Saturday, February 28, 2015
Gargoyles are classic decor in a category of their own. Those of us who love to decorate our homes with dragons and other types of Gothic decor also have a strong appreciation for high quality gargoyle figurines. However, many folks who do not generally decorate with Gothic items also have a gargoyle statue or two because these interesting sculptures fit in with a variety of decorating themes. For example, a large, high quality gargoyle like the Florentine Gargoyle Statue adds a nice touch to a backyard with a few Greek garden statues, and Emmett the Gargoyle Sculpture can fit in with garden gnomes and cute animal statues.
When purchasing a large gargoyle, one of the biggest challenges is figuring out where it should be put on display. For example, you might want to reserve one side of the backyard for an angel statue, and put Talysus the Terrible Gargoyle Sculpture on the opposite side of the yard. Or, Talysus might look best when placed in a dark, shaded corner of the backyard.
Entranceways are another perfect place for gargoyles because these intimidating stone beasts were meant to act as guards and greet certain guests with cold stares. The Argos Gargoyle Sentinel Statue will look right at home when placed next to the back door, or as a centerpiece item.
Buy exquisite gargoyle sculptures for great prices at Design Toscano.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
The winter weather has kept most of our garden decorating on hold but that hasn't stopped us from getting ready for spring. One of the things that we love to do during these cold winter days is acquire new objets d'art and garden statuary for our collection. This helps us formulate garden decorating themes for the months of April and May, and provides us with a multitude of ideas for gifts and decorating the interior of our homes. To see the newest decor items that make it into our collection, check out our New Arrivals page.
Lately, we have added several beautiful bronze statues. The Giant Leaping, Spitting Frog Cast Bronze Garden Statue is a high quality, classic addition to a backyard pond or fountain. This new bronze piece pairs well with another, more intimidating piped bronze animal sculpture, the Prowling Alligator Cast Bronze Garden Statue. This beautifully detailed bronze makes a bold statement when put on display right next to the pool.
We have also seen the arrival of several elegant interior decor items. Lend an artistic touch to a room with the Misu Ceramic Vase and the lovely Silver Deer Statue. We also have several other beautiful ceramic vases, stone column candleholders, furniture items, and more. Browse our New Arrivals to see these and dozens of other new additions to our collection of fine decor.
Find a wide variety of new, beautiful garden statues, and fine decor at Design Toscano.
Monday, February 2, 2015
Happy Super Bowl Sunday! Whether your team is playing in the biggest game of the year or not, we hope that all of our customers can share this exciting day with family and friends. While waiting for the game to start (or if you don't feel like watching the game at all), you could always make plans for a spring garden. It's not too early to start thinking about decor for the garden because that warm weather is going to be here sooner than we realize. In addition to looking for a few new garden fairies and a new stone garden angel, we can also lend the garden a classic look with columns and plinths.
Fluted columns and plinths were an essential part of Roman villas and the gardens of ancient Greece. These simple yet classy types of decor are perfect for displaying stunning Greek Garden Statues. Our Classic Statuary Plinth Bases lend a fine touch to stunning sculptures like Hebe, the Goddess of Youth, and the beautiful Muse with Harp Sculpture.
Pillars and columns also lend a classic look to gardens even if they don't act as a base for fine statuary. Our Corinthian Pillars can be used to host potted flowers and other plants, as decor reminiscent of a Roman villa, or as a regal spot to place a cold drink.
Find the best selection of columns, plinths, and other fine garden statuary for the best prices at Design Toscano.
Saturday, January 31, 2015
It's Friday and it is Happy Hour at Design Toscano. For us, that translates to a big sale on everything in our collection! Shop our site today, January 30th, and you can take a full 25% off any of our beautiful decor, garden fairies, animal garden sculptures, and other unique items. Shop today to save on fun garden statues like Terrence the Terrier Digging Pet Dog Statue and "Death Valley Jake, the Jackalope" Statue. These are just two of many garden sculptures in our collection that are on sale today and lend a unique look to the yard.
Today is also the perfect time to save on a garden fairy, including enchanting beauties like the Gazing Garden Fairy Statue and the Taking Flight Fairy Sculpture. Both of these fine statues are a charming addition to any backyard, especially in a new spring garden. Speaking of spring, although we still have plenty of cold winter days on the calendar, it's never too early to pick out new garden sculptures for warmer days, especially when you can take 25% off. Why not save on a new stone garden angel or lovely garden benches?
