statues like a Garden Fighter Gnome and fantastic Asian dragons such as the Benevolent Dragon. Speaking of dragons, we also have several detailed garden statuary dragons and gargoyles in our collection. it's not too late to buy a fiendish gargoyle to use as Halloween decor and an impressive dragon sculpture to decorate the walls of your personal keep.
Buy these beautiful statues by the end of the day and enjoy 20% off! Keep in mind that everything on our site is on sale but this offer is definitely over by the end of today, October 11th so place your order now!
This sale cannot be combined with other offers.