Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Lots going on this week at Hooked on Ornaments. Let's start by mentioning our new Rafflecopter Giveaway. Hooked on Ornaments and Tweedledee Baby are giving away $100. We'll select two winners - one will receive a $50 Hooked on Ornaments Gift Certificate and one will receive a $50 Tweedledee Baby Gift Certificate. All you have to do to enter is "Like" both Facebook pages via the Rafflecopter giveaway.
 
 
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We've found pictures and information on a few new 2013 ornaments.
 
 
First In Series: We've previously shown pictures of the new Heavenly Belles and North Pole Tree Trimmers, but we were excited to see three more new series! including a series for Halloween!
 
 
Heavenly Belles
Highly detailed and artfully crafted, this new Hallmark Keepsake ornament series will feature child-like angels paired with favorite holiday icons and designed as a porcelain bell.

 
North Pole Tree TrimmersEach ornament in this new Keepsake ornament series will feature a member of Santa's elite tree trimming team. There will be a repaint version of this ornament available at the 2013 National KOC "Hangin With Your Buddies" event.
 
Santa CertifiedThis new Hallmark ornament series will feature the best of Santa's hand made gifts.
First in the series is a locomotive. 
 
Cool IciclesThis new ornament series will feature icicles topped by a festive figure. First in the series for 2013 is a snowman. He looks quite dapper with his top hat, scarf and pipe.
 
Happy HalloweenThe first Halloween series! This new series will feature ornaments depicting a spooky scene. First in the series features a cute witch on broomstick inside what appears to be a jack-o-lantern "panorama ball."
 
 
We don't have any pictures, but we have heard that there are at least two series ending this year - Kringleville and Mickey's Christmas Carol.
 
Hallmark has unveiled a few more ornaments on the Keepsake Ornament Club pages:
 
Three from Julie Forsyth
 
Beautiful Ballerina
 
 
Ballerina Dreams
 
 
Cinderelly! Cinderelly!
 
 
And a few more sneak peeks:
 
The Band Concert
Slide lever to see the ornament illuminate, simple animation and to hear music from the "William Tell Overture." Features photocells printed around the perimeter from the 1935 cartoon short - "The Band Concert."
 
A Light Snack Taz
Oh no Taz! Taz has swallowed part of the light string!
Press button to see the lights glow inside Taz's tummy.
 
Lionel Train #18
2037 Steam Locomotive
 
 
 
I'll be out on vacation next week, so no blog article; but I imagine everyone will be busy watching their mailboxes for the 2013 40th Anniversary - KOC Edition Dreambook. Word is they will be on their way to KOC members next week.
 
 
Until next time,
Happy Collecting!

 


 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Carlton Heirloom Christmas Ornaments

Hooked on Ornaments is delighted to announce that this fall we will add Carlton Heirloom Christmas ornaments to our product line.
 
 
Our selection for the first year will focus on the Licensed Properties. Carlton Heirlooms will offer Barbie and Hot Wheels, which were previously available through Hallmark. 2013 is the 25th Anniversary of the Holiday Barbie Doll and the First in Series Carlton Heirloom Holiday Barbie Christmas ornament commemorates the anniversary with a special charm attached to the ornament. There are a number of Barbie ornaments in the offering including the African American Holiday Barbie, Pink & Pretty – First in the Vintage Fashion series, Prima Ballerina, Mariposa and more...


Carlton Heirloom ornaments also offers several other popular licensed properties that will appeal to ornament collectors of all ages. We think you’ll find a little something for everyone on your list. Here are some of the ornaments that will be included in the Carlton Heirloom line available this fall:

  • Ornaments featuring music – Elvis, The Beatles, Wicked, Taylor Swift
  • For the Girls: Barbie, Hello Kitty, Dora the Explorer, My Little Pony
  • For the Boys: Transformers, Hot Wheels, Thomas the Tank Engine, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • For Everyone: Sesame Street, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, SpongeBob, Julius the Monkey
  • Classics: Coca Cola, Betty Boop, Pillsbury, Garfield, Godzilla
 
   
 
 


We will also have a few of the regular line ornaments to expand our offering for Baby’s First Christmas, New Home and Our First Christmas Together.



More details will be revealed as we start adding the items to the database. We can't wait to offer the Carlton Heirloom ornaments at Hooked on Ornaments!
 
Until Next Time, Happy Collecting!
Rhonda

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Carlton Heirloom Barbie Ornaments

We had a chance to see a flyer this weekend for the 2013 Barbie ornaments from Carlton. Excuse the quality of the images, I'm afraid it's the best we can do; but I know that you'll be as interested to see the new Barbie ornaments as we were. Carlton is offering a number of Barbie ornaments including a 1st in Series Holiday Barbie, African American Holiday Barbie and a 1st in Series Vintage Fashion Barbie. Without further adieu....



 
Holiday Barbie: "This beautiful 1st in series ornament is inspired by the annual Holiday Barbie Doll being sold in stores everywhere. 2013 is the 25th anniversary of the doll and is commemorated with a special charm attached to the ornament. (Offering includes African American Holiday Barbie.)
 

Pink and Pretty: 1st in our new Vintage Fashion series.
Everything about her is chic, including her faux fur edged robe.
 

1959 Debut Barbie: Barbie collectors everywhere will recognize this accurately designed homage to the original Barbie doll introduced in 1959.
 

Sophisticated Lady: Barbie's elegance abounds with this opulent evening gown and coat. Every exquisite detail portrays sophistication.

 


Prima Ballerina: Poised on stage with a classic tutu and silver tiara, Prima Ballerina is ready for her encore performance.

Happy Collecting!
Rhonda