The Pieta

I just purchased and received The Pieta, estate size as a Memorial to my late husband. It is truely beautiful and I am so pleased with it. I have placed it in my rose garden and have placed lights around it. I know my husband would love it. Thank you for having such an amazing variety of items to choose from. I definitly will recommed your company to others.

Name: Nancy L. Anderson
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City: Windsor
State: CA
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It is always spring

For how long does spring last? For me, it last forever.

Two golden plaques with Alfonse De Mucha’s design hang on my wall. The Design Toscano’s interpretation makes me remember.

My father and my mother have been very avid readers and they invested some respectable capital in books for their children and so they we really grew up with our own small library. We always had something at home to nurture our homework. And we learned that we could travel with our minds, and discover other places through the goodness of reading. And the encyclopedias which were in two biggest bookshelves were not references books, but tickets for our imagination.

And then, the nine-year-old girl discovered the Greek mythology, with all its fascinating colors; a magic world revered by the same ancient Greeks who enjoyed art, developed mathematics, and invented democracy. The Greek mythology is rich in colors and emotions: Greek gods lived on the Olympus and yet, they were closely related to humans. Greek gods interacted with humans all the time, loved them, and lived with them. And the little girl discovered them and learned their stories one by one. And she was fascinated by the Greek interpretation of the spring. The spring goes, and the earth rests; and then, the spring comes back to bring rejuvenation and joy.

And more time passed, and the girl became a woman who learned about literature, politics, and feminism. And she then read the feminist interpretation of the Greek spring and learned that the story also was about a goddess that came into age. The story talked about a girl becoming a woman, making her own decision, and becoming herself. And that was happening to me, because I learned about literature and politics, and feminism when my studies took me to live far from the country where I was born and somehow, that experience was coming to age once more. It was spring.

And more time passed again, and I was no longer a girl. And I was happy but still myself. I had known love, but not the love that makes soul mates that are together for life. And finally, already in my forties, I found the love that I searched for too long. And then, I found rejuvenation with him. I found the spring again!

And I see the plaques and I think of my parents, the teachings of my father who just passed away, the love of mother which I still have, what I learned, what I lived, what I am thankful for. And I see them and I think that, in a journey of life, there can always be spring and rejuvenation and joy!

Name: MJH
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Very Happy Customer

I have been looking for Victorian side chairs for a very long time, a few years to be exact. The reproductions were so expensive, $400-$500 and the chairs I would find in antique stores were also expensive and in bad shape. I came across Design Toscano by chance through a google search. As I searched through their on line catalog, I found the Lady Ambrose side chair. It caught my eye instantly. It was exactly what I was looking for plus it was 20% off. I was hesitant to order something like this on line. What if i didn't like it, how would I go about returning it. I liked it so much and the price was fantastic, I told myself I may never find the chairs I wanted, so bit the bullet and ordered one. I received the chair within 7-10 days. I was nervous to open it, what if I didn't like it? It took me a while to get to the chair because it was packed so well. When I finally saw the chair, I was ecstatic. It was beautiful. I knew right then and there that I wanted another one. What was so awesome was Design Toscano honered the sale price for the second chair because the sale was over. In a nut shell I LOVE THESE CHAIRS. Thank you Design Toscano.

Name: Terri Morris
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City: Martinsville
State: In
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DESIGN TOSCANO - A PART OF OUR HOME!

Design Toscano is our favorite place to shop these days, not only to fill in the space in our home but also when it comes to buying gifts for people we love. Our recent purchase was at the warehouse sale. We bought several pieces of furniture and wall displays which are well appreciated by friends and family.

We also make sure that we take time to review the e-mails we receive and pass them along to people we know.

There is always something new and exciting at Design Toscano and we love to share in a part of it.

Name: LORRAINE D'SOUZA
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City: Streamwood
State: IL
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Lord Raffles Table

The Lord Raffles table is an outstanding piece of craftsmanship. I've been looking at this in the Design Toscano catalog for about 3 years, wondering what it would look like in my home. Well, it is simply fabulous. The hand-carved lions heads on each of the legs and the lions claw feet really showcase this table. The hand-carved stretcher bar with the gryphon is also a really nice addition and brings to mind old world styling and imagery. It's exactly what I needed to set off my study as a fine mahogany writing desk opposite my built-in shelves and computer desk. Visitors are amazed at this piece of artwork, and I am excited every time I walk by the study to see this table sitting in my home. It is a stunning masterpiece.

