Out of all the neat old things that pass through my hands in this business, on occasion I have let a few things slip from my fingertips that my heart has never fully let go of, even to this day.
About 15 years ago, I attended an estate sale with items that belonged to a medical doctor who practiced during the late 1800’s, up until about the 1920’s. It was pouring rain the day of the sale, and the entire basement of the home had flooded. That didn’t stop the shoppers, who were lined up around the block. By the time we made it in the house, most everything was already bought up. In one of the back bedrooms, underneath an old iron bed was a medical bag, which belonged to the doctor. It contained all of his old medical equipment and some medicines. Looking back now, I don’t know why but I safely tucked the bag back underneath the bed and just walked away.
Years have passed, and that bag still comes to mind. I sometimes find myself searching for it, thinking maybe that bag is still somewhere out there in the world waiting for me.
And then one day….
My very dear friend Laurie surprised me with this gift…
Granted, it’s not THE doctor’s bag I’d abandoned underneath that old iron bed in that rainy house all those years ago…
But it’s a striking close second to it. Same shape and color. Except the hinges where just slightly different.
Laurie has this way of knowing just what your heart needs sometimes, and surprises you by putting a spin of her own on it, like painting a circle with a number three.
Yep, she’s really amazing that way.
This bag sits way up high, on top of the large white armoire in my living room.
I look at it every time I walk through the door. It makes me think of friendship and laughter that is shared, and the unlimited acts of kindness I am blessed with.
It is a wonderful feeling, a friend that always has your back. There to share the small victories in life and cheer you on. And make you homemade soup or brownies when you’re feeling down.
I guess I’m feeling really blessed in many ways, especially this weekend.
My parents are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this weekend. I am so proud of them.
I feel very lucky to share this amazing milestone with them.
Here’s to 50 beautiful years, mom and dad…
Their wedding anniversary also falls on Adam’s birthday, tomorrow. His only birthday request is a home cooked meal, which I am more than happy to oblige. I’ll try to snap some photos. I’m making his very favorite.
Also falling on this Sunday is the Topanga Vintage Market! Because of all the festivities we have going on, I won’t be selling at the show this month, however Laurie will be, and I can’t wait to check out her space. She is an amazing designer, and does in-home consultations.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend, friends!
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