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Early Buy Sneak Peek Spring/Summer ’18

August 14, 2017

It’s time to get excited for the best deal of the season. Starting September 1, you can book orders for spring/summer 2018 flag collections with free freight and extended dating through our Early Buy Program. Our popular Door Decor line is now included in this great promotion, and there are tons of new designs to discover. Make sure to book an appointment with your Territory Manager soon so you don’t miss out!

I hope you enjoy this sneak peek at some of our fabulous new items for spring and summer 2018!


Fairies Welcome Garden Flag by Mary Engelbreit (31730)


Butterflies in Check MailWrap by Jennifer Brinley (01636)


Flower Pickin’ Time Door Decor by Susan Winget (DD1668)


Peace Everywhere Standard Flag by Stephanie Burgess (91652)

Chickadee Fencepost MatMate by Susan Bourdet (11629)


Homemade Memories Garden Flag by Susan Winget (31681)


Hydrangea Beauties Yard DeSign by Sue Zipkin (71654)

Luck of the Irish Door Decor by Jennifer Heynen (DD1685)

Fresh Tulips Standard Flag by Sally Eckman Roberts (91666)

Morning Beach Ride MatMate by Suzanne Nicoll (11639)

Flamingo Gathering MailWrap by Patti Gay (01640)

Coastal Whale Garden Flag by Suzanne Nicoll (31719D)

Wheelbarrow Veggies by Susan Winget (71669)

Egg Toss Door Decor by Sally Eckman Roberts (DD1647)

Angels Keep Watch Garden Flag by Willie Green-Aldridge


Thanks for checking out some of our new spring and summer designs. Let us know in the comments if you have any favorites. Don’t forget to schedule an appointment with your Territory Manager to take advantage of big savings during Early Buy!


Early Buy Best-Sellers Spring/Summer 2017

October 24, 2016

Early Buy is almost over! If you’re a registered retailer, login to our website or contact your Territory manager to place an order before time runs out!

With free freight and extended dating, Early Buy is too good to pass up… and it ends on November 15th! If you’re not sure where to start, you’ve come to the right place. Below you’ll find 20 of the best-selling designs so far (in no particular order). I hope this helps you get your order going, and that you and your customers enjoy all of our new products for spring and summer!


“Morning Ride” by Susan Winget

“Fancy Floral” by Jennifer Brinley

“Splash of Color” by Gail Flores

“Bunny Delight” by Lori McDonough

“Patriotic Watering Can” by Susan Winget

“Patriotic Tractor” by Susan Winget

“Baseball Season” by Susan Winget

“Hummingbird Delight” by Susan Bourdet

“St. Pat’s Shamrocks” by Bethany Shackelford

“Potted Geraniums” by Jennifer Brinley

“Easter Babies” by Susan Winget

“Garden Bouquet” by Sally Eckman Roberts

“Field of Butterflies” by Sally Eckman Roberts

“Hydrangeas” by Gail Flores

“Cardinal Beauty” by Susan Bourdet

“Pretty Pansies” by Jennifer Brinley

“Vintage Watering Can” by Sally Eckman Roberts

“Bluebonnet Dream” by Martha Collins

“Easter Beauty” by Gail Flores

“Planting Time” by Susan Winget

Like what you see? Let us know your favorite designs in the comments! If you’re registered on our website, click here to login and order Early Buy online! Happy shopping!

Early Buy Sneak Peek – Spring & Summer 2017

August 30, 2016

Can you believe it’s almost time for Spring and Summer Early Buy?! 2017 may seem far away, but with free freight and extended dating, Early Buy is the best time to buy flag collections for this upcoming Spring and Summer. Our Early Buy program is the best deal of the season, so don’t miss out on this great opportunity to save big! The official kickoff is coming up on September 6th, so make sure you make an appointment with your Territory Manager and get those orders in before Early Buy ends on November 15th!

Without further ado, here is a sneak peek of what you’ll see when you receive your Early Buy catalog in the next few weeks! We hope you and your customers enjoy these beautiful designs as much as we do.