Name: Bob Hurley
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City: Prairie Grove
State: Illinois


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Traveing from home

I am a 70+ cancer survivor. I loved to travel to see things bun after chemo I am energy-poor and unable to do much. I have built into my backyard areas of travel interest. I have a hobbit mountain with miniature houses and people. I have an area which is an ocean and a seaside village with whales and ships in the ocean and a thriving industry in the seaside village. I have a Disney area with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. I also have a jungle which is where Toscano has provided me with durable and beautiful animals. The animals are Elephants, Tiger, Lion, Hippo, Panther, Giraffes, Mercats, and my latest additions of Pandas and a Zebra. Very striking as they bring that black and white life to the scene. I can sit on my patio and enjoy going places without exerting too much energy, Eye focus lets you dream and mind wander.

Name: Karen Peterson
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City: Westminster
State: Colorado
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The Majestic Black Puma

During the past years I have purchased the most realistic ceramic Asian and African animals for my Jungle room from Toscano. I have the monkey climbing a silk jungle plant. I have the lion, the panda bear, the elephant head on the wall surrounded by trees so he looks like the whole elephant. I love the most recent black puma. He adds intrigue. But my most favorite is the life-like zebra!!! I love love love my zebra. My room is done very tastefully with plants and tropical floweres. I get so many complements on all my animals and the exotic feeling the room portrays.
The service is fantastic. I had trouble recieving the lion it kept arriving broken but Toscano gave me no problem and they kept sendind until the lion came in one piece. Toscano has beautiful pieces and things that are so different and unique.

Name: elisa
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City: randolph
State: new jersey
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The Ocean's Little Treasures Mermaid Statue

This little mermaid won my heart the minute I took it out of the box. It sits perfectly on the edge of my outdoor fish pond where my 2 year old grand daughter loves to stop and tell the mermaid secrets when she visits. The tiny pearl in the shell the mermaid holds reminds me daily to appreciate the little things in life. From the top of this little mermaid's curly head to the tip of its tail... it is adorable!

Name: Kathie Berry
Company: N/A
City: Canaseraga
State: New York
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Waited almost 4 months for fire hydrants.............. But

Wow, good thing my puppies had real fire hydrants to do their business. Had to wait close to 4 months for the fire hydrants. But it was well worth the wait!
Beautiful art work, well constructed and great price for 2.
Plus, my 3 puppies are as happy can be....................

Name: Effie Novak
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City: Woodridge
State: IL


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Sprucing up the yard!

When we made the much needed landscaping renovations to our front yard, the goal was “less is more”. We removed the river rock, replacing it with mulch and lots of shade loving perennials. It looked great but we knew it just wasn’t complete. We wanted something practical yet different—immediately thinking of Toscano. We saw the Roundabout Architectural Steel Garden Bench in the most recent catalogue and realized this is what we needed to finish off our project. A couple of cans of white spray paint later, our bench was sitting around a large spruce tree in our front yard. Not only have we significantly upgraded our house, we have added a unique piece that has drawn compliments throughout the neighborhood.

Name: Donna Leonard
Company: Retired
City: Hudson
State: WI


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OOOOOH !!!! Toscano !!!

Haven't purchased recently, but have several Gargoyles I ordered thru the catalog as well as a few item I purchase at one of the warehouse sales. I LOVE many of the theme items. I wish I could totally decorate with a different Toscano theme in each room.Unfortunately my budget won't allow it. The items are so unique, I always get comments on my items,Sometimes I hate to tell where I got them because I want to be the only one to have these incredible items. I can't wait to see the new arrivals>

Name: Luanne McBride
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City: Joliet
State: Illinois
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The Ocean's Little Treasures Mermaid Statue

Unlike the wonderful Mastiff Fountain I bought from Toscano a while back, this little figure required no mulling over at all. As soon as I saw him (and I do believe he is a "mer-boy"), I knew I had the perfect place for him: a place that had been waiting for him in my patio garden. Sitting comfortably on the rim of a small pond with a seashell motif, he is totally absorbed in the treasure he found in one of the shells. A beautifully modeled figure, he is charming from every viewpoint, and his expression of wonder and curiosity has been caught perfectly. Although he certainly is not the largest nor most impressive of Toscano's fine sculptures, he is one of the most delightful and imaginative, one to be enjoyed for many reasons for many years. I'm very pleased that he has found a home in my garden!

Name: Elizabeth Hennig
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City: Leesburg
State: Virginia
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Fantastic

My Daughter and Son in Law are gettig ready to move into their New Home and when they do I have a surprise for them. Since there are so many Beautiful Items that I can not chose from so I will allow them to pick two things for thier Home warming gifts from me.
Thank you for being in Business

Name: Astrid G. Seiger
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In love with Design Toscano!

For the past 10 years I have searched numerous stores and internet for the most unique/authentic Medieval decor and furniture and have never found either anything I really liked or could afford. When I discovered Design Toscano, everything in my dreams for furnishing and decorating my home became attainable, affordable and of the highest service and quality! I am not rich and have a long wish list with them, but I have been slowly moving through my wish list and the results in my home are amazing! Thank You Design Toscano!!!!!!

Name: Renee Williams
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City: Yonkers
State: New York (NY)
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Fairy on a Mushroom Touching Water

This is a piece of artwork for your garden. We placed the fairy on a grey column pedestal to raise her so she appears to be touching the water of our bird bath. At first the birds and squirrells were not sure if she was real or not... now it is so precious to watch them drink out of the bird bath with their fairy godmother at there side.

Great quality in workmanship a very unique piece. Five plus stars in detail and quality!

Name: Victoria
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City: Sedona
State: AZ


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WHISPERING WILHELM TREE ENT SCULPTURE

Love this guy, he adds a subtle magic enchantment to the tree and blends in like he belongs on our tree. People will walk by the tree where Wilhem lives and do a double take. As you can see from the picture he blends right in. Only those who feel the whisper of Wilhelm will see him on the tree.

Name: Victoria
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City: Sedona
State: AZ


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The Unicorn

One in a million...this unicorn is larger then I expected (and I love it) you can see him from afar, it is hard to find a unicorn in garden art and Toscano has found the perfect piece to add that special magic to your garden. As you can see from the picture this unicorn has found it's home.

Name: Victoria
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City: Sedona
State: AZ


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Fairy on a Swing

As you can see from the picture this fairy on a swing is right at home in the tree, high above the garden looking up at the sky. When the wind blows the fairies swing moves back and forth. A nice accent to any tree and fairy garden.

Name: Victoria
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City: Sedona
State: AZ


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He is Desmond

Proud he sits.
Bold, yet alert and wary. Guardian of the garden...for now...knowing his destiny is far greater and awaits his pleasure. For pleasure it is indeed to be a dragon of such beauty and renown.
True and stong he is, reigning supreme o'er the tomatos peppers and cucumbers. Feeling no remorse for the lack of onions, corn, or potatoes and with no regard for the petty humans that come to pay homage....and perhaps select a succulent or two to sustain them.
He himself has no such need and smiles benignly upon the poor weak humans who do. Powerful and strong he is. Wise and wounderous!
Oh dragon Desmond... we give you honor and bid ye merry met and merry meet again. You inspire us to the greatness we wish of ourselves....and for this, we give you thanks.

Name: Steve Shipp
Company: That's The Shot Photography
City: Boise
State: Idaho


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President of Pharr Oratory Schools

As President of Schools, one major fund raising project I direct is our annual fundraising gala. Our gala includes dinner, dancing, and a live/silent auction. One year I purchased a garden statue of Our Lady. I sought several local business sponsors who donated some outdoor garden pots and some gorgeous multi-colored roses. We grouped those items, the statue (we bought it on sale from Toscano) and the pots filled with rich soil and roses donated by a community business. Together, these items brought in a nice dollar amount for our schools to help promote Catholic Education in South Texas.

Name: G. Yvonne Pérez
Company: Pharr Oratory Schools of St. Philip Neri
City: Pharr
State: TX


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