Garden Statuary Ideas for Libraries and Reading Rooms

The British Reading Fairy Garden StatueSpring might be just around the corner, but for many of us, it's still just as freezing cold as it was a couple weeks ago. Although you shouldn't let the cold weather fool you into not getting ready for spring with new resin garden statues, it's easy to understand why it can seem pointless to look for sculptures for outside. If the cold weather is putting a damper on shopping for outdoor statues today, you might want to look for sculptures suited for other areas of the home or place of business. One of those places is the library or reading room and the right types of garden statues can be wonderful for augmenting the quiet, enchanting atmosphere of those and other places dedicated to books.

The British Reading Fairy Garden Statue is perfect decor for the library. With open book on her lap, the attention of our little garden fairy is absolutely taken by reading her favorite story. Display this beautiful, classic statue in the library to help put the focus on books.

Busts are also very much suited to the library or reading room. The Caesar Augustus of Prima Porta Grand-Scale Sculptural Bust may inspire visitors to read up on ancient Roman history while the William Shakespeare Grand-Scale Sculptural Bust pays homage to one of the all time theater and literature greats.

Find these and other high quality resin garden statues that look just as good inside the home as in the garden at Design Toscano today.

 

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Sculptures for Outside Include Animals, Angels, Fountains, and More

Zairen, the Zebra SculptureOne of the beautiful things about garden statuary is the huge variety of forms they take and themes they can follow. While one can always stick to decorating the backyard with garden gnomes and garden fairies, nowadays, we can also put such statues on display as gargoyles, beautiful angels, and highly detailed animals. If the garden could use a change in decor, and lacks an animal yard statue, you might want to consider putting something like Zairen the Zebra Sculpture on display. This striking, realistic sculpture adds a beautiful, exotic look to any backyard and looks even better when complimented with a fun animal statue like "Pongo, the Hanging Baby Orangutan" Statue.

If you already have enough animal statues in the yard, you might want to go for a statue or two that is a bit more classic in nature. A stone garden angel such as the Angel of Patience Sculpture and the cute In God's Grace Angel Statue are just two of many fine angel statues in our collection.

Or, perhaps the time has come to put a sculptural fountain in the backyard. The Medici Lion Four-Tier Fountain is a majestic fountain fit for the most elegant of gardens while the Quenching a Big Thirst Sculptural Fountain entertains with its big, thirsty Saint Bernard.

Find resin garden statues for every taste and decorating theme at Design Toscano today.

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Get Ready for Spring with Greenmen Sculptures

Oak King Greenman Wall SculptureIt's never too soon to get ready for spring. Although the front yard might be covered in snow, and the backyard trees look leafless and gaunt, spring will be here before you know it. It will be a relief to walk outside without having to wear a winter coat and an exciting time to get reacquainted with the backyard oasis. Although we have to wait for warm weather to do any degree of work in the garden, we don't have to wait to buy new resin garden statues. In fact, it's better to buy them now while you have plenty of time rather than when the garden needs your time during the spring.

When looking for new garden decor, there are literally hundreds of garden statues to choose from but some of the most evocative are the greenman sculptures. This unique type of decor literally puts a face on trees and dates back to pre-Christian times in northern Europe when people used to worship nature. The Oak King Greenman Wall Sculpture is a classic greenman item that lends an old, enchanting look to any garden. It will also look right at home in conjunction with Gothic decor. To decorate the walls with a pair of haunting greenman sculptures, put the Somerset Greenwoman & Greenman Sculptures on display.

Find the best selection of garden statuary for spring and every time of the year at Design Toscano.

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New and Unique Sculptures for Outside from Design Toscano

"Flat Back Sea Turtle" StatueAnyone who has paid a visit to our website knows that we strive to sell the most unique, high quality decor that we can find. We work with a number of artists to offer the latest in creative resin garden statues, and sculpted decor for the interior of home and business, and can't wait to see the new items as soon as they arrive at our warehouse.  To keep up to date on those new statues and the latest in high quality garden decor, just check out the link to our new garden statues.

