Did You Get a Bigfoot Statue for Halloween Yet?

Bigfoot the Giant Life-size Yeti StatueThe best Halloween displays in town aren't necessarily the ones with scary sounds piped into a front yard that has been transformed into a spooky cemetery. While those do look great, they have been done before and who knows how many houses will follow that theme in 2012. If your place is going to stand out from the rest of the Halloween decorating crowd, you need to let your creative juices lead you to places where decorating ideas have no boundaries. Let your mind wander outside the box and you will come up with some amazing decorating themes.

For example, while zombies crawl out of your flower garden, how about putting up a Bigfoot crossing sign, or something like, "Beware of the Great North American Ape". Of course you should also combine those curious warnings with Bigfoot decor and that's just one of the ways we can help. You can start out by putting Bigfoot, the Bashful Yeti Tree Sculpture behind a tree in the yard. Party guests and trick-or-treaters will do a double-take when they spot this highly detailed, realistic Bigfoot sculpture peering at them from the shadows! Follow that up with the huge, realistic Life-sized Yeti Sculpture in the garden and they might run for the door!

Find garden statuary and the best gargoyle figurines for Halloween at Design Toscano!

Save 20% on decor from now until September 24th!

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Where to Display Garden Fairies During the Fall Months

The Daydream Fairy SculptureFall is here across much of North America. Evenings are cooler in many areas and the foliage will be changing in a matter of weeks. Unlike the Spring months, most people are paying less attention to planting and weeding the garden and doing more to get it ready for Winter. Some people start to take their garden statuary down and any decorations left outside are geared towards Halloween.

Despite the lack of bright flowers, statuary still helps backyards look fantastic during the Fall months. In fact, the decreased amount of vegetation helps statues stand out even better than other times of the year and can give the backyard a stark, enchanted look. Statues of fairies look even more magical when placed near tree trunks or next to a Koi pond.

The incredible realism of the Daydream Fairy Sculpture will be much more apparent when displayed on a bed of fallen red, green, and orange Maple leaves. The lovely tones of the Bird Fairy solid bronze statue will complement the earthy hues of an Autumn backyard while the stunning beauty of Rhiannon the Archer Fairy Statue looks best when displayed in the center of the yard.

The place for the best in fairy statues, quality decor, and unique decorations is Design Toscano.

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Olympic-sized Savings Today Only on Garden Statuary and All Decor

Velociraptor, Jurassic-sized Dinosaur StatueIt's August first and sales on school supplies remind us that summer is heading into the home stretch. Fall might be on the way but that doesn't mean that we have to spend all of our time indoors. On the contrary, some of the best summer garden parties happen as August turns into September. The sultry evenings of August and star-filled September night skies actually make it tough to stay indoors and especially so when you have a beautiful backyard decorated with quality sculptures for outside.

However, no matter how many pieces you might own, there's always room for another detailed animal yard statue or sculpture that take your breath away with their beauty. Whether looking for a another garden statue to liven up the backyard, or the first statue for your yard, today is the day to order. Sure, you could wait until tomorrow but then you wouldn't enjoy a further 20% off the regular price. For today only,  everything at Design Toscano gets a 20% discount! The bigger the object you buy, the more you save, so if you ever thought about getting one of our classic Bigfoot sculptures or a life-sized, detailed Velociraptor, you might as well order it today and get an equally hefty 20% discount.

Get 20% off anything on the Design Toscano site when ordering it today, August first!

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WHISPERING WILHELM TREE ENT SCULPTURE

We LOVE him, although I thought (and our fault) was larger, and I could put him outside on a tree, which we have bought two others from Toscano on our trees, but, he is just too nice for outside ;-) we will hang him next to the wonderer, (I don't know his name, and didn't see him in your latest catalog) which will compliment each other.

We have purchased many things from Toscano and enjoy every piece, this is one of the finest catalogs and will forever be a part of our home decorating. Great Artists, thank them for me :-)

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Asian Panda Sculpture

We have had a small Bonsai garden for quite a few years. This year I purchased the Asian Panda Sculpture and placed it in the garden. This garden is right outside our 3 season porch and I just love seeing the Panda. What a perfect addition. See attached picture.

