Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
- Robert Redford plays Ike, the horse
- Oprah Winfrey plays Gussy, the goose
- Kathy Bates plays Bitsy, the cow
- Rebe McEntire plays Betsy, the cow
- Julia Roberts plays Charlotte A. Cavatica, the well-known spider
- Dominic Scott Kay (a newcomer child actor) who plays Wilbur, the pig
Charlotte's Web was written by EB White in 1952, and is definitely still considered a classic.Madame Alexander has introduced two 8-inch Wendy dolls to mark the debut of this movie - Charlotte's Web, and most recently Charlotte's Web Trunk Set. (As always, Beacon's Glow Collectibles includes a Madame Alexander logoed doll stand free of charge with the purchase of any Madame Alexander 8 or 10 inch doll purchase).
Quote for the Day - "Cherish your vision and your dreams as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements. "
- Napoleon Hill
Friday, November 10, 2006
The owner's favorite is Rose Marie Holiday but there were quite a few new Tiny Tots included in this order as well as several new larger dolls.
- Arabella Tiny Tot
- Candi Cane Tiny Tot
- Baby Abigail Tiny Tot
- Blossom Bitty Bunny
- Merry Kisses Stocking Boy
Quote for the Day - "Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend."
- Albert Camus
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Her son, Ernst, emailed us late last night with the following:
We have heartbreaking news to share with you. Pauline passed away in the early morning of Saturday, October 7th. Throughout her last days, Pauline remained enthusiastic about designing and had her sketch pad and artwork with her.
She remained hopeful about her recovery and excited about all the things which she wanted to do. We will miss her so very, very much but she will always be in our hearts.
I have attached the memorial details we are sharing with family and friends.
We will have an area where we will display photos of Pauline, flowers that she so enjoyed, some of her artwork, as well as a display containing emails, letters and copies of posted messages from the message board on the Pauline Collectibles website.
Warm regards, Ernst"
Pauline will be deeply missed by us all, and never forgotten. . . .
Quote for the Day -
"Death is nothing at all,
I have only slipped away into the next room,
I am I and you are you;
Whatever we were to each other,
That we still are.
Call me by my old familiar name,
Speak to me in the easy way which you always used,
Put no difference in your tone,
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we shared together.
Let my name ever be the household word that it always was.
Let it be spoken without effect, without the trace of a shadow on it.
Life means all that it ever meant,
It is the same as it ever was, there is unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner.
All is well."
- Henry Scott Holland
Monday, October 9, 2006
These two dolls make an adorable pair as each is dressed in a brown gingerbread outfit and holds a miniature metal gingerbread cookie cutter in their hand. Gingerbread Boy wears a holiday red scarf and knit winter's hat, and Gingerbread Girl wears a cute crimped hat.
Supplies are very limited so if you are interested, we might suggest that you purchase them in the very near future.
Quote for the Day - "Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."
- Les Brown
Thursday, October 5, 2006
She has always had a love for lighthouses (in fact, she has her own lighthouse dollhouse that she built several years back that even has a working beacon). The calming and serene feeling that one's gets at nighttime when watching a lighthouse beacon is beyond words. The beacon glow is indeed mesmerizing and yet rather mystical at the same time.
Hence, a love for collectibles and a love for lighthouses helped in creating the name "Beacon's Glow Collectibles".
Quote for the Day - "The glow of inspiration warms us; it is a holy rapture."
- Publius Ovidius NasoOvid
Tuesday, October 3, 2006
He is either holding or surrounded by Boyd's Old Glory Collection bears - Jennie Glorybear, Old Glory Peeker, Ike Glorybear, and Bess. All of these items are now retired but we still have a few left in stock.
Additionally, Star Spangled Nick holds a large patriotic star ornament and a distressed wooden cart painted in red, white and blue sits atop the very sturdy base. In addition to Bess, a decorative heart-shaped box is nestled within the wooden cart. A small wooden drum with "USA" written on the front completes this set.
