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Re: Valerie's Scenes Under Glass in "As Is"


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I just did some math, and the cloches are roughly 25% off the price they were sold as the TSV, and roughly 30% off the current price.  The discounts do seem to be shrinking lately on the newly added as is items. 

 

 


Well, so much for the above math.  I saw where @lucymo mentioned that the bottlebrush trees were available as is, and today I ordered a set of green.  They were roughly 38% off the original price.  I also got the VPH icy berry tree at 39% off.  I said I had to stop buying Christmas decor, then this!  Ha ha 

 

I wonder why some things are discounted more than others? 


@SHOPR, I see my champagne set of trees shipped today, finally.  I just couldn't justify getting a green set as I have several in that color.  They are still quite pricey even 'as is'.  I've been stalking 'as is' trying to get a set of the glitter balls in white (H204456) and finally got them.  Last year I ordered a set and the next day order went to back order and the Q finally canceled it.  I have them in gold and they are so sparkly without all the shedding.  They are $27 reg and $14.90 'as is', big difference.  I like them in jars, sleighs, as they are quite large but two sizes, 6 of each size.

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Re: Valerie's Scenes Under Glass in "As Is"

@lucymo, I agree, that is a big price difference on the glitter ball ornaments.  

 

About the large gingerbread cloches that are available--maybe the others are on their way, but it arrived first.  I almost don't want to see it, because I'm afraid it might be so cute that I will want it!  I just have a few gingerbread items that I use in the same room with my sugared fruit, red berry, plaid, and greenery-type decorations.   

 

Did you order your champagne bottle brush trees from as-is, too?  These bottlebrush trees weren't a must have for me, but I know that I can display them alongside my snowman cloche from this past CIJ or maybe in a lantern with some lights strung around them.  I inherited some ceramic village houses from my grandmother, and I don't display them, at least I haven't yet, due to wanting to use other things and not enough space to display it all at once.  Since her village pieces are probably between 8 and 12 inches tall, I figure the taller bottlebrush trees will go well with them one day.  

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@SHOPR wrote:

@lucymo, I agree, that is a big price difference on the glitter ball ornaments.  

 

About the large gingerbread cloches that are available--maybe the others are on their way, but it arrived first.  I almost don't want to see it, because I'm afraid it might be so cute that I will want it!  I just have a few gingerbread items that I use in the same room with my sugared fruit, red berry, plaid, and greenery-type decorations.   

 

Did you order your champagne bottle brush trees from as-is, too?  These bottlebrush trees weren't a must have for me, but I know that I can display them alongside my snowman cloche from this past CIJ or maybe in a lantern with some lights strung around them.  I inherited some ceramic village houses from my grandmother, and I don't display them, at least I haven't yet, due to wanting to use other things and not enough space to display it all at once.  Since her village pieces are probably between 8 and 12 inches tall, I figure the taller bottlebrush trees will go well with them one day.  


@SHOPR  You will definately find a place to use those bottle brush trees.  The smaller sizes will work in some of our cloches  that we are doing ourselves, I think.  I gave away my village houses, trees, people and all the other accessories to my Gd as I had set it up for years and it was very time consuming.  Also, she is just starting out and needs to get her collection started and she's my 'mini me' about decor.  I am stalking 'as is' to see what else they are adding, don't need anything but I've lost my mind, I'm afraid.  LOL

 ETA:  Yes, I ordered the bottle brush trees from 'as is'.

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Re: Valerie's Scenes Under Glass in "As Is"


@lucymo wrote:

@SHOPR wrote:

@lucymo, I agree, that is a big price difference on the glitter ball ornaments.  

 

About the large gingerbread cloches that are available--maybe the others are on their way, but it arrived first.  I almost don't want to see it, because I'm afraid it might be so cute that I will want it!  I just have a few gingerbread items that I use in the same room with my sugared fruit, red berry, plaid, and greenery-type decorations.   

