Posts by Wendell August:
You will be talking about Hydrangea from our Entertainment Series and Impressions in Copper long after the show closes down. These pieces are sure to be best sellers. In addition, Wendell August is launching the Celebration Series. This collection includes several pieces meant for the special moments in life. And when you’re not celebrating in style, you can give in style. The new Giving Plates are unique pieces meant to be passed on from home to home as a gesture of love. Also new to 2013, the Celebrate ornaments from Old Forge Pewter. This 12 piece collection features ornaments meant to be given as gifts. They’re for sisters, mothers, friends and mentors. Each ornament features a word of importance on the front, and an inspiring quote on the back, and are prefect for giving all year round. Also new are several purses in our Madison Avenue Handbag Collection. From Hydrangea to Gifts from the Sea, stop by our booth (Made in America Pavilion, Booth 2200, Building 3, Floor 2) or check online for more breathtaking pieces.
Show Specials! Stop by in Atlanta or order online during the dates of the show and receive incredible deals. Orders over $300 will receive free shipping. If can get the Celebrate Collection for only $200 (MSRP $485), with an purchase of $500 or more, that includes the purchase of the Celebrate Collection. Also get great discounts that that feature our Heritage Ornament Collection and new Celebrate Ornaments from Old Forge Pewter. Other deals include free mirror with any Madison Avenue Purse. Stop by our booth to see all the incredible new pieces and show specials (Made in America Pavilion, Booth 2200, Building 3, Floor 2) or see them on our wholesale site.
Wendell August is thrilled to once again be part of The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market from January 11th to 15th. We’re bringing in a new handcrafted design, that our master die engravers have been working on for weeks. In addition to additions to our Heritage Collection, we’re bring a new metal into our sleek Impressions Series. If you thought aluminum looked good, just wait until you see copper. These handcrafted pieces are made in America, which not only means enduring quality, but enduring beauty. Check back in the days to come as we launch these incredible pieces, and more! We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta, at the Made in America Pavilion, Booth 2200, Building 3, Floor 2.
Who said Christmas shopping can’t be fun? Each of our stores is putting on festive festivities for all to enjoy! AND special in-store deals to boot!
Grove City, PA Flagship- Holiday Artisan Trail Event- 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Visit the Wendell August flagship store on Saturday December 8th to experience and enjoy some of the area’s best. Including local artists, Deer Creek Wine tasting, Pastries by Andria and other tasty treats. While shopping Wendell August this day, you will have the opportunity to have your items signed by one of our Master Die Engravers and enjoy exclusive Holiday Specials, including 20% off purchases over $100!
Holmes County, Ohio- 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Celebrating the Gifts of the Season. Toy Drive: Bring in a new or slightly used toy today and receive a coupon for $10.00 off of your order. Toys will benefit local families in need of some Holiday Cheer for their children. Get FREE Hot chocolate and cookies. In store deals include Buy 4 get the 5th FREE on all Christmas Ornaments –OR– Spend $100 and get 20% off your order (Offers are not combinable). Each purchase Enters you into a holiday drawing for a Holiday Gift Set ($200 Value) Santa’s Magic Key, Wintersong Helena Bowl, Bronze Paperwhite Christmas Ornament. There will also be a Kids Christmas Coloring Contest!
Exton, PA- Celebrating the Gifts of the Season: Saturday, December 8, 2012 – 10-4 — Maria Liberati will be in store from 12-3. She will be doing a book signing and sampling of recipes from her Gourmand World Award Winning book The Basic Art of Italian Cooking: Holidays & Special Occasions-2nd edition. Spend $100 and get 20% off your order — Enter to win in our holiday drawing –Kids Christmas Coloring Contest –Holiday Treats.
Wendell August is teaming up with Molly Nece again from the Molly Sunshine Group to host the last Wendell Women & Wine event of 2012. The event is held in our retail store and jewelry studio on Main Street at Exton, and attendees can expect to get a lot accomplished while having lots of fun.
Molly is leading expert in the development of human potential and will be motivating attendees for success! At each party, she will engage you with fun ways to make meaningful connections with women in the room sharing similar passions. After all, people like doing business with people they like! We’ll help connect you with other women who can meet your personal and professional needs, and what better to help you mingle than a little fine wine, of course. Who would have thought networking can and should be fun!
While you are in the shop, you will be the first to see newly released jewelry designed by Wendell August’s own Emily Hendrie. Not only will you get to see it, you’ll get a free gift just for attending! 10% of purchases will be donated to a local charity.
So come get motivated, meets some new friends, make connections, save on some of the best American made entertaining pieces, benefit a great charity with a great purpose, and meet Molly. With so many reasons to come, why would you stay home!? Tickets are only $20. Only a limited amount of tickets are available, so don’t wait too long!
Purchase your tickets online at http://mollysunshinetour.ticketleap.com/wendell-august-women-and-wine/
A schedule of events along with the topic of Molly’s keynote speeches are below:
Feburary 15th – Sunshine Productivity: The Four Things that Can Cost You or Launch You into Greatness!