Enjoy 25% off any of the garden statuary and other fine decor at Design Toscano, today only.
This sale is for January 30th, 2015, and cannot be combined with other offers.
Monday, January 26, 2015
Whether the garden is dusted with frost or buried beneath a white blanket of snow, this is the perfect time to look for new garden statues. There are several benefits of getting started with new garden decor during January or February but the main one has to do with time. Why wait until March or April to pick out a new stone garden angel or change up the garden decorating theme when you can start today? Begin to think about how you want to decorate the garden today and you have a couple of months to look through a wide selection of statues. You will have plenty of time to figure out the best way to decorate the yard instead of taking a chance with a few low quality sculptures at the last minute.
Instead of putting out the same old statuary as last year, start looking for new statues now and you will have more than enough time to decide between beautiful animal garden sculptures like the classic Simon the Fox Garden Statue or the stunning Lioness of Namibia Statue.
Begin now and you can take your time to find the best deals on Greek Garden Statues, gargoyle figurines, and regal sculptures like the Lion of Florence Sentinel Statue and Base.
Find the best selection of new garden statuary for every need at Design Toscano today.
Friday, January 16, 2015
This is the final day to enter a contest to win a $200 gift certificate for any of the decor and unique items at our site. Entering the contest is easy, fun, and quick but we do ask for one thing; a written review about a favorite item purchased from our collection of fine decor. The item doesn't have to be a favorite but it always seems easier to write about the things we love the most.
If Bigfoot, the Bashful Yeti Tree Sculpture happens to grace one of the trees in your backyard, you may want to write about this unique statue and the effect it has upon your garden guests. You could also write about the role that a large Bigfoot Statue or other unique decor played in last year's Halloween display.
Or, if you have a favorite stone garden angel, send us a review about it. Whether that angel sculpture happens to be a magnificent Angel of Patience Sculpture or the adorable and uplifting In God's Grace Angel Statue, we would love to hear about it.
Write a review of a favorite Design Toscano item and enter a chance to win a $200 gift certificate for any of the garden statuary and other fine decor at our site.
This contest ends today, January 15th, and cannot be combined with other offers.
Monday, January 5, 2015
Spring might seem like a distant memory but it's never too early to think about decor for a spring garden. Start the planning now and you can also spend less on the best decor for spring and summer gardens. One of the easiest ways to save money for warmer days is to buy more Design Toscano garden statuary and other high quality decor from today until January 9th. Although saving more by spending more might seem impossible, we make that happen with our tiered sale on everything in our collection.
For example, when you buy garden fairies like the Spirit of the West Wind Fairy Statue, you can take $20 off. Add the Twinkle Toes Fairy Statue to the purchase and the discount jumps to $50 off. Buy those two statues and the Bird Fairy Solid Bronze Garden Statue and you can save $100!
The same savings go for everything at our site including beautiful antique replica furniture like the Lord Raffle's Grand Hall Lion Leg Side Table (take $100 off), and a wonderful stone garden angel like the Angel of Patience Sculpture (save $50), and the Grand Cathedral Angel Sculpture (a $100 discount).
Save $20 off orders of $100 to $199.
Take $50 off orders of $200 to $399.
Enjoy $100 off orders of $400 or more!
This sale ends on January 9th and cannot be combined with other offers.
Friday, January 2, 2015
At Design Toscano, we love to hear about high quality, unique resin garden statues and beautiful decor. In fact, we love hearing about it so much, we are willing to give $200 to someone who writes a review about a favorite item from our collection. To enter the contest, all you have to do is pick out and write a review about one of your favorite animal garden sculptures, a favorite from the Basil Street Gallery, or other unique decor purchased from our collection.
We suggest writing about a favorite item because it's always easier to write about the things we like the most. Tell us why you like it, how you put it on display, and why you bought it. If you have a special story you would like to tell about the decor in question, we are all ears! Did your Bigfoot Statue make an unforgettable impression on the neighbor's kids or your holiday guests? Tell us all about it! Did The Zombie of Montclaire Moors play an especially frightening role in your Halloween display? We would love to hear about that too!
