I used to LOVE shopping at the April Cornell store in Santa Barbara. It was filled with delicious and delicate clothing and housewares. Most were out of my reach financially, but a good sale always meant I could bring something home.
Then their stores closed all over the US. There was something about trade agreements, or something beyond my understanding. I was sad, and the dream of having little Granddaughters outfitted in April Cornell was dashed.
Then I found out they had an online store....so I ordered this,
...and even this!!! My dreams of bitty Clare outfitted in April Cornell was soon to be a reality.
So I waited impatiently for the mailman to bring the goodies. They came yesterday and I was SOOOO excited to open the package.
But when I did all I found were these four pieces....I was guessing someone got MY baby clothes and I got their dresses or blouses. I was shattered and a bit annoyed. I was sure when I called they would tell me that "sorry, we are out of the items you ordered". I was ready for a good argument....it is HOT after all and HOT makes me cranky!!!
Do you want to know the surprise???? The VERY polite person on the phone told me that they package all of their items in fabric gift bags!!!! WHAT??? I looked closely and YES, my items were in these delightful and LARGE fabric bags.
I told her as a quilter and fabricholic, I would make good use of the fabrics. They are LOVELY!!!
She told me to enjoy them, but not to get used to them. Apparently their generosity has NOT been rewarded. Instead people ( thinking as I did) that they got the wrong orders have been returning their items. So they will discontinue the packaging in the Fall.
As for me....I have more to shop for. Be sure to check them out. They are my new favorite online store!!!!