This is the page where you will find the latest additions to our Bigfoot Statue collection, new and fantastic animal garden sculptures, and our most recent religious outdoor statues. The Abominable Snowman Yeti is the most recent Bigfoot creature to grace our collection of unique statuary and just like our other sculptures, this statue of a wild, hairy Hominid is said to resemble the actual creatures that haunt the high passes of the Himalayas.

If the backyard could use another animal garden sculpture, the new "Flat Back Sea Turtle" Statue is a wonderful sculpture for those who appreciate marine wildlife, and life-like sculptures of incredible animals.

Those looking for new religious-themed sculptures will find such inspirational items as St. Fiacre, the Gardener's Patron Saint Statue.

Shop at Design Toscano for the latest in creative, high quality garden statuary.

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The Best Garden Gargoyle Statue for a Gothic Garden

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

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

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

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Sweet Owl

krepp from Canton - Michigan reviewed the The Garden Owl Hanging Sculpture

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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This is a very well made owl. I will be saving him for the warmer months to hang outside. The Quality and workmanship of this owl are excellent. Thank You Design Toscano.

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great quality exceeds imagination for many ides

Mari from Westchester - NY - USA reviewed the The Mermaid of Langelinie Cove Wall Sculpture

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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I bought this mermaid sculpture for my pool cabana bar . I had a nautical - of the sea theme in mind for my decor .She was perfect !I bronzed her up and dusted with gold paint . Perfect work of art! I anchored the mermaid sculpture outside the cabana for all to see. My guests upon arriving will be greeted by the elegance of her beauty as they enter my cabana pool bar. My idea -My Design..Thanks to Tosacno design ! see finished product idea in my attached photo!

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I love my new Jupiter Terminus statue!

MonaLisa from South Carolina reviewed the Jupiter Sculptural Garden Terminus

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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Even though he scares me half to death every time I walk outside and see someone staring at me I love this statue. He is so handsome! He is of high quality and there's lots of attention to detail. I'm happy I made this purchase and now I'm addicted....I want more. He's a great conversation piece...every one wants to know who he is!

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The Garden Fairy Statue as Interior Decor

"Dreamland Fairy" StatueGarden fairies are, despite their name, not just for the the garden. Sure, those lovely little statues do look wonderful in a garden setting but they can look just as enchanting in other places. Tales of the little folk don't just take place in gardens, woods, and fields. They also occur inside the home and even in places of business so it shouldn't come as any surprise that certain garden fairies look right at home as interior decor. With her innocent, child-like demeanor, the "Dreamland Fairy" could easily be mistaken for a cherub if it weren't for her butterfly wings. After she spends a summer of peaceful slumber in the backyard, bring this fairy inside to add an enchanting touch to a sun room or quiet den.

Fanny the Fairy Sitting Statue is another fairy sculpture that looks just as beautiful inside the home as she does outside in the garden. With dreamy eyes and relaxed posture, Fanny is clearly caught up in some magical day dream and thus helps to foster an atmosphere of peace and relaxation when put on display in a library, den, or other quiet corner of the home. Seat this beautiful little fairy statue on a bookshelf, pedestal, or other suitable spot.

Save 20% on these items, other resin garden statues in our fairy collection, and any of the quality decor on the Design Toscano site when purchasing today, December 16th.

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Deck the Halls with the Bigfoot Statue Ornament and More Unique Decor from Design Toscano

Bigfoot, the Holiday Yeti Holiday OrnamentThis is one of the best times of the year for anyone who loves to decorate. The limits are nearly endless when it comes to holiday decor and you can go many routes. You can go for a traditional look inside and outside the house for a classic winter holiday scene, just do a bit of modest decorating, or make use of very unique, high quality decor to entertain the neighbors and all of your guests. The easiest way of attaining that unique winter holiday look is with decor from Design Toscano. Although we make it possible to go as far as putting an alien or Bigfoot statue in the yard (which can then be decorated with colored lights and elf hats), we also offer a number of beautiful ornaments for the tree and inside of home and business.