Write a review about your favorite garden statuary, stone garden angel, or other item from our collection of fine decor and have a chance to win a $200 gift certificate!
This contest ends on January 15th and cannot be combined with other offers.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
We all have our favorite statues and gargoyles are no exception. Some sculptures of those ancient, intimidating beasts just stand out in terms of popularity, classic appearance, and impressive features. The following are a few of our best-selling, favorite gargoyles:
- Silas the Sentry Gargoyle Sculpture: Gargoyles are tasked with guarding sacred places and they accomplish this with an intimidating appearance. With sharp claws, bat wings, and a big, toothy maw, Silas is obviously well equipped for the job. However, the aspect of Silas that helps him stand out from many other gargoyles is his accusing, defensive glare. That determined look makes him a major conversation piece at parties, and will put any unwelcome guest on the spot.
- Talysus the Terrible Gargoyle Sculpture: This muscled, powerful gargoyle has a monkey-like appearance that makes it look that much more intimidating. The sharp, clawed wings, crouching posture, and evil grin give Talysus plenty of personality. Not to mention, he is also perched on a ball-topped plinth.
- The Spitting Gargoyle of Notre Dame Statue: This wonderful item is a direct casting of one of the most famous gargoyles in the world. The famed spitting gargoyle lurks on the ancient ramparts of the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, France where it is one of the most memorable gargoyles on the structure. Our direct cast with a faux stone finish is as real as one can get without putting the original in the garden.
Save on wonderful gargoyle figurines and other unique decor at Design Toscano.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Wouldn't it be nice to pay less for high quality decor? The best decorations are veritable works of art and this is why the price tags for such items are higher than one might expect. Well, they are if the shopping for high quality animal garden statues and other refined decor is restricted to big box stores. Shop for decor at Design Toscano, though, and you will always find the best prices for the best decor. Since we specialize on high quality, unique decor, we can offer Egyptian art and other beautiful items for lower prices. From today until November 27th, the prices are even lower because you can take 20% off anything on our site.
That discount includes unique gift ideas like the Stones of Isis Contemporary Egyptian Necklace and Earring Ensemble. The faux bright blue lapis lazuli and geometric patterns of this necklace are reminiscent of the beautiful designs and colors shown by art from ancient Egypt.
You can also save on recent additions to our collection. The Down Hill Tubing Children Statue is one such fine piece of decor. In capturing the sheer joy of children at play, this quality, winter-themed sculpture lends a touch of joy to the backyard.
Enjoy a 20% discount on fine resin garden statues and everything else at the Design Toscano site until November 27th.
This sale cannot be combined with other offers.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Garden statuary items are essential decor for backyards, hotels, and restaurants. The right sculptures can also lend a beautiful touch to the office. However, statues for the garden can also come in handy in other situations, one of which happens to be the holiday gift giving season. The following are a few reasons why garden sculptures make excellent gifts for the winter holidays:
- Fine statues are meant to be treasured: High quality garden sculptures are used as decor, but are also treasured by those who put them on display. A majestic stone garden angel such as the Angel of Patience Sculpture will be treasured for years.
Find the best selection of unique resin garden statues and wonderful gift ideas at Design Toscano.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Have you made up your holiday shopping lists? Have you already done some of your holiday shopping? If you still need to think of the best gift for people on the list with gardens and an appreciation for decor, consider giving them a garden angel statue. An angel sculpture lends a classic look to any backyard and adds to the already peaceful atmosphere. It also makes for a unique gift that will be appreciated for years to come.
Buy angel statue gifts today and you can also save on holiday shopping with a 20% discount. The In God's Grace Angel Statue is a wonderful gift for anyone who enjoys sculptures of angels, children, and religious themes. When you see the fine details and lifelike appearance of this statue, you might want one for your own garden.
The Resting Grace Sitting Angel Sculpture is another fine gift. This beautiful sitting angel is modeled after a Giulio Monteverde original from the Summer Cemetary in Rome. It shows the same wonderfully sculpted folds, lines, and details as the 19th century original. Complement that fine gift with the beautiful Santa Croce Angel Wall Frieze.
Take 20% off these sculptures and any of the fine resin garden statues in our collection until November 12th.
This sale cannot be combined with other offers.
