If you follow my blog, you know that I hosted a Ladies Luncheon last month in Honor of my dear friend Ashley Trenner. The luncheon was to raise awareness about Melanoma and raise money for Melanoma research ~ all money went to the AIM Foundation. If you missed that post, you can read about it here!
Because I couldn’t have been successful without all of those involved, I thought I would make my friends something special to thank them for all of their extra time and effort they committed.
Last year after Christmas, I bought several Angel Wings at World Market and thought I could use them for something down the road…at the time, I believed I would use them for Valentine décor ~ but I think I forgot about them until recently. Gifting these angel wings to my dear friends that participated whole heartedly in this luncheon ~ seems so appropriate.
A few things about Ashley that you should know is that she loved glitter. She would apply it after getting ready for her day, and it wasn’t uncommon to find it on yourself after spending time with her ~ it was one of those things about her that you would smile about! Ashley also loved anything Hello Kitty…she was a grown up that had a fondness of Hello Kitty like no other – her home and car (yes, even jewelry & clothing) was especially doused with a fair share of hello kitty! So now when ever I see Hello Kitty paraphernalia or a trail of glitter ~ I really do believe it’s her saying Hi!
Snatching a can of glitter spray paint from Michaels and adorning these feathered wings with a coating of glitter was a perfect combination. I ordered Hello Kitty charms from Roberts Bracelet Shop Etsy Site. Tags were purchased from The Porcelain Rose Etsy Site. Tying the Hello Kitty onto the wing with a pretty ribbon and packaging them up in cellophane bags made them absolutely gorgeous!
Ashley posted this photo on her Facebook page before she passed ~ & how true it is…
Love & miss you Ashley every day! This ornament will serve as a reminder how special you are and how much you are missed.
To see where else I am linking to this week – please check my “Cottage Links” label…xoxo, tracie