Monday, August 24, 2009

Additional Markdowns Taken on several Marie Osmond Dolls

We were lucky enough to catch Marie Osmond of Marie Osmond Dolls on QVC early this morning. And, as previously stated, we will match or beat QVC's pricing on these incredible collectible dolls.

Markdowns have been taken on the following dolls and new prices are as follows:

1. Poetry in Motion - $93.95
2. Little Bo Peep - $68.95
3. Baby Lex - $97.95
4. Baby Connie - $105.95
5. Adora Sprinkle Belle - $68.95
6. Katie Sue Grandma's Rose Garden - $49.95
7. Baby Grace - $129.95
8. Milk Chocolate Hershey's Miniature - $27.95
9. Alyssa Blue - $67.95

Please note that these dolls are in very limited quantities and available on a first come, first basis.

We will keep you all abreast of when we receive Marie Osmond's 2009 August Collection of dolls. If you are interested in one of these dolls beforehand, please let us know and we will put one to the side for you. And, as previously mentioned, we will match QVC pricing.

Quote of the Day - 'A word to the wise ain't necessary. It's the stupid ones who need the advice.' - Bill Cosby

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Marie Osmond Dolls on QVC August 24 and August 25

Marie Osmond will be appearing on QVC on both Monday, August 24 and August 25 to debut her August Collection of Marie Osmond Dolls. Her appearance on QVC marks Marie's 18th anniversary on the show.

Those times are as follows:
Monday, August 24: 4 am to 6 am (eastern time)
Monday, August 24: 1 pm to 3 pm (eastern time)
Monday, August 24: 11 pm to 12 am (eastern time)
Tuesday, August 25: 2 am to 3 am (eastern time)

We here at Beacons Glow Collectibles have been notified that these August Marie Osmond doll introductions have already shipped and we should be receiving them this week. (Please note though that Baby Olive Marie and Baby Jessica will be shipping towards the end of October).

As always is the case, we will either meet or beat the advertised QVC price.

Quote of the Day - "It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live." - J.K. Rowling

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Bearington Bears Holly N. Ivy Limited Edition Bear

This year's special Bearington Bears limited edition holiday musical bear, Holly N. Ivy, has just arrived. This adorable bear is the seventh in this series.

Holly N. Ivy wears a floor-length Christmas red velvet dress with faux fur inset and holly embroidery down the front. She holds a green pillow that has 'Joy' embroidered on it and it is decorated with holly and Christmas red French Knot berries. This very special bear plays the wonderful Christmas melody 'The Holly and the Ivy".

Holly N. Ivy additionally comes with the specially embroidered foot sash to make her even more collectible. She would make a lovely gift for someone special or be a wonderful holiday home decoration. 'It Must Be a Bearington!'

Quote of the Day - "Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world." - Annie Lennox

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Boyds Bears Esmerelda Castaspell with Spidey is Back in Stock

The very popular Boyds Bears Halloween bear, Esmerelda Castaspell with Spidey, is now back in stock. We felt quite lucky to be able to get some of these additional bears as Boyds by Enesco had told us that our order had been put on a waiting list.

Esmerelda Castaspell is an incredible 18-inch brown witch bear that has quite the elaborate Halloween outfit. She wears a skirt of double metallic purple netted fabric with sheer purple overlay embellished with black velour spider web embroidery. Her dress is made of a Halloween orange and black plaid with black satin inset on the bodice with purple ribbon. Of course, Esmerelda wears a black satin witch's hat with fabric rosettes, netting, and faux feathers.

She holds Spidey, the spider in her bear paw and his body is made of black glitter fabric with black and orange felt legs.

This adorable bear is perfect for our upcoming Halloween (which is on a Saturday this year by the way), and a must for Boyds Bears collectors.

