The Life of a Piece of Bering’s Stationery!

Arzberger at Bering'sFrom time-to-time customers ask, “How do you decide on which invitations to order?” Not only do some of our customers inquire about the ordering process of the pretty paper adorning the aisles of our stationery department, they are also curious about other aspects of ordering from Bering’s Stationery. Customers are also interested in the turn-around time after placing their orders and intrigued with the touch points and immense attention to detail and care that the Bering’s way continually strives to achieve.

It is hard to describe the many benefits of ordering your stationery, invitations, etc. with us because simply listing out the process neglects the intangibles. The customer experience and genuine passion that goes into our customers’ orders can truly only be felt by visiting with one of our talented stationers.

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If you are a modern-day person on the go (as most of our customers are) then hang in there, because you might have already checked out, operating on the assumption that this sounds very timely! …Nope, not the case! While scheduling an appointment is always possible, we keep our stationery department staffed so that our stationers are readily available to assist customers, resulting in as quick or long of a visit as our customers deem necessary/have time for.

The behind-the-scenes process of lining the shelves with special invitations and more is a fun one, and one that we think you’ll enjoy reading about in this post.

Bering's StationersWhile we occasionally have local talent visit us to share their beautiful work, in hopes of selling it at our store – the majority of the time Bering’s stationers purchase from market (as seen in the picture above of Bering’s Stationers, Lois and Ben).

We are fans of teamwork and sharing ideas amongst our two Houston based stores – as seen in the image below. This is a follow-up buying meeting where department managers and merchandisers discuss and share their picks from the most recent market. This also enables us to better serve customer needs by being in the loop on emerging trends and requests from each store.

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Once current and new lines of stationery orders are ordered and received our merchandisers, Cynthia and Ed, tag the beautiful paper goods and prepare them for customers to purchase! If you can imagine, this is an especially arduous task preparing for the holiday season!!

Now that the pretty paper of all sorts has made its way to our shelves, our customers can shop for whatever occasion they desire! From birth announcements, moving cards, birthdays, weddings and more – the sky is the limit when it comes to reasons to shop in our stationery department! Some of our customers walk the department to get ideas for themes. In other words, party inspiration is assured in our stationery department!! The lynch pin in the process is you!!! Basically, all you need to do is show-up!

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partyplates*Paper goods are another reason why you have got to pay us a visit!!

We always suggest that our brides take time to look through our wall of invitation books and take their time doing so. That little nugget of advice is not just one that we save for brides! Should you have a little time, you will love doing the same for all of your paper good needs from Styrofoam cups to jotter cards, thank you cards, and more! In fact, we continue to be dazzled by Crane & Co.’s new book of stationery options.

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Here are some images from Crane’s new book of options we offer:

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Now you know a little bit about what goes on behind the scenes, we hope you’ll visit us soon. We will leave you with some recent images taken in our stationery department!

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As our stationery department founder, and Westheimer stationery manager, Ben Whitley, always says, “Say it on paper!”

-          Bering’s

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For in-house custom stationery orders, we generally take three days – that is it!!!

 

 

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Why LED?

Growing up our house and automobiles were never short of flashlights! Odds are you have at least two of your own. They also happen to make great gifts for the hard to buy for friend or family member.

From your child’s cartoon character flashlight to the spotlight your husband takes fishing or camping, what difference does it make if they are LED or not (LED – light emitting diode)? Even if you don’t think about flashlights, or understand what the buzz about LED is all about, then we think you’ll find this little blog post about flashlights very informative and helpful!

“Safety first” is a phrase that we are all familiar with, and keeping a well lit area is definitely conducive to ensuring your path is lit. In addition to having accessible light at all times, flashlights can be so helpful for even the smallest of needs – like dropping something small on the ground. If you know where your flashlights are, then kudos to you! After all, flashlights don’t do a lot of good if you don’t have them when you need them.

