Season’s Greetings

Dear Friends of Design Toscano, As 2019 comes to a close, we wanted to wish you a joyous Season’s Greetings as we celebrate another rewarding year as your premier source for home and garden statuary and décor. Our continued success would not be possible without you, our faithful and passionate customers! You continue to inspire […]

Design Toscano Staff’s Christmas Cookie Recipes

“Baking cookies is comforting, and cookies are the sweetest little bit of comfort food. They are very bite-sized and personal.”  – Sandra Lee Preheat your ovens and break out the oven mitts and measuring cups, it’s time for the first annual Design Toscano Staff’s Christmas Cookie Recipe blog! We asked our coworkers for their most treasured holiday recipes and […]

Toscano’s Origins of Krampus – the Anti-Santa!

 “Then he got an idea, a wonderful awful idea.” – Referring to the Grinch in How the Grinch Stole Christmas Book by Dr. Seuss, 1957 Last week on the Design Toscano Blog we discovered the long history of Santa Claus so it’s only fitting we move on to the original anti-Santa, Krampus. The Christmas season […]

Design Toscano’s History of Santa Claus

SANTA FACT: “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” written by J.F. Coots and H. Gillespie was first sung by Eddie Cantor on his radio show in 1934. To date, over two hundred artists have recorded this song! Have you even wondered where Santa Claus came from, and why he has so many names? Like so […]

DESIGN TOSCANO’S CHRISTMAS FAVORITES

“The Christmas spirit is a spirit of giving and forgiving.” –James Cash Penny The most wonderful time of the year is rapidly approaching and Toscano is offering to put you in a holly-jolly holiday mood! Our legendary collection can help the holidays become festive and bright with our selection of Holiday Décor and Ornaments for […]

Tips to Creating Asian Inspired Décor

With all the hustle and bustle of living a fast paced, busy lifestyle sometimes you just need to retreat to a quiet place: a private refuge, a single room or a whole Feng Shui home that evokes an impression of serenity and tranquil calm. If you’re not sure how to start, here are a few […]

Halloween: From Superstition to Celebration

Have you ever wondered where Halloween and its traditions came from? Or what jack-o-lanterns are for? Or how trick-or-treating got started? Let us tell you a tale… CELTIC BEGINNINGS The beginnings of Halloween are found in an over 2000 year old Celtic celebration known as Samhain (pronounced “sow-in”) meaning summers end. This Celtic festival marked […]

The Mystery of Glass: Appreciating the history and preserving the beauty of stained glass

“For me a stained glass window is a transparent partition between my heart and the heart of the world.” – Marc Chagall Glass is a sparkling, jewel-like substance made from ordinary materials: sand transformed by fire. It captures the light, glows from within and is colored by adding metallic salts and oxides. Minerals within the […]