 

Did you order your champagne bottle brush trees from as-is, too?  These bottlebrush trees weren't a must have for me, but I know that I can display them alongside my snowman cloche from this past CIJ or maybe in a lantern with some lights strung around them.  I inherited some ceramic village houses from my grandmother, and I don't display them, at least I haven't yet, due to wanting to use other things and not enough space to display it all at once.  Since her village pieces are probably between 8 and 12 inches tall, I figure the taller bottlebrush trees will go well with them one day.  


@SHOPR  You will definately find a place to use those bottle brush trees.  The smaller sizes will work in some of our cloches  that we are doing ourselves, I think.  I gave away my village houses, trees, people and all the other accessories to my Gd as I had set it up for years and it was very time consuming.  Also, she is just starting out and needs to get her collection started and she's my 'mini me' about decor.  I am stalking 'as is' to see what else they are adding, don't need anything but I've lost my mind, I'm afraid.  LOL

 ETA:  Yes, I ordered the bottle brush trees from 'as is'.


 

@lucymo lucy, I am hoping that DD will one day love my decorations and use them.  She loves it all when I am done,  but seems to be invisible while I am decorating, lol.  I told her that she would never have to buy any decorations, or anything else for that matter, lol.  right now, she is only interested in clothes.

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@mousiegirl wrote:

@lucymo wrote:

@SHOPR wrote:

@lucymo, I agree, that is a big price difference on the glitter ball ornaments.  

 

About the large gingerbread cloches that are available--maybe the others are on their way, but it arrived first.  I almost don't want to see it, because I'm afraid it might be so cute that I will want it!  I just have a few gingerbread items that I use in the same room with my sugared fruit, red berry, plaid, and greenery-type decorations.   

 

Did you order your champagne bottle brush trees from as-is, too?  These bottlebrush trees weren't a must have for me, but I know that I can display them alongside my snowman cloche from this past CIJ or maybe in a lantern with some lights strung around them.  I inherited some ceramic village houses from my grandmother, and I don't display them, at least I haven't yet, due to wanting to use other things and not enough space to display it all at once.  Since her village pieces are probably between 8 and 12 inches tall, I figure the taller bottlebrush trees will go well with them one day.  


@SHOPR  You will definately find a place to use those bottle brush trees.  The smaller sizes will work in some of our cloches  that we are doing ourselves, I think.  I gave away my village houses, trees, people and all the other accessories to my Gd as I had set it up for years and it was very time consuming.  Also, she is just starting out and needs to get her collection started and she's my 'mini me' about decor.  I am stalking 'as is' to see what else they are adding, don't need anything but I've lost my mind, I'm afraid.  LOL

 ETA:  Yes, I ordered the bottle brush trees from 'as is'.


 

@lucymo lucy, I am hoping that DD will one day love my decorations and use them.  She loves it all when I am done,  but seems to be invisible while I am decorating, lol.  I told her that she would never have to buy any decorations, or anything else for that matter, lol.  right now, she is only interested in clothes.


@mousiegirl  Hopefully, your DD will love the decor one day.  I'm sure she won't need to buy any decor  as she will inherit yours and you have enough to decorate every house for miles.  Right?  LOL   I know I do.  Did you see the children with candles in 'as is' ?  I know you got the kissing ones with candles or am I confusing you with someone else.

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@lucymo wrote:

@mousiegirl wrote:

@lucymo wrote:

@SHOPR wrote:

@lucymo, I agree, that is a big price difference on the glitter ball ornaments.  

 

About the large gingerbread cloches that are available--maybe the others are on their way, but it arrived first.  I almost don't want to see it, because I'm afraid it might be so cute that I will want it!  I just have a few gingerbread items that I use in the same room with my sugared fruit, red berry, plaid, and greenery-type decorations.   

 

Did you order your champagne bottle brush trees from as-is, too?  These bottlebrush trees weren't a must have for me, but I know that I can display them alongside my snowman cloche from this past CIJ or maybe in a lantern with some lights strung around them.  I inherited some ceramic village houses from my grandmother, and I don't display them, at least I haven't yet, due to wanting to use other things and not enough space to display it all at once.  Since her village pieces are probably between 8 and 12 inches tall, I figure the taller bottlebrush trees will go well with them one day.  


