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DEBBEE THIBAULT’S COLLECTIBLES

Debbee Thibault announced her retirement on December 31, 2013.  We have carried Debbee’s American Collectibles right from the beginning back in 1997.  She became a friend to us immediately.  Her precious creations will become more and more collectible with time.  We have a small handful of her pieces still available, but are selling very quickly.  Please give Sharon a call at 925-485-1577, if you would like to add one of Debbee’s creations to your collection.  Sharon will answer your questions regarding these wonderful pieces and their availability.

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This is all that is left, so please do not hesitate to call us at 925-485-1577.

Thanks, Debbee for 17 years of great collecting of your wonderful creations!

 

 

 

NICOL SAYRE DOLLS – GARDEN PARTY 2014

American Harvest is proud to say that Nicol Sayre is one of our dear friends.  Nicol’s dolls are precious works of art.  We have a small amount of her dolls available as of today, March 16, 2014.  Please call Sharon at the shop for more details and prices.  925-485-1577

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These are beautiful creations by Nicol.  Please call for availability.

GARDEN PARTY 2014

You are invited to a Garden Party at American Harvest this Saturday, March 15 from 10am to 5pm.  American Harvest will be loaded with great vintage finds from France and the good ol’ USA.  From Easter & Spring decor to French antiques, from vintage garden statuary to handmade jewelry…we have the best spring gift ideas for your home, family and friends.

Please enjoy the pictures and we hope to see you this Saturday at American Harvest.

In addition, Sharon and I want to express our heartfelt thanks for your continued support and patronage these past 17 years.  We appreciate all of your nice comments and encouraging words.  As you know, the last 4 years have been a struggle for all of the small businesses in the USA.  We have made a commitment to continue to bring the best in holiday decor, handmade gifts and vintage & antique finds to Pleasanton and the Tri-Valley.

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We look forward to seeing you this Saturday at the Garden Party.

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING GUIDE

Are you stumped on your gift giving list?  Tired of giving the same old boring presents?  Here is a list for Dad, Mom, daughters, sons, friends, co-workers and hostess gifts.  All now available at American Harvest in downtown Pleasanton, CA.  We are more than just a great holiday decorating store.  We are the best place to find unique gift ideas for all ages.

#1.  Dad may be the hardest person to find a special item.  How about a cocktail shaker, cocktail napkins and coasters with funny pictures and sayings.  Also, small wood picture frames that say, “Best Dad Ever”.

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#2.  Moms, sisters, aunts and friends are always appreciative of personal items.  We carry a wonderful selection of Tokyomilk perfume, handcremes, and lip balm.  These gift ideas make terrific presents.

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#3.  Girls and ladies of all ages love our journals.  We carry full size journals as well as small pocket journals.  There is a great variety of styles and covers.

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#4.  Something new and special that makes a nice gift are handcrafted pocket mirrors from France.  These are made by artisans.

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#5.  It is getting colder here in Pleasanton and a beautiful scarf is a welcome gift.  Bring out the inner Parisian in yourself…wear a scarf.

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#6.  We have an incredible selection of French antiques, including many religious items from Provence and Paris.

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#7.  For those new babies on your shopping list…onesies!  These are high quality onesies that wash up very nicely.  There is a good selection of funny sayings available.

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#8.  Need stocking stuffer ideas?  Try French soaps, bath salts and potpourri.  Also, perfect stocking stuffer gifts are our small notepads, emery boards and sticky notes.

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#9.  Women love jewelry and we can help with your selection.  From jewelry from Paris to jewelry made in San Francisco, American Harvest has a great many from which to choose.

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#10.  Do you need a gift for that difficult person?  Try our black and white signs with clever sayings.  They come in a nice selection of sizes.  These are always a hit with men and women.  A great idea for your boss too.

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#11.  Know someone who loves to cook or bake?  We have small recipe boxes filled with interesting recipes, such as “Small Bites”, “Say Cheese” and “Java Jolt”.  Also, how about mini party plates, napkins and cake toppers.

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#12.  And our final gift giving idea……DISNEY PINS and collectibles.  We are getting really well known for our incredible selection of Disney Pins.  Everyone loves Disney pins and we mean everyone, from age 1 to 101.

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We hope to see you soon at American Harvest, your number 1 stop for holiday gift giving ideas and of course Christmas decorations.

Merry Christmas,

Sharon and Rodger

 

 

2013 CHRISTMAS PREVIEW

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American Harvest will be hosting our 17th Annual Christmas Open House on Saturday, Nov. 2 beginning at 10am.  The festivities will continue on Sunday, Nov. 3rd.  Here are a few pictures of our Holiday displays.

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Nicol Sayre will be bringing her original dolls late Friday.  I’ll add a couple of snapshots of her beautiful collection tomorrow.  So please check back at that time.

We hope to see you at the American Harvest Christmas Open House!

For those unable to attend, you can always call us for availability of pictured items…925-485-1577

LET’S DECORATE FOR CHRISTMAS

Someone asked us yesterday, “When do you think I can start decorating for Christmas?”

Some people are purists and think that you should not start decorating until after Thanksgiving.  Others say not until December 1st.  Well, that’s just crazy talk in our opinion!

If you are not serving Thanksgiving dinner at your home, then start decorating for Christmas as soon as you like.  Those of us that have a passion for Christmas decorations really need to start the process as soon as possible.  Sharon and I want to enjoy the holiday season.  If we wait too long to begin the decorating process, then we miss the fun of Christmas.  Don’t stress…start NOW.

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American Harvest will be filled with great Christmas treasures beginning on our Open House date of November 2nd.  We will have wonderful items for your home and exciting and unusual gift ideas for those special people in your life.

 

17th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE

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CHRISTMAS AT AMERICAN HARVEST

438 Main Street

Pleasanton, CA 94566

(925) 485-1577

www.americanharvestinc.com

 

You are invited to American Harvest’s 17th Annual Christmas Open House.  Our theme this year is Christmas in Versailles.  Join us for fun and holiday festivities, featuring great Christmas decorations, gifts and vintage finds!

 

Where:  438 Main Street, Pleasanton, CA

When:   Saturday, November 2, 2013

Time:    10:00a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

We will be closed Oct 28-Nov 1 to prepare for the open house.

DISNEY PIN TRADING NIGHT AT AMERICAN HARVEST

You probably already know that Sharon and I love Disneyland.  We having been trading pins at the park for several years now.  We also sell Disney trading pins at our shop in Pleasanton, CA.  Last Friday night we hosted a pin trading event.  We also had a drawing for some nice Disney pins.  It was really fun to see our customers trade their pins with other customers and with us as well.  What we liked the most though was that families came together to trade pins.  It was a multi-generational event!

Here are just a few pictures of those that attended this great event.

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Eric and daughter, Kara

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Milo came with his grandmother, Victoria.  Also pictured is Sharon.

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Kylie came with her mom, Tracy.

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Caren and son, Brandon

Our next pin trading event will be Friday, October 25th from 7-9 pm.  Bring your trading pins, wear a Disneyland shirt and hat, and have tons of fun trading!

SUNSET AT OUR HOME

We have a great view from our bedroom window to the south and the west.  During the month of September, the sunsets are incredible.

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Enjoy!