Friday, April 12, 2019

Wonderful 2019 Charlie Bears!

Charlie Bears No doubt about it - this is going to be a great Friday! Just received word that the following Charlie Bears will be included in our next shipment. What a list!
Will Scarlett
Tooth Fairy
Ophelia
Petal
L’Amour
Mirabelle
Moondrops
Locket
Pocket
Charlie Bears Book, 2nd Edition
Goliath
Toadstool
Lanson
Muffin
Bakewell
Dandy
Skipper
Shrimpy
Cara
Splodge
Isnee


Quote of the Day - "A bedroom without a teddy is like a face without a smile." - Unknown

Sunday, March 24, 2019

2019 Charlie Bears on QVC US this Week!

The time that we have all been waiting for is almost here.  Charlotte Morris and her husband, Will, owners of Charlie Bears, will be appearing on QVC US this Wednesday and Thursday.  (And we have heard that there will be a special guest on the Thursday show.)

Dates and times are as follows:
March 27 - 6 am ET on QVC
March 28 - 3 pm ET on QVC2

It is always so enjoyable getting to watch them both and we are expecting that they will be showing lots of wonderful 2019 Charlie Bears.  (We have found in the past that they most often debut plush Charlie Bears but who knows?  Maybe this time they will also be showing us some mohair teddies?)

And as is always the case, Beacon's Glow Collectibles will have the same Charlie Bears available for sale on our website.

Enjoy the show!

Quote of the Day - "Only I can change my life.  No one can do it for me." - Carol Burnett

Monday, January 21, 2019

Additional Information About the 2019 Charlie Bears Fable Collection

Several of you have asked which pairs go together with the 2019 Charlie Bears Fables Collection. 

All of these amazing characters were inspired by the creator of Charlie Bears, Charlotte Morris.  These are some of her favorite fables and folklores.


Lil' Red & Sly (page 7 in the 2019 Charlie Bears catalog)
Aesop's Fables, The Hen and the Fox

Slow Coach & Speedy  (page 8+9 in the 2019 Charlie Bears catalog)
Aesop's Fables, The Tortoise and The Hare
A tale between two unequal partners, the Fox ridicules the slow-moving Tortoise. The Fox boldly takes a nap mid race, and the Tortoise keeps a steady slow-coach speed to win the race! Which I now see, is why our Slow Coach is looking very happy with himself !

Sarge & Winco Hopper (page 10+11 in the 2019 Charlie Bears catalog)
Aesop's Fables, The Ant and the Grasshopper
This hard working Ant doesn't waste all his days dancing and singing his days away and refusing to help his tired friend Ant gather food. When Winter comes, this hungry Grasshopper, begs for food for the efficient Ant, who refuses to share on the grounds of "when I was tired and asked for you help - you said "no" !".

Dunk (page 12 in the 2019 Charlie Bears catalog)
St Nicholas Tale (and 1875 folk tale), The Gingerbread Man
 "Run, run as fast as you can - you can't catch me - I'm the Gingerbread Man!"..we all know how this story ends.

Kisses (page 13 in the 2019 Charlie Bears catalog)
The Grimm Brothers, The Frog Prince
A spoiled Princess reluctantly befriends an ugly frog who helped her find her precious golden ball from a pond. As the Frog is really a Prince, when the Frog persuade the Princess to kiss him - the curse from his past disappears - a love story!


Quote of the Day - "Success is not final, failure is not fatal:  it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill

Thursday, January 17, 2019

2019 Charlie Bears Fables Series

2019 marks another exciting year for Charlie Bears collectors.  This year is another amazing collection that without a doubt offers collectors some wonderful choices when choosing their Charlie Bears for the year.

Of special note, is the "Fable Series".  According to Charlotte Morris:

"Inspired by the famous characters in Aesop's Fables and with their long limbs and velvety smooth plush fur, these characters are exciting additions to the Charlie Bears family and they are each limited editions (600 actually).  Each character will arrive snuggled in a newly designed Folklores and Fables box."