This is a must have Christmas decoration that will impress family and friends over the holidays with its impressive size and excellent attention to detail. Truly a collectible that can be passed down for generations.
Quote for the Day - "Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country."
- Anais Nin
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Just recently, we have re-introduced all Lang Primitive Jar Candles; Bear Dips by Beacon's Glow; and Little Dippers by Ganz back on the site.
Additionally, beginning October 1, 2006, we will once again promote our "Lang Candle of the Month" special.
Enjoy this wonderful Fall weather!
Quote of the Day - "People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. "
- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
Thursday, September 14, 2006
We refer to this guide often so we thought you might be interested in seeing the birthdates for several of Madame Alexander's more popular face sculpts.
- Wendy (1953 - present)
- Cissy (1955 - present)
- Cissette (1957 - present)
- Maggie (1960 - 1961, reintroduced 1997)
- Huggums (1963 - present)
- Pussycat (1965 - present)
- Andrea Fairchild Ford (2000 - present)
- Jadde Lee (2002 - present)
- Isabelle (2002 - present)
- Wendy Woodkin (2003 - present)
- Sofia Cruz (2004 - present)
- Asian Baby (2004 - present)
- Lissy (1956, reintroduced in 1993, and again this year (2006) to celebrate her 50th birthday)
Quote of the Day - "There are two ways to spread happiness; either be the light who shines it or be the mirror who reflects it. " - Anonymous
Monday, September 4, 2006
We received in the first two Lissy dolls this past Saturday, and we have all agreed that they are much, much nicer in person than their images.
Both Spring Parade Lissy, and Homecoming Lissy, each come from a limited edition of only 400 dolls. We anticipate that more Lissys will be introduced during 2007.
According to the wonderful book, "Madame Alexander Dolls, An American Legend" by Stephanie Finnegan, Lissy was introduced in 1956 and was produced until 1965. Lissy was introduced as a pre-teen; the innocent-looking face was later used for Little Women. In 1963 the Lissy Classics Group used it for characters such as Scarlett O'Hara and Cinderella. A set of Little Women with this with this face was reproduced in the early 1990's.
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
It is so good to hear that the Boyd's Company is back on their feet, so to speak, and doing well. We certainly hope that they have a prosperous 2006 holiday season.
Some items that have arrived that just might tickle your fancy are:
- Freedom, Peace and Liberty plush ornamentsChristmas patriotic-themed resin ornaments (Bear on Drum & Flag Bearer)Kringlebeary Snowball (Just adorable by the way. . . )Plush ornaments in tiny decorated mugs such as Mug with Bear on SkisWe are expecting many more items before Christmas, and hope that our new 2006 Halloween items will start shipping in the near future.
Please check back when you get the opportunity to see what additional items we have added. As always, if you are looking for something special and you don't see it on the site, don't hesitate to email us or give us a call.
Quote of the Day -
"When you make a mistake, don't look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power. " - Hugh White
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
- Birthday Gifts
- CHRISTMAS Items
- Communion & Christening Gifts
- Easter Gifts
- Graduation Gifts
- HALLOWEEN & Fall
- Mother's Day Gifts
- Valentine's Day
- Wedding Gifts
Quite for the Day - "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
Saturday, August 12, 2006
- Artist Vignette – Any size, Karin De Lorenzo, Silvester Loves Bubu!
