Monday, May 25, 2020

Since the DOLLS Magazine Doll and Teddy Expo was cancelled this year because of the virus pandemic, they decided to hold a Virtual Doll and Teddy Expo for 2020.  

As they have described it:  "Here’s your chance to spend some time viewing the newest and best dolls and accessories available from a variety of doll artists and manufacturers! Browse through each booth, and expect to find plenty of items to add to your wish list. You can contact individual artists and companies with questions via the online form at each booth. And don’t forget to take advantage of the special event discount code when you place orders with any of our exhibitors!"

Since Eyes of Texas Dolls is an avid supporter of DOLLS Magazine, we, of course, decided to participate in this endeavor and have a virtual booth.

Please take a look at the 'Eyes of Texas Dolls by Brenda Mize Booth' when you get an opportunity!  Thanks!

(As a special thank you Brenda is offering a 10% show special discount (please use the coupon code OnlineShow2020 when checking out).

Our booth will run from May 1 - July 31, 2020.

Additionally, should you see a doll that you would like on the Eyes of Texas Dolls website, and it is sold out, please email and she will make you a custom doll to look as closely as it can to the original.

Many thanks for your support!

Quote of the Day -  'Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.  If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.' - Oprah Winfrey

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

2019 Birthday Bash (Beacon's Glow Collectibles & Charlie Bears)

Please join us on the  
on Saturday, November 16, 2019, 
from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST 
to celebrate 
Join the live chat and enjoy some celebration pricing.

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
Charlie Bears Book, 2nd Edition

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 -

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