Thursday, December 18, 2008

Steiff Bears 2008 Christmas - Better Late Than Never. . .

Today we here at Beacons Glow Collectibles received in a substantial shipment of Steiff Bears 2008 Christmas items from their Christmas Special '08 catalog.

It is a shame that they were so late in coming for this holiday season, but as is always the case with Steiff Bears, there are some very exceptional and exquisite pieces that are worth mentioning.

The Mohair Teddy Bear Nutcracker by Steiff Bears (EAN 037269) is a working metal nutcracker and is the first of its kind for Steiff Bears. This Steiff teddy bear Nutcracker was created by both Steiff and the famous wood artists of the classic nutcrackers from the Erz Mountains in Germany. His classic red and blue jacket is fastened with a genuine leather belt with gold buckle and his jacket can be opened with a Velcro closure to crack a nut. His screw action nutcracker, specially made for Steiff, was made in the Erz Mountains as part of the traditional handicrafts made of local beech wood. When the nut is placed in the nutcracker, turning this bear's head to the right cracks the nut. This Nutcracker is a wonderful holiday addition.

Then there is the Teddy Bear Smoker Shepherd with Lamb by Steiff Bears (EAN 037153). He is the first Steiff teddy bear that can actually smoke. This adorable Teddy Bear incense Smoker is made of the finest wavy, sand-colored mohair and is wearing a distinguished cape made of mottled wool felt. There is a beech wood insert inside his body that was especially developed and produced for Steiff by the experts on incense smokers from the Erz Mountains in Germany. In order for this shepherd teddy bear to smoke his pipe, simply remove his head, place the incense cone inside the metal holder in the insert, light it and then reinsert the insert into the body. Inside this shepherd bear's head is also a wooden cylinder with an air hole for the pipe that enables him to smoke his pleasant-smelling pipe and spread the wonderful Christmas fragrance in his owner's home.

We have to mention the Heavenly Choir by Steiff Bears (EAN 037115) . This is an incredible white plush cloud that plays the melody 'Hallelujah' and comes with 5 miniature mohair teddy bears. There is a robust and stable, handcrafted wooden display behind the 'floating' cloud that grounds all of the angels and it even allows one of the angels to fly. . .comes from a limited edition of only 750 pieces.

And last but not least, we have received the vibrantly orange colored mohair elephant, the Circus Elephant Replica 1931 by Steiff Bears (EAN 402081). The original of this new edition was born in 1931 when he elated his owner, Klara Steiff, Margarete Steiff's third cousin, as a prototype elephant with an unbelievable range of motion and fabulous tricks. Thanks to a special neck mechanism that was developed in 1931 by Hugo Steiff, the elephant's head can be moved in a circle by turning his tail. When the elephant is especially hungry, he snaps his mouth open and closed and so that he can emphasize his point, he can stand on his strong hind legs with help of an integrated snap-lock mechanism in his body. Quite the animated elephant!

Beacon's Glow Collectibles also received in several other new Steiff pieces. These pieces mentioned above are just the highlights.

Please take a look at these new Steiff Bear pieces when you get the opportunity. We are sure that you will not be disappointed.

Quote of the Day -
"There’s a miracle of friendship that dwells within the heart
And you don’t know how it happens
or where it gets its start
But the happiness it brings you
always gives a special lift
Any you realize that friendship
Is God’s most perfect gift." - Anonymous

Friday, December 12, 2008

Just in Time for Christmas Holiday Shopping - NEW Jim Shore Figurines

Beacon's Glow Collectibles just received in a large shipment of Jim Shore Figurines just in time for holiday shopping!

There are several new Jim Shore Figurines added to Jim Shore Christmas items, as well as a new category named 'Jim Shore Nursery Rhymes' which includes figurines from such nursery rhyme favorites as Humpty Dumpty, Mary had a Little Lamb, Mother Goose, and Three Little Pigs to name just a few.

We hope you are pleased with our expanded selection of Jim Shore's wonderful hand-painted stone resin works of art.

Quote of the Day - "All your life you are told the things you cannot do. All your life they will say you're not good enough or strong enough or talented enough; they will say you're the wrong height or the wrong weight or the wrong type to play this or be this or achieve this. THEY WILL TELL YOU NO, a thousand times no, until all the no's become meaningless. All your life they will tell you no, quite firmly and very quickly.AND YOU WILL TELL THEM YES." - Nike Ad

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Madame Alexander Follow Your Dreams Angel Doll and Matching 2008 Hallmark Ornament

Back by popular demand, Madame Alexander Dolls has re-introduced their 'Follow Your Dreams Angel' which was first introduced by the Alexander Doll Company in 2004. This timeless angel was selected as the much anticipated 2008 Hallmark Christmas ornament and because of this is being brought back into this year's holiday Collection. She comes with her own Christmas ornament - a boxed Hallmark replica of the doll, which is Hallmark's 13th in the Madame Alexander series.

As is always the case with all 8 and 10 inch Madame Alexander doll purchases purchased at Beacons Glow Collectibles, a doll stand is also included free of charge with the purchase of this Follow Your Dreams Angel Madame Alexander Doll.

A truly beautiful Madame Alexander doll and Hallmark ornament to pass along during the holidays for generations.

Quote of the Day - "None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone. " - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Steiff Cosy Friends by Steiff Bears Now at Beacons Glow Collectibles

Just in time for the holidays - Beacon's Glow Collectibles has started carrying Steiff Cosy Friends by Steiff Bears. This wonderful collection of plush is of the same high quality the world has gotten to know with Steiff Bears and their hand-made mohair and alpaca creations.

This new line includes several baby-appropriate plush items as well as soft plush teddy bears. We are excited that we are expanding our line of Steiff products.

Quote of the Day - "Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened." - Dr. Seuss

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Boyds Bears Are Back on QVC

It was great finding out that Boyds Bears was back on QVC on the afternoon of November 28, 2008 (Black Friday). David Miller, Vice President of Design presented the various Boyds Bears for the show. Did you know that it had been over 12 years since Boyds Bears had been on QVC?

We here at Beacon's Glow Collectibles were sure to watch. David presented many different types of teddy bears on the show from a few members of the "From the Heart" Collection; recent 2008 Fall Introductions to include Angelique, Peace and Hope; a few bears from the 2008 Bundle Up Collection, just to name a few.

The highlight of the show was the introduction of two new Boyds Jim Shore bears named "Bless This Home", "America the Beautiful", and "All Aboard". All of these bears are quite detailed and just beautiful. We expect to be receiving these bears in early 2009, so please stay tuned.

We look forward to seeing Boyds Bears again on QVC.

Quote of the Day - "If you do things well, do them better. Be daring, be first, be different, be just." - Anita Roddick