These little 1" Gnomes have quickly become one of our best selling items. It might be because they are so cute, or the fact that we are the only company in North America that imports these, or maybe just because Gnomes are plain awesome.
I came across these on one of my trips to Germany, and was so happy to ink a deal to be the Gnome Guy for North America. We imported a few thousand as a test and ran through them way faster than anyone thought we would. It took a while to get a larger shipment in (these are all hand painted, and take time to produce) but we got our load in this week and are already shipping these out to our Gnome Loving Customers!
Come see these and all our "Tiny Things" in our Miniature Shop and stock up for the holidays!
At the start of November I launched what I thought was a pretty good idea. "We should offer samples to all our customers, so they can try, explore and play with items they just want to check out"
Wow, Open the flood gate. Push the peddle to the metal. Turn the amp up to Eleven. And pack that glitter as fast as you can!
I know this is the start of the busiest time of the year and our customers always need more glitter around the holidays, but it was like flipping a switch from normal to super overdrive and it has not slowed down yet!
So, we are peddling as fast as we can, and are sorry if it is taking us an extra day or two to get your order out, but at least you are getting a free sample with every order!
And if you did not ask for your free sample, shame on you!!!! This is not some hollow offer, this is a real and we mean it!
Many, many customers are walking away with a little something extra in their order just because they asked! You should too!
Ok, back to work, we got orders to ship and the Elves in the pack out room are demanding more Hot Cocoa.....
Yep, each time you place an order, we'll give you a sample card, which is good for one for a sample of your choice with your next order! Just for asking! Or, if you can't wait, just click the link above and download the card for easy reference when you are ready to order.
Now, there is a just little fine print, ad here it is:
This ticket is good for one sample of your choice with your next order of $25 or more. To Order Your Sample: During checkout just add a note to the order form comment section with the item you want to sample and the expiration date of the ticket.Or along with your order, send us an email or a call to let us know what sample you would like to try!
So please remember that we love to sample, we just need to know what you would like! So, we are looking forward to your sample requests, just start requesting!!!
We have had a really great Halloween season this year. Our best one ever. I say this, not by looking at our sales for the season (which is one benchmark) but rather at the overall engagement of our customers.
So, this Halloween Day, I do not want to announce some new product or offer some "deal of the day" I just want to say thanks.
and here is why:
You stuck with us when the times were bad and we struggled to keep the doors open.
You helped us by suggesting new products you would like.
You read my blog and "liked" my posts.
You sent me pictures of your projects.
You told us when we were wrong, and thanked us when we were right.
You did all of this and more.
You may not know this, but by reading my blog, shopping at our store and using our products you are part of a really elite group of designers and crafters.
I could name names, and you would really be amazed at who our customers are.
Famous and on TV, yep a customer. Largest consumer technology retailer, yep, a huge customer. Designers who you see featured in magazines, plus high end retail shop and home decor shops? Yep, great chance that they are customers. And, if you saw German Glass Glitter on ETSY - almost a sure bet, they are a customer.
But you know who is not a customer? Walmart, Target, Michael's, etc. They have talked to us and then buy from China.
That's ok. They are not our cup of tea. They are shocked I am not willing to crawl over broken glass to kiss their toes. Not going to do it. Do not want to part of the retailing mega ecosystem. (But I do shop at Target, kind of like their stores, but that is a different subject!)
So, we are are still small, by design. And we have great customers, by design. And we are having a blast, by design. As we worked really hard to create a business and a product line that by definition, weeds outs anyone who is not like us.
And this turns my thoughts towards you. Yes you. Thanks for being part of our family. Thanks for saying Yes to our business with each order you place. Thanks for helping us through the tough times and sticking with us during the better times. You are the most important part of my company. Without you we have nothing. With you we have everything.
So enjoy your Halloween (for our international friends, we Americas are weird about Halloween, sorry) enjoy your family and sit back knowing you that this is a day where we salute you and all you mean to us and all you create with our products.
It is truly amazing that a company would come across our products and feel compelled to tell they users about us! But this happens every day, it is the reach of the Internet that allow us to have a global reach, with customers in over 50 countries and weekly shipments to Canada, Austrilia, England, France, Japan, Brazil and even China! (but never to North Korea, not really sure why...)
So, to see what our new freinds in Israel have to say about our products and their plans, click on over to NES!
As we all get ready for Halloween, some of us are just a little more ready than others! For example, Lori (from the blog A Pinch of Glitter) has already glittered her pumpkins and done a wonderful blog post on all her techniques!
And on top of that, she raised the "pumpkin" bar, by creating fantastic Glittered Fall Leafs. This really just makes a stunning Halloween Fall display and to see more, just check out all the details on her blog!
