Happy Fourth of July from Design Toscano!

Daydream FairyHappy July 4th from all of us at Design Toscano! Independence Day is here and it's time to fire up the grill and get ready to watch the fireworks. We hope you enjoy this fun day outdoors and spend a wonderful time in your own, big backyard. We have been marking this special day with a site-wide sale that takes 20% off everything from beautiful garden fairies to high quality interior decor in the Basil Street Gallery.   

Take advantage of this sale to save on elegant and inspirational fairy statues like the Spirit of the West Wind. This wonderful, two foot tall fairy readies herself for flight with an eager summer breeze, and acts as high quality, enchanting garden statuary for the backyard. Complement her with other beautiful fairies in our collection like the Daydream Fairy Sculpture.

At Basil Street, you will find a wonderful selection of gift ideas, objets d'art, and exquisite decor for home and business. The six foot tall Peacock Goddess Torchiere Floor Lamp is one of several stunning functional lighting decor items in our collection, and looks even better when sharing a room with such exquisite decor as the Peacocks in Paradise Statue.

Enjoy 20% off all of the high quality decor in the Design Toscano collection until July 7th.

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Entertain Garden Guests with These Animal Garden Statues

Saddle Up Horse BenchWe use our gardens for everything from quiet meditation to big backyard celebrations. Even if the garden is mostly reserved for the birds, trees, and peace of mind, it's still going to see an occasional guest. This is partly why we strive to find high quality, fun decor, and statues that will lend character to our personal green space. The following animal resin garden statues are just a few of many entertaining sculptures in our collection:

  • Death Valley Jake, the Jackalope Statue: When European settlers moved into the western frontier, they were entertained with tales of an odd creature that was half Jackrabbit and half Pronghorn Antelope. Although this oddity has never been seen in life, you can keep up the tradition of the Jackalope by putting this life-like statue on display in the backyard.

 

  • Terrence the Terrier Digging Pet Dog Statue: This fun sculpture shows a terrier doing what it loves to do best. Give a terrier an opportunity and it will happily put a large hole right in the middle of your garden.

 

Enjoy a 20% discount on high quality animal garden sculptures and any of the unique items at Design Toscano until July 7th as part of our July 4th sale.

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Delightful Garden Fairies for Sale

Fiona the Flower FairyThe fairy statue became popular garden statuary during the Victorian era. Before then, a lot of people didn't need to put statues of fairies in the backyard because they believed that the "little people" were real and frequented the garden on moonlit nights. On occasion, some people also left offerings in the garden to appease the fairies and gnomes that supposedly lived there.

In modern times, although we don't really believe that fairies actually live in the garden (at least most of us), we still like to pay homage to the legend with high quality fairy decor. By nature, most garden fairies are lovely, delightful creatures. Those attributes are shown by the majority of the fairies in our collection, including our beautiful Fiona, the Flower Fairy Sculpture. This life-like fairy sculpture has a peaceful smile and elegant features that lend a happy touch to any backyard.

Another, equally delightful fairy sculpture is Fannie, the Fairy Sitting Statue. Fannie's lovely little smile and half-closed eyes fit in perfectly with a lazy, warm summer garden. Don't forget to buy and save on the Woodland Fairy Garden House Statue to give Fannie, Fiona, and your other garden fairy statues a place to live.   

Take 20% off any of the garden fairy statues in our collection as well as any of our high quality decor from today until July 7th as part of our July 4th sale.

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Take 20% Off These and Other High Quality Animal Garden Sculptures

Monkey Business Jungle Welcome StatueAnimals statues are fun, effective decor for any garden. Decorate the backyard with a few cute animal statues and they will put a smile on your face every time you walk into the garden. Animal sculptures can also be used to entertain garden guests, and big, detailed, spectacular statues in a place of business can do wonders for marketing. Not to mention, when you buy any of the high quality animal statues in our collection until July 7th, you can take 20% off.

Our new Monkey Business Jungle Welcome Statue is a fun way to welcome guests to your summer garden parties. Put it just after the gate to the garden or by the back door to let guests know what to expect at your summer soirees.

