Bikini Bird Bath
Posted 22 July 2004 - 01:14 PM
Your perfumes aren't gonna melt in Pasadena- I am in Fresno 3 hours north east of you and it is 104 today- My perfunmes come from Las Vegas and it is 107 there- You are gonna love your area wence the summer is over- I moved here from Madison Wisconsin years ago- and haven't regretted it yet- Maybe if you are ever up towards Yosemite or me your way- we'll have to share our collections??
Posted 22 July 2004 - 01:34 PM
Now officially listed as California!
Posted 22 July 2004 - 02:10 PM
sounds like a good plan to start a California chapter- I am going to Wisconsin tomorrow- will tell the humidity and mosquitos that you miss them!!
See ya all in a week!!
Posted 22 July 2004 - 03:27 PM
Hello Martha, I loved your pictures. Blue is my favourite colour and I like the tulips vase because of that. I can't wait to see the Bird in Bloom. There is no substitute for a 'real' picture.
Posted 22 July 2004 - 11:22 PM
I love your Stongwater photos! They are great. You have such great creative talent and a wonderful eye.
I wasn't really real excited about this year's.......but.....now.. I'ma Yearnin to have me one or two! Or maybe three.....
Thanks for sharing these with us.
Posted 23 July 2004 - 12:03 PM
Posted 23 July 2004 - 04:08 PM
Sounds like you will be in my neck of the woods this weekend.
Glad to tell ya that it will be an absolutely beautiful weekend up here - 78 and sunny - very low humidity (as long as you are not too far east in Wisconsin)!!
And the mosquitos, well as usual, they are still here..
Hope you enjoy your trip!!
Posted 23 July 2004 - 06:16 PM
Glad I made ya smile!
Chin up . . . things could be worse - it could be raining as well!!
Posted 24 July 2004 - 09:35 PM
Thanks Martha and Michele
Your posts sure made me inspect the Strongwaters more closely than ever. Was very glad to be able to do so before purchasing. The first Tuplips I picked up a piece of the end "handle" came off in my hand. The piece on the back side must have already been missing or broken because it was not there but no piece fell off. Nice Surprise! The next one presented had a missing crystal. Found one that was perfect and have to admit that it is a really nice solid. But then I am one who loves the older enamels. The Lilys looked great but when trying to decide which of two were best I ran my fingers over the petals and ouch! thought there was a broken petal but then found it to be a glob of resin or some other rough material and then found another petal the same. No problem with the other one. Found a perfect Kitty on Chair and Bird in Bloom and Bird Bath. Never would have inspected so thoroughly without your posts. The Lilys disappointed me the most. After seeing the original sketch with the delicate flowers and vines trailing down the vase was expecting the finished product to be more delicate. Appears to me to be a big chunk of colored enamel. Suspect we might see many of them in the CC stores for a few years. Sort of like the Roller Coaster?
Posted 25 July 2004 - 10:28 AM
So glad to see you back...you've been away for too long! Also very happy you found 3 good solids you love...that's the most important thing. The more I look at my Kitten on the Chair, the more I just love it...precious. Did you check out the incredible detail on the back of the chair? Strongwater at his best, for sure.
Don't stay away so long...we missed you.
Posted 25 July 2004 - 10:55 AM
Posted 25 July 2004 - 03:25 PM
If I buy flowers and they wilt the next day, I make sure to tell the seller i.e. if from a store. This has happened on various occasions, and they have given me my money back as well as replacing the goods. This may sound petty, but I have quoted only as an example!
I do feel very strongly that you should get what you pay for and if it was broken in transit, the item has been insured (at extra cost to the seller) so the charges come under their Insurance Cover.
I really admire and appreciate your patience and perseverance, but when paying top dollar, then I expect a perfect replacement.
Posted 25 July 2004 - 04:16 PM
With all due respect to your determination, sweetness and gentility, I have to concur with Jacky. One thing you're forgetting is that you paid the retail price for the piece...the seller paid about 40% of your cost. And they are insured...Jacky's so right. So for them to accept it as a return is only a "wash," financially speaking. But for you to sit there and laboriously glue a $225 piece together...
I guess, again, it's a matter of choice.
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