baker's twine.

Last night, I flipped through a Crate & Barrel catalog and discovered an unexpected 15% off coupon. Of course, I couldn't let it go unused--and on another day off of work, I ran up the street to our C&B. I picked up a few things, like placecard holders and handy measuring conversion magnets.  {I'm a dork, forgive me.} I even snagged another serving bowl from our wedding china line. In the midst of these odds and ends, I spotted this red-and-white baker's twine offered by C&B.
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I want to let you in on a little secret. For $7.95 at Crate & Barrel, you get 2,300 feet of twine. For $8.95 at Country Clean, you get 3400 yards {ie 10,200 feet!}. 
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Though the picture doesn't do a great job of showing it, I ordered both red and green varieties to use in my holiday wrapping. Country Clean sent my twine quickly, though shipping cost as much as another roll. Their website isn't anything to write home about either, but it works. 

As a point of reference, standard curling ribbon costs $3.15 for 500 yards {1500 feet}...and we all know how fast ribbon seems to go. Baker's twine definitely gives a personal touch to your wrapping, which curled ribbons just can't give.

I generally love Crate & Barrel. They have attentive customer service and fantastic products. But for baker's twine, Country Clean definitely comes out on top. 

2 comments:

  1. I ordered the lime green bakers twine and am VERY unhappy with the color. It is not a “lime” green…more of a plain regular green. I called to verify before ordering and was assured that this was a “true” lime green. It’s NOT!! I called the company and told them that I was unhappy and they basically said that I could pay to send it back. They did not offer to pay the shipping or anything. VERY UNHAPPY with this company. Do not buy from them if you want a “true” lime green.

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  2. So sorry to hear that Sarah--I wish I could remedy it for you! I will say their shipping was quite expensive...though I was happy with the colors I got :/

    Divine Twine is much more expensive...but if it's the color you're working toward, it might be worth the extra money: http://www.divinetwine.bigcartel.com/product/green-apple-divine-twine

    Fingers crossed things work out better! I hate to hear stories like this!
    Have a better weekend :) xo

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