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Regardless if you do or you don’t know where your flashlights are, when you need one it is a big disappointment to realize the battery is dead or dying. This reason alone is a key factor as to why you should consider LED. In addition to the longer battery lives LED lights provide, the light source is far brighter and crisper.

Why LED?

We will use a simple keychain LED light as an example of why we are fans:

  1. Most keychain flashlights are powered by a single AAA battery and in high mode produce 138 Lumens. When compared to a classic/traditional incandescent bulb flashlight (that most everyone grew up with), the 3D-Cell battery model only puts out about 76.8 Lumens. Even if you aren’t familiar with “Lumens” you can do the math and see that LED produces about double the light.
  2. Brightness aside, battery life is the kicker! The average LED keychain with a AAA battery will last up to 55 hours, while your average 3D-Cell incandescent bulb flashlight will last about 2 hours.

Now you know about the value LED flashlights provide, be sure to have a flashlight handy!

Here are some of our top LED picks:

NEBO Redline Tactical LED Flashlight

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Maglite Solitaire Keychain Flashlight

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Classic Everyday Place Settings that Will Always Be!

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When it comes to registering for fine china as well as everyday china, unless you have a family collection to build on, or a pattern that instantly draws you in, it can be a bit daunting narrowing down your selection to just one! While we admit to loving all things tabletop, this blog entry will be focused on china patterns that are versatile, functional and as always – absolutely beautiful!! For those who have already registered and are not in the market to purchase new fine or casual / everyday china, we think you’ll be interested too. While there are certainly times in our lives that lend themselves to purchasing fine china as well as everyday place settings, we justify the purchase of pretty plates as “essential” to staying alive! …That might be a bit of a stretch, but if you have to have a plate, it might as well be nice to look at.

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Some of our favorite everyday place settings include Gien’s filet taupe, vert and bleu; Spode’s Blue Italian, Woodland, and their new Delamer Rural; Bernardaud’s Louvre, Juliska’s Berry & Thread, Vietri’s Incanto, Wedgwood’s Nantucket Basket, and the list goes on!! Each of these patterns offers an undeniable added element to love – they are all dishwasher safe!! Sometimes the “simple” task of having sit down dinners (even casual ones), meal planning and making your house presentable can result in a bit of a buzz kill. This is why having a beautiful pattern that achieves a pulled together look but without the hand-washing fuss is a good thing!

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Additionally, most all of these patterns mix nicely with other patterns. Mixing and matching can work nicely and actually add a personal touch complimenting your style. Regardless of your preference to mix and match or to go with all one pattern, did we mention the endless ways to decorate with plates?! Some of our favorite decorative uses are with bone china. Bone china is essentially white china. You can hang plates on a plate-wrack, or vertically stack them one on top of another on a wall. Both options make beautiful displays! Propping a plate or plates up on plate stands is another easy but classic way of decorating with your favorites.

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Now that we’ve mentioned functional and decorative uses for everyday place settings, it is important to note that special occasions are special with or without fine china. Fine china is truly divine and sets the most gorgeous of tabletops, but you can have just as pretty of a tabletop for your special occasions by changing up your linens and/or adding a pretty floral arrangement to your everyday setting. For example, you might want to add a red placemat to your white / tan or green place setting for Christmas dinners. You are only limited by your own imagination.

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When it comes to pretty plates, they are all lovely! Take a look at the options and know that if your lifestyle is more casual, there is definitely a beautiful pattern to fit your needs that is anything but hard to care for.  Remember, classic patterns in everyday place settings can be surprisingly easy to care for, resulting in pieces that will always be.

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Two Brothers, One American Dream & Some Serious Grit

With so many quality and good-looking options in luggage, you know you’ve discovered something special when something stands out and is just as appealing to the touch. Perhaps an even bigger draw can be pulled from knowing something is not only handmade, but made in Eden Prairie, Texas. Quite frankly, the list is too long to list when it comes to reasons why we continue to do so well with the distinguishable line of sophisticatedly rugged luggage. While you can’t help but do a double take when walking through our store (it literally jumps off of the shelf), knowing a little bit about the history of the line will most likely result in you wanting to share the line with friends and family.

