Since ancient times plaster had been used to replicate art and sculptures to honor gods, study human and animal anatomy, and to produce masks, taken from the living and dead to capture the image of kings and famous people. Making plaster cast figurines had become the foremost way to preserve a visual history for future […]
Who doesn’t love dinosaurs? From a very young age, children seem to be fascinated by everything to do with these prehistoric beasts. During this time that children spend playing, they gain a better understanding of the natural world. This sense of wonder continues long after childhood, in fact some of these amateur paleontologists even grow up to become the experts who study them today!
“I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival.”–John Adams (In a letter to his wife regarding the 4th of July.) Hurray for the Red, White and Blue! While busy planning BBQ menus and parade float decorations to celebrate the Fourth of July, I wondered where […]
Welcome back to our Design Toscano fountain series; here is some practical information along with an introduction to Design Toscano’s Small Wonder fountain collection. To see the wide selection of other styles and sizes of garden décor try the Design Toscano website. So let’s splash right in! Quick Fact: Flowing water symbolizes cleansing, life and […]
Here’s a brief peek into garden gnome history & mythology. Learn why humans so fascinated with these adorable statues and even find some for your own garden!
“There is no life without water.” –anonymous Style is both one of the easiest and one of the hardest concepts to realize. Easy if you or your gift recipient already know what your style is and what you want it to convey about you. Hard if you’re not sure where to begin (hello, new home […]
In many world religions and cultures, angels exist as attendants, guardians, warriors, and messengers of a supreme being. Artists took these interpretations and created paintings, sculptures, and other priceless masterpieces for churches, cathedrals, and cemeteries. The English word “cherub” is derived from the word “angel,” hence cherubs appearing as young, childlike angels. Most often, angels […]
In the modern digital age, we are bombarded with a dizzying array of text and email messages, social media, 24-hour news, reality TV and politics, coupled with daily work and life stressors. This can make it challenging to find needed moments of stillness. Everyone needs time to unwind and disconnect from smartphones, computers and the […]
Once upon a time, the festive celebration and food feast known as the Hawaiian Luau was gender specific, with men and women ordered to eat separately. After King Kamehameha I died in 1819, strict religious laws were no longer imposed and families could dine and celebrate together. More than 1,800 guests were often invited to […]
“All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.”–Toni Morrison Welcome back to the second part of our “Choosing the Right Design Toscano Garden Fountain” blog series. Today we will talk about the practical side of garden décor. Demand for our garden fountains is high this time […]