Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Friday, December 16, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
Who does this bear remind you of on the left? His name is Cody but he is a wonderful plush version of the very popular Chocolate Fondue.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
Holiday Romance 64225, a Madame Alexander Christmas-themed doll is here at last. This incredible blond-haired blue eye beauty wears an exquisite Christmas red and green gown embellised with red patent leather heels, poinsettia flower in her hair, and a faux diamond and emerald cameo necklace with matching drop earrings.
A perfect Christmas gift for that very special someone on your holiday list, or even better, a great Christmas holiday doll to add to your own personal doll collection.
Sure to be very popular this season.
Quote of the Day - "To unpathed waters, undreamed shores." - William Shakepeare
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
This collection of Jim Shore Angels is comprised of smaller versions of his angels (measuring 6-1/2 inches tall to 7-1/2 inches tall) and currently contains seven (7) different International angels.
They are as follows:
Small German Angel 4025841 (pictured above)
Small Polish Angel 4025840
Small Italian Angel 4025839
Small Japanese Angel 4025838
Small Mexican Angel 4025837
Small Irish Angel 4025836
Small Patriotic (US) Angel 4016877
Each is hand-painted and is made of stone resin to resemble hand-carved wood.
Additionally, there is also available a lavender metal stand (4026375) for displaying one of these Angels Around the World Collection. Why not collect all of the angels in the Heartwood Creek Angels Around The World series?
Quote of the Day - "Anybody can do just about anything with himself that he really wants to and makes up his mind to do. We are capable of greater things than we realize." - Norman Vincent Peale
Saturday, November 5, 2011
After an unexpectedly long wait, the first collection of Disney CARS figurines by Jim Shore Figurines have arrived.
This introduction consists of:
2. Lightening McQueen
Disney Pixar first created the original "CARS" movie in 2006 and just recently introduced CARS 2.
These Jim Shore Figurines are sure to be popular with Disney CAR Aficionados.
Quote of the Day - "If you can dream it, you can do it." - Walt Disney
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
50 Years of Friendship with MADC Alexander Doll 64270 is a very special doll just introduced by the Madame Alexander Doll Company that commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Madame Alexander Doll Club (MADC).
This Madame Alexander Fan Club bagan back in the 1950's but was officially formed in 1961, after receiving permission to use images and what not from the Madame Alexander Doll Company.
The purpose of this Doll Club (according to the MADC) is to "Study, research, discuss and write about Madame Alexander Dolls, to collect and preserve Madame Alexander Dolls and to conduct any and all activities that will promote collection of Madame Alexander Dolls and related items."
Each year the MADC host a national convention as well as locally runn friendship luncheons located all over the United States.
Here is to 50 more years of the MADC!
Quote of the Day - "A faithful friend is a strong defense; and he that hath found him hath found a treasure." - Louisa May Alcott
Friday, October 28, 2011
Yesterday we received in 6 brand new Adora Dolls and they are as cute as ever. Two of the dolls (Holiday Happiness and Plaid Party) are special Christmas dolls. It is nice to see Adora Dolls continue this year with their holiday introductions.
All dolls are 20 inches tall and their names are as follows:
Lavender Fields (pictured left)
Quote of the Day - "Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been." Mark Twain
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
A total of 10 Charlie Bears arrived in today and they are all new introductions, with the exception of the very popular Seth, Sun bear.
The list is comprised of:
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Please stay tuned as we will be switching out these 25 products from time to time.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Madame Alexander Dolls has introduced several really nice Halloween dolls for this year. They range from the cute Wendy doll to the more elaborately dressed 10-inch Cissette dolls.
The Alexander Doll Company continues to add several holiday dolls to their 'Holidays and Special Occasions' line and these dolls continue to be very popular with collectors.
For example, some of Madame Alexander's new Halloween dolls include:
Trick or Treats
Haunted Forest Wicked Witch of the West
Halloween Wicked Witch of the East
Halloween Wicked Witch of the West
Halloween Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz
Favorites brought back again this year include:
Witchy Wendy and her Quirky Cat
Each doll looks great displayed either by herself or with other Halloween dolls for a festive look.
