Sherri wrote to share a very special project she worked on: Three-year-old Avery was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer at age two. Her wish through Make a Wish Foundation was to receive a Fairy Garden Playroom for her sister, Maddy and herself. Avery has gone through so very much in her young life and is such a strong, brave little girl. When Make a Wish coordinator, Jenny Hauser contacted me to design this very special room for Avery, we jumped on it. My assistant Lisa O'Brien and I worked for months meticulously planning the space which included a life-like tree, a custom designed reading nook that we now refer to as the "Fairy Fountain", a dress up corner, play house, tea table complete with tea set, an art station (not seen in the images, as it was back ordered) and a spot for movie viewing. We solicited the extremely talented Patrice Hoban to paint our fairy mural and she really knocked our socks off with the details! She added glitter and gems and the room really came to life with her vision!
We thank Cheryl of Sweet Lullaby Baby for designing and donating the sweet curtains and valances, Chris Jones of Kidtropolis for designing the Fairy Fountain reading perch, Levels of Discovery for their donation of the tea table and toybox, New Arrivals, Inc for donating the peg hook, and Creative Carpet Design for donating the monogrammed rug.
Avery and her family have a long road ahead of them. They will continue treatments at St. Jude Children's Hospital (to whom Jack and Jill Interiors has donated monthly for about 7 years now) and we will continue to love and pray for this wonderful and inspiring family.
Thanks Sherri! Readers, you can find Sherri at Jack and Jill Interiors.
(Images: Jennifer Dietzler and Sherri Blum)