Monday, July 24, 2006

"Sizzling" Summer Specials

Just in case you have not had the opportunity to view our Press Release "Sizzling Summer Specials Found at Beacon's Glow Collectibles", we thought we might just go ahead and repeat our summer specials in case you might be interested:

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

Alex Fashion Dolls for 2006 by the Alexander Doll Company Are In

This year marks the first year that we have begun selling 16-inch ALEX Fashion Dolls by the Alexander Doll Company. Already we have received in quite a variety in our shipment to include both 16-inch fashion dolls; outfits; and accessories.

These Alex Fashion Dolls are definitely worth taking as look:

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

2006 Madame Alexander 21 inch Cissy Dolls Starting to Arrive

As previously promised by the Alexander Doll Company, July is the month that the 2006 21" Cissy Dolls are being shipped out to retailers.

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

New 2006 Bearington Fall & Holiday Inventory Continues to Arrive

A second huge shipment of 2006 Fall and Christmas Bearington Inventory arrived late last week. (The intial shipment arrived back during the weekend of June 24). We were quite surprised at how early the Christmas inventory was shipped by Bearington, but then again, if you are like some of us, you are already thinking about Christmas gifts for all of those special people on your list.

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?
But, then again, there are so many nice pieces from this 2006 Bearington Fall & Christmas Collection that it would be hard to choose a favorite.

Friday, July 7, 2006

Almost Forgot to Mention. . .

As a result of the very hot summer here in Central Texas, all Lang candles; Little Dippers by Ganz; and Bear Dips by Beacon's Glow items have been taken off of the site until further notice. These items will once again be available for purchase after the temperatures are no longer in the 90-100 degree range. We expect this to be probably in September sometime.

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, the Longfellow Bear by Steiff Has Arrived

Horace, the Longfellow Bear (EAN 652332), a Steiff North American Exclusive, arrived today and is quite incredible. He stands 24 inches tall and is made of the softest brown mohair. In case you did not know, Horace, the Longfellow Bear is the 1904 Steiff bear of Priscilla Longfellow Thorp, who was the granddaughter of famous American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Horace was a well-traveled bear and rubbed shoulders with some famous people of the early 20th century. They say that he even shook paws with his namesake, Theodore Roosevelt. Steiff has reproduced Horace as he appears in turn of the century family photographs. You can’t help but be charmed by his velvet paw pads. These are an exact reproduction of Horace’s paw pads—which were patched over by a nanny in the 1920’s from material from an old velvet cape.

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

The Paulinettes (Carolyn, Marina, & Selena) Have Arrived!

We are very happy to announce that Pauline's three (3) new Paulinettes arrived last night and are now out on the site. It was so much fun getting to open up each and every box. It is very hard to determine a favorite out of the three as they are all so different and adorable in their own way.

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.