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From a business stand-point, we always try to support local companies. We were founded in Houston, Texas almost 75 years ago and can appreciate the grit and quality put forth by entrepreneurs in our own backyard. Still, we are also very particular about the lines we sell. Being local is a huge plus, but quality and craftsmanship are equally, if not more, important.

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Bering’s president and CEO, Augie Bering V, first spotted the line at market and knew he’d found something special. Augie himself is an outdoor enthusiast and was drawn to the rugged masculinity and refined tailoring. While the good looking White Wing Label luggage might have drawn him in, visiting with Blake and Bryce Leggett, the founders of White Wing Label, is what closed the deal and resulted in Bering’s carrying their line.

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The brothers shared a little about the line, and made it even more appealing. Here is what you too might find incredible and noteworthy when holding a piece of their luggage. Behind every stitch is a little patriotism, love of family and a desire to make the next better than the last. White Wing Label co-founder, Blake Leggett, joined the Air Force right after high school. He was a helicopter gunman in the 20th Special Operations Squadron serving a tour in Africa when they were sent to Kuwait, not knowing their mission. It turns out it was a mission that we are all familiar with, the Iraqi invasion. Blake served two additional tours in Afghanistan, then came home and entered Texas A&M. His brother, and co-founder, entered Texas Tech. Both brothers graduated to a depressed economy in December of 2009, when jobs were scarce.

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Blake said, “What spurred us on was a little bit of anger. We’d done everything right, worked hard, gotten a college degree but there wasn’t a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow like we’d been told.” He added, “If you’ve got nothing, you’ve got nothing to lose. But we both had the tenacity to succeed.” The two quickly came up with a plan and channeled all of their energy into making it a success.

Because Blake had been in the military, he was well aware of the products that were used in the field and what soldiers valued in their daily operational duties. The brothers hired master craftsman, Juan Vasquez, who not only created their initial bulletproof military vests with a slip to hold laptops – but also taught the Leggett brothers the art of sewing. After successfully launching Leggett Tactical Solutions, LLC, designing and producing military equipment for the Department of Defense, Northrup Grumman and Quinetik North America; a year later the duo founded White Wing Label.

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Blake traces the line’s credo to a gentleman’s DNA and ties the mission of the company to their products. Their site elaborates on this philosophy with, “A gentleman has a special part of his brain that ignites like brush fire to the sound of a drag spooling off of a fishing reel…a man that knows how to tie a double Windsor, install a carburetor kit on a Tecumseh garden tiller and throw a castnet…” You get the idea. Blake added, “All of this resulting in modern construction with classic appeal. White Wing designs for the American gentleman. It’s built for folks of strong moral fiber who appreciate a hard day’s work.”

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Worth mentioning is that one side of Blake’s business card reads, “Ducit Amor Patriae.” The motto of several military squadrons, it translates, “Led by Love of Country.” While their line stays true to their patriot spirit and love of country, the brothers hold their highest priority of family before all else.

White Wing Label Stitching

White Wing Label product designs include range and field bags, shave kits, garment and suit cover bags, many sizes of duffle bags, backpacks, coolers, wine totes, laundry bags, portfolios, laptop sleeves, desk caddies and a variety of other products. Every item can be personalized with a name, initials or company. All materials are made in the USA and include a lifetime guarantee. “When we say Lifetime Guarantee, there is no asterisk, no fine print; it’s just guaranteed for life. Period.” – Blake.

Since family does come first for the brothers, it should be of no surprise that after gifting family with luggage, and it being well-received, the two took their bags to the Dallas Market and the rest is history! “We were tired of getting stuff guys wouldn’t carry, “Bryce said. The usual gift and luggage items were too feminine for their taste.

