Last Monday was my Cyber Monday, the day I placed an on-line order for an early Christmas present for our front entrance. In an effort to jazz up this small area, for months I had been searching for an over-sized round mirror without an over-sized price tag. I finally decided on a mirror from Overstock.com which had the best combination of looks and price and placed the order on Monday.
I chose this mirror with a 40 inch diameter, beaded frame and silver leaf finish. I liked the fact that it would function perfectly in my tiny entrance while still being versatile enough to work just about anywhere in our home should I ever change things around.
It was great to have finally made the decision and I was even happier when it was delivered in a huge padded box on Friday. In spite of all the styrofoam, bubble wrap and cardboard layers, when I opened it up on Sunday to hang it on the wall, it was broken. The glass wasn’t shattered, but the mirror had become unglued and detached from the frame and the screws which were holding the backing to the frame had popped out of place.
So, no mirror for me after all and today, on the official Cyber Monday, I have made arrangements to return it for a refund and begin the hunt anew.
I also struck out on some other items I was looking at on-line… out of stock, not the right size, wouldn’t be delivered in time for Christmas. I think I’ll just step away from the computer and go back to shopping the old-fashioned way for now. First world problems, eh?