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Bring in the Customers with Big Garden Statuary

Cock-a-doodle-do, Giant Roadside Rooster Garden StatueFor a business to be successful, people have to know about it. Your bakery can create the most scrumptious cupcakes in the nation and that upholstery business can do an amazing job at restoring antique furniture but if only a few people are privy to that knowledge, the business will fail in a heartbeat. For that reason, marketing and advertising are essential for businesses from every sector of the economy. Effective marketing requires skill, creativity, and a professional touch to capture and keep the attention of clients. That all important, attention-getting aspect of marketing is where big sculptures for outside come into play and they can work wonders at bringing customers to the front doors of any business.

For example, you can have a huge, prominent sign but if a neighboring store has a big statue of a chicken in their foyer,  people on the street are going to gravitate to the larger than life rooster. You can't blame them because let's face it, most of us are going to be taken aback by a huge statue of an animal. Whether out of curiosity or an instinctive fear of huge animals, we can't help but notice them. Kids run to them in an instant, parents follow, and they will probably be just as curious about entering the store.

Market your business with big and beautiful animal garden statues from Design Toscano!

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A Purrrrfect Purchase

I bought your wall sculpture "Purrr" a while back. It was the artist's idea of what a cat that was purring would look like. Since I have two indoor female cats, the Romeo next door sits outside our window serenading every night. Since he hadn't been around lately, I thought his love had grown cold. To my surprise I found him on the porch wooing my "Purrr" sculpture all in vain! My poor jilted girls will just have to wait until Tom realizes his new love has a heart of stone!

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Save on Sculptures for Outside at the Warehouse Sale Today!

Garden SculpturesJuly 14th has arrived and if you live anywhere near the Chicagoland area, it's time to get in the car or hop the train to the windy city for the best sale of the year on garden statuary. The doors open at 8 AM in the morning for the Design Toscano warehouse sale and don't close until 4 PM. They open back up on July 15th at 9 AM until the sale ends at 4 PM that same day. 

If you get there at eight in the morning, don't be surprised if you see a line of people waiting for the doors to open. They know that there is simply no other day of the year that offers so many opportunities to save on beautiful decor of the highest quality. These items are exclusive and those that are overstocked or bruised might even be offered for 90% off the regular price! Get there early to beat the crowds and save money on heirloom quality treasures. Even though sales of these fantastic items happen on a regular basis at the website, those discounts still can't compare with the warehouse sale so head on over to Elk Grove Village today or tomorrow if you want to find the biggest savings of the year on everything from Greek garden statues to objets d'art for the inside of the home.

The warehouse sale is located at 1400 Morse Avenue, Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007.
 

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Celebrate Independence Day with 20% Savings on Garden Statuary

It's hard to believe but June is almost over. It seems like summer just got started and here we are moving Lioness with Cub Statueon into July on that lazy river called summertime. The living is easy during these days of baseball games, fresh cut grass, and hot, sunny days. Lest we forget, it's also when the United States of America celebrates its independence from Britain. That day is of course the Fourth of July and in less than a week, Americans across the nation are going to be grilling outside, going to theme parks, and watching the annual fireworks display. It's always one of the most beautiful and memorable days of the year and here at Design Toscano, we are marking this special day with a sitewide 20% sale.

From now until the day after the fourth, you get a 20% discount off of everything on our website. That includes every one of our detailed and dramatic animal garden statues, fairies, angels, gnomes, and gargoyles.

If you already have all of the garden sculptures you need, there are still plenty of beautiful objets d'art and indoor furniture that can also be enjoyed for 20% off their regular prices.

Celebrate the Fourth of July with a 20% discount on everything on the Design Toscano website until July 5th!

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Last Day to Save get 20% off of Classic Garden Statuary

Venus of Arles Sculpture - GrandSculptures for outside come in many forms and sizes. There are realistic animal statues that can turn your garden into a scene from the deep forests of the Pacific northwest or the savannahs of wildest Africa. You can turn your garden into an exquisite Asian-themed abode or have garden fairies hiding in the flower beds while gargoyles guard the doorways to your house and glare down from the roof. However, as exciting as those backyard decorating themes are, they aren't classic.

