Thursday, March 7, 2013
March is the month that starts like a lion and ends like a lamb. Despite the rough, cold beginnings experienced by so many of us during this feisty month, warmer spring days are just around the corner. To celebrate the end of winter and upcoming days of spring we are holding a March into Spring sale that offers tiered savings on everything on our site. From today until March 8, you get $20 off with purchases of $100 or more, $50 off with orders of $200 or more, and $100 off any orders of $400 or more. Basically, the more you buy, the more you save, so take advantage of this four day sale to buy gifts for family, friends, and yourself.
Order the stunning, new Jump Rope Jane, Little Girl Statue along with one other item and you can take a full $100 off! One of our most dramatic resin garden statues, this heirloom item captures the boundless energy, excitement, and innocence of a young girl lost in the pure fun of jumping rope.
The beautiful Windblown Sculpture is a perfect piece to complement windy March days. This beautiful, three foot tall resin garden statue is a close replica of the Leon Pillet original and you can take $20 off when buying it between now and March 8th.
Order these fine statues, a beautiful stone garden angel, and hundreds of other high quality decor between today and Friday, March 8th, and enjoy savings as part of our March into Spring Sale!
Thursday, February 28, 2013
There are those of us who love to decorate the backyard with a cute stone garden angel and then there are those of us who would much rather flank the back door with a pair of splendid gargoyles. Gothic statues and decorations appeal to our love of mystery and the unexplained and can make even bigger statements when displayed inside the home. The following three items are some of the creepiest, most scary interior decor you may ever hope to find:
The Vampire Bats of Castle Barbarosa: These exquisite, fanged, flying bats will add the perfect touch to any Gothic-themed room. The greystone finish and veined, open wings give these creatures of the night a sinister, lifelike appearance that will be much appreciated by fans of everything Gothic.
The Tree Spirit of Sleepy Hollow Wall Sculpture: Who says that trees are gentle, benign creatures? The ones from Sleepy Hollow show a different side in the dark of the night and this wonderful, Gothic work of art shows that menacing facet with frightening detail.
The Creeper Wall Sculpture: This creative wall sculpture of a shapeless, evil wraith will send chills down the spine of just about anyone who sees it! An excellent item for any fan of horror books and movies.
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Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Everyone loves a beautiful backyard. It's one of the main reasons why so many of us become involved with gardening and display a variety of gnomes, fairies, and other garden statuary. Angels add a special touch to any backyard, especially when they show cute, highly detailed, angelic children. Big, dramatic angel statues have their place in the backyard but won't add to the beauty of a flowerbed like the small Heaven's Comrades Garden Angel Statue. This adorable sculpture captures the innocent beauty and wonder of a child lucky enough to have a bird perch on her hand. Her wavy hair, folded robes, and details of the feathers in her wings and on the bird are a wonder to behold. The small basin also turns this statue into a fine bird feeder or bird bath.
The Angels Garden Blessings Statue is another exclusive Design Toscano sculpture from the Acorn Hollow collection that captivates with beautiful, lifelike details. Similar to the Heavens Comrades statue, this sculpture shows an innocent, young angel reaching out to gently touch a small sparrow as she stands over a bird bath. The innocent beauty of this statue adds an endearing touch to any garden. It can also be used as a petite bird bath or small bird feeder.
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Thursday, February 7, 2013
Garden statuary doesn't have to be limited to your own decorating projects. Buy statues and sculptures of gnomes, fairies, and other subjects for friends and family and you might be surprised at how much they like such a gift. Resin statues and sculptures make for excellent gift items in part because people don't usually get them for a birthday or other occasion. They represent a fun change from the status quo while providing loved ones with long-lasting, beautiful decor.
Of course, you have to make sure that the sculptures you pick out will also be appreciated and loved by the person you are giving them to. For example, you probably don't want to pick out a gargoyle statue for someone who never watches horror films and has no interest in the fantasy genre. He or she probably won't appreciate even the best of gargoyle gifts so it's better to stick to something like animal garden statues or a beautiful stone garden angel. There are dozens of detailed animal sculptures to choose from and we have a veritable host of angels suited for every taste and garden.
Order these resin garden statue gifts and anything else on our site between now and February 14th and get 20% off the regular price.
