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Wednesday
Apr182012

We Were Meant to Be Together

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I adore this old scale.... I found it at Lady of the Lake..... my fav shop. We were meant to be together.. I am sure. :) John and I were having dinner at the Café - part of the shop. I went to the counter to pay for dinner...and there sat this sweet vintage scale.... such a lovely shade of yellow.... all perfectly weathered and just right..... Love at first sight... I paid for dinner. I tried to walk away without her.... But I just could not. I'm so glad I didn't!

Lucky me.... they just set it on display that afternoon.....

I'm all about meant to be's.....No coincidences. I love to acknowledge and celebrate each and every one...No matter the 'scale'... big or small... a gift is a gift..... Each worth celebrating!

How 'bout you? I'd love to hear a meant-to-be story of yours.

Until next time....

xo, Kim

p.s. I just posted the photoshop recipe for this image in the Test Kitchen.....pop over and check it out.

Reader Comments (5)

Beautiful image..love that scale and the touch of green.Sometimes things come your way for a reason...it was meant to be!
jenni
April 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjenni Connolly
Lovely story about the scale, and I'm pretty sure I could not have left without it either... So glad to read that I'm not the only one having that problem ;-) I see something, walk by it repeating again and again to myself: "no, no, no you have enough "stuff"! And then return to buy it… If I have to make pictures of all those things still waiting to be sensor-ised... my, my!!
But you asked for a "meant-to-be story". Well, this one was planned to be put on my blog (chaoticperfectionist.wordpress.com) already for a couple of days, your post just made me do it right now ;-)

I already told that I’m slowly recovering from a major burn-out. What struck and hurts me the most is the fact that people had forgotten all about me so fast. That golf club I was working at, had 800 members, I had 15 colleagues. I knew them all, and a few of them had become good acquaintances. My husband and I even used to call some of them ”friends”…. From the moment I got ill, there was nobody calling , asking, informing (with the exception of 2). No little e-mail, no card, no nothing. I wondered why on earth I had gone through all the “trouble” to find and write nice, personal cards, send “get well soon” e-mails, when they were ill or having a bad time.

But, there is always a but, there was one lady, Juliette, who sent me a postcard. It must have arrived around November. I was home already then for 7 months. A nice card with a sunflower on it. Juliette is a very nice elderly, courageous lady. Her husband Stephen – a jeweller – died a couple of years ago from a brain tumor. Though little in height, he was a great, warm man, who used to make little golden jewels for the golf club: little clubs, swinging ladies, pins… and then he gave them as prices. In one of my better golfing days – there weren’t that many - I won a little swinging lady and loved it! Especially for the man who made it. A few weeks later he died.

The day of his funeral I came back home and went to look for the little jewel. It was gone… and it broke my heart. I searched the whole place, everything, everywhere. But the little lady was gone, maybe playing 18 holes with Stephen…. (don’t know whether there’s a golf course in heaven?)

Because I was so devastated by this, I went over to their jewellers shop, that is carried on by his daughter and son in law, and asked if they could sell me another swinging lady. They didn’t have any left, just little golf clubs. It were the last ones their dad had made….

When I got Juliette’s get-well card last November, I was in a very bad period. I cried whole days and wasn’t able to write back. The card stayed in my diary…. and everyday I told myself: you have to write, but couldn’t, something was keeping me from it …

A few days ago, I was cleaning up closets and re-arranging boxes, when all the way at the back of the closet, between the layer and the backside, a little shiny dot caught my eye, I shoved the layer a bit so I could take it, pulled softly and there she sat in my hands: my lost swinging lady! She finally got back from her game ;-). I was home alone, sitting between the boxes and laughed and cried at the same time. A strange kind of happiness fell over me, finding that small, precious jewel after 5 years or so.

And that’s when I said to myself: “Now you are going to write Juliette. You have to, something is telling you that this is the moment!” First I made the picture of it (see my blog or on Flickr, Marl1's Images), together with the little clubs and the blue jewellery box, where I will keep them safely together from now on, then made a card with the picture on it and wrote some lines to Juliette.

A long meant-to-be story, but one that’s very dear to me. And there’s another one, about a book, sitting in my pen, that will be on my blog soon…
No coincidences…..

Thanks Kim for giving me those little pushes in my new direction.
Oh, before I forget: you made such a lovely image of the scale and the herbs. They're the perfect combination and the creamy texture is such a delicious "sauce".
Have a nice day! Looking forward to our next mission in Beyond Layers.

Marl1een.
April 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarl1's Images
Love that scale and how you processed the image :)
Have a nice evening, Kim!
April 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKia and Zeno
Once I saw a retro stainless steel blender at starbucks, i loved it, but it was like $300.. i didn't have the money :( so at Christmas i asked for a $50 starbucks card from secret santa... and after Christmas went out looking for the blender, well... there was none to be found, we went to every starbucks we could think of, and finally asked them to phone around... and they found ONE, in the entire lower mainland british columbia! it was close and we zoomed there, and they said that they did NOT have one, and hadn't since the summer... i told them to look in the back room, they did and found it piled under stuff, total meant to be, it even HID AND WAITED for me lol
April 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterElaine-
My 'meant to be' has just been found tonight! A dilapidated brick house....waiting to be brought back to life. I hope it will be ours. We are in a sad situation right now...husband is BURNED out at work, not well....and it might just be time to take the risk and fly away. Scary. Need to work yet. Will we be able to find some work near this house that has our hearts right now? Will our farm sell to free us up? (anyone looking for a big renovated farm house on a dead end road...80 acres...northern Wisconsin?)
Stay tuned for the rest of the story...... :)
April 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commenternina

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