Friday, January 14, 2011

Branching Out -- New Job Title

So two weeks ago I had some exciting news
to share when I was chosen to be one of the
Lawnscaping Design Team members.
This week I have some more exciting news
to share -- this time pertaining to my job.

I think most of you know that I work at
an arts and crafts chain store.
Well, awhile back (long story) we found
ourselves without a floral designer.
Then just before Christmas
a lady came in with a special order.
There was no one who was qualified to do it,
but I guess since I have a reputation
for being crafty they asked me to try.

So with fear and trepidation,
and zero training or experience
I put together my first floral arrangement.
And to my surprise, the lady LOVED it.
Raved about it.

So the next week when another customer
came in wanting another arrangement,
I was again assigned the task.
And the lady LOVED it.
One of my bosses called me especially
on her day off, just to tell me how thrilled
the customer was.

So when I came back from Germany,
my bosses met with me and gave me a new job title:
Floral Designer.
They know I'm new at this.
They know I'm learning on the fly here.
But they're willing to let me test my wings.
It's scary and exciting and I couldn't be more thrilled.

I remembered to bring my camera
this week, to snap a pic to share
of one of my first-week-as-floral-designer
floral arrangements.

And a close up.

A lot of what I used here, I recycled.
The white hydrangeas were from the Christmas tree
we decorated, the peach roses were from
a broken pot of flowers.
Then I just added a few stems that I thought
looked pretty.

I know I have so much to learn.
But isn't it exciting? :o)


  1. Lovely! Good for you, Christy!

  2. Congratulations! That is so wonderful. This one is beautiful, so I can just imagine the first two arrangements! You'll do wonderful! Its nice to learn (and do well at) something new!!. I'm SO happy for you, you deserve it girl! {HUGS}

  3. Congrats on your new job! Your arrangement looks BEAUTIFUL! I love it! I think you'll really excel in this! How wonderful it must be to craft for a living! Wonderful!

  4. Oh, girlie~ I'm sooooooooo happy for you! Whoooo hoooooo!!! How fabby is that?! to do what you love for a living and being on a DT....looks like 2011 is gonna be a great year for you! You totally deserve it all!

  5. Oh my goodness, you guys, thank you! I'm getting teary over here! You guys are the best!

  6. I love it too! Look at you, a total natural! I'd be thrilled to take home that arrangement too! Congrats!!

  7. Congratulations on your new job! That is such great news! Looking at that stunning arrangement, no wonder they were raving - you are a natural! :)

  8. Whoo Hoo!! BIG congrats to you! Such awesome news! Your photos are proof that they picked the right person for the job. Wow! :)

  9. Good for you! They look beautiful!

  10. Christiana, you have a natural talent for floral design! This arrangement you created is bee-yu-ti-ful -- it looks like you're already a pro at this! I'm so happy for you!!! :o) Big hugs!!

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