Sunday, April 17, 2011

Snowy, Windy, Cold Sunday/Coldwater Creek Disappointment

I am spending a bit of the afternoon making a wine label for a tablescape I will be doing soon.

On Friday I was contacted by a dealer of Mikasa dinnerware. The guy said he had been to my tablescaping blog and liked my zebra table.  He said he would like to send me a service for four of this dinnerware and in return he would like me to do a table and post a review.  Cool! (You can tell I was a teenager in the 70's).

If you have been following me for long, you know my weakness one of my weaknesses is dishes. I have had to stop buying because I already own well over 2 dozen patterns and I have no more space. I love animal print dishes. The fact of having no more space passed through my mind for exactly 30 seconds before I hit reply and said that I would be thrilled to set a table with these dishes! I know, I am weak...I can always pack away a set I rarely use.  I have no square sets of dinnerware and I have no leopard print dishes.   I need these dishes!

So in anticipation of setting a new table, I made my own wine label to go with the theme. There is no such wine...but I think the name goes with the dishes.
This guy said he will be posting my tablescape on his facebook page and has 7000 followers or whatever they are called on facebook, who may be stopping by to see the table.

So I am feeling pressured to put my best efforts forward on this table.  I hope I don't crumble under pressure!   I have not posted a new table in quite a few weeks, so this is just the challenge I need to get back to tablescapes.

I was so disappointed in the Coldwater Creek order I received Friday.  They have raised their prices and lowered the quality.  See this:
 I thought it would be great for summer.
Now that I have it, I don't think I can even wear this--perhaps I could use it as a rag--no, it's too thin for that.
It is supposed to be "crinkled", but honestly, it looks like a wrinkled old rag.  I am so disappointed CC!  My husband is happy that I am displeased because he is hoping I will stop ordering from this company.  I have never returned anything and I won't return this (too much hassle and expense). Maybe I can wear it at home out on the deck when  nobody will see me.


  1. That is so wonderful about the tablescaping request! You've got to join Facebook now! : )
    I can't wait to see what you come up with, but the wine label is great.
    I have been seeing lots of 'naturally' crinkled/wrinkled tops around. Maybe when you wear it, it won't turn you off as much. I think it looks comfy and lightweight for the summer.

  2. I feel so badly for you! I know that you were really having fun placing this order!
    But the shiraz label is the PRIZE!

  3. can't wait to see the table....

  4. Congrats Zoey, can't wait to see what you come up with for the tablescape. The wine label is great! Too bad about the shirt though.

  5. Anxious to see what you come up with for your tablescape..
    I've ordered a blouse that had to be made out of the same material.I wore it once, but felt so messy in it. I guess I'm just not the wrinkled type...I've got enough wrinkles on my body...


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