Knowing the story behind the product makes White Wing Label have a rich depth to the good looking façade; so we want to be sure and elaborate on how their American dream became a reality. The two might have had a defense line of products as a plan, but without financial backing the brothers agreed Blake would go back to Afghanistan as a civilian, contracting with an intelligence company – funding the start-up from afar with Bryce running the business on the home front. Bryce worked hard at home, doing whatever it took to meet their obligations, while for over a year Blake continued to work halfway around the world to provide the capital; when he came home on a leave, he promoted and worked in the shop. “Bryce holds the record for sewing – 36 hours straight,” Blake said, recalling one particular deadline.

The story of the Leggett Brother’s White Wing Label is a wonderful reminder of what the American dream is made of and a good reminder of the intangible materials that come with each and every piece they make. We hope this story of patriotism and love of family helps you and your families wrap up the rest of your Memorial Day on a high note. Fine luggage and handbags are made all over the world, but White Wing Label is as red, white and blue as the founders behind each and every stitch.

 

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Caring For Your Sterling Silver Flatware

Set your table with sterling flatware. Frequent use actually reduces tarnish and helps to develop a glow called patina, which enhances its beauty. Remember to rotate pieces so the patina develops evenly over your entire flatware collection.

Silverware should be rinsed immediately after use, especially after contact with any acidic or corrosive foods such as salt, mayonnaise or eggs.

Don’t soak silverware in water overnight. Extended immersion can damage the metal.

Always wash flatware pieces separately to avoid bumping and scratching. Wash silverware in hot, sudsy water, then rinse in clear, hot water. Clean crevices with a worn toothbrush or fine natural-bristle brush. To avoid spotting, immediately dry the pieces with a chamois or soft cloth.

Avoid lemon-scented detergents and those that contain chlorides. Both contain acids harmful to silver.

Always wash sterling silver separately from stainless steel.

Polish silverware with a soft, cotton or flannel cloth and a brand name liquid or paste silver polish to remove tarnish. Rub each piece lengthwise; never polish your silverware regularly, expect to polish it just once or twice a year. Dip polishes are not recommended for intricately detailed pieces. Dips can damage an oxidized pattern.

Avoid wrapping silverware away from dampness and direct sunlight. Even a light bulb that shines directly on silverware will accelerate tarnishing. Choose a dark, dry storage place for your flatware.

Exposure to air promotes tarnishing. Store silverware in an airtight silver chest or protective bags made of tarnish-proof cloth. To prevent scratching, do not store silverware in loose drawers. Do not use a drawer that is opened frequently. Avoid storing silverware directly on wood surfaces (especially oak), as wood often contains acids that car mar your flatware’s finish.

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The Well-Dressed Table

Formal Place Setting at Bering's

A place for everything and everything in its place. That’s the etiquette you must follow when creating a formal table setting. This illustration shows you just where and how to place each piece of flatware, china and crystal on your table.

First select your table linens. Formal tables are often set with linen, cotton, damask or lace cloths, and matching napkins.

Next, center a dinner plate at each place setting and set either a salad plate or soup bowl (depending on course served) upon it. Place the bread and butter plate (with the spreader placed horizontally across it) to the left and slightly above the dinner plate.

Knives, forks and spoons frame the dinner plate. Place them in order of use from the outside in. Napkins should be folded and placed either to the left of the forks or in the center of the dinner plate. Dessert utensils can be placed horizontally above the dinner plate.

Cups, saucers, dessert plates and teaspoons are brought to the table at the completion of the meal.

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A Fairy Tale 5th Birthday!

Bridget’s 5th Birthday Party!

Bridget's 5th Birthday Invite

Bridget's BirthdayIf you’ve ever been to the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center then you are well aware of the natural beauty and endless activities that abound – such as turtle watching, listening to birds chirping, strolling along paths and more! The grounds of the Arboretum were transformed with an abundance of whimsical fairy dust and an additional layer of pure imagination for sweet Bridget’s 5th birthday party!

