Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A month ago TODAY!

Pretty on the inside, and the outside.

A month ago TODAY,  I was running around like a crazed woman.  I had a walkie talkie in one hand, my iphone in another, and I was just screaming in general.  I took multi-tasking to another level.  I was a WEDDING PLANNER!  It turned out almost perfect, and the few details that didn't get executed, were only noticed by me.  However, my sweet Bride, Megan was perfection, and she was pleased as pink punch!  The Groom was as wonderful, as he is Handsome.  Congratulations to you both, you made it worth all the while.  I wish you a life time of happiness, and lots of laughter along the way! I will be raising my glass to you both tonight. Cheers and love, Nan

P.S.  Check back in tomorrow for more pictures, as I will begin, the long list of "THANK YOU'S"!
Shanna Murray did custom Decals, we sell them at Firefly too!

Manzanita branches were on half of our tables.

These were the gift crates, delivered to our guest's rooms. They were filled with local, yummy cheese
straws, Dillon's Chocolate covered pecans, and Bulliet Bourbon.
We also had a fun "Greetings from Thomasville" booklet, with the weekend's festivities.
In the little pink zig zag bags were "Good Mornin' Sunshine( aleve), and Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz(alka setzer )!
The heart with antlers, were a theme throughout the wedding, and I happened upon an antique mount, which I gave to Megan at her Bridal Luncheon.

Now that is what I call a Wedding Party.

Fabulous Tents
My cute brother on the left, and his equally cute friend, John on the right!
Megan being sewn in her dress!  Barbara, very
cooly, sewing her in! Where was I? Thankful, I was not there.
I would have, not so cooly, spontaneously combusted on site.
Actually, I think I was getting dressed in the port a loo, and
washing face in the water cooler dispenser.  Seriously.

Where we didn't have Manzanita branches, we had these amazing flowers.

See you tomorrow!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Rebecca Wood is coming to town, and yes that is better than SANTA!

I heart R.Wood.  I heart these Pokeberry Platters!  I can not wait to see them.  Just in case, my husband is reading, which he is not... I am putting it out to the universe.  I would spontaneous combust on site, if  I ever were to own a painting by this lady.  Preferably a still life with lots of blues and whites.
Maybe, one day, in the near future Rebecca will do a show of her paintings at the Firefly.  I have only been begging since we opened FIFTEEN years ago...so maybe in the SPRING this Birthday wish will come true.  Come See Rebecca and Hugh!  Tomorrow Friday, November 18th, starting at 11:30.  Best, Nan

P.S. I heart that new GREEN background color!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Hello Everyone!  Here is Firefly's Schedule of Events for Friday, November 18, 2011.  Hugh Acheson,will be signing his Cookbook, A New Turn in the South, this Friday from 11:30AM  to 5 PM.  Unfortunately, he will not be able to stay later than that, as he has to fly out that evening, so that he can make an appearance on The Early Show, CBS. Pretty Cool.  So basically, come have several books signed on Friday, and watch him on Saturday morning, with your cup of java, knowing that you have meet a really nice, cool Chef and took care of some serious Christmas gifts.  Rebecca of R.Wood Studio is bringing some great platters, as well as vases that have birds and flowers on them! Awesome.  I imagine she will be dropping them off that morning as well.  She will be in and out all day ( she LOVES to poke around Thomasville), and back in for festivities at 4:00 to 7pm.  We have some die hard R.Wood fans, including myself, ( I am the President of her Fan Club), so I know y'all will be stalking THE  Firefly, and I understand completely.  I have had my R.Wood Pottery problem since my Freshman year in Athens.  One STUDIO Sale long, long time ago, it snowed that night and morning like a banshee.  Did that stop me?  Hell no!  Did it stop everyone else?  Hell yes!  I fish tailed all the way there in my blue Isuzu hatchback, and of course, was the first one, at 8:50 that morning.   I remember, Rebecca, just shaking her head and laughing, "You would be the FIRST one here." Of course, I would be.  I am a subtle Stalker!   So stalk away, and leave us cell phone numbers and we will try to call you as soon, as Rebecca walks in the door.  We will also be debuting an artist, Leslie Fendig, who makes yummy jewelry. I have been trying to make contact with her for years.  Who knew St. Simon's Island could be so far away!  Anyway, the stars have finally aligned( or subtle stalking) and I have a beautiful collection of her one of a kind jewelry, that will need to be on your Christmas Wish List. Last, but not least, Stop by for some YUMMY cupcakes and Champagne, and raise your glass, as we toast to Firefly, past, present, and FUTURE! 4PM to 7PM .Cheers, Nan

