02 July 2010

Holiday paper goods from the Winterthur collection



Caspari has a new line of paper goods inspired by artwork in the Winterthur collection. Items include napkins, plates and greeting cards. In the Victorian era, trade cards served as advertisements that were often collected and pasted into scrapbooks. The turkey is inspired by a lithographed trade card in the Thelma Seeds Mendsen Collection housed in the Winterthur Library.


Serenading angels framed in gold are among the Christmas images on lithographed greeting cards in the John and Carolyn Grossman Collection housed in the Winterthur library. In the second half of the 1800s, the new art of chromolithography brought a vividness to paper objects enjoyed by people of all ages.


In the Victorian era, lithographed pictures of angels and Christmas trees heralded best wishes for the holiday. This angel lights the candles while decorating a tree by moonlight. The image is among the lithographed greeting cards in the John and Carolyn Grossman Collection housed in the Winterthur library.


Images of Christmas Trees laden with toys, sugarplums, and candles are among the lithographed scraps in the John and Carolyn Grossman Collection housed in the Winterthur Library. In the second half of the 1800s, the new art of chromolithography brought a vividness to paper objects enjoyed by people of all ages.



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01 July 2010

Licensed decor from Winterthur

Among the many furnishings purchased for Winterthur are ceramics from the Staffordshire potteries in England. During the first half of the 1800s, the Adams and Sons factory produced earthenware dishes, which were hand-painted with a lively design of red roses and green leaves. Today referred to as “Adams’ Rose,” the dishes were listed as the “Pa. rose china 23” by H. F. du Pont, who used them for Christmas Eve dinners
Du Pont’s holiday tableware is the inspiration for the Adams’ Rose collection by Andrea by Sadek. The collection includes scalloped dishes, boxes, a tea-for-one set, mugs and planters.




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30 June 2010

Holiday totes, everyday jewelry

Calypso Studios Inc. is showing jewelry and holiday décor at the summer wholesale markets. The holiday S.H.O.P tote is a reusable bag that shows the user to be in the spirit of the season in an eco-fashionable way. S.H.O.P. means “ Start Helping Our Planet.”

The "Delicate Feathers" pattern is used on the everyday tote.

The multi-strand necklace and bracelet are from the Carnival Collection. The jewelry is made of hand-crafted glass, polished stones, and vibrant seed beads. Other jewelry items collections are Sundance and Imperial.



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29 June 2010

Garden chimes and bells

Woodstock Chimes’ latest collection is called Woodstock Rust. The 10-piece collection combines the company's sound and design (including wood and precious stone accents) with rusted metal features for a more contemporary look. The rust finish acts to warm-up the steel elements with an earthy, brown color and a weathered texture.
The collection includes a Temple Bell Trio (in turquoise and amber); Portrait chime (jade, amethyst, blue crystal, amber, and turquoise); Metalworks bell (a handcrafted steel bell); Victorian Garden chime (tuned to the peaceful patterns of Gregorian chant); and Butterfly Dancer (shows off the chime's uniquely shaped rod).

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28 June 2010

Ivystone Group Launches eCommerce Website

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Ivystone Group Launches eCommerce Website

Retailers to find enhanced functions on redesign site

June 28, 2010 (Exton, Pa) – National rep agency Ivystone Group announced it has just released a dramatically redesigned company website which offers retailers the ability to order many of their favorite lines.

The site, located at www.ivystone.com, offers retailers dozens of online catalogs where they can view products; buyers place orders for many of the lines right on the site. Ivystone.com also allows retailers to peruse special offers and market information. Ivystone is also setting up its sales team with personal web pages so retailers can read about what’s new and exciting in their particular regions.

“Retailers tell us they love to have options in how they most efficiently work with us,” said Doug Cofiell, CEO of Ivystone Group. “Many retailers love to sit down with their sales reps in their stores; others prefer to view and order products in their dens late at night. We support either option.”

