Thursday, September 13, 2012

Spilsbury's New Fall Catalog

Gift and puzzle retailer Spilsbury has shipped its new Fall catalog!  They're even giving away a free jigsaw puzzle with your purchase!  Their latest book offers over 100 brand new jigsaw puzzles not previously sold by Spilsbury - piece counts ranging from 300 to over 1000 pieces.  If you aren't on their mailing list you can request a catalog here.  The puzzle featured on the cover of their Fall catalog is called All Hallow's Eve by artist Carol Newsom.  You can order it here.

Friday, August 31, 2012

New Puzzles for Fall from Bits And Pieces

Bits and Pieces has mailed its newest catalog for Fall 2012, packed with 90 new jigsaw puzzles of all piece counts and sizes.  Here are some of their hottest new puzzles in each of the major piece counts:

Mike's Bait Shop 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle by artist Sandy Rusinko.  Item #48086

Feathered Trio 750 Piece Shaped Jigsaw Puzzle, Item #47939

Farmer’s Daughter 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle by artist John Sloane, Item #48094

Top Hat Snowman 300 Large Piece Jigsaw Puzzle by artist Mary Lou Troutman. Item #48073

Friday, August 10, 2012

Jigsaw puzzle retailers Bits and Pieces and Spilsbury have announced their top selling jigsaw puzzles of 2012 (thus far). Shaped puzzles are in the lead this year for both companies.

For Bits and Pieces, it's the Alan Giana designed Birdbath Garden, a 750 piece shaped puzzle. The 750 piece version is currently out of stock, but you can still pick up the 300 piece version.

Spilsbury reports that Spring Break, a 1,000 piece shaped puzzle designed by Mary Thompson is its best seller. The puzzle is currently in stock.  Spilsbury also offers Thompson's similarly themed Lakeside Lane Cottage.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Bits And Pieces Announces Top Selling Puzzles Of Its Summer Catalog

Jigsaw puzzle retailer Bits and Pieces has announced the top selling puzzle items of its most recent Summer catalog.

Set of 6: Bob Fair 500 Piece Americana Jigsaw Puzzles.  This set of puzzles is available in piece counts of 500 and 1,000 each.

Fold-And-Go® Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle Table.  A top product for this company, the solid pine wood table is a great surface on which to assemble puzzles up to 25" x 34".

By The Old Spinning Wheel 750 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle.  Measuring 23" x 26", Jane Maday's charming shaped jigsaw puzzle shows a grandmother teaching her granddaughter the art of spinning colorful yarn.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Bits and Pieces Summer Catalog Has Mailed!

Jigsaw puzzle and gift retailer Bits and Pieces has mailed out its latest Summer catalog.  The 48 page book contains over 50 new jigsaws and more than 60 sale puzzles.

The Bits and Pieces 2012 Summer Catalog

Recipients of this catalog also qualify for a free puzzle!  Request their catalog here and look for the special code on the back cover once it arrives.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

4th of July Themed Jigsaw Puzzles from Bits and Pieces

Launch into summer by celebrating the 4th of July holiday with colorful jigsaws puzzle from catalog and online retailer Bits and Pieces.  Below you'll find a collection of nine great Bits and Pieces puzzles that celebrate the American spirit:

Fred Fog’s Flag Farm 1000 Piece Americana Jigsaw Puzzle
Image by artist Jack Allen

4th of July Sunday School Picnic 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
Image by artist Sharon Ascherl

Bald Eagle Mountain 750 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle 
Also available in 300 Pieces
Image by artist Jack Williams

American Garden 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
Image by artist Nancy Wernersbach

Fireworks Symphony 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
Also available in 1500 pieces
500 piece puzzle measures 18" x 24"

Pet Parade 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
1000 piece jigsaw measures 20" x 27"

America The Beautiful 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
Also available in 300 piece count
Image by artist Leo Stans

Great Ole American Barns 1000 Piece Jigsaw

1000 piece puzzle measures 27” x 20”

Washington, DC 500 Piece Shaped Panoramic Jigsaw Puzzle
500 piece puzzle measures 37" long