This sale can't be combined with other offers.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Angels are representative of that which is holy, mysterious, and beyond comprehension. According to lore, these immortal beings watch over and protect us in times of danger and duress and very rarely reveal themselves. Incredibly beautiful to the point of being terrifying, these messengers from God leave a big impression on anyone who actually claims to have seen one. Most of us, though, have to settle for seeing statues of angels in churches and in our own backyards. The best angel sculptures are those that express a holy trio of majesty, beauty, and peace and few do this better than our Grand Cathedral Angel Sculpture.
Standing more than six feet tall, this majestic angel acts as an impressive centerpiece for any backyard. Modeled after breathtaking angel statuary from churches in Rome and other major European cities, our tall angel has elegant flowing robes and long hair. She holds her hands out to welcome guests to your garden and gazes down with wise, peaceful eyes. However, the most impressive features on this angel statue are her large, outstretched wings. These are no small, folded, feathered appendages but big, beautiful wings with highly detailed plumes. Put this impressive garden statuary on a pedestal to give her even more height but don't put her on display during freezing weather.
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Wednesday, January 9, 2013
There are ups and downs to having a garden inhabited by fairies. According to folklore, the upside is that they can help your garden grow. They use their magic to give flowers the brightest of colors and fill vegetable patches with produce. However, those benefits don't come without a price. Fairies have to be treated with respect and provided with small gifts or they demonstrate their disappointment by sabotaging the garden and focusing on mischief.
In keeping with fairy folklore, we offer fairy statues that show their mischievous side. Pixies in particular are said to be fairies that would rather cause problems and play practical jokes than weed the garden. Stretch, the Garden Pixie laughs with glee as it leans forward to surprise your guests with a cold, wet frog. Its mischief is only matched by that of its partner in crime, Sling, the Garden Pixie. This fairy is clearly up to no good as it carefully aims its slingshot at your window, the nose of your favorite stone garden angel, or pet dog.
Both of these enchanting sculptures portray the mischievous nature of pixies with artistic detail. Their long, pointed ears, peaked hats, sinewy muscled appearance, and intelligent faces will make you wonder if these statues might just come alive on a midsummer's eve.
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Monday, January 7, 2013
The backyard can be more than a place for growing vegetables and going for a swim. It can also act as your own private sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of life. That bit of greenspace can work like a charm for dealing with stressful situations and rejuvenation of the mind. While natural features like the chirping of birds and flower patches are important, the peaceful, healing aspects of the garden are heightened by certain types of decor. That special decor can be anything from a Buddha Statue to a few animal garden statues but angel statues seem to be especially suited for sculptures that are both peaceful and nurturing.
Add tranquility to the garden with the lovely Guardian Angel of Peace Statue. Nearly four feet in height, this beautiful, classic angel sculpture watches over your garden with small, outstretched wings and a childlike, endearing appearance.
The Heaven's Guardian Angel Garden Statue will add a beautiful, healing touch to any backyard. Based on a stone garden angel statue from Kerepesi, Budapest, Hungary, our angel holds and protects a child with a sweet embrace. The feelings generated by this angel and the beautiful details in her open wings and flowing gown could earn her a centerpiece spot in any garden.
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Stone garden angels and Greek garden statues add a classic touch to any backyard but they don't have a monopoly on the much desired combination of quality and beauty. Many sculptures with a more modern look are just what a garden needs.
The Maiden of Peace Sitting Woman Sculpture is an expression of freedom, joy, and carefree beauty. With one arm reaching to the sky as she releases a dove and the other outstretched behind her, she makes an unfettered, fearless pose. Put this beautiful, inspirational sculpture in the garden, on a window ledge, or in the office to be reminded of happy, peaceful thoughts during stressful times.
One contemporary piece of decor that looks right at home next to the pool or near one of your outdoor garden water fountains is our modern water nymph statue. This flowing sculpture takes a page from ancient Greece and adapts it to modern times. This lovely faux bronze statue has a graceful liquid appearance that blends the female figure with water and myth.
For a beautiful, unique welcome sign, use the Garden Iris Cast Stone Obelisk. This solid, cast stone sculpture gives a peaceful welcome in the form of a scene showing a dragonfly hovering over an Iris patch.
Bring modern artistic beauty to the garden with these and other sculptures from Design Toscano.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Most people receive more guests and do a lot more visiting themselves during the winter holiday season. There are more parties at this time of the year and people tend to make more efforts to see family and old friends. Given the high number of guests, it's also when we should pay more attention to how they are greeted.
