Friday, 17 June 2011

Antiques and Coincidences

After our excursion to Manchester yesterday afternoon Maureen, Jerry, Sylvia and I all went back to my sister, Jean's, house to visit and natter some more.  We talked about all sorts of things, as you do.


Today I needed to go to the supermarket but first I popped into a local antiques shop.  Among the random things talked about yesterday afternoon was old-fashioned traditional deckchairs.  Maureen said she would like one.  Not that it will fit in her suitcase, but by coincidence, I found her one in the antiques shop.


We also talked about old school desks.  That one was a long discussion!  I found one of them too.  Curious how much that desk costs?  I'll tell you, £225.  At that price I'm glad I don't want one!


Now here's the best coincidence.  Sylvia has been saying for a while that she wants a chest just like this one I came across in the antiques shop.  I was just getting my mobile phone out of my handbag to take a picture of it to send to her when a text message came through.  Lo and behold it was from Sylvia.  Now how's that for a coincidence?  I really like it when coincidences happen.  I get a little kick out of them.  They seem to happen to me a lot too.  Do you think it's because I like 'em or is it just a coincidence?


This is my favourite corner  in the shop.  I love all the glass and china.  I'm wanting a little reading lamp and there's one up there just underneath the big oval mirror on the back wall that I fancy.  I'll have to go back soon and hope it's still there.  Oh, and that the price is right too, of course.

That's all for now,



Debbie said...

I was trying to read this blog earlier, and blogger would NOT let me load you. I saw the thumbnail that your sister had arrived from Arkansas. I know how much you have been looking forward to it. I hope you have a great time!

And as for the antiques? I love old school desks, too, and I also am on the lookout for a blanket chest like that.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Looks like a lovely place to shop. No doubt you are having a wonderful family visit. Enjoy! Best wishes, Tammy