Last Day for Free Shipping on Beautiful Garden Statues and Fantastic Design Toscano Decor

Snapping Swamp GatorToday is the longest day of the year, and the perfect excuse to throw a summer garden party. Get out the Tiki torches, start making dip, stock up on ice, and call your friends to take advantage of this long, beautiful day. It's also a good day to buy new garden statuary for the backyard, and high quality decor for the home and place of business because June 21st is the final day of our free shipping sale.

Get the Snapping Swamp Gator, and pay nothing for shipping. This unique, realistic depiction of a jumping Alligator will be the life of any backyard soiree. This eye-catching animal yard statue is wonderfully complemented by another reptile statue, the classic Tranquil Tortoise Garden Sculpture.

If you already have more than enough animal statues for the garden, you can still enjoy free shipping on classic decor like the beautiful Windblown Sculpture, and the Spring Awakening Garden Statue.

The same goes for quality office decor like the Nelson Mandela Sculptural Bust, and the Winthrop Court Wall Niche.

Buy $75 or more of animal garden sculptures and anything else on our site today, June 21st, and pay nothing for shipping.

This cannot be combined with other offers.

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Free Shipping on $75 or More of Unique Design Toscano Decor

Humpty Dumpty SculptureWant to pay nothing for regular shipping? When shopping the Design Toscano collection today until May 31st, all you have to do is buy $75 or more of garden statuary or other fine decor and you can enjoy free shipping. Take advantage of this offer to save on unique garden statues for the backyard or place of business, beautiful interior decor, and fine gifts for the special people in our lives.

Although all of our sculptures are high quality items, to see some of the more unique statuary in our collection, check out our selection of extraordinary statues. This is where you will find detailed grand-scale animal statues like the Galapagos Tortoise Statue and the Jurassic-Sized Triceratops Dinosaur Statue, and fairy tale decor like the Humpty Dumpty Sculpture. These eye-catching statues give the backyard a creative, fun look, and their memorable appearance also makes them ideal summer decor for many a place of business.

Our collection of interior decor also features many unique statues. One of these is "Blossom, the Fairy Statue", a lovely, highly detailed sculpture that acts as a wonderful accent for a sun room, and makes a fine gift for anyone with an appreciation for beautiful decor.

Buy $75 or more of resin garden statues or other beautiful decor from our collection and pay nothing for regular shipping.

This sale ends on May 31st and cannot be combined with other offers.

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Gift Certificates for Garden Statuary

Delightful Dancing Ducks Welcome SignGarden statues make great gifts. Although we don't usually think of an angel statue or an animal yard statue when it comes to picking out a gift, just about everyone could use a new sculpture for the yard. Most folks could also use new decor for the interior of the home, and to lend a more interesting look to the office. That said, once we start looking through a truly extensive, fine collection of garden decor, we quickly realize how much of a challenge it can be to pick out a statue or two.

Gift certificates can save time and guarantee that the lucky people on those lists will get the sculptures most suited to their decorating themes and interests. Instead of wondering which animal garden sculptures would make the best gifts, let your aunt or cousin decide between the Delightful Dancing Ducks Welcome Sign and the Tranquil Tortoise Garden Sculpture. Both are beautiful statues in their own right but might be suited to different backyards. These are also just two of more than a hundred animal statues to choose from.

They can also decide between Fiona, the Flower Fairy Sculpture and other delightful garden fairies, classic sculptures, and other high quality decor. 

Find the best selection of high quality resin garden statues and other unique gifts at Design Toscano today.

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Garden Statues or Greenmen for a Place of Business?

Victorian Holiday Carolers StatueDecor is an important part of any business that deals in merchandise or provides a service. The right type of decor can bring customers into the store, and keep them talking about the place long after they leave. However, this subtle form of marketing isn't going to work unless unique, high quality decor is used. Although appropriate decor also depends on the type of business, you can't go wrong with resin garden statues. The Victorian Holiday Carolers Statue is welcoming, wonderful decor for any store, restaurant, or hotel during the winter holiday season. The bright colors, nostalgic appearance, and exquisite details of these holiday-themed sculptures will entertain customers and make them feel right at home.

Animal garden statues are another excellent way to welcome and entertain customers. Realistic, detailed statues like the Tranquil Tortoise Garden Sculpture and the stunning, life-size Growling Grizzly Bear will keep customers of all ages talking about a place of business long after they go home.

