I'm in search of the perfect croquet set. I want one similar to the one I grew up playing with at my grandparents' house. A set with all-wood mallets and hard resin or ceramic balls and metal wickets. This shouldn't be so hard to find. Why are the bocce sets beautifully made while a new croquet set has a mass-produced feel? So many I see have plastic capped-mallets with plastic balls and cheap wickets. I'd like a nice wooden stand too - beautiful enough to leave in the living room next to the back door.
I found this lovely one, pictured above, from Restoration Hardware (I love the colors) but alas, it is sold out. There is a nice on L.L. Bean, too, but the stand is sold separately and the balls sound cheaply made in the product reviews.
Time to visit eBay, I guess.
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