Monday, May 25, 2009

Shopping at the 2009 Specialty – Part 15 – Alpen Schatz (with pictures)

I just love to see all of the wonderful Swiss items that Mary Dawn Debriae has at her booth - the Swiss outfits for both women and men are stunning!!

Alpen Schatz Botique
Mary Dawn Bebriae
307 East Colorado Avenue
P. O. Box 823
Teluride, CO 81435
Phone: 1(970) 728-4433
Fax: 1(303) 484-3612
Web Site:

Mary Dawn is an importer of unique, quality items from the Swiss, Austrian, German and Italian Alps. You feel like you have been transported to Europe when you come to her booth. Some of the beautiful items she features, are: the Original Swiss Dog Collars, Decorative Harnesses, Cowbells, Brandy Rescue Kegs, Belts and Leashes. Also, imported are handsome Lederhosen and beautiful Dirndl dresses, Alpine Hats, Edelweiss Scarves and Alpine Pewter Jewelry. Yodeling/dancing Swiss Marmots are also popular items imported by Alpen Schatz. Alpen Schatz travels to Europe at least twice a year and is always on the lookout for unique Alpine gear for Berners and their people. Visit their website for a closer look at what they do! Yodel-eh-hi-huuuu! Prices range from $10 for a Swiss key chain or Edelweiss zipper pull, to $400+ for a classic, decorative Swiss Carting Harness. You are going to just love this vendor and the Swiss items she has. Be sure to visit her website at:

Joye Neff and Nicky "BG #38330"
(and Will)
Berner Fundraiser
Mt. Lebanon, Pittsburgh, PA

P. S. If you know anyone who needs to buy or sell a home anywhere in the USA please be sure to give me their name and phone number. I can help them find a professional, experienced agent and make sure they get great service.

Joye mentioned the wonderful Alpine clothing for men and women for purchase at Alpen Schatz.

However, she didn't mention the charming baby and children's clothing!

You can be warm and stylish with an Alpine hat next winter.

There are also Alpine items to decorate your kitchen - place mats, table runners, hot pads, and even aprons.

The handmade leather belts are stunning. They are decorated with either brass or silver alpine decorations in either an edelweiss or herdsman theme.

The next two pictures are the Swiss marmots. There are two sizes, and many are rather talented. They can yodel and dance!

Seriously, they are talented! I found this link to a youtube video on the Alpen Schatz website. They are too cute, and got quite the funny look from my Lottie.

There was so much to see in the Alpen Schatz booth. Painted cups and Swiss bells of all sizes.

The edelweiss decorated water bottles are a must have for your next hike.

Alpen Schatz has many different sizes of stuffed Berners and other Alpine animals to add to your collection. At least these Berners won't shed!

The Swiss dog collars feature the edelweiss design and are beautiful as well as functional.

Alpen Schatz carries scarves emblazoned with edelweiss and even thick, warm socks with edelweiss.

There are edelweiss zipper pulls and earrings.

The enamelled pins are simply lovely.

The ubiquitous cow bell. I never really appreciated the Swiss bells until I heard more than 100 of them tinkling around the ring during the Veterans' Parade.

Here is one last view of the edelweiss scarves and the scarf ornaments. Mary Dawn advises these scarf ornaments are "top fashion throughout the alps."

Lynn Alvarez
Prospect Heights, Illinois
with Tobie, Monty, Lottie and McGee forever in our hearts

1 comment:

  1. Thank you all for your wonderful mentinon and participation in this year's Specialty! It was a pleasure seeing all of my old Berner friends as well as always meeting new through the Specialties, in my shop AND the Web!

    Berner hugs, scritches and scratches to all!

    Mary Dawn, Smokie Bear & Valentino Schatz (our newest addition!