Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Season Home Valentine Inspiration

Eileen at the Seasonal Home has posted some fun Valentine decor pictures. Be sure to visit the Seasonal Home blog for lots of fun ideas and inspiration!

Friday, January 27, 2012

2012 Hallmark Club Member Exclusive Ornaments

Hallmark Keepsakes recently unveiled the 2012 Hallmark Club Member Exclusive ornaments and we are very excited to share the news here on the Hooked on Ornaments blog!

(Christmas Window sculpted by Nina Aube, Who-o-o Doesn't Love Snow sculpted by Tammy Haddix, Notable Nutcracker sculpted by Joanne Eschrich)

The 2012 Keepsakes of Membership include Christmas Windows #10 "Jangles", Who-o-o Doesn't Love Snow (appears to be a Snow Buddies Complement) and Notable Nutcracker (a nice complement to the 2003 Nutcracker Soldier and 2004 Nutcracker King - previous Club Nutcrackers.)

Remember, you are allowed to pick two Keepsakes of Membership with your paid Keepsake Ornament Club (KOC) membership. You can add the third ornament for the regular price.

KOC members are eligible to purchase limited quanities (1 per membership, per event) of the following Keepsake Ornament Club exclusives:

2012 Hallmark Ornament Premiere (July 14-15, 2012)
"Stunning in the Spotlight Barbie"
Scuplted by Patricia Andrews
Porcelain and Fabric - 4 1/2" H

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2012 - September 8, 2012 Release
Santas Around the World - Netherlands
Sculpted by Edythe Kegrize
Handgrafted and porcelain - 4 1/4" H

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2012 Hallmark Ornament Debut (Oct 6-7, 2012)
Christmas Angel
Sculpted by Sue Tague
Handcrafted - 3 1/4" H

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2012 Hallmark Holiday Open House (Nov 2-4, 2012)
Nostalgic Houses & Shops - Public Library
Sculpted by Don Palmiter
Handcrafted - 4" H

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Additional Ornaments Available

Once you join the Keepsake Ornament Club for 2012, you can purchase these club exclusive ornaments while supplies last. Ordering information will be included with your Membership ornaments.

Sweet Angel Cake sculpted by Ruth Donikowski and Mrs. Claus' Cupboard Repaint

In-Store Signing Event Pieces

In April, Hallmark Keepsakes will announce the locations for the 2012 In-Store signings.
The two signing pieces will be available at each event. They coordinate quite well with Mrs. Claus' Cupboard.

During July, many people (non-Hallmark collectors) complain that July is too early for Christmas ornaments to be on retailer shelves. If they only knew how excited I get with each new ornament unveiled in January to March. I've barely gotten my ornaments packed safely away and I'm already excited about the new line of ornaments yet to be released. It's a little like Christmas morning, each newly revealed ornament is a little gift. The wonderful thing about being a collector is; I get the same 'new' thrill when I get to see that same ornament in person for the first time.

Watch the blog, the website and Facebook - we'll do our best to keep you posted with all of the latest Hallmark news.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Hallmark Little Gallery Pewter Plates

Hallmark's LITTLE GALLERY... Premier Quality, Exquisite Detail...Simply Beautiful.
Hallmark's Little Gallery items are in the "vintage" category these days, thus many of today's Hallmark collectors are unaware of these beautiful, ultimate quality pieces.

The Little Gallery line was introduced in the early 1970s and was discontinued in early 1990s. Considered the ultimate collectibles and gifts, hundreds of items were offered, including pewter figurines, glass items, pewter plates, dolls and more.
Today, lets take a look at the Little Gallery Pewter Plates...

The 1977, first in the series of thirteen Christmas Pewter plates was designed by Robert Haas.  All twelve of the subsequent plates were designed by legendary Hallmark Artist, Mary Hamilton, and engraved by a variety of artists including Don Palmiter and Dill Rhodus.

Limited editions of just 17,500 or less were produced.

The six-inch Christmas plates were produced in New England and were cast of the finest pewter, with 92% tin for the highest possible luster. All are hand finished to achieve delicate shading and intricate detail.

In 1977, the first year, the pewter plates were listed at a retail price of $39, with increases in the retail price each year until reaching a plateau of $60 in 1980.

In addition to the Mary Hamilton Christmas series, the Little Galleries line also offered a series of six Special Days plates.

Check out the BEAUTIFUL Little Gallery items at http://www.hookedonhallmark.com/Little-Gallery-_c_534.html and enjoy a 20% discount using coupon code GALLERY now thru Jan 31, 2012.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Fabulous Friday Special Offer

This weekend only (Fri, Jan 20 - Mon, Jan 23) you can add the
2004 Santa Forever #1 "Twas the Night After Christmas"
(Regular price $19.95)
to your Hooked on Ornaments order totaling $20 or more for
the special price of
ONLY $2.95.

Just use coupon code BLJAN20 to add the item at the special price to your qualifying order.
Please limit one per customer.

Check back next Friday for a new Fabulous Friday Special Offer!