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Offline wrightoutlook

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« Reply #20 on: October 23, 2006, 03:39:26 AM »
How recent a purchase at Pier 1? Thanks.

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This is so pretty - rather old, or just bashed about?
« Reply #21 on: October 23, 2006, 09:37:41 AM »
glasstrufflehunter said in an earlier post

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I'd forgotten until today that I did buy a couple Chinese weights last year. They were on clearance at an import store. There is a nice looking crown in the bunch. I was pretty impressed with the quality. I just buy these things with pocket change and promptly forget when I bought them until my kids start messing with them. They don't hurt them. They just like to pick them up and look at them.

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This is so pretty - rather old, or just bashed about?
« Reply #22 on: October 23, 2006, 05:36:51 PM »
I was just puttering on Ebay last night and saw two separate listings where there was a similar 'crown' weight. Same fat flattened canes but in orange and aqua. This time they applied the head and legs of a turtle in clear glass. Both are listed under italian glass but if they are italian I'll eat my boots.

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I would love to find one that's not been made into a turtle.

I recall now having a devil of a time getting sticky price stickers off of the bottom of my Pier 1 finds. I seem to remember "Made in china" next to the bar code. It's been a while so my memory is imperfect. I didn't even remember it until last night after I had posted. :P

The last few times I've been in Pier 1 they have had no paperweights.
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This is so pretty - rather old, or just bashed about?
« Reply #23 on: October 23, 2006, 06:57:27 PM »
The orange-and-blue turtle appears to be nowhere near the quality of the blue-and-green crown. Defintely different levels of workmanship.
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« Reply #24 on: October 23, 2006, 08:20:13 PM »
I think I'll pop into my local Pier 1 Tuesday.

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This is so pretty - rather old, or just bashed about?
« Reply #25 on: October 23, 2006, 10:21:38 PM »
I noticed the inconsistency in quality when I bought the crown. There were several to choose from, some of which were pretty sloppy. I chose the most perfect one.

I've seen a better 'crown' turtle on ebay. I would have bought it -except for the turtle-y parts. :P

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