BreezeArt™ Garden Flag Product Template

“Fancy Floral” by Jennifer Brinley

Yard DeSigns® Product Template

“Hummingbird Delight” by Susan Bourdet


“Mermaid” by Susan Winget


BreezeArt™ Standard Flag Product Template“Fresh Picked” by Sally Eckman Roberts


“Bunny Delight” by Lori McDonough

BreezeArt™ Garden Flag Product Template

“Preppy Pineapple” by Suzanne Nicoll


“Herb Garden” by Stephanie Burgess

Yard DeSigns® Product Template

“Potted Geraniums” by Jennifer Brinley

BreezeArt™ Standard Flag Product Template

“Topiary Gate” by Mary Engelbreit


“Sweet Magnolias” by Patti Gay

BreezeArt™ Garden Flag Product Template

“Hydrangeas” by Gail Flores


“”Big Boats” by Lori McDonough

Yard DeSigns® Product Template

“Dublin Fisted” by Sydney Wright

BreezeArt™ Standard Flag Product Template

“Spirit of Freedom” by Al Agnew


“Patriotic Tractor” by Susan Winget

Thanks for checking out some of our new Spring and Summer designs for 2017. Let us know in the comments if you have any favorites so far! 

Spring-Summer 2015 Early Buy Sneak Peek

September 30, 2014

Believe it or not, Early Buy season is right around the corner! Our Spring and Summer designs for 2015 are bursting with bright, bold colors. Here’s what’s new:

  • 57 new classic collections
  • A new “Pink Ribbon” design to benefit Siteman Cancer Center
  • A new “Shop Local” design with the option of customizing the garden flag and MatMate
  • Our brand new “Pet Personalities” line
  • 3 new Yard DeSign collections
  • and 3 new monogram designs!

Scroll through our Spring-Summer 2015 sneak preview and let us know which items you’re most excited about!

"Garden Boots" by Susan Winget SKU: 11104

“Garden Boots” by Susan Winget SKU: 11104

"Blue Hydrangea" by Gail Flores SKU: 91078

“Blue Hydrangea” by Gail Flores SKU: 91078

"Geraniums and Checks" by Sally Eckman Roberts SKU: 71191

“Geraniums and Checks” by Sally Eckman Roberts SKU: 71191

"Plant Happiness" by Stephanie Burgess SKU: 31121

“Plant Happiness” by Stephanie Burgess SKU: 31121

"Cardinal Perch" by Susan Bourdet SKU: 91127

“Cardinal Perch” by Susan Bourdet SKU: 91127

"Be Mine Birds" by Sydney Wright SKU: 01122

“Be Mine Birds” by Sydney Wright SKU: 01122

"Get Your Irish On" by Ellen Krans SKU: 31081

“Get Your Irish On” by Ellen Krans SKU: 31081

"Bunny and Chick" by Victoria Hutto SKU: 11082

“Bunny and Chick” by Victoria Hutto SKU: 11082

"Easter Blessings" by Susan Winget SKU: 91098

“Easter Blessings” by Susan Winget SKU: 91098

"Watermelon Welcome" by Patty Finnigan SKU: 31091

“Watermelon Welcome” by Patty Finnigan SKU: 31091

"God Bless America" by Lorilynn Simms SKU: 71075

“God Bless America” by Lorilynn Simms SKU: 71075

"Bird Homestead" by Bernadette Deming SKU: 01113

“Bird Homestead” by Bernadette Deming SKU: 01113


All net profits from the sale of our new “Pink Ribbon” collection will go directly to Siteman Cancer Center to support breast health outreach programs for under-served women, including screening, mammography, and other life-saving breast diagnostic services. Help us give back and aid these breast cancer prevention efforts! Read more about our Give Back Program here:

"Pink Ribbon" by Tara Reed SKU: 91133

“Pink Ribbon” by Tara Reed SKU: 91133


Encourage people in your community to join the “Shop Local” movement with this new collection by artist Holli Conger! You may choose to customize the garden flag and/or MatMate of this design with the name of your city or state. Check out some examples below!


Next up is a preview of a few items from our new Pet Personalities line! Artist Ursula Dodge perfectly captures each animal’s personality both in her artwork and in the characteristics she includes with each breed’s portrait. There are 17 dog designs and one cat design in this adorable new collection!


This season, Yard DeSigns became much more than just decorative address signs. We created three special collections of Yard DeSigns and coordinating welcome MatMates that offer creative ways to make a statement. Shown below is the Geo Greeting collection by artist Ana Davis!


That’s all we can show you for now, but Early Buy catalogs will be arriving soon so get ready to save big on spring and summer products for 2015! Let us know which new designs are your favorites in the comments below! Thanks for reading :)

Top 15 Early Buy Best Sellers

November 25, 2013

Having trouble deciding which Spring & Summer items to stock up on during this year’s Early Buy? We’ve put together a list of our 15 best-selling designs so far to help you out! The holiday rush is fast approaching, so take some time (while you have it!) to login to our website, browse the eCatalog, and place your order. Remember, Early Buy ends December 6th!

