I cannot remember a more exciting market! The products were fresh, the buyers in great moods and Doug was always ready with a funny quip! Doug, George and I were in easy agreement to bring many new and some contemporary new lines to you at Nielsens.
Vagabond is a new line filled with nature inspired wood and metal serving items - even a cow and pail sugar and creamer and shell and coral shaped serving spoons! Vagabond will have the perfect gift for the person who has everything. There are great things for those with a lake, beach or mountain home!
We love the elegant simplicity of our new Simon Pearce bowls and vases. We are thinking they will be great for Valentine's Day and Mother's Day. Simon Pearce will even engrave your special saying on the rim of a beautiful clear bowl for you! We ordered one with XOXO all the way around! Brides will love the Simon Pearce stemware too. This beautiful glass is made in America!
Table Art is a wonderful handmade in America art items for your table. Napkin rings, serving spoons, and salad servers in wonderful shapes of natural leaves and flowers. They also have a lovely dogwood frame for mom!
Faye and Annika's new Gourmet room at Nielsens will have some wonderful new baking pans that the girls love using. God mother, Lucia had given them one that they make garden bug shaped muffins in- now they bring them to you! There are also pans to bake heart shaped cakes for Valentine's Day! They have also added the best Vanilla in the world in big pretty bottles! And our family loves Door County Wisconsin - so we have added Door County Gourmet coffee! Hope you will like their great flavors too!
Wooden salad bowls will make great wedding gifts! Our new very natural bowls handmade from reclaimed wood will also be great gifts for the man in your life! Nambe also brings to Nielsens new salad bowls, servers and great cheese boards! My parents stared carrying Nambe in the 1950s at Nielsens, so I am so happy to have a new offering from this Native American company. Waterford has lots that is new also. We are so glad that they are doing a new cased crystal flute with the cut of snowflakes. You can acquire one color per year and all the snowflakes will be different each year! This year is red and gorgeous. You may just want 12 red ones! We bought lots of Waterford Vases for Valentine's Day gifts and for Mother's Day. The new black and clear John Rocha Waterford has a fabulous new ice bucket! And we all want the individual Marquis wine carafes. They are a fun shape and very reasonably priced. Lismore Essence is Nielsens' bride's top pick!
Lladro has great new pieces for Mother's day . We love the new Limited Edition Tango piece- you have to come and see it! Lladro makes the prettiest wedding cake toppers you can find. Nielsens has them all. For Valentine's Day there are many romantic pieces. I like Endless Love and the little girl holding a heart full of handmade flowers!
Oprah's favorite china tea cups are at Nielsens now- in a set of each a different color with a heart shape showing as you sip! They are very reasonable, so give them as gifts to girl friends with a delicious package of Nielsens' Republic of Tea flavor. It makes a great reminder that we should sit and sip and share with friends more often!
Penzo handmade African Pottery had lots to share with their art that benefits women, children and wild animals in Africa. We purchased several one of a kind hand thrown pieces for you along with more serving pieces and fun bowls. No two are ever alike and each is signed by the artist! George and Annika and I had the wonderful pleasure of meeting Penny Vincent who coordinates the artists. She is delightful and a wonderful artist in her own right. I hope she will visit Nielsens and meet you all! You will love and admire her too for all she does for so many! You help too by enjoying the beautiful Penzo pottery! What great gifts it makes - it gives in many ways! How wonderful!
We also had the wonderful experience of visiting Tervis Tumble factory in Venice, Florida. Tervis Tumblers keep things hot or cold, don't sweat and can be put in the dishwasher and microwave. They are made with the utmost care and love in America by the nicest people! It was great to see it firsthand. Nielsens will have a design in stock that will appeal to anyone. You will find a great gift in the new designs by Tervis! Nielsens is happy to have a large selection for you. We can also do corporate custom orders for you!
Herend's new Guild piece is the Penguin! It is fun and you will really like it. Rothschild Bird has added many serving pieces to their new Branch pattern for the 150th birthday of the Rothschild Bird pattern. Herend continues to be a favorite china for brides and everyone. It is all handpainted - art you can use!
One of Doug's accomplished goals at market was to find great gifts $50. and under. You will love the Tuscan pot filled with a scented candle - perfect for use inside and outside. What a perfect gift for all occasions! He also chose fun - really funny cocktail napkins and great signs with inspiring sayings and great gift notes. You will love all the gifts- come to Nielsens to see and let Doug and Sadie suggest the perfect gifts for all your friends!
Julia Knight has designed beautiful new trays, vases and bowls. You will love every one! I will purchase the green water lily platter and the pink raspberry glass bowl and the beautiful vases in 3 sizes with the bright color inside. And the new elegant tray will be perfect on my Ottoman! You will be tempted too! Julia Knight makes great hearts for Valentine's Day and the Vases will be the best for Mother's Day gifts! We loved spending some time with Julia. She is so creative and inspiring. She has more wonderful things for us on the drawing board. Nielsens looks forward to her visit again next fall! She makes entertaining our friends fun!
Valentine's Day is almost here and Nielsens has the best gifts ever! Julia Knight hearts, Simon Pearce heart bowls, vases in all brands and shapes and sizes, Lladro, Herend, Waterford and Lalique hearts, and Nielsens even has chocolates for your love- Come and see the chocolate heart shaped dessert cups!
Nielsens will gift wrap and deliver or ship for you to make your gift giving easy! My gift for you is mention my blog and receive 10% off any new purchase from now until Feb. 14th - mention "Andrea's Blog" in store or put "andrea" in coupon code box at our website online checkout.
Wish you could have been at market with us, but come to Nielsens - we brought the best of market to you at Nielsens! George is working at putting some of these great offerings on https://shop.nielsensgifts.com/. You may also shop by phone 1-800-665-1233 or in Tulsa 298-9700!
With love and appreciation to you! Andrea Nielsen