Thursday, July 5, 2007

SUMMER WAREHOUSE SALE a HUGE SUCCESS & A LOT OF FUN!


We weren't sure how many collectors would stop by during our "off season" Summer Warehouse sale...but we're happy to report attendence was excellent.
Collectors scooped up bargains on the dozens of Sale Tables.
And, many "wish list ornaments" we crossed off the list. If the wanted ornaments weren't on the Sale Tables, we pulled them from our inventory shelves,
and sold them at low sale prices! Yes, EVERYTHING under our Roof was on Sale!
Refreshments, door prize drawings, discount coupons, and ornament collecting chat were enjoyed by all.
Our thanks to each of you that attended.
We had so much fun...we plan to DO IT AGAIN...in OCTOBER.
Watch for a date to be announced later this summer, and if you are in the Kansas City area plan to join us for the OCTOBER FALL WAREHOUSE SALE!

Hooked on Hallmark Top Ten 2007 Ornaments

Nicki's 2007 ORNAMENT FAVORITES!
Like you, we spend hours enjoying the 2007 Dream Book, and are anxously awaiting the July 14-15 Ornament Premier.

WHAT WILL BE HOT? WHICH ONES WILL SELL OUT EARLY? We're asked those questions often and we don't have a clue... it's far to early to tell. The Licenced Ornaments such as, Barbies, Lionels, Harleys, Star Trek, Star Wars, Disney and Warner Brothers are always popular...
but most ornaments we selected for our TOP TEN list are those that are "Hallmark Artist Inspired Creations"

Our TOP TEN picks...

CHOCOLATE MOOSE, from the tip of his fork antlers to his chocolate hoofs...he brings out the Chocolate Lover in us!

HOLIDAY FRIDGE, We can't wait to peak inside!

BAKE SHOP 2nd in the Noelville Series, this gingerbread Bake Shop looks yummy and fun!

CHATTY CATHY brings back happy "baby boomer" memories as our first talking doll, it will be fun to hear her voice again!

ALWAYS REMEMBERED Dove a beautiful way to honor memories of a special loved one.

JOY TO THE WORLD ANGELS, these mini angels are unique & beautiful.

A WORLD OF HOPE, this colorful UNICEF benefit ornament inspires us!

MERRY MUSIC FOR SANTA, we'll sing along as Santa's player piano plays six festive songs

SANTA'S SWEET RIDE, 1st in a new series. Just when we thought he had given up driving...Here Comes Santa...AGAIN...this time delivering gifts in a sugar car, what will he drive next?

REINDEER, 2nd in the Yuletide Treasures series, we weren't crazy about the #1 Santa in this series, but love the colors, design & motion of this reindeer...maybe this series will continue to surprise us.

Rhonda's Top Ten

Just like you I can't wait until the Dreambook comes each year so I can spend hours looking at the new ornaments. Each time I thumb through the pages I find another treasure that I can't possibly live without. With that said here are my Top Ten Favorites for today in the order that they are found in the 2007 Hallmark Dreambook . . .

Holiday Fridge - absolutely adorable and a perfect compliment to the Christmas Cookies stove! (I love a tree in the kitchen)

Noelville #2 Bakeshop - oh it looks yummy, this series is really cooking up some fun display ideas

Chocolate Moose - what can you say, he is just irresistable

Yuletide Treasures #2 Reindeer - I love the colors and elegant design of this reindeer.

Snowy Mountain Lodge - okay, I'm always a sucker for the elaborate magic ornaments and this one looks beautiful - it'll probably stay out all year long!

North Pole Pilsner - check it out, you can pull each bottle out of the six pack to read the labels!

See n Say - this one reminds me of my childhood as well as my childrens' - I can't wait to pull the string.

Puppy Love #17 - it's my all time favorite series and this little guy needs to come home with me

Joy to the World Angels - the colors on these beautiful angels are wonderful! I can't wait to see a miniature tree sporting them!

Snow Buddies Anniversary Edition - okay, I know it's not in the Dreambook - but I adore this Limited Edition ornament. Another of my favorite series - the snowman's top hat just makes him a must have for me