Friday, December 12, 2008
Thank you to all who came to my trunk show last night, you made it a huge success again. The highlight of the evening happened before the party even started. My mother in law Marti Beson came in with the most beautiful painting she has ever done (mho) and said "merry Christmas Shelly". I looked up and when I saw it I gasped, my vocal chords seized up and what words made it over my lips were all wobbly. I fought the tears hard, I even did that thing everyone does when they're trying not to cry, you know, the fanning of the face with your hands. I don't know why people do that it doesn't work. Marti said "you need to hang it in your pink bathroom behind the door, I painted it for just that spot". So I dutifully found hammer and nail and hung it in my pink bathroom BEHIND THE DOOR!! This bathroom is really a powder room two people can hardly move in there together but I insisted on every newcomer to the party to come in the bathroom with me and take in the painting. Everyone had the exact same reaction, gaping mouth and then "oh my God!" After the millionth person was made to squeeze in the small bathroom with me it dawned on me, she painted the wallpaper that I posted as one of my Christmas desires. I asked her if this was in fact the case and she said yes. I'm sure you're asking yourself "is she going to keep it in the bathroom" and the answer is absolutely NOT this baby needs to be front and center!!! It will become my focal point my inspiration from which every decorating decision will flow. Thank you Marti!!! You've made me deliriously happy!!!