Monday, May 9, 2011

It Takes a Village...

Remember this mirror? I blogged about it here and here. Quick recap: this is the Atoll Mirror from Ballard Designs. Last year about this time I decided to get one. One problem, Ballard had quit making them. After calling and e-mailing and having all of my readers call and e-mail they brought it back. (OK, they were working out some shipping issues and would have probably brought it back anyway, but I like to think my readers did all the work)

So you know I ordered one immediately right? Wrong. After going back and forth and agonizing forever, I bought a giant, fabulous, Starburst mirror from Wisteria. Loved it, but couldn't get the Atoll out of my mind.

picture from Shelter

Then Julie from Milk and Honey Home e-mailed me. There was an Atoll mirror at the Ballard outlet near her home for a great price, did I want it? OMG! Did I want it? Heck yes!! Can you believe how nice bloggers are? She picked it up for me, trusted me to send her a check and had her sweet husband drive it to my sister's house in Atlanta. Where it sat, seven hours away, torturing me. I was so close, but couldn't get my hands on it.


picture from Milk & Honey Home

So for Mother's Day I told my husband he didn't have to buy me anything. All I wanted was for him to find a way to get that mirror to Wilmington. And he did!! He called his friend Watson who has a business partner who travels back and forth to Atlanta. This man, who I don't even know, got the mirror from my sister (she drove it out to his warehouse) and brought it back to Wilmington. Watson delivered it to me on Friday. And guess what? It is better than I expected!! How often that does that happen? Yippee!!!

Sometimes it takes a village to get what you want.
Thank you to everyone who had a part in the Atoll Mirror Saga, it made my Mother's Day very happy!!

P.S. Can't wait to show you mine. It is going to hang over a desk in my bedroom. Now I just need to find the desk!!

25 comments:

  1. Noe that is one great story.

    Enjoy. And we'll look forward to seeing "everyone's" mirror hanging in it's rightfyl place.

    xo Jane

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  2. Sissy, I am so happy for you. Now you KNOW I have to get it. Wish I had bought it when it was on sale. Susan was a good sister to drive it to the warehouse, and how nice was Julie?! And Bill, too. You deserve it. Can't wait to see it. I hope to see it in PERSON soon. Happy Mother's Day! xxoo

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  3. Great story and a great mirror! I have found bloggers to be really wonderful people...perhaps it is our common interest of design and lifestyle tidbits that connect us?

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  4. What a wonderful story! Bloggers are amazing. So happy to hear you got the mirror! It's lovely!!

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  5. Sissy, you are one enterprising lady and more power to you. Hope your need mirrow made for a memorable Mother's Day.

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  6. Now that is a great story! I was wondering if you got one whenI saw they brought it back. Can't wait to see what you find for a desk,I think you need Bri to hack one for you.

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  7. This post really inspires me to give my foyer an update! That mirror is awesome!

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  8. You are hilarious! Julie is the best and the story of how it made it to you is priceless. That mirror is huge too, so that guy you don't even know was seriously nice to cart it for you. This is a totally Sissy story, which is why I love it!

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  9. That Julie...she is happy to help in a pinch huh????? When Mama wants something...well nothing will stops her.....:)

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  10. Aww, see how much you are loved! It's like Bill Harvey said, 90% of the people on this earth are good, it is that 10% that are bad. Yea, 90%! Hope your Mother's Day was grand.

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  11. Such a great story! YOu need to write it down and tape it to the back of your mirror for your children's children to read.

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  12. That is an amazing story and a great mirror. I often find lovely items to be unavailable by the time I'm ready to buy...glad it worked out!

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  13. WOW! What an awesome story! Bloggers are just so nice...glad to hear you and your dream mirror were finally united!

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  14. I LOVE mine-- I bought two of the oval ones for our bathroom reno that is about to be underway. I love the story that yours has-- what a great hubby you have!

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  15. I'm so glad you finally got your mirror! I fell in love with it the first time you posted it, and have been eyeing it ever since.

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  16. That is such a GREAT story! Can't wait to see where you hang it...and whenever I spot one of these fabulous mirrors, I always think of you!

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  17. I love that mirror! What a great Mother's Day gift, can't wait to see pictures!!!

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  18. what a lucky duck you are! it is all the more meaningful too since you have a story to go with it! can't wait to see it up!

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  19. I absolutely LOVE that mirror - it's stunning and I can see how it would go with a variety of design styles. I'm so excited for you! xo

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  20. So glad you finally got it!!!

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  21. Love the Atoli myself! Glad it found its way to you!

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  22. I love the hat...you will be alll the rage in the fall! I totally would have done it too!

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  23. that is like the best story ever! So happy you got your mirror now :)

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  24. I am in ATL this week and plan to visit the Ballards outlet specifically for this mirror. I hope I am successful, because I have been coveting it right along with you. Can't wait to see where you hang it.

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  25. Mirrors are very helpful in every rooms and it makes the room look bigger and brighter.

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