Does anyone have a good recommendation for this type of service?
Short story - I didn’t buy enough stuff
Long Story - I started a thread back in Oct’ 20 about Disney home decor - Show me your Disney!
In that thread both @Bubblez and @vcka recommended the Homestead Collection dishes to me. I fell in love! Unfortunately, the pieces would come and go on ShopDisney, and when I was visiting in July I didn’t see many pieces. I didn’t give up hope though. On this last trip, I saw that they had introduced some new pieces. I didn’t like them as much. I really wanted the big plates from the old collection. I still picked up a piece or two of the newer stuff, but I didn’t get a whole new set of dishes. Until my last night at Epcot. They had the old big plates!! I was so excited. I bought all 9 plates that they had. And some bowls. And some glasses. And some mugs. And some little plates. And, well, you get it.
I wanted a set of 16, and was able to get that in most of the items at Creations, but not the big plates. I found them on Amazon for three(!) times the price, and I ordered 7. A couple of days after I got home, my friend who was in the parks sent me a picture asking if I had seen the dishes. I think she was at the Emporium (where days before that had not had the big plates, I looked). She was kind enough to get me the other 7 plates at regular price, and I have returned the overpriced Amazon ones.
As my shipments from Disney have come in, I’ve realized that there are some things I would have gotten more of, or gotten at all, if I had known they would have the big plates at Creations (they had a lot of the collection there, but not everything). And that it’s probably smart to buy a few extra just in case. So now I need to find a personal shopper to go hunting for the items I need to finish my set. Which brings me to the original question, anyone have any recommendations for this type of service? Thanks!!
Have you checked that FB group of former employees? I wonder if someone there has done it. Otherwise I’d be happy to search in May. It would be like a scavenger hunt. Other option may be to call Creations shop and ask?
I looked in every park and resort we went to, and didn’t see them until my last night at Creations. Then my friend found them at the Emporium a few days later. At Creations they also said they were at World of Disney. I got the impression that they just come and go, no guarantees, no schedule.
I’ve seen them too, but they tend to have quite an upcharge. I’m hoping not to pay an extra $10/plate!
I agree, tell me exactly which pieces you are looking for and how many and I’ll look. I’m very happy to go to FQ for beignets and coffee I know you are going to use a pro-shopper but if I see something I’d like to be able to notify you.