Lo and behold, a few weeks later, I receive an email that I WAS CHOSEN. I was one of only 12 people and I couldn't be more excited. I totally felt like Charlie when he finds the Golden Ticket except there was no Wonka Bar with which to celebrate. Bummer. This was such an intriguing idea and I was super excited to see both the crazy items she chose and the transformations her followers created. And to know now that I was going to be given the opportunity to participate in the first annual GREAT MYSTERY THRIFT OFF, well, it is just very cool.
So each day I earerly awaited my mystery delivery. And then it finally arrived! The box was a little worse for wear but there it was! The box! Sitting on my front step in all of it's General Splendour. Hmmm....what could be inside! Drumroll please...... TADA!
And it is signed by a BB Slater? Could the artist - this macrame genius - be a beloved relative of "Slater" from Saved By The Bell? Nah!
Initially, I came up with some crazy ideas such as an organic hipster hubcap... dope, right? LOL
Since I received it the day before the Kentucky Derby, I thought maybe if I added some flowers, I could have a one of a kind fascinator hat in case I road tripped to Kentucky....
Then my peonies are coming up and they always flop over! Grrr. Well, did you know they make a peony ring? (Insert your own joke HERE). No really! It looks like this:
It keeps your peony from being floppy coz no one likes a ... Oh Nevermind! So I gave that a shot:
So that is where I stand right now. I've thrown around a few ideas and I think I have finally arrived at a plan. The rules of the contest are that I can't reveal my final makeover here at General Splendour until it appears on the blog BetterAfter.net. The deadline for the finished project is May 23rd and they will be reaveled in June! And at the rate I'm going, that will be about the time for my next blog entry. Seriously. LOL