This very special collection consists of:
Lil Red (the red hen)
Sly (the fox)
Slow Coach (the tortoise)
Speedy (the hare)
Sarge (the ant)
Winco Hopper (the grasshopper)
Dunk (gingerbread man)

For those of you who did not experience fables as a child,
"A fable is a short story, typically with animals as characters, conveying a moral.  Aesop's Fables are a collection of stories credited to a man called Aesop who is believed to have been a storyteller from Ancient Greece and even today they remain popular tales to read to children."

Quote of the day - "It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop" - Confucius

2019 Charlie Bears Queen's Beasts Series

Taken from the 2019 Charlie Bears catalog:  "Did you know that when Her Majesty the Queen of England was crowned in 1953 that the entrance to Westminster Abbey was guarded by ten fantastical creatures?  Charlotte Morris (aka Charlie) obviously did as she has a designed a new stunning series entitled the Queen's Beasts.  There are currently four to collect during 2019 and each one will be released in a different quarter".

The four Queen's Beasts characters to be introduced in 2019 are:

China (the black bull)
Goliath (the lion)
Oona (the unicorn)
Grumbleweed (the dragon)

For additional background information please visit this very detailed article from Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Queen%27s_Beasts.

Quote of the Day - "Everything you've ever wanted is on the other side of fear." - George Addair


Saturday, January 5, 2019

2019 Charlie Bear Collection Launch!

We are very pleased to announce that Charlie Bears will be debuting their 2019 Charlie Bears Collection a bit earlier than in year's past.

Instead of mid-late February the office Charlie Bear Launch date is Friday, January 18th!

Beacon's Glow Collectibles is so excited as we expect this year's collection to be fantastic.  (Still wondering how year after year, Charlie (Charlotte Morris) and her team of talented designers (Isabelle Lee, Alison Mills and Heather Lyell) always come up with a collection that gets better and better.

As is always the case, we will be carrying the 2019 Charlie Bear catalogs and give these out free of charge to collectors who would like one.  We have ordered plenty of these and hope that they will be arriving in Q1 of this year.

Additionally, Charlie Bears will be following their anticipated quarterly deliveries as they have done in the past (Q1, Q2, Q3, and Q4).  We were extremely impressed how well this new delivery worked and in the timely manner that Charlie Bears shipped product to US stockists.

Please stay tuned for additional information! We will be posting the online 2019 catalog as well as quarterly schedule on our Charlie Bears webpage as soon as we are able.

Quote of the Day - "Good, better, best.  Never let it rest.  'Til your good is better and your better is best." - St. Jerome

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Brand New! Alice's Bear Shop by Charlie Bears

Beacon's Glow is excited to announce that they will be carrying the newly introduced "Alice's Bear Shop" bears and characters by Charlie Bears.  Shipping is expected to begin in October of this year.

A bit of background information regarding this adorable new line found on the Alice's Bear Shop website:

"They say that things are happenstance or serendipity and the re-opening of Alice's Bear Shop is one of those.  Rikey Austin first brought us the stories and characters of Alice's Bear Shop over 20 years ago. At that time, they were hugely popular both as cuddly companions and story books to read.  Now in 2018, with Charlie Bears as the new design and production partners, Alice's Bear Shop is making its welcome return.
Who could forget Woodroffe, the dignified old bear who was so proud of his growl or Cobby the gorgeous bear that went for a swim and ended up soggy but safe in Alice's Bear Shop?
Rikey has been busy updating the storybook illustrations whilst working with Charlie and the team on the re-creation of each of the original 12 characters.  Rikey is still the creative force behind the range and all the characters are borne out of her illustrations and stories.  Charlie Bears have brought their experience of manufacturing, quality, safety, and ethics to the story and in October this year, we will see the doors to Alice's Bear Shop open once more!"
Quote of the Day - "Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present." - Jim Rohn