This is a warning to all my readers. With 2010 coming to an end, I am going to start to do something different. I am going to start talking a bit about Snow Globes. There is a reason for this, a deep historical element of our DNA comes from vintage 1950's Snow Globes.
Just like part of your family history that nobody talks about, we are a Snow Globe power house. But nobody knows this. Case in point, we are sitting on the largest known inventory of 1960 vintage Snow Globe Figures in the known world. I am not overstating this. It is a fact. Prove me wrong, and I'll give you a crisp $10* bill*. Cash American*. This how excited we are about this stockpile we have, a stock pile that really no one knows about.
Well, this is about to change. Over the next few days we are going to unveil "the rest of the story" (I love Paul Harvey) and we will name names. Yep, a full history of where we got many of the items in our stockpile. And to make it even more interesting, lots of give aways for January. Like one a week. Starting on Jan 1, 2011. Cool stuff from the "largest known inventory of vintage Snow Globe Figures in the known World". Remember, prove me wrong and get the big reward. $10*
*Important Offer Disclaimer: $10 reward is not really a cash reward, but rather will be provided as $10 worth of Snow Globe Miniatures pieces and parts. Winner of the $10 must pay all local, federal and state taxes and a shipping and handling fee of $24.95 and must agree to never mention this offer again to any living or decreased person, for the rest of their natural life, including, any additional lives you may have after leaving the physical being as we know. Not to be combined with any other offer or discount and is only valid until 1/1/2011 at 12 midnight.
As we end 2010, a year I am happy to have behind us, I wanted to share the new World Headquarters of Meyer Imports. No expense has been spared in building out this new structure. While it may not be large (or even very thick), you can see that everything we need to manage our business is right there!
Now is a great time to save on our wonderful German Glass Glitter, Glitter Crystals, Mushrooms and Natural Fibers! Just order over $30 and the shipping is on us to any USA address! A great time to stock up for the new year!
This special offer ends on Jan 2nd, so order now and save!
Ok, I know Christmas is over, but I just come across this great blog, Crafty Sisters, that is using the sheet music concept that I talked about yesterday - it was just too good to pass by, so, here is one last Christmas related post that you have to check out.....
OK, hold on to your hats on this one..... From Vacuuming in High Heels & Pearls a great project that normally I would not promote (Heidi suggests using Martha Steward Glitter - which I need to do a whole-nother post on, but that is for another day), but it is such a great idea I wanted to share it. And any blog that is named Vacuuming in High Heels & Pearls gets my vote anyway.
Anyhoo, what is really cool about this project is that you can use little tiny cookie cutters as well, and they make great jewelry. Really cool. for the whole post, check it out by clicking here.....
Just a short post to highlight a great idea featuring vintage papers. Inexpensive Christmas ornaments (on sale everywhere) a little vintage paper (sheet music works really well) By the way.... here is a free source of vintage sheet music for downloading!... Another one of our tips of the week as noted below...
After the paper is glued to the ornament, a light dusting of Clear / White Glitter to make it glow and glisten! Thanks to Flea Market Style for this nice post!
We are seeing a lot of projects that use vintage paper as a element in the design, we have recently had submitted for our review / blog, pictures of wreaths, lots of ornaments, trees, cards, and on and on all using some type of vintage paper.
So, this being a hot trend, I thought I would start to share some of my "secret" links to downloadable vintage sheet music, documents and other classic paper for your next project. And of course, all these items looks great with a fringe of glitter! Click below to see more images and links to the source!
One of our all time favorites is Miss Mustard Seed as she always has something really great on her blog. Here is her tip on how to clean up those little specs of Glitter on your work table after the project is complete. But first, wonderful Glitter Doves! Make sure to click to her blog to see more!
The pair of doves were sprayed a sorta silver paint color, but it just wasn't doing it for Miss Mustard. It was, however, the perfect base for a finish coat of German glass glitter. These look awesome perched on a tree. Click here for her video tutorial on using German glass glitter.
Now onto the tip of the week.....
A lint roller is the perfect way to clean up glitter...
While we are cleaning up the remnants of the last bit of wrapping paper from our Christmas celebration, I wanted to share one last Christmas themed post. This one comes from Olivia and her blog A Field Journal. While I do not know Olivia, I am really impressed by her skills at not only decorating her tree, but also in making all the ornaments. Plus, she is offering details on how to make these beautiful ornaments, including down-loadable templates. To see more, click below for more pictures!
We are wrapping up a few last minute customer service issues and our last pre-Christmas shipments today, and then will be slipping into the holiday for the weekend. Thanks to everybody who stuck with us this year, kept us going, kept us smiling and kept us working a bit harder to make sure we kept you happy.
I know we did not hit 100%, but we did put extra good wishes into every order (which probably did not help the orders that were way late). We got alot more organized this last year, have new procedures with our European partners and look to 2011 to be a great year.
As my son has said, "any small business that could make it through 2010 must be doing sometime right", and for us, that something right is having great customers. You were willing to hang in there when the going got rough and nudge us when we did not live up to your expectations. That's great. Keep it coming and we will keep working even harder to make next year the best ever! Now on to something totally different, Christmas Carols!