This is just one example of the power of our design team and the creations they design. I am always just amazed at the beauty of our glitters once that are in the hands of a master! So, thanks Lori for sharing and for creating both a wonderful Halloween display, but also a full blog post with all the details!
We are back from Glitterfest and have some really great news! We won the award for the most Beautiful Booth! Of course, we had a secret weapon that no one else could compete with, a table full of bowls of German Glass Glitter!
Could anyone really come close to this?
So Many Colors!
Halloween Glitters, and Pumpkins!
Each bowl with it own Spoon. Extra fun playtime for crafters!
Just a few of our own Glittery Designs, just for fun!
From the Glittery Mind of Kaethe....
Just some of our Glitterfest fans, lining up around the corner for G-Fest!
Can't wait to see you all again next Spring! Until then, stay Glittery!
We are happy to be announcing our latest German Glass Glitter Medleys at Glitterfest this weekend! Twilight Sparkle is unique to Meyer Imports and is another one of our custom creations that you will not find anywhere else.
Is it different? <check> Is it gorgeous? <check> Is it going to be a Featured Glitter at Glitterfest <Double CHECK!>
You just to have see this one in person, so stop by our booth at Glitterfest, or place your order today to be the first to play with this wonderful blend of Glitters!
Glitterfest is a pretty big deal for us. We do not do alot of shows or events, (might be doing more in 2014, but it seems like CHA and other gift shows are really not where it is at now adays) If we are wrong, please do let me know!
What I love about Glitterfest is that it gives a chance to talk with really high end artists, and to show what our Glitter looks like in action!
So, if you want to see our stunning Glitters in real life, (not pictures on the website!) here is a great opportunity to meet us, see our products and even take a little Glitter home for your next project!
With Glitterfest being this coming Saturday (Oct 12th), we are going to be ALL Glitterfest, and the means no Miniatures in our blog for the week! We are going back to our roots and are just talking Glitter this week! So stick around for some great and glittery posts!
Since yesterdays blog post was about new items for our store, I thought I should follow up in today's post about these really nice Vintage Miniatures Witches on Brooms.
These were produced back in the 1980's in Germany & we thought we had ran out of them! However, the beauty of having a warehouse full of boxes is that every once in a while you find something you thought was long gone!
so, just in time for Halloween we have these back in the store (click here) and in very limited quantities. So if you like them, and we know you do, please order them before there are gone.... this time forever.....
We currently have a backlog of over 100 new items that we are bringing into the store. From vintage miniatures, to new production items, to new Glitters. Micas and other great products. Literally tons of new products that we are importing from Europe for our new 2014 product line.
We welcome everyone to check out all of our new items and to send us photos of any of our great items in action, in your next project! We know you will create something as a special as our little miniatures, and we want to see them!
We spend a lot of time working with our customers and our design team to present you with some of the best uses of our products and to give new customers ideas for their next creation. But sometimes we just need to look in our own backyard to find that spark of creativity for us to present. Today we have that spark!
You see, I was away for a few days and left the business in the hands of my very capable staff. Well, guess what happens when you leave a warehouse full of German Miniatures and Glass Glitter (and a few very crafty workers) without "adult" supervision? Well apparantly, when the cats are away, the mice get out the glue guns!
Witches on brooms, lots of hay bales, pumpkins and flying bats!
The result is a diorama for us to use at the upcoming Glitterfest that shows how Halloweeny we can really be. With tons of minitures you will not find anywhere else, and glitter to boot, we are a one stop miniture powerhouse supplier!
Tiny glittery pumpkins in orange and black!
The cat got too close to the glitter pot. sorry cat.
Yep, a real witch and a burning caldron. What more could you ask for?
A little baby witch "practicing" with their broom, just like mama witch!
Thanks Kaethe for creating this great piece for our lobby, our trade shows and of course, Glitterfest. And while I love your creativity and your use of our products in this wonderful piece, STOP Goofing around and get back to work!!!!
Sometimes I forget that a lot of people do not like the word Glitter (I do not know why!) and call this shiny, shiny stuff Fairy Dust (or Diamond Dust, or Sparkle Dust or ??) And as proof of this if you click here you will see thousands of items on ETSY under the Fairy Dust name.
Some of this Fairy Dust is cheap Glitter and some of it is very fine German Glass Glitter (I guess it is best to know your Fairy Dust supplier to make sure you are getting the good stuff!)
All of it seems to come in nice little vials. So, if you looking for the vials or the dust, we have your Fairy Dust needs covered!
So call it what you want, just make sure you have plenty of hand for your Halloween or Fairy Dusting needs!