Friday, October 23, 2015

Four-Month Old Pomeranians Enjoying Their Breakfast

Just about everything they do is absolutely adorable.  Justin and Madison, 4 month old Pomeranians eating their breakfast.  Crunch, crunch!

Quote of the Day - "The man is happiest who lives from day to day and asks no more, garnering the simple goodness of life." - Euripides

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Arriving Soon - Paola Reina Dolls Handmade in Spain

We are thrilled in becoming an authorized retailer of Paola Reina Dolls.  What refreshing news - they are handmade in Spain and all materials are sourced from Europe.

All dolls are vinyl and are phalate-free and the collections we will be carrying range in size from 12-1/2 inches to 19 1/2 inches tall.  The following collections will initially be offered to customers but we expect to be expanding into other lines as time goes on.

Las Amigas Dolls -
All Las Amigas dolls have articulating arms, legs, and heads and can be placed in both standing and sitting positions.  These beautiful handmade dolls feature large expressive eyes which do not close, lush eyelashes and hair.  These vinyl dolls are soft to the touch yet durable, feature Paola Reina’s light vanilla scent and are phthalate free. All Las Amigas dolls stand 12.5inch (32cm) in height.

Soy Tu Dolls -
All Soy Tu dolls have articulating arms, legs, and heads and can be placed in both standing and sitting positions.  These unique handmade dolls feature large eloquent eyes that close when the doll is laid down or tilted backward.  Soy Tu dolls also have long and lush hair that is easily brushed and styled.  Soy Tu vinyl dolls are soft to the touch yet durable, feature Paola Reina’s light vanilla scent and are phthalate free.  All Soy Tu dolls stand 15.7inch (40cm) in height.

Las Reinas de Paola Dolls -
All Las Reinas dolls have articulating arms, legs, heads, and joints; their knees and elbows bend and their wrists and feet can turn.  Las Reinas dolls can be placed in either a standing or seated position.  These charmingly beautiful handmade dolls have large eloquent eyes, which do not close and are trimmed with lush eyelashes.  Their life-like hair can easily be brushed and styled.  Las Reinas vinyl dolls are soft to the touch yet durable, feature Paola Reina’s light vanilla scent and are phthalate free.  All Las Reinas dolls stand 23.6inch (60cm) in height.

Los Ninos Dolls -
All Los Niños dolls have movable arms, legs, and heads and can be placed in a seated position.  These charming handmade dolls feature large, sparkling eyes that are trimmed with thick eyelashes.  Los Niños dolls also have thick, lush hair that can easily be brushed and styled.  Los Niños have soft yet durable vinyl heads, arms and legs and a soft stuffed body making them perfect to hug and snuggle.  All Los Niños dolls feature Paola Reina’s light vanilla scent and stand 19.6inch (50 cm) in height.

Marcos & Laura Dolls -
Marcos & Laura are Paola Reina’s largest soft bodied dolls.  Both Marcos and Laura have movable arms, legs, and heads and can be placed in a seated position.  These beautifully handmade dolls feature large, sparkling eyes that close when the doll is laid down or tilted backward and are trimmed with thick eyelashes.  Marcos and Laura dolls also have thick, lush hair that can easily be brushed and styled.  Marcos and Laura have soft yet durable vinyl heads, arms and legs and a soft stuffed body making them perfect to hug and snuggle.  Marcos and Laura dolls feature Paola Reina’s light vanilla scent and stand 23.6inch (60 cm) in height.

Please stay tuned as we expect our first shipment to be received in the very near future

(A video is attached that details how Paola Reina Dolls are made in Spain).

Quote of the Day - "Nothing of character is really permanent but virtue and personal worth." - Daniel Webster

Friday, October 9, 2015

Announcing Charlie Bears Part 2 Isabelle Anniversary Collection!

It just keeps getting better and better with Charlie Bears!  Announcing their Part 2 Isabelle Anniversary Collection,  Please stay tuned!  There are so many gorgeous bears that we can't possibly decide which is our favorite.

Per Charlie:

"I am a huge believer in fate, as anyone who knows me will tell you.
Things often happen in life that feel instantly right and if you are lucky
and recognise this at the time you can follow your heart and realise your
It was exactly like this when one of Isabelle’s gorgeous creations chose
me. I feel hugely privileged to be working alongside Isabelle who has an
innate ability to create the most wonderful bears.
So to finish our milestone celebration we have again looked to our
collectors for their favourites from our magical mohair range over the
last decade, since Isabelle and I first met in 2005.
Not one who likes to be told when to “stop” and “no really Charlie that’s
enough!!” – I still believe there is always room for one more bear so I
have even managed to sneak in a few very small new additions to make 
this Christmas one never to forget."