The Twist and Twirl Dragon Ornament makes it possible to blend Gothic decor with the winter holidays. This fine ornament will add character to any tree along with the curious scrutiny of holiday party guests. Pair it with the Dragon with a Sweet Tooth Ornament for more dragon-inspired decorations. Adorable dog ornaments like the Beagle Holiday Dog Ornament Sculpture will melt the heart of any Grinch but no matter which wonderful ornaments you buy, don't forget to put our classic Bigfoot, the Holiday Yeti Ornament on display.

Find these and other fine decor for the holidays and any time of the year at Design Toscano today.

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The Top Two Places to Put a Gargoyle Sculpture on Display

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 Gaston, the Climbing Gothic Gargoyle Statuecastles 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.

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Exquisite Sculptures for Outside and the Interior of Home and Business

Empress Josephine's Dancer SculptureAlthough 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.

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Outdoor Animal Statues that Look Just as Good Inside the Home

Playful Puppy Dogs StatueAnimal garden sculptures make for eye catching decor that can fit into any decorating theme. Statues of wild animals such as lions, tigers, or deer celebrate the beauty of the natural world while statues of squirrels, roosters, and other familiar animals give the yard a cozy, wholesome touch. Although animal statues tend to be viewed as outdoor decor, some sculptures can make just as beautiful a statement when displayed inside the home. Brutus the English Bulldog is one such statue. This fine resin statue captures the fierce yet comical appearance of an English Bulldog intent on protecting its favorite chewing shoe, bone, or flower patch. Put this quality animal yard statue just outside the back door during the summer and put it next to the television during the winter.

The Playful Puppy Dogs Statue also looks just as cheerful when placed in a sunny summer garden or admired inside the home. This beautiful little statue captures the cute and happy appearance of puppy dogs at play with fine, realistic details.

Climbing animal statues can also make excellent wall decor inside the home after they have graced the walls in the garden. One such sculpture is the Giant Garden Gecko Lizard. The glossy green hues and bright yellow toes of this striking, three foot long plus gecko sculpture will add a bright bit of color and character to the walls of your home.

Find these and dozens of other excellent animal garden sculptures at Design Toscano today.

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Gargoyle Gifts for Halloween

Draga the Gargoyle Vampire StatueIt might still be warm outside but the cool, crisp days of autumn are just a few weeks away. As the weather gets cooler, many of us start to think about putting our favorite garden fairies, gnomes, and other resin garden statues back into storage. However, at the same time, we also need to start thinking about how we are gong to decorate the backyard for one of the most entertaining holidays of the year. Halloween is going to be here in the blink of an eye and a big part of that fun holiday is turning the backyard into a temporary display of haunting, frighteningly good decor.

This Halloween, instead of sticking to the same old cut-outs of ghosts, glow in the dark skeletons, and pumpkin-themed decor, reward yourself and friends with the gift of gargoyle figurines and get serious with your spooky display. Shock and impress guests with detailed and realistic gargoyles such as Draga the Gargoyle Vampire Statue. Not only does this finely carved fiend watch over your Halloween party guests, but it also wants to bite their necks and shows it with a sinister look and sharp fangs.

While Draga watches guests from a corner of the yard, greet them at the door with fantastic sentinel gargoyles such as Argos and Boden. The sharp, regal details, toothy maws, and impressive appearance of these gargoyle statues will tell guests that they have just walked into the best Halloween party in town.

Find magnificent gargoyle sculptures and the best in garden statuary at Design Toscano today.

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Resin Garden Statues for People Who Love the Great Outdoors

Howling Lone Wolf Garden StatueThe 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.

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Functional AND Cool!

MsMaire from Ohio reviewed the Gothic Gargoyle Gutter Guardian Downspout Sculpture

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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Comments: I purchased two of these Gutter Guardians-one for outside (for its intended use) and one for inside for decorative purposes. I placed a battery operated tealight inside the gargoyle for a really cool, eerie glow (using the indoor one, of course). Great decoration for the home!

