Tuesday, December 20, 2011

2012 Marks Steiff Club's 20th Anniversary

2012 is a big year for the worldwide and very famous Steiff Club, as it is the 20th anniversary of the club itself.

In commemoration of this event, Steiff has created Louis (as shown to the left) to honor this milestone event. Also, known as "Club Edition 2012 Louis Teddy Bear", this incredible bear stands 14-1/2 inches tall and is made from high quality burgundy alpaca. Production is limited to the year 2012. He has a gold-plated 'Button in Ear' ear tag which is Steiff Bears speciality mark on all of their items.

To make Louise even more special, the soles of his teddy bear paws are embroidered with "Steiff Club" on the right sole and "1992 - 2012" on the left sole.

Truly a Steiff heirloom piece to be treasured for years and years. . .

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

Friday, December 16, 2011

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Don't Forget - "Free Shipping Day" is Today, December 16th!

Beacon's Glow Collectibles is participating in "FreeShippingDay today"! Get free shipping with delivery by Christmas.

Thank you for your business and support! Happy Holidays!

Quote of the Day - "Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake." - Henry David Thoreau

Monday, December 12, 2011

Please Don't Forget - Free Shipping Day is this Friday, December 16th

Greeting and Happy Holidays!

Beacon's Glow Collectibles is participating for their second year in the annual "Free Shipping Day" which is on Friday, December 1tth. Purchase any item(s) from our site and your order will ship free of charge by UPS Ground with delivery by Christmas Eve within the 48 contiguous United States. (Once again, the free shipping offer is good for the 48 contiguous United States).

So far the folks at "Free Shipping Day" tell us that 1,876 retailers are participating, and there are many well-known brand names on the list. Incidentally, it has been in existence since 2007.

Happy Shopping and Happy Holidays!

Quote of the Day - "Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us." - Thomas Paine

Friday, December 9, 2011

Charlie Bears - What is there not to love?

Pleased to let all of you know that we just got in over the last several days several plush Charlie Bears as well as two mohair Minimo teddybears.

The plush teddy bears range in size from 14-1/2 inches up to 21 inches in size. And there are many different colored bears to choose from.

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.

The two Minimo bears that have arrived are Minnie, an adorable pink mohair bear, and Tito, a multi-colored mohair bear.

And we are also pleased that there is still plenty of time left to order any of these Charlie Bears in time for Christmas!

Quote of the Day - "Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold; the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul." - Democritus

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Steiff Bears - The Real Thing. . .

Steiff Bears has an incredible history that dates back to its inception in 1880 by it founder, Margarete Steiff. There are many great books out there that go through the history of Steiff, and they are, for sure, an interesting read.

Presently ALL Steiff Bears are made in Germany and the company is very proud of this fact. (For a very short time span, Steiff's Cosy Friend Plush line of teddy bears and animals were made in China. But it was obvious to upper management in Steiff that quality was being compromised and customer satisfaction was being affected).

In addition, Steiff prides themselves on having one of the world's most stringent safety requirements for their products.

Steiff Bears is an incredible company and is sure to be around for a very, very long time.

Quote of the Day - "It's easier to see the mistakes on someone else's paper." - Author Unknown

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Jim Shore Christmas Nutcrackers

Jim Shore has created a second set of nutcrackers just in time for holiday giving this year. Jim had mentioned when he appeared on QVC the other day that the National Nutcracker Museum, located in Washington State, had specifically asked him to do a series of nutcrackers. And of course, he obliged.

This year's Christmast Nutcracker Collection consists of a Snowman with Broom, Santa (with a very decorative "fractor" design on the front, and the Classic Soldier Nutcracker. (By the way, the fractor design originated in the Williamsburg, VA Colonial era and is still very popular even to this day).

Either singly or as a group, this nutcracker collection would look perfect on a shelf or a mantle.

Quote of the Day - "One can go to war alone, but you can't build peace alone." - Jaques Chirac

Monday, November 21, 2011

Jim Shore Disney Traditions Figurines

We always try to catch Jim Shore on QVC whenever he makes an appearance, as we can always learn something new about Jim.

Jim Shore was on just the other day on QVC and he had introduced his "Jiminy Cricket Electric Candle 4023545" piece which features Jiminy Cricket from the infamous Walt Disney move Pinocchio.

He had mentioned that it has been 8 years since his initial business working relationship began with Walt Disney. (And of course, Jim mentioned that working with Disney is the pinnacle of one's career). Interesting that it has been 8 years since Jim started making appearances on QVC as well as working with Disney to create his very special folk art figurines. . .

