Welcome to the Midwest-CBK Design, Style, Sparkle blog; your place for product news, trend information, and display ideas. We are a leading designer and manufacturer of Midwest-CBK™ holiday and gift products. We feature innovative and original artist-driven designs which are created by our in-house design team as well as nationally known licensed artists.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Nature's Soul

Nature's Soul is a heartfelt and inspirational gift collection from Midwest-CBK. This collection was inspired by the love of art and craftsmanship shared by father and daughter. Barbara Musch, a longtime designer at our company has always been inspired by her father's metal work and the contrast between the beauty of the piece and the roughness of the material. From this contrast - Nature's Soul was born. Nature's Soul gifts and accessories make great holiday gifts for those you love, for someone who needs comfort or to celebrate faith.   Ask your gift retailer about Nature's Soul from Midwest-CBK. Retailers - in-stock and ready to ship in time for holiday sales.  http://www.mwcbk.com/

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Vintage French Bistro Set

http://www.mwcbk.com/Enjoy the romance of Parisienne bistros without leaving home with this chic bistro set from Midwest-CBK. Perfect for patio, porch or a sunroom. Enjoy a croissant and a café au lait and you'll feel like you are sitting on the Champs de Lysee. Retailers  - in-stock and ready to ship at http://www.mwcbk.com/

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Vintage French Collection

Introducing, Midwest-CBK's Vintage French collection -  ooh la la, c'est tres chic. We were fortunate to travel to Paris earlier this year to hunt down the latest trends in color, design and style for this collection.  What a great city to be inspired by - the sights, sounds, food and even architecture brought a wealth of ideas to our Design and Product Development teams. Taking cues from cakes stands in legendary pastry shoppes to vintage lamps on picturesque streets to charming outdoor bistro furniture. we've brought Parisienne style to you.  Ask your local retailers about Vintage French from Midwest-CBK. Retailers - for complete product collection and to order online go to  http://www.mwcbk.com/http://www.mwcbk.com/

Monday, September 19, 2011

Beauty of Blown Glass Ornaments

Decorating with blown glass ornaments adds sparkle to any setting. Display on your christmas tree, hang with a ribbon or fill a glass jar or vessel with your favorite ornaments.  Stock-up for holiday sales - best-selling Christmas ornaments, décor, and gifts are in-stock and ready to ship today. Place your order at http://www.mwcbk.com/http://www.mwcbk.com/

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Nostalgia - A Strong Trend This Christmas Season

One of the strongest Christmas trends you'll see this coming season is nostalgia.  From decorating the Christmas tree, baking cookies and spending time with family - there has never been a more important time to celebrate family traditions.  At Midwest-CBK, nostalgia for Christmas is what inspires us - we feel like we work in Santa's workshop all year round.   Retailers:  Midwest-CBK Christmas decor, figurines, ornaments and more, are in-stock now and ready to ship today - shop online at http://www.mwcbk.com/

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Stock-Up For Christmas Sales!

Retailers - we have best-selling Christmas characters, ornaments, decor and gifts in-stock and ready to ship. Order now at www.mwcbk.com to stock your shelves in time for Christmas sales.


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Social Media Webinar for Midwest-CBK Retailers

Coming September 27th - A Social Media Webinar for Midwest-CBK Retailers! Join us for "Our Holiday Gift to You - A Seasonal Marketing Guide for This Wonderful (And Busy) Time of Year!"

This is a free social media webinar presented by Snap Retail. SnapRetail’s Crystal Vilkaits shares with you tips and startegies to use Social Media to promote your business. Join us on Tues, Sept 27 at 11:00 am EST.

For more info and to RSVP- http://ow.ly/6rYny

Friday, September 9, 2011

Spooky Bottle Toppers - Party Ready!

Hosting a haunted house party or a spooktacular fright night? Add a spooky glow to your bar or table with light-up, shimmer bottle toppers from Midwest-CBK. In a variety of designs and colors, bottle toppers also make great hostess gifts. Ask your local gift, garden or specialty store about Halloween bottle toppers from Midwest-CBK. Retailers stock-up for halloween sales - best-selling items are in stock and ready to ship today!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Fall is in the air

Every year when back-to-school shopping begins, we start to see touches of Halloween decorations and costumes pop up in local stores and we always ask "is it too soon?" Here at Midwest-CBK, holidays are our life, we go home at the end of every day covered in glitter - so it is never too soon. Your local gift and specialty stores will soon be setting up spooktacular displays so shop early for best the selection. Retailers: Midwest-CBK Halloween items are in-stock and ready to ship.