With the big basement re-do behind us, I have been enthusiastically pulling out some of the lovelies I’ve collected over the last eight months to find them a more suitable home than the bowels of my closet. The first things out and up were my Suzanne Kasler (Suzanne was our girl name and it still makes me weepy that it will never be used) Atelier Antlers. The moment I laid eye on these in the glossy pages of Ballard Designs, I knew I couldn’t live without them. So, I promptly put them on my Christmas list and lo and behold if they didn’t show up under the tree! It’s just a shame they spent the last eight months living in stuffy styrofoam and cardboard boxes when they are SO splendid on the wall of my family room.
And I must rave about Ballard’s customer service… recall that these were purchased back in November and not opened until a ridiculous amount of time later. I was seriously boo hooing when one of the plaques had lost an antler and looked more like a unicorn than a deer. Down in the doldrums, and thinking all hope was lost and ready to beg and plead, I called up Ballard’s and explained the situation. NO PROBLEM! They sent out a replacement AND a pre-paid shipping label to return the broken one. Yippee!!!
Always the over achiever (much to my delight), Honey didn’t stop with the hanging of the horns. He also drilled holes in the wall (one behind tv and second behind cable box) to hide the unsightly cords and cables running from the flat screen to the box. My hero!!
|Before – no antlers + loads of cords + super bad lighting|
|After – no cords + loads of antlers|
Happy Friday y’all. I took my first dance class in… ahem… six years last night and now need to crawl away from my computer. Oh, and HaPpY bIrThDaY besties SD and SW. Thirty-five never looked so fab!