Shown above is Trick or Treats, 64205. We have not received in this doll as of yet but hope that it will be arriving shortly.
Quote of the Day - "Night brings our troubles to the light, rather than banishes them." - Seneca
Saturday, October 1, 2011
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Thanks to you all for your continued patronage and support!
Quote of the Day - "Goals are dreams with deadlines." - Diana Hunt
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Currently we have 30 different Snowbabies ornaments to choose from. What a perfect holiday hostess gift or keepsake to give to someone special.
Quote of the Day - "Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will." - Jawaharal Nehru
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Bastrop is about 35 miles from Pflugerville, Texas, and believe it or not there were a couple of days when the smoke in the air was very visible right from our front door.
At this time, the fire is still not totally contained and it is Day 13 since the two fires started in Bastrop. More than 1500 homes were totally destroyed in the fire and Bastrop State Park was damaged badly. (Bastrop State Park is an incredible State Park in Texas. In the middle of nowhere, you come upon these incredible pine trees that are just breathtaking. Well, one used to come upon these incredible pine trees but most have been burned to the ground by the fires). In fact, we recently found out that 95 percent of the park has been destroyed by fire.
Anyway, our hearts go out to all of these unfortunate people who lost their homes in these massive fires that destroyed more than 30,000 acres. (And thanks again to those of you who reached out to us to check that we were alright).
Quote of the Day - "Once you choose hope, anything's possible." - Christopher Reeve
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Masterpiece Dolls was nice enough to post on their site an "Approximate Sizing Chart for Doll Clothing". We are reposting this information below in hopes that it will be beneficial to doll collectors. Of course, these sizes can be used for any doll, even if it is not a Masterpiece Doll.
Approximate Sizing Chart for Doll Clothing
Ht.(in) US Size
29 18/12 mo
We hope that you will find this useful in moving forward. If we get any additional information to add regarding shoe sizes, we will definitely keep you updated.
Quote of the Day - "Until you try, you don;t know what you can do." - Henry James
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Thursday, September 1, 2011
We knew that Steiff utilized the SAP software in their operations. Upon further research, found that the main headquarters of Steiff, located in Giengen, Germany, has been using SAP since the year 2003. For those of you who did not know, SAP is a German global software corporation that provides enterprise software applications and support to businesses around the world.
Pictured left is one incredible Steiff Bear that we just received in named "Teddy Bear Replica 1906 Caramel EAN 403064". He is quite massive in stature and very impressive by the way. . .
Quote of the Day - "Believe It! High expectations are the key to everything." - Sam Walton
Monday, August 29, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
To view this reborn artist site, as well as others, just click on the adorable banner below:
For those of you that were not aware, Brenda, Owner of Beacon's Glow Collectibles, started reborning baby dolls about 16 months ago and just loves her latest hobby. She has created 16 reborn dolls to date and plans on many more.
Quote of the Day -"Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something." - Plato
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Jim Shore continues to amaze us with his holiday creations. We don't know if you got to see him today on QVC but as always, he introduced some wonderful Christmas figurines.
We did not see Jim's Lodge Collection on today's show but thought it definitely worthy to give a sneak peek as these items will most probably sell out quickly.
Each Lodge figurine is made of stone resin to resemble hand-carved wood but what makes these figurines even more special, as well as unique, is that they look like they were hand-carved from a tree trunk and part of that tree bark is still visible. So sorry as we are having a bit of trouble trying to explain these Jim Shore Figurines.
Anyway, hopefully the attached image of the Lodge Snowman Welcome Pinecone 4024282 will help to display what we are trying to explain.