@SHOPR  You will definately find a place to use those bottle brush trees.  The smaller sizes will work in some of our cloches  that we are doing ourselves, I think.  I gave away my village houses, trees, people and all the other accessories to my Gd as I had set it up for years and it was very time consuming.  Also, she is just starting out and needs to get her collection started and she's my 'mini me' about decor.  I am stalking 'as is' to see what else they are adding, don't need anything but I've lost my mind, I'm afraid.  LOL

 ETA:  Yes, I ordered the bottle brush trees from 'as is'.


 

@lucymo lucy, I am hoping that DD will one day love my decorations and use them.  She loves it all when I am done,  but seems to be invisible while I am decorating, lol.  I told her that she would never have to buy any decorations, or anything else for that matter, lol.  right now, she is only interested in clothes.


@mousiegirl  Hopefully, your DD will love the decor one day.  I'm sure she won't need to buy any decor  as she will inherit yours and you have enough to decorate every house for miles.  Right?  LOL   I know I do.  Did you see the children with candles in 'as is' ?  I know you got the kissing ones with candles or am I confusing you with someone else.


@lucymo lucy, I did get the kids blowing out the candles, but I had to return them because on the back of one dye had dripped down and onto the snow.  They are a substantial size, but I chose not to reorder.  

 

Oh yes, I could open a Christmas shop.  I have things in the basement storeroom that I havn't seen for years, and one day either I, or DD, will go through them.

 

I have a particular scene in mind for a counter top in the family room, now my red and white room, and I decided today that I will dig out my Dept. 56 houses for that area.  I have tons of the Snow Village items, but not enough table/counter top areas to display all of those and my recent additions.

 

 I will post pictures of my decor in that room, but last year, I couldn't get a decent picture of the white flocked tree, just couldn't get the right lighting, so I will see what happens this year.

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Re: Valerie's Scenes Under Glass in "As Is"


@mousiegirl wrote:

@lucymo wrote:

@mousiegirl wrote:

@lucymo wrote:

@SHOPR wrote:

@lucymo, I agree, that is a big price difference on the glitter ball ornaments.  

 

About the large gingerbread cloches that are available--maybe the others are on their way, but it arrived first.  I almost don't want to see it, because I'm afraid it might be so cute that I will want it!  I just have a few gingerbread items that I use in the same room with my sugared fruit, red berry, plaid, and greenery-type decorations.   

 

Did you order your champagne bottle brush trees from as-is, too?  These bottlebrush trees weren't a must have for me, but I know that I can display them alongside my snowman cloche from this past CIJ or maybe in a lantern with some lights strung around them.  I inherited some ceramic village houses from my grandmother, and I don't display them, at least I haven't yet, due to wanting to use other things and not enough space to display it all at once.  Since her village pieces are probably between 8 and 12 inches tall, I figure the taller bottlebrush trees will go well with them one day.  


@SHOPR  You will definately find a place to use those bottle brush trees.  The smaller sizes will work in some of our cloches  that we are doing ourselves, I think.  I gave away my village houses, trees, people and all the other accessories to my Gd as I had set it up for years and it was very time consuming.  Also, she is just starting out and needs to get her collection started and she's my 'mini me' about decor.  I am stalking 'as is' to see what else they are adding, don't need anything but I've lost my mind, I'm afraid.  LOL

 ETA:  Yes, I ordered the bottle brush trees from 'as is'.


 

@lucymo lucy, I am hoping that DD will one day love my decorations and use them.  She loves it all when I am done,  but seems to be invisible while I am decorating, lol.  I told her that she would never have to buy any decorations, or anything else for that matter, lol.  right now, she is only interested in clothes.


@mousiegirl  Hopefully, your DD will love the decor one day.  I'm sure she won't need to buy any decor  as she will inherit yours and you have enough to decorate every house for miles.  Right?  LOL   I know I do.  Did you see the children with candles in 'as is' ?  I know you got the kissing ones with candles or am I confusing you with someone else.