So well put, and we here at Beacon's Glow Collectibles feel blessed to have the opportunity to be a Charlie Bears stockist.

Quote of the Day - "In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet." - Albert Schweitzer

Monday, October 5, 2015

Thank you for your Hats 4 Hope donations!

Preparing the last Hats 4 Hope shipment of hand-crocheted preemie hats for this year.  175 donated preemie hats and counting. . . I so enjoy crocheting these hats for this very worthwhile cause.

Thanks so much for all of your donations while checking out on the Beacon's Glow Collectibles website. It has enabled me to buy large quantities of very nice baby yarn for the hats.

Quote of the Day - "Dreams seldom materialize on their own." - Dian Fossey

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Three Month Old Pomeranians Learning to Sit and Stay

Justin and Madison, both 3 month old Poms, are just about all I am talking about these days.  They are so much fun to watch and both are so very lovable and cuddly.

Each has their own distinct personalities and as time passes, each of them reveals another cute personality trait.

They both have truly brought a lot of joy into our household and I can't imagine life without them.

Quote of the Day - "No man is happy who does not think himself so." - Publicius Syrus

Friday, September 18, 2015

My Twelve Week Old Pomeranians (Justin and Madison) at Play

These two adorable Pomeranian puppies were supposed to be settling down for bed, but decided that they had one more burst of energy to get out of their systems.  The chase is over a chew stick by the way.

The noise in the background is a white noise machine to help them sleep.  And of course, the barking and noises are compliments of Madison, the little sable puppy, who just likes to be vocal most of the time. (She even makes a sound when she yawns after a nap :)).

They are both growing and so very happy.  Getting a bit more active week by week.

Quote of the Day - "The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit." - Nelson Henderson

Friday, September 4, 2015

Invitation to the Charlie Bears 10th Anniversary Birthday Party!

Saturday, November 14, 2015, marks the official day of Charlie Bear's 10th Anniversary.

To mark this very special event, we will be carrying limited edition Charlie Bear anniversary goodie boxes that can be purchased from us November 14th onward. Each goodie box will be priced at $89.95.

All goodie boxes will contain a limited edition secret Anniversary Birthday Bear, and goodies that are unique to each box.

We will reveal the identify of the secret Anniversary Bear at 9:00 am on November 14th.

Please give us a call or email us if you are interested in reserving a Charlie Bear goodie box.  As mentioned previously, these are limited editions and we expect that they will sell out fast.

Thanks for your support and sharing our love of Charlie Bears!

Quote of the Day - "The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do, well." - Henry W. Longfellow

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Introducing Madison and Justin, 8-week Old Pomeranian Puppies

Madison and Justin finally reached their 8-week old mark, and came home with me on Friday, August 21st.

The 3 of us are currently getting used to each other's schedules, but it is going fantastically.

Both puppies are absolutely adorable, lovable, and so affectionate.  Who could ask for any more in life?

Hope that you enjoy the video links -

Adorable Pomeranian Puppies

9 Week Old Pomeranians Having Fun

Quote of the Day - "A light heart lives long." - William Shakespeare

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Kaycee Bears Dragon Arriving Soon!

Hope that all of you have had a terrific Summer. Guess that it is still very hot in most parts of the country, and all of the kids are heading back to school.  A very quiet time in the collectible world, that is for sure.

Hoping to hear from Charlie Bears soon that a shipment from their 2015 10th Anniversary Collection is on its way.

But we are excited to announce that the first (of 12 dragons) from Kelsey of Kaycee Bears will be arriving soon.  His name is Chaos and he is the largest of all of the dragons.

He is a magnificent 33-inch long dragon made from a vibrant orange plush with orange-yellow accents.

Can't wait to see him in person!

Quote of the Day - "Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud." - Maya Angelou

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Charlie Bear Summer Special

For a limited time, a Charlie Bear Travel Buddy will be included with your Charlie Bear purchases $100 and above.  (Please indicated your color preference in the "Comments" section of the Beacon's Glow shopping cart.)  If not, we will pick out a color for you.

These little teddies are perfect to sit in your car console, or possibly in your suitcase while you are travelling?  They are adorably soft and as small enough, that they can go just about anywhere.

