this finally arrived today, after much wrangling with customs... i looove it!!! (thanks to a lovely PF angel =)) boy is it heavy! i've heard all about its weight but it's something else to heft it yourself sooo pretty... sooo!!! i keep looking over at it, it really is lovely, soo much nicer than in pics! and it's way more spacious than i thought it would be. whew! i'm gonna lug this everywhere! welcome me to the "paddy wagon"! what a lovely place =) ETA: pics below now!