Shopping at the
BMDCA National Specialty 2007
Shopping at the BMDCA National Specialty 2007
I love being at the Specialty each year and seeing
so many wonderful, sweet Berners. I also enjoy shopping at the vendor
booths! I know that many people are not able to attend the specialty
for a variety of reasons, and would love to attend also. I can't bring
you the Berners, but I can bring you the...... SHOPPING!!!
The Isle of Dogs had a display of their various grooming items for dogs - I heard several people talking to them about how much they loved their products. Be sure to read about their discount program for Berner people.
SHOPPING AT THE 2007 SPECIALTY Louisville, Kentucky
May 17, 2007 - Part 4
ISLE OF DOGS
It's always exciting at the Specialty to visit
next's years booth to see the items for next year's specialty. The
2008 specialty will be held in Warwick, RI and the Nashoba Valley club
has done an exceptional job of choosing a lovely logo and placing it
on wonderful items.
SHOPPING AT THE 2007 SPECIALTY
Louisville, Kentucky May 19, 2007 - Part 6
SHOPPING AT THE 2007 SPECIALTY Louisville, Kentucky May 20, 2007 - Part 7
WADDELL ART WORKS
Hailey, ID 83333
Phone: (208) 788-4953
Cell Phone: (208) 309-0352
Fax: (208) 788-4952
Web Site: www.tuckered.net
This is Theodores first childrens book and the idea for this book came from his lovable Bernese Mountain Dogs. He is an artist who loves nature and animals, especially Bernese Mountain Dogs! The illustrations were done by Ted Waddell and the story by writer Ted Beckstead, who is a foreign expert for an international radio station in China. Tucker Gets Tuckered is a charming story about a playful Berner who has to get involved in absolutely everything! Its no wonder, he gets "all tuckered out."
Tucker Gets Tuckered ~ Childrens Book - $16.99
Theodore donated a copy of his book, "Tucker Gets Tuckered," to the 2007 Berner-Garde Fundraiser.
I have several items that I have bought over the years from this vendor. Two years ago, I splurged and bought a beautiful jacket from Michael. Every time I wear it, I get compliments!
SHOPPING AT THE 2007 SPECIALTY Louisville, Kentucky May 21, 2007 - Part 8
14796 Dove Road
Grass Valley, CA 95949
Phone: (530) 477-5925
Fax: (530) 477-2792
Web Site: www.gonedoggin.com
Vests ? design your own vest (pick the throw and then decide where to place the Berners on your vest) - $55
Coag ? hip length coat ?
design your own coat (pick the throw and then decide where to place the Berners for your coat) - $200
Table Runners - $50
Placemats (Set of 4) - $50
Throws - $89.95
Bell Pulls - $39
Night Switch Plates ? Single - $12.95; Double - $14.95
Cutting Boards - $35
Night Lights - $24.95
Day Bags ? tapestry day bag (design it the way you want it) - $45
Hang Bag ? two designs available ? single or double sided - $55
Pillows - $39
Tote - $38
Berner Milano Music Box ? choice of wood, music and artwork - $75
Berner Treasure Music Box - $58
Berner Mouse Pad - $14.50
Youre going to love this web site and the gorgeous Berner items you can order.
Gone Doggin donated a beautiful Berner Clock to the 2007 Berner-Garde Fundraiser
The BMDCA had some wonderful new items that were "selling like hotcakes" at the Specialty. It took a lot of workers to keep up with the people buying their items!!
SHOPPING AT THE 2007 SPECIALTY Louisville, Kentucky May 22, 2007 - Part 9
BMDCA Web Site: bmdca.org (BMDCA Store)
Of course one of the "hottest" items is always the BMDCA Yearbook! - $45 (plus shipping if you order on line and didnt pick it up at the Specialty) Previous year's Yearbooks are also available while they last:
2005 - $42
2004 - $45
2003 - $42
2002 - $48
2001 - $45
2000 - $45
1998 - $43
You can get the years 1968 through 2000 as a CD - $85
Every Berner person should have a copy of the Illustrated Standard - $8
You should also have a copy of the BMD Handbook, too - $1.50
They had some fantastic soft sweaters, jackets, sweatshirts and T-shirts, all with the national BMDCA logo.
