I fell in love with this little family a few months ago. I guess that what attracted me to them is that Jones looks just like the Mama when he sings "Benny and the Jets"--but really I bought them from Jean, an antiques dealer that I have known for many years and who is now in her late 80's (and still in the business), because I knew that she had not been selling much and that a little bit of cash would help......so I brought them home and then into my shop.
I really don't buy things like this as I do not have the clients base and Jones would not appreciate the fact that Mama looks a bit like him. So this little family has sat on my Jansen eglomise table for about 3 months just waiting for a new owner.
Yesterday the new owner arrived in the form of a 5 year old little girl named Maddox. The minute Maddux saw them she was committed to them. Her Mom asked how much they were--the price (exactly what I paid for Mama and the kits) was a little too steep for Maddox's allowance.
So between many tears and sobs we arranged for a payment plan with a signed contract in the works. I think that is the perfect way to learn about credit and contracts and saving.
I later learned that Maddox loves to pretend that she is a wolf. No wonder she saw a wolf family where we all (silly us) saw foxes.
Sending wishes for a wonderful day filled with family or friends or even a day off with a great book.
Mary and Jones