Hummingbird Heaven BreezeArt Garden Flag by Susan Bourdet

“Hummingbird Heaven” by Susan Bourdet
SKU: 32012

Easter Bunnies MailWrap by Susan Winget

“Easter Bunnies” by Susan Winget
SKU: 02041

Patriotic Pail BreezeArt Standard Flag by Susan Winget

“Patriotic Pail” by Susan Winget
SKU: 92039

Blossom Buckets MatMate by Sally Eckman Roberts

“Blossom Buckets” by Sally Eckman Roberts
SKU: 11752

Garden Welcome MailWrap by Stephanie Burgess

“Garden Welcome” by Stephanie Burgess
SKU: 02008

Valentine Hearts MatMate by Victoria Hutto

“Valentine Hearts” by Victoria Hutto
SKU: 12023

Bunny Wanna Be BreezeArt Garden Flag by Victoria Hutto

“Bunny Wanna Be” by Victoria Hutto
SKU: 32005

Easter Lily BreezeArt Standard Flag by Gail Flores

“Easter Lily” by Gail Flores
SKU: 92042

Who Loves You? MailWrap by Scott Church

“Who Loves You?” by Scott Church
SKU: 02022

Get Lucky MatMate by Scott Church

“Get Lucky” by Scott Church
SKU: 12010

Irish Jig BreezeArt Garden Flag by Lorilynn Simms

“Irish Jig” by Lorilynn Simms
SKU: 32013

Scoops of Summer BreezeArt Standard Flag by Jennifer Brinley

“Scoops of Summer” by Jennifer Brinley
SKU: 92040

Making Friends MailWrap by Robbin Rawlings

“Making Friends” by Robbin Rawlings
SKU: 02017

Rose Cottage Wrens BreezeArt Garden Flag by Susan Bourdet

“Rose Cottage Wrens” by Susan Bourdet
SKU: 32018

Gypsy Garden MatMate by Genevieve Gail

“Gypsy Garden” by Genevieve Gail
SKU: 12101

There are so many fantastic designs to choose from! I hope this Top 15 list makes your shopping just a little bit easier :) If you’re one of our retailers and you’d like to place an order, click here to login and shop! Happy Early Buy, everyone! Let us know in the comments which designs are your favorites, or ones you think will be your customers’ favorites!

Spring/Summer 2014 Catalog Sneak Peek

September 25, 2013

It’s that time again.. another catalog is just around the corner, and there is so much to look forward to!

Keep an eye out for what’s NEW:

  • 57 four-piece seasonal collections
  • 42 Print On Demand MatMates
  • 21 Oversize MailWraps
  • 12 three-piece Localization collections
  • And 2 vibrant new monogram designs!

As you flip through this season’s catalog, you’ll notice a larger offering of coastal and spring/summer holiday designs. We love them all and hope you and your customers will enjoy as well!

Take a look at some of our new designs below!

Par for the Course by Robbin Rawlings

“Par for the Course” by Robbin Rawlings #92043

Making Friends by Robbin Rawlings

“Making Friends” by Robbin Rawlings #02017

Patriotic Pail by Susan Winget

“Patriotic Pail” by Susan Winget #92039

A Hundred Thousand Welcomes by Scott Church

“A Hundred Thousand Welcomes” by Scott Church #12024

Scoops of Summer by Jennifer Brinley

“Scoops of Summer” by Jennifer Brinley #92040

Bless Yer Heart by Michael Mullan

“Bless Yer Heart” by Michael Mullan #12053

Chevron Monogram by Lynn Morris

“Chevron Monogram” by Lynn Morris #32114M

Sunny Welcome by Stephanie Burgess

“Sunny Welcome” by Stephanie Burgess #02034

Rose Cottage Wrens by Susan Bourdet

“Rose Cottage Wrens” by Susan Bourdet #32018

Boutique Butterflies by Tim Coffey

“Boutique Butterflies” by Tim Coffey #12004

Home by Susan Black

“Home” by Susan Black #02011

True Blue by Sally Eckman Roberts

“True Blue” by Sally Eckman Roberts #12046

Fancy Flamingo by Maret Hensick

“Fancy Flamingo” by Maret Hensick #02055

Who Loves You? by Scott Church

“Who Loves You?” by Scott Church #32022

We are so excited about our new Localization designs by Robin Pickens! Each of these designs is customizable with the name of your town, state, or favorite local destination. Here’s a sample!

