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Shopping at the BMDCA Specialty 2010


Page Two - Articles 16 - 25

1 - Swiss Traditions, Inc. 6 - Truman Collars 11 - BMDCR Ways & Means 16 - BMDCA 2011 21 - BMDCGTC 26 - BMDCNV
2 - BMDCNI 7 - Dancing Dog Design 12 - BMDCA 17 - Wilczek Woodworks 22 - Mary Garbe 27 - Whitman Sharpening
3 - HBMDC 8 - Gone Doggin' 13- All Things Bright & Biothane 18 - Woof and Hoof Massage 23 - Timberlake Gems
4 - Schaussi's Alpen Schatz 9 - Pelli's CastleWorks 14 - Foxloft Studios 19 - By Jove 24 - Helmbold’s Woodworks
5 - Berner Treasures 10- Susan's Studio 15- Just Like Home Doggie Motel 20 - Stewart's Dog Carts 25 - Pat’s Embroidery


It's always exciting to see the Berner items available for next year's Specialty!


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Shopping at the 2010 Specialty in Oconomowoc, WI
June 3, 2010 - Part 16

2011 Specialty BMDCA 2011 Ways & Means
Vendor: Nancy Stewart
8650 E. Wood Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Phone: 602-315-1281
E-Mail: arizonabmd@cox.net
Web Site: bmdca.org

There is a lot of really "cool" Berner Stuff for next year's Specialty.

The Berner Flip Flops (a World Premier) are $22 and are wonderful! Logo Wear for the 2011 National Specialty in Del Mar, California includes: Logo T-shirts ($22,) Fleece Jackets ($60,) Sweatshirts ($48,) Ladies Hoodie Sweatshirt ($42,) Van/Auto Sun Shades ($20,) and my favorite, the "Peace - Love - Berners" signature T-shirt ($28)

The 2011 Specialty Ways and Means donated a blue "Surf's Up" Hoodie Sweatshirt for the 2010 Berner-Garde Fundraiser.







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I love the Wilczek Carts!

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Shopping at the 2010 Specialty in Oconomowoc, WI
June 4, 2010 - Part 17


Wilczek Woodworks
Vendors: Bill Wilczek and Barbie Beck-Wilczek
1786 Broomstick Hill Road
Littleton, CT 03561
Phone: 603-444-0824
Fax: 603-444-0824 (Call first)
E-Mail: barbieandbill@wilczekwoodworks.com
Web Site: www.wilczekwoodworks.com

Wilczek Woodworks has been supplying quality carts, wagons and harnesses for over ten years. They strive to provide their customers with the finest equipment available to meet their carting needs. Whether it is a simple Starter Kit ($215,) their newest deluxe Hay Cart ($745,) or anything in between, they have the right equipment to meet your drafting needs. Customer service is of the utmost importance to them and they will stand behind all of their equipment.

Wilczek Woodworks had donated two DVDs (Training your Draft Dog and Showing your Draft Dog by BMDCSEW) to the 2010 Berner-Garde Fundraiser.











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The Berners at this vendor's booth are always so relaxed and happy.

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Shopping at the 2010 Specialty in Oconomowoc, WI
June 5, 2010 - Part 18

Woof and Hoof Massage Vendor: Debbie Towndrow
8157 West 99th Avenue
Broomfield, CO 80021
Phone: 303-466-2624
E-Mail: deb@woofandhoofmassage.com
Web Site: www.woofandhoofmassage.com

Debbie Towndrow does pet and people massage at her booth and you can tell that it is effective. When you see the Berners going "out and back" they look happy and so do their people.

A half hour massage for pets is $40 and for people is $45.





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I bought my first Berner items from Eve in 1999!

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Shopping at the 2010 Specialty in Oconomowoc, WI
June 6, 2010 - Part 19

By Jove
Vendor: Eve Lapolla
5599 Olentangy River Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43235
Phone: 614-451-0914
E-Mail: elapolla@columbus.rr.com
Web Site: www.byjove.net

If you want a vendor who carries a wide selection of Berner items, then By Jove is the place to shop. One of the first things that I noticed as I approached Eve's booth was the display of Berner goblets ($16.95,) some in formal wedding attire. On Eve's website you can buy the goblets in Holiday themes, too. There was a display of stuffed Berners ($9.95 to $19.95) of many sizes for the children and adults on your shopping list. She has some great jean purses with bling on them and beaded handles. Eve carries decorative items of every size and price, along with many books and clothing articles. Check out her website at: www.byjove.net to see the wonderful Berner things you can get. Her hand painted Berner 8 inch pasta bowl is beautiful ($46.95) and on the By Jove web site you will find a wide selection of Christmas items. Check out the web site: www.byjove.net

Eve Lapolla and her sister, Joan Avon, donated 400 decorative Berner pillows to the 2010 Health Auction at the Specialty and will send some items to me for the upcoming 2010 Berner-Garde Fundraiser.











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Joe had some lovely carts for sale at the Specialty!

