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JUNE 2015

It is Summertime at American Harvest and we have fun and exciting items in stock now.  Do you love the beach?  Check out our creative beach signs, towels and pillows, they are perfect for your getaway beach home.  They make great gifts for your family and friends too.

Are you traveling this summer?  We have the best travel journals with Paris, London, New York and San Francisco themes!  Do you need a special bag for your cosmetics?  If so, you’ll love our line of small travel bags.

Of course, we have the best vintage finds from France and the good ‘ol USA.  In stock now are fabulous antique and collectibles that celebrate July 4th, Independence Day!  For you “Francophiles”, don’t forget that Bastille Day is right around the corner, July 14th.

So here is a peak into American Harvest for summer 2015!

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Antique jewelry caskets

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Masonry building stars

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Vintage sheet music and flags

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Beach pillows

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San Francisco journals, books and more!

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Vintage gnome and collectibles

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French pottery and garden lights

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Antique cameras

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French souvenir items from the 1930-1960’s

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World travelers need a vintage globe

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Summertime and vintage baseball mits.  I also have two kids’ baseball uniforms and more gloves.

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Father’s Day is coming soon too….Dads like our old typewriters!

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Garden statuary is available throughout the store.  In the background is an original watercolor by Sharon’s mom, Barbara Blabon.

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Antique dishes from France

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French bowls

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Get inspired for outdoor entertaining!

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American Harvest has become well known for our antique religious items mostly from France.

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Bird prints, antique sieves and bird nests

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A French memorial plaque dated 1884

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More inspiration can be found in our many books that we stock.

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June is “wedding month”, we have beautiful vintage cake toppers.

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Need a gift for someone special?  American Harvest has incredible gifts ideas.

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Boxes for your girlfriends!

 

Come to American Harvest in downtown Pleasanton for your summertime gift giving ideas.

CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE 2014

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You are invited to the 18th Annual Christmas Open House at American Harvest.  Our theme this year is The Night Before Christmas.  The festivities will begin on Friday night, November 7th from 5-9pm.  The celebration will continue the next day, Saturday, November 8th from 10am to 9pm.  We will be closed from Nov. 3-6 to prepare for the Christmas Open House.

AMERICAN AND FRENCH ANTIQUES

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American Harvest is known as an innovative little shop, specializing in artists’ creations and holiday decor.  We have always had antiques and collectibles, but now we are concentrating on more American and French antiques.  We have become a destination store for our incredible collection of French religious items, including statues, rosaries and prayer books.  Our French collection also includes French flags, ephemera, perfume bottles and vintage souvenir Eiffel Towers.  Our customers have been delighted with our American antiques and collectibles too.  From baseball mits to delicate glassware, from vintage pulleys to typewriters, cameras and movie projectors; customers have been snapping up these interesting American antiques.  As always, we do have antique furniture that we display our items and yes it is for sale.  Please come on in for a great selection of these items.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

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We hope to see you soon at American Harvest!

 

 

 

BEACH PARTY SALE

American Harvest is hosting a Beach Party Sale on Saturday, June 7, 2014, from 10am to 5pm.  Everything in the store will be on sale.  Please bring the postcard you received in the mail, a printout of the email you might have received or print this page in order to get 15% of your entire purchase on June 7th.

Here are pictures of a few items now in stock at American Harvest.

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We have a great selection of beach related signs.

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American Harvest has a terrific collection of antiques and collectibles from USA and France!

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We have fun, quirky French collectibles from the 1930’s, 1940’s and 1950’s.

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Sharon and I are always on the lookout for vintage typewriters, cameras and movie projectors.

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This is just one of the many Disney vintage collectibles from the 1950’s.

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We have vintage jewelry, new jewelry, handmade jewelry and of course jewelry made in Paris!

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Suitcases and valises make great displays and can be used for storage too.

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Looking for a fun gift?  Check out our line of bags, luggage tags and purses.

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What’s a beach party without a vintage picnic basket?  This one has the original plastic 4 plates, 4 glasses and 4 sets of utensils.

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I always try to carry a good amount of ephemera from France.  These are highly collectible weekly serial papers from the 1940’s.

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French plates and a Quimper bowl are nestled inside the small wood wheel barrow from France.

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AH has a nice collection of yard statues.

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Every boy (and girl) would love to have a surf board sign in his room!

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Fix up your beach house with fun signs and frames.  These make excellent gifts!

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French religious antiques are one of our specialties.  Perfect gifts for Confirmation, First Communion and more.

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People are amazed at our collection of Disney pins that are for sale at American Harvest.  These are official, licensed Disney pins that can be traded at the Disney Parks or added to your collection.   All at very reasonable prices.

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Talk about great gift ideas…French soap is a must for a nice and thoughtful hostess gift.  WARNING…once you try these great soaps from Provence, you will not ever want to use “grocery store” soap again.  We also have great glycerin soaps that are handmade in Berkeley, CA.

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I could not pass up this fantastic small guitar.  It features a drawing of Elvis Presley and his machine signature.

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American Harvest has a great collection of doctor bags from the USA and France.  These doctor bags are really collectible and usually difficult to find.

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We always carry a good selection of books on travel, decorating and children’s books.  Pictured is the hard to find book, Vintage By Nina.

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A garden pillow, French pots are found in this vintage bird bath.

We hope you have enjoyed a quick glimpse of what is in store for you at American Harvest.  See you this Saturday, June 7, 2014 for the Beach Party Sale.

 

 

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!

LIGHTING FOR HALLOWEEN

We have a friend who has the most amazing collection of holiday decor.  His Halloween collection is beyond compare.  So what does Peter say is the most important aspect of holiday decorating?  In his words,  “It’s all about the lighting!”

American Harvest is happy to showcase incredible lighting for Halloween.  If you think that you have great displays without proper “mood” lighting, you are missing the boat.  Here are some terrific ideas for Halloween lighting now available at American Harvest.

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Chinese Lantern Twigs…these indoor lights cast a nice glow and will showcase your Halloween collectibles in a very classy display.  There are 3 stems of lights with a total of 30 lights.  $39.95….almost sold out

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The Chinese Lantern Twig lights stand approx. 31.5 inches tall and have a 16′ cord.

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Orange Glitter Twig Lights….  Talk about making a statement!  These lights are incredible.  Indoor Use Only, 3 stems with a total of 96 lights.  $46.50

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Place these lights in any container, for example, an antique watering can.  Great Halloween or Autumn display.  Perfect for Thanksgiving too.

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Natural Fall Leaf Twig Lights.  The leaves are in fall harvest colors.  Indoor Use Only, there are 3 stems with leaves and lights (20 lights), plus 2 stems of natural twigs with no lights or leaves.  $36.50

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These lights make for a nice, soft background to your Autumn displays, including Thanksgiving.

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Pussy Willow Twig Lights, 5 stems of lights, 80 lights.  $45.  I wish that my camera skills were better, as these pussy willow lights are really nice.   They cast a nice, soft glow.  The 5 stems are approx. 39 inches tall.

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Candle lights make a nice display into a great display. We like to place these lights in cupboards, on windowsills and on fireplace mantles.  The light bulbs cast a warm glow.  $16.

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The Skull light can be used as a focal point or background light.  The flicking bulb is very realistic looking.  $46.95

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Fun, fun, fun ….wine bottle stoppers in Halloween images that light up and change colors!  $11.

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Skull bottle stoppers light up too.  $11.

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Small votive lights that flicker in orange and black.  These lights are perfect in small Halloween displays, as they cast a soft glow.  The lights flicker.  Batteries are included… $6.50