In addition to garden statues, greenman sculptures can also be used as effective decor for a place of business. The French Greenmen Wall Sculptures "Le Printemps and Le Etoile" lend a unique, aristocratic look to a restaurant, hotel, or boutique. The Presence of Carnevale Greenman Wall Sculpture is also fine decor for restaurants, and stores that deal in high quality merchandise.

Find high quality decor for every business at Design Toscano.

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Enjoy 20% Off New Garden Statuary, Animal Garden Sculptures, and More!

Tropical Blue FrogWe love new arrival day! That's the day when we get deliveries of new animal garden statues and other new decor. It's always fun to check out the latest additions to our collection, and we want to share the excitement by offering 20% off any of our new arrivals from today until August 20th. Check out our new arrivals page to see the unique items that are on sale and that made it into our collection.

The Tropical Blue Frog is a beautiful, brightly colored animal yard statue. This hand-painted representation of a Poison Dart Frog is stand out decor in any yard and looks especially nice when displayed next to a pool, near a pond, or by one of your outdoor garden water fountains.

You can also enjoy savings on the life-like Cagey Tortoise Statue. This two foot long sculpture has such realistic details that garden guests will wonder if you have acquired some sort of very exotic pet. This fantastic statue also looks wonderful when displayed inside the home or shown in a hotel lobby.

The Devoted Protector Guardian Angel Statue is another of our new arrivals. This two foot tall kneeling stone garden angel statue is a unique, lovely addition to any yard.

Enjoy 20% off new resin garden statues and other new arrivals when purchased by August 20th.

This sale cannot be combined with other offers.

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one of my most favorite christmas i ever recieved

The Grand-Scale Wildlife Animal Collection: The Galapagos Tortoise Statue


Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.


i have the best husband anyone could ask for. he knows his wife very well. holly (that's her name) looks so real and she is the perfect size. i but a smaller turtle behind her and a small bird on her back. picture perfect.

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I love my tortoise!

The Tranquil Tortoise Garden Sculpture: Giant


Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.


Simply put, he's just awesome. I love everything about this statue. I have been wanting one of their giant tortoises for a long time and finally got this beauty. He looks so real. I have people comment on how life-like he is. I can't wait to put him out near my grape arbor. In the picture he does seem to look a little smaller but I'm attaching a picture of him next to my dog to give you a bit of side by side comparison. He is a pretty substantial piece. An absolutely great addition to my yard (I now have 4 turtles) and by far the biggest and most realistic. I can't imagine anyone being disappointed by this statue. He makes me happy just looking at him! If you have the money splurge! He's worth it and I hope you love yours as much as I love mine.

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I love my tortoise!

Kristin from Montgomery - AL - USA reviewed the The Tranquil Tortoise Garden Sculpture: Giant

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.


Simply put he's just awesome. I love everything about this statue. I have been wanting one of their giant tortoises for a long time and finally got this beauty. He looks so real. I have people comment on how life-like he is. I can't wait to put him out near my grape arbor. In the picture he does seem to look a little smaller but I'm attaching a picture of him next to my dog to give you a bit of side by side comparison. He is a pretty substantial piece. An absolutely great addition to my yard (I now have 4 turtles) and by far the biggest and most realistic. I can't imagine anyone being disappointed by this statue. He makes me happy just looking at him! If you have the money splurge! He's worth it and I hope you love yours as much as I love mine.

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Three Resin Garden Statues for Animal Lovers

The Grand-Scale Wildlife Animal Collection: The Galapagos Tortoise StatueSome of us like cats, dogs, and 'traditional' pets, while others love animals of all sorts. If you or someone you know absolutely loves animals of all kinds, the following three animal garden statues make excellent backyard decor:

  • "The Expert Fisherman" Black Bear Statue": This sculpture of a bear is a true work of art that shows the behavior and beauty of a Black Bear with fine, accurate details. If you look close, you might even see the satisfied hungry look in the bear's eyes. Put this sculpture of a wild bear in the backyard to give your place a touch of the wild and pair this excellent sculpture with other statues of forest animals like the Mother's Love Doe and Fawn Sculpture for full effect.
  • Sandman and Porker, the Piggies Garden Statues: Pigs can be incredibly cute, especially when they are young. Sandman is fast asleep after eating a full, satisfying meal. However, his friend Porker is still hungry and shows it with alert, inquisitive eyes. These adorable animal garden sculptures make a wonderful compliment to a backyard with garden gnomes and other fun statues.
  • The Galapagos Tortoise Statue: This big spectacular sculpture of a giant land tortoise will be one of the most amazing statues in your collection. It looks so real that neighbors might wonder if you have a private zoo.

