Saturday, February 26, 2005

Don't forget Mothers Day 6th March

The Story of Mother's Day
The earliest Mother's Day celebrations can be traced back to the spring celebrations of ancient Greece in honor of Rhea, the Mother of the Gods.
During the 1600's, England celebrated a day called "Mothering Sunday".
Celebrated on the 4th Sunday of Lent (the 40 day period leading up to Easter), "Mothering Sunday" honored the mothers of England.

During this time many of the England's poor worked as servants for the wealthy.
As most jobs were located far from their homes, the servants would live at the houses of their employers.
On Mothering Sunday the servants would have the day off and were encouraged to return home and spend the day with their mothers.
A special cake, called the mothering cake, was often brought along to provide a festive touch.

Dean's release an extra bear !

60th Anniversary VE Day Bear

Made from a rich golden mohair and featuring a specially embroidered footpad, this exclusive bear measuring 15" wears a black beret with an original WWII cap badge. His Dean's pendant is stitched in the manner of a war medal. Limited to just 100 pieces, this is a lovely tribute to mark the 60th Anniversary of VE Day on May 8th this year.

This bear will be in shops from late February onwards.
The edition is very low, for such a great bear so order yours today.

Friday, February 25, 2005

Graeme, Steff and the bears go to London.

27th February 2005

Entry times are 11am to 4.30pm.

There are over 170 stands with thousands of bears on sale.

Dogs R Us ! ! !

The Dean's dogs by Janet Clark are now in stock.

Bitsa Limited Edition of 100

Sophie Limited Edition of 100

So order now to save disappointment !

Appleton is Selling Fast ! ! !

Appleton our shop exclusive from Dean's is selling very FAST.

He is limited to only 50 pieces and there are only 15 left.

So order as soon as possible to save disappointment !

Lastest pictures of Fiona & Duncan

R.J.W managed to get the pair into the studio for a photo shoot.

Marcella & Raggedy Ann joins the R.John.Wright collection

Marcella & Raggedy Ann joins the R.John.Wright 2005 collection,

as a tribute to the daughter whose bed-side stories were Johnny Gruelle's inspiration for the foundation of the Raggedy Ann tales.

Johnny Gruelle created the tales for his daughter
centered around a old rag doll discovered in the attic of their home.
Tragically, at the age of 13, Marcella died of an infected injection of the smallpox vaccination,
just as the Raggedy Ann stories were released to the public.

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Stuck in the snow ! ! !

you need a Husky to help, pull your sled.

Try this great buy from Steiff

Bernie the Huskey 60cm

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

The big boys are in!

Well before you ladies start to look in the local paper for the Chippendales, remember you are on the Apple Pie House web site.

The big boys that I speak of is the amazing 1906 replica bear. He is a staggering 70cm in height and a great big huggable bear.

Order your soon, they wont be around for long.

Saturday, February 19, 2005

Walt Disney Classics Club Packs now in.

Join the Walt Disney Classics or Renew your Membership Today

For those who are not aware what membership of the Classics Collection can bring just spend a few moments reviewing the list below and consider what you may be missing:

A special gift sculpture with membership 2005 Belle.
Special Members-Only offers during 2005.
The Instant redemption piece is the sheep.
Subscription to Sketches, the quarterly magazine exclusively for Society members.
Newsflash, a quarterly newsletter with up-to-the minute news and information.
Advanced notice of releases and invitations to special events.
Membership pin and personalized Membership Card.

Friday, February 18, 2005

For the Guinness lover in your life.

Steiff has created this most amazing bird for that Guinness lover in your life, this will help solve that "What to buy" question.

Not into Guinness, well that's ok, because this is not essential,
when buying this Toucan.

So as they say, it is Black or White,
you either do or you don't, or you will or you won't,
but once you see this bird you will know one thing,
it is a must have of 2005.

New Steiff Animals & Birds start to arrive

The new 2005 Steiff Animals and Birds, start to arrive,
The new Collection range from the strange to the colourful.

The most vibrant character is

Lari the mohair Parrot

and maybe some would say that strange could describe this great new edition.

ANDREAS mohair anteater

Thursday, February 17, 2005

New Steiff Classics start to arrive

The new 2005 collection has started to arrive with such delights as the great 60cm classic tipped mohair Bear.

and the Classic 30cm Harlequin

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

R.John.Wright Holds court.

With the help of the White Rabbit, from the Adventures of Alice in Wonderland.

This magnificent piece is entitled "The Queens Court"

Limited Edition of 250 pieces.

A Matched Number service will be available
for those who have already started the collection.

Reserve your today, to save disappointment.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Our first chicks have hatched.

Here at Apple Pie House we have been watching our Steiff eggs,
and are know pleased to tell the world,
that they have started to hatch, and inside were the most wonderful Rolly Polly Chicks.

These little guys are limited to only 2,005 pieces worldwide, so order soon to save disappointment.

Steif Rolly Polly Chick
Height 12cm
Price £59.00

Love Everyday not just on Valentines day.

I hope you all had a great Valentines Day
and received Bears, chocolates and flowers a plenty.

Love can be sent on any day of the year so remember
the great gift ideas you can order from Apple Pie House.