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Years from now, Bridget and her friends will have their own magical memories of Houston’s nature oasis commonly known as The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, or to them Fairy Land!

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Upon arriving at the party, each attendant instantly bypassed the cocoon phase and was instantly “knighted” into fairydom with their own magical set of fairy wings! Adding to the mystique of the enchanted land, each little fairy was further transformed with glitter infused face painting!

IMG_6704-3However, as folklore has it, fairies don’t sit still!! It wasn’t long before these little fairies set off on a fairy doll hunt! Each of them found their own fairy dolls. Careful thought was given in the fairy doll selection process. Adding to the fairy folklore, once you touch a fairy doll it is yours!

IMG_6689-3 IMG_6808-2A special area was sectioned off for the hunt! Here is a fairy door!

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Jars were filled with natural treasures such as flowers, feathers and fairy dust – before Bridget and her friends carefully placed their fairy dolls inside for safekeeping!

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While the fairy hunt was truly magical, the butterfly release enabled these little fairies a chance to hold their own butterfly for a few minutes and experience their beauty, before releasing them/letting them fly away! It is even sweeter to know that Bridget’s dream birthday gift was to have a pet butterfly!! How good of her to release it into the Arboretum! The pictures will last forever and are sure to always make Bridget and her friends smile. …Perhaps, Bridget named her butterfly Tinkerbell! :)

IMG_8368-3 “The kids were so happy running and playing. I only wished it could have lasted longer,” said Bridget’s mother when asked if she would have changed anything about the special day. She added, “Being in the beautiful outdoor space at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center was truly transformational, it felt magical with the sunlight sparkling on the plants and flowers! The weather was absolutely beautiful.”

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As magically adorable and energetic as fairies are, even the tiniest of fairies need sustenance! The birthday girl and her fellow fairy friends kept their energy up by hydrating with lavender lemonade and delicious bites that included magic butterfly brownies, pixie sandwiches, fairy rug- sugar cookies, rainbow cupcakes, sunflower bread and BIRTHDAY CAKE!!

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*Parents (grown up fairies) stayed cool with some passion fruit rosemary flower margaritas!

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These Caspari napkins with beautiful butterflies are almost as pretty as the ones that were released!!

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The fairy place cards added to the ambiance and helped to make all of Bridget’s fellow fairy friends feel even more welcome in Fairy Land!

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The party favors were incredibly adorable and so creative! The girls received fairy wings, necklaces with little vials of fairy dust and a wand packaged up to fairy perfection in little socks, rainbow roses and a little fairy doll selected by each of Bridget’s friends on the Fairy Hunt!!

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The icing on the cake was the photographer’s surprise gift of a slideshow put to music on a DVD that captured the beauty of the children and the fairy magic of the party! With such beautifully happy memories of the good times that were had, you might be asking how the party could end on an even sweeter note… Bering’s is in the business of details and our stationery team was enlisted to help with the finishing touches!

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*Bridget’s thank you cards, by Bering’s Stationery!

Each guest received a personalized thank you card in fairy font, and a copy of the DVD/slideshow! Little Bridget’s mother was so impressed with the photographer’s gracious gesture of providing her with a slideshow that she had copies made for all of the fairies in attendance.

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In preparing this special blog post, Bridget’s fairy mother (not fairy godmother) mentioned something that was extremely heartfelt, “Choose to do the things you love and you’ll be surprised by what you can pull together with what you already have.” That is so true and a nice reminder.

In closing, while Bering’s was originally founded as Houston’s first hardware store; we are honored to be a part of life’s many fairy tales. …After all, life itself is a most wonderful Fairy Tale!

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In addition to our talented Bering’s staff, we would like to be sure and give credit to the following venues for doing such a beautiful job!

