Getting ready for our Steiff Event has kept me on the go! It is this Friday! Call us and let us know if you are able to attend - or have questions. It's at the Glendale Civic Center, just 2 blocks from the shop, in the Annex building. It starts at 6:30 and Chuck Steffes & Claire Steiff Meisel will be our very special guests. Chuck is bringing some of his pieces and a very, very special Steiff item. I can't wait to see what it is - he has not given me any hints!
If you aren't a Steiff collector, come on down to Glendale Saturday. It is the annual Fireman's Parade and Muster. It is a bunch of fun! The parade includes trucks of all ages and sizes and from all the different communities near Phoenix. It's as close to a small town parade as we are going to get here in town.
Tidbits from Tug:
He passed his test!! Congratulations to Tug & John Dean!! It is quite an achievement and we are very happy for them and their team.
New in the shop:
From Steiff - Sophia the Angel bear, she wears a sheer blue dress. Joseph in his Technicolor Coat, the bear is beautiful.
From Gund - some of their Comfy Cosy and Huggy Buddy items for baby, these are different sizes and coordinate with the Snugapuffs. And a monkey from GundFun, Mongo - he sings "If You're Happy and You Know It Clap Your Hands" and claps along to the song.
Pick of the week times 2:
Linda - Clementine Homespun Quiltin Bee Bear from Boyds and Joseph in his Technicolor Coat.
Valerie - Snow White coloring book from Nana Banana and the Animal & Friends watercolor set from Schylling. The pictures in the coloring book are fantastic & the paper is nice and heavy for watercolors, markers, etc.
We hope to see many of you Friday night and Saturday. If you aren't able to come, well, try to visit soon, the bears love the company.