The BMDCA donated a very nice jacket to the 2007 Berner-Garde Fundraiser
I always enjoy shopping at the Alpen Schatz booth. Mary Dawn has a lot of wonderful Swiss items and her Swiss outfits for both women and men are just gorgeous!!
SHOPPING AT THE 2007 SPECIALTY Louisville, Kentucky May 23, 2007 - Part 10
Mary Dawn DeBriae
307 E. Colorado Avenue
Phone: (970) 728-4433 Toll Free: (888) 882-5736
Fax: (303) 484-3612
Web Site: www.alpenschatz.com
Mary Dawn offer exclusive alpine handicrafts imported from the original craftsmen in the heart of the Swiss, Italian, and Austrian Alps. Some of the items are:
Swiss Leather Carting Harness Original Swiss Dog Collars - $89.95 to $139.95
Austrian Dog Collars - $59.95 to $79.95
Dirndls and Lederhosen are available for both adults and children, as well as Alpine Hats
Swiss Cow Bells - Treicheln Bells - $12 to $125
Glocken Bells - $26 to $110
Yodeling Marmots - $34.95
Edelweiss Scarf Ornament - These rustic Edelweiss scarf ornaments dress up cotton and silk scarves for any occasion.
Each Edelweiss ornament measures 2" across. $22.00
Stuffed Bernese Mountain Dogs - $18.95 to the rideable Berner at $395
Traditional alpine belts are worn by the people in the Swiss Alps on a day to day basis, as well as for festive occasions. The belts depict either the Edelweiss flower or the Alpine Herdsmen themes. - $129.95
The Alpen Schatz warm fuzzy fleece pullovers are made in Italy by an Austrian designer. They sport Edelweiss embroidery as well as edelweiss pins as decoration. - $125
Swiss Zigg Bottles with Edelweiss - These trendy, eco-friendly Swiss water bottles are made out of light weight aluminum. The interior is coated with an all natural FDA approved vegetable coating, guaranteed not to absorb the flavor of the last beverage held in the bottle. $16 (special price to Berner people - $10)
Mary Dawn has donated a red Swiss Collar for the 2007 Berner-Garde Fundraiser
This vendor has some very nice Berner items youll want to be sure to check them out!
SHOPPING AT THE 2007 SPECIALTY Louisville, Kentucky May 24, 2007 - Part 11
Nina Amolsch & Mel Bowman
8319 Brickle Lane
Phone: (248) 360-7752 Cell Phone: (586) 904-0175
Fax: (248) 360-7752
Nina and Mel have exquisite European Leather attire and accessories.
Tierisch Exclusiv Custom German orders available pdf on line catalogue available through Pet Fabulous
Handmade in England slip leads, show sets, loop leads, house collars, half checks rolled leads and traffic handle prices start at $30 and up
Horse Brasses from England with Bernese hand forged with leather strap - $20
Handcrafted one-piece leather key chain of Bernese Mountain Dog - $15
Bernese ceramic tiles - $12 each or in the following:
With trivet - $20
Letter Holder - $35
Lazy Susan - $48
Pen/Pencil Holder - $25
Pet Fabulous donated a lovely memory box with a Bernese Ceramic tile on top for the 2007 Berner-Garde Fundraiser
I just love shopping at the regional club booths! They always have such wonderful, creative items.
SHOPPING AT THE 2007 SPECIALTY Louisville, Kentucky May 25, 2007 - Part 12
LONE STAR BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG CLUB
Michael and Beverly Hilmes
6403 Meadowcrest Lane
Phone: (817) 430-2850
Happy-Go-Lucky Bernese Mt. Dog made by Stone Critters ® - 4 inches tall - $10
Conformation Purple Ribbon Mouse Pads - $10
Conformation Purple Ribbon Mugs - $10
Black Metal Leash Holder
Black Metal Welcome Sign
Copper and Black Metal Weather Vane Garden Pole or Rooftop Mount
Leather Berner Door Knob Jingle Bells - $10
LSBMDC logo embroidered Sports Bag with carry Handle and Shoulder Strap - $25
The Lone Star BMD Club donated both a black metal leash rack and a black metal welcome sign to the 2007 Berner-Garde Fundraiser.
