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Friday, January 30, 2009
Had a wonderful dinner last night at the Palms with Berkley and Lindsey. The food was fantastic and the conversation never ending. New York has been great but it will be wonderful to get back to the foothills.
See you there.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Today was another busy one. First I got to fight the snow/rain/slush that started last night and was still continuing as of 6 p.m. Stepping into a slush puddle that comes up over your ankles certainly makes you move quickly.
At the show we picked up some beautiful German mouth blown glass ornaments, some brightly colored cocoa sweets, new additions to our annual Christmas Advent Calendar collection, and some bright and colorful re-usable tote bags. For our future consideration we found a number of stylish handbags, along with some nice guy accessories. We will certainly be looking to bring them into the store.
Now it’s time for dinner.
See you tomorrow.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Many of the items below will soon be arriving at the store. In fact they may get there before I do.
New Art Cubes,
Beautiful hand-cast and hand-painted pewter from Wilhelm Schweizer,
Alicia Klein Taxi Wallets and newly designed bags for that busy woman,
And some great new puzzles and books.
Of course, coming for the holiday season we have some brand new hand-made German Christmas items, (Pyramids, Smokers, Nutcrackers and Ornaments), and Polish mouth blown glass.
No doubt there will be more tomorrow.
Monday, January 26, 2009
In terms of the Gift Show, we have some beautiful new pieces of art glass coming in from Robert Held as well as an untold number of those enameled art boxes that are so popular with so many of our customers. In addition, from Hebi Arts we are bringing in some beautiful lacquer Heart Vases for Valentines Day along with some contemporary Lacquer Plates and Accent Mirrors.
I also had time tonight to attend Late Night with Conan O’Brien, courtesy of our son Berkley who writes for Conan’s show.
So it has been a busy day/night and I am ready to sit back and relax.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Another cold day in the city, but it was warm and delightful inside the Gift Show. Saw a number of new and interesting items:
Some premium wooden jigsaw puzzles. Each puzzle contains a number of charming whimsical pieces and no two pieces in a puzzle are the same.
Speaking of puzzles, I found some reproductions of a type of puzzle traditionally forged by blacksmiths. These puzzles are mechanical in nature and require old-fashion problem solving.
The store will have some new kaleidoscopes coming in. If you haven’t seen our kaleidoscopes before you will need to come in and take a look.
And of course a new supply of those beautiful real leaves dipped in gold, silver, or iridescent copper are on their way.
Well, so much for this third day in The Big Apple.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Had a great dinner last night at a Turkish restaurant. Tonight it's Belgian food. You've got to love the food here in NYC.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Since the holidays we've taken some time to rearrange the items in the store. Of course we continue to carry the same high quality unique products you have come to expect, it just may be that you will find them in a different location within the store. If you don't see what you are after - just ask. Kate, Linda, John or Deanna will be happy to help you. And don't forget we are always happy to special order items for you. Just tell us what you are looking for and we will do our best to find it for you. We take pride in the customer service we provide.
New York International Gift Show
John will be off to New York within the next week. He plans to bring you a day-by-day description of what he sees and finds at the show. So check daily to see what's happening. (Berkley, John and Deanna's son, is hoping that John will carry some of this warm California weather to Manhattan as well. Berkley says it's the price of room and board at his apartment.)