I love the Internet. It does not matter how far the distance between friends it helps us to continue to inspire and support one another. I love the fact one can be so far away, yet the Internet lets us be so close to one another to help.
One of my friends I met in high school lives in Florida. She is working on decorations for her niece's quinceanera. She sends me this picture and ask for my input.
I shared a couple of possibilities for the base but I thought the flower part was perfect. I thought it would look nice with a smaller mouth vase, she could get a bud vase or a beer bottle/glass pop bottle and spray paint it white. I then noticed the dowel and told her I thought it would look nicer in a clay pot painted white or something like that. I told her I would go with Spanish Moss (first pick) or flower petals. The next day she showed me this and asked me what I thought. BINGO!!! She nailed what I was describing to a T. I think it is adorable.
I have been envy of many people's posting of white vases and thought I would love to have a small collection for myself. I told myself, next pay day I will go to the thrift shop and see what I can find. I have been saying this now for the past two months. While I was grocery shopping I thought it would be nice to pick up some of their market flowers and place on the Kitchen table. I went to look at my vases and found my pineapple vase I got one year when I bought daffodils during daffodil days. It hit me, here I have told my good friend she should paint bottles white, I should spray paint it white and it would be perfect start for the collection I want to have. I took my pineapple vase and a can of white spray paint and painted it. In about four hours I had a new vase for my flowers. I LOVE it, even Todd mentioned how pretty the vase was and asked if I bought a new one. I love telling him when I have been creative. I just love the expression on his face when he hears it. Here is how it turned out.