The Snapping Swamp Gator Statue is another unique, high quality animal statue perfect for an active, summer backyard. Put this realistic snapping gator by the pool to lend a dramatic, entertaining touch. Complement this and other animal statues with equally entertaining decor like the Hanging Jungle Monkey Statue and our Walking Crocodile Statue.

Take 20% off resin garden statues and any of the unique items at Design Toscano from today until July 7th as part of our July 4th sale.

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Cheerful Greenmen Sculptures

Bacchus Wall SculptureThe greenman sculpture is an ancient form of art that probably has its roots in pre-Christian druidic belief systems. Rather like wall decor for trees, these interesting statues literally give a face to a favorite Oak, Maple, Ash, or other backyard tree. Although some look intimidating or even a bit frightening, there are greenman sculptures with happier, cheerful faces. These fun wall decor items are a perfect addition for a summer garden, and add just the right character to summer garden soirees.

Few wall decor items make a better fit for summer parties than the Bacchus, God of Wine Greenman Wall Sculpture. With wild, unkempt curls and a jovial, grape-ringed face, Bacchus shows that this is one deity who is always ready to party.

Another of the more cheerful greenman sculptures in our collection is actually a greenwoman. Daphne, the Greenwoman Wall Sculpture has a happy, easy-going face with bright eyes and smooth, flawless skin. Her face is also ringed with leaves of Laurel that blow in the breeze, and where tiny fairy creatures dwell.

These two statues are indeed cheerful but the title of "Happiest Greenman" goes to our Laughing Greenman Birdhouse. With a mischievous wink and roaring laughter, this fun greenman decor also acts as a backyard birdhouse.

Find unique greenman decor, Gothic furniture, and the best selection of garden statues for the best prices at Design Toscano.

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Cute Garden Statues of Climbing Bears

Mischievious Bear Cubs SculptureEvery garden looks better with an animal yard statue or two. Whether putting a tiger statue on display or sculptures of unicorns and other fantasy-genre animals in the yard, animal decor always adds character to the backyard. Baby animals in particular lend a warm, adorable touch to backyard decor. Bear cubs are among the cutest of baby animals and we recognize that adorable look with realistic, heart warming climbing bear cub sculptures.

The Mischievous Bear Cubs Sculpture doesn't need to show anything more than realistic, life-like details to depict bear cubs at their cutest. These furry little guys are naturals at getting into trouble and play with each other every chance they get.

Bear cubs also love to climb trees at every opportunity and no animal sculpture shows this better than our Black Bear Cubs Up a Tree Statue. The trio of baby bears in this statue not only climb the tree but are also just as eager to climb on top of each other to get a better look of their surroundings. Put a smile on the faces of your garden guests by putting this fun animal statue near the entrance to the backyard. Complement it with Yonva the Climbing Bear Sculpture.

Find the best selection of high quality animal garden statues at Design Toscano.

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A Great Deal on a Gargoyle Statue

Talysus the Terrible Gargoyle StatueThose of us who love to spend time in the garden also love to find great deals on garden statuary. Of course, a "great deal" doesn't mean average or cheap statues that cost less because they look bad or are going to fall apart after a few months. No, "great deals on garden statues" translates to high quality, unique garden sculptures that cost much less than expected. Those would also be statues from our collection, including several excellent gargoyle figurines.

Talysus the Terrible Gargoyle Statue is one such sculpture. This laughing gargoyle is on sale and blends a menacing Gothic grin and more modern muscled appearance for fantastic, entertaining results. A sphere-topped plinth for a perch completes the fantasy-flavored look of this unique statue.

Another fine deal on gargoyle statues can be found with the Picc-a-Dilly Gargoyle Sculptures Set. These fun little gargoyles might not look as frightening as classic-themed gargoyles similar to the stone beasts that sit on the ramparts of old castles but they make up for it with a hilarious, adorable appearance. These cute little creatures will look right at home in a flowerbed, make excellent, unique gifts, and will put a smile on the face of any garden guest. Not to mention, they are also available for a great, low price.