@lucymo lucy, I did get the kids blowing out the candles, but I had to return them because on the back of one dye had dripped down and onto the snow.  They are a substantial size, but I chose not to reorder.  

 

Oh yes, I could open a Christmas shop.  I have things in the basement storeroom that I havn't seen for years, and one day either I, or DD, will go through them.

 

I have a particular scene in mind for a counter top in the family room, now my red and white room, and I decided today that I will dig out my Dept. 56 houses for that area.  I have tons of the Snow Village items, but not enough table/counter top areas to display all of those and my recent additions.

 

 I will post pictures of my decor in that room, but last year, I couldn't get a decent picture of the white flocked tree, just couldn't get the right lighting, so I will see what happens this year.


 

@mousiegirl  Looking forward to the pics.  I'm not sure  exactly yet what I want to do in some areas of the house.  I will do the same scene in some  and change up in others.  Need to get my head straight because I will start decorating by the first week of November as we have a Christmas social here first week in December.  Have other things to do also.  I'll stop ordering soon as it won't get here by the time I need it.  Good thing too.  lol

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I am not trying to hijack your thread, Lucy & Mousiegirl, but I just have to jump in. I also have enough holiday decor to decorate houses for miles around me.  We have two sons-one is married and one isn't. My daughter in law does not have my taste in decor at all. I am starting to get worried with who will want my lovely decor pieces when I am gone. I get so much enjoyment out of all of it, it just seems like someone will want it. Young people are different these days, though. I don't think they want to accumulate all that their parents do. They want to steamline. I keep telling myself not to buy anything new, and I am good for a while, only to revert back to my old ways. 

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@rosehill wrote:

I am not trying to hijack your thread, Lucy & Mousiegirl, but I just have to jump in. I also have enough holiday decor to decorate houses for miles around me.  We have two sons-one is married and one isn't. My daughter in law does not have my taste in decor at all. I am starting to get worried with who will want my lovely decor pieces when I am gone. I get so much enjoyment out of all of it, it just seems like someone will want it. Young people are different these days, though. I don't think they want to accumulate all that their parents do. They want to steamline. I keep telling myself not to buy anything new, and I am good for a while, only to revert back to my old ways. 


 

@rosehill I can so relate rosehill.  You are always welcome to share on any posts. Smiley Happy   Maybe one of your grandchildren will love your decor.  I took DD through FAO Schwartz (sp) one year, she was around six, and she went through the entire store, not asking for anythinhg, and finally asked if we could leave.  I was shocked, as I was the kid that day, loving everything, lol.  I knew then that she would not be the shopper that I am, thank goodness, except she does love clothes. 

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@mousiegirl wrote:

@rosehill wrote:

I am not trying to hijack your thread, Lucy & Mousiegirl, but I just have to jump in. I also have enough holiday decor to decorate houses for miles around me.  We have two sons-one is married and one isn't. My daughter in law does not have my taste in decor at all. I am starting to get worried with who will want my lovely decor pieces when I am gone. I get so much enjoyment out of all of it, it just seems like someone will want it. Young people are different these days, though. I don't think they want to accumulate all that their parents do. They want to steamline. I keep telling myself not to buy anything new, and I am good for a while, only to revert back to my old ways. 


 

@rosehill I can so relate rosehill.  You are always welcome to share on any posts. Smiley Happy   Maybe one of your grandchildren will love your decor.  I took DD through FAO Schwartz (sp) one year, she was around six, and she went through the entire store, not asking for anythinhg, and finally asked if we could leave.  I was shocked, as I was the kid that day, loving everything, lol.  I knew then that she would not be the shopper that I am, thank goodness, except she does love clothes. 


@rosehill  You are always welcome to join in on any thread, the more, the better.  I have the one GD who is young but loves to decorate so I'm starting to share my decor stash with her.  I'm sure she will treasure all of it someday.  My two DD couldn't possibly care less about most of it.  They don't want the trouble of packing and unpacking, like the house to be spared all the clutter.  Also, they come and ooh and awe over mine and I don't mind, I enjoy all of my decor, very festive.