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Shopping at the 2010 Specialty in Oconomowoc, WI
June 7, 2010 - Part 20

Stewart's Dog Carts
Vendor: Joe Stewart
2420 South Lewis Lane
Lakewood, CO 80227
Phone: 303-904-4098
E-Mail: info@stewartsdogcarts.com
Web Site: www.stewartsdogcarts.com

Joe Stewart specializes in dog carts, wagons, sleighs and harnesses. His small deluxe cart (approximately 20’’x 14’’) runs $325 and is available in Oak (red, white & quarter sawn) Walnut, Maple, Butternut & Cherry. It has bent wood shafts with brakes, body has dovetail joints with removable slats - 16 inch wire spoke wheel & pneumatic tire are also available in a 16 inch poly wheel. Small basic carts start at $275.

Joe has a medium deluxe cart (approximately 24’’x18’’) for $375 in a choice of Oak (red, white & quarter sawn) Walnut, Maple, Butternut & Cherry. It features bent wood shafts with brakes and the body has dovetail joints with removable slats. It has 20 inch heavy duty wire spoke wheels & pneumatic tires, and is also available in a 20 inch poly wheel.

His large deluxe cart (approximately 32’’x22’’) is $425, in a choice of Oak (red, white & quarter sawn) Walnut, Maple, Butternut & Cherry. It also has bent wood shafts with brakes, and the body has dovetail joints with removable slats. It comes with a 20 inch heavy duty wire spoke wheels & pneumatic tires, and is also available in a 20 inch poly wheel.

Joe can design and custom build the cart of your choice. All carts come with stainless steel axles and hardware. Each competition cart comes with a weight insert at no charge. Harnesses are available upon request

Here is the cart Joe is donating to our Berner-Garde Fundraiser in the fall.






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There were really nice items at this club's booth!

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Shopping at the 2010 Specialty in Oconomowoc, WI
June 8, 2010 - Part 21

BMDCGTC (Bernese Mountain Dog Club of the Greater Twin Cities)
Vendor Sarah Tennessen, Ways and Means
Web Site: www.twincitiesbmd.org

It's always fun to see what the various clubs have at their booths and on their web sites. They have a great T-shirt with a vector image of two working dogs with a cold draft at the bar ($22,) a "Whooo-hooo!" T-shirt - agility Berner ($20,) a "Got Snow" T-shirt - long sleeve black show with the image of a snowy face ($25,) a Nascart bumper sticker - NASCARTING, National Association of Swiss Carting Dogs ($5,) Upcountry collars and leads in fun ribbon designs ($20,) Travel Mugs ($15,) and a Rescue Fundraiser: flameworked glass, pearl and stone jewelry that is really cool! ($15 to $40.) The BMDCGTC Annual Calendar features Berners of the club and is spiral bound ($15.) Their black "Winey Bitch" bling T-shirt is going to be a very popular item ($55.)

If you go to their web site: www.twincitiesbmd.org you will see the great weather vane ($39.95) - I have one of these and it's really nice! They have a lot of items available on their Amazon and Cafe Press Stores. Be sure to check out their web site: www.twincitiesbmd.org

The BMDCGTC has donated one of their Draft T-shirts in size large for the 2010 Berner-Garde Fundraiser.







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Mary Garbe is such a talented artist....

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Shopping at the 2010 Specialty in Oconomowoc, WI
June 9, 2010 - Part 22

Mary Garbe
13342 Zoha Lane
Hillsboro, WI 54634
Phone: 608-549-3551
Web Site: www.zazzle.com/marygarbe

Although Mary Garbe now considers herself "retired," she has placed selected art on Zazzle, which is a print-on-demand site. More illustrations will be added in the upcoming months, so keep checking the website: www.zazzle.com/marygarbe. She still has a few limited edition prints and originals from the two books she has illustrated: Before Santa was Santa and A Gift to Share. She also has a few prints featuring the 2010 Specialty logo design.

Contact Mary for prices and details.

Mary has donated the following items to the 2010 Berner-Garde Fundraiser: fabric photo album, music box, quilted Christmas stocking and other miscellaneous items.







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Last year I bought a jacket pull from Teena Eggeraat and I just love it.

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Shopping at the 2010 Specialty in Oconomowoc, WI
June 10, 2010 - Part 23

Timberlake Gems
Vendor's Name: Teena Eggeraat and Kelly Simpson
774 Mays Blvd. #10 PMB239
Incline Village, Nevada 89451
Phone Number: 775-831-6567
Fax: 530-581-3956
E-Mail: ceggera1@yahoo.com

This vendor had some wonderful Berner items. Teena carries custom hand-crafted Bernese Mt. Dog jewelry with extra sparkling Swarovski Crystals and Pearls. Timberlake's booth featured excellent quality zipper pulls in every color of the rainbow, and bracelets, adorned with life-like Bernese Mt. Dog charms. You'll really like their magnetic Berner wine charms - how appropriate! She has lovely Berner medallion earrings for $45.The Berner with a Rose necklace is gorgeous ($35,) as is the standing Berner necklace. Teena's single crystal Berner bracelets are beautiful ($35.)

Teena donated a lovely Berner ceramic square tie tack in a gold lame bag for the 2010 Berner-Garde Fundraiser.