Find the best gargoyle figurines and garden dragon statues at Design Toscano.

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Bring Elegant Beauty to the Backyard with Classic Resin Garden Statues

Four Goddesses of the SeasonsSome statues are cute, others are inspirational, and some are downright elegant. Most classic statuary fits into this latter category by merit of distinguished details and a high class appearance. These are sculptures that never fail to impress every time you walk into the garden, and guests will feel as if they have entered a royal estate, or Roman villa. Any of the Four Goddesses of the Seasons would add a beautiful, antique look to a backyard or place of business, but all four of them placed in different corners of the garden would make your place resemble something from a wonderful Victorian novel.

Our beautiful British Reading Fairy Statue is one of the more popular classic statues in our collection and with good reason. This unique, classic decor captures the hearts of everyone from children to retirees and resembles similar classic fairy sculptures found in European gardens and Victorian estates.Complement this fine sculpture with a place for you and your guests to sit down and read a favorite book. The elegant Giant Neoclassical Swan Garden Bench can help you enjoy a good story surrounded by the greenery of your backyard, can be shared with family or a special friend, and makes its own classic statement whether you use it as a beautiful garden seat or stand alone decor. 

Buy classic garden statuary and any other item in our classic collection today, June 26th, 2014, and take 20% off.

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Save 20% on New Classic Garden Statuary at Design Toscano

Neptune of St. John's LockSummer is the perfect time of the year to put new decor into the garden. Those of us at Design Toscano love to decorate our yards with new, unique garden statues and love it even more when new items arrive at our warehouse. At this time of the year, we are especially excited about new classic statuary because it adds such a distinguished, wonderful look to any garden.

The Neptune of St. John's Lock is a wonderful pool-side sculpture. This beautifully detailed, powerful statue of Neptune is modeled after the famous Father Thames statue on display at the mouth of England's great river. This majestic decor also makes an impressive statement when displayed next to a big, beautiful fountain, or backyard pond.

The Unbridled Power Equestrian Horse Statue is one of the new, classic animal statues in our collection. This beautiful sculpture makes an excellent gift for anyone who loves horses and the combination of power and grace shown by a healthy thoroughbred. This awe-inspiring statue also works very well as decor for a restaurant, hotel, or other business.

We also have interesting new classic wall decor, including the Hafod Mansion Greenman, a replica of an 18th century Welsh Greenman that works as a fountain wall sculpture.         

Buy any of the classic resin garden statues and other items in our classic collection until tomorrow, June 26th and take 20% off.

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Sale on Classic Garden Statuary Starts Today

Virtues of HonorClassic statuary lends a distinguished look to any garden because this sculpting form reminds us of statues displayed on the grounds of old Victorian estates, Roman ruins, and in museums. A great degree of attention is paid to details to make these statues as life-like as possible. This aspect of classical statuary is shown by all of the classic sculptures in our collection, including the Caesar Augustus of Prima Porta Grande-Scale Sculptural Bust. Modeled after an actual 2,000 year old bust presently on display in the Vatican Museum, this classic decor makes a distinguished statement for any home.

Hebe, the Goddess of Youth Sculpture is another beautiful garden statue with realistic, life-like curves, dimensions, and features. This makes a fine, tranquil addition to a big backyard or hotel garden, and is wonderfully complemented with other classic outdoor statues like Poseidon: God of the Sea, and the Three Graces Statue.

We also have several classic wall decor items in our collection, including beautiful sculptural friezes such as the Virtues of Honor Sculptural Frieze and the stunning Torso of Adonis Bas-Relief Wall Frieze

Buy any of these items and other classic resin garden statues in our collection from today until June 26th and take 20% off.

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Where to Buy the Best Gargoyle Gifts for the Best Prices

Boden Gargoyle SentinelGargoyle garden statues lend a classic look to any yard. While some people feel that gargoyles are a bit too creepy for the yard, they might change their mind after learning that gargoyle statues can be found on Gothic cathedrals, old storied castles, and in the most distinguished of Victorian estates. For those who enjoy the fantasy and horror genre, gargoyle statues are also a wonderful gift. You don't want to just give any gargoyle sculpture, though, but one that will be truly appreciated. The best place to find such high quality, unique gargoyles is at the Design Toscano site.