Sure, you want to give everyone a warm, personal welcome but the greeting can start long before they reach your front door. Both short and long walkways can be used to greet guests in a variety of ways and it's best accomplished with statues. The power and permanence of such a greeting is attested to by the fact that castles, manors, and churches in many parts of the world have been doing just that for centuries. Some ancient cities even greeted visitors with statues that flanked the main roadway to the front gate.
The practice has been popular because statues can make a bold statement. While a gargoyle statue was partly meant to intimidate all who dare pass the threshold, if you wish, you can provide a much more gentle welcome with angel sculptures. Our Majestic Angel Guardians were crafted for an Italian cathedral and provide guests with a royal welcome at your gate. A pair of Bergama Ranaissance Angel Statues also make for a fine welcome to your home.
Get a 25% discount on these beautiful sculptures, garden fairies, and everything else on our site until tomorrow, December 12th!
Friday, November 30, 2012
Every extra bit of savings helps when shopping for the holidays, especially if you have a big family, need new holiday decor, and plan on throwing several parties. Shopping online saves huge amounts of time but you pay for that extra efficiency with shipping costs. The more you buy, the higher the shipping fees and although they might not add up to anything extravagant, why shell out those extra dollars if you don't have to?
This is why it's worth it to shop for and buy all of your unique holiday gifts today at Design Toscano. Order anything on our site today, November 30th and you won't have to pay any standard shipping fees! Find hundreds of quality, artistic gift ideas in our Basil Street Gallery. This includes items like fantastic Art Deco Lighted Sculptures, and beautiful furniture like the Empire Curricle Bergere Chair.
For friends and family who spend time in the garden, they might love a stone garden angel. The Resting Grace Sitting Angel Sculpture is one of many of our beautifully detailed angel statues and there is even an angel for fans of felines.
Other gift ideas can be found in our large collection of beautiful Egyptian art, dragon statues, and other objets d'art. Order by midnight today, November 30th to enjoy free standard shipping! Does not include oversized and freight surcharges.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Angel sculptures come in a variety of forms. They can be shown in a triumphant stance to proclaim the glory of God or as a guardian of a small child. Grieving angels are also shown with face covered by their robes as they mourn for a lost loved one. Despite their glorious appearance, angels are also a symbol of humble piety and this is typically depicted by statues in a kneeling position. The Angel of Alghero shows this with clasped hands and a serene, concentrated face. Get this unique sculpture for the garden and you will be displaying a close replica of a 19th century work of art from an Italian cathedral. Another replica of an angel sculpture from the same cathedral is shown with arms folded across the chest.
For similar kneeling angel statues on a larger scale, buy sculptures of the Intercession Angels. These beautifully detailed angel statues are also available with both clasped hands and crossed arms.
Stunning statues of kneeling angels can be used to flank doorways or the entrance to the backyard and the Bergama Renaissance Angels can also hold pillar candles. These angels are replicas of original marble statues and are carefully copied to show the same minute details in the wings, robes, and candle holders.
Buy these excellent angel sculptures, religious outdoor statues, and other resin garden statues by tomorrow, November 28th and get 20% off the regular price.
Monday, November 19, 2012
The stone garden angel adds a much needed touch to most gardens. Although they are supposed to live in Heaven, angels seem to be as at home in backyards decorated with garden statuary. The classic angel is easily recognized by the combination of flowing gown and large, feathered wings. However, as beautiful and peaceful as such statuary is, few people would refer to angels as being "cute". That's alright because cuteness is more the realm of garden fairies, gnomes, and statues of children. Nevertheless, at least one type of angel is arguably cute and works well at blending cuteness with class.
The cherub is the original cute, innocent angel and can impart a unique, pleasant appeal to the garden. The Balancing a Dream Sculpture is downright adorable and fit for both garden and the home interior. Curled up in peaceful slumber, the classic, artistic beauty of this cute little cherub will earn the admiration of just about anyone who sees it.
The cute and detailed A Cherub's Prayer Sculpture will act as an inspiration and melt the hearts of the most Grinch-like of your holiday guests. Kneeling on a book with readable text, this cutest of angels clasps hands in prayer and impresses with the beautiful face of a babe.
Find the best in angel sculptures and hundreds of quality decor for the backyard and home at Design Toscano.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Angels are among the most classic and beloved of garden statuary. With their flowing gowns, beautiful, serene faces, and huge, otherworldly wings, they remind us of heavenly protection, peace, and comfort during difficult times. They look fantastic in any garden but one angel statue stands out for her musical qualities.
