Time for Holiday Gifts!

It is that time of year again! Time to go looking for gifts for all the loved ones in your life. For those of you who have loved ones who love pens and watches, I will be posting about some great gifts and deals online!

First deal is on watches. World of Watches is running a great holiday special. WoW is running a Christmas Coupon Spectacular with some great deals. With some watches at up to $500.00 off, there are some incredible deals to be had.

World of Watches is one of my favorite places to drool over watches. It offers one of the larger online selections of watches, ranging from simple inexpensive to complicated bling. I highly recommend World of Watches. If anyone wanted to get me a gift from there, I would not complain at all!

A Well Spent Saturday Afternoon

Every year during the first weekend in May, Hubby and I travel to Mansfield, OH for the annual Civil War Show. Hubby is a Civil War author, and has not missed a Mansfield show in over 10 years. Every year, but one, I have gone with him. Walked through the buildings, and visited all of the vendors and book sellers. It is great fun for my hubby, and I love seeing him having fun like that. He is like a little kid looking through the pictures, tin-types, relics, and books.

This weekend, the shoe was on the other foot. The Ohio Pen Show was held this weekend in Dublin, Ohio. It was pen Mecca for the collector. Exhibitors from all over the U.S. were at the show. There were a few manufacturers there, but most of the tables went to dealers. Stylus Magazine had a table, and this blogger took advantage of the extra discount offered for new sign-ups at the show. I loved looking at all of the dealer tables. I was good–too good. I signed up for magazines, bought one automatic pencil, and that was it!

One dealer at the show is relatively new to the art and business of pen making. Edison Pen Co. owner, Brian, was there. Hubby really liked one of the Edison pens, and the nib was spectacular. I am not fond of medium nibs, but it was very smooth and Hubby loved it. I am sure that we will be partaking of Edison Pen Co.’s wares often.

The show inspired me again. I will be posting more about it, the dealers, and manufacturers over the next week!