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Today's vendor has a fantastic item that you folks who do drafting or aspire to do drafting are going to just love! Fred Helmbold has designed a collapsible cart that sets up in minutes and doesn't take up a lot of space in your vehicle. My Nicky (115 pounds) always traveled in a crate in my van, but and when I took his cart, I would have to disassemble it to make it fit into the van. Fred's design is a great solution for those of you with this same situation!!

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Helmbold’s Woodworks, a division of Pat’s Embroidery

Fred Helmbold
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 580
Mi Wuk Village, CA 95346
Physical Address: 23945 Crossley Way
Mi Wuk Village, CA 95346
Phone: 1(209) 586-6126
Fax: 1(209) 586-6126
E-mail: fred@mlode.com

Fred has a lightweight, collapsible cart for competition or parades. The cart was designed to easily fit into smaller cars or vans and leave room for your Berners, too. Easily assembled without tools, it is ready to go in just a few minutes! Models are available in two woods - oak or poplar and with a natural gloss finish. The poplar cart weighs 21 pounds, the oak cart 24 pounds, without the shafts. Matching singletree shafts and a competition weight holder is furnished.

Here are two views of the carts, and then another of the cart collapsed.

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An easy to handle Carry Bag Set, consisting of compartmented bags to hold the sides, body and shafts, is a useful accessory and may be custom embroidered with the owner’s name or kennel name.

Visa and Master Cards are accepted.

Fred has donated a drafting harness to the 2010 Berner-Garde Fundraiser








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Pat Helmbold does such beautiful embroider work Berner items!

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Shopping at the 2010 Specialty in Oconomowoc, WI
June 12, 2010 - Part 25

Pat’s Embroidery
Vendor: Pat Helmbold
P.O. Box 580
Mi Wuk Village, CA 95346
Physical Address: 23945 Crossley Way
Mi Wuk Village, CA 95346
Phone: 1(209) 586-6126
Fax: 1(209) 586-6126
E-mail: p.helmbold@mlode.com

Pat's Embroidery offers embroidered clothing and specialty items including shirts, blouses, sweats, fleeces, windbreakers and various other items like towels, throws, garment bags, etc. Almost any item which can be, embroidered, may be done on request. She has a newly designed head study that can be embroidered on items. I just love her Berner medallion and edelweiss design.

Pat offers exclusive original designs by artist Mary Rogers plus other Berner designs. She also does custom logos and designs for individuals and Kennels. Individual designs and logos for all occasions are her specialty. Prices are competitive for clothing items and special orders completed on a price quoted basis.

Visa and Master Cards are accepted.

Pat donated two embroidered Berner denim shirts for the 2010 Berner-Garde Fundraiser.










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We had one more vendor at the 2011 Specialty in Oconomowoc!

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Shopping at the 2010 Specialty in Oconomowoc, WI
June 23, 2010 - Part 26

Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Nashoba Valley (BMDCNV)
Linda Botti, Ways and Means Chair
84 Kings Point Road West
Bath, Maine
E-Mail: pawsnshop@bmdcnv.org
Web site: www.bmdcnv.org/shop

Their motto is: "We stock the most unique and creative Bernese Mountain Dog apparel, accessories and gifts around!" Every season there is fresh and exciting Bernerabilia to be had. For apparel, you can choose your own embroidery style. For the home you can personalize their exclusive offerings of gifts or treat yourself! For the holidays, you cadd to your ornament collection and for infants and toddlers, they have T-shirts and hoodies. For your jewelry box, you can pick and personalize your favorite. They also have an expanded selection for your dogs.

They also welcome donations of your clean, gently used Berner apparel to their "Vintage Collection" - "Don't give it to Goodwill. Give it to US!" is their motto.

Here are some featured items they have: Berner Sennenhund T-shirt (long or short sleeve - $18 to $26,) Berner Sennenhund or Bern Zipper Pull ($8.)

They donated a Berner Sennenhund T-shirt and Zipper Pull to the 2010 Berner-Garde Fundraiser.






Everyone needs a good brush for their Berner!!

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Shopping at the 2010 Specialty in Oconomowoc, WI
June 24, 2010 - Part 27

Whitman Sharpening
Ralph, Gene, Lane
510 Simons Street
Coleman, MI 48618
Phone: 1-888-881-1725
E-Mail: sales@whitmansharpening.com
Web Site: www.whitmansharpening.com

Whitman's provides on-site sharpening of scissors in their specially equipped trailer/trade booth and has a selection of wonderful brushes, combs and scissors. If you have the right equipment, it makes a big difference in keeping your dog groomed nicely! You can get your scissors sharpened on site or send them in by mail for sharpening. Tools work so much better when they are sharpened than when they are dull. Check out their website at: sales@whitmansharpening.com - for prices for sharpening and for grooming tools. They also carry clippers, shampoo, UltraLift Tables, dryers and more.









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Remember when you shop with the vendors to tell them that you saw their article on Joye Neff's Shopping at the 2010 Specialty series.

HAPPY SHOPPING~!

Joye Neff
Berner Shopper
Mt. Lebanon,
Pittsburgh, PA






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