Another great regional club with some terrific Berner items!!
SHOPPING AT THE 2007 SPECIALTY Louisville, Kentucky May 26, 2007 - Part 13
HEARTLAND BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG CLUB
Ways & Means Chair
2261 N. 1137 Road
Cell Phone: (785) 331-8028
Web Site: www.hbmdc.org
The Heartland Club has a great classic Berner shirt
Im No Saint, Im a Berner T-Shirts $20 (Adults) $15 (Kids)
Their Heart Shaped Logo is really nice and available on many items:
T-Shirts pigment dyed 100% cotton in a wide selection of colors - $25
Long sleeved T-Shirts - $30
Sweatshirts Crewneck - $40 for all sizes
Pique Polo Shirts - $40
Denim twill shirts Mens and Womens - $45
Embroidered Denim Jacket - $55
Lapel Pins - $3.50
The Heartland Club donated an embroidered denim jacket (size XL) to the 2007 Berner-Garde Fundraiser.
SHOPPING AT THE 2007 SPECIALTY Louisville, Kentucky May 27, 2007 - Part 14
KELP PRODUCTS OF FLORIDA, Inc.
7912 Rutillio Court
New Port Richey,
Phone: (727) 842-5757
Toll Free: (800) 932-7089
Fax: (727) 842-5047
Web Site: kelpproductsofflorida.com
Kelp Products offers your dogs an all natural supplement containing the properties of true Norwegian kelp, combined with a natural nutritional yeast formula made from organically grown vegetables. They are dairy free, free of preservatives and low in fat. They carry the Vegetarian Blend with Garlic and the Vegetarian Blend. priced at $19.95 for the 1 pound pail to $139.95 for the 10 pound pail.
Kelp Products also carry a variety of lovely items in many breeds including:
Ornaments crystals with laser design - $19.95
Enameled glass ornament with 22 kt. outline - $18.95
Acrylic Christmas ornament with red ribbon - $19.95
Cutting Boards tempered glass - $29.95
Intarsia using various hardwoods pieced together heads - $150;
full bodies - $175
Night Light Ornaments - $24.95
Handmade dolls with ceramic heads and cloth bodies Medium - $75; Large & Giant - $85
Garden Stones for your yard or garden - $95
Stained Glass (12 inch circle) - $130
Stained Glass Heads - $49.95
Key Chains - $6.95
Kelp Products donated a pail of Vegetarian Blend with Garlic Norwegian Kelp for the 2007 Berner-Garde Fundraiser.
SHOPPING AT THE 2007 SPECIALTY Louisville, Kentucky May 28, 2007 - Part 15
Marcy J. Wright
5758 Hawley Court
Phone: (614) 764-1488
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Web Site: www.pawsitivekneads.net
Pawsitive Kneads, LLC specializes in integrative massage therapy for dogs and uses a variety of massage techniques, lymph drainage, spinal modalities, Reiki and gait analysis. She is located in Columbus, Ohio. She works with dogs in general relaxation, range of motion, pre and post event, post surgical and massage for the aging dog.
SHOPPING AT THE 2007 SPECIALTY Louisville, Kentucky May 29, 2007 - Part 16
TAILS R US
8650 E. Wood Drive
Phone: (480) 443-8824 or (602) 315-1281
I just love the Diane Wat hand painted shirts that Nancy Stewart carries. They are so unusual and everyone comments on them! My favorite shirt is the "Im Not Listening" short sleeve tee in watermelon for $46, and the "Personal Trainer" short sleeve tee in purple for $46 is also great! Youll also love the "She Who Sleeps with Dogs" night shirt.
Nancy donated a Diane Wat "Im Not Listening" T-shirt for the 2007 Berner-Garde Fundraiser.
