Archive for November, 2009

HOW DO YOU DECORATE FOR CHRISTMAS?

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Do you have any tips for holiday decorating?  Do you have a secret way of displaying Christmas items that you'd like to share?  We started decorating at home yesterday and would like to hear of your decorating ideas!

FUN TIMES AT AMERICAN HARVEST WITH DEBBEE THIBAULT

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Debbee and Laura are putting finishing touches on the Debbee Display.

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Monique did some last minute dusting.

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Sharon arranged cookies and candy for our guests.

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April moves so fast that it appears that the rest of the world is spinning out of control.

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Bonnie and Roger (first in line again) found great Debbee pieces to add to their collection.

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Karin loves this American Harvest Santa!

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Adora has a great collection of Debbee's Snowmen.

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Bob showing us the "Debbee's" he liked.

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Jann and Joe drove a long way to be at AH with Debbee.

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  Don and Kathy enjoyed their time with Debbee too!

SPECIAL CREATIONS BY DEBBEE THIBAULT

Debbee Thibault has created special pieces for our Magical Holiday Evening.  The event takes place Friday, November 20 from 6-9pm.  These items are one-of-a-kind creations by Debbee, specifically for American Harvest customers.  Can't attend?  Then call us at 925-485-1577 between 6-9 pm on Friday and we can help you.  Remember these pieces are not available until 6pm.

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Santa with package, bear and doll   $205.00

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Santa with Yoyo doll, doll, bag with elephant and house   $205.00

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Ellee the Elephant dressed in white with red poka dots, tea kettle and ornament ball  $160.00

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Small Green Santa with 4 ball ornaments  $132.00

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Ornament Lady painted in silver over blue   $120.00

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Santa on Mushroom with sack and 3 flying Santa Fairies   $220.00

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Candlelight Santa with Elephant  $160.00

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Snowman on log with snowball in the air  $112.00

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Rabbit Snowman with Snowman ball and Snowman on a stick  $120.00

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Santa Rides a Lamb  $91.00

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Heart and Soul with 3 flying Santa Fairies   $345.00

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Parade with boy in blue and stick horse, doll, elephant and bear   $299.00

There are several other one-of-a-kind creations that are not pictured.  We hope that you love these Debbee Thibault creations as much as we do!  Hope to see you at the Magical Holiday Evening or the next day as the DT signing continues(Saturday, Nov. 21).

DEBBEE THIBAULT SIGNING CHRISTMAS 2009

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You are invited to

A MAGICAL HOLIDAY EVENING WITH DEBBEE THIBAULT

at

American Harvest

438 Main Street

Pleasanton, CA 94566

on Friday, November 20th from 6-9pm

Debbee will be featuring many one-of-a-kind creations made especially for American Harvest customers!

These designs will be very limited and no two exactly alike.  The fun will continue the next day, Saturday, Nov 21st as Debbee will be back at the store to sign her work and tell wonderful stories of inspiration.

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If you haven't seen Debbee's new 2009 Christmas Collection this will be a great opportunity to view them in person.  Also, don't forget that American Harvest has a Debbee Thibault Loyalty Club for in store and online customers.  If you are unaware of the club, please call 925-485-1577 or email this link for details!

info@americanharvestinc.com

VOTE VOTE VOTE FOR OUR GINGERBREAD HOUSE

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We have been entered into a contest that is sponsored by Michael's Craft Store.  That's right, our 8 foot by 6 foot hanging GingerBread House needs your vote.  April K. spent countless hours and days making this beauty.  No other store that we are aware of goes to the extreme in decorating like us!  So PLEASE click on the link below and vote for us.  To vote you will need to move your mouse cursor across the five snowmen, watch them turn red, then click your mouse.  To see that your vote was tabulated, click your refresh button.  I know that all of you will want to give us a 5 snowman vote!!!!!

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Thanks,

Sharon, Rodger and April

2009 CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE PICTURES

"Why do you go to all that trouble of decorating your store, just put the merchandise out on a shelf and they'll buy it?"  "How can you afford to be closed for a whole week to get ready for your Open House?"  We are asked these two questions over and over again by other store owners.  Our response is always the same, "We do not want to disappoint our loyal friends.  Anyone can host an open house, but ours is special, just like our customers."

With sincere appreciation to our loyal customers, who have become family and friends to us these past thirteen years, Rodger and I thank you for your love and support.

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 This beautiful Nicol Sayre doll is framed in an array of vintage trims, fabrics and dresden.

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  Vintage flowers, holly and trims adorn this composition doll head.

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These foil Santas are reproductions made from chocolate molds.

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This is a Dee Foust original Snowman beautifully costumed.

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Alan's clever designs put a smile on everyone's face.

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Susan created Holiday dolls that fit every themed section of our store.

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This is one of Debbee Thibault's newest Christmas creations.

IMG_0679We hope that you can visit us at the store this holiday season.  If you live too far away, give us a call and we'll personally help you shop over the phone!  Don't forget to view our website as changes are coming soon. 

www.americanharvestinc.com

925-485-1577

DREAMS COME TRUE AT AMERICAN HARVEST’S CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE 2009

American Harvest is celebrating our 13th Annual Christmas Open House this weekend.  Hundreds of hours have gone into the planning and executing of this year's theme.  I am so happy to have wonderful and creative people in the American Harvest's Family of Artists.  I am inspired by their attention to detail and their thoughtful interpretation of their art.  With sincere appreciation, I dedicate this post to Nicol, Susan, Dee, Debbee, Jan, Debi, Ingrid, Sherri, and Rhonda, all of whom created fabulous items for our Christmas Open House.  Also, my wonderful friend, April, deserves unbridled praise for her creative design of our Ginger Bread House above our office.  So thank you to all of you for making American Harvest a shop where "Dreams Come True."

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Wishing all of you a wonderful holiday season and hoping that all your dreams come true!