Quote of the Day - 'If you don't risk anything, you risk even more.' - Erica Jong

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Kringle The Christmas Stocking Bear, 2009 Steiff Bears Swarovski Bear

We have just received word that Steiff Bears has debuted their usual yearly Christmas Swarovski bear and this year it is named Kringle, the Christmas Stocking Bear. We are not quite sure when these magnificent bears will be arriving but please let us know if you are interested in us putting one to the side for you. Either we can give you a call or send you an email when they have arrived. MSRP is expected in the $300 range.

Verbiage about Kringle, the Christmas Stocking Bear that we have received from Steiff is as follows:
"In the grand tradition of Steiff bears with Swarovski accessories comes Kringle, an all-new Teddy personality created exclusively to celebrate the holidays. Standing 10 inches tall, Kringle's slright curly German mohair is the festive color of a freshly baked Christmas cookie. On the edges of his paw pads, there's a hint of airbrushings, almost like a sprinkling of cinnamon. Around his heck, Kringle wears a genuine Swarovski crystal ornament -- a red and white Santa boot that's sure to add glitz and glitter to your holiday decorating. In his ear, as a finishing touch, Kringle sports a radiant Swarovski Xillion stone that will sparkle brilliantly as it reflects your holiday lights. There's no better way to celebrate the season than with Kringle -- a new Christmas classic from Steiff."

Quote of the Day - "If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded." - Maya Angelow

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Madame Alexander Doll Seven Year Itch Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe has the mystique and staying power to fans even to this day. Madame Alexander Dolls pays tribute to this famous actress in their recent introduction of Seven Year Itch Marilyn Monroe doll (50180).

She wears the signature white halter sleeveless dress from the 1955 movie 'The Seven Year Itch'. This dress has a wired skirt so it can be posed into the same signature pose from the movie.

In this movie it has been said that Marilyn Monroe's image as a sex goddess too often overshadowed her talent as a fine comic actress. She was completely irresistible, and very good in this movie.

Quote of the Day - "Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil." - James Allen

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Steiff Bears Acquisition of Schulte Mohair

Schulte Mohair, known for producing some of the best mohair in the world, has been at the heart and soul of the teddy bear industry since 1903. This particular year marked the beginning of the long-lasting relationship between Schulte and Steiff Bears. (Incidentally, Steiff recently acquired Schulte).

Reinhardt Schulte's factory opened back in 1901 and even to this day, this company still resides in the same building in Duiberg, Germany. Contained within this building is the weaving mill, dye shop, quality control, and finishing department.

Mohair comes from the angora goat through a shearing process (like sheep) that never harms the angora goats.

Mohair fleece has always been the ultimate fabric for making teddy bears. There are several reasons for this: 1) mohair has an incredible luster to it, and dyed mohair resists fading caused by time and the elements and is very hard wearing; 2) mohair is almost non-flammable; 3) mohair is considered the most durable animal fiber; 4) the natural fibers from mohair have the ability to absorb and release atmospheric moisture; 5) mohair is characteristically resistant to soiling; and 6) mohair possesses great tensile strength. Diameter to diameter it is stronger than steel!

Artists and manufacturers world-wide cite the magnificent quality, variety and durability of the Schulte mohair when designing their wonderful creations.

Steiff Bears, as well as the mohair Charlie Bears, are crafted from Schulte mohair.

Quote of the Day - "Prepare your mind to receive the best that life has to offer." - Ernest Holmes

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Marie Osmond Dolls Retirement List 7-16-09

Charisma Brands, distributor of Marie Osmond Dolls, has notified us that the following collectible dolls have been retired as of 7-15-09:

1. Leela
2. Aiko
3. Baby Jumeau
4. Strawberries and Cream
5. Kamara
6. Adora Good Morning Belle
7. Satin Tiny Tot
8. Clara - Glory Days

We still have the Marie Osmond Dolls Baby Jumeau, Strawberries and Cream, Kamara, and Satin Tiny Tot available in very limited quantities.

And, as always, customized layaway plans are available.

Quote of the Day - "Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open." - John Barrymore