Quote of the Day - "It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path." - Paula Coelho

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Steiff Bears Candy Cane Collection

Arriving just in time for Christmas shopping, Steiff Bears has introduced a "Candy Cane Collection" of bears and animals.

Each piece is a design masterpiece as the finest materials, such as felt, mohair, and cotton are used. Steiff items from their Candy Cane Collection include teddy bears, elephants, pug dogs, and keychains, to name just a few. Each is either white with Christmas red accents, or Christmas red with white accents.

We have received in both the red felt and white felt larger teddy bears, but expect to be receiving in the smaller white felt teddy bear and red felt elephant any day now. Please stay tuned.

All of these incredible hand-made items from Germany are perfect holiday gifts for that very special somone on your list.

Quote of the Day - "Failure is just another way to learn how to do something right." - Marian Wright Edelman

Friday, November 18, 2011

Some Incredible Steiff Bears

Just in time for finding that special holiday gift, a large shipment of Steiff Bears has just arrived.

To find the latest additions to our Steiff inventory, please go to the "Steiff Bears" category and then select "Newest" from the drop-down menu at the top of the page. This will allow you to see all of the latest and greatest additions to our existing Steiff inventory.

We were so very pleased to finally receive in Viktoria Teddy Bear EAN 036910 (pictured left) as well as several highly-sought after Dante Teddy Bears EAN 036965.

In addition to the above-mentioned bears, we also received in several Steiff ornaments and Christmas bears, as well as the Dorothy Wizard of Oz Bear EAN 681998 and several other bears and animals.

We are so excited to be able to offer our customers so many additional Steiff Bear choices and the timing could not be more perfect for this holiday shopping season.

Quote of the Day - "If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there." - George Harrison

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

NEW - Masterpiece Dolls Are In!

Finally, we received in the 12 latest and definitely greatest Masterpiece Doll Collection. Hard to pick a favorite as there are so many nice ones for sure. :)

This latest collection of collectible dolls includes:

Let's Play Dress Up (both Blonde and Brunette)











Some perfect Christmas gift ideas for that very special person on your list. . . .

Quote of the Day - "Like a morning dream, life becomes more and more bright the longer we live, and the reason of everything appears more clear. What has puzzled us before seems less mysterious, and the crooked paths look straighter as we approach the end.' - Jean Paul Richter

Friday, November 11, 2011

Madame Alexander Christmas Holiday Doll 'Holiday Romance' 64225

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

Jim Shore Heartwood Creek Angels Around the World Collection

It is always nice to receive in new inventory before it is scheduled to arrive and that is exactly the case with the Jim Shore Heartwood Creek Angels Around the World Collection.

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

Disney CARS Movie Figurines by Jim Shore

After an unexpectedly long wait, the first collection of Disney CARS figurines by Jim Shore Figurines have arrived.

This introduction consists of:

1. Tractor
2. Lightening McQueen
3. Mater

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

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

Bentley B Bearloom Teddy Bear Boyds Paw Dealer Exclusive 4026726

We were pleased to receive in the latest Boyds Bears Paw Dealer Exclusive and his name is Bentley B. Bearloom. This teddy bear is from the Boyds Bear Heirloom Collection and comes from a limited edition and is exclusive to Boyds Paw Dealers. (By the way, Beacon's Glow Collectibles is a Gold Paw Dealer).

This incredibly soft teddy bear makes it tough to put him down after you pick him up. Bentley B. Bearloom has the softest multi-tone plush fur and even his faux suede paw pads are soft to the touch. Additionally, he comes with a special "PAW Edition" foot sash, which incidentally, matches the burgundy bow around his neck.

A definite must have for any Boyds Bear Collector. . .

Quote of the Day - "Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves." - Walter Anderson

Friday, October 28, 2011

Adora Dolls - Latest Introductions

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)
Holiday Happiness
Plaid Party
Workout Chic
Baby Bear

Quote of the Day - "Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been." Mark Twain

Thursday, October 27, 2011

"Deal of the Day" for the Holidays

Beacon's Glow Collectibles now offers customers a "Deal of the Day" which is similar to what Groupon offers.

There will be three different "Deal of the Day" promotions:

1. one deal per day

2. multiple deals per day

3. deals that span multiple days

This will allow customers a bit of flexibility in taking advantage of these special promotions.