SHOPPING AT THE 2007 SPECIALTY Louisville, Kentucky May 30, 2007 - Part 17
THE TRUMAN COLLAR
98 Settlers Drive
Phone: (207) 422-3764
Web Site: www.thetrumancollar.com
The Truman Collar specializes in custom made collars and leashes to suit your dog and personal style. Debby has a large selection of edelweiss and other Swiss trims for your collars and leashes. The collars and leashes are not only beautiful, but are also affordable. Here are the prices:
Fabric Buckle Collars - $11.50
Fabric Martingale Collars - $13.50
Trim Buckle and Martingale Collars - $16.50
Fabric Leashes - $17 to $22
Trim Leashes - $17 to $22
Holiday Collars and Leashes - $11.50 to $16
Poo Bag Dispensers - $6.
Debby donates 25% of every collar and leash sold to the Morris Animal Foundation to fund research on hemolytic anemia. To date, Debby has donated $7,870 to the fund in loving memory of her sweet Truman.
Debby made a nice donation for the 2007 Berner-Garde Fundraiser
. Shopping at the 2007 BMDCA Specialty May 31, 2006 - Part 17
4965 Franktown Road
Home: (775) 885-7990
Cell: (775) 315-0900
And Elke Adair
16555 Red Rock Road
Reno, NV 89506
Home: (775) 969-3140
Cell: (775) 742-7206
The goal of Monets Gallery is to find or make items that are not available from the major vendors and clubs. Customers can also order many of their items customized with the buyers Berners. They carry a wonderful selection of note cards, note papers and matted prints. Other items available include: Berner/dog and Swiss theme jewelry, material and ribbon trim by the yard, lederhosen for children, frames, night lights, Berner figurines and magnets. They also had the recent Swiss first day issue stamps and envelopes. Their prices are reasonable so be sure to check them out by sending an e-mail to Carol Ganz or Elke Adair. They dont have a web site yet, but I can tell you that their items are very nice!!
Monet's Gallery donated some nice Berner items to the 2007 Berner-Garde Fundraiser
I am always happy to see Eve Lapolla at any Berner event and usually end up buying several items from her. Eve always has several tables full of beautiful Berner items and a big crowd looking and buying things from her.
Shopping at the 2007 BMDCA Specialty June 1, 2006 ~ Part 18
5599 Olentangy River Rd.
Phone: (800)227-0914, access code 16 or (614) 451-0914
Fax: (800)227-0914, access code 16, push *,5,1
Web site: http://www.byjove.net/store/customer/home.php
Eve Lapolla started By Jove approximately ten years ago out of desperation. When she got her first Berner, she would shop the dog shows and pet stores for Berner "stuff" but was not able to find much of anything that had a Bernese Mountain Dog on it. She decided to create her own little niche for Berner lovers and By Jove was created.
Eve has more Berner products than any other vendor I have ever seen and Ive bought a lot of things from her and love them all! She carries address books, aprons, artwork, barrettes, baseball caps, belts, bibs, books, bookends, bowls, boxes, butter dishes, cabinet knobs, candles and candle stick holders, canister sets, cd holders, cell phone covers, checkbook Christmas cards, covers, clocks, coasters, cookie jars, crate tags, decals and stickers, door mats, frames, garden flags, glasses, golf club head covers, house tiles, imported plates, jewelry, jewelry boxes, kids items (which arent very easy to find,) light switch covers, mirrors, music boxes, nesting dolls, night shirts, ornaments, painted rocks, pants, pillows, pillow cases, pitchers, plates, playing cards, purses, puzzles, salt and pepper shakers, shelf sitters, shirts, shorts, slippers, snow globes, soap dishes, socks, stained glass, statues, sugar bowls, sun catchers, suspenders, sweatshirts, throws, ties, tiles and trivets, tooth fairy boxes, totes, towels, toys, treat boxes, umbrellas, walking sticks, wallets, wallpaper borders, watches, weather vanes, wine glasses, wrapping paper, wreaths and a whole lot more!!!
Eve has Berner products to fit everyones budget and its all nice!!! You have to visit her web site ~
It is full of wonderful Berner things. Youll be happy you did!
Eve has donated several of her great items to the 2007 Berner-Garde Fundraiser
Another club at the Specialty who had some very nice Berner items was the BMD Club of NE Illinois!
SHOPPING AT THE 2007 SPECIALTY Louisville, Kentucky June 2, 2007 - Part 20
Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Northeast Illinois
Buffy Cramer-Hamman - Ways and Means
Phone: (847) 695-8023
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and.....
