Monday, January 28, 2013
January is the cold heart of winter. The temperatures outside are well below freezing in many parts of the USA and Canada, and shoveling snow has become a daily part of the exercise routine for lots of people. It's tempting to just stay inside but at least that gives you the chance to go through the house and take stock of items that you would rather sell than put into storage. We pretty much do the same thing and call it the Mid-Winter Clearance Sale. This January sale is a great chance to save 20% on any of our sale items and goes on from today until February 1st.
It includes gargoyle figurines like the classic Florentine Gargoyle Statue. This sculpture of a staunch Italian gargoyle is modeled after medieval gargoyle statues that perch on Tuscan churches. It comes in two sizes and both are fine examples of Gothic decor.
The clearance sale also counts for on sale Egyptian decorations like the stunning King Tut Sculptural Floor Lamp. This functional work of art adds lighting with an ancient, royal touch to any home and business.
Order any on sale item from now until February first and enjoy 20% off as part of our Mid-Winter Clearance Sale! This sale cannot be combined with other offers.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Backyards and gardens are meant to be positive places where we can escape the stress of everyday life. We spend time in those personal green spaces to "recharge" the mind and feel rejuvenated for life outside the garden walls. The right type of decor can be a great help in this regard and some of the best items for positive inspiration are religious-themed sculptures.
One of the most uplifting sculptures is the Basking in God's Glory Statue. With arms stretched out in exuberant jubilation and a look of joy on her face, this little girl reminds us of how beautiful it is to simply be alive. Her innocence and universal appeal make this special statue suitable for any faith.
Another beautiful garden sculpture is the Jesus Loves the Children Statue. The Christ shows his absolute love and care for the smallest of people with a kind, loving face. The realism of the flowing gowns and expressions on the faces of Jesus and the two small children are stunning.
Asian-themed gardens and any backyard in need of a cheerful touch will be suited for the Jolly Hotei Buddha Statue. The happiness shown on the face of this content, large Buddha statue will bring a smile to the faces of all of your garden guests.
Find these uplifting items and other quality garden statuary at Design Toscano today.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Anyone who has ever owned a beloved pet knows that those animals are more than just a cat or dog. They become part of the family and when they pass away, we miss them dearly. Every cherished cat, dog, or bird deserves its own memorial and there's no better place to put it than in your own, peaceful garden.
The "I Thought of You" personalized cast stone pet memorial statue reflects the deep feelings that we have for dearly departed pets. It comes with an ebony plaque that can be engraved with your pet's name and lifespan, and the sculpture has an inscription that reveals what most of us feel about beloved, deceased pets. Although this weatherproof, cast stone monument will last for years in the outdoors, it can also be displayed as a wall sculpture inside the home.
The Heart-Shaped, Cast Stone Pet Memorial is another tender means of remembering that departed best friend. It can be personalized with up to six lines of text and makes for an emotional addition to the garden and the walls of your home. The solid marble garden memorial can also be personalized and works as a beautiful reminder of your dearly departed pet.
Enjoy 20% off quality garden pet memorials, all of our resin garden statues, sculptures for outside, and everything on our site until January 2nd as part of our End of the Year Sale.
Friday, December 21, 2012
It's the 21st of December and we are definitely hitting the home stretch to Christmas, 2012. Kids of all ages can hardly wait to open their gifts on that special day, we look forward to sharing it with family members, and quite a few of us still need to buy presents! With Christmas just a few days away, it's really now or never so pick out those last few items you need and buy them today.
If you are stuck in the frustrating quagmire of holiday indecision, that special gift item idea is probably found by thinking outside the box. You can start by browsing through our Basil Street Gallery. All of the decor, objets d'art, and other items in this online gallery are as high in quality as they are unique. You will find fantastic illuminated statues like the Art Deco Peacock Maidens Lamp, and the intriguing Sultans Elephant Sculptural Side Table. Both of these pieces are detailed functional works of art and representative of the quality shown by items showcased in Basil Street.
There are also beautiful sculptural clocks like the unique "Teardrop Melting Clock" and the ornate Versailles Maidens Clock , stunning Egyptian art and decor, and hundreds of other beautiful items.
Find the best last minute gifts and garden fairies at Design Toscano today! Next day shipping required to receive by Christmas.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
If you still aren't sure what to get certain friends and family members this holiday season, Greek garden statues and other outdoor sculptures are a great gift idea. Even if the lucky person in question doesn't have a garden, if you give them quality statuary that also matches their personality or passion, they will love it.
For example, musicians in the family who like classical sculptures will appreciate the breathtaking Muse with Harp sculpture. Crafted by artist Carlo Bronti, the details and curves of this sculpture lend to a lifelike, stunning appearance. From the waves of her hair to her flowing gown, she expresses the beauty of bringing music to life and it almost seems as if you can hear the notes issuing forth from her classical Greek harp.
Another classic sculpture for the musician is our popular Music from Heaven Angel Statue. Any musician will relate to the content, satisfied look on the face of this angel as she makes music with her ornately carved harp. If you think you hear notes coming from the harp, it won't be your imagination either because the strings are wind chimes that make music inspired by the wind!
Find quality sculptures for outside, garden fairies, and other unique gift ideas at Design Toscano today!
Thursday, December 6, 2012
A house or apartment takes on a certain degree of personality as soon as it is finished but its character isn't truly expressed until it has been lived in. Eventually, most people put up varying types and amounts of decor. Although every decoration says something about the owners, some items show a bit more personality than others. A welcome sign with frogs or flowers is a quaint, friendly means of saying an automatic "hello" to whomever arrives at the door and Greek garden statues in the backyard demonstrate an appreciation for classical art but few decorations add more personality to a place than dragon sculptures.
Unlike most other garden statuary, dragons can be mystical, frightening, impressive, dangerous, admirable, and noble all at the same time. They appeal to our sense of fantasy and help turn any home into a much more magical place.
Hang the Warsin Dragon Sculpture on one of the garden walls or next to a door to make a statement and put dragon downspout sculptures on the gutters.
You don't have to stick with your old welcome signs either. Get the Bless this Home Dragon Wall Sculpture to show guests that they aren't about to enter into any old home.
Save on the best in dragon sculptures and hundreds of unique fantasy statuary at Design Toscano.
Place your order for these items and anything else on our site by the end of tomorrow, December 7th, and receive free standard shipping!
Friday, September 21, 2012
The 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!
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Fall 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.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
It'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!
Thursday, July 26, 2012
from Springfield, Mo.
reviewed the Apex, the Winged Dragon Sculptural Roof Cresting.
Yes, would recommend to a friend.
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.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
For 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!
Thursday, July 19, 2012
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 :-)
Name: Geraldine Wise
Company: ITS Asset Management, LP
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
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.Name:
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Wednesday, July 18, 2012
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!
Name: Kathy Lenahan
Saturday, July 14, 2012
July 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.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
It's hard to believe but June is almost over. It seems like summer just got started and here we are moving on 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!
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Sculptures 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!
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
He'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.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Each 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.
Happy Father's Day from Design Toscano!
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Garden statuary, despite its name, isn't just for that private green space behind the house. The beauty of 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.