To locate our "Deal of the Day" go to the main toolbar on the homepage and the Deal of the Day is located next to "Specials".

Thank you for your continued support and please keep in mind that these "Deal of the Day" items will most probably sell out quickly.

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

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Just in Time for Halloween - Marie Osmond Casperella Doll

There is still plenty of time to order and receive the Marie Osmond Retailer Exclusive, Casperella. (Incidentally, she comes from a very limited edition of only 150 collectible dolls).

Casperella is from the Marie Osmond 20th Anniversary Collection of dolls and wears a dramatic black and white tulle train with striped pantaloons. Her face is adorned with dramatic painting and silver sequins. She has black hair with some white highlights and pretty green eyes.

We believe that she would be perfect for display during the Halloween holiday.

Quote of the Day - "It's not where you are in life, it's who you have by your side that matters." - Unknown

Friday, October 14, 2011

New Shipment of Charlie Bears

Today a new shipment of Charlie Bears arrived and they are spectacular as always. . . . we here at Beacon's Glow Collectibles still continue to be amazed at the high quality and consistency that is achieved when producing these teddy bears.

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:










William IV (pictured above)

To easily view these bears on the BG site, select Charlie Bears, then "All Charlie Bears", and then from the drop down "Sort by" box, select Newest.

Quote of the Day - "What you see depends on what you are looking for." - Unknown

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Brand New - Boyd's Woodland Fairies

We are very pleased to announce that Boyd's Bears has re-introduced their Woodland Fairies Collection. As Boyd's says, "Nature's Woodland Fairies will take you away to a mystical world of wonder and delight." Well, we are not quite sure about that but they are most definitely adorable resin figurines. And since the tallest Woodland Fairy is only 4-1/4 inches, they can be placed just about anywhere. (She is pictured above by the way, "Sunflower Fairy".)

This new collection includes:

4024640 Luna Moth Woodland Fairy

4024641 Monarch Butterfly Woodland Fairy

4024643 Sunflower Woodland Fairy

4024644 Lily of the Valley Woodland Fairy

4024645 Peacock Woodland Fairy

Each comes with their own special name and additionally, the symbolism of each Boyd's Woodland Fairy is listed at the end of their product description.

Quote of the Day - "The rose is fairest when tis budding new, and hope is brightest when it dawns from fears." - Walter Scott

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Beacon's Glow Collectibles Social Store on Facebook

We just recently set up a store on Facebook for Beacon's Glow Collectibles.

To access us from your FB account, type in Beacon's Glow Collectibles in the Search box, and then in the left-hand column select Social Store.

Here you can find 25 different products for sale. If you select "Like" you will receive an additional 10% off our already competitvely priced items.

When you click on "Add to Cart" it will bring you to the Beacon's Glow Collectibles shopping cart.

Please stay tuned as we will be switching out these 25 products from time to time.

Isn't that cool? We thought so. . .

Quote of the Day - "For everything you have missed, you have gained something else; And for everything you gain, you lose something else. It is about your outlook towards life. You can either regret or rejoice." - Unknown

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Bearington Bears are Back!

Just to let you know that we decided to continue carrying Bearington Bears. You talked, we listened. :) We received several calls and emails from customers who were a bit disappointed that we were considering discontinuing this line of teddy bears.

Today we received in the 2011 Bearington Bear Fall and Holiday Collection. We currently have all of the Fall and Halloween pieces on the site and hope to have the Christmas and Winter pieces on the site and available to order shortly.

Thank you for your continued support!

Quote of the Day - "Inspiration follows aspiration". - Rabindranath Tagore

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Madame Alexander Dolls for Halloween

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:
Franken Wendy
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
Batty Ballerina
Pumpkin Spice

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

FALL SAVINGS! Save an additional 10% off all Boyd's Bears & Jim Shore | Enter Coupon Code 'FALL10' Upon Checkout

Beacon's Glow Collectibles is currently running a Fall Special.

An additional 10% off coupon can be applied to all Boyd's Bears and Jim Shore Figurines by entering FALL10 at checkout. This is, of course, in addition to our very competitively priced collectibles.

Please take advantage of this special as it won't last long!

Quote of the Day - "Go back a little to leap further" - John Clarke

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Snowbabies by Department 56 Dream Collection

Brand new for 2011, Snowbabies by Department 56 has a very nice line called Dream. Each piece in this collection has vintage silverish-gold glitter on each figurine and display item. The glitter gives the appearance of an old-fashioned Christmas and enhances each Snowbabies in a magical way.

