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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

New website Shipping Rates - Coupon Enclosed for 15% OFF

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  • $100 and Up = FREE 

Friday, December 9, 2011


15% OFF your entire purchase on our website!  Use Coupon Code HOLIDAY15 at check out!  We offer FREE Shipping in the US!  Another BIG Savings!  And, we accept ALL Major Credit Cards.  Shop now while the selection is still good! 

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Celebrating the Hippo!

Celebrating the Hippo!

The Crabby Nook has a large following of Hippo collectors.  So, this week, we are celebrating the Hippo! 

  • The hippo is known in Africa to save other animals from crocodiles by pulling the prey from the reptile's mouth.

  • Shop The Crabby Nook for all things Hippo!  Hurry!  Quantities are limited!

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    Hippo Design Paperweight African Stone Office Gift Ideas

    Product Code: B002AO4SW0
    Status: In Stock In Stock: 6

    $15.50 Order
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    Hippo Tiny Statue African Art Stone Sculpture Figurine

    Product Code: B002AOBTJK
    Status: In Stock In Stock: 3

    $12.00 Order
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    Hippo Stone Ball African Art Safari Animal Home Decor

    Product Code: B002AO6P12
    Status: In Stock In Stock: 23

    $12.00 Order


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    1 Rhino Statue African Art Stone Tiny Sculpture

    Product Code: B004NTLMHE
    Status: In Stock In Stock: 10

    $12.00 Order
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    Handmade Slanted Ceramic Hippo Pot Pencil Cup Desk Accessory

    Product Code: B0051SAKT2
    Status: In Stock In Stock: 5

    $30.00 Order
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    New Hippo and Pumice Stone Paperweight African Handcrafted

    Product Code: B0060P83TY
    Status: In Stock In Stock: 6

    $25.00 Order

    Friday, November 11, 2011

    Veterans Day Weekend SALE Special!

    Today is 11-11-11 and Veterans Day!  Let's have a special sale!  This weekend  only, use Coupon Code 111111 at check-out and get 10% OFF your entire purchase!  Hurry!  Coupon expire on Sunday, 11-13-11 at 11:59 PM!

    Since we offer FREE Shipping on our website, this is a GREAT Deal!  And, we accept ALL Major Credit Cards!

    Let's do some shopping at The Crabby Nook!    We offer a unique selection of Gift Ideas for all of your friends or business associates.

    Friday, September 30, 2011

    The Six Power Animals of Protection

    The Six Power Animals of Protection


    The Elephant, Tiger, Camel, Rhino, Lion and the Bear

    Power Animals of Protection.

    The Bear (Vision and Leadership).

    The Bear was one of the first animals to be revered by humans. In Celtic tradition the Bear was the Primal Mother, Artio and intense protector. The Druids associated the Polar Star of the constellation of the Bear to King Arthur. The Bear was the scared animal of Artermis in Greek mythology. To the Inuit the "Mother Bear" gives Shamans the ability to see into the spirit world. The power of the Bear teaches us to go within, in order to digest our experiences, and to seek knowledge through contemplation and experience. Wisdom comes through the stillness of contemplation.

    The Elephant. (Strength and Spiritually).

    The Elephant is a universal symbol of Strength, Wisdom, dignity and Good Judgement. In many cultures the Elephant is also a symbol of peace, bountiful harvest and rainfall. In China, Africa and India they see the Elephant as an ancient symbol of sovereign power. The Elephant was the mount of Indra, the Rain God. The ancient Greeks believed the Elephant to cure illness with its breath. A White Elephant announces the birth of Buddha to his mother, Queen Maya. Aristotle called the Elephant "The beast that passeth all others in wit and mind".

    The Lion. (Nobility and Courage).

    In ancient Egypt the prowess and greatness of the Female Lion was recognised and worshipped as Sekhmet, the Sun Goddess, a powerful Lioness deity. In size, strength, co-operative hunting and sheer power, no member of the cat clan can match the Lion. Invoke the totem of the Lion for strength, vigour, courage, luck, nobleness of spirit, medicine power and prosperity. The Lion is sacred to Buddhism as an emblem of valour and energy and is sometimes depicted offering flowers to Buddha. Sculptures of Lions are often seen at the gates of temples, homes and tombs as a symbol of scaring away demons.

    The Rhino (Durability, Fertility and Protection).

    In Indian classics the great god Vishnu rods on the back of a Rhinoceros. In Africa lore the Rhinoceros is a symbol of virility and vigour. It is personified as a spirited warrior endowed with an abundance of strength and tenacity. In Yemen, dagger handles were fashioned from the horn of the Black Rhino to enhance a warrior's strength and power to battle. Statue of a double horned Rhino is used at the entrance of homes to represent warding off evil and trouble.

    The Tiger (Judgment, Skill and Protector of Souls).

