Bikini Bird Bath
Posted 21 July 2004 - 06:04 PM
1. The good news is that the Bird Bath was not leaning. The bad news is that it arrived in two pieces. A photo is posted in the Members Gallery so that you can see what is happening to this solid. There is a cylinder attached to the top that fits into the base. There is another piece (and I'm no engineer) that appears to somewhat anchor the top into the base. It also appears the the glue that holds it firmly together has completely given way. When I attach the top to the base it fits snugly. If you view the solid from one angle it does not appear to be leaning at all, but from the other angles it is slightly leaning (though not as badly as Michele's).
2. The Pampered Kitten is perfect ... what a gorgeous piece.
3. The Tulip Quartet I like very much and have posted a photo of this also.
4. The Bird in Bloom is exquisite and may be my favorite of the bunch.
5. The Lily Bouquet is back-ordered
P.S. The inner boxes are blue and gold with the solid tucked in a silk blue and gold pouch.
Posted 21 July 2004 - 06:07 PM
Going to have a look Martha........
The colours are gorgeous. Hope I get to see them soon. Seems as though there are some teething problems to be sorted!
Posted 21 July 2004 - 06:35 PM
The Bikini Birdbath - "Some Assembly Required?" Do you see what I meant about the vine? Do you think that has anything to do with the separation? Great shot!
I don't see your Kitty in the Chair, but he's my favorite, too. And yes, I did keep both my Bird in Bloom (Hummingbird Box) and also the "good" Lily Vase. I don't imagine there will be too many of them made unless they are re-done weight-wise, so if you get a good one, keep it! Am glad I ordered 2 of that particular one. Fed-Ex picked up the sad ones today.
Posted 21 July 2004 - 06:41 PM
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Posted 21 July 2004 - 08:04 PM
Thank you for the photos!
Sorry to hear about your birdbath
Went to Saks today to peek at the three solids they had in, the bird in bloom, tulip quartet and pampered kitten and all three were perfect Really beautiful!!
They did not have in the birdbath or the lily vase because I think they may have stopped shipping those two because of the problems. I knew it would get worked out one way or the other.
Next Thursday the 29th Saks is having their gift card event, for every $250 spent you get a $25 gift card and for every $500 you get a $50 gift card. For more information please call your local Saks. There was another level but I am not 100% sure about it.
So from what I can tell, this is the same deal as the rewards points with the LV & NY stores, actually it is better in that there are no shipping costs and you can hand pick your own solids.
Posted 21 July 2004 - 08:36 PM
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Posted 22 July 2004 - 10:28 AM
Hey Miss Martha,
Thank you for posting the gorgeous photos. Can't wait to see the kitty.
Posted 22 July 2004 - 11:07 AM
Posted 22 July 2004 - 12:11 PM
When I first saw the Title of the Topic "Bikini Bird Bath", I started laughing so much! Love your sense of humor!
Thanks for the beautiful Photographs, I will be at my Saks next week to see them in real life, and if I like what I see, I am buying!!
Posted 22 July 2004 - 12:18 PM
Hope to surface again soon. Watch for a photo I am posting on the site of our blooming cactus tree. That is one thing we didn't have in Chicago.....have a good day everybody!
Posted 22 July 2004 - 12:45 PM
Pat, I don't know much about engineering (where's Ken?), but as Michele stated the vine that snakes up the base and winds around the bath is interfering with locking the two pieces together. Also, a little glob of glue is not going to hold it together, especially during shipping. These packages are not gently placed in a mail truck and when stood on end or thrown into a truck, the Bird Bath may come apart. As Lisa and Ann have said, I'm confident all will be worked out in the end.
Lori, when I first saw pictures of the Strongwater solids, I thought they looked heavy, too; but they are more delicate than they appear in the photos with maybe the exception of the Tulip Quartet.
Posted 22 July 2004 - 12:45 PM
Yes, post some photos!!
I also noticed you location- it still says Chicago, you'll need to change that!
I am in no rush to get the Strongwaters although next Thursday seems like the right time.
Yes I agree with you, they are quite delicate and it makes all the difference seeing and holding them close up.
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