Sunday, April 29, 2012

Classic 200th Anniversary Snow White Adora Doll Is Here

We here at Beacon's Glow Collectibles are pleased to announce that the Adora Doll, Classic 200th Anniversary Snow White, has finally arrived.  And she was definitely worth the wait.

Snow White comes dressed in the classic storybook dress made of satin material.  No detail has been left out as she wears a red satin bow in her pretty dark brown hair.  Her shoes are black patent leather baby doll shoes and she wears white socks with lace ruffles.

Adora Dolls always have an irresistibly adorable faces and Snow White is no exception.

2012 marks the 200th anniversary of the Grimm Brothers version of Snow White.  Incidentally, Walt Disney came out with their animated classic of 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' way back in 1937. 

Quote of the Day - "There are three kinds of people in the world, the wills, the won'ts and the can'ts. The first accomplish everything; the second oppose everything; the third fail in everything." - Eclectic Magazine

Friday, April 27, 2012

Would You Say that Price is the Most Important Factor When Making a Purchase?

An interesting article by the NPD Group (a leading market research company) was recently published that stated that eighty-five percent of consumers say that the price needs to be right before they shop?  Would you agree with this for the most part?

They state that price trumps sales and special deals, customer service, and convenience as a factor in deciding where to shop for the majority of US consumers.

According to the NPD Group "By income, 87 percent of those in the household income bracket $25000 through $50,000 selecting price is extremely important, 85 percent of those in the household income bracket $50,000 to $100,000, and 82 percent in the $100,000+ bracket, according the The Economy Tracker*. 79 percent of young adults, ages 18 to 34, 86 percent of 35 to 44 year-olds, 88 percent of 45 to 54 year-olds, 89 percent of 55 to 64 year-olds and 86 percent of ages 65 and older said that price was extremely important."

*  The Economy Tracker is a monthly monitor of consumer sentiment about spending and the economy in general.

Anyway, we thought this to be very interesting in this trying economy.

Quote of the Day - "There is flattery in friendship" - William Shakespeare

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Did you see the Steiff Bear on Pawn Stars?

Pawn Stars had an individual the other night bring in a Steiff Bear that he wanted to sell.  And this was no ordinary Steiff Bear. . . . it was a Studio bear from the 1990's.  Unfortunately, the grandfather at Pawn Stars did not want to give the individual the price that he was hoping for.  But the interesting thing is that Steiff still produces this very bear to this day.

This Studio Bear stands almost 63 inches in height and is quite dramatic, to say the least.  He is a brown bear whose fur is made from woven fur.  As Steiff states, he makes a perfect playmate, nursery decoration, or store display.

Incidentally, the individual on Pawn Stars gave a brief history of Steiff and their incredible founder, Margarete Steiff.  But if you would like to learn more, the Steiff website has a much more detailed history of this company and its founder.

Quote of the Day - "Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal." - Pamela Vaull Starr

Friday, April 20, 2012

Collectible Baby Dolls and Reborn Babies?

We here at Beacon's Glow Collectibles have seen many news articles as of late highlighting the popularity of reborn baby dolls.  Some think they are "creepy" while others absolutely adore them.

Portrayed within this News Flash from KIAH-TV in Houston, Texas, is a video as well as article entitled "Do 'reborn baby" dolls creep you out -,0,3331991.story?

We would love to hear your thoughts. 

As most of you probably already know, the owner of Beacon's Glow Collectibles, Brenda, sells her reborn babies on the website under the category Brenda's Reborn Nursery.  She thoroughly enjoys making each and every reborn baby doll and has already sold several of these baby dolls. She has been creating these hand-painted dolls for more than 2 years now.

Quote of the Day - "The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can." - Robert Cushing

Monday, April 16, 2012

Happy Spring!

Springtime is the absolute prettiest time of the year in Central Texas. All of the butterflies have migrated back to this region and that is certainly a welcome sight. Because of the rainy Winter season that we had, the wildflowers are spectacular this year. In fact, because of all of the rain, we are almost out of the horrible drought we have been in for the last 2 years.

Pictured left are bluebonnets that fill both the sides of roads and fields this time of the year. They are truly a sight to see.

Anyway, we hope that all of you are enjoying this beautiful time of the year, and that none of you have been affected by the horrible weather that has happening in the MidWest.

Quote of the Day - "If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them." - Henry David Thoreau

Friday, April 13, 2012

New Reborn Babies at Brenda's Reborn Nursery

Two new reborn babies are available for sale by Brenda's Reborn Nursery at Beacon's Glow Collectibles.

These two sweet faced babies are named Emily and Susan (pictured left), and both have closed eyes. They are both 18 inches long and are very petite in stature.

Each one comes dressed in the high-quality WillBeth outfit shown in their photos, and also include a baby t-shirt and Mary Meyer squeeze toy.

We can just imagine that either one of these reborn babies would look adorable in a stroller, carrier, or cradle.

Quote of the Day - "Don't waste your life in doubts and fears: spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour's duties will be the best preparation for the hours or ages that follow it." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Many 2012 Steiff Bears Won this Year's TOBY Public Choice Award

We just read the latest Teddy Bear and Friends magazine who posted the 2012 TOBY (Teddy Bear of the Year) Public Choice Awards.

It is exciting to note that there are 5, yes, that is 5 Steiff winners.

They include:

Old Boy Teddy Bear Steiff Bears EAN 682117 (shown above)

A Christmas Carol Teddy Bear Steiff Bears EAN 682056

Snoopy Flying Ace EAN 682070

Birdie Springtime Rabbit Steiff Bears EAN 682100

Kitten in A Mitten Ornament EAN 682063

We currently have both Old Boy and A Christmas Carol Teddy in stock. But we are sold out of Birdie Springtime Rabbit, and Snoopy Flying Ace and Kitten in A Mitten have not arrived yet from Steiff.

A fantastic Steiff selection of limited edition pieces sure to please any Steiff Bear collector!

Quote of the Day - "No longer forward nor behindI look in hope and fear;But grateful take the good I find,The best of now and here." - John G. Whittier