May 24, 2011

More OKL Insanity

Last time I wrote about the OKL insanity, someone castigated me for being negative, but I think that I am being realistic. So let me preface this post by saying that I like OLK – a lot! I think they have some great things and I have purchased from them on several occasions and have been very pleased with my purchases.

And I love “Home, James!” and their look. Their range has some fabulous table top items that I covet.

However, you’re not likely to find me buying this little goodie.OKL5 There’s a little beach near my current house and I find beach glass there all of the time. I get out my little diamond-tipped Dremel and drill holes in the top of each piece. I then string them on some fishing line and hang them from a piece of driftwood to make wind chimes. And then I give them as gifts to friends and family.

OKL and Home, James! also offering these knives, of which I have dozens. The sale price is good and it is about what I charge when I sell them. Mine are identical to these, too! OKL 6 Let me know if you want any of these French Ivory knives, since they’re sold out here.

12 comments:

  1. The offers look very good. Very affordable also.

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  2. Love this post. No, I'm not buying the beach glass, either. How is the painting going? Move in date?

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  3. I'd much rather look at samples of paint and fabric than view OKL's exorbitant offer!

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  4. Buying beach glass - that is unbelievable! Meg I am in your camp - walk along the beach, wind in your hair, sand in your toes, sun shining and surprise surprise - goodies are everywhere. Now I am off to see if I can buy a diamond tipped dremel 'downunder' to do what you do with your collections - Jan

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  5. Linda@a design snackMay 25, 2011 at 8:25 AM

    You are right, OKL occassionally (infrequently) has a good value. Pay no attention to castigating comments. How's the new house coming?

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  6. Dear Aunt Meggie: Let's see...If I compare all the beach glass I've found on my beach to the small amt in this jar, I estimate that I should be able to get several thousand dollars' for my collection!! WOO-HOO!!! - Miss M.A.

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  7. I am afraid I agree with you and think your walk on the beach sounds heavenly. Remind me to nudge you for a wind chime made from beach glass when my birthday next rolls around. It sounds lovely and my guess is, it SOUNDS lovely.

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  8. I totally agree with those that say OKL "occassionally" has something of interest at a reasonable price. After subscribing for 3 months, I cancelled because I saw very few items that I would term "tasteful" and the prices were way higher than they should have been.
    However, as they say...to each his own.

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  9. Agreed. On all counts. I love OKL...visit every day, and happily buy cool shit, and then it comes in the mail like my own little Brassy Christmas. I ask you, what could be better?

    However, some of the bizarro nuggets they try to pass off as once-in-a-lifetime consumer goods?? Blows my little po-dunk mind. I saw the sea glass too! And the odd set of 80 year-old curtains that they throw up there for us to scramble over? At the rock bottom price of $439? Does. Not. Compute.

    I'm with you sister. Preach on.

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  10. Hi PTD - I love your blog!

    I had a similar thought in Pottery Barn the other day when I saw a bowl filled broken tiles being sold for $12.50. Really?!! Puh-lease!

    I've done ok with OKL except my last purchase of Frette sheets, which were a bargain price-wise, are pretty rough (like <200 thread count rough.) I know what Frette sheets are supposed to feel like so I think I may have ended up with a knock off set. Has anyone else encountered something like this from OKL?

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  11. Ha Ha! Somebody acutally purchased that item. Nutso! Thanks for the post today Meg - it made me laugh. ~ Jackie

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  12. When I looked at OKL today, I remembered your posts on OKL insanity. I didn't know we Indians used our gods as garnishes! Someone with a reputation like Thomas Britt needs to do his homework.
    https://www.onekingslane.com/product/11086/369990

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