Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Marie Osmond Dolls Retirement List

Beacons Glow Collectibles has just gotten word from Charisma Brands, distributor of Marie Osmond Dolls, that the following dolls have been retired as of 3/25/09:

Remember Me Rose Bud
American Classic Rose Bud
Raspberry Cream Chocolate Tot
Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Tot
Marshmallow Cream Chocolate Tot
Milk Chocolate Hershey's Miniature
Dark Chocolate Hershey's Miniature
Krackel Hershey Miniature
Osmond's 50th Anniversary Keepsake
You're Bugging Me Tinier Tot
Edrie Quite A Pair
Peppermint Too Sweets Tot
Sugar Cookie Tiny Tot
Baby Donny Tiny Tot
Adora CMN Belle
Cat's Meow
Bee in My Bonnet Tinier Tot
100 Years of Hershey Kises
Edelweiss - Babies a Bloom
Butterflies in My Tummy Tinier Tot
Lady Like Tinier Tot

Quote of the Day - "He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life." - Muhammad Ali

Friday, March 27, 2009

Steiff Bears Easter Items

Beacons Glow Collectibles has received in several of Steiff Bears 2009 Easter items that are so very nice to display this time of the year. They are suitable for Spring and of course Easter. As most of you already know, Steiff Bears is located in Giengen, Germany and both their mohair and alpaca pieces are hand-made in Germany. Their Steiff Cosy Friends line of plush items are now all produced in Germany also.

Some highlights of these Spring and Easter items are as follows:

Mr. Hopkins Rabbit
Peter Rabbit
Rabbit in A Basket (Picture above)
Assorted Dormilli Mohair Rabbits

As is always the case, Steiff Bears excels in the quality of all of their products. That would explain why this incredible company has been in existence for more than 160 years.

Quote of the Day - "You can't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get." - Michael Phelps

Monday, March 23, 2009

New Jim Shore Masterpiece Cuckoo Clock

We here at Beacons Glow Collectibles believe that Jim Shore has outdone himself with the creation of his Masterpiece Cuckoo Clock (4012470). This magnificently detailed stone resin cuckoo clock features a rooster that crows on the hour. (Jim Shore has thought of everything as there is a hidden volume control on the back of the clock that can easily be turned on or off).

This Masterpiece Cuckoo Clock (named "Old Time Tradition") measures 23-3/4" L by 4-1/2" H by 11-3/4" wide, and runs on 2 D cell and 2 AA batteries.

The Masterpiece Cuckoo Clock (4012470) differs from many of Jim Shore's other pieces as this is a truly functional piece and is intended for daily use as well as a decorative accent. It is quite breath-taking to see in person.

Beacons Glow Collectibles received in these cuckoo clocks today and we are certain that they will be very popular with Jim Shore Figurine enthusiasts.

Quote of the Day - "If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome." - Anne Brackstreet

Thursday, March 19, 2009

About the Porcelain in Your Porcelain Doll

We here at Beacons Glow Collectibles enjoy watching the cable show 'How Its Made'. A couple of weeks ago they aired an episode on how porcelain is made.

Did you know that porcelain is the hardest ceramic there is? That is why porcelain objects can withstand more abuse than other types of ceramics. Porcelain is much harder and more dense than other ceramic products. Ceramics are fired at a lower temperature in a kiln and are only fired once, while porcelain is fired at a high temperature and is repeated 3 times.

Porcelain contains three ingredients: feldspar, quartz, and kaolin. (Incidentally, kaolin is one of the state of Georgia's largest natural resources. More than 8 million metric tons of kaolin is mined in Georgia each year, with an estimated value of more than $1 billion).

Porcelain is used for many items but one of its most popular uses is for porcelain collectible dolls.

Quote of the Day - "Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier." - Mother Teresa

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Madame Alexander Sweet Baby Nursery Dolls

Beacon's Glow Collectibles is now carrying a supply of Madame Alexander Sweet Baby Nursery Dolls. These baby dolls, produced by the Madame Alexander Doll Company, were first introduced in the year 2007.

There are currently 3 primary types of Sweet Baby Nursery baby dolls; 1. My First Baby; 2. Baby Cuddles; and 3. My Little Girl. Each is suitable and safe for its particular age group, and crafted from only the highest-quality and baby-safe materials.