The cake maker: Jody Cakes

Catered by Butter 

Face painting by Rawr Face Painting, Erika Bryan

Photographer: Constance Marie Photography

Fairy table-scape – by Woodland Fairy Gardens on Etsy

Food cards and place setting cards by Heather Gray of Touch of Gray on Etsy

Rainbow roses (disco roses), by Bergner and Johnson Design

Butterfly release: Vibrant Wings Houston

Jumbo tissue flowers: Whimsy Pie on Etsy

 

 

 

 

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Bering’s Bridal Feature: Kate & Justin!

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Meeting Mr. Right and Ms. Right is not easy! However, when you share many similarities such as the same university, the same love for college activities, and eventually residing in the same city, Houston, TX – the odds of meeting go up exponentially! It was inevitable that these Texas A&M alumni’s paths would cross, only crossing paths would eventually lead to one truly spectacular path!

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With a wedding coming up next weekend, Kate was kind enough to carve out a little time to provide us with some much needed details for this blog post. That is right, May 3, 2014, is Kate and Justin’s wedding date! With so much excitement we are looking forward to sharing a little about this wonderful couple.

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The two actually met while attending Texas A&M University. They ran in similar friend circles and were extremely involved with their majors as well as student organizations. However, after graduating, Kate moved to Washington, DC to pursue a career in press on Capitol Hill. Justin moved to Houston and put his PAID (Professional Association for Industrial Distribution) major to good use!

Years later, Kate moved back to Houston for a fundraising position and was out with girlfriends watching Texas A&M play Missouri at Pub Fiction. (The Texas A&M game watch bar!!) She and her girlfriends couldn’t find a place to sit UNTIL Justin walked by. He recognized her from college and invited Kate and her friends to join his group of friends. About two weeks later, Justin eventually gathered up enough courage to ask her out and the rest is history!

After a period of dating, Justin quickly realized they had something special and started putting the wheels in motion to plan a special engagement for Kate. He had been planning a date night all week for Friday evening. Upon Kate’s arrival at Justin’s house, they were about to leave when he asked her to take a look at how he had rearranged the China cabinet. While Kate later admitted that she thought it was a slightly random request, she brushed it off and gladly took a look and added, “Whatever he wants!” She walked over and there in the beautiful light was a ring box with her engagement ring! …Not so random after all!!

After being taken aback with a rush of joy and excitement by what Kate was looking at, Tank proceeded to tell her how much he loved her, and that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her. He then got down on one knee and proposed! …PERFECTION!

“Diamonds are forever” is definitely the case with the ring Tank selected for Kate. She was beyond thrilled with his great taste, but material beauty aside; her engagement ring is even more special considering that it includes one diamond from her grandparents, one from her parents, and the center oval from Justin! A nice family touch always makes it even that much better!!!

The beautiful couple is getting married at Artista, in downtown Houston. With classic wedding colors of white and silver, the two are sure to glow even more in their wedding pictures! White with silver is such a nice choice!

When we asked Kate why she decided to register at Bering’s she replied, “Growing up in Houston, Bering’s has been a staple in the community with a wide selection of items.” Thanks, Kate! We are so happy to hear you say that. Kate and Justin also decided to have some wedding stationery done with Bering’s. Don’t you love their thank you cards?! The cheerful red is a nice complement to their wedding colors of white and silver! (*This is an example of their thank you cards.)

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Here are some of the items the two registered for:

Coffee anyone? Yes, they received the memo that Bering’s brewed coffee is delicious, and even more so when prepared with the Bodum Chambord Coffee Press!

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They are sure to serve up some tasty bites with their Le Creuset cookware!

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The couple “clearly” has amazing taste with their selection of Waterford’s Lismore Nouveau as well Diamond patterned decanters! These will look gorgeous for decorative use, and will always be nice touches when hosting friends and family!

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If you aren’t already seeing little cherubs shooting arrows, then perhaps hearing their honeymoon will be in Jamaica will complete the mental picture!! So very romantic and a wonderful get-away!!