Find the best animal yard statue for the best price at Design Toscano.

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Big Savings on Animal Garden Statues

Mombasa, the Garden Giraffe StatueSculptures of animals are a beautiful addition to any garden. They add a wonderful touch of natural beauty to the backyard and are symbolic displays of such attributes as luck (elephant statues), freedom (horse statues), powerful beauty (tiger sculptures), and nobility (statues of lions). The beauty of a high quality animal yard statue also makes it a popular conversation piece for a hotel or other place of business as well as a private backyard. When you buy certain animal garden statues today and tomorrow, you will get even more of a return on your investment because all of our on sale animal statues get an additional 20% discount as part of our Mid-Summer Clearance Sale!

Among the animal sculptures included in this fine summer deal are Mombasa the Giraffe and the Galapagos Tortoise Statue. At eight feet in height, Mombasa will literally stand heads above you and all of your guests whereas the Galapagos Tortoise Statue is an incredibly realistic depiction of one of the most interesting animals on the planet. These items are just two of the animal garden statues in our collection destined to be conversation pieces at any home, hotel, or restaurant foyer. Their realism will make them a hit among kids of all ages and you will love the big discount when purchased by tomorrow.

Order these animal garden sculptures and any other on sale item by the end of tomorrow, July 22nd and enjoy a 20% discount!

This sale cannot be combined with other offers.

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The Virtues of the Tortoise Statue

Aesop's Turtle Cast Iron StatueAnimals have been associated with certain attributes since people started drawing on the walls of caves thousands of years ago. Owls have often been used as a symbol for wisdom and longevity, royal lions are featured on the crests of a number of noble families, and elephants are said to bring good luck to those who put pachyderm images and sculptures on display. Another lesser known animal that has also been viewed as a symbol of longevity, good luck, and wisdom is the lowly tortoise. Although this ancient order of reptiles might not look as pretty as a macaw or cute as a Meerkat, they win hearts with their good natured, harmless appearance and patient attitude.

The positive attributes and unique look of the tortoise have actually made it one of the more popular and enduring of animal garden statues. People have put sculptures of this characteristic reptile in gardens for more than a thousand years to bring luck to their home and family, and because they add a wholesome, happy look to any garden. The low height of the tortoise makes it an excellent choice for an animal yard statue that can provide a natural look to the backyard while looking right at home with its surroundings. Like the actual, live tortoises that actually do enter gardens in certain parts of the world, the tortoise statue makes for innocuous, naturally interesting decor.

Find beautiful statues of tortoises and hundreds of other realistic animal garden statues at Design Toscano today.

Buy $75 or more of garden statuary and other items from Design Toscano until Sunday, July 14th, and pay nothing for regular shipping!

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Outdoor Animal Statues that Make a Big Impression on Guests and Clients

Mombasa, the Garden Giraffe StatueThe animal yard statue makes a beautiful, naturally-inspired addition to any backyard. Although there are plenty of small animal sculptures that bring wild, dramatic beauty to the garden, the ones that make the biggest impression are grand scale, life-size statues like Mombasa the Garden Giraffe. Mombasa thrills with an eight foot height and life-like details that will make neighbors wonder if you have a backyard zoo. Put this beautiful sculpture in the patio of a hotel, restaurant, or other business and people will walk through your doors just to get a look at your unique garden statuary.

The Walking Crocodile statue is another item that will make your place of business or backyard the talk of the town. Crocodiles don't just swim, they also walk and can even run when the need arises.This life-like sculpture of a walking croc entertains with scaly hide and an all too realistic toothy grin. Put it on display near a backyard pond or in the garden of your business to give guests and customers an experience they will never forget.

Every visitor will be amazed by the incredibly realistic Galapagos Tortoise Statue. This huge, detailed tortoise looks so much like the real thing that you might get people asking if you actually have a stuffed tortoise on display.

Browse our grand-scale collection of animal sculptures to add thrilling, unforgettable statues to the garden.

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Make Your Guests Feel Welcome with Garden Statuary

Greetings from the Garden Gnomes Welcome StatueDecor serves many purposes and one of the most important is making your guests feel right at home. We want guests to feel as accepted and comfortable as possible and one of the easiest ways to help make that happen is with decor that literally welcomes them at the door. The Birdy Welcome Statue does this with a bright and cheerful display of four colorful bird species. You can almost hear the cute birds in this statue chirping as they perch on top of a log inscribed with "Welcome" written in elegant script.