Quote of the Day - "Reputation is for time; character is for eternity" - JB Gough

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Charlie Bears Closing for Summer Break

It is quite refreshing to know that some companies still take the time and initiative to give all employees a summer break.  That is the case with Charlie Bears in the UK.  The Bearhouse (as they call it) will close from June 19 - July 6.

We will be receiving in one more shipment before that time and we expect many more collectible bears and critters to ship towards the end of July and well into the August time frame.

These are the bears that will be arriving next week before the summer shutdown:

Befuddle CB151556
Charlotte CB151507
Chutchy Face CB159045S
Ian CB151570
Kenzie CB151571
Knole BB153046A
Raglan BB153040A
Rainbow CB159047S
Secrets CB159099S
Terry CB151579

Please stay tuned!

Quote of the Day - "Knowledge is the treasure but judgement is the treasurer of a wise man." - William Penn

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Eyes of Texas Dolls to Expand Offerings

Brenda Mize, Owner of Beacon's Glow Collectibles and Eyes of Texas Dolls, will soon be creating 14 inch doll with cloth bodies.  As with her 12-inch dolls currently for sale, she will be using the famous Dianna Effner doll molds.  Dianna is an amazing sculptor and the faces on all of her dolls are both endearing, innocent, and sweet.

This is a new endeavor for Brenda but she is certainly up to the challenge.  Instead of solid bodies, these dolls will have a cloth body with armature for posing.

Additionally, research is currently being made to create dresses for these dolls as well.

Please stay tuned!

(Pictured above are 3 of Brenda's favorite Eyes of Texas Dolls).

Quote of the Day - "Hope is the dream of the waking man." - French Proverb

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Great Mystery. . . Kaycee Bears to Introduce a Special Edition for Beacon's Glow Collectibles

We are very excited to announce that Kaycee Bears is working on the prototype for the Special Edition teddy for Beacon's Glow Collectibles.  We hope to see the actual prototype in the next couple of weeks and from that point, the bears will be handmade in the UK as always.

Kelsey from Kaycee Bears is an amazing and very special individual by the way.  It is wonderful that the popularity of her bears and animals is steadily increasing day by day.  We are so pleased to hear this and to also get the special opportunity to be one of her very few US stockists (aka retailers).

After being in business for almost 12 years and never being offered a special limited edition item, we are all very excited about this special opportunity.

Please stay tuned as we will most probably be providing a sneak peek of  this very special teddy.

Quote of the Day - "Happiness if not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling." - Margaret Lee Runbeck

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Update on Charlie Bears 10th Anniversary Bear Collection

We would like to share an update on the Charlie Bears 10th Anniversary Special Bear Collection.  There are 10 bears from this Collection pictured on page 3 of the 10th Anniversary catalog (including the mystery bear).

Retailers will be able to order the following for their customers:

  • Anniversary Isabelle
  • Anniversary Lewis
  • Anniversary Mia
  • Anniversary Woody

These adorable little teddybears are expected to start shipping from the Charlie Bear Bearhouse sometime in October.  (Please let us know if you would like for us to reserve any of these for you).

Unfortunately, we were informed that the following bears will ONLY be sold on QVC UK.  (We hope that stockists will get the opportunity in the future to order these as well).  Here is hoping!

  • Anniversary Anna
  • Anniversary Carol
  • Anniversary Ethan
  • Anniversary Mystery Bear
  • Anniversary Ross
  • Anniversary Slothy Joe

Quote of the Day - "Change your thoughts and you change your world." - Norman Vincent Peale

Monday, May 11, 2015

Charlie Bears Retirement List

The Charlie Bears Bearhouse announced on May 5th, 2015, that these bears will soon be retired.  We have many of them in stock but this will be your last opportunity to order them.  

Charlie Bears Plush characters

Isabelle Mohair characters
Jack Dusty 
Mr Toots 

Minimo characters
Diddly Doo


As always, please let us know if you have any questions or need photos taken, as we will do our best to assist you as quickly as possible!

Quote of the Day - "Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud." - Maya Angelou

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Introducing Katie Country Bears

We are pleased to get the opportunity to offer handmade teddy bears and animals from the very talented UK bear artist, Kay Holroyd. Incidentally she has been creating these tiny teddies since 2007.

These adorable Katie Country Bears are usually tiny 5 inch bears but once in a while Kay will produce a larger 7 inch bear.  Each teddy is made from either mohair, alpaca or Tissavel fur.

Many of Kay's bears wear a cute bobble hat that has been hand-knit from Kay's friend who lives in Spain.

