Following up on yesterday's post about the latest Global Bazaar collection at Target, I stopped by a different one close by to see if the Starburst mirror I was eyeing came in yet. Turns out it did so I was able to get a close up inspection! And... in the immortal words of Alicia Silverstone in Clueless... it's a "full on Monet..."...
"...From far away it's Ok, but up close it's a big ol' mess... "
Well, I admit I'm exaggerating a bit, but it just wasn't what I had hoped it was going to be. What I thought was a metal center was actually woven rattan. It also had some funny gold leafing on the tip of the inner rays that didn't look... right? Perhaps they were trying to combine something more ethnic with something mid-century modern- which is a great concept- but somehow I felt the execution wasn't that successful (and not for that price!) I suppose it could look great in the right setting, but if you're looking for more of a classic mid-century-esque piece, then I think I'd rather pay the extra and go for the Crate&Barrel one, (which I've seen in person and it's stunning.)
However, there definitely are some great buys in the collection, particularly much of the ceramics and smaller accessories. Some of the lamps looked pretty good too, including this faux Ming Dynasty-esque one and this woven wood one. The complete collection is still rolling out onto shelves this week, but it's definitely worth a look-see if you're by a Target store.