|GIFTS BEAT: Robert Spooner; Ten Commandments board game; PWM Enterprises|
|Written by Rhonda Sholar|
|Monday, 09 February 2009 09:13 AM America/New_York|
Robert Spooner Galerie has responded to requests from customers for a smaller version of the company’s Ten Commandments artwork. While its original 30-by-37-inch piece retails for $379, a 16-by-18-inch version debuted in January for $57. The two printed tablets on the new version are framed in nickel with a rust matte. A Spanish version is also available. The piece is signed by the artist, Betty Spooner.
A minister is hoping that his edition of a Ten Commandments board game will teach children and adults about God’s laws. By rolling the dice and moving game pieces, the Top Ten Game creator, Richard Brookes, hopes families will build relationships and learn respect for themselves and others. The game retails for $17.95 and is available as of January from Top Ten Mandate (www.toptengame4u.com). A Spanish version is also available for the same price.
With Easter just around the corner, PWM Enterprises (www.pwmenterprises.com/crosstable.html) unveiled a Cross and Lilies Accent Table in January. A faux-wood cross trimmed in lilies forms a base for a tempered, clear glass tabletop. The table has a 14-inch diameter and is 24 inches high. Suggested retail price is $139.95.
Just in time for the spring gardening season, Harvest House Publishers introduced The Friendship Garden by Lori Seibert ($9.99) in January. In this hardcover gift book, Seibert compares how the best friendships are like the best gardens—cultivated with love and pruned to ensure that weaknesses make way for blossoms.
Psalm 23 Jewelry is empowering people with disabilities to achieve their potential. The company has entered into an agreement with Diversified Industries of Montclair, Calif., to allow its staff of disabled workers to assemble and package the company’s line of bracelets, necklaces, earrings and rings.