Thursday, November 12, 2009

What's Hot...

Well this past weekend found collectors on the hunt again. The hard to find item was the absolutely adorable Hallmark Cookie Sheet Countdown / Advent Magnet Calendar set.

Once again local stores received a VERY limited supply and sold out quickly leaving collectors disappointed and on the hunt. Based on the results of the three Hallmark Keepsake events, I would suggest NOT waiting for any special ornaments. I think that any collectors who take a chance on getting that "special" ornament on sale after Christmas, may be very disappointed this year. Based on the limited edition quantities it seems that Hallmark production numbers may have been reduced this year. Which will mean few items available at the end of the season.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Spooky Fall Warehouse Sale FUN

October 31st 2009
Fall Warehouse Sale
& Signing Event

A huge amount of fun (and BARGAIN shopping too!) was had by all last Halloween Saturday at the Hooked on Ornaments Fall Warehouse Sale and Signing Event. It was our biggest event ever and we were joined by collectors from near and far. We were also very happy to welcome some Hallmark Keepsake notables that joined us as well!

We were honored to have retired Hallmark Keepsake artist, Ed Seale join us. Ed signed ornaments that he sculpted, chatted with collectors, answered questions and shared stories from his years at Hallmark. Our Ed Seale prototype auction ended at the warehouse with three of the four winners present at the event. A huge "Thank You" to Ed for spending the day with us and for donating the prototypes for the charity auction. A portion of the proceeds of the auction went to Kansas City Harvesters - an organization that fights hunger in the Kansas City area.

We were also proud to welcome our special "surprise" guest - Hallmark Keepsake artist Lynn Norton! Lynn chatted with collectors and answered questions as well. Do you know what Lynn's first "sculpt" was? The 1991 Starship Enterprise! What a way to get started! Thank you so much for joining us again! We were also pleasantly surprised to welcome Hallmark Keepsake Artist Joanne Eschrich and former Hallmark Keepsake Artist Chris Webb!

Again a HUGE thanks to everyone who joined us! If you would like to see these photos and more from last Saturday's sale -
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