We have a large selection of gargoyles for every taste that are also available for excellent prices. Emmett the Gargoyle is one of the more versatile gargoyle statues in our collection because it is fairly small in size, resembles classic gargoyles that decorate old Gothic churches, and is inoffensive. Many would even say that Emmett is the cutest gargoyle in our collection!

The Boden Gargoyle Sentinel might be better suited for people who enjoy majestic gargoyles designed to make a big impression on garden guests. This beautifully detailed, powerful gargoyle makes the best impression when displayed near the back door. Make an even bigger impression by complementing it with the Argos Gargoyle Sentinel

Shop at Design Toscano for the best selection of gargoyle figurines for the best prices.

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Garden Cherub Statues for an Adorable Yard

Versailles Cherub Urn and PlinthAngels are representations of heavenly, perfect beings that can do no wrong. This is why sculptures of angels tend to be majestic, are bereft of flaws, are serene, and are neither male nor female but a beautiful, other worldly creature that resides in the heavenly realms. However, not all angels are mature and adult in appearance. Some angels look like chubby, innocent, winged babies. These are the cherubs and sculptures of these miniature angels are the perfect means of adding an adorable touch to any garden.

Whether by merit of their small dimensions or innocent appearance, cherubs tend to be more versatile than larger, winged angels. As is shown by the Versailles Cherub Urn and Plinth, they can be used to decorate urns and other classic garden decor, including outdoor garden water fountains. The Cherubs at Play Sculptural Fountain is adorned with several playful cherubs that give this classic functional decor a lively appearance.

Most cherubs, though, just look adorable. The Balancing a Dream Sculpture is a cute, sleeping baby angel that lends a peaceful, lazy look to the backyard. Complement this cute decor with other adorable cherub sculptures like the "Cherubs d'Amour Statue"  and the Topsy and Turvy Cherub Twin Statues

Find high quality cherub sculptures, classic garden statuary, and other unique decor for the best prices at Design Toscano.

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One More Day to Enjoy 25% Off Garden Statuary and High Quality Décor!

A 25% discount is a big one but we have decided to extend it for one more day to help you save even more on high quality decor, beautiful garden statues, and everything else on the Design Toscano site. Take advantage of this major discount for big savings on a stunning stone garden angel. The Ascending Angel Sculpture is a dramatic garden sculpture that lends an antique, beautiful touch to any backyard. Complement it with the Santa Croce Angel Wall Frieze for fantastic angelic wall decor and more savings.

Berkshire Hall Maiden UrnAfter picking out angel statues, animal garden sculptures, and other garden decor, don't forget to browse the beautiful items in the Basil Street Gallery. This is the best place to find exquisite unique gifts, and decor for the most distinguished of homes. The Berkshire Hall Dual Maiden Urn adds a bright, beautiful touch to any home with fantastic shades of blue, faux gold leaf, and fine, 18th century details.

You will also find artistic functional lighting like the Neoclassical Male Occasional Table and the Desiree Art Deco Lighted Sculpture. This pair of unique illuminated sculptures are two of several high quality decor items featured in our Basil Street collection.

Take 25% off any of the resin garden statues and other items on the Design Toscano site when purchased by today, June 21st, 2014.

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Celebrate the Longest Day of the Year with 25% Off Everything at Design Toscano!

Coat of Arms Gothic Revival ArmoireIn the northern hemisphere, the longest day of the year is June 21st. People have celebrated this longest day of light for countless ages and more or less continue to do so with summer concerts, garden parties, and other fun, outdoor activities. This year, we are celebrating Summer Solstice with a 25% discount off everything on the Design Toscano site. That includes a full 25% off beautiful antique replica furniture, realistic animal garden statues, and a wide selection of unique decor for home, garden, and place of business.

