Posts Tagged ‘Sharon Faetsch’

QVC Host Sharon ‘Foodie’ Faetsch to Exit

November 8, 2018

QVC host Sharon Faetsch Wednesday announced that she is leaving the No. 1 home shopping network after 15 years there.

The host, who described herself as “your Foodie Friend” on Facebook, said it was her decision, but of course people are wondering if that is the case or if she was one of those caught up in the consolidation of QVC and HSN.

We wish we knew the inside dope, but we don’t.

Faetsch said that her kids are nine and 11 years old and she wants to spend more time with them.

She added that QVC “has been a wonderful place to work,” and said that her last show will be Nov. 21.

We wish her well.

Kirk’s Fairy Godmother Chokes On Own Fairy Dust On QVC

April 20, 2012

God, or a fairy, will get us for this one.

Early Thursday morning we just could not get to sleep, so we took to the couch and put on QVC.

The what some might call whimsical, and others might call goofy, was on: Kirk’s Folly.

For those not in the know, this jewelry and accessory line offers sparkly goods with fairies, sparkles etc.

Sharon Faetsch, and Helen and Jenniefer Kirk

It is celebrating is 20th anniversary on the home shopping network, and Jenniefer Kirk, known by Kirks Folly collectors as the Fairy Godmother, was in the house in West Chester, Pa.

Kirk was on with QVC host Sharon Faetsch. During the show, Kirk took out one of the magic wands that she hawks and sprinkled “Follydust,” or fairy dust, all over the table and the host.

But that dust came back to haunt Kirk later in the show, when she apparently inhaled some of it and started coughing uncontrollably. Girlfriend, do not make a mess sprinkling that crap all over!

Later on, host David James had a laugh when he pointed out that the fairy dust was now all over the velvet “necks” that hosts use to display jewelry.

For the uninitiated, here is some info on Kirk’s Folly from its website.

Jenniefer has taught thousands of Kirks Folly enthusiasts how to make their dreams come true by taking them to the fairy tale places of their imaginations.

During each QVC Show, The Fairy Godmother presides over a magical destination. These shows are beautifully elaborate productions with settings and costumes that bring the Kirks Folly fantasy themes to life.

The Fairy Godmother is never without her Magic Wand which is filled with Follydust. For those of you who don´t know about Follydust, it´s a glittering mixture made from the magic of a baby´s smile and light of the brightest star. It also contains a special mix of Moondust, Pixiedust and Stardust and is especially powerful.

It must be used wisely because dreams do come true! The Fairy Godmother´s Wand and magical Follydust (along with a smaller Magic Wand for the less adventurous) can be found in our Online Shopping pages in the Home Accent and Gifts section.

QVC, Let ‘Black Friday’ Host Dave James Go Home, After 20-Plus Hours On-Air He’s Getting ‘Zombiefied’

November 27, 2009

What a trooper QVC host Dave James is! But get the man some strong coffee, or drugs. Or better yet, cite QVC for cruel and unusual punishment of its employees.

For QVC’s big Black Friday event, James is appearing live for the network for 28 hours straight. He started at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving night. If he’s not on the air live, he is appearing on a Webcast, showing viewers a behind-the-scenes look at QVC.

About 4:45 p.m. Friday, we checked out the Webcast and saw James with fellow host Sharon Faetsch. He was using a Dell laptop that is going to be tomorrow’s Today’s Special Value, and he looked like he needed toothpicks to keep his eyes open.

Sharon Faetsch

“He’s a little zombiefied at this point,” said Faetsch, since James had been on 20 hours straight by that time.

“I can only close one eye at a time, or I’ll fall asleep,” he said at one point.

James could barely feign interest in Faetsch’s babbling about a taco-egg recipe. Finally, he got up and said he was taking a break.

“I’ll be back in just a few minutes,” James said. “Guys, I’m going to cut off my microphone.”

Thank God. It’s embarrassing when you leave you mic on when you’re in the bathroom. Didn’t Leslie Nielsen do that in one of his movie comedies, maybe “Naked Gun”?

James took such a long time getting back that Faetsch brought out a life-sized photo of him and sat it next to her, and then she had a backstage crew member come up and chat with her.

James is a pro, and it was amazing to see him summon up his energy and perk up when he want back on live TV.

Behind the scenes, we saw James being told he was going to have to do a “walkaround” with a cameraman with a Steadicam.

In between all this, James was concerned about the score for the Alabama-Auburn game. We know nothing about college football, but he was rooting for Alabama.

“Roll (Crimson) Tide, roll,” he said.

Some posters on QVC’s forums complained that looking at the Webcast “was like watching paint dry,” but we actually enjoyed watching Faetsch squirm when James took so long to come back from his break.

Amy Stran

And we heard this behind-the-scenes tidbit: “We’re going to have to be quiet when we go where Jane (Treacy) is selling,” the stage manager told James.

As we turned off the Webcast, host Amy Stran, a former cast member of the soap operas “All My Children” and “One Life to Live,” had just joined James.

At one point, Stran and Faetsch were chastised by a stage manager for talking about one of their wedding-ring sets while James was chatting to his wife on the phone about the football game.

“You can’t have two conversations,” the stage manager said, noting that viewers — like us — were hearing everyone talk at once.

QVC, let James go home.