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