Ocean Crab by Robin Pickens

“Ocean Crab” by Robin Pickens #36835D (Shown Localized)

Palm Sunset by Robin Pickens

“Palm Sunset” by Robin Pickens #06844D (Shown Localized)

Eat Grow Love by Robin Pickens

“Eat Grow Love” by Robin Pickens #16840D (Shown Localized)

Beach Living by Robin Pickens

“Beach Living” by Robin Pickens #36843D (Shown Localized)

Catalogs will be arriving within the next few weeks, so you’ll soon be able to see the rest of our new designs and start planning your Early Buy orders!

Let us know which designs you’re excited about in the comments below! Stay tuned for more info about our Early Buy program!

Studio M – Atlanta Market Debut

February 2, 2013

Studio M has officially launched!

Wow….what a whirlwind!

The official debut took place at the Atlanta market, and it was an amazing success.

Studio M got an overwhelming response at the show, from retailers all over the country. We were slammed in the showroom writing orders all week! AND best of all, retailers were leaving our showroom feeling excited and inspired by the products and displays they saw. Mission accomplished. :)

In case you missed us in Atlanta, here’s a glimpse at our showroom in The Gardens:

Gypsy Garden Display 1

Cool chandelier…very gypsy!


Gypsy Garden 2

One of our Studio M chalkboards with a DrinkBlots coaster and Batson’s Ittie Bitties info card!


Gypsy Garden 3

Mini garden in a suitcase.. so cool.


Gypsy Garden 4

Our main display of mini gardens looked great, especially with Batson’s Ittie Bitties plants!


Gypsy Garden 5

Love how the bridge connects the two mini gardens!


Gypsy Garden 6

Thanks to all the hard work by Tammy, Colleen, and Debbie Baker we received the Showroom Manager Choice Award for Outstanding Visual Display! What an honor!


Gypsy Garden 7

Up close & personal with the wagon garden :)


Gypsy Garden 8

A few of the Gypsy Garden gazebos.. just hangin’ out ;)


Gypsy Garden 9

One of the most popular displays.. a broken pot garden!


Gypsy Garden 10

One way to use our Gypsy Garden display piece (top) for a retail display.


Gypsy Garden 11

Gypsy Garden displays in our Link2Sales showroom. The barrel bottoms on the left are awesome!


ATL Jan 2013-1

Anne, Curt, and Sue take a much needed break during such a busy show!


Painted Peace 1

Awesome chalk art backdrop for our Art Poles designed by Stephanie Burgess.


Painted Peace 2

The artist herself! Stephanie Burgess works on another beautiful piece.


Painted Peace 3

Writing an order for Painted Peace items!


Painted Peace 4

Everybody wanted to take a look at the Painted Peace line!


Painted Peace 5

Magnetic address tiles for our Painted Peace Address Poles.


Bloom 1

Some market-goers check out the Bloom line by Jennifer Brinley.


Bloom 2

So bright and colorful!


Bloom 3

Ready for spring!!


Bloom 4

Ha! Those planted rain boots are great!


Sanctuary 1

Susan Winget’s Sanctuary collection for Studio M.


Sanctuary 2

Cool antique details in this display.


Sanctuary 3

This moss covered birdbath created by Tammy, Debbie Baker, and Colleen was quite the hit at the show!


Sanctuary 4

Some of our Sanctuary birdfeeders.


Core 1

Fresh designs for our core products!


Core 2

Pets Unleashed line! Good stuff.


Core 3

Bring on the spring designs!



In addition to the exciting new products and fun displays, we also had a bunch of events going on in the showroom featuring our Studio M artists:

Susan Winget Artist Signing

Susan Winget, the artist behind our new Sanctuary collection, signing DrinkBlots art coasters, featuring her Sanctuary artwork.

Jennifer Brinley Artist Signing

Jennifer Brinley, the artist behind our new Bloom collection, signing her Bloom garden flag for our customers in The Gardens.

Stephanie Burgess Art Demonstration

Stephanie Burgess, the artist behind our new Painted Peace collection, was in our showroom demonstrating her technique for customers as they shopped.

Thank you SOOOO much to all of the retailers, artists, reps, and more who came by the showroom and made the launch of Studio M a success and such a wonderful experience!

Did you see Studio M’s debut at market this winter? Please share your thoughts with us in the comments!

Top 10 Early Buy Best Sellers – Spring/Summer 2013

December 3, 2012

With the end of our Spring/Summer 2013 Early Buy program fast approaching, we thought it might be helpful to share which designs have been most popular so far. Early Buy ends December 15th, so get your orders in now to beat the Christmas rush!

For Early Buy program details, click here.

For tips on how to get the most out of our Early Buy program, click here.

To login and shop our Early Buy catalog, login here.

Meanwhile, take a look at the Top 10 Early Buy best sellers!