That doesn't mean that there is anything wrong with them, it just means that they don't lend themselves to the same sort of atmosphere as Greek garden statues or other classic, fake stone sculptures. The classics refer to pieces created in the art tradition of ancient Greece and Rome. These are pieces like the Venus of Arles,statues of the Madonna, or a replica of "The Thinker" by Rodin.

Classic-themed sculptures are pieces that can easily stand out on their own and bring your mind to another time and place. Most were originally sculpted for this reason and the beautiful, detailed replicas of classic statues from Design Toscano continue to do just that in gardens across the nation.

Get 20% off everything in the Classic Garden Collection. Sale ends today, June 24th!

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Show Support for Sasquatch with a Big Foot Garden Statue

Bigfoot, the Bashful Yeti Tree SculptureHe's huge, he's hairy, and he's a lot more shy than anyone ever imagined. Even though Bigfoot (also known as Sasquatch or the Great North American Ape) is big and strong enough to pulverize your prize bronze garden sculptures, the creature would never dream of carrying out such a senseless act of violence. No, despite its strength, Bigfoot keeps to itself and rarely enters into anyone's yard. 

The gentle beast prefers to venture outside in the dark of the night and stays hidden from prying eyes during the day. Although people who have a run-in with Sasquatch are typically terrified, since Bigfoot runs away from anyone it encounters, it's obvious that they have nothing to fear. Native American tribes felt the same way about the monstrous ape and just stayed away from the deep canyons and other wild corners of America haunted by this legendary creature.

Despite all of the Bigfoot sightings, pre-Columbian legends, and controversial footage of the creature filmed in the wilds of northern California, Sasquatch is still awaiting acceptance by the scientific community. Whether you believe that Bigfoot is real or not, you can help keep the legend alive with the most detailed, realistic Bigfoot sculptures in existence. Who knows, maybe one day you will see two Sasquatch "statues" in the backyard and realize that the legend is real because you only bought one!

Find a unique, highly detailed Bigfoot statue and other exquisite garden statuary from Design Toscano. 

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Greenmen for the Summer Months

Bacchus, God of Wine: Greenman Wall SculptureEach season has its own set of garden statuary. Most sculptures for outside look great all year long but statues of African animals just look out of place when coated with ice and snow.  To me, statues of fairies seem perfect for warm spring and summer weather while religious and Asian-themed sculptures look fantastic any time of the year. When the cool weather of autumn blows in from the north, greenman wall decor can heighten the effects of the fall season in any backyard. Nevertheless, there are certain types of greenman decorations that have "summer" written all over their gnarled, wizened faces.

Bacchus, the God of Wine Wall Sculpture is one such piece. I just can't imagine the classical patron saint of summer parties being displayed at any other time of the year. As befits the original "king of the party", he sports bunches of wine grapes and looks ready for another drink. Make this summer sculpture feel right at home by putting him up on a sunny, ivy-covered wall.

The Le Printemps and Le Etoile French Greenman sculptures are perfect for spring but since "Le Etoile" means summer, both are just as beautiful during the months of June, July, and August.

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What Resin Garden Statues can do for a Business

Garden statuary, despite its name, isn't just for that private green space behind the house. The beauty Egyptian Revival Winged Great Sphinx Statueof some stone angels, depictions of animals, and other works of art make them just as suitable inside a home as they are beneath the dappled shade of a backyard Oak. Nor do they need to stay within the confines of a home. Buy the right sort of statues for a business and they will probably pay for themselves in a month.

The secret about detailed sculptures of dinosaurs, Bigfoot, or beautiful replicas of more classical statues is that they help with marketing. Whether the business happens to be a restaurant, hotel, or hardware store, they get people's attention and bring them into the store. By adding character to any establishment, they make every visit to the business a memorable one and thus help with branding. 

Flank the front doors of a hotel or restaurant with two Egyptian Revival Winged Great Sphinx Statues and customers will know they are walking into someplace special.

