Photos Harrods 2005 Solids
Posted 18 July 2005 - 05:59 AM
Posted 18 July 2005 - 07:50 PM
Posted 19 July 2005 - 01:21 AM
Posted 19 July 2005 - 08:28 AM
The bear was good for my morning laugh. Two red cucumbers hanging from a scarf! Yes, the 20 is very distracting. I have never liked any of the Harrods bears.
Kinda like the pup. He looks so fiesty. We can only hope the palace guard will be their best piece.
Posted 19 July 2005 - 05:28 PM
And yes, Barb, what a disappointment after last year's great solids from Harrods!!
Posted 19 July 2005 - 05:38 PM
Posted 19 July 2005 - 06:55 PM
I again can't tell you all just how much I hate seeing solids for sale on eBay from the warehouse sales and at the CCS discounted. It really, really infurates me seeing solids I paid full price for offered at less than half or less like the JL chick. This is why I am not purchasing ANY OF THE 2005 SOLIDS THIS YEAR. I did get the Pink Lady but because of the size now wish I saved my $$ I also got the Oyster but with a voucher and ordered the Harrods but am not happy at all with the bear, couldn't we have a Santa suit or a plain bear with antlers something a little more creative than a sweater and scarf?
Well now that I am in full rant mode I may as well add why won't EL work more closely with us collectors? And what ever happened to our slot machines being corrected and for that matter I have a green violin.
Posted 19 July 2005 - 07:40 PM
That's right Lisa, get it off your chest or back I feel better now just after reading your post. Well said!
Posted 19 July 2005 - 09:51 PM
The hand workmanship with tons of crystals and imagination seems to be lacking this year.
EL really needs to rethink their corporate policies about these super little collectables and get back into the groove that they were in not too long ago. 1999 was a great year and every year since has gotten a little worse. What is the problem, we wonder. Is it just corporate greed and thinking that they can produce an inferior product and charge more. Maybe they have forgotten this is a free market economy.
Ok, we're through venting also for a while and will go back to our collecting.
We think better days are ahead and hope for another carousel or green apple quality solid for our future.
EL has the talent and manufacturing capabilities still in place and just need to use them better. We love Jay and Judith but maybe a designer change would shake EL out of the doldrums (or just add a new designer).
Just out of curiosity, has anyone seen the dragon in person this year and how did you like it? It intrigues us but we are afraid the size will be a drawback to how well we like it.
Posted 19 July 2005 - 10:00 PM
Posted 19 July 2005 - 10:33 PM
On the flip side I am eagerly awaiting a solid I just purchased- I was hoping it would come in the mail today. It's a vintage solid and that is my focus, thank goodness I can still get excitied over those!
Posted 20 July 2005 - 12:26 AM
Hi D & M,
The dragon is big and mostly enamel. I think I have a photo of it in the "members photos" if not I'll email you.
I just looked in members photos. The dragon is under NM SOLIDS~2005 on pg. 2 of my gallery. It's not very sharp but it gives you an idea of the size and shape and color.
Posted 20 July 2005 - 10:08 AM
The colors and design of the dragon are gorgeous, it's the size issue for me (as I am sure everyone knows- sorry) I may be wrong but I think the piece measures roughly 2 3/4 inches long as I rember I had it in the palm of my hand and it filled it up.
I think you will both have to see it in person. I know lots of people loved it.
Posted 20 July 2005 - 01:48 PM
The picture and descriptions are a big help.
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