- Miniature Artist Bear - Dressed/Costumed, Becky Wheeler, Pekoe "The Tea Is Bruin"
- Miniature Artist Bear - Undressed, Michelle Lamb, Minuet
- Small Artist Bear - Dressed/Costumed, Pat Youderin, Jeckle
- Small Artist Bear - Undressed, Pat Youderin, Spencer
- Large Artist Bear - Dressed/Costumed, Michelle Lamb, Burl Ives
- Large Artist Bear - Undressed, Judi Paul, Sherwood
- Artist "Friends" (Collectible Plush Animals) Karen Lyons, Bebee in the Yarn Basket
- Artist Bear – Nontraditional Materials, Janine Genua, Chuckles
- Manufactured Vignette, Deb Canham Artist Designs, Easter Bunny Bear
- Manufactured Miniature, Steiff, Bear on Wheels Small Manufactured, Dressed, The Bearington Collection Ltd., Vivian Foxworth
- Small Manufactured, Undressed, Gund, Goober
- Large Manufactured, Dressed, The Bearington Collection Ltd., Christopher Christmas
- Large Manufactured, Undressed, Steiff, GabrieleManufactured “Friends”, Russ Berrie and Company, Inc., Yomiko Sharpei
- Best in Show, Sue Van Nattan, Long John Silver
Congratulations goes to all of these fine bear artists and companies!
Quote of the Day - "Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but by how we react to what happens, not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst, a spark that creates extraordinary results." - Anonymous
Monday, August 7, 2006
We just got word that the last two (2) remaining Cissys, "Twilight Cissy by Timothy Alberts" and "Heiress Elegance Cissy" will be arriving in the fall. "Twilight Cissy by Timothy Alberts" is expected in November of this year, and "Heiress Elegance Cissy" in September. The Alexander Doll Company is very accurate in their estimates, so if you might be interested in either of these dolls, please drop us an email and we'll be glad to let you know when they arrive.
All of the other 2006 Cissys are now in stock and ready to order:
A Charmed Life CissyCouture Noir CissyNouveau DynamiteRetro Revival Jacqui (a beautiful tribute to Jackie Onassis)
Wednesday, August 2, 2006
We thought we would try something new with our blog. In addition to keeping you posted on new inventory that is arriving, as well as personal comments as to what items are real eye-catchers, we are going occasionally close each blog entry with an inspirational quote for the day.
The owner has always been very fond of the poet and author, Ralph Waldo Emerson, so don't be surprised if you oftentimes will see quotes from him posted from time to time.
By the way, Madame Alexander's "Spirit of New Orleans" arrived recently, and she is much nicer than in her photo. Her dramatic purple satin dress is very nice, and the gold accents on her dress really highlight the magnificant purple material. Also, the first flat-footed 21" Cissy doll,A Charmed Life, arrived this past Friday, and she is a gorgeous doll. Please note that with the purchase of all 2006 21" Cissy dolls that a 21" Dress Form, and free shipping is included with each doll. (Also, please note that contained below the description of each Cissy doll, there is a category named "Miscellaneous Information'". This lets you know which particular edition number is currently available for purchase).
We just got word that another 2 large shipments of Madame Alexander dolls are on their way; so please check back often and we will get them on the site as soon as we can.
Quote of the Day - "Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Monday, July 24, 2006
1. Annette Funicello Bears all marked 20% off of MSRP.
2. Linda Rick’s Doll Maker dolls all marked 30% off of MSRP.
3. Ganz Cottage Collectibles all marked 25% off of MSRP.
4. Robin Rive Bears all marked 20% off.
And, please do not forget our "Monthly Specials" for additional savings on your favorite collectibles.
Madame Alexander Dolls are arriving daily, and this week we are expecting several more of the 2006 Cissy dolls, as well as many of the Fall 2006 8" Wendy and 10" Cissette dolls.
As always, please don't hesitate to contact us if you are interested in an item that you do not see on the site, and we will do our best to track it down for you.
Have a wonderful Summer!
Thursday, July 20, 2006
These Alex Fashion Dolls are definitely worth taking as look:
- Cocktail Chic Sienna EvansElegant Sunset Sofia Cruz Flawless Finish Jadde LeeLooks and Luxury Amanda Fairchild FordMiami Modern Alexandra Fairchild FordWorld Class Beauty Suzette MorganPlease take a look if you get the opportunity.
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Late yesterday we received two of these eight exquisite beauties.
Noveau Dynamite Cissy (just in case you didn't know "nouveau" means new in French), is quite striking with her dark skin color, platinum blonde hair, and incredible green-blue eyes. We were quite excited as we received low edition numbers of this Cissy. Currently we have #7 of only 150 dolls featured on the site.
