For those of you who were curious as to what I ended up choosing with my NOVICA giftcard, here’s the answer:
The artists’ card and the wee card from Bali were thoughtful additions to the packaging, which ended up sparking a great conversation on geography with my four year old.
So this lovely thing made it’s way all the way to my place from Bali and I was so impressed with every step of the transaction. From the email updates I was sent to let me know when my item was packaged and shipped, to the obvious care with which it was packaged, to the little extras that it was packaged with.
The sculpture itself is gorgeous. The detail in person is fantastic. The wood has a lovely weight and solidness to it. I was also super impressed by the quality of the “hangers” on the back of the carving.
The elaborate corn husk (I think?) doll “bow” was a hotly contested item between the two girls and ended up finding a new home tied to the side of the vanity mirror in my older daughter’s room.
While my lovely new dragon sculpture found a home on the wall in our gaming basement.
Where I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the sculpture matches the exact shade of our wood trim. It looks like it was just made to hang there. How cool is that?
So I am now totally in love with NOVICA. I was already pretty infatuated after having browsed their site, but now, after having made my first purchase I am completely hooked. They emailed to let me know that having made my first purchase I am now a member of their passport club and qualify for shipping discounts and other goodies. I gave them my birthday info, and they sent me a happy birthday $15 off code to use! Combine this with the fact that they emailed me with tracking info every step of the way, packaged everything up so beautifully, and sent me a truly gorgeous item, and you can see why I am utterly head-over-heels for NOVICA… and off to do a little early birthday shopping.
Disclosure: I received a credit to spend at NOVICA. As always, the opinions stated are my own and were not influenced by the free item received.