    Tigers are solitary creatures, living alone until it is time to breed. In ancient times the Tiger obtained the imagery of a supernatural power and also as the mount of Durga, the "Inaccessible One" who rode a Tiger into battle. Stone Tigers are often used seen protecting graves and doorways. In Japan the Tiger was said to live a thousand years and was adopted as an emblem of the warrior class. Tigers are often identified with masterful spirits of Shamanism; Traces of this culture still exist to this day.

    The Camel (Adaptability, Survival and Endurance).

    The Camel is a spectacular design of creation that can exist and prosper in harsh and unforgiving conditions. The Camel represents endurance, conservation and stamina. They can go for many days without water. Then when water becomes available, they can drink up to thirty gallons in a very short period of time. Their body has been created to assist its survival by having amazing techniques such as oxidisation of the fat stored in its hump for water. They have feet that do not interfere with the environment and double rows of eyelashes and hairs in their ears to protect against frequent sand storms in the desert.

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    Tuesday, September 27, 2011

    ON SALE! Red Dragonfly Paperweight

    Red Dragonfly Paperweight Painting Gift Ideas

    DESCRIPTION: Dragonfly Painting Lacquer River Stone Art Design Paperweight.
    • Vietnamese artisans use their fingerprints to create the look of a dragonfly hand painted on a river rock collected from the Ta Lai River in Ho Chi Minh City.
    • Covered in ten layers of black lacquer.
    • Gorgeous office accessory for your desk!

    MEASUREMENTS: Varies. Approximately 3" Length x 2" Width 

    ON SALE!  This week only for $10.50.  FREE Shipping!  Regular price $15.50.

    Quantities are limited!  This paperweight will make a great gift for someone in your office, student, friend or just about anyone you can think of!  Get a head start on your holiday shopping!

    Friday, September 23, 2011

    Blue Mudfish Desk Accessories Decor Kit Gift Basket

    DESCRIPTION:The Blue Mudfish Desk Accessory Decor Kit Gift Basket is a perfect gift that includes several upscale sculptures wrapped and ready for giving!
    • Each item will come individually wrapped inside the gift basket. The gift basket will be wrapped in a clear cello bag tied with a bow and a gift card.
    • The Blue Mudfish Desk Accessory decor kit basket includes:
      • A unique soapstone Blue Mudfish Pencil Cup or Vase. This hand crafted pencil cup or vase measures 4.25" Height x 3.25" Diameter. .
      • 1 Blue Mudfish soapstone Pencil Box or desk storage bos. This pencil box statue measures 8" Length x 3" Width x 1.5" Height .
      • Wood Savanna Elephant Sculpture. Measures 8" Length x 2.5" Width x 5" Height.
    • Select ofther items of your choice to add to this basket! We have listed a few items to give you some additional suggestions.
    • Our decor kit gift baskets make your gift giving easy!  
    FREE Shipping!
    We accept ALL Major Credit Cards!

    Wednesday, September 21, 2011

    Zebra Desk Accessories Decor Kit Gift Basket

    Zebra Desk Accessories Decor Kit Gift Basket

    DESCRIPTION:The Zebra Desk Accessory Decor Kit Gift Basket is a perfect gift that includes several upscale sculptures wrapped and ready for giving!
    • Each item will come individually wrapped inside the gift basket. The gift basket will be wrapped in a clear cello bag tied with a bow and a gift card.
    • The Zebra Desk Accessory decor kit basket includes:
      • A unique soapstone square storage box decorated with a Zebra on its lid. This hand crafted box measures 4" square by 2" height.
      • 1 Small Tan Zebra soapstone Sculpture. This Zebra statue measures 4" Length x 1.5" Width x 3" Height. Or, you can chose to upgrade to the larger zebra statue for an additional fee.
      • Cow bone Zebra Letter Opener carved by Kenyan artisans. Measures 9" Length x 1.25" Width.
    • Our decor kit gift baskets make your gift giving easy!  

    FREE Shipping!

    We accept ALL Major Credit Cards.

    Shop today!  Quantities are limited!


    Wednesday, September 14, 2011

    Unique Sculptures & Carvings

    Unique Sculptures & Carvings...  
    • Dragons
    • Elephants
    • Safari Animals
    • Desk Accessories
    • Masks
    • Decorative Balls & Eggs
    • Bonsai Floral Bouquets
    • Salad Bowls & Salad Servers
    • Dragon Ships
    • Trinket Boxes
    We carry a wide variety of hand carved sculptures and carvings made of Wood, Stone, Gemstone, Jade and Bone!

    Sculptures are the ultimate collectible and art decor. They are the perfect gift when you recognize someone is a collector and you give them something to add to that collection.
    Shop for Sculptures & Carvings now...


    Bone carvings have intricate detail!  They are a great addition to your collection! 


      You will love our selection of gemstone carvings!


    We carry a nice selection of jade carvings that include animals, buddhas, jewelry, bonsai floral bouquets and lanterns.