We were taken aback by the beauty of Scene Stealer Cissy when opening her box. Her curly auburn red hair and incredible blue eyes really enhance her classic navy blue silk dress. Incidentally, Scene Stealer Cissy comes from theVintage Alexander Collection, and she is a limited edition #22 of 200. All of these dolls are a special tribute to Madame's most legendary sculpts and highly regarded creations from earlier eras.
Please note that with the purchase of any 21" Cissy dolls in stock, you will receive a 21" Madame Alexander Dress Form free of charge. (This is a $49.95 value).
If you are interested in a particular Cissy that you do not see on the site, please don't hesitate to contact us and we can track down when her anticipated arrival is.
Monday, July 17, 2006
All new items are now out on the site and available for purchase. Some Bearington items that really caught our eye and might very well turn into "must haves" for Bearington Bear collectors are:
- The set of Grandfather Frost & Lady Flurry (The outfits on both of these bears is so very nice, and their coats are even lined). A beautiful Christmas pair. . .
- Holly Harvesting (Sure to be a Fall favorite, Holly Harvesting wears a pumpkin orange fine corduroy dress and holds a ceramic pumpkin in her paw)
- Keri & Teri (the colors in Keri's dress are so pretty and the little Yorshire terrier puppy dog she holds in her arms is just adorable)
- The set of Madame Holiday & Sir Nicholas (Sure to be a Bearington Christmas favorite)
- Trinity Tree Topper (The first Christmas tree topper to ever be introduced by Bearington.) Couldn't you just picture a Christmas tree with Trinity sitting on top and adorned with Bearington's miniature plush ornaments?
Friday, July 7, 2006
Please don't hesitate to let us know if you would like for us to either give you a call or email you once these candle/wax items are back on the Beacon's Glow Collectibles site.
Thursday, July 6, 2006
Horace has a kind and gentle look on his face, and also an incredible classic Steiff growler. After taking him out of his shipping box to make sure that he made the long trip without any damage, it was difficult putting him back in his box and in his proper place on the inventory shelf.
Tuesday, July 4, 2006
First there is Carolyn, an adorable little blue-eyed girl with blonde ringlets, and full pouty lips. Her dress is beautiful - a pale pink silk dress edged in green silk and the bodice of her dress adorned with hand-smocked roses. Carolyn comes with her own teddy bear.
Then there is Marina, a blue-eyed fair faced little girl in braids, dressed in a turn-of-the-century white and blue nautical dress. Marina comes with her own little rag doll.
Finally, there is Selena, a Latino brown-eyed beauty that comes dressed in a beautiful white dress with sheer overlay adorned with delicate hand-smocked roses across both the bodice and hem of her dress. Selena comes with a little doll dressed in pink.
All three of these 8" Paulinettes are from limited editions of only 500 dolls. We are excited to be able to finally offer these beautiful dolls to our customers. This puts the number of Paulinettes available for purchase up to 14 different Paulinettes now.
Friday, June 30, 2006
Beacon's Glow Collectibles has been honored to be chosen as one of the Alexander Doll Company's retailers located in the South that can offer this very special "The Spirit of New Orleans" doll. This incredible 8" Wendy doll comes dressed in an exquisite purple Mardi Gras gown trimmed in gold and green. She holds a whimsical Mardi Gras gold mask. (A portion of this sale of this doll will be contributed to the K.I.D.S. Foundation which assists in providing clothing, shoes, toys, and books to those people in need, specifically Katrina victims at this time).
We have already ordered "The Spirit of New Orleans" and we are anxious to receive her. If you are interested in obtaining one of these very special dolls, please don't hesitate to contact us.
We all hope that you and yours have a safe and wonderful Fourth of July Holiday!!!
Thursday, June 29, 2006
Beacon's Glow Collectibles has received all but two (2) Vintage Collection Cissys - Scene Stealer Cissy, and Retro Revival Jacqui. Hopefully, these will be arriving in the next month or so. Please let us know if you are interested, and we can let you know when they arrive.
