Friday, October 26, 2012

So disappointed


I've been looking at   teak blocks  at  brinca dada   for quite a while.   I thought that they would make interesting furniture and decorations in miniature.  They are a bit pricy at $59 for 22 blocks and I really wanted 2 sets, so I waited.   Then last week I read a posting from  Mini Modern  that used these same blocks in mini setting.  So I went and looked at them again, Wow they were on sale, $47, still not cheap but I figured that the price was not going to get any better.   Then I almost changed my mind when saw that the S&H charges were $31.46, but I took out my charge card and ordered 2 sets of teak blocks.  This was a big splurge for me but I was really looking forward to getting my hands on these blocks and playing.

Monday, 6 days after ordering I was very excited when my husband brought the box in with the mail, I couldn't wait to get it open.  I opened the box, pulled out on set of blocks that where wrapped in bubble wrap and taped up tight.  I took out my scissors and started cutting away tape, alot of tape.  I finally got the wrapping off, the blocks were still in a plastic bag but  there was a very strong nasty smell.  MOLD!   I took a closer look at the blocks, still in plastic, they are streaked with black and grey.   Mold YUK.

I never opened the bag, never got my hands on the blocks, I didn't unwrap the second set.  I had my husband put the box outside on the porch and I went and washed my hands.   Then I immediatly sent an email telling them that I was disappointed to find mold on my purchase.

I've had no respose.  My husband sent an email, yesterday, asking for the charges on our credit card to be reversed, for a mailing  label so that we can return the blocks and for a response.  We have had no response.   I'm very disappointed in this product and even more disappointed in the lack of customer service.

Thanks for reading my vent and warning,  I would have been much happier sharing pictures of beautiful teak blocks and telling you that even though they were a bit expensive they were worth it.

Thank you for visiting, Mary

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

I'm A Robot

No Jaynie!!   We don't want people to think that, we wont be able to leave comments.

I think that you need to try again Jaynie, I don't think that's a good idea.

We did a bit of decorating,
not much really,
just mainly pulled everything out
and made a mess.

Jaynie also wanted to show you her new, but slightly damaged loveseat.  It was sold as a jewelry display so we had to do a little bashing.

There are 2 small slits in the seats, that need repairing and we need to add feet.  It is just sitting on a few wooden cups right now.

I also played with some little foam stickers from Dollar Tree.

Jaynie is off working on another costume, I wonder what she will come up with next.

Thank you for visiting,  Mary

Monday, October 1, 2012

A Few Small Purchases

I found a few things at the Dollar Tree that I think will be useable for a Halloween scene,
to meet the   Spooky Challenge   posted by Cyd of   Mini Mod Pod.

These are a bit too big (about 1 - 1 1/4 inch) to look like real leaves but as fall decorations I'm sure that there are lots of uses.

I like the colors, green, red, orange and 2 shades of brown, all in the 3 shapes. 

I found these rings in 2 different mixes.  I found the ones with some in purple and green first, then later at another store I found a bag that has just  black bats, white skulls and orange spiders.

Here's a close-up, they are nicely detailed,  I really like the bat.  The ring on the back make good stands but can also be cut off very easily.

Also from Dollar Tree

Sometimes I find things  that are more useful when used as something other than their intended purpose.

I don't really need the toothbrushes

or a toothbrush holder.

What I do need is more organized tools.

This container works great for many different tools,

I have some of my favorite clay tools in this one.

You can use it with the cover on,
      to keep dust off,
      makes it easy to carry

or use the cover to hold more tools

I allowed Jaynie to put an item in with my order from Amazon.

Look at what she bought.

She is very happy with her purchase.

It is a Fisher Price, Loving Family, Minivan.

It has a working horn, really cute, and a radio button, really annoying.

It also came with a dog and a bag of groceries,
I forgot to get a picture, if you are interest let me know and I will take one.

I'm going to go work on the Halloween scene now.
Jaynie has been digging through draws and boxes looking for things for a halloween costume.

We should have more to show you tomorrow, hopefully.

Thank you for visiting, Mary