Monday, October 27, 2014
One more day of free regular shipping on $75 or more in beautiful decor! Folks who missed out on free regular shipping for the past few days can still take advantage of this offer and pay nothing for regular shipping on such best-selling decor as Fiona the Flower Fairy and the creepy Zombie of Montclaire Moors.
Beautiful Fiona is such a popular statue because she combines exquisite, life-like details with the look of a classic, magical, winged fairy. This lovely garden statue also has a faux antique stone finish and small, round holes in her butterfly wings that show the background colors of the backyard.
If there was ever an antithesis to Fiona, it would probably be a zombie crawling its way out of the garden ground. That's exactly what our Zombie of Montclaire Moors is doing and makes this undead fiend excellent Halloween decor. It can also be used to surprise and entertain garden party guests at any time of the year.
If the backyard could use another animal yard statue, the Mischievous Bear Cubs Sculpture is a good choice. This best seller is a realistic, beautiful depiction of bear cubs at play. Pair it with the stunning Catch of the Day Grand Bear Sculpture. Remember, oversized items have a freight charge, but standard shipping is still free.
Buy $75 or more in resin garden statues and other items from our collection and pay nothing for regular shipping.
This cannot be combined with other offers.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Australia is unique in a number of ways. This island continent has a higher percentage of venomous snakes than any other region on the planet, the biggest barrier reef, and the bizarre duck-billed Platypus. There are also Koalas that only feed on Eucalyptus leaves and plenty of leaping Kangaroos. Speaking of Kangaroos, the Australian Outback Kangaroo Statue is a life-like, endearing sculpture of this iconic marsupial. Like actual Kangaroo mothers that roam the Australian outback, this one also has a baby joey kangaroo in her pouch.
If the backyard would look better with a bigger Kangaroo statue, the Australian Outback Kangaroo Sculpture is a good choice. At nearly six feet in height, this faux stone animal yard statue is a unique, bold addition to the backyard.
Australia is also well known for the huge crocodiles that lurk in the billabongs, estuaries, and rivers of the north. Add that reptilian touch of wild Australia to the garden with the Crocodile Skull Sculptural Artifact. This two foot long plus replica skull can aid in weaving tall Australian tales for your garden guests because it looks just like the real thing.
Top off the Australian display with another statue of an iconic Down Under animal. The Tasmanian Devil Statue is a beautifully detailed sculpture of this rare marsupial carnivore.
Find the best selection of high quality animal garden statues for the best prices at Design Toscano.
Friday, October 10, 2014
High quality garden statuary is designed to lend a beautiful touch to the backyard. The best sculptures help make this happen by a combination of imagination and paying careful attention to details. That winning blend is demonstrated by all of our garden sculptures, including Joy, the Flower Angel Statue. This beautiful little stone garden angel is carefully painted by hand in subdued colors reminiscent of Impressionist paintings. Those relaxed, happy hues complement her easy-going smile and make this statue a cheerful addition to any garden. When you buy this fine sculpture today, you can also take 20% off.
The same goes for any of the fine sculptures and decor in our collection including the "Dancer with Finger on Chin", Sculpture 1809. This classic sculpture is a close replica of the early 19th century Italian original and is an elegant addition to any backyard. Complement this beauty with a classic Corinthian Pillar or the dramatic Unbridled Power Equestrian Horse Statue.
Beautiful statues for good prices also take the form of other animals. Darby, the Forest Fawn Baby Deer Statue is a lovely, realistic portrayal of a tiny baby deer. Add to the cuteness and savings with the Catching Rays Bear Cub Statue.
Take 20% off any of the beautiful resin garden statues and other high quality decor on our site, today only.
This sale ends on October 10th, and cannot be combined with other offers.
Monday, October 6, 2014
October is such a fun time of the year. We see a colorful collage of red, green, and yellow foliage in our favorite parks and backyards. Football season is well underway, the nights have a crisp October edge, and Halloween is coming. Speaking of this fun holiday, it's not too late to buy high quality Halloween decor. After picking out a few gargoyle figurines, pick out an angel statue for the backyard. Even if you don't use it as Halloween decor (although you should), a beautiful angel sculpture is a fine fit for an October garden.
