Saturday, December 22, 2018

'S No Globe

I've always wanted a snow globe -- preferably with a little cottage and a few trees  -- but I found this one with Santa at an affordable price and ordered it for Josie. 

We were both entranced and played with it for several hours. When her daddy came up for supper, he picked it up and turned it upside down (just as we'd been doing) and the globe separated from the base and shattered on the chest we use as a coffee table.


Bummer. I gave it a bad review on Amazon and tried to contact the seller but, so far, no luck.

At least I can use the base -- now free of glass -- to show Josie how a music box works.


John did a search for Unbreakable Snow Globes and came up with a charming little cottage globe at Target. Ten dollars, free shipping, done!

It arrived yesterday in a soaking wet, partially open box that looked as though several reindeer had played soccer with it.

And, yes, the globe was broken.  

I looked at the Target website and realized that, though the search for Unbreakable Snow globe had thrown up this page, nowhere does it describe the thing as unbreakable.

Still, they have promised to send a replacement. I'll just have to monitor Josie's handling of it. Especially since I recently read a warning that snow globes may contain anti-freeze -- potentially fatal to pets. . .



7 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

They just don't make 'em like they used to.

Sandra Parshall said...

Oh, bummer indeed! I hope you find something Josie will like.p

NCmountainwoman said...

When you mentioned the snow globe in a previous post, I did some research. I know our Violet would love one. After reading tons of comments, I came to the conclusion that they would not really be unbreakable so I passed. I have several of them and I will let her play with them every now and then and then put them away. So sorry for the disappointment. Twice.

Barbara R. said...

How frustrating! And now Josie knows the ins and outs of how they're made, as well as having experienced the beauty and the reality of fragile (and she'll have that happen so many more times to come!)

Bernie said...

I too also wanted a snow globe, one Christmas I'm going to buy myself one. Sorry for your broken ones but am so glad no one was cut or hurt. Big hugs to Miss Josie, ❤️๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŽ 

Anonymous said...

Seemingly so simple but instead so ironic and sad... I hope Josie wasn't too bummed....

Vicki Lane said...

Josie was sad but fortunately I'd purchased a really unbreakable little ball as a stocking stuffer. It has a plastic fish inside and some liquid and glitter AND it lights up when you pound it on the floor. It was deemed an acceptable substitute.