Today is a rare opportunity to buy and save big on the Lord Raffle's Grand Hall Lion Leg Coffee Table. This beautiful Mahogany antique replica is modeled after similar furniture works of art that grace the halls of old Victorian estates. It makes for a distinguished addition to any home and is wonderfully complemented with other fine antique furniture replica items like the St. Thomas Aquinas Gothic Wooden Bookstand and the Coat of Arms Gothic Revival Armoire.

Take advantage of this big discount offered today only and buy other large scale items like the majestic Angeli di Luce statues and the Grand Cathedral Angel Sculpture. These spectacular sculptures make excellent additions to gardens of any home and place of business. 

Take 25% off any of our beautiful resin garden statues and anything else on our site today only!

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Three Perfect Places for a Tiger Sculpture

Powerful Pounce Sumatran Tiger StatueThe Tiger has been respected, revered, and feared for ages. Despite its popularity, this beautiful big cat is rarely seen, is endangered, and is only found in wild, remote, protected areas in southern Asia, and a tiny corner of Siberia. Its popularity is related to its beautiful orange and black pelt, large size, and combination of strength and grace. These attributes are shown by all of our tiger statues, including the very realistic Powerful Pounce" Sumatran Tiger Statue.

A high quality animal statue like this makes a wonderful statement in any home, garden, or place of business but they look best when displayed in certain spots. Three of the best places to showcase a tiger statue are:

  • Right by the back door: Put your tiger next to the back door leading to the garden to impress and greet guests. The powerful "Jungle Cat" Leaping Bengal Tiger looks especially impressive when displayed near the back door or any entranceway!

 

  • In a prominent place: In the wild, tigers prefer to stay out of sight but in the backyard, their power and beauty should always be put on display. The Grand Scale Lying Down Bengal Tiger Statue works well as centerpiece decor in any yard.

 

Find the best selection of tiger statues and other animal garden sculptures for the best prices at Design Toscano.

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Take 20% Off Fun, Tropical Resin Garden Statues!

Thatch-Roofed Tiki BarThere are so many ways to decorate a garden. We can give it a solemn, peaceful personality with beautiful stone garden angels, cherubs, and Victorian-themed statues. The right blend of animal garden statues can give it a wild, dramatic look, and a menagerie of cute animal and gnome statues will make the backyard look simply adorable. There are also resin garden statues that look fun and no theme does that better than tropical statues.

Tropical sculptures are meant for good times. They perfectly complement the fun, easy-going feelings of summer garden parties with bright colors, exotic appearances, and hints of places where people practice the art of relaxation. One of several tropical sculptures that shows that fun loving feeling is the Kanaloa Grand Tiki Sculptural Table. This Tiki is more than happy to act as a place to put a cold, tropical drink and shows it with a huge grin. Complement it with the hilarious "Beer Buddy Tiki Parrot" Statue.

You could also highlight your summer garden parties with a Thatch-Roofed Tiki Bar. This fun, functional decor will help you serve cold drinks in cool summer style, and comes with two bar stools.   

Enjoy 20% off any of the fun decor in our tropical statue collection when purchased today, June 18th, 2014.

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Save on Tropical-themed Garden Statuary for Summer

Tiki Gods of Fire and WaterSummer days are here and these warm, lazy, fun-loving times are meant to be experienced outside the home. This is a well-known, practiced fact for anyone who loves the outdoors or enjoys spending time in the garden or backyard. Those of us who also love garden decor know that certain statues and other items are perfect for these wonderful summer days. Although just about any sculpture looks great in a summer garden, this is the best time of the year to put tropical-themed statues on display.

Tropical sculptures like the Tiki Gods of Fire and Water love the heat and show it with exotic, Polynesian flavor. With its blend of fire and water, this tropical fountain sculpture will act as centerpiece decor at any summer garden party.

Tropical decor also adds life to the backyard with bright, vibrant colors. The Tropical Crabs Wall Sculptures are painted with realistic reds, yellows, and blues shown by their live counterparts on tropical shores. These fun decorations add a colorful touch to garden walls, patios, the side of the pool, and vacation homes.

