Saturday, October 10, 2015

A Pioneer Woman Vignette

Hello, Dear Ones! Have you heard or seen the kitchen items in Walmart from The Pioneer Woman?
Well, I walked into Walmart when we got back from our trip to England and almost slipped and fell when I saw the lovely colorful things with her cute little face all over the boxes.
 There were dishes, bowls, glasses, a Charlie dog cookie jar, pots and pans and...A CAKE STAND!
I saw the box and grabbed it with both hands and was so excited! It looked so beautiful.
 Then I found this darling little cow creamer. If you know me you know how I love my cow creamers. Oh, just darling! So I used these pieces and set up a little vignette in my kitchen.



I poked little faux apples onto the Jadeite looking base and popped the glass dome down. I even brought out my Jadeite biscuit jar to join it. My daughter saw this and I could tell by her eyes she would love to have this cake stand too. Did I give her mine you might ask? No, no, Nannette, I did not! ;)  I would just go back to Walmart and buy her one. They cost $20. Went to this Walmart - no cake stand. Went to that Walmart - no cake stand. Found another Walmart - no cake stand! I was so frustrated. I got online and went to Walmart's site and the cake stand said "not available"! What? I had only bought mine the week before. I searched and searched to try and find out why there were no more cake stands. I found a review place online and a few folks were saying the cake stand was very bad quality! The stand was leaning and there were black specks in the glass dome. One said the stand fell apart into pieces when she sat it on her counter. Well, I went back to look at mine and it was just beautiful. No leaning, no falling apart!
So I wrote a review too and said basically what I have told you. I had bought the domed cake stand and it was beautiful. Went to buy my daughter one and couldn't find it. I was thinking they were pulled because maybe they weren't made well but wanted to know if they would be back in better shape and soon? I didn't think much about it anymore except I would go ahead and look when I would occasionally go back to a Walmart. Well, Dear Ones, I received an email:

Hi there!


I'm Ree's friend and helper, Morgan. Nice to meet ya!

 Ree wanted me to let you know she received your email. The recall does not affect all cake stands. There was a large batch of them made that were not structurally sound, and were breaking en route to Walmart or even in the car after folks had purchased them. If your cake stand is not broken, then it is totally fine. We are remanufacturing them to make them stronger, so this issue does not occur again. 

Hope this helps!

Morgan

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Isn't that something? I felt so honored that anyone, let alone a person connected so closely to Ree, would respond to my review. So I guess my cake stand is just fine. I just wanted to share this with you in case you got one and it fell apart. It's too pretty and useful not to be fixed and be poked back on the shelves. One day my daughter will receive this lovely cake stand. Have you seen any of the products? I wanted almost every item I saw but I'll hold back and buy a little at a time! :)


Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~ 

How Can You Mend A Broken Heart

 I can think of younger days when living for my life

Was everything a man could want to do
I could never see tomorrow,
But I was never told about the sorrow
How can you mend a broken heart?
How can you stop the rain from falling down?
How can you stop the sun from shining?
What makes the world go round?
How can you mend a this broken man?
How can a loser ever win?
Please help me mend my broken heart and let me live again
I can still feel the breeze that rustles through the trees
And misty memories of days gone by
We could never see tomorrow,
No one said a word about the sorrow
And how can you mend a broken heart?
How can you stop the rain from falling down?
How can you stop the sun from shining?
What makes the world go round?
And how can you mend this broken man?
How can a loser ever win?
Please help me mend my broken heart and let me live again
La la la la la la, la la la la
La la la la la la, la la la la
Please help me mend my broken heart and let me live again
Da da da da
Da da da da, da da da da da, da
~ sung by the Bee Gees


29 comments:

  1. The Interner makes the world a small place! I like that they responded to you.

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  2. Love your vignette. All the things are lovely. I never think to look at WalMart for prettys

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  3. Good morning Sheila, Ree's products are colorful and cute like her. Love the cake stand and the cow creamer, perfect in your kitchen. Kathleen in Az
    p.s. your No No Nanette makes me smile! I found myself saying that a few times:)

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  4. Shelia, I saw her products in WalMart the other day and they are so cute and fun. I looked for the cake stand as someone had posted it online but didn't see any :( now I know why. I love your cow creamer (you do know I bought a plain white one at a thrift shop because of you) and the vignette is adorable.
    hugs,
    Linda

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  5. Shelia, Just My style- The line is darling.Thank You for posting these cuties. Denise

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  6. I love the products that are available at Walmart. It would be fun to have them all, don't you think? Your cake stand is perfect with your jadeite. Love your vignette. You always inspire me to get my act together and work on 'fun' things for my home.
    ~Adrienne~

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  7. Adorable! I'm going to get my MIL one of those.

