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a moment of beautiful – new friends

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the space- a shelf in an antique store

the beautiful- creating a collection of two


I took a break from writing this week, to take a drive to the Woodstock area, for lunch with my husband and to check out any antique stores we saw.  We visited one store and I saw what I wanted the minute I walked in.

It was a little china salt and pepper shaker, a little Dutch boy, I think, from the bit of research I did on eBay.

He looked familiar, so I paid a dollar (a dollar!) and he came home with me.  At home, I was so happy to find that he ‘matches’ another little Dutch figurine I have had for a long time.   My figurine is not a salt and pepper shaker, but he is the same size and gloss.  My son would say they belong to the same ‘universe’.

It is so much fun to meet new friends.


©  Jane Tims  2012

Written by jane tims

July 21, 2012 at 8:02 am

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  1. What a lucky find! They look like they will be great friends. 🙂



    July 26, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    • Hi. They are side by side on the window ledge in my guest room. I keep an assortment of items there, to remind me of the window ledges in my grandfather’s porch. Jane


      jane tims

      July 26, 2012 at 3:04 pm

  2. Wow what a find. They are “from the same universe” (love that). Sounds like a lovely day.



    July 23, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    • Hi. It was a great little break… good thing because this week has been busy. It’s nice to have a momento of the day. jane


      jane tims

      July 24, 2012 at 10:28 pm

  3. I am really happy to read that you took a break from your writing.! How did it feel.? I can see you now in any antique store,,,,”a child”,,,everything a treasure to you,,,worse than a candy store.! Good for you Jane.!



    July 23, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    • Hi. Breaks are great. They recharge the working parts! For me, antique stores are reserved for special times since I get a little out-of-control! Jane


      jane tims

      July 23, 2012 at 3:08 pm

  4. How wise to take a break from writing. Summer is so short, it’s best to enjoy it as much as possible. It’s delightful that you found treasures at the antique shop, and a bargain treasure at that.


    Carol Steel

    July 22, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    • Hi Carol. It is the hardest part about retiring and working at writing… I don’t know when to take a break. However, I did hang out my hammock… now if the bugs would just go on vacation too… Jane


      jane tims

      July 23, 2012 at 7:52 am

  5. Congratulations to you…for giving into the moment and letting this little fellow steal your heart. I like what your friend says…about belonging to the same universe.


    Deborah Carr

    July 22, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    • Hi. Thanks! I generally have to stay away from antique stores… I give in to the moment quite a lot… Jane


      jane tims

      July 22, 2012 at 9:19 pm

  6. A new treasure, what fun. My parents loved antiquing, loved it. That’s quite a change from looking at plants, Jane!


    Jane Fritz

    July 22, 2012 at 8:08 am

  7. These look absolutely gorgeous!



    July 22, 2012 at 8:02 am

  8. Jane, What charming friends you have! It is such fun to find teasures especially for a dollar! Thanks for introducing them to us – Kathleen


    • Hi. I love a bargain. Now I have another collection to add to… it may take years… Jane


      jane tims

      July 21, 2012 at 6:53 pm

  9. Hi Jane, Don’t you just love it when you find the perfect thing in an antique shop? They match perfectly, like two little brothers!



    July 21, 2012 at 8:09 am

    • Hi. I think it is the lure of antiquing… the anticipation that you will find something wonderful…. Jane


      jane tims

      July 21, 2012 at 6:52 pm

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