Dee McDuffe - Ways and Means
Phone: (630) 365-0190
Web Site .http://www.bmdcni.org.
I really liked this club's travel mugs and cups. They had a Berner on them - smiling, of course - and they can be personalized. The cost was just $8 each or two for $15. Their colorful "Berners Rule" and "Spoiled Rotten Berner" pillows were really cute. The bone magnets were just $6 each and were available in: Tracking Berner, Draft Berner, Conformation Berner, Rally Berner, Agility Berner and Obedience Berner. They also had a big stuffed Berner, lovely embroidered shirts with their logo and a gorgeous hand pained plate ($25.)
I think it's wonderful when people support the regional clubs, and you can get some terrific Berner items while you're doing it!!!
Shopping at the 2007 BMDCA Specialty June 3, 2007 ~ Part 21
973 Cole Road
Phone: (614) 878-9017
Fax: (614) 878-9017
Web Site: www.StudioHonline.com
Ingrid Hubbard does absolutely beautiful work!! All Studio Hs items are hand crafted by Ingrid and are truly unique. Although Berners are featured, Ingrid has branched out to other breeds, including Clumbers, German Shepherss, Golden Retrievers and Great Danes. Ingrid is currently working on other breeds, so if you want another breed, send her a note to see if that breed will be added to her line soon. She will be coming out with some new items in her line soon, so be sure to check her web site frequently to see the new breeds and items, and spread the word!
Her lovely necklaces ($45) are hand crafted, making each piece a unique work of art. The hair on the small heads is individually engraved into the polymer clay before baking. The heads are then painted with four coats of paint and sprayed with a sealer. The combination of the necklaces and heads cannot be repeated and is limited to the stock on hand. Similar necklaces can be custom ordered in colors you specify.
Pendants ($75) ~ The beautiful pendants are individually hand-painted from a photograph of your dog. Painted on agate, natural stone or glass, each pendant is sure to cause attention at your next dog show. The pendants are about 2-1/2 inches long, depending upon the stone or agate. Agates and stones come in many colors, including, green, blue, black, hot pink and natural. I have a gorgeous pendant of Nicky that Ingrid did two years ago for me and every time I wear it, I get compliments, even from non-dog people!
Shirts ($75) Jackets ($125) and Day Cases ($70): These items are hand painted from a photograph of your dog. All shirts include the pocket treatment and paw prints on the front. Jackets include the picture on the back and embellishments on the front. The day cases come in various styles and colors and are approximately 22 inches.
Custom-Made Wood Signs ($20) ~ These signs have a beautiful Berner head study on the left. You can choose from 65 sayings or put your dogs name and title on it, or any other saying youd like.
Ingrid is a draft judge and now carries a line of carts. She also does fantastic Faux Stained Glass Pictures. Be sure to check all of these items out on her website
:Ingrid has donated ten pieces of jewelry for the 2007 Berner-Garde Foundation Fundraiser and future fundraisers.
The Hunting Horn carries items that are "fit for a queen!"
Shopping at the 2007 BMDCA Specialty June 4, 2007 ~ Part 22
The Hunting Horn, LTD.
New Bern, NC
Phone: 203 733-2793
Web Site: http://huntinghorn.com
Established in 1986, Hunting Horn is dedicated to creating the very finest in design and workmanship in dog breed jewelry. Each piece of jewelry is cast and hand-finished by their own jewelers, and all precious gems are hand-set. The jewelry is in 14K and 18K gold. It is truly stunning dog jewelry. They have dog charms, bracelets, pendants, pins, tie tacks, rings and earrings in many different breeds.
Here are the Berner items:
18K Gold and Enamel Large Trotting Bernese Mountain Dog with Diamond Bale - $1,395
18K Gold and Enamel Large Bernese Mountain Dog Head - $1,395
14K Gold Large Trotting Bernese Mountain Dog - $895
14K Gold Medium Trotting Bernese Mountain Dog - $650
18K Gold and Enamel Large Trotting Bernese Mountain Dog - $1295
This jewelry will be a family heirloom! You really should go to the web site to see the elegant jewelry.Kathy also had some wonderful prints. The Roger Inman print is the one that I have framed and hanging in our bedroom.
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