Complement the bright colors of those Tropical Crabs with the equally colorful and exotic Scarlet Macaws Wall Sculpture. This fine wall decor shows the same bright hues as the wild, spectacular macaws that fly over the jungles of Costa Rica, Brazil, and other tropical destinations.

Take 20% off any of the beautiful tropical resin garden statues in our collection today and tomorrow only.

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Beautiful Hand Painted Garden Fairies

Fairies of the Meadow Garden StatuesThe fairy statue is one of the more enchanting types of garden decor. Statues of these beautiful little creatures fit right in with well vegetated gardens and green space because these are the places where they are purported to live. With their butterfly wings, and elegant appearance, they add an exquisite, lovely touch to flowerbeds, and just about every type of garden. Although the fairy statues found in Victorian gardens tend to be the same color as pale marble, there are also several beautiful little fairy sculptures that sport bright colors.

The cute Fairies of the Meadow Garden Statues have dresses and wings that have been painted with pale green and pink pastels. Their colors also match the blooms carried in their arms. Pair these beautiful fairies with the even more adorable Ella, the Littlest Flower Fairy.

The Red and Green Fairy of Acorn Hollow Statues have also been carefully painted by hand but show brighter hues, more elegant features, and are ringed by small, colorful petals. These fairy statues will look right at home when placed next to your brightest flowerbeds.

One of our most colorful fairy statues is the Pondering Pixie Stained Glass Sculpture. This life-like, lovely depiction of a fairy makes use of more than 75 pieces of carefully cut, stained glass for her beautiful butterfly wings.

Save on these fine decor items, unique garden statuary, and more at Design Toscano.

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Happy Father’s Day from Design Toscano

Sheng Kwong Authentic Metal GongWe would like to wish a Happy Father's Day to all of the Dads out there from all of us at Design Toscano! We hope this special day is a good one and celebrated with family, and also hope that this year's Father's Day gifts surpassed those of other years. If the family happened to shop for gifts at Design Toscano, we already know that Dad opened some high quality, unique items.

He might have received unique tabletop accents like the Sheng Kwong Authentic Metal Gong, an Uncle Sam Cast Iron Mechanical Bank, or Asian Scholars Bookend Statues. These are just three of hundreds of unique, high quality accents, decor, and furniture found in the Basil Street Gallery.

He might have also unwrapped fine wall decor like the Freedom's Pride American Eagle Wall Sculpture. This beautifully detailed life-like, wall decor looks as if it's flying right out of the wall and makes a proud, distinguished statement in any American home. Other wall decor items that Dad might enjoy are the fantastic Nunsmere Hall 16th-Century Battle Armor, and the Wings of Icarus Sculptural; Metal Wall Frieze.

Of course, if you aren't sure what to get for Dad for next year's Father's Day, or as a birthday gift, you could always buy him a signature Bigfoot Statue.

Buy $75 or more in garden statuary and other high quality decor from Design Toscano by today, June 15th and pay nothing for regular shipping.

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Western-Themed Animal Garden Statues

Great White BuffaloThe animal yard statue is fun, easy decor that works for every backyard. Animal statues can be used to make a bold statement about the types of animals you like, can be used to showcase the stunning beauty found in the animal kingdom, and can also add a touch of drama to the garden decorating scheme. Of course, different types of animal statues also work with different types of decorating themes, including decor associated with western states and provinces.

One of the signature animals of the great "Wild West" is the Bison. Huge herds of Bison used to roam the plains and prairies of the west and were an important source of food, clothing, and shelter for several Native American cultures. Although the numbers of Bison have been greatly reduced, populations can still be found in some protected areas and private reserves. The Great White Buffalo sculpture captures the power and beauty of this powerful animal with fine details and a muscled appearance.

The Gray Wolf is another animal associated with the western frontier and still occurs in Yellowstone National Park, and wild remote areas of Montana and Idaho. Put the Howling Lone Wolf Garden Statue on display to give it a wild, provocative, wilderness look. Pair it with the Clever Coyote Statue to complete your western look.

Buy $75 or more of animal garden sculptures and other fine Design Toscano decor and enjoy free standard shipping until June 15th.

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