Well, after a small amount of drama, I received a package of doll's house furniture last week from buyster.com.au to review. To be honest, it wasn't the first lot of furniture I received (hence the drama). When I opened the first box, quite a few pieces were no longer put together. But, to the credit of Maree from buyster, the issue was dealt with very promptly with a great amount of apology and a huge effort to rectify the problem. A great example of fantastic customer service.
My new box of "Annie's Furniture Set with Ladybug Pattern" arrived just a couple of days later, much to the delight of my Emily who was very keen to get her hands on it after seeing it the first time. It just so happened that she was in the middle of a game with her 'Littlest Pet Shop' pieces and the furniture worked in beautifully with the game she already had going. This is the beauty of doll's house furniture, you don't necessarily need a doll or a house to enjoy it.
The furniture itself is wooden and painted white with a gorgeous little ladybug and flower design on it. There were lots of different pieces in the box, certainly enough to furnish a whole house. Apart from the staples - tables, chairs, lounge suites and a bed etc, there were also some sweet little extras like a table lamp, a floor lamp, a bath, a TV, an oven and a couple of wardrobes with doors that open and close with shelves to put things on, 19 pieces in all. It really is a very sweet set, the kind that makes grown-ups go 'awww' and want to take a closer look (which is what my father-in-law did when he came to visit the other night) and makes children want to get in and play. Ed wasn't even put off by the girly design, he is itching to get his cars involved.
Unfortunately, a couple of pieces in the second box had fallen apart too. It seems as though in a couple of cases, the glue just hasn't worked to stick the pieces together. It really is a shame because apart from that, it is an absolutely gorgeous set of furniture that any girl would love. I'll be getting out my glue to fix the two broken pieces in the second box, because I know we have a lot of playing with this furniture ahead of us.
buyster.com.au have a $30 gift voucher to give away to an 'everyday play' reader. All you need to do is leave a comment below to enter. It could be something as simple as 'I'd like to win please!'. The voucher can be spent in any of buyster's stores. There's a great range of play rugs (including the one that Ed has that has featured in many of my posts) as well as toys and children's furniture. Unfortunately, only Australian residents are eligible to enter. You have until Monday March 8th at 1pm(EDT)
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