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  • Martha C
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    Here's a report on the Strongwater solids I received today.

    1. The good news is that the Bird Bath was not leaning. /sad.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’sad.gif’ /> 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 Petals

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    <img src='style_emoticons//biggrin.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’biggrin.gif’ /> Bikini Birdbath!

    Going to have a look Martha…….. <img src='style_emoticons//wink.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’wink.gif’ />

    The colours are gorgeous. Hope I get to see them soon. Seems as though there are some teething problems to be sorted!

    <img src='style_emoticons//rolleyes.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’rolleyes.gif’ />

    Michele
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    Martha – You dragged me back in! <img src='style_emoticons//biggrin.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’biggrin.gif’ /> Your photo's are exquisite! The Tulip Planter looks so much prettier in your shot than I imagined. The pictures in the hand-outs did nothing for it, but your photo tells much more.

    The Bikini Birdbath – “Some Assembly Required?” <img src='style_emoticons//laugh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’laugh.gif’ /> 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. <img src='style_emoticons//sad.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’sad.gif’ />

    Michele
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    Hi Jacky…Hi Sandra…Woody ~ I see you hiding out there! <img src='style_emoticons//wub.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’wub.gif’ />

    Martha C
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    Michele, because of your terrible experience I was braced for the worse, so it was not so shocking to see the Bird Bath in 2 pieces. I tried to take pictures of the Pampered Kitty and Bird in Bloom, but lost the light outdoors. Maybe I'll try again this weekend. Anyway, glad I was able to “drag you back in.” <img src='style_emoticons//biggrin.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’biggrin.gif’ />

    Sandra
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    Yes Michele – good to see you back and 'chirped up' a bit . . . . thanks to Martha <img src='style_emoticons//biggrin.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’biggrin.gif’ />

    Lisa
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    Martha,

    Thank you for the photos!

    Sorry to hear about your birdbath <img src='style_emoticons//sad.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’sad.gif’ />

    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. <img src='style_emoticons//biggrin.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’biggrin.gif’ />

    Michele
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    What's interesting is how we all view these from different perspectives. Martha see's them from an aesthetic point of view, with the capacity to “know” the structural confines; Lisa see's the beauty in each with an eye for detail; Jacky see's the “realistic” side of each, while studying the color variations. I, on the other hand, am trying to piece it together. The placement of the vine over the brass fitting (in the column/shaft) has me confused. Am sure they'll come up with solutions soon.

    loveperfume
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    Martha I love the pictures. Can you determine if the birdbath is having a problem with the engineering or is it a glue problem?

    KK
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    Hey Miss Martha,
    Thank you for posting the gorgeous photos. Can't wait to see the kitty.
    KK <img src='style_emoticons//biggrin.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’biggrin.gif’ />

    lmsw1
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    wow I am crossing my fingers that mine arrive from Saks ok… they sure look nice from the photos but you can never tell. <img src='style_emoticons//huh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’huh.gif’ /> Thanks for the post!

    Denise
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    Hi Martha,

    When I first saw the Title of the Topic “Bikini Bird Bath”, I started laughing so much! <img src='style_emoticons//biggrin.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’biggrin.gif’ /> <img src='style_emoticons//biggrin.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’biggrin.gif’ /> 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!! <img src='style_emoticons//rolleyes.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’rolleyes.gif’ /> <img src='style_emoticons//rolleyes.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’rolleyes.gif’ />

    Denise

    klassicguy1
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    <img src='style_emoticons//ph34r.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’ph34r.gif’ /> I haven't ordered my Strongwater solids yet….my biggest concern is they will melt before they get here as it is in the high 90's everyday. Have been hitting the site and reading about the Strongwater issues. (Michelle thought I was hiding but I just couldn't always see through the plaster dust clouds whirling around our house <img src='style_emoticons//laugh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’laugh.gif’ /> <img src='style_emoticons//laugh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’laugh.gif’ /> ) Will be interesting to see if we hear anything from Estee.

    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!

    Martha C
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    Thanks everyone for your nice comments on the photos. KK, when I was home for lunch today took a couple of shots of the Pampered Kitty (concentrated on the kitty) and the Bird in Bloom, so will post them this evening.

    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.

    Lisa
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    Woody,

    Yes, post some photos!!

    I also noticed you location- it still says Chicago, you'll need to change that! <img src='style_emoticons//biggrin.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’biggrin.gif’ />

    I am in no rush to get the Strongwaters although next Thursday seems like the right time. <img src='style_emoticons//smile.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’smile.gif’ />

    Martha,

    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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