April 18th – Chasing Stars: The Five P’s to Dreaming Big and Shining Bright
June 20th – The Good Life: The Five Essentials to Pursuing Happiness
October 17th – Be the Donkey: Shake it Off and Step it Up
The school year is quickly approaching and we have many children in our communities that are in need. During the month of August, bring at least 4 non-perishable food goods, or 4 school supplies to Wendell August retail stores and receive a $10 coupon. One coupon per family. This is our way to give back to the community, and reward you in the process.
Wendell August is pleased to announce that retailers across the country are now receiving Wendell August merchandise. Our Wholesale Partner program is coming to fruition, and soon, people who have never known us will be displaying our products in their homes. We couldn’t be more pleased.
When someone can see and hold a Wendell August piece in their hands, more times than not the products sells itself. After all, they are beautifully handcrafted, one by one, with American artisan pride. We also know that retailers need some help getting people to the store to see these products, and knowing the story behind product produced can definitely add value, and push a potential buyer to becoming a customer. For these reasons, we’ve created have introduced the Wholesale Toolbox.
Harnessing the suite of information and materials in the Wholesale Toolbox empowers our partners. They can speak to the rich history of Wendell August that has transpired over nearly 80 years, and the 100% American made craftsmanship and the handcrafted production process that ensures each piece is just a little bit unique. Also included are beautiful photographs that can be used in advertising, and product sheets showing the collection for merchandising on the floor.
It is our job to provide what is needed to help our partners sell, and we believe this is a huge leap in providing selling support. We are not done. We will continue to add to these materials, and provide a level of service unmatched in the wholesale industry.
If you are a Wholesale Partner, and have a need for information and materials that are not met by the Wholesale Toolbox, let us know. We will make every effort to put the right tools in your hand.
While working toward earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Temple University, Emily Hendrie learned a variety of skills that prepared her for any artistic career she might choose. But, little did she know that a career would soon choose her.
Shortly after graduation, she was recruited in 2008 to work for Wendell August Forge as its first female craftsperson. But it’s when she began designing jewelry for the company that she found her true calling.
In June 2009, she began a line of “upcycled” jewelry using aluminum and bronze pieces that did not quite pass inspection because of small imperfections on the giftware. She eliminates the imperfections and creates jewelry using the rest.
“I’ll use pieces and not realize where they came from, but then I’ll see a piece a wood grain, for example, and I recognize it from a baby plate that we make,” she explains. “Depending on the size of the piece and the surface size of the design, I’ll turn it into a long necklace or earrings or a ring – I let the piece determine what type of jewelry it will ultimately be.”
During the summer of 2010, Emily is excited to share the new Wendell August jewelry collection. Designed completely by her, Emily describes the collection as “pieces that will appeal to any demographic and can be worn for any occasion.”
“It was important for us to create a jewelry line that will fit in perfectly with the style of Wendell August,” she says.
In her spare time, Emily enjoys watching movies, going out with her friends, traveling, drawing, and painting.
Wendell August is excited to partner with the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation for our second release of Civic Arena Roof products. A portion of the proceeds will go to the foundation to benefit the area’s youth.
Own a piece of history…
More than a building, the Civic Arena has inspired with its performances, provoked camaraderie with its sports, and imbedded itself into the fabric of Western Pennsylvania. However, often overlooked is a historical significance that goes well beyond our region. The Igloo was the first major sports venue in the world to have a retractable roof. America’s first high school basketball All-Star game was held under the dome. Elvis Presley would play his final New Year’s Eve show there on December 31, 1976. At the Civic Arena, history happened.
The Igloo lives on…
The Civic Arena witnessed decades of change in Pittsburgh. While it saw the demise of the steel industry, and the loss of hundreds of thousands of residents, it also experienced the city’s renaissance. Smokestacks came down, and modern glass skyscrapers went up. Smog dissipated and life came back to the city’s rivers. While one of the most recognizable skylines in the world is changing… change in the Steel City is nothing new. In Pittsburgh, “change” is an asset. The Civic Arena was part of that change, and in each of these pieces, The Igloo lives on.
Wednesday February 8th at 9:00 AM EST, join us as we celebrate the many memories that were had at the arena with the Civic Arena Collection. Fifteen pieces are available to you, all of which can be put to use, or held with other treasured possessions in the display case.
The Atlanta show is a wrap, and we couldn’t be happier with the results. We met a lot of people, shook a lot of hands, and in the end, ushered in an impressive group of unique partners to the Wendell August family through our newest division, Retail Partners. Highlights from the show include:
1. 157 new partners
2. Representing 38 states from Maine to Washington, California to Florida, and all points in between
3. American’s aren’t the only ones loving Wendell August products. We are now in Canada, and officially international!
4. 10% of the stores are actually located on Main Street
5. We have new partners in an array of industries including resorts, hospital gift stores, museums, and national parks.
7. One of the gift shops in San Francisco, has been buying and selling antique Wendell August Forge pieces for many years, and recently sold the entire collection to the William Randolph Hearst family!
We couldn’t have asked for a better way to launch this new division of our company. With this kind of momentum Wendell August’s American craftsmanship will quickly spreading through shops and households all over the American continent.