Currently in stock from this special collection are 2 8" Wendy dolls: Little Southern Miss, and Signs of Spring; and 2 10" Cissette Dolls: Picking Bouquets and Summer of '57. (Picking Bouquets has been nominated for the prestigious 2006 DOLLS Award of Excellence. We sure hope that she wins, as she is a very nice doll.
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
The second Christmas ornament that has already arrived is the Bear on Wheels Ornament (EAN 668609), a personal favorite of the owner of Beacon's Glow Collectibles. Bear on Wheels has been nominated for the 2006 Golden Teddy Award. This beautiful baby bear stands 4 inches tall, and wears an embroidered felt saddle and a velvet ribbon accented with a golden bell. He is second in the series of Animal Ornaments on Wheels. This adorable ornament is based on a 1952 design, and is cleverly limited to an edition of 1952 pieces.
Wouldn't it be an incredible sight to have one's Christmas tree decorated only in Steiff ornaments? :)
Saturday, June 24, 2006
Check out some of these adorable pieces:
- Apple Annie (who is apple scented)
- Bearly A. Reindeer
- Christopher Christmastales
- Grandfather Frost (a 16" bear who wears an incredible coat with matching cap)
- & several new miniature plush ornaments
Thursday, June 22, 2006
Definitely a case of good things come to those who wait!
Additionally, 2 new Paulinettes (Amelia and Lily) will be introduced during the August/September timeframe. (Photos are expected to be available mid-July, and we will post these as soon as we receive them.) Also, the adorable Amish Paulinette pair, Annie and Jacob, are going to be re-introduced. For those of you anxiously awaiting their return (including myself), this will be a perfect chance to add this pair to your collection.
I got the priviledged opportunity to chat with Pauline herself a couple of months back. What a sweet and dear individual. I felt honored to be able to speak with this special celebrity. Pauline Bjonness-Jacobsen has been creating wonderful Pauline dolls since the 1980's, and as can be expected, has quite a following.
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Probably the most popular Boyd's item this summer is the Bug Jar with Copper Finish. There is a battery compartment contained in the lid that holds two "AA" batteries. The fireflies (aka lightening bugs depending on which part of the country you live in) fade in and out with a yellow glow. What a clever idea!
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
We were thrilled to finally receive these Alexander Doll Company dolls as they were scheduled to be delivered back in April of this year.
Please keep in mind that, as is always the case with the purchase of any Madame Alexander 8" or 10" doll, a Madame Alexander logoed doll stand is included free of charge with the purchase of each doll.
Sunday, June 18, 2006
Incidentally, for those of you who do not already know about Beacon's Glow Collectibles, we carry many fine gift and collectible manufacturer lines to include: Madame Alexander, Lee Middleton, Marie Osmond, Ginny Dolls by Vogue, Dolls by Pauline, The Doll Maker by Linda Rick, Precious Moments dolls; Jan McLean, & Susan Wakeen Dolls; Steiff North American Exclusives as well as Steiff Worldwide Classic Collection, Robin Rive, Bearington Collection, Boyd's Collection, Annette Funicello Bears & Ganz Cottage Bears.
We also carry a nice selection of Little Dippers by Ganz; Bear Dips by Beacon's Glow; and Lang candles, but because of the sizzling summer temperatures we have been experiencing here in Central Texas, we have had to discontinue sales of these items until the Fall when the temperatures begin to cool down a bit.
Our online store carries more than 1,000 different collectible items, and we have been in business since the fall of 2003.
We love getting to meet and stay in touch with our customers, and have built several long-lasting friendships along the way. Our customers truly mean a lot to us.
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Thank you for taking the time to visit and please check back often to read the latest Beacon's Glow Collectibles news (new product arrivals, special sales, interesting tidbits that we hear about artists and manufacturers, etc.). We look forward to keeping in touch with you.