We have received in one shipment of these bears (consisting of 8 different bears and one elephant) and all have been sold with the exception of 1!  So pleased to hear that Kay is shipping us a small number of bears now and then a larger order will be soon to follow.

Trust us in that they are even cuter in person! Please stay tuned for our next shipment!

Quote of the Day - "We know what we are, but know not what we may be." - William Shakespeare

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Charlie Bear Travel Buddies Arriving Soon!

We are pleased to announce that we have an order of Charlie Bear Travel Buddies that will be arriving soon.

Each Travel Buddy Bear is named after a famous traveler or explorer.  We were sure to include the background story for each of these collectable teddy bears on the Beacon's Glow website.

Six little buddies will be arriving in the near future to include:  Armstrong (a grey teddy); Hilary (a raspberry colored teddy); Livingstone (a lilac teddy); Oates (a putty brown teddy); Scott (a light blue teddy); and Shackleton (a green teddy).

Each bear is an adorable 4-1/2 inches and is made from the finest, cuddly soft plush fur.

Every Travel Buddy is intended to be small enough to take with you wherever you go, and each comes with their own travel box. All are very reasonably priced.

Quote of the Day - "Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence." - Vince Lombardi

Friday, April 17, 2015

Kaycee Bear Dragons Taking the World by Storm!

We have heard through the grapevine that the popularity of Kelsey Cunningham's dragons (owner of Kaycee Bears) are being highly sought after by collectors.

As hopefully you might know, Kaycee Bears and critters are designed by Kelsey in the UK and entirely created in the UK.  That is certainly refreshing news these days.

Rumour has it that Hamleys (a huge toy store that can easily be compared to FAO Swartz in the US) put out 5 of these adorable plush dragons at night and all were gone by 2 pm the next day.

Beacon's Glow Collectibles will be getting in three of these very collectible dragons in the next 6-8 weeks.  We are so excited to be getting this opportunity as in the past, Kelsey's dragons had already sold out in the UK before we got to see them here in the US.

The names of these cuties are Grifter (a greenish-brown dragon), Fire Storm (a red and yellow dragon), and Cloud Dancer (a very pretty mauve colored dragon).

If you might be interested in any of these, please email us at info@beaconsglow,com and we will be sure to reserve one for you.  We expect that they will truly sell out very quickly once we receive them in.

Kaycee Bears - Handmade with Love and Care in England!

Quote of the Day - "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." - Francis of Assisi

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Introducing "Eyes of Texas" Dolls

Brenda, Owner of Beacon's Glow Collectibles, has been at it again.  Her latest endeavor is creating her "Eyes of Texas" Dolls hand-poured and hand-finished with the world-famous Dianna Effner doll molds.

She finds that she thoroughly enjoys paining the dolls eyes and this is truly what makes them unique and truly a collectible.

Each doll stands approximately 12 inches tall and each wears a hand-sewn sleeveless dress and pair of panties.

Every doll comes with pierced earrings (attached), pair of woven socks, white Mary Jane shoes, and a tiny brown plush teddy bear.  (Can you determine the brand of the teddy bear?)

Brenda will continue to fine tune her sewing skills and proceed with more complicated dresses and outfits for the dolls.

Please stay tuned!

Eyes of Texas Dolls - "It's All In the Eyes"

Quote of the Day - "Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.  The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time". - Thomas Edison

Friday, February 6, 2015

Another Hats 4 Hope Donation

A shipment of our quarterly goal of 25 preemie baby hats are headed on their way to the Hats 4 Hope organization.  This puts our total number of hand-crocheted hats donated at 125 and counting.  (We plan on donating at least 100 hats per year as a goal).

For those of you who have donated monies during checkout, thank you!  Your money has all gone towards the purchase of yarn to crochet these little hats.

It is great that MSNBC's heartwarming "Making a Difference" series has still kept Suzy's (founder of Hats 4 Hope) news spotlight online.

Thanks again for your continued support!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Kaycee Bears - An Uncertain Future

Happy New Year!

We were extremely pleased to get the opportunity to carry Kaycee Bears in 2014.  These amazing creations are handmade in the UK by founder, Kelsey Cunningham. (And the company is just wonderful to work with).

But we were saddened to hear that Kelsey will most probably be losing sight in one of her eyes.

This might have a profound effect on upcoming 2015 Kaycee Bear introductions.

We will keep you updated as soon as we hear of any updates from Kelsey.  We so hope that Kelsey can recuperate from her condition.