Welcome. Kevin and I were at the California Gift Show last Monday, July 21, looking for new products. Only found a couple of new things, which we’ll have up on the Web site soon. I wanted to let you know that if you like artwork in a Japanese motif then you are going to be thrilled at our latest find.
Gold Leaf Paintings: These are absolutely the most beautiful paintings I have seen outside of major museums. The quality of these paintings is reminiscent of religious icons. Painstakingly created with actual gold leaf applied to the mounting surface, then hand painted in Japanese style Cranes and Bamboo. You can see the outline of each 4”x 4” gold leaf hidden deep in the background by the artist. The whole painting is then covered with a clear coat that protects the painting and gives an unbelievable depth. We picked out several painting measuring 16” x 24” and a suite of 4 panels measuring a total of 40” x 60” (each panel is 40” x 15”) Starting at less than $100.00, this may be the most incredible deal we have ever come across.
Gold Leaf Vases: We also picked up matching bamboo and crane motif flower vases. Ceramic vases, (will hold water) finished in the same Gold Leaf and painted with some of the same designs. We picked out just a couple to see if this is something you would like. If so, then we are inclined to carry the whole line. Vases start at $50.00 and go to $100.00. If you need to find a gift that will truly blow the person away, this is it.
I wanted to also note that sometimes we find these products and the opportunity to acquire them doesn’t last too long. The company producing doesn’t make it, the merchandise becomes too expensive, or any number of changing circumstance. How many times have we all passed on purchasing something, decided later that we really wanted it, only to find it gone with no more available. Please do not let this pass you by.
When traveling to shows we are confronted with thousands of companies making millions of products. Once in a great while we find something that is so extraordinary that we have to get it NOW. This is one of those products.
We will have pictures and availability within a couple of weeks. Check back.