Saturday, April 25, 2009

Madame Alexander Bessie Coleman Doll

We just recently received in the Bessie Coleman 10-inch Cissette doll from the Madame Alexander Doll Company. She comes dressed in a brown bomber jacket with black pants and white shirt.

For those of you that do not know who Bessie Coleman was, she was the first African American woman to become a pilot. Bessie was born and raised in East Texas and was determined to become a pilot. Back in the 1920s, no one would accept her to a flying school - she was a woman, and of course, she was black.

To get around this obstacle, she went to a Berlitz School to learn French so that she could travel to Europe and get her pilot's license there. (At the same time she was learning French she worked as a manicurist and managed a chili parlor in Chicago).

Bessie Coleman was a very determined woman and she did succeed in getting her pilot's license in Paris. This earned her the distinction of becoming the first African American woman to earn a pilot's license. In fact, she became quite the flying sensation and was named "the world's greatest woman flyer" in 1922.

Quote of the Day - "The only failure is not to try." - George Clooney

Friday, April 17, 2009

Deb Canham Miniatures All on Special

Beacons Glow Collectibles is featuring all in-stock Deb Canham Designs miniature teddy bears and animals as their "Monthly Specials" during the months of both April and May.

We currently have 106 different Deb Canham miniature figurines to choose from ranging from miniature mice to armadillos to teddy bears to dragons, to name just a few.

For those of you not familiar with Deb Canham's work, she began creating miniature figurines back in 1987 and has garnered quite a following of collectors and fans over the years.

Deb Canham's line includes the following collections:

1. Deb's Little Gems - (made from furnishing velvets, and limited to edition sizes of 300)
2. Bears - (Deb's classic line of both mohair, felt, and velvet)
3. Dollhouse - (launched in the fall of 2006, these pieces measure between 1.4 - 2 inches, and are created from either felt or velvet)
4. Dappled Dragons - (these miniature dragons are usually made out from ultra suede)
5. Mini Mices - (a dedicated line of the ever-popular miniature mohair mice)
6. Bunnies - (an adorable line of both mohair and felt bunnies
7. Felt Collection - (made from 100% felt, and limited to edition sizes of 150)

We currently have several from each of these line available and they have been reduced in price for these monthly specials. A perfect time to obtain a Deb Canham Design original!

Quote of the Day - "When one of your dreams come true, you begin to look at the others more carefully." - Anonymous

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Charlie Bears are Here

Beacon's Glow Collectibles is pleased to announce that the first shipment of Charlie Bears from the UK have arrived. We have received in 14 different Charlie Bears - 12 from their Plush Collection and 2 teddies from Charlie Bears Isabelle Mohair Collection. (These two bears are Cripin and Toggle, and if you will note, are priced a bit higher than their plush counterparts.

Well, all that we have read and seen on the QVC UK Channel is absolutely true. Each teddy bear is of the highest quality and so lovable. If you get an opportunity, watch the video presentations out on the site to see how charming both Charlotte Morris (aka Charlie) and her husband, William are. It is obvious that they are both thoroughly impassioned by their love of teddy bears and enjoy being involved in their creation.

We have read from several comments out on the QVC UK site that teddy bear collectors cannot just purchase one Charlie Bear for their collections - they end up purchasing several different Charlie Bears on a continuous basis. Their facial expressions, wobbly heads, and fluffiness make them absolutely irresistible.

Quote of the Day - "Indulge your imagination in every possible flight." - Jane Austen

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Ralphie's Nightmare Madame Alexander Doll

Madame Alexander Dolls tirelessly come out with many new spectacular dolls each year but we here at Beacons Glow Collectibles have to mention a new collectible doll that we predict will be very popular. (Incidentally, we just recently received this doll in stock).

Pictured left is Madame Alexander's 'Ralphie's Nightmare'. Is he adorable or what? He seems to instantly bring back pleasant memories of that all-time favorite movie "A Christmas Story".

The movie debuted back in 1983 and is the story of a nine-year-old named Ralphie who only wants one thing for Christmas - an official Red Ryder BB gun.

Along the way, Ralphie's Aunt Clara gives him a pink bunny costume and Ralphie's mom insists that he try it on. Ralphie reluctantly tries the pink bunny suit on and his Dad comments by saying, "He looks like a deranged Easter Bunny." And then adds, "He looks like a pink nightmare!"

Hence, the inspiration for this wonderful Madame Alexander doll.

Quote of the Day - "Don't aim for success if you want it, just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally." - David Frost