Pictured above is one of Department 56's Snowbabies Dream store display. Wouldn't this look great in your own home? Anyway, we are carrying many of these Dream pieces and we might recommend selecting the "**All Snowbabies and Snowbunnies" category contained within the main category "Snowbabies by Dept 56".

Quote of the Day - "If you have an hour, will you not improve that hour, instead of idling it away?" - Lord Chesterfield

Some of You Had Asked. . . .

A few customers had asked the owner of Beacon's Glow Collectibles, Brenda Mize, to post some photos on the website so that you could put a face with the name, so to speak. Our apologies for taking so long to get this accomplished but it has finally been completed. And can now be viewed on the 'About Us' page of the Beacon's Glow Collectibles website.

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

Marie Osmond Dolls 20th Anniversary Collection

Late yesterday we received in most of Marie Osmond Doll's 20th Anniversary Collection. This anniversary collection has Marie Osmond Doll collectors scrambling to obtain dolls from her current collection.

It is hard to believe that Marie Osmond has been producing collectibles for 20 years now. For those of you who were not able to catch Marie on QVC for her anniversary show, there definitely seems to be a renewed interest in her dolls.

Several of these dolls from this collection have already sold out but those that we received in yesterday were as follows:

Marie Sunshine and Happiness

My Perfect Pal

My Beary Special Friend

Adora Belle The Roaring 20's

Andelyn Wickedly Cute Tiny Tot

Baby Olive Marie Heirloom Tiny Tot

Friendship Rose Butterfly Whispers

Little Lovey's Closet

20th Anniversary Kissy My Heart

20th Anniversary Platinum Rose


The two additional dolls that we expect to be receiving in mid-October (according to Charisma, distributor of Marie Osmond Dolls) are both Love Makes the World Go Round and Casperella, a Retailer Exclusive.

Quote of the Day - "History has demonstrated that the most notable winners ususally encountered heart-breaking obstacles before they trimphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats." - BC Forbes

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Snowbabies by Department 56 Ornaments

Snowbabies by Department 56 has come out with a wide variety of ornaments in 2011. Some are replicas of their larger Snowbabies and some are from the Dream Collection. (For those of you who have not heard what the Dream Collection of Snowbabies is, this collection consists of figurines and ornaments that a dusted with a vintage silver glitter). This new look is comfortably familiar yet new at the same time.

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

Boyds Bears Bear of the Month for the Final Quarter of 2011

Just recently we received in Beacon's Glow Collectibles allocation for the Boyd's Bears of the Month last quarter (October, November and December). They are adorable, as always, but our favorite is the October Boyd's Bear of the Month - Tabitha with Boobeary 4021568 (pictured above).

November's Bear of the Month is Gordon with Punky the Giraffe 4021569, and December's Bear of the Month is Holly with Rudy the Moose 4021570.

As is usually the case, please order your Boyds Bear of the Month soon as these are from limited editions of 3000 teddy bears and once they are gone, they can no longer be ordered from Boyd's.

Incidentally, we are very pleased to announce that we have recently been notified by Boyd's Bears that we have been promoted to "Gold Paw Retailer Status" from "Silver Paw Retailer Status".

Quote of the Day - "From small beginnings come great things". - Proverb

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Update on the Fires in Bastrop

Thanks to all of you wonderful customers who called us here at Beacon's Glow Collectibles to see if we were affected by the firestorms in Bastrop, Texas. We greatly appreciate your thoughts and concerns.

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 Doll Sizing Chart for Clothing

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
32 2T
35 2T/3T
37 3T/2T
38 3T/2T
39 3T/4T
40 4T
42 4T
43 4T/5T
46 5T/4T

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

Steiff Dinosaurs Collection

Steiff Bears has added to their very popular line of dinosaurs to include several new pieces as well as smaller versions of their most popular dinosaurs.

Dinosaur plush collectors can now choose from the following when adding to their collection:

Clippy Baby Mammoth EAN 072314 (8 inches)

Tyrannosaurus Rex EAN 066818 (10 inches)

Raggy Baby Tyrannosaurus (EAN 066788) (5 inches)

Diplodocus EAN 066825 (17 inches)

Lupi Baby Diplodocus EAN 066795 (6 inches)

Stegosaurus EAN 066832 (10 inches)

Triceratops EAN 066849 (10 inches)

Piccy Baby Triceratops EAN 066771 (6 inches)

Rocco Mammoth EAN 072185 (12 inches)

Pteranodon EAN 066856 (14 inches)

As can be seen by the image above, these make a great grouping. All dinosaurs are made of soft woven fur, and are machine washable. And each is safe for children and come with the distinctive Steiff Bears 'Button in Ear' ear tag.