Put the Blue Bird Welcome Statue on display for a simply adorable welcome sign. The two little lovebirds in this statue welcome guests with appealing, soft blue and yellow hues while perched on top of a classic welcome log. This beautiful little sculpture works just as well in the garden as it does inside the home.

Gnomes also make excellent subjects for welcoming guests to the backyard or at the front door. The Greetings from the Garden Gnomes Welcome Statue is a fun, beautiful little sculpture replete with a tiny squirrel, mushrooms, tortoise, and two friendly gnomes who are hard at work putting the finishing touches on the welcome sign.

Find high quality welcome sculptures for the backyard and the best in garden fairies at Design Toscano.


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Every Garden Needs a Tortoise Sculpture

Gilbert, the Box Turtle StatueThe tortoise is an interesting animal that has intrigued and captivated people around the globe for centuries. Its patterned shell, aged face, and steadfast demeanor have made it a symbol for longevity, wisdom, and patience by a wide variety of cultures. This unique reptile has also been a popular subject for paintings and sculptures for more than two thousand years and its image can be found in statues that graced gardens in ancient Greece and China. This animal continues to be a popular inspiration for sculptures in modern gardens and many statues of the wise and knowledgeable tortoise decorate flowerbeds and backyards from Europe to Argentina.

If your garden still needs a tortoise, try putting Gilbert, the Box Turtle Statue next to some flowers. This statue is so realistic that guests will wonder if you have an actual, slow-going tortoise making itself at home in the garden.

For a larger than life statue of a tortoise, get the Tranquil Tortoise Garden Sculpture. This cheerful reptile is ready to investigate your vegetable patch with outstretched neck, a wise smile on its face, and a happy look in its eyes. It also comes in an even larger size for those who want to show their appreciation for this revered animal.

Order any of these sculptures and the best in animal garden statues from Design Toscano between now and February 14th and get 20% off the regular price.

This sale can't be combined with other offers.

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Watch for the Early Spring Catalog

February will be coming to an end soon and that means that Spring is just around the corner for many The Tranquil Tortoise Garden Sculpture - Giantpeople in North America. Even though back on February second, six more weeks of winter were predicted by a groundhog named, "Phil", you can bet that gardens in many places will be ringing with bird song any day now. Another event that comes in conjunction with the arrival of Spring is the early Spring catalog from Design Toscano. Watch out for a catalog filled with hundreds of unique items such as animal garden statues, Gothic tables, and beautiful Egyptian-themed objets d'art.

Design Toscano adds new sculptures, beautiful hand-crafted furniture, and framed art to the catalog on a regular basis. Open the pages to see the new items you can add to your garden, bring a fresh look up your home, and add some excitement to the office. With Spring on the way, it might be time to put in a few new garden fairies, or put out that tortoise statue. The Saint Francis statue will also act as a unique means of feeding the birds.

Check out the early Spring catalog to find those new pieces perfect for your home. Order them from the early Spring catalog and get 15% off!

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Save 20% on Tortoise Statues until February 14th!

The tortoise is such an interesting creature. These reptiles have been steadfastly plodding their way around warm climates for millions of years. In many cultures they represent wisdom and longevity. Although tortoises don't appear to be particularly intelligent compared to other animals, they certainly live a long, long time. In fact, some species of tortoises have lived for over 200 years and are thus believed to be the longest-lived animals on Earth.

Aesop's Turtle Cast Iron StatueHarmless, curious, and a sight to behold, tortoises are held in high regard by many people and are believed to bring good fortune to whomever crosses paths with these slow-moving reptiles. Although most folks don't have live tortoises entering into their backyards, they can substitute the real thing for detailed garden tortoise statuary. The tranquil Garden Tortoise looks so real that guests will be tempted to reach down and pet it (and many will do just that!). You can also get a bigger version of this animal yard statue to make an even bigger impression on visitors to the backyard.

If you would prefer a cast iron statue of a tortoise for the backyard, try the Aesop's Turtle statue. No matter which tortoise decoration you decide upon, you will get 20% off the regular price on it, other animal garden statues, and everything else on the Design Toscano site until February 14th!

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Why Garden Statues Make Great Holiday Gifts

Whether you are thinking of a gift for your favorite gardener, or are a gardener yourself and just want to treat yourself to something this holiday season, you may want to take advantage of our holiday garden statues sale.  This is the perfect time to get a little something extra for yourself or for someone else in a gift that you, or they, may not otherwise purchase.  With an abundance of styles to choose from in this affordable sale, your only limit is your imagination.

