Over the River

Over the River
Over the River by Susan Winget – Ceaco – 500 pieces

Over the River is the companion puzzle to one I assembled in February of this year. They come in a book box with two compartments – each holds a puzzle with cork backing, both by the same artist. Like many of the “different” Ceaco puzzles it was very good quality.

🎶Over the River and through the woods, to grandmother’s house we go!🎶

The first one I put together from this box was Simple Pleasures, and it seemed much easier to assemble than this puzzle (although my memory isn’t as reliable as it used to be 👵). There were so many places around the whimsies that didn’t connect at all, and it was a bit frustrating to constantly have to fix pieces that had moved. It can get quite tedious – but sometimes that’s how whimsies go.

With these puzzles it’s sometimes hard to find all the whimsy pieces before you begin; so these are some, but definitely not all of them…

Over the River whimsies

The scalloped edges aren’t as easy to assemble as you’d think, so I began with the words. It took way more brain power than I’d assumed!

Over the River 1

The inset scenes were lovely!

 

Even though it gave my gray cells a little bit of a workout, it was great fun. And you definitely can’t beat the price – 99 cents for two 500 piece puzzles with cork backing! I absolutely got more than a dollar’s worth of entertainment. ☺

 

11 thoughts on “Over the River

    1. I don’t care for the quality normally, but their specialty puzzles seem to be much nicer quality.

      Compared to the premium brands Ceaco puzzles are just too thin for me; the fit is usually very good though. We usually only purchase them second-hand. You’re not missing much in my opinion.

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      1. I hear ya, fit is super important. But thin pieces with image lift and splitting chipboard gets tiring for me. If nothing else, it makes me really appreciate when I get to assemble a premium brand like Ravensburger or Pomegranate. 🙂

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  1. Ellen LoGiudice

    I am doing this one right now! I just love Susan Winget’s art. Alas it won’t be done in time for Christmas Day.
    You’re right about it being harder than Simple Pleasures. I was so pleased with that one I glued it and display it on my hutch. I do love the feel of the nice, thick cork pieces and all the whimsies.
    I saw it on eBay and couldn’t resist it and even though it’s over twenty years old the set is in perfect condition. And I definitely didn’t get the bargain you did!

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      1. Ellen LoGiudice

        Yes, you can find lots of puzzles that are out of production. I’ve never had a bad experience with a transaction either, knock on wood. Sometimes you get a bargain sometimes not. But I’m willing to pay a little more for something that I know I will not be able to find anywhere else. Try it!

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