Monday, December 14, 2009

Little News on Charlie Bears

Well, it is now the third week of December and our promised, big boxes of Charlie Bears have not materialized. It is a big disappointment to many that they would not make good on their promises to deliver all Autumn bears to us by the holidays. We have yet to receive our initial plush order and have not been sent a single mohair piece.

I do have my health, family and friends to thank, though, for a wonderful year. They have all been very reliable and great to have around us. We have had a terrific 2009 and are looking towards a great 2010. We are very blessed and thankful for all of you!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Crossroads Teddy Show

We hope you all had a terrific Turkey Day! Thanksgiving is a wonderful American holiday and probably my favorite. It's great to focus on friends and family without all the stress which comes with other big holidays.

We had a great showing at the recent Crossroads Doll & Teddy Show at the Santa Clara Fairgrounds. We found some new homes for our lovely bears and hip new Toffee dolls.

We were able to help provide a very special kat to one of our friends. Jacqui Ellerton of Jac-Q-Lyn Bears created an awesome rendition of a flame-tipped Himalayan using some wonderfully soft and dense alpaca fur along with some of Jacqui's magical, artistic touches. Francois is an exceptional example of the personal attention and care Jacqui puts into every piece of work she creates. We are pleased and honored to represent her in North America.

Well, more Charlie Bears are arriving on Thursday. In the Charlie Bears Newsletter for December, they are still promising on-time delivery of all pre-orders before the holidays! I can't wait to meet them all, and I am sure you feel similarly.

We'll try and get some new photos up soon of the newest arrivals. Just check our IRL page or send us an email.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Well, It is now 12:19AM on Thanksgiving morning, and we are still up baking cakes, making pies and washing dishes for the big dinner later today. We always use this holiday to take extra time with family and friends and to appreciate just how fortunate and blessed we are. We hope that you are all having a wonderful holiday and eating way too much, too!:0)

We are expecting a few more plush Charlie Bears to be delivered soon. Adam, Alanna, Amy, Blair, Charlie 2010, Dodger, Harris, Haydn, Heath, Kenny and Ludo are on their way to us. We have been told to expect the balance of our Autumn Bears by mid-December.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Doug's Bears New Blog

Welcome! It's great to have you check out the new blog. We hope this will be a good way to share information, without overloading our collectors with too many marketing emails.

We have lots to share, as we have received a few shipments of terrific bears, hippos, ellies and others from Jacqui Ellerton at Jac-Q-Lyn Bears. We also have several new bumi bears and larger critters from mr Bear, Marion Gubbens.

Our next show is this Saturday at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, so we hope to see you all there. We'll try and take lots of pictures and share them on our IRL page.