Sunday, May 10, 2009

Another Boyds Bears Sneek Peak

We here at Beacons Glow Collectibles have gotten word from Boyds Bears that they are going to be introducing several other new Fall-Winter lines. This is in addition to our previous blog post describing the new Boyds Bears plush Fall-Winter Collections.

They are going to be expanding their resin lines to include 8 new Bearstone designs; a Bearstone Train series; new Thinkin of Ya Bearstones inspired by Boyds Bears plush Thinkin of Ya line; and a Bearstone Collection inpired by the Boyds Flower of the Month plush Bears, to name just a few. (A prototype of this collection is pictured above.)

Additionally, both Boyds and Jim Shore are teaming up to create the Jim Shore Bearstone Collection! These resin pieces will include Jim Shore's unique and inspirational use of color and texture.

Quote of the Day - "A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take." - Cardinal Mermillod

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Boyds Bears Sneak Peek Fall & Winter Plush Collections

Beacons Glow Collectibles is convinced that the merged business relationship between Boyds Bears and Enesco is a good thing. With Enesco handling distribution and marketing, Boyds has the continued opportunity to continue in creating new and exciting items.

Some highlights of Boyds Bears new Fall/Winter 2009 introductions, which includes a variety of seasonal and 'everyday' inspired collections, are as follows:

1. Fall Elegance at its best with a collection of bears dressed in dark-chocolate brown and amber fabrics with embroidered and beaded details.
2. A Fall Americana Collection that features a unique design twist on the traditional red, white and blue.
3. The Romantic Country Collection which blends floral, gingham and calico prints in shades of blue, sage, and buttercup yellow.
4. The old adage, 'Friends come in all shapes and sizes' inspired a collection of bears that each hold a special friend.
5. A 6-piece garden set that includes a 16" gardening bear and wooden wheelbarrow.
6. 2010 Bears of the Month - Boyds is calling this new collection a "gem" of a collection

And, believe it or not, there are even more collections than what is listed above. Please stay tuned for more information regarding these upcoming Boyds Bears Collections.

Quote of the Day - "One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats." - Iris Murdoch

Friday, May 1, 2009

What is your favorite color?

We came across this interesting tidbit regarding men and women and their color preferences. Did you know that blue wins as the favorite color of both men and women?

In a survey conducted 42 percent of people (35% of women and 57 percent of men) listed blue as their favorite color. Women's other favorite color was purple, which incidentally factored significantly on men's least favorite color list, right up there with brown and orange. Both brown and orange are the least favorite colors of everyone by the way.

In an interesting twist, all people tend to like more blue and less green as they get older. Green seems to be a young person's color.

Some say that our color preferences are a key to understanding our personalities. Every wonder what your favorite color says about your personality?

White: Symbolic of purity, innocence, and a desire for simplicity or the simple life
Red: the color of strength, health and vitality
Orange: the color of luxury and pleasure, youth, strength, and restlessness
Yellow: the color of happiness, wisdom and imagination
Green: the color of harmony and balance
Blue: soft, soothing, compassionate and caring
Purple: highly individual, fastidious, witty and sensitive
Brown: obstinate and inflexible, a person with stamina and patience
Gray: the color of caution and compromise
Black: dignified and impressive without being showy

Quote of the Day: "Self Love has very little to do with how you feel about your outer self. It's about accepting all of yourself." - Tyra Banks