    Monday, August 15, 2011

    Unique Desk Accessories at The Crabby Nook!

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    Unique Desk Accessories...  
    • Pencil Cups
    • Paper Weights
    • Trinket Boxes
    • Shelf Sitters / Sculptures
    • Letter Openers
    • Pencil  and Pen Boxes
    • Trays
    • Paperclips
    • Business Card or Letter Holders
    Going back to school, starting a new job, moving up in the company, creating a new look in your office decor, showing off your collectible artistic style...Office and Desk Decor makes a statement about you!

    We spend hours at our jobs and at our desks.  Doesn't it make you feel good when you look up and see your personal style and have that relaxed calmness that you have when you are home.  Did you realize that your decor makes you want to return there day after day?  

    All of us want to be unique.  Especially in our work environment.  We want to stand out from the crowd!  What better way than displaying the sophisticated and refined side of your personality.
    We are always scrambling for the perfect gift for someone in our office.  Why not add to their desk decor or help them start showing their artistic sophistication too?

    Shop for Desk Accessories now...

    Passport Masks Paper Weights

    Much like our original hand caved passport masks on a stand, these hand crafted stone paper weights are the perfect desk decor!

    You might think about adding a safari animal sculpture, an African shield on a stand, or,
    one of our decorative balls or eggs as a complement decorating piece!

    Natural stone with Brass Accent

    One of our most popular sets is the hand carved natural soapstone with brass accent desk set!  These pieces scream sophistication.

    Each piece is sold separately and you can add as needed.  But, you will need to hurry because we are unable to get these anymore.  Limitied quantities!

    Pencil Cup, Tray, Trinket Box and Letter or Business Card Holder.


    Happy Swirl Desk Accessories

    Another one of our most popular desk sets is the Happy Swirl hand carved soapstone Pencil Cup, Pencil or Pen Box and the decorative Ball.

    The pencil boxes are our favorite because we stash away all kinds of small items in them!  Coins for the drink machines, button sewing kit, hard candy, or, just about anything that is right at your fingertips!

    Shop The Crabby Nook today! 

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    Friday, August 5, 2011

    End of Summer SALE!

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     End of Summer SALE!

    25% Discount We need to make room for our winter inventory!  We are having an End of Summer Sale for our email subscribers only!  Get 25% OFF your entire purchase!  Use Coupon Code SUMMER25 at check-out!

    Hurry over to our website because many items have limited quantities.  This is a great time to start picking up GREAT Gift items for those hard to buy for on your list.  Most items have FREE Shipping!

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    2012 Year of the DRAGON!

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    According to the Chinese Zodiac, the Year of 2012 is the Year of the Dragon, which begins on January 23, 2012 and ends on February 9, 2013.  The Dragon is the fifth sign of the Chinese Zodiac, which consists of 12 Animal signs.  The Dragon is a creature of myth and legend.  In ancient China, the celestial Dragon represents an emperor and  power. Today, it  is the ultimate auspicious symbol signifying success and happiness.   May the celestial Dragon bring great good luck to everyone.

    I hope you are getting ready for the most successful year in 2012.  Be sure to read up on your Chinese Zodiac and be prepared for the most fabulous year and positive experiences!  However, during the rest of this year, 2011, you must start planning to be ready to take on all of your new adventures!  

    As all of my readers know, it will bring you luck to display your Chinese Zodiac symbol.  And, you also know that when you display the current year animal zodiac symbol, that also brings you luck during that year.  

    Start making a plan on where you are going to display the Dragon symbol.  Love Sector?  Protection Section?  Career Sector?  Home or Office?  Determine your GUA number to find the appropriate Feng Shui sector...

    Personally, since I am the sign of the Dragon and absolutely love the Chinese Dragon sculpture, I display them everywhere in my home and office.  Dragon sculptures will become harder and harder to find the closer we get to February.  Start planing now. 

    Buy your Dragon sculptures today!

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    Toucan Bird Sculpture Giveaway!
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    Be sure to enter our newest giveaway on our Facebook Fan page!  A chance to win this adorable Toucan Bird stone sculpture just for LIKING our fan page!  Share the promotion on your Facebook page and if the winner comes from your page, you win too!

    Hey, a chance to win a cool bird sculpture!  What's not to LIKE?

    Hurry!  Promotion ends soon!

    Jade Carvings!
    Bonsai Bouquets

    Our Bonsai Floral Bouquets are out of this world beautiful!

    We offer these hand carved jade bouquets for your decorating pleasure!

    Shop now!

    Desk Accessories
    desk accessories

    Quality hand crafted desk decor makes a Grand statement in your office!

    Makes a perfect gift for the hard to buy for!

    Shop now!

    Gifts and Collectibles from Asia & Africa

    Don't forget to use Coupon Code "
    SUMMER25" to get a 25% Discount on your entire purchase!

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