Click here to view their Bering’s registry: http://www.berings.com/GiftRegistry/3423-1496997-wedding.aspx

From everyone at Bering’s, we wish Kate and Justin a life full of blessings!

Wedding fun!

Julie

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Spring Cleaning with Bering’s!

The Most Asked For Household Cleaners

Spring has sprung!  The weather is lovely, the birds are serenading, and flowers abound! Let’s not forget that additional spring hallmark – spring cleaning! Yes, we’ve been bitten by the cleaning bug and are excited to get our houses ready to sparkle!

Tackling spring cleaning can be a cinch if you are armed with your cleaning essentials.  After all, you’d much rather be out enjoying spring time pastimes!  While we stand by all of our household cleaning products, there are some that are most often requested by our loyal customers.  As you prepare to restock your arsenal of cleaning essentials, enjoy a list of our most frequently requested household cleaners.

In no certain order, here is the list of Bering’s Most Asked For Cleaners:

Guardsman Polish Wood Scent Pump 16oz

Wax and silicone-free, premium blend of natural and organic oils. Nourishes and revitalizes the finish, produces a deep, natural shine. Features convenient pump for fast and easy polishing. Trigger spray. 16 oz.

http://www.berings.com/search.aspx?k=609906

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Vanisol Toilet Bowl Cleaner

High acid bowl cleaner is a powerful liquid toilet bowl cleaner, disinfectant, and deodorizer for use in restrooms with heavy traffic, hardwater, or problem soils. High acid dissolves even the toughest built-up lime deposits, hard water scale, and rust stains. Will not harm septic tanks-contains a metal corrosion inhibitor. New angle neck bottle for easier application. Hospital type disinfectant. EPA Reg. No. 675-1.

http://www.berings.com/Products/195431-vanisol-toilet-bowl-cleaner-610372.aspx

Bering's Cleaner Vanisol

Bar Keeper’s Friend

Cleanser and polish. Nonabrasive powder for copper, tile, brass, marble, porcelain, plastic, and glass cooktops. Removes rust. 12 oz.

http://www.berings.com/Products/158456-bar-keepers-friend-615536.aspx

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Forever New 32

Forever New Ovacion Liquid is a richer formulation of the original Forever New, and is perfect for your black and dark fine washables. It is pure, organic, and biodegradeable. It removes body oils and perspiration stains, preserves fiber-flex and elasticity and keeps your garments looking new longer!. Ovacion leaves a clean, refreshing scent after washing and leaves no residue on your garments. Ovacion contains no optical brightners or lanolin

http://www.berings.com/Products/148563-forever-new-32-10032h.aspx

Eco88 Pet Stain and Odor Remover

EMPLOYEE FAVORITE! Augie Bering IV says, “Works great on pet urine stains and sweat stains on your golf and baseball caps. No fooling!” Eco-88 is a revolutionary new concept in stain and odor removal. Prior to Eco-88, the only stain and odor treatments available to pet owners have been enzyme type products. Eco-88 does not contain enzymes, nor is it just another spot remover. With the utilization of oxygen, Eco-88 tears down the odor causing gas molecules to elemental compounds that have no odor, therefore, removing both stains and odors regardless of the condition. Use Eco-88 Pet on Blood, Urine, Feces and Vomit. JUST Spray & WALK AWAY! GUARANTEED!

http://www.berings.com/Products/92827-eco88-pet-stain-and-odor-remover-eco88.aspx

Eco88 Bering's

Folex Spot Remover

FOLEX is a Water Based Non-Ionic Surfactant. WATER BASED means that it uses water to wash the stain away, and virtually residue free cleaning. NON-IONIC means that it does not have a positive (+) or a negative (-) charge… therefore it will not attract or repel dust and dirt, so that the cleaned area will soil uniformly with the surrounding area. The spot will not reappear! SURFACTANT means that it is an emulsifying agent that reduces surface tension… So it breaks up the stain, and surrounds it, so that it can be removed by blotting with a dry cloth or paper towel.

