Friday, May 17, 2013

What goes Around ... Comes Around!

Yesterday at Brimfield was a Ball!!  I really didn't buy much ... but the inspiration was mind boggling!!  So much to see and getting to know the dealers is more than half of the fun for me.

I am going to share with you my most AMAZING FIND!

This Bird .... 



You see, I grew up with this Bird.  Actually, there were two.  As many of you know, last August my Mother passed away and I was faced with the task of moving my Father and cleaning out their home.  I kept so much that was special and I tried to find a home for everything.  But some things I just had to let go.  

The Two Started Here ... 


On My parents' mantel ...  You know how in life certain things actually TAKE life?  This Pair was a constant conversation piece ... they moved from the kitchen, to my Dad's desk to the mantel and back again, many times.

I chose to let them go.  And as sometimes things do, I have thought of them often!

And Today I was re-united!  Sadly, only one ... I hope the other is on a grand adventure!

I asked the woman where she found it.  Florida, she said ... I told her the story ... and she kind of looked at me as if I was totally off -kilter.  Perhaps.

But you see, I know this is My Bird ... 

Years ago my Mother had her kitchen painted yellow ... and the painters left a drip.  We never tried to take it off.

Here's the drip on the Bird at Brimfield ...




And here's the drip on the Bird on My parents' Mantel ... 


It was actually more than I could ask for ... Seeing this today made me smile ... Selling for $175.00!
I left it there.  To make a new life ... I wonder where his mate is?  Although had I only found the Mate today (without the paint drip!), I would just be able to guess if it were mine or not. 

The Thrill of the Hunt ... which has always been my favorite part!  

What Goes Around ... Eventually Comes Around!

Have a fabulous weekend!  I have to tell you ... Monday's post on my home is going to be postponed till next week!  I am off to BlogFest in NYC ... and promise to bring you lots of fun and inspiration from the Show!!

Please follow me on Instagram so you can experience Blogfest with me first hand!!



xo,

kim


17 comments:

  1. What an awesome story! I totally think that is your bird! And I can only imagine the fun you are having at Brimfield. I saw pictures all over Instagram yesterday and it looked like heaven!

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  2. That is the neatest story!! I wish you could have taken your bird home but I love that you could let the sentiment go.

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  3. Such a great reunion story. I wonder why the seller lied about it coming from Florida..... Perhaps she thought it would make the bird more "official".

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  4. Reunited, and it feels so good. What a cool story! What are the odds?? May it fly off to another adventure soon and maybe find its mate!

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  5. Oh my gosh, what are the chances? I can't imagine a better day of shopping! :) Have a wonderful time at BlogFest!

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  6. That is a totally wild story...what are the odds?? And at Brimfield of all placess where finding anything is like finding a needle in a haystack. I think it was your mother sending you her love!

    Enjoy your time at Brimfield - the weather is perfect for it! xoxo

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  7. What an amazing story! It was truly meant to be. Have fun at blogfest! Oh, and I'm following via instagram now :)

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  8. Oh, I did this too with some of my late grandmother's things, many of which I'm still kicking myself for! Fortunately, I've found several "replacements" through eBay. Thank heaven for eBay! :)

    XOXO,
    The Glam Pad

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  9. I cannot believe the bird made it to Brimfield. That is uncanny. I hope you have safe travels and a wonderful time at Blogfest without me! Next time! Can't wait to hear your stories.
    xo Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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  10. oh my gosh, i just LOVE that story. That is just remarkable. I wish you could've taken that bird home! It was meant to be...that was absolutely your bird...definitely your mom looking over you. I'm jealous that you went to Brimfield. I had great plans to go this year and the time got away from me! Thanks for sharing your pictures and your story. That is just amazing.

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  11. OH MY GOODNESS this is the craziest story, Kim!! I would have had to sit down and ponder the craziness of that for awhile! Wow. So interesting and incredible!

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  12. That is truly amazing! I love the hunt too and you got exactly what you needed. farewell feathered friend...may your yellow streak guide you to a sunny perch somewhere awesome. Loved this Kim!

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  13. I love this story. I can't believe how amazing it is that you found it. I love that you let it go.

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