hitting the "FRIEND LOTTERY". SO ~ I have these friends that are truly talented and I joke with them that "Man, the day I met you, I hit the friend lottery" .... I say it half in jest, all in seriousness because they truly are some of the nicest, sweetest, would do anything for me friends! My non-blogging friend, Stacey, has been designing floral arrangements for years and years. She can take a bunch of flowers from Publix and transform them into an arrangement that looks like you paid $100 for at the florist. During my 'kitchen remodel' (which is still NOT QUITE DONE), we ended up painting the kitchen and family room - had to because the kitchen and family room are all one very large area. I kept staring at the beautiful wall sconces that I got from Rachel during one of those Southern Living at Home crazy sales. I paid NOTHING for them and I am ashamed to say that I filled them with $10 worth of "crap" from Joann's ... even Stacey said she would have liked to 'borrowed' them and fixed them for me, but I digress.
SO - I emailed Stacey when Shannon (another non-blogging friend) was tiling my backsplash and told her that I certainly didn't want her to feel left out of the 2008 GREAT KITCHEN MAKEOVER and would she mind throwing together a floral arrangement for my wall sconces. She said ABSOLUTELY!! SO .... Monday she got all the materials and TODAY, here they are:
OH .... MYYYYYYYYYYY (I just FREAKING noticed the footballs at the top - are you KIDDING ME!?!?! -- hmph, those WILL be moved). Aren't they beautiful (and what is up with my camera?)
A close up -- those are REAL feathers too -- REAL pricey too, but that's ok ...totally worth it and a request (I only requested feathers and hydrangeas).