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Fountain How-To Series: Part 4 – Fountain Installation

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 […]

Fountain How-To Series: Part 3 – Choosing a Fountain Style That Suits You

“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 […]

Winged Messengers: Angels Spiritual History in Art

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 […]

Calm Zen Décor for Your Home and Garden

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 […]

Tropical Décor: Decorating Tips for Your Luau

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 […]

Fountain How-To Series: Part 2 – Garden Fountain Placement

“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 […]

Three Tips For Going Wild With Garden Animal Statues

Our incredibly eclectic collection of garden animal statues makes it easy to bring a bit of the wild to your own backyard. You can conjure the spirit of an exotic safari with regal beasts you’d never see in your own neighborhood or recreate an animal menagerie more in line with local wildlife. Summon the pastoral […]

Fountain How-To Series: Part 1 – Advantages & Types of Fountains

“A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.” – Washington Irving This is the perfect time of year to plan out a garden oasis for you and your family. Compose a peaceful garden sanctuary in a sunroom, on a patio or deck, or in the backyard with […]