Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Boyd's 2006 Harvest and Holiday Items Beginning to Arrive

We didn't think that the Boyd's 2006 Harvest & Holiday items would ever get here. It seems so long since they were initially ordered that we were getting anxious.

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:

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Holiday Items Reorganized

In order to make searching the Beacon's Glow Collectible site easier for holiday and gift-themed items, we have set up a special category called *Holidays & Gifts. This category is broken down into the following subcategories:

If you see a category that needs added, please don't hesitate to let us know, and we will be glad to add it to our Holidays and Gifts category.

Quite for the Day - "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Saturday, August 12, 2006

2006 TOBY Public's Choice Awards

The winners have just been announced in the current issue of "Teddy Bear and Friends" and they are as follows:

  • 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

The Timeframe for the Last Two 2006 Cissys to Arrive

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)

Scene Stealer Cissy

Wednesday, August 2, 2006

A Long, Hot Summer

Hopefully, all of you are finding some relief from this extremely hot summer - thank goodness for air conditioning. Here in Central Texas the summer heat has been just stiffling - pretty much every day it hits at least 100 degrees, and with the humidity in the air, the heat index makes it feel like it is much more than 100.

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