The Music from Heaven Angel Sculpture would be a gorgeous work of art on on its own but with the addition of a wind chime harp, she becomes one of the most interesting resin garden statues in your backyard. The strings on the harp that this angel is playing are actually wind chimes and they help give the garden an especially peaceful, magical atmosphere.
With wreath in her flowing tresses, robust feathered wings, and detailed gown, our musically inclined angel sits at the harp and plays for all guests to the garden. Painted with an antique stone finish that recalls the appearance of Victorian era angels, don't be surprised if this quality resin statue becomes one of your favorite items. Given the beauty and unique nature of this sculpture, it should come as no surprise that she is one of our most popular garden statuary items.
Order the Music from Heaven Angel Sculpture and anything else from our site by the end of today and get it shipped to your home for free*! *Does not include overweight or freight surcharges. Free standard shipping ends at midnight, November 16th.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Now that the holiday shopping season is upon us, taking advantage of every discount can add up to big savings. Speaking of saving money, if you want to enjoy a 20% discount on garden statue gifts, don't wait until tomorrow because the sale ends today, November 11th. All garden statue items are applicable and that includes classic Asian-themed sculptures such as the Jolly Hotei Buddha statue and the Bodh Gaya Buddha Statue as well as the more contemporary Basho the Sumo Wrestler.
You also get 20% off any of our animal garden statues if ordered by the end of today. Help loved ones and yourself pay homage to majestic lions with sculptures like the stunning Lioness with Cub Statue, the dramatic King of Beast Lion Sculpture and the strikingly realistic Lioness of Namibia Sculpture.
The savings also count for realistic sculptures of other African wildlife savannah like the South African Rhino Garden Sculpture and the beautiful Zairen the Zebra Sculpture. Both of these statues, lion sculptures, and sculptures of other African animals capture the wild, classic beauty of the African plains with exquisite details.
Family and friends will also enjoy the artistic and detailed beauty of our garden fairies and collection of stone garden angels while you enjoy the 20% discount. That discount only lasts until the end of today, November 11th though, so don't wait until tomorrow to order the best in garden statue gifts from Design Toscano.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
It's time to start thinking about gifts for family and friends and for some people, this represents an annual challenge. While one friend might like everything from furniture to a stone garden angel, there are always one or two people who have much more restricted tastes. If you happened to see Medieval home decor in their place, they might be the perfect candidate for gargoyles. Although that might sound like some odd Medieval curse, it actually refers to one of the most unique and enduring sculptural items in history.
Gargoyle statues aren't just meant to frighten evil away from the thresholds of cathedrals and castles, they also make for excellent backyard sculptures, some of which are downright cute. Take the Picc-a-Dilly Gargoyles Sculpture set for example. This little trio of easy-going, comical gargoyles aren't likely to scare anything out of the backyard but they will put a smile on the face of the grumpiest of holiday visitors.
Match that little trio of imps with your very own gargoyle warning sign and Oscar, the Gargoyle with Attitude statue. Unlike his much more threatening, clawed brethren, it looks as if Oscar might have given up on being scary. The look on his face shows that he makes no excuses for his lazy, carefree attitude.
Find these and dozens of fantastic gargoyle statues at Design Toscano today.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Angels have a number of tasks. They act as guardians for children of all ages, represent grief and the act of mourning, and act as messengers from a higher power. They also fulfill the role of guardians and for this reason, the front doors of many cathedrals are flanked by beautiful sculptures of angels. Welcoming to the pious and intimidating to the evil-doer, they can also be used to flank the entranceway to gardens, backyards, and any type of home.
Although just about any angel statue will make an impression when placed next to a doorway, the angel sculptures that work best are the ones designed for this purpose. The Majestic Angel Guardians of the Gate are two such statues. Replicas of antique, 19th century angel statues from an Italian cathedral, these sculptures emanate a noble peace with large, detailed wings, flowing gowns, and thoughtful expressions on their stony faces. Crafted from quality fiberglass resin and painted with an antique stone finish, these resin garden statues are built to last and designed with artistic beauty. Place them next to a gate into the garden, flanking any doorway, or adjacent to a fireplace to impress all of your winter holiday guests.