Put furniture like the The Salentino Crescent Garden Bench into the lobby along with a beautiful tiger sculpture and guests will know that they chose the right place to stay.

Beautify your business and improve its image with fantastic sculptures for outside from Design Toscano.

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Ellen DeGeneres Gives Matt LeBlanc a Design Toscano Bigfoot Statue

On a recent airing of the Ellen DeGeneres show, the talk show host gave a Design Toscano favorite to one Design Toscano Big Foot Matt LeBlanc and Ellen DeGeneresof her guests. Matt LeBlanc was the lucky recipient of "Bigfoot, the Garden Yeti Sculpture" and this picture from that fortunate occasion shows how very pleased he is to receive such a unique gift item. Ellen presented the detailed statue of Bigfoot to her friend Matt because he had mentioned that he likes the reality show "Finding Bigfoot". Thanks to Ellen, as the "Friends" star watches "Finding Bigfoot", he can also look at his very own, detailed statue of the legendary creature.

This Design Toscano classic works well both in and outside the home. Whether Matt puts it in his garden or proudly displays it on a pedestal in the den, this sculpture will remind him and his guests of the mysteries awaiting discovery in modern-day America. As is the case of every home that hosts this realistic sculpture of Sasquatch, it will also be a great conversation piece at parties and admired by every guest. Maybe next year, Ellen will give Matt the "Bigfoot, the Bashful Yeti Tree Sculpture"

Find unique garden statuary like Ellen's gift to Matt LeBlanc at Design Toscano. Place an order of $75 or more and get free shipping and handling until Sunday, June 3rd!

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Guardian of the Garage is picturesque

RitaS from Springfield, Mo. reviewed the Apex, the Winged Dragon Sculptural Roof Cresting.

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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Comments: I have so enjoyed the Apex, the Winged Dragon sculpture. I waited 4 years before being able to purchase him. He fits beautifully atop the garage, ever watchful, ever a guardian. Installation was easy. He has fullfilled my decor ideas for outside, is a great conversation piece, durable and enchanting.

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Mark Memorial Day with Memorial Bench Garden Statuary

Memorial Day is one of the most important holidays in the United States of America. Although most Forever Remembered Personalized Cast Stone Memorial Garden Benchpeople associate this important day with hot dogs, picnics, parades, and other Summer festivities, this holiday was established for a much more somber purpose. As its name indicates, Memorial Day is the official date for remembering those Americans who gave their lives while serving in the armed forces. For many people, it's also a time to remember any loved ones who have passed away. Visits are made to their resting places and flowers are placed on graves but memorials to cherished family and friends don't need to be only found in cemetaries.

You can also put up memorials of loved ones in the privacy of your own garden or backyard. One of the most beautiful means of remembering people dear to your heart is with a memorial bench. Memorial benches act as sculptures for outside that express your love and appreciation for those who have passed away. The Forever Remembered Cast Stone Memorial Garden Bench can be personalized with a marble plaque engraved with the name of a loved one as well as dates and sentiments. It will be an especially fitting monument for people who loved to spend time in the backyard.

Get 20% off memorial benches and all Design Toscano resin garden statues from now until Tuesday, May 29th.

 

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Every Summer Backyard Needs Gnome Garden Statuary

The Knothole Gnomes Garden Welcome Tree Sculpture: Door GnomeMemorial Day and the warm, wonderful days of Summer are just around the corner. No more snow, the grass is fresh, and the backyard is filled with greenery. Birds sing in the garden and even your favorite gargoyle figurines seem to be smiling. It's a fantastic time of the year to be outside and what better place to enjoy the outdoors than your own backyard. No matter what decorating theme you follow, there are some types of garden decor that are nothing less than essential. Garden fairies fall into that category but even their importance is eclipsed by that of the garden gnome.

Friendly, magical, and wholesome, gnomes welcome every guest to the garden with a bearded smile. Whether you place them near flowerbeds or just outside the back door, these classic garden sculptures are right at home in any backyard. Their pointed hats add splashes of happy color and the twinkle in their eyes adds cheer to every garden.