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Firefly and Frasier Fir

Today was chilly.  Today felt good. Today was hoppin' at the Firefly, so a BIG THANK YOU! Tonight, I am burning a HOLIDAY candle that is just so clean and crisp, and looking forward to Sunday... I just enjoyed some butternut squash soup with cayenne, curry, toasted almond slivers on top, and a sip or two of  a nice Cote du Rhone.  Perfect.  Have a great Sunday, Nan

P.S.We have the ENTIRE Thyme's Frasier Fir Collection exclusively in Thomasville.   Starting on Friday( Firefly's BIRTHDAY BASH) , November 18th, spend $50  or more and receive a complimentary Frasier Fir votive( limited to the first 72 customers).   Hugh Acheson will be in the store, starting around 2:00 pm.  We have been promoting him from 4:30 to 7, but now he has to fly to NYC to be on CBS, The Early Show the next morning!  I thought I was busy!  Anyway, it is all good, because he will be in the store a lot longer and giving everyone an opportunity to meet and greet with him.  Also, if Friday is still is a conflict for you, come anytime next week and purchase a book, or two, or three or four and we will have him sign it for you.  Signing off again, Nan

P.S.S. - Did I mention REBECCA of R.WOOD STUDIO...rockin' the house again...now Zzzzzzzz.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Foxy Part 2.

Holiday Dishtowel- Fox and Present

Have you seen this fabulous line in Firefly?  We have linen dinner napkins with tee-pees, acorns, bunnies, etc... We have fantastic dish towels with deer, bears, foxes, and even a Christmas YETI.  I recently did a custom rehearsal dinner napkin for a New Zealand Groom and a Georgia Bride.  Translation a KIWI bird and a Georgia Peach. Darling.

Commissioned napkin.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

when it comes to technology...

When it comes to TECHNOLOGY, I am dangerous. Seriously, Dangerous.  So why in the hell, this photo came up, I will never know. Again Dangerous or MAYBE meant to be. This was literally out my back door, in Scotland a couple of summers ago. This was literally only half of my view point. This was 90 degrees of my 180.  Yes, pretty darn sweet, and Yes, I knew it every time I gazed out; It took my breath away.   A reflective pause for sure.

Firefly is feeling FOXY

 I am feeling FOXY, so needless to say, FIREFLY is too.   These are handmade by a Brooklyn artist.  We have different color backgrounds, as well as horned owls.  $54.00 each.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Firefly is FIFTEEN

Firefly is Fifteen and Fabulous, I might add. Can you believe it?  I know everyone is chopping at the bit to see some photographs from the wedding that I recently did, but there is  buzz that it might be in  a National Magazine, so I have to hold off for a little while.  I will share something soon, as it is in my Drafts.  There are just so many TALENTS to thank and links to add...
ONE particular talent that delivered the most fantastic meal for this Southern Wedding was Hugh Acheson of EMPIRE STATE SOUTH, Five and Ten, and The National.  I have known about Hugh for a while now, we share friends... Once I started thinking  "bigger picture" for this wedding, I immediately thought of Hugh.  I emailed our brilliant friend in common, Lisa of Hawthorne House, and literally within the hour, Hugh had emailed me.  By the next day, he had emailed a gorgeous menu, and the rest is history.  I NEVER had to STRESS for a second over the FOOD or the service of the FOOD.  Hugh, I thank you and your amazing TEAM for that.
Please join us at FIREFLY, Friday, November 18th from 4:30 to 7:00, as Hugh will be signing his cookbook,  A New Turn in the South.  He is bringing some yummy treats that I will tease you with, in the following days.  His cookbook is as witty and smart, as he is.  Although a Canadian transplant, he is also nice as a Summer day is long, and  very easy on the eyes.  This Cookbook and This Man are the perfect pairing!   Rebecca Wood of R.WOOD Studio, will be returning with a batch of one of a kind pieces!  Hugh and Rebecca are also friends and have been featured together numerous times, so again a perfect pairing.  I  have a few tricks up my own sleeve, for Firefly's FIFTEENTH Birthday BASH, so please join us!

 FRIDAY, November 18th
          4:30 to 7:00pm
   125 South Broad Street
   Downtown Thomasville

229-226-6363 for more information.

 P.S. -  Call us and we will be glad to have Hugh sign, and we will ship it to you!  Bring your Christmas list, as this will make a great Christmas Gift.