Buy these and dozens of other high quality garden statuary items at Design Toscano to fit every decorating theme.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Artists have been sculpting statues of deities and other religious inspired themes since people first started making statues. Uses for worship, inspiration, reminders, and intrinsic beauty, they can also help to make the backyard a more peaceful place. Three of the most peaceful resin garden statues in our collection are:
Madonna of Notre Dame Statue: This statue of the Madonna gives an open, peaceful welcome with outstretched arms and loving look on her face. This simple yet beautiful sculpture of the Madonna is based on similar statues that adorn French churches.
Nature's Nurturer Saint Francis Sculpture: One of the most peaceful and beloved of Catholic saints, Saint Francis shows his humble nature and devotion by renouncing everything and befriending all of God's creation. Offering food to the squirrels and birds that flock to him, this wonderfully detailed statue captures his love for the animal kingdom.
Giant Buddha Monument-Sized Garden Sculpture: This large Buddha statue is four feet tall and depicts the enlightened one in the serene depths of meditation. Modeled after Buddha statues from southern Asia, this beautiful sculpture will help bring peace and tranquility to any type of garden.
Save on these religious sculptures, the most peaceful of stone garden angels, and dozens of other beautiful, spiritual statues at Design Toscano. Our 25% Off Sitewide Sale has been Extended thru 10pm tonight!
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Greenman wall sculptures have been used for centuries in gardens throughout Europe. Possibly influenced by old beliefs and legends of spirits that reside in old trees, craggy hills, and misty moors, the greenman sculpture attempts to personify the mystical side of nature. Both haunting and enchanting, they make for unique wall decor that will add a magical touch to any backyard. Order these classic sculptural pieces that give a face to nature today and tomorrow and get 20% off the regular price as part of our wall decor sale!
Give your favorite backyard tree a face with the gnarly Nottingham Woods Tree Sculpture. The piercing eyes and wooden-like face of this greenman are about as realistic as one can get aside from actually experiencing a true tree spirit.
For a more festive greenman sculpture that works well both in the backyard patio and the inside of the home, buy the Presence of Carnevale Wall Sculpture. The beautiful feathered details of this sculpture will captivate both you and your guests.
The Oak King Greenman Sculpture makes for regal, naturally inspired wall decor with an appearance as ancient as an old, wizened oak tree.
The 20% discount applies to all of our wall decor, including beautiful Egyptian art, animal garden sculptures for the wall, and a stone garden angel or two. Get 20% off all wall decor from Design Toscano today and tomorrow only.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Angels have been a common, recurring theme in gardens and cemeteries for centuries. Meant to bring peace to the garden or express a sense of mourning over a lost, loved one, angels have been shown in a variety of poses. They can be tall and intimidating as they tower above the garden with large, outstretched wings, look to the heavens with joy, or they can be beautifully sad as they lower their head in a sign of mourning. Angels can also be seated as they ponder their surroundings in relaxed contemplation.
The Resting Grace Sitting Angel Sculpture captures the appearance and demeanor of the seated angel perfectly. With head resting on her hand, she contemplates your garden with a peaceful expression on her youthful face while the detailed folds of her long gown and feathered wings are a sight to behold.
For an even more relaxed look, you can't go wrong with the Afternoon Nap Angel Sculpture. This cute little cherub felt so at home in your garden that it fell fast asleep in a flower basket. With head resting on one of its wings, this baby angel is a perfect inspiration to take your own backyard nap.
Find these high quality resin garden statues, beautiful religious outdoor statues, and the best in animal garden sculptures at Design Toscano today.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Angel statues are classic garden sculptures. Their peaceful, otherworldly appearance adds a certain sense of tranquility to backyards, cemeteries, places of worship, and wherever else they are displayed. They also seem to fit into just about any decorating theme and more than a few look just as nice inside the home as out in the backyard. One such angel statue is the beautiful Brixton Abbey Angel Wall Sculpture.
The wings of this breathtaking child angel are nearly as large as herself and help to keep her in place as she carries a large shell filled with whatever bounty you provide. Put this fairy-like angel on one of your garden walls during warm weather and bring her into the house for the winter. The shell font can be filled with flower petals, potpourri, colorful stones, or other decorative items.
Amazingly, the beautiful Brixton angel would have passed into obscurity if she hadn't been "rescued" by an antiques dealer from an old abbey. Although the name of the artist who sculpted this little angel for the abbey will probably always be a mystery, we can say that as with all of our replica pieces, close attention was paid to detail to recreate this wonderful wall sculpture.
Find beautiful resin garden statues, garden cherub statues, and other high quality decor at Design Toscano today.