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

New 300 Piece Jigsaw Puzzles Offered in the Latest Bits and Pieces Catalog

The latest catalog from Bits and Pieces is arriving in homes this week and it includes over two dozen brand new jigsaw puzzles.  Take a peak at some of the new 300 piece jigsaw puzzles below (all measure 18" x 24" when completed):

To Each Her Own, Item #47821, by artist John Sloane

To Gnome Me Is To Love Me, Item #47822, by artist Brooke Faulder

Deer By The Cabin, Item #47823, by artist Marianne Caroselli

Garden Melodies, Item #47824, by artist Cory Carlson

Treasure Shop, Item #47826, by artist Kay Lamb Shannon

 America The Beautiful, Item #47828, by artist Leo Stans

  Good Old Days, Item #47830, by artist Jim Hansel

Golden Spring, Item #47832, by artist Parker Fulton

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Top Selling Puzzle Organizers from Bits and Pieces

Bits and Pieces is known for having sold a diverse line of high quality jigsaw puzzles since their doors opened in 1983.  Their unique designs feature a wide variety of piece counts, shapes, and styles, but did you know they also offer an assortment of jigsaw puzzle organizers?  Here are some of their top selling items in the puzzle organizer categories:

Table Organizer: Fold-And-Go® Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle Table
Designed by Bits And Pieces, the solid pine wood table is a perfect hobby surface to assemble puzzles up to 25" x 34". Metal reinforced fold-out side panels become two strong instant sorting surfaces complete with non-slip felt covered plywood pads. Adjustable side panels lay flat for family-style puzzling or angle upwards to make puzzle pieces easier to reach when one person is puzzling. Assembly area is also covered with non-slip felt and includes a unique magnetic bar to hold your puzzle box in place for easy reference. This top selling table is finished in a rosewood stain with metal closure clips and metal handle.

Folds up to a compact 37¾" x 26½" x 2½"

Tray Organizer
: The Bits And Pieces Puzzle Center™ 1500
This innovative puzzle storage system contains a removable internal tray with sturdy edging to keep you from losing any pieces and the four sliding drawers allow for easy sorting and storage. A black felt-lined cover makes for easy transportation of your unfinished projects.

Holds puzzles measuring up to 24” x 35" and is made of sturdy, corrugated board. 

Roll Up Organizer
: World’s Best Puzzle Roll-Up System
This deluxe foam mat easily allows you to roll up your partially finished jigsaw and all of your sorted pieces with an extraordinarily secure hold. Puzzle pieces stick firmly as you work on your jigsaw and they stay in place when you roll the foam mat around the included hard-board tube. Attach the VELCRO® and elastic bands to secure the roll-up and file it away until later. Fits puzzles up to 3,000 pieces.

Mat measures 35½" x 45".

Friday, April 20, 2012

Bits and Pieces Puzzle Sneak Peak!

Puzzle and gift retailer Bits and Pieces will ship its newest catalog in just a few weeks but we have a sneak peak at one of their newest puzzles!

To Gnome Me Is To Love Me is a 300 oversized-piece jigsaw puzzle designed by artist Brooke Faulder.  It's a Bits Original Puzzle, meaning you won't be able to purchase it anywhere else.
Measures 18" x 24".
Visit the Bits and Pieces web site to shop the hundreds of jigsaws they currently have in stock.  You can also sign up to receive their catalog here.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Artist: Jan van Haasteren

Have you ever challenged yourself with a jigsaw puzzle drawn by Jan van Haasteren?  The Dutch cartoonist's humorous images are easily recognizable for being especially crowded and detailed.  Jan's drawings have appeared as jigsaw puzzles since 1985 when he started collaborating with Jumbo, the game company headquartered in his native Holland.  Some of the puzzles are extra difficult because they're sold in piece counts of 1500, 2000 and even 3000 pieces!

Bits and Pieces offers a number of Jan van Haasteren puzzles, including The Farm, a 1500 Piece Large Format Jigsaw Puzzle:

Measures 23½" x 35½"

The same jigsaw puzzle is also available in 3000 pieces.

