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Out of the Woods

"It's not what you look at that matters; it's what you see." - Henry David Thoreau

It's only natural for our view to be obscured from time to time. Naturalist Henry David Thoreau went to the woods to live deliberately, and with this quote, he uses this experience to remind us that it's important to step back and to view the forest for the trees. 100% solid pewter paperweight cast in Providence, Rhode Island, featuring a glass lens made in India.

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Item ID
22178
Made from
pewter, glass
Measurements
Approx: 2" dia.; 4 oz.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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WHAT YOU SEE PAPERWEIGHT
 
3.7

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (5)
  • Durable (3)
  • Unique (3)

Cons

  • Too small (3)

Best Uses

  • Gifts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (6)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (4)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (3)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Smaller than it appears

By 

from Washington

About Me High-end Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Unique

Cons

  • Delicate
  • Too Small

Best Uses

  • Gifts
  • Office

Comments about WHAT YOU SEE PAPERWEIGHT:

Purchased this as a Christmas present for my mother. She started a new job in a therapist office and I thought the saying was apropos. But the size is too small (a bit bigger than a silver dollar, maybe). I was expecting a large paperweight for her desk.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Mother
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Cheap and small; poor quality glass

By 

from Houston, Tx

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • Low Quality
  • Too Small

Best Uses

    Comments about WHAT YOU SEE PAPERWEIGHT:

    It was much smaller that I had pictured. The engraving was fine but the magnifying glass was poor and the image was distorted. Certainly not worth the cost. Don't buy it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Perfect gift for our boss for his desk.

    By 

    from Kansas

    About Me Midrange Shopper

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    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gifts
      • Office

      Comments about WHAT YOU SEE PAPERWEIGHT:

      How to use these itesm

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Other
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Unique gift item.

      By 

      from texas

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      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Unique

      Cons

      • Too Small

      Best Uses

      • Gifts

      Comments about WHAT YOU SEE PAPERWEIGHT:

      A unique gift with a thought-provoking quote, especially for someone who has everything. The only negative is the size, as most seniors do need a much larger magnifying glass to be useful.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Other
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Birthday

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      3.0

      Great paperweight, poor magnifier

      By 

      from San Francisco, CA

      About Me Midrange Shopper

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      Pros

      • Attractive Design

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about WHAT YOU SEE PAPERWEIGHT:

          This is a lovely little paperweight, but the quality of the magnifying glass is poor. Decorative, not functional.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Father
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

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          5.0

          Great Gift for a Friend

          By 

          from Springfield, MO.

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gifts

            Comments about WHAT YOU SEE PAPERWEIGHT:

            Love the uniqueness of this product....a gift that will be kept for a long time! Will definitely shop here again.....awesome personal gift ideas!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Other

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