There are 9 items in Jim Shore's Lodge Collection:
Lodge Santa with Cardinal Jim Shore Figurine 4024279
Lodge Santa with Garland Jim Shore Figurine 4024280
Lodge Snowman with Tree Jim Shore Figurine 4024281
Lodge Snowman Welcome Pinecone Jim Shore Figurine 4024282 (pictured above)
Lodge Reindeer Jim Shore Figurine 4024283
Lodge Reindeer Prancing Jim Shore Figurine 4024284
Lodge Sleight Jim Shore Figurine 4024845
Lodge Woodsy Waterball Jim Shore Figurine 4024795
Lodge Cardinal Candleholder Jim Shore Figurine 4024797
To easily find these on the Beacon's Glow Collectibles website, just type in Lodge in the Search box at the top of the homepage (or any other page within the site).
Quote of the Day - "Memory... is the diary that we all carry about with us." - Oscar Wilde
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Dolls in this shipment include:
1. Princess and the Frog (pictured left)
6. Alice in Wonderland (Wunderland)
UPS Freight just delivered them and we haven't even had a chance to open boxes yet, but that will be shortly. We can't wait to share our opinion of them with you. . . thank you for your continued support and business.
Quote of the Day - "You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you." - Dale Carnegie
Friday, August 19, 2011
You're A Good Witch
You're A Bad Witch
No Place Like Home, Toto
You're So Smart, Baby
You're So Smart, Baby
You've Got Courage, Baby
This set of Wizard of Oz Snowbabies by Department 56 is perfect displayed together as a group.
Quote of the Day - "We must cherish our imagination; our ability to dream; for the highest achievers since history began, have been the dreamers who, combined their perspiration and their aspiration to make their own unique contribution." - Andrew Matthews
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Every couple of days we would like to share some of the neat little bells and whistles that can be found on the new Beacon's Glow Collectibles website. We think that these enhancements will make your shopping experience a better one.
Our new"Compare" feature allows you to compare 4 different products of your choosing. For example, say that you are trying to decide which new Charlie Bear you would like to purchase but you can't quite decide. The Compare feature will allow you to take a look at all four and read each one's price, description, additional details if available, and quantity currently in stock. Additionally, you can "Add to Cart" if you would like at this point also.
So to set up a Compare, click the box below the particular item(s) that you are interested in. Then click on the "Compare" link underneath just one of the items, and the Product Comparison wil be displayed. (An example screen is shown above to give you an idea of what it will look like). This new feature can come in quite handy. . . we hope that you will find it useful.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Yvette Panda Teddy Bear
Xena Panda Teddy bear
Phoenix Panda Teddy bear
George Panda Teddy bear (pictured left)
Max Teddy Bear
Parkin Teddy Bear
Our favorite is George as he is a large 20-inch panda teddy bear. All of the new panda bears listed above have a unique scruffy long plush that is so soft to the touch.
We also got in some backordered bears:
Blair Teddy Bear
Chrissie Teddy Bear
Laura Teddy Bear
Quote of the Day - "Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it." - Groucho Marx
Monday, August 15, 2011
Anyway, this collection features custom-blended patchwork fabrics in various harvest colores and corduroy and pumpkin applique accents. The Patchbearys include:
Ashley Q Patchbeary 4023851
Ella P Patchbeary 4023849
Hattie B Patchbeary 4023850
Haywood Patchbeary 4024537 (an unusual fabric teddy bear)
Punkin Patchbeary 4023852
As you can see from the image above, these make an incredible set and are a perfect way to celebrate Fall.
Quote of the Day – “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Raggedy Ann Snowbabies 4019999
Raggedy Andy Snowbabies 4020001
Raggedy Ann and Me Ornament 4020350
We expect to receive in the last of these 4 Snowbabies in the very near future. Raggedy Ann and Andy, created by American writer Johnny Gruelle, continue to be enduring American icons.
Quote of the Day – “I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become”. – Oprah Winfrey
Boyds Bears announced earlier in the year their new business relationship with Mary Engelbreit and we were quite anxious to see this new lineup of Boyds Bears. They finally arrived late last week and they were worth the wait. Boyds has definitely captured the cuteness and whimsical feeling that has always been a part of Mary Engelbreit’s illustrations.