My First Baby line of baby dolls is targeted for newborns through toddlers of 18 months. These baby dolls are categorized by soft fabric bodies, velvety soft outfits, and sweet vinyl faces and hands. Each My First Baby doll is washable and perfect for those tiny baby hands to grasp and pull.

Baby Cuddles line of baby dolls is aimed towards toddlers 3 years of age and above. This adorable collection features cuddly fabric bodies with vinyl faces, hands and feet. As is the case with all of Madame Alexander's Sweet Baby Nursery line of baby dolls, Baby Cuddles dolls are washable.

My Little Girl line of baby dolls from Sweet Baby Nursery is age-appropriate for 3 year olds and up. Each baby doll features a soft fabric body, vinyl arms and legs, and rooted hair for styling. Additional hair accessories are also included.

All of these baby dolls are specifically developed for babies 3 years of age and under, and can be found within the "BABY Alexander Baby Dolls" subcategory under Madame Alexander Dolls. These cute baby dolls round out Beacons Glow Collectibles present Madame Alexander Baby Alexander doll offerings of My First Huggums, Huggable Huggums, Isabelle, and Pussycat dolls.

Quote of the Day - "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly." - Langston Hughes

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Have You Ever Heard of Charlie Bears?

Beacons Glow Collectibles is both pleased and excited in becoming a new authorized retailer of Charlie Bears. In fact, we will be the first US retailer located in the state of Texas.

Haven't heard of Charlie Bears? Well, Charlie Bears was established in 2005 in the UK and are known round the world for being of the highest quality, as well as affordable, plush and mohair collectible teddy bears. Charlie Bears work with teddy bear artists around the world to offer bear collectors a great range of bears to choose from. Their motto is "Bears with Personalities".

Back in 2007, we were very interested in carrying Charlie Bears in the US. In fact, we were one of the first to contact Charlie Bears to check into the possibility. At that time Charlie Bears did not quite have all of the details in place for distribution of their bears in the US and Canada.

Beacon's Glow Collectibles has had several requests from customers regarding Charlie Bears and we are once again pleased to announce that we will be receiving in our first shipment of these spectacular bears in a few weeks.

For those of you who do not know, Charlie Bears have 2 Collections: 1. Charlie Bears Plush (where most are open editions) , and 2. Isabelle Collection (Mohair bears that are produced in limited editions). We will initially be carrying a nice selection of both.

Please check back occasionally to see when our Charlie Bears have arrived. We are sure that they will be an outstanding addition to our current line of products.

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

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Marie Osmond Dolls Retirement List

Beacons Glow Collectibles has just gotten word from Charisma Brands, distributor of Marie Osmond Dolls, that the following dolls have been retired:

Bear Hugs & Kissy Tiny Tot
Baby Abigail in Pink Tiny Tot
Lacey Tiny Tot
Butterfly Kissy Tiny Tot
Adora Belle Holiday 2008

Baby Adora Belle Tiny Tot

Sweet Pea Tiny Tot

Susie Rose Bouquet Tiny Tot
Kissy Under the Mistletoe

Pumpkin Spice Rag a Muffin
Rose Bud Bouquet
American Classic Ornament
Teacher in Training
Adora Samba Belle
Roly Poly
Jacqueneta Peach Fairy

We plan on getting a link to the retired Marie Osmond Dolls on the Charisma Brands website as soon as it has been materialized. Additionally, several of these dolls are still available for purchase.

Quote of the Day - "Change comes from within. When you believe in yourself, you can change your life." - Kerri Kelly

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Marie Osmond RagAMuffin Dolls

Beacons Glow Collectibles has been notified from Charisma Brands, distributor of Marie Osmond Dolls, that Marie Osmond's Ragamuffin dolls are in the process of being phased out. In fact, there are 2 Ragamuffin dolls that have already been discontinued.

They are: Christmas Morning RagAMuffin, and Pumpkin Spice RagAMuffin dolls.

At this point in time, we still have the following RagAMuffin dolls in stock:

Blueberry RagAMuffin
Carrot RagAMuffin
Cherry RagAMuffin
Lemon Poppyseed RagAMuffin
Oatmeal Raisin RagAMuffin
Pumpkin Spice RagAMuffin
Strawberry Cheesecake RagAMuffin

Additionally, we still have several of the Rag A Muffin Baker's Racks from Marie Osmond Dolls available. This metal shelving unit is perfect to display your collection of RagAMuffin dolls.

Quote of the Day - "If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun." - Katherine Hepburn