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  8. They are adorable. I saw them too! I want to get some of her colorful bowls!

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  9. Shelia,
    Adorable finds at Wal~Mart, dear friend!!!
    Your cake stand is a perfect companion to your Jadeite Collection!!!
    I adore the addition of this newest cow creamer to your collection, also!!!
    Thanks for sharing your e~mail from Morgan, as well!!!
    Sounds as if you had a splendid shopping experience!!!
    Thanks for sharing!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  10. I'll start with that song ... a favorite from a favorite group. Nobody like the Bee Gees. And that song, it is really poignant when you're dealing with a broken heart.

    Thanks for the info about the cake stand. It's lovely and I'm glad they're re-manufacturing them. My niece bought the salt and pepper shakers and the butter dish. They are soooo adorable!

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  11. love that cake stand~!! pretty kitchen vignette and I bet those apples smell yummy too..

    thanks so much for coming to visit me..

    big southern hugs
    Sonny

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  12. I saw the line last week online. I always check reviews before purchasing much of anything unless it's really cheap. What she has is beautiful, but if I were her (and I imagine she's doing that), I would be making sure that something with my name on it was built to last. You know, she lives not far from here in a little town outside Tulsa.
    Brenda

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  13. I love your little vignette you made, so pretty! Those are wonderful pieces you bought from Walmart. I hope you get the cake stand for your daughter and nice they responded to you.
    I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.
    Julie xo

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  14. Your vignette is adorable!! When my daughter was getting married and setting up housekeeping, I bought 2 stands, one for cake and one smaller for a cupcake!! They were repros, but don't remember who made them, I also got the s&p shakers and a larger sugar shaker for her......she was thrilled and still loves Jadeite.....

    I never shop at Walmart, but glad they responded to you.....

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  15. Shelia, I love your pretty kitchen things. I love that you got a good response from your email too. I absolutely loved the Bee-Gees....This is my favorite song of theirs. Thank you. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  16. Shelia, your cake stand is very pretty and I am so glad that your's is fine. How great Ree's customer service is. It's so nice to see that people actually care about their product.
    Your vignette is very pretty and the cow creamer is great.
    Have a great weekend.
    Mary

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  17. I know - I LOVE her stuff. Did you see all the dish sets, too? Oh- sometimes I would just like to start all over, you know Love that you got that cake stand. Now I want one, too. lol
    Hope you had a great day- xo Diana

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  18. Love that gorgeous cake stand and that cute little cow creamer too! I always loved the Bee Gees, thanks for the song I haven't heard it in such a long time.
    Hugs sweetie,
    FABBY

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  19. Love all of the pieces you showed us, Shelia (and I love The Pioneer Woman!). I was initially wondering if perhaps some people got a bad lot. Or maybe the box wasn't padded and sturdy. Still, it was so very nice of Ree's gal to contact you. And she is consumer savvy redoing the whole batch. Good people.

    Hope you get a cake plate for your daughter!

    Janie x

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  20. I've heard about The Pioneer Woman's new products at Wal-Mart, but I have not had the opportunity to visit the store! I love cake stands!!! I can't wait to go back home and hit the first Wal-Mart store I see!!!

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  21. Hi Shelia, I have not seen this line in Walmart and can't wait to look in my local store. How great you got a reply about the defect and that more are on the way. Your daughter will be so happy to receive hers. Glad yours is not falling apart. Love the cow creamer and your sweet vignette looks adorable in your kitchen. Love it. Thanks for the song. Blessings, cm

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  22. I saw those fabulous cake stands a few weeks ago at our Walmart and it took all my self-control not to buy one! I really don't have any room to display one, but if I did I would have bought it on the spot! All the other dishes and accessories are just beautiful, too. Enjoy your cake stand and welcome back from your jolly holiday!

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  23. The vignette is so pretty, Shelia! I saw some of the collection yesterday, when we made a quick run through Walmart. The Man did not give me much time to look.....he doesn't think we need any more dishes & truly we don't, but still! The collection is just so pretty, bright and fun with color.

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  24. I did see some of her new items didn't see the cake stand, guess we know why now, thanks for telling us. I will be looking for one, very pretty indeed. May have to have the creamer too.

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  25. This is beautiful, Sally. Gee, I was just there a couple of days ago but didn't head to home wares! I should have -- the cake stand is wonderful and the creamer adorable. And I don't even do cream! (But I DO do maple syrup!)

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  26. I love the Pioneer Woman's new collection. I have already bought 2 sets of the plates/bowls/saucers. One in the teal blue and the other in the gold/brown. I plan on adding the accent pieces as I go. The creamer is just gorgeous!

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  27. Cute cake stand. And glad to hear that you have a good one! Sheila

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