Spilsbury sells Jan van Haasteren puzzles, too.  One of their top sellers is The Zoo, presented in 1000 pieces:

Measures 26¾" x 19¼"

Try one today!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Bits and Pieces Offers Big Savings to Email Subscribers

Are you a true jigsaw puzzle enthusiast?  Have you subscribed to the Bits and Pieces email newsletter?  You'll get 10% off your first order and email subscribers routinely receive exclusive, limited time sale offers not advertised anywhere else.  Sale promotions range from free shipping to huge discounts on select items.  For example, subscribers were recently offered the following adorable puppy puzzle for just $5.99:

Tiger's New Discoveries, a 300 Large Piece Jigsaw Puzzle by artist Brooke Faulder (this link will show you the retail price - a promotional code is required for the discount offer).
Tiger's New Discoveries measures 18" x 24"

Click here to sign up today - look on the Bits and Pieces homepage for this image and enter your email address in the text box:

Friday, April 6, 2012

Bits and Pieces Updates Animal Themed Jigsaw Categories

Bits and Pieces is always adding new stock to its inventory, and they have recently updated their animal themed puzzle categories. Dozens of jigsaws that fit into popular categories for Birds, Cats, Dogs, and Wildlife (featuring all your favorite exotic animals and woodland creatures) are now presorted for you and are just a click away.

Here are their Top Selling Puzzles in each animal themed category:

Birdbath Garden, a 750 Piece Shaped Jigsaw Puzzle by artist Alan Giana.

Birdbath Garden measures 20" x 27"

Cute Cats In A Row by artist Debbie Cook.  The 300 Large Piece Panoramic Jigsaw Puzzle features six adorable felines and larger pieces that are easier to work with.  This puzzle also offers unique measurements in a panoramic 13-3/8" x 38-9/16".

Cute Cats in a Row measures 13-3/8" x 38-9/16"

Apple Pups 300 Large Piece Jigsaw Puzzle by Patricia Borque.
Apple Pups measures 18" x 24"

A Mother's Love by Tricia Reilly-Matthews. This jigsaw is the featured item on the Bits and a Pieces 2012 Spring catalog. 

A Mother's Love measures 18" x 24"

Spring Has Sprung
, a 725 Piece Shaped Jigsaw Puzzle by Russell Cobane is also a wildlife bestseller.

Spring Has Sprung measures 20" x 27"

Monday, March 26, 2012

Spilsbury Web Site Increases Image Sizes

Jigsaw puzzle and gift retailer Spilsbury has modified its web site design to show larger product images to online shoppers.  Site visitors formerly saw product images at a resolution of 250 square pixels, but images are now automatically displayed at 400 square pixels (a whopping 156% increase in detail!), and shoppers can even click their way to an even larger (500 pixel) display of the item.

Spilsbury product images are now 60% larger online.

Can't resist the loveable puppies in the image above?  This 300 large-piece jigsaw, Picnic Time, designed by artist Tom Wood, is currently one of Spilsbury's top sellers.  The puzzle measures 18" x 24" -- shoppers can also pick up a Puzzle Framing Kit to display their finished work.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Top Selling Puzzles of the 2012 Winter Season

Have you been curling up by the fire with a good jigsaw puzzle this winter? Jigsaw retailers Bits and Pieces and Spilsbury have announced their top selling puzzles from their Winter catalogs.

Spilsbury's top selling puzzle is a 1,000 piece shaped jigsaw called Spring Break Cottage.  This challenging puzzle is designed by artist Mary Thompson and measures 26" x 39".

Bits and Pieces' top seller of the winter season is one of their Value Sets, a collection of two 500 piece jigsaw puzzles featuring Seasonal Flowers.  For one low price you get the following:
  - Butterfly Picnic by artist Nancy Wernerbach
  - Think Spring by artist Maureen McCarthy

Puzzles measure 16" x 20" each.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Friday, March 16, 2012

Spilsbury's Top Selling Puzzles of 2011

Catalog and online retailer Spilsbury, known for jigsaw puzzles, gag gifts, gadgets, toys, games and other fun items, has reported its top selling jigsaw puzzles of 2011. Coming in at #1 is a 1,000 piece shaped Fall leaf puzzle designed by artist Lori Schory.

Other best selling puzzles include this bird-themed Lilac Lane, a 300 piece puzzle with oversized pieces (making them easier to see and handle), by artist Janene Grende.

Spilsbury noted that Linda Jane Smith's Purrfect Christmas, the 1,000 piece Christmas themed cat puzzle that graced the cover of its holiday catalog, was also a top seller.