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A lesson in holiday crafting

On Thursday, the Selma-Dallas County Public Library hosted Rebecca Vaughn Nichols as part of its “Lunch at the Library” series, which gives the attendees the opportunity to hear from a variety of personalities across the state and nation.

Nichols is the owner of Shabby and Chic Events, which handles nearly all aspects of event planning throughout the region, and was in attendance at Thursday’s “Lunch at the Library” to lead a workshop on crafting festive holiday centerpieces.

Nichols, born and raised in Selma, first recognized her love for flowers when she was 15 years old working in the floral department of Piggly Wiggly.

Nichols went on to earn her horticulture degree from Auburn University and today makes stunning arrangements for a wide array of events, especially weddings.

Along with event planning, Nichols’ business also offers workshops so regular people can learn the basics of crafting an elegant floral arrangement. After her demonstration at the library, Nichols was preparing to host a wreath-making workshop at Gallery 905 later that evening.

Though she now lives in Prattville, Nichols takes every opportunity to visit her hometown.

“I love coming back to Selma,” Nichols said. “Selma has always been very good to me.”

For more information on Nichols’ work, follow Shabby and Chic events on social media or visit www.shabbyandchicevents.com.