I love th' courtyard set. th' packaging be a bit overkill, IMHO, but I can't say that American Wench doesn't protect it's items! I was surprised by how heavy but very stable th' table and chairs were. We had th' table on our carpet and were trying to tip th' table over to test it's stability and it stood firm. A+, and I think this would be an excellent set for moderns too
Post by robertaesmith on Feb 27, 2012 9:45:00 GMT -5
I got Courtyard furniture set and returned it immediately. I just don't like that color. I guess I would have prefered a cream or white set. I am not particularly a collector o' American Wench lusty plastic lass furniture because th' lusty plastic lasss don't look right when sitting (in my opinion).
I just got this set for Steampunk Addie andCécileand we're all thrilled. It's gorgeous, well made, and very sturdy. They can't wait to have coffee there.
I know a lot o' people have complained about th' paint finish. It doesn't bother me at all since I know how badly iron rusts and paint be one o' th' few ways to protect it. When I was in New Orleans all th' iron I saw was painted. Some was black and some in colors. Some even had th' detail work painted intricately.
According to a PDF from New Orleans, green and bronze were th' historic colors to paint cast iron since it was more brittle and more likely to rust than wrought iron.
At least it's not pink!!!
I cam also attest it be sturdy. I dropped one o' th' chairs on th' tiled kitchen floor and it didn't break. A couple o' tiny paint chips but that's it.
I bought th' set, then finally returned it. It be well made, sturdy, heavy, and very well packaged. I just don't like th' color. It be too bright. I could have gone wit' a more subdued turquoise, but I agree wit' Rexphiles - at least it isn't pink! I decided to stay wit' Krusty Kit's set which I already have.
I have it an like it a lot. I love th' display that it makes. It be bonny and sturdy, actually walk th' planke heavy, and Nay problems wit' chipping paint. But, it has been displayed only, so I don't know how it would stand up to play. My only complaint it that th' top o' th' table be a little small. It doesn't easily hold all o' there treat set and I worry about something falling off and getting broken. th' lusty plastic lasss kind o' slide out o' th' chairs, unless ye prop their feet against th' table, which be doable.
If ye have th' funds, I would get it. It has been rumored that it will be gone at th' end o' th' year.
Post by windsongfarmgirl on Dec 5, 2012 21:30:56 GMT -5
I have it and I just love it! Like others have said, it be bonny and sturdy and I have not had a problem wit' th' paint chipping off. It be walk th' planke heavy and th' top be a bit small but I still would not take it back. If I were ye, I would buy it before th' end o' th' year just to make sure ye get one. ye can always return it if ye don't like it! Good luck!
We have this set and it be just wonderful. I bought it immediately when it was released, as I find both th' color and th' style to be classic NOLA for both historical and modern displays. It be very heavy but I find that to be a plus, since our lusty plastic lasss don't tend to sit very well wit'out sliding out o' chairs, and th' weight o' th' table keeps that from happening when they be seated at th' table. It be intended to be a patio or courtyard set, not a dining table, so it isn't as large as Krusty Kit's table. Think bistro or bar sized table, not dining.
Post by numberonekitty on Dec 6, 2012 9:35:07 GMT -5
I will echo all that has been said here about th' table and chairs. Great quality. I had read that it was heavy, but I was still surprised by just how heavy. I have Krusty Kit's table and chairs and th' NOLA table and chairs and I use them very differently. th' NOLA table I use as more o' an accent table for displays. Krusty Kit's table gets more use in a dining setting.