Angel statues look wonderful in a late fall garden. The bare branches and change of seasons are reminiscent of old, European cemeteries decorated with beautiful sculptures of angels, and the stark surroundings help put the spotlight on angel sculptures and other garden statuary. The Remembrance and Redemption Angel Sculpture is a striking emotional piece that speaks volumes in Victorian silence. This beautiful sculpture is wonderfully complemented with the smooth contours of the Extended Grace Angel Statue.
If "majesty" is what you are looking for in an angel statue, the Angel of Patience is more than adequate. This elegant strolling angel has a classic, serene appearance that will stand out even more when the leaves have fallen.
Find the best stone garden angel and selection of high quality decor for your backyard at Design Toscano.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
We love high quality garden statuary and that's why we have a collection filled with hundreds of beautiful sculptures. Since we add to the collection on a regular basis, we always need more room for new animal garden statues and our latest stone garden angel acquisitions. To help make room for new additions to the collection, we always have several dozen sculptures and other items on sale. This is a win-win situation because it helps more people put unique and beautiful statues into their gardens while also helping us make more room for our latest finds.
The other day, we realized that we needed more room in the warehouse than expected. Therefore, from today until October 5th, we are offering a 20% discount on any of the sale items in our entire collection. That includes such classic Victorian statuary as the Versailles Cherub Urn and Plinth, and the majestic Medici Lion Four-Tier Fountain. The sale makes it easy to save big on these and dozens of other classic statuary. It also makes it easier to use the Abominable Snowman Yeti statue and Socrates, the Gargoyle Thinker Statue as Halloween decor.
Take 20% off these beautiful garden statues and any of the on sale items in our collection from today until October 5th.
This sale cannot be combined with other offers.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Gargoyles aren't just limited to the high walls of old French cathedrals and crumbling castles. These intimidating, unique stone monsters also look right at home in gardens with Victorian-themed decor, stone garden angel or two, and other classic garden decorations. However, there is one night in the year when gargoyle garden statues take center stage. That special, scary date is October 31st, the day when Gargoyles truly hold dominion over the garden.
Greet all of your Halloween guests with Silas the Sentry Gargoyle to show them the true nature of October 31st. This fine gargoyle gives a silent hello with protruding fangs, sharp and ready claws, and bony bat wings. It will also wait with tensed muscles at the ready long after the end of your Halloween bash. After guests edge past the threatening stare of Silas, they can be subjected to the evil grin of Talysus the Terrible. With outstretched wings and crouching posture, Talysus is ready and eager to pounce on anyone who happens to make the wrong move.
Once Halloween guests enter into your spooky October 31st dwelling, use Merciless, the Gargoyle Lighted Wall Sculpture to help them find their way. They might admire Merciless for a bit, but won't last long under the fierce, piercing eyes of this functional gargoyle sculpture.
Enjoy a 20% discount on high quality resin garden statues and other unique decor in our Halloween collection until September 27th.
This sale cannot be combined with other offers.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Statues of angels have decorated the gardens and interiors of churches for more than a thousand years. Although angels have been used as decor for centuries, they continue to be popular to this day. These classic sculptures played an important role in the decoration of Victorian estates and add a wonderful, elegant touch to modern day gardens. Perhaps the only problem with garden angel decor is finding high quality statues for a good price. While you can probably find an angel statue or two at the nearest big box garden store, such generic sculptures are usually at the lower end of the scale when it comes to quality.
The easiest way to find absolutely spectacular resin garden statues of angels is by shopping for them at Design Toscano. Among our wide selection of angel statues are such stunning beauties as the Queen of Angels, Guardian of Children Statue and the Ascending Angel Sculpture. Both of these fine statues highlight the drama and majestic beauty of the angelic host, and make a stunning statement for any yard or place of business.
However, as stunning as these sculptures may be, they might be outmatched by the fantastic Angeli di Luce statues. These classic sculptures are cast from 19th century angel statues that grace the grounds of an Italian cathedral.
Find the best selection of garden statuary for the best prices at Design Toscano.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Autumn is here and it's time to get serious about decorating for a fall backyard. The following tips will help you choose the right set of decor and statuary for this beautiful, dynamic time of year:
- Choose statues that make an impression: Once the leaves start to fall, garden statues take center stage. Instead of using small sculptures, try a majestic stone garden angel or other grand-sized sculpture meant to be admired on its own.
Find the best selection of resin garden statues for the best prices and every season at Design Toscano.