Bloom by Jennifer Brinley

Bloom by Jennifer Brinley

Red Truck by Susan Winget

Red Truck by Susan Winget

Rose Garden Cardinal by Susan Bourdet

Rose Garden Cardinal by Susan Bourdet

Gerbera Daisy by Gail Flores

Gerbera Daisy by Gail Flores

Geraniums by Tim Coffey

Geraniums by Tim Coffey

Ranunculus by Jennifer Brinley

Ranunculus by Jennifer Brinley

Glory Garden by Susan Winget

Glory Garden by Susan Winget

Pretty Pansies by Elena Vladykina

Pretty Pansies by Elena Vladykina

Sunny Monarchy by Kathleen Parr McKenna

Sunny Monarchy by Kathleen Parr McKenna

Butterfly Ballad by Jennifer Brinley

Butterfly Ballad by Jennifer Brinley

To shop these designs and earn great Early Buy benefits, login here.

Favorites aside, which design do you think will be #1 for Spring/Summer 2013? Tell us in the comments below.

Early Buy Sneak Peek – Spring/Summer 2013 (part 2)

October 1, 2012

Let the sneak peeks continue!

We’re all very excited to debut our new Pets Unleashed collection by Ginger Oliphant!

Ginger Oliphant

Ginger Oliphant with Lofa, who turns 6 on Halloween!

In the new Spring/Summer 2013 catalog, we’ll introduce 36 designs for BreezeArt garden flags and MatMates. These bright, colorful designs are sure to tug at your heartstrings and put a smile on your face. As Anne our product developer would say, they’re just too cute for words! :)

Ginger sums up the collection perfectly:

“The bond we develop with our dogs is deep, perhaps because they have been our friends, workmates, helpers, and confidantes for centuries. They’ve somehow come to understand us and provide inspiration, motivation, and wisdom. In this collection, I work hard to pair words of wisdom and inspiration with just the right dog to help bring the words to life.”

– Ginger Oliphant

Take a look – here’s just a handful of her great new designs. Enjoy!

Big Deal (39010D)

Big Deal (39010D)

Time to Play (19031D)

Time to Play (19031D)

Nine Cats (39013D)

Nine Cats (39013D)

Love Shared (19027D)

Love Shared (19027D)

Dog Is My Heart (39034D)

Dog Is My Heart (39034D)

Need Each Other (39021D)

Need Each Other (39021D)

Bite Off More (19011D)

Bite Off More (19011D)

Good Home (39015D)

Good Home (39015D)

There’s plenty more where that came from! Stay tuned…the catalogs will be delivered to our retailers this week and next.

Do you have a dog or cat? In the comments, share a bit of wisdom that he or she taught you? Feel free to get creative ;) Or just let us know what you think of our new designs!

And in case you missed it, check out our first sneak peek post for Spring Summer 2013!

Yard DeSign + Flowers = Irresistible Mother’s Day Gift

April 25, 2012

Want to offer your customers an irresistible Mother’s Day gift?

Try combining floral themed Yard DeSigns or BreezeArt garden flags with a healthy bunch of Mother’s Day flowers. It’s a simple way to take these products and any potted flowers to the next level.

Yard DeSign with coordinating flowers

To create this easy promotion, all you need is:

Yard DeSign and BreezeArt garden flag with cello wrap and ribbon

For retailers who sell flowers, this project should be a breeze. But if you don’t sell flowers, consider partnering up with a local garden center or flower shop to purchase and sell coordinating potted flowers for Mother’s Day.

Make it easier for everyone.

Set up a space where you can customize your Yard DeSigns on-site while your customer waits. Have several plants and stakes staged with cello wrap and bows pre-cut. Keep the self adhesive numbers and a bowl of soapy water nearby.

When the customer is ready to buy one, follow these steps:

1.) Peel numbers off the sheet included with the sign to reveal the adhesive backing.

2.) Dip the number in the soap and water solution and slide the number into position.

3.) Gently blot the excess water with a paper towel when all numbers are in place.

4.) Attach the magnet to a yard stake, wrap the whole thing in cello wrap, and tie a ribbon around it to mimic a giant lollipop.

Mother's Day Yard DeSign

5.) Stick it in a pot of beautiful coordinating flowers, and you’re done!

Your customers will be thrilled to find such an exceptional, yet easy gift, and their mothers will be blown away!

Remember, helping to create unique and memorable gifts is what keeps the “Special” in Specialty Retailer and builds long-lasting relationships with your customers.

What Mother’s Day promotions will you be running in your store this year? What custom gift combinations have worked well for you? We’d love to hear your thoughts, suggestions, and questions in the comments below.

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