http://www.berings.com/Products/99354-folex-spot-remover-folex.aspx

Folex Bering's

Sprayaway Glass Cleaner 19oz

Quickly dissolves dirt, greasy grit, and grime. Use on glass, tile, brick, mirrors, and enamel surfaces. 19 oz.

http://www.berings.com/Products/191235-sprayaway-cleaner-19oz-603945.aspx

Incredible Stain Remover

A stain remover, cleaner, and deodorizer that has proven to be the finest, most unique stain remover available today for carpet, clothing, and upholstery. Easy-to-use; just apply, agitate, and blot. Nontoxic, nonflammable, and biodegradable. Approved for stain-resistant carpet. This product takes out pet stains, blood stains, cosmetics, coffee, food, wine, grease, and tea stains. 1 pint (16 fl. oz.).

http://www.berings.com/Products/174126-incredible-stain-remover-605107.aspx

Lavenet Marble Cleaner

Lavenet is a pH-balanced cleaner for marble, travertine, limestone (polished & honed), slate, granite (polished & flamed), flagstone, terrazzo, and other natural stones. Lavenet requires no rinsing when used properly. Lavenet is completely biodegradable and leaves no film on stone surfaces. Lavenet will not harm any natural stone.

http://www.berings.com/Products/175837-lavenet-marble-cleaner.aspx

Metal Polish 1.76oz tube, by Flitz

Can be used to clean and protect virtually all metals, fiberglass, and painted surfaces. Protects against rust, tarnish, water stains, and salt or fresh water corrosion up to 6 months.

http://www.berings.com/Products/169863-metal-polish-176oz-tube-by-flitz-614351.aspx

Polish, Furniture, Beeswax, 16oz, by Howards Products Inc.

Use Feed-N-Wax to prevent drying and cracking while preserving the wood finish. A unique blend of beeswax, carnauba wax, and orange oil. The oils enhance the natural beauty and depth of grain in finished and unfinished wood. It is an excellent follow-up to Restor-A-Finish. 16 oz.

http://www.berings.com/Products/168614-polish-furniture-beeswax-16oz-by-howards-products-inc-779258.aspx

Grandma’s Spot Remover

Just a drop will remove oil, grease, paint, make-up, grass, ink, blood, baby formula, coffee, rust, most any stain. Environmentally safe, biodegradable, non-toxic-no chlorine or phosphates. Safe for most fabrics. 2 fl oz.

http://www.berings.com/Products/48338-grandmas-spot-remover-1001hws.aspx

Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner Non-toxic 32oz

Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner is specially formulated, environmentally responsible, and non-toxic formula for all types of residential hardwood floors. Specially designed to be safe for floors, families, and the environment.

http://www.berings.com/Search.aspx?&k=bona

Bona

Until the next Bering’s Home visit!

Julie

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The Aisles of Our Stationery Department

While we are loyal to many tried & true beautifully classic lines of stationery, we are also always looking for new lines at market. We thought we would share some of our favorite invitations with you from the isles of our stationery department. From Crane & Co., Arzberger, Embossed Graphics, Odd Balls and more – come explore the options!! You might find that you love an invitation so much that you’ll want to plan a party around it. …In case you are wondering, you wouldn’t be the first!

Here are some great options:

linenshower placesetting pink boots ikat sweets floral red housewarm wedding787 flowers wedding fiesta crawfish babygirl babyinvites thankyous pretties housewarming greenstationery nola sportsNow you’ve seen some gorgeous invitations, don’t forget ribbon, wrapping paper, bags, pretty paper and gift tags!

wrapping gifttags ribbon paper bagsIf you still haven’t found what you are looking for, then might we suggest paying us a visit for even more options – or come have a seat and flip through one of our many lines of stationery in these books:

invitationbooks

Say it on paper!

- Ben

Ben is a long time Bering’s employee and stationery aficionado.

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