Snoozing Booker, the Garden Gnome Statue is the perfect gnome for people who enjoy a good read in the backyard. Gnomes are also just at home in the trees and you can show this with Knothole Gnomes Garden Sculptures.

Buy statues of gnomes, Greek Garden Statues, and anything else from Design Toscano from now until Tuesday, May 29th and get 20% off the regular price!

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Weathervanes as Gothic Décor

Gothic decorations bring to mind images of dragons, gargoyle figurines, and other statues that are Windblown Witch Signature Copper Weathervaneright at home in torchlit castles surrounded by dark moats. Such objets d'art add an old, interesting atmosphere to the interior of any home but the Gothic theme shouldn't be limited to the inside of a house. Put up the right sort of Gothic decorations on the outside of your home or business and it starts to look more like a castle than an average two story structure. A Gothic-themed doorknocker can do wonders for any place and a gargoyle sculpture next to the front door or up on the roof is an essential part of every Gothic-themed abode.

Gothic decorations aren't just limited to gargoyles and dragons though. Another type of item that works wonderfully for every Gothic-themed place is a weathervane. The Windblown Witch Signature Copper Weathervane looks fantastic when sitting on top of any home or business. As she rides with the wind, she shows which way the breeze is blowing. Beautifully made with solid copper, this weathervane is destined to be an heirloom. While the witch rides the wind above your home, add a big Gothic touch to your backyard with the Crescent moon Vampire Bats Metal Weathervane!

Find these beautiful weathervanes and dozens of garden gargoyle statues at Design Toscano today.

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Fairy Tale Kingdom Sculptures for Outside

The imaginary realms where elves battle goblins, dragons ply the skies on massive, bat wings, and Humpty Dumpty Sculpturewizened wizards cast their spells are more important than most people realize. Fairy tales and other fantasy genre stories help people escape from the daily doldrums of working a nine to five job. They also help people reflect upon morality and positive philosophies that can be related to reality. However, perhaps most of all, they have inspired many an artist to create amazing works of art that bring both the heroes and the villains to life in the form of paintings and garden statuary.

There are dozens of objets d'art exclusive to Design Toscano that turn your backyard into a fairy tale kingdom. Two of the best are:

  • The Humpty Dumpty Sculpture: He sat on a wall and had a big fall straight into the hearts and minds of millions of people. The old English rhyme about Humpty Dumpty is unforgettable and provokes all sorts of images and allegories. Putting this classic, detailed statue on one of your garden walls never fails to bring magic right into your backyard.
  • Treebeard Ent with Mystical Orb Statue: In the classic fantasy masterpieces written by Tolkien, Treebeard was the leader of the Ents. The "tree shepherds" looked after the forests and were among the oldest and wisest of all living creatures. They kept to themselves and were slow to anger but were unstoppable when provoked into action.

Find these and other magical resin garden statues for your backyard at Design Toscano.

 

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The Most Popular Stone Garden Angel of All Time

Angels have been a common type of statue for hundreds of years. They were mostly used after the dawn of Christianity and probably reached their height during Middle Ages and Italian Renaissance. Statues of hundreds of saints and angels adorn Gothic structures such as the Notre Dame cathedral and angel sculptures eventually became common decor in Tuscan piazzas and courtyards throughout Europe. Monteverde Angel Statue (1882)During the Victorian era, angel sculptures became hugely popular for both cemeteries and the gardens of the well to do.

Among the multitudes of angel statues that were carved over the centuries, one statue in particular stands out for the fame it achieved. In 1882, the Italian sculptor Giulio Monteverde crafted an angel statue that became a veritable hit. Simply known as the "Monteverde Angel Statue", he sculpted it as a memorial for the Oneto family of Liguria, Italy. However, unlike other sculptures that he had done, this statue became so well known and liked that replicas of it showed up in cemeteries and gardens from Sicily to Scotland. When Giulio passed away in 1917, one was even made for his grave! The popularity of this intriguing, beautiful angel statue continues to this day.

Buy the beautiful Monteverde Angel Statue for your garden along with other sculptures for outside and religious outdoor statues from Design Toscano today.

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