This brand new collection is pictured above and features the following plush characters:
Alfred Engelbreit (Plush Elephant) 4024383
Cherry Engelbreit (Plush Bear) 4024381
Flora Engelbreit (Plush Bear) 4024382
Mimsy Engelbreit (Plush Rabbit) 4024384
Skippy Engelbreit (Plush Bear) 4024385
We hope that you are pleased with this collection as much as we are.
Quote of the Day – “Fearless is living inspite of those things that scare you to death”. – Taylor Swift
According to Steiff:
“There are so many reasons to love April. There’s her sunny personality, her friendly expression and her kind heart. Not to mention her warm golden blond mohair, sparkling eyes and handcrafted nature. Whatever it is that first draws you to April, we’re sure you’re going to make her a Friend for Life. This little, 9 inch Teddy is truly something special. A fully jointed bear, April is dressed in a lovely floral print dress and she’s ready to go for a Springtime stroll. But she’s looking for someone to come along – won’t you join her? Whether you’re a fan of smaller Steiff bears, dressed Teddies, Springtime, or flowers, April is sure to delight you in every way. She’s ready and waiting to become a part of your collection in 2011. Won’t you take her home?”
April, once again, is only 9 inches tall and comes dressed in a cute floral dress edged in moss green ribbon. She has golden blond mohair and of course, comes with a gold-plated Steiff Bears ‘Button in Ear’ ear tag. In fact, her ear tag is white which represents a Steiff Worldwide Limited Edition. Sure to be a favorite for bear collectors. . .
Quote of the Day – “Time sneaks up on you like a windshield on a bug.” – John Lithgow
“Simply put, Jim Shore is the real deal. A mainstay in the gift and home decor industry for more than ten years, he has been relentless in his imaginative pursuits. His Heartwood Creek and Disney Traditions collections are comprised of traditional, Americana-inspired designs that make a house just feel like home.”
If you ever get the opportunity to watch Jim Shore on the shopping channel, QVC, please do. His mild manner and most gracious demeanor just want to make you give the man a hug. He is truly one very special individual and his designs are timeless and endearing.
Quote of the Day – “You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you. ” – Brian Tracy
We carry several of these award-winning dolls. See if you can spot which ones they are! Children’s Play Doll: Black Velvet, Adora Dolls
Collectible Fashion Doll: Ava Gardner Hearts Ablaze, Tonner Doll Co.
Collectible Baby Doll: Amy – Doris, Stannat, Masterpiece Dolls
Collectible Ball-Jointed Doll: Alice, Ashton Drake Galleries
Collectible Vinyl/Plastic Doll, Less than $75: Little Red Riding Hood, Joanne Flitton, Heartstring Dolls
Collectible Porcelain Doll: Journey, Marie Osmond Dolls
Collectible Vinyl/Plastic Doll, More than $175: Jethe, Heidi Plusczok
Collectible Manufacturer’s Artist Doll, More than $250: Victoria Rose, Lucianna Miglioranzi, Babies n Bubbles
Collectible Miniature Doll, 8 inches or less: Tiny Bundle, Camille Allen
Collectible Manufacturer’s Artist Doll, Less Then $250: Flame Blue Vanessa Perrin, Jason Wu, Integrity Toys
Artist Ball-jointed Doll: Mia, Lorella Falconi, Lorella Falconi Dolls
Artist Baby Doll: Sweet AlyMarie, Lori Ivanovic, Silver Spoon Nursery
Artist Miniature Doll: Katherine, Anna Hardman, Anna Hardman Dolls
Artist Doll, Less than $1250: Apolonia, Henry and Zofia Zawueruszynski, Zawueruszynski Originals
Artist Doll, More than $1250: Little Red Riding Hood, Hildegard Gunzel
One of a Kind Doll, Less than $1250: Karley, Annette Hermann, Annette Hermann Originals
One of a Kind Doll, More than $1250: Little Apache, Lynn Cartwright
Congratulations to all of these very talented doll artists and companies!
Quote of the Day – “The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.” – Henry Ward Beecher