Ivystone also operates a similar website for its home décor and accessories sales group, HomeStyle, at www.homestylesales.com. “We deliberately made the design, functionality and login information the same as our HomeStyle website,” noted Mr. Cofiell. “We know our retailers will spend time on both websites and we want their experiences to be easy on both.”

Vendors are also very excited about their sales and customer relationship building opportunities on the website. “Urban Rituelle is committed to building bridges with existing retailers and to new retailers,” said Clark Orlaska of Urban Rituelle. “Ivystone’s expanded web presence is a great way to support those goals and to create greater value for all in the MarketPlace.”

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About Ivystone

Ivystone Group is the leading professional sales organization serving retailers of gift products across the Northeast, Southeast, Southwest and Midwest. Ivystone merged January 1, 2010 with HomeStyle, the largest sales agency serving home décor retailers. The combined company is the largest sales and marketing group in the country. For more information, visit www.ivystone.com.

Dallas gift market selects new product winner

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Clothes and Go Selected as The Next Big Thing Winner
Dallas Market Center announces its national product search contest winner

DALLAS – June 28, 2010 – Dallas Market Center, the world’s most complete wholesale
marketplace, recently announced The Next Big Thing winner, Clothes and Go. The Next Big Thing is a national search for the best new products from throughout the country.
The winner was announced during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market on Saturday, June 26, and awarded a prize package worth more than $15,000 including $5,000 cash, exhibit space at the January 2011 Total Home & Gift Market, a feature profile in one of Dallas Market Center’s award-winning publications, and consultations from leading industry experts regarding branding, public relations, visual merchandising and much more.

“Clothes and Go is a great product that fulfills a compelling consumer need,” said Bill Winsor, president and CEO, Dallas Market Center. “We are thrilled to introduce them to the marketplace and to work with them over the next several months as they build a successful business.”

Clothes and Go was selected from three contest finalists including Sand Gone and Sutton Baking Cups. The finalists received airfare, hotel and exhibit space to show their products during Market in front of more than 50,000 attendees.

Clothes and Go, based in Dallas, Texas, is a unique solution for moving clothing on hangers. Clothes are removed from the closet on hangers, placed in the Clothes and Go bag and then easily carried and put in a vehicle. It eliminates the need for traditional moving boxes and hanging rods while taking a fraction of the time to move. Clothes and Go is made of durable, lightweight, water resistant material that includes ties to attach hangers, Velcro to secure the items, and handles to carry the bag over the shoulder.

Myra Prescott and Julie Tobolowsky, founders of Clothes and Go, are best friends and sisters-in-law. Between the two of them, they have moved several children back and forth to college as well as moved their families from home to home. They dreaded the challenge of moving clothes and decided to find a solution. After years of development, Clothes and Go was born.

For more information on The Next Big Thing finalists: Clothes and Go, www.clothesandgo.com, www.sandgone.com and www.suttongourmetpaper.com.

For additional information on the contest, visit www.dallasmarketcenter.com or e-mail
thenextbigthing@mcmcmail.com. Dallas Market Center will continue to host The Next Big Thing contest finalists in Dallas during its June Total Home & Gift Market. Information regarding next year’s contest will be available on the Web site soon.
Dallas Market Center holds four Total Home & Gift Markets (January, March, June and
September) and five Apparel & Accessories Markets (January, March, June, August and
October) each year. Retail buyers are offered new lines and products at Dallas Market Center throughout its permanent showrooms and temporary exhibition space.

Inspirational angel figurines

AngelStar is introducing its Angel Connections products at the summer markets. The collection includes 11 angel figurines and a magnetic wing design, which allows pieces to sit next to each other to create a "family" of angels.
The collection, consisting of male and female angels, features slots in the angel wings, which can hold photos or cutouts of heartfelt sentiments and inspirational thoughts.
The Angel Connections, which range from 2" to 5 1/4" in height, feature the company's classic ivory look. Each resin figurine comes packaged in a box decorated in soft-colored hues and floating angel wing feathers.


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