Quote of the Day - "Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it" - Bill Cosby

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Did You See Steiff Bears on the SAP Commercial?

We were watching the Bloomberg Evening News the other day and were surprised to see an SAP commercial (which stands for Standard Assessment Procedure) include a Steiff Bear with the famous 'Button in Ear' ear tag being pulled in a red wagon by a little girl.

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

Specials at Beacon's Glow Collectibles

We here at Beacon's Glow Collectibles have decided to change our "Monthly Specials" into just "Specials". Since we have so many more capabilities since our new site went live, we decided to take advantage of some of these bells and whistles, so to speak.

So, to access our Specials page, just click on the Specials link located within the top navigation bar on any page of the site.

Then if you are interested in the latest specials that have been added, select "Newest" from the drop-down "Sort By:" area. (This same method will also assist you in tracking down new products that have been added to the site in the last 30 days).

And, as always, please do not hesitate to contact us should you need any additional assistance.

Quote of the Day - "If you know you want it, have it." - Gita Bellin

Friday, August 26, 2011

Brenda's Reborn Nursery - Now a Member of Top 100 Reborn Artist Sites

Brenda's Reborn Nursery is proud to announce that she is now a member of the "Top Reborn Artist Sites".

To view this reborn artist site, as well as others, just click on the adorable banner below:

Top 100 Reborn Artists Sites

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 Figurines Lodge Holiday Collection

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

August 2011 Masterpiece Dolls Are In!

We just received in the latest (and greatest) collection of Masterpiece Dolls and what a collection!

Dolls in this shipment include:
1. Princess and the Frog (pictured left)
2. Annecke
3. Tamiko
4. Mia
5. Molly
6. Alice in Wonderland (Wunderland)
7. Autumn
8. Polly
9. Amelia
10. Jeremy

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

Wizard of Oz Snowbabies Back in Stock

Back in stock - the adorable 3-inch Snowbabies Wizard of Oz characters. They include the following:

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

New Site Enhancements

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.

Quote of the Day - "If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain." - Maya Angelou

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

New Charlie Bears in Stock

We got in a new shipment of Charlie Bears yesterday and there are six new plush teddy bears in this group that are very nice. (And as usual, their photos do not do them justice).

They are:

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

Boyds Bears Patchbearys Collection

Boyds Bears latest collection of teddy bears recently arrived and they are called the “Patchbearys Collection”. This collection consists of 5 different adorable bears all dressed in Fall outfits. (I don’t know about you but letting your mind escape to Fall and that beautiful cooler weather is great after the wickedly hot Summer we are experiencing).

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

Snowbabies by Department 56 Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy Figurines

We thought they would never get here but the Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy Snowbabies Collection for 2011 has finally arrived. Three out of the four figurines are now in stock and ready to order.

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

Mary Engelbreit Boyds Bears Collection

As quoted from Mary Engelbreit’s website “Mary Engelbreit is known throughout the world for her distinctive illustration style, imbued with spirited wit and nostalgic warmth. The unmatched following for her work has grown with a range of licensed products that stretches from calendars, to best-selling children’s books, millions of greeting cards sold each year, and thousands of gifts, crafts and home accents.”

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

April Teddy (EAN 036873) Steiff Bears

One of the most popular teddy bear items from this year’s Steiff Worldwide Limited Editions is April (EAN 036873). We were notified some time ago by Steiff that her 1500 pieces worldwide had all been sold out. It is our suspicion that this is due to the fact that she is very reasonably priced and is one of Steiff Bear’s smaller versions at only 9 inches tall.

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

Jim Shore, An Artist with Passion

We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to carry Jim Shore Figurines in our store. We came across this verbiage on one of Jim Shore’s Masterpiece items and thought it perfectly described this incredible man and his work:

“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

2011 DOTY Public’s Choice Awards

It is official – the “2011 DOTY (Doll of the Year) Public’s Choice Awards has been published.

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

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Welcome to Our New Look!

Thanks to you all for your patience while we continue to work out little issues with our new site. We greatly appreciate it. (And as you probably noticed, we have a bit of a lapse in our blog postings as far as dates go.) We will work to resolve this issue also. Have a fantastic weekend!