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