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Ideal Outdoor Garden Sculptures for Summer

"Dreamland Fairy" StatueSummer is a time to revel in the wonderful warm weather that is sorely missed from November to March. We go camping, take long road trips, find ourselves visiting the shores of lakes, rivers, and the ocean, and spend a lot more time outside of the house. For many, the backyard almost becomes a second home of sorts, especially when the pool beckons for a refreshing swim, or when you can enjoy a great book beneath the peace and shade of a big tree. However, it becomes even more difficult to leave the beauty of the backyard when it's decorated with the right type of summer garden statuary.

Although the best garden statues are essentially the ones that you love the most, some seem to work better during the summer months. With their bright colors and fun, easy-going attitudes, Luau Larry & Flamingo Frank are made for summer fun! These hilarious, modern day pink flamingoes are going to be a hit at every summer garden party and look perfect when placed  by the sparkling waters of a pool.

Garden Fairies also look right at home when put on display in the fresh green oasis of your backyard. The lovely Dreamland Fairy Statue is a perfect reminder of happy, lazy summer days that lend themselves to napping in the backyard. Pair this peaceful statue with Fiona the Flower Fairy, another enchanting summer fairy statue from Design Toscano.

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Bought this item and very pleased.

Eliza80 from Jamaica, Queens, NY, USA reviewed the Thai Princess Sculpture

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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Comments: I bought the Thai princess statue 2 years ago. I had it outside in my yard. Through all the crazy weather changes; this sculpture still looks brand new (never needs to be cleaned and no fading) and is admired by so many people whom has seen it in my yard. Purchasing this product was truly the best idea for the price.

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Fantastic Tables for Creative People

The Subservient Dragon Glass-Topped Sculptural TableA person's mindset and character are frequently reflected by the furniture they use. For example, people with very little imagination might opt for a table that is functional and looks nice but doesn't fall outside of their comfort zone. It's more likely to resemble basic, average tables they have used in the past rather than beautiful Gothic tables with ornate carvings and lion's paws at the bases of the legs. Although many a person who happens to be lacking when it comes to imagination could still love such a table, they might need some convincing to buy it. On the other hand, someone with a very creative mind is more likely to go for breathtaking, unique furniture such as the Subservient Dragon Sculptural Glass-topped Table or Bones, the English Butler Pedestal Table.

Another table that fits right in with the creative mind is the unique Nettlestone Library Ensemble. This modern version of European trompe l'oeil furniture is a true, functional work of art. When closed, it resembles a bookcase that houses several interesting tomes. However, open it up and its true nature is revealed, a unique table with two, cushioned barrel chairs! Look beneath those comfortable chairs and you will find hidden compartments and casters to store your favorite books and treasures.

Find unique Medieval furniture and hundreds of excellent Father's Day gift ideas at Design Toscano.

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Fountains as Sculptures for Outside

St. Francis' Life-Giving Waters FountainFountains are a popular type of decor in gardens, malls, plazas and other situations because they are such dynamic types of sculpture. While most garden statuary is, by nature, static and unmoving, the water in a fountain is constantly changing its appearance in subtle ways while filling the air with soothing natural music. Water helps add dimensions to a fountain that can make it a vibrant centerpiece for any backyard. Fountains are of course sculptures too and can be used in that regard to complement other garden statuary items.

The striking Mermaid of the Isle Capri acts as a striking addition to a backyard pond. This breathtaking bronze statue is cast in the "lost wax" method and uses her long shell to pour water into your pond. The detailed scales, curves, and form or this quality bronze sculptural fountain will make it one of the most striking, realistic items in your backyard.

The Saint Francis Life-Giving Waters Fountain is another masterpiece of garden decor that blends fine sculpture with the enchanting sounds of flowing water. This well known saint's connection with the natural world is captured by sculptor Carlo Bronti with beautiful details. A doe, dove, and other animals are shown as they visit a basin cared for by Saint Francis.

Enjoy a 20% discount on these and other beautiful sculptural fountains when purchased by the end of today, May 20th.

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