I received this wonderful scrapbook two weeks ago. It was a gift from a close friend of mine. She knows I like scrapbooking; am a photography freak/geek and go absolutely bonkers over anything to do with Mermaids. (I actually think I saw one once while swimming at night in the ocean but of course I was feeling pretty good that evening so who knows?) I have been looking and looking at this book since that time and still cannot get over how nice it looks and feels.
The resin picture of the Mermaid is extremely detailed and the natural materials which make up the rest of the book visually blend perfectly. This is truly a beautiful photo or scrap book. I cheated and looked this up here on Amazon and cannot believe how little she gave for it! (This is a plus for her as far as I am concerned as I am frugal with a dollar and admire that trait in others).
Anyway, what a beautiful give this is. I have another friend who admires the same sort of thing that I do and I am going to order one of these for her.
I originally bought this item and it was drop shipped by amazon not the seller. It arrived damaged, but it was out of the sellers hands since it was shipped by amazon and not the seller personally.I returned the damaged album to amazon, contacted the seller, and we worked everything out. A new album was shipped to me with the quickness ! The album is a beautiful Item and well worth the asking price. If you have a friend that's a fan of mermaids I highly recommend that you look into picking this photo album up ! You won't be disappointed in the quality and build of this one. The picture does it little justice. If you want to get this item without it being damaged during shipping try to buy it directly from the seller.
This came and when I unwrapped it, it blew my mind. The mermaid graphic on the front was so beautiful that I ordered the last 2 on Amazon. The binding with the grasses and bamboo were beautifully done. Held all of my vacation photos of myself, my family with my small nieces and nephews ... even the mermaid shot of my fish 7 year old niece in a sand mermaid beach photo! Surely to be passed down in my family of Celtic lores and myths.
I recieved this album a lot faster than I expected! The picture online didn't do the product justice! It is very finely crafted and has a lot of detail to it. The corners that hold the pictures in aren't heavy duty, but they will hold up!
I was skeptical that this would be as nice as the picture.. but I was very pleased when it arrived. The real bamboo and fibers are very heavy and look as though they will hold up well. The metal part with the mermaid is beautiful and heavy also. Inside the parchment like pages would make a great scrapbook or be better suited for printout photos as the paper would not protect your most precious old school photos. Id use it as a journal a scrapbook or for printed photos.
This item is simply gorgeous, unique and elegant. It would make a lovely gift. If it smells a little like the bamboo fibers when it arrives, simply air on a shelf in a dry place and the smell which isn't unpleasant (think new wicker) will dissipate. Mine was in a hot ups truck all day so the natural smell of the bamboo was very strong for a few days. It's a nice thick book and I'm still surprised at the great quality for the price.
Bought this for a friend who has not stopped raving about how awesome it is. The quality is really nice and it definitely looks like you paid way more for it. I got this overnighted to my house with my prime membership and paid a total of $20, you can't beat that!! It came in plastic wrap so I have not seem the inside. My friend kept it in the plastic and placed it on her mantel, she didn't want to chance it getting damaged in any way. haha
This is a very nice photo album. The design of the mermaid on the front is very heavy and very detailed. It looks like it should cost way more than it does. It did have a few spots where the corner holding things were not lined up nicely so I could only insert three corners of a picture. This is annoying seeing as how they put so much detail on the cover but lost the details in the actual album pages. Still a good buy though.
I bought two and I wasn't sorry. I was amazed by the quality of the cover! The Mermaid is awesome and the rest of the cover goes so well with the mermaid. The inside has rough paper so not your typical new photo album paper but I am looking forward to putting our tropical vacation pictures inside. The price was unbelievable! I would purchase this just to have the mermaid on the cover!!
I had the chance to take my family to Bora Bora for a once-in-a-lifetime trip. We took lots of photos and I wanted to give each of the kids an album of our favorite memories of the trip. I looked at many different photo albums and when I saw this, I knew that it was perfect. Thank you! Everyone who has seen it has been totally impressed.
I had been reading the reviews for this photo album and did not see any that were not complimentary. I have a ton of pictures that I need to get put in an album and cannot think of a better way to do it than in a mermaid photo album. Came well packaged and in a protective plastic sleeve. Very nice item - thanks!