Steiff " I love You Bear "

Cherished Message " Hug Time "

So Send your Love all year round

Monday, February 14, 2005

A First for Apple Pie House

We are very pleased to announce that we will be holding our

First :

Steiff Event

Date : Friday 18th March 2005

Time: 3pm - 8pm

Here you will be able to view and order the latest Spring collection.

The event will be held in the shop.

The event will be a great chance to see all
the new bears and animals up close, while enjoying a glass of wine.
You may even win a Steiff bear in our attendees raffle.

So why not give Graeme or Steff a call to show your interest in coming, this will help us to order enough wine and nibbles for everyone.

Sunday, February 13, 2005

Cob webs are blown away.

As suggested in an earlier message,
a stroll along the pier would blow away the cob webs,
well due the weather on saturday morning a little more
than just cob webs were being blown away.

But those of you who braved the winter weather were
in for a treat with yet another wonderful fair held
at the Winter Gardens.

Here are a couple of pictures of the morning weather and
a picture of sunshine inside the fair.

Friday, February 11, 2005

A Cherished Message from a Cherished messenger

coming soon !!

Hi we are the new little angels from Country artists.

And welcome you to the delightful world of Cherished Messages,
we are an adorable collection of heavenly figurines,
with a little message to pass on to you and your friends.

Come and see us all on our very own page.

The bears are off to the seaside.

Saturday 12th February

Come and see us at the Great Bear Fair held at The Winter Gardens in Weston Super Mare.

Other Attractions

The pier at Weston Super Mare can be found just along from the Winter Gardens and makes for a nice place to have a stroll and clear the cob webs away this will all so help to clear the mind ready to concentrate on cuddling all the bears on show at the Fair.

Work started. Driving of the commemorative pile. Contractors were Mayoh & Haley of London.

First part was opened (360 yards of pier and the Pavilion). The main pier is of openwork girders with traceried braces. The Pavilion measured 150ft by 90ft and held a fine Edwardian theatre for 2,000 people (the stage was 62ft by 23ft). Productions included opera, musical comedy, music hall, Shakespeare, ballet and boxing. Many famous artists appeared including George Robey, Vesta Tilley, Sir Ralph Richardson, Mrs. Patrick Campbell, Pavlova, Clara Butt, Jack Hulbert and Cicely Courtneidge.
Moggs band played in the Bandstand every Saturday morning.
A notice of 1905 states "Roller Skating and Promenading permitted each weekday between 11am & 1pm, 2.30pm & 5.00pm, 7.00pm & 10.00pm".

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Another great favorite makes a return.

We will start the collection, with the Message Bearers.

These are fun characters, holding a cushion or weary clothing bearing a funny or sweet message.

Check back soon to see all the different messages.

Ty is returning to the store.

That's right, TY is on it's way back to the store, after a gap of about 4 years.

TY has had to turn their entire image around, the product is still collectible, but in more of a fun way.

Adults and children still collect but for the reasons of fun and pleasure.

We will have the range up, onto the web soon.

So check back and see what new characters are now part of the Ty family.

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Mrs Tiggy-Winkle celebrates her 100th Birthday

Mrs Tiggy-Winkle celebrates her 100th Birthday this year in the most wonderful way, she has had a replica made by the great Steiff Company and will also be made by the very talented Mr R. John. Wright.

The Steiff version can be ordered through the Steiff Limited Editions Page, the R. John. Wright version can be ordered by Phone at this time, on 01531 635 290.

Although many Beatrix Potter's tales were based on her own pets, she often gave them human qualities too.
The character of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle was inspired by Kitty McDonald, an old Scottish washerwoman, "a comical, round little old woman, as brown as a berry and wears a multitude of petticoats".

Ms Potter's tame hedgehog, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, was a dear person, even though she did bite when provoked! Exquisitely modeled using the finest materials, the happy little hedgehog embodies the charm of her inspiration and provides the perfect celebration for her 100th birthday.

RJW has a new baby girl.

Well, maybe not the man himself but the collection has a new female member joining the collection.

In the beautiful form of Fiona, she is the first female bear to be made by R.John.Wright.

Fiona is not alone, RJW has created a friend for her in the form of Duncan.

These bears are in a small edition of only 300 pieces each, matched numbers will be available, be sure not to miss out, order yours today.

Alice in Wonderland Edition Complete

Alice in Wonderland by R.John.Wright has now completed her Edition.

we do have one left in stock, on a premium number.

Premium number is a number that can be matched with future releases.

Call now to save disappointment!!!!!!!

No News is Good News

In this case the reason behind the sayiging "No News is Good News", is due to the shop has just under gone its SPRING CLEAN. The bears have been tided and brushed and the shelves and china dusted.

Thursday, February 03, 2005

New Dean's Shop Exclusive

Made especially for the Apple Pie House Ltd.

Appleton is limited to just 50 pieces and will be launched at the Dean's Mid Summer Jamboree.

We have sold 20 of the Edition so Far, so don't delay and order yours today.

Appleton is designed by top Bear Artist, Tracey Nelson Turner.

Height 10" tall (approx)
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