Pagoda Lantern SculpturesGarden statues are often considered an “extra” of sorts, a luxury item that many don’t purchase until their garden is complete and only if they have extra room in the budget.  Whether that is you or someone else, when they go on sale is the perfect time to purchase.  Japanese garden statues are a beautiful way to add an exotic element into any garden, and an affordable way to do so as well.  When you gift the gift of Japanese gardens, you do so with the intention to add peace and serenity to any home.

As well, animal statues such as a tortoise statue or outdoor elephant statues are unique outdoor items that aren’t often first on the gardener’s to do list.  There is no better time than right before the holidays to purchase the gift of outdoor decor for you or for someone else that would otherwise never buy these little statues of magic, hope, and serenity for the garden.

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What You Need to Create Japanese Landscape Design

Cascading Bamboo Sculptural FountainJapanese landscape design has become one of the most popular exterior design themes of contemporary day.  There is something about a Japanese garden that invites peace and tranquility in your outdoor space.  To create a Japanese landscape design, you will use the elements in nature you are provided with, and arrange them to reflect the peaceful reality you seek.  Whereas Western gardens use more flora and fauna to create this harmony, a Japanese garden will use them in more natural and subtle ways.

For example, a tortoise statue believe it or not is a Japanese symbol that can add an incredible omen to your outdoor space.  The tortoise is believed to be a symbol of immortality in the Eastern world, and when incorporated into a garden, provides support, good luck, and longevity to its owner.

Ponds and hills are also a common theme in Eastern gardens, as these represent tranquil elements of nature.  You can use an Asian inspired outdoor garden water fountain to accomplish this goal, or create a pond in your outdoor area if you have the space.  As well, religious outdoor statues are symbols of significance in Japan, and are used frequently for dwellers to invite blessings from the heavens into their indoor or outdoor space.  A religious statue outside near your entrance will beckon the gods of your choice to bless peace on your garden and home.

When it comes to Japanese landscape design, Japanese principles and your imagination are all you need to incorporate the peace of mind you seek into your garden. 
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The Meaning of Animal Symbolism in Feng Shui Principles

If you are designing your home or garden around Feng Shui principles, you may have heard that the addition of animals into your theme will help your Feng Shui.  Here we discuss the importance of the animal symbolism in Feng Shui design, to help you better choose what animals you would like to invite into your home decor. 

The elephant is a sacred creature in many cultures, and in Feng Shui is known to symbolize wisdom.  Many cultures also consider decor such as outdoor elephant statues to symbolize other things such as fertility, fidelity, longevity, and good luck.

The lion is a symbol used in Feng Shui and many Egyptian decorations to embody bravado and courage.  It is said that when a pair of lions are facing an entry point with both of their front feet touching the ground they are protecting your home or business wealth.

The Tranquil Tortoise Garden Sculpture - LargeA tortoise statue is another famous Feng Shui symbol that embodies endurance, wealth, longevity, good luck, and a happy family.  Slow and steady wins the race is the symbolism you will add to your home with a Feng Shui tortoise.

If you want to attract money to your home, it is said that a frog is the way to do it.  Legend has it that a frog will visit a home during a full moon when the home is expected to receive good fortune or news pertaining to wealth.

When you want to add a little extra wish into your home, doing so with Feng Shui animals is a clever and very symbolic way to do so.

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Using Wrought Iron Outdoors

If you are not sure what materials you want to use in your outdoor living space, you would be wise to consider the investment of iron pieces to add to your theme.  Wrought or cast iron is making a comeback into the outdoor living space, as it adds an elegant touch, and is a versatile and long lasting material to use.  One thing with wrought iron is that it is easy to go overboard or use the wrong piece with the wrong theme, so if you truly want to get the most out of this valuable investment, take our tips into consideration on how to do it well.

Vecchio Greenman Authentic Iron Door KnockerWhether your design theme is Mediterranean or contemporary, a simple addition of iron gothic tables or an accent piece such as our Greenmen door knocker can make a significant statement.  Additionally, if you are not investing a large amount into your iron accents this year, something as simple as a tortoise statue can be all you need to add that touch of elegance you are seeking with iron.

The term “wrought” in wrought iron symbolizes the amount of craftsmanship that has gone into forging and shaping the metal to its desired and current shape.  When you are using iron pieces in your decor, you are incorporating both traditional and modern elements in one piece alone.  The end result is minimalist